O Canada! Almost time for the Canadian GP at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, usually a good race.
It will be the 36th F1 race at the track and the 46th Canadian GP. 15 (42.86%) of the previous 35 races have been won from pole position and 21 (60%) from the front row of the grid. 23 different drivers have won at the track, most successful being Ferrari with ten wins and Michael Schumacher with seven.
At 4.361km the track is one of the shortest on the calendar, the race distance after 70 laps is just 305.270km so it’s also one of the shortest races. Mercedes are yet to win a race in Canada but it’s hard to see them not winning the race, however I did say the same thing last year and well, look what happened.
So far this season Lewis Hamilton has got the fastest lap in every odd numbered race, so as this is now the seventh race he may well get another. Felipe Massa failed to score any points in Monaco, so still needs a top four finish to bring his F1 total over 1000.
The Silly Stats
If you covered the track surface 5cm deep in maple syrup it would be enough to fill an Olympic sized swimming pool, roughly 2,834,600 litres, enough for over 60 million pancakes.
As Anthony Davidson will tell you groundhogs are found at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. A groundhog running flat out could lap the Canadian GP circuit in 20:55.968.