Canadian Grand Prix: stage preview

Everyone loves the Canadian stage. There can’t be two opinions. Racers, fans, spectators. Montreal comes to life during the Grand Prix, integrates the stage into itself, becomes part of it and turns into one big, fun circuit.

Under the current contract, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve must host the Grand Prix until 2029, but the races will take place in 2030 and 2031 – instead of the two years in which the stage was canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Canadian leg interrupts the European Grand Prix series after boring Imola and Monaco and introduces a welcome element of unpredictability.

It is a pity that in 2002 the “wall of champions” was moved one meter further – there were fewer unexpected accidents, and before that many racers left their “signature” on it. The last person to seriously crash his car there in 2019 was Kevin Magnussen, we’ll see how everything turns out this weekend.

The surface of the Canadian circuit has always been uneven, but the stiff and low suspension of the cars built to 2022 regulations means drivers feel every bump. Even those who normally had no problems complained about the rocking, but this year the asphalt was changed. It’s not a fact that this will reduce the number of bumps, but it should be better.

Racing in Canada is sometimes not very spectacular, but this is rather an exception to the rule and a consequence of the format, where, based on the results of qualifying, fast cars start before the slow cars. But there are always many external factors this weekend.

A semi-permanent old-fashioned course between barriers on an artificial island, unpredictable weather, unusual environments and woodchucks watching what is happening – in front of the stage they try to move them outside, but some hide and stay. All this does not take away, but adds to the charm of the Canadian stage, creating a puzzle that, to win, you have to solve better than others, which is not always possible for the leaders.

After the Canadian stage, a series of seven European stages await us, which will ultimately determine the fate of the championship title, unless something surprising happens. There is no doubt that it will be conquered much earlier than planned. There is only one question: when?

Everyone admits that it will not be possible to overtake Verstappen and Red Bull this season, and they are gradually switching to 2025, which makes sense. While Max wins, the teams will test new products for next season at the European Grand Prix, while solving current tournament issues.

Source: F1 News

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