British Mercedes pilot and Formula One podium frequent flyer Lewis Hamilton has won the 2017 Canadian Grand Prix, having run what looked like an incident-free race. He led the pack for all 70 laps. A giant carbon fiber maple leaf trophy will be on his mantle by the end of the weekend.
Imagine being a Formula One driver during a Grand Prix race. You’ve worked your way through the qualification session and managed to secure a respectable starting position on the grid. Miraculously, the engine in your car held together. (For the sake of this exercise, you don’t drive for McLaren-Honda.) You battled it…
Believe it or not, Formula One ne’er-do-wells McLaren finally, finally, finally won something. The series resurrected the F1 Raft Race for the Canadian Grand Prix, and McLaren proved once and for all that they’re the fastest at something. It was on water, but it’s something.
Formula One has released a video of the driver briefing from the Monaco Grand Prix, and for the first time in decades we get to see everything the drivers have to whine about.
An Englishman by the name of Jenson Button visiting Montreal’s scenic Parc Jean-Drapeau lit a fire using his McLaren’s Honda engine. Button was racing in the Canadian Grand Prix on the park’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve when fiery engine trouble forced him to retire on lap 11.
One thing that was made clear when Formula One banned teams from relaying certain kinds of information to their drivers was that comparative information about a teammate was not to be shared. “Lewis, Nico is safe on fuel—safe on fuel—but a little bit more critical on brakes,” seems like it might bend this rule, no?
Close passes are one thing. Threading your wheel in between the two wheels of another Formula One race car next to you resides on a whole different plane of ridiculousness. Here’s the most beastly overtake of this year’s Canadian Grand Prix, courtesy of Felipe Massa as he goes around Marcus Ericsson.
Groundhog, you are no Ballast Possum. For that, we are thankful, and you may live—for now, at least, provided you don’t try this again on Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Here’s a little critter who tried to play in traffic at the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix.
So, it begins: Max Verstappen and Jenson Button both received grid penalties for using a fifth power unit for the Canadian Grand Prix. With some teams experiencing reliability on par with a Renault Fuego at a LeMons race, this won’t be the last time we see penalties for using a season’s four-engine allotment too soon.
OppositeLock member Moves-Like-Senna got a sneak peek into the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve before it becomes a madhouse of pre-race setup and activity. The shipping containers are in, ready to be unloaded for the race.
The past few Formula One races have been a bit boring. One of the Mercedes drivers, either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg, would end up on pole, and one would end up winning. It was neat at first, but then it grew a bit stale. The Canadian Grand Prix looked like much of the same, until it all went to hell.
The Canadian Grand Prix turned into a beautiful spectacle of competition, right up until the very end. An especially epic track battle was occurring just behind the race leader, between Felipe Massa, Sebastian Vettel, and Checo Perez, and it all ended in this absolutely massive crash.
I love Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. What an awesome place. For spectators, but also especially for photographers. It's like a playground for us to have fun with. Modern tracks are desolate with their enormous runoffs and empty grandstands. You're miles away from the cars and you need long glass with teleconverters to…
Off and on rain made for an interesting session, as the track dried and got wet again a few times throughout qualifying. There is a chance of rain tomorrow, so it should make things interesting.
"You fucking idiot! What the fuck do you think you're doing? Do you like stealing other people's drinks, or what?" Here I am, standing on the second floor of a very loud party, getting flecks of spit on my face, and generally enjoying the unbelievably rich world of Formula One.
In conjunction with student protests and planned demonstrations around next weekend's Montreal Grand Prix, the hacker group Anonymous threatens to shut down Formula One's website and publish the credit card information of people buying tickets and merchandise online.
Named after one of Lewis Hamilton’s role models, this is one of the best circuits on the calendar.
After six dry races, Formula One was more than ready for a wet Grand Prix in Montréal. What we got was no ordinary wet race. It was the mother of all wet races, a deep sea battle to see if Sebastian Vettel is man or, indeed, machine. Warning: spoilers.
Teasing us once again, F1-LIve is reporting that Formula One racing may return to the United States, absent here since they closed up shop and left after the 2007 Red Bull US Grand Prix. In fact, when we lost the Canadian Grand Prix, North America lost all Formula One races. But if the buzz is to be believed, they may…