Here are the results of Canadian GP round of our prediction game. There was one correct prediction for both fastest lap and pole position (sainzf), one prediction had drivers from all 7 teams in the points (Alex’). The highest scores of round 8 however belong to leveller and OliOlifant – 23 points !
2010 Canadian GP - Podium
Lewis Hamilton won the 2010 Canadian GP, Jenson Button completed another 1-2 for McLaren. Fernando Alonso finished third just ahead of Red Bulls of Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber. The remaining points went to Rosberg, Kubica, Buemi and Force India duo Liuzzi and Sutil. Both Force India drivers overtook Michael Schumacher on the last lap. Several incidents (involving among others Robert Kubica and Michael Schumacher) were investigated after the race. Felipe Massa was handed 20 seconds penalty for pitlane speeding and while Robert Kubica was reprimanded for his rather dangerous dive into the pitlane.
2010 Canadian GP – Race Result
1. Hamilton – McLaren – 1h33:53.456
2. Button – McLaren +2.254
3. Alonso – Ferrari +9.214
4. Vettel – Red Bull +37.817
5. Webber – Red Bull +39.291
6. Rosberg – Mercedes +56.084
7. Kubica – Renault +57.300
8. Buemi – Toro Rosso + 1 lap
9. Liuzzi – Force India + 1 lap
10. Sutil – Force India + 1 lap
Lewis Hamilton on pole for the first time in 2010
Lewis Hamilton will start the Canadian GP from the pole position – first time this year the pole does not belong to Red Bull. Webber who again outqualified his team mate will line up next to him on the front row. Impressive job from Vitantonio Liuzzi – P6 for Force India. Hamilton’s fastest time came on soft tyres while Webber posted his on hard ones … The race strategies will be interesting tomorrow …
1. Hamilton – McLaren – 1:15.105
2. Webber – Red Bull – 1:15.373
3. Vettel – Red Bull – 1:15.420
4. Alonso – Ferrari – 1:15.435
5. Button – McLaren – 1:15.520
6. Liuzzi – Force India – 1:15.648
7. Massa – Ferrari – 1:15.688
8. Kubica – Renault – 1:15.715
9. Sutil – Force India – 1:15.881
10. Rosberg – Mercedes – 1:16.071
2010 Canadian GP
Lewis Hamilton was the fastest driver in the final practice session for 2010 Canadian GP ahead of Webber, Alonso, Schumacher, Vettel, Kubica, Sutil, Button, Liuzzi and Petrov. We saw some encounters with the Montreal walls. Massa damaged his car (but returned back from pits quickly), Hamilton escaped without any damage and di Grassi spun out of the track (at the final moments of the practice).
2010 Canadian GP – Saturday Practice Times:
Jenson Button - Fastest on Friday morning in Canada
F1 is back in Montreal. The 2010 Canadian GP started with Friday practice session for 2010 Canadian GP. Mercedes powered cars occupied the top 4 places in FP1. Fastest time went to Jenson Button ahead of Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg. Sebastian Vettel finished the session in 5th place ahead of Robert Kubica and Fernando Alonso.
2010 Canadian GP – Friday Practice One Times:
One of the most exciting races on the calendar – Canadian GP – is back after one year absence ! It is time for round 8 of our prediction game.
The 2010 F1 season is now less than 2 weeks away. A lot has changed since the end of 2009. Here is the part 1 of a miniseries summarizing the differences between F1 in 2009 and F1 in 2010.
The 2010 season will have 19 rounds (compared with 17 last year). No race was dropped from the calendar, Canadian GP returns and for the first time F1 will travel to Korea.
Will Canadian GP return in 2010 ?
North America made F1 headlines this week. First have at a look at the USF1 information published by TechCrunch. This is a quote from article written by Michael Arrington:
“I also ran into YouTube founder Chad Hurley at the Fuze offices, who was meeting with the Best Buy team along with the execs from the new U.S. Formula 1 Racing team USGPE (previously US F1).
Hurley is “the big investor” in USGPE said Best Buy Chief Marketing Officer Barry Judge, and it looks like Best Buy is also looking for ways to get involved in the project. There are also rumors that YouTube will sponsor the car.”
Two Honda teams started 2008 season, none will be back in 2009
The 2008 Formula One season was one the most exciting in recent memory. We have had new races, new faces, new race winners and a new champion. But 2008 was also year of losses for Formula One. Here is brief overview of what (who) we will not see next year:
Melbourne, Montreal, Valencia, Singapore – these were my 2008 Formula 1 destinations. Melbourne and Montreal were new for me, Valencia and Singapore new even to Formula 1. Montreal and Singapore were also 2 of only 4 sell out races in 2008. Here is a mini photo review of the events that unfolded in front of me and my Nikon in 2008:
Bernie Ecclestone has been in the news quite a bit in recent days. His divorce, the Canadian GP future, the medals… I do not really care about his divorce at this moment but I would like to return to the other 2 topics for a while. (read on)
Canadian GP organizers ended talks with Bernie Ecclestone
As it is often case in Formula 1 the money and greed prevailed, the sport and fans are the loosers. Following the news coming out of Montreal on Sunday the chances that the Canadian GP may reappear on 2009 F1 calendar when its final version is released in December are now close to zero. Finding themselves far away from meeting demands from Bernie Ecclestone the organizers of the Canadian GP ended the talks aimed at keeping the Formula 1 race in Montreal.
Québec province’s Minister of Economic Development, Raymond Bachand: