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Posted on 06/09/2011 4:12:29 PM PDT by Chode
2011 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX - Live Thread
2011 CANADIAN GRAND PRIX
Venue: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal
Date: Sunday 12 June
Lap length: 2.71 miles
Race laps: 70
2010 winner: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren)
First grand prix: 1978
Fri Sunny 22c
Sat Cloudy 18c
Sun Cloudy 19c
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FIA president Jean Todt has said that although Lewis Hamilton escaped punishment over his outburst in the aftermath of the Monaco Grand Prix it might have been better to give him a ban. "He wrote to me and it was between him and the FIA," Todt said. "Maybe it would have been a better decision to send him to the judicial court and ban him for six grands prix or something but for me this thing is over." (Press Association)
Mark Webber has conceded that he is struggling to get the best from the new Pirelli tyres this season, which goes some way to explaining his dip in form this year compared to Red Bull team-mate Sebastian Vettel.
Full story: ESPN F1
McLaren have begun work at this weekend's Canadian Grand Prix. The team report: "Arrived in a hot and thundery Montreal paddock - the boys are already busy doing pit-stop practice.
Full story: McLaren F1 team on Twitter
Virgin driver Timo Glock is also keeping his eye on the weather in Montreal. "Just did track walk pretty hot here but looks like it's cooling down over weekend. Chance of rain for Sunday now!"
Full story: Virgin driver Timo Glock on Twitter
Williams chief executive Adam Parr says it is "just too late" to change the F1 calendar this season after the FIA decided to reinstate the Bahrain Grand Prix.
Full story: Reuters
The long-term commitment of Renault to Formula 1 is starting to look uncertain after Todt suggested the team may withdraw if the planned switch to 1.6-litre turbo engines is not adopted in 2013. Full story: Diario Sport (in Spanish)
Renault team boss Eric Boullier has denied rumours of financial difficulty, which first surfaced in 2010 when the team attempted to secure advance payment of their share of F1 revenues in order to cover a shortfall in expected sponsorship income.
Full story: Grandprix.com
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso expects the double DRS zone at Montreal will give a "big advantage" to drivers trying to overtake during the race. "For the first time this year we will have two places where it will be possible to use the DRS on Sunday," the Spaniard said. "I'm interested to see what will happen."
Full story: F1 Fanatic
Husband and son both flew up for the entire weekend.
then goto the bus station and cash out all the funny money at spot rates before leaving so's not to have to bring any of it home
it used to be a real bargain with the higher dollar exchange rate, don't think so now though
It is fun....we happened to be living in Vancouver, BC during one....in a condo 8 stories above the straightaway....we had a party...I bought ear plugs and when everyone came in most said, Oh, No, I won’t need those, but by the end of the race everyone was using them. It gets REALLY loud.
|6||15||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||1:16.089||0.982||34|
|11||14||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1:16.905||1.798||16|
|18||17||Pedro de la Rosa||Sauber-Ferrari||1:18.536||3.429||14|
|11||15||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||1:14.874||1:14.752||19|
|14||14||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||1:14.931||1:15.287||21|
|17||17||Pedro de la Rosa||Sauber-Ferrari||1:16.229||1:15.587||21|
|Q1 107% Time||1:18.989|
Formula 1 bosses have banned the sport's latest must-have technical tweak from next month's British Grand Prix.
Governing body the FIA has written to the teams explaining how it plans to dramatically limit teams' ability to exploit exhausts to increase downforce.
Teams have been tuning engines to blow gases into the critical diffuser area even when drivers are off throttle.
Mark Webber says he remains in no rush to sort out a fresh contract with Red Bull Racing for 2012, despite claiming his current focus is on staying at the team for another year.
Full story: Autosport.com
The decision to axe the Bahrain GP has yielded an unexpected bonus: a couple of weeks in which the world could take a close look at the tangled moral universe of Formula 1.
Full story: The Observer
The uncerain weather forecast is the biggest threat to Sebastian Vettel on race day. Showers are forecast and the big question is whether McLaren have gambled on that weather.
Full story: The Sunday Telegraph
The paddock was buzzing on Saturday in Montreal with plenty of rumours knocking about, including stories about attempts to revive the French Grand Prix. French prime minister Francois Fillon has asked for a meeting with Renault F1 boss Eric Boullier following alleged remarks about the failure of President Nicolas Sarkozy's government to support France's motorsport industry.
Full story: Joe Saward's Grand Prix Blog
Red Bull team principal Christian Horner has joked that he and chief technical officer Adrian Newey are "like an old married couple" when discussing their working relationship for the reigning constructors' champions.
Full story: Formula1.com
McLaren's Jenson Button thinks Montreal's double DRS (Drag Reduction System) zone could backfire as it might prevent drivers from fighting back after being passed.
Full story: Planet F1
don't build a race track on an island in the middle of a river between two large bodies of water
also - a crown on the roadway and ample drainage IS GOOD
Meanwhile Audi won the 24 hours of le mans, and Corvette took two classes !!
Race finished...finally. And I thought cricket matches were mind-numbingly long... (whatever ‘cricket’ might be. I just hear it just goes on and on for days.)
And *now* just wait for Button getting a 10 sec penalty by the stewards for that incidence with Hamilton earlier in the race - frankly, deservedly so IMO. Weaving toward the left and putting Hamilton into the wall under conditions that were difficult enough already was a nasty move. Still, him putting Vettel under pressure to that last-lap error was great to watch. Good fun.
|2||1||Sebastian Vettel||RBR-Renault||70||+2.7 secs||1||18|
|3||2||Mark Webber||RBR-Renault||70||+13.8 secs||4||15|
|4||7||Michael Schumacher||Mercedes||70||+14.2 secs||8||12|
|5||10||Vitaly Petrov||Renault||70||+20.3 secs||10||10|
|6||6||Felipe Massa||Ferrari||70||+33.2 secs||3||8|
|7||16||Kamui Kobayashi||Sauber-Ferrari||70||+33.2 secs||13||6|
|8||19||Jaime Alguersuari||STR-Ferrari||70||+35.9 secs||18||4|
|9||11||Rubens Barrichello||Williams-Cosworth||70||+45.1 secs||16||2|
|10||18||Sebastien Buemi||STR-Ferrari||70||+47.0 secs||15||1|
|11||8||Nico Rosberg||Mercedes||70||+50.4 secs||6|
|12||17||Pedro de la Rosa||Sauber-Ferrari||70||+63.6 secs||17|
|13||23||Vitantonio Liuzzi||HRT-Cosworth||69||+1 Lap||21|
|14||25||Jerome d'Ambrosio||Virgin-Cosworth||69||+1 Lap||24|
|15||24||Timo Glock||Virgin-Cosworth||69||+1 Lap||22|
|16||21||Jarno Trulli||Lotus-Renault||69||+1 Lap||19|
|17||22||Narain Karthikeyan||HRT-Cosworth||69||+1 Lap||23|
|18||15||Paul di Resta||Force India-Mercedes||67||+3 Laps||11|
|Ret||12||Pastor Maldonado||Williams-Cosworth||61||+9 Laps||12|
|Ret||14||Adrian Sutil||Force India-Mercedes||49||+21 Laps||14|
Does it play oom-pa-pa?