Nestled on the artificial Notre Dame Island in Montréal, the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is a balanced circuit with a blend of chicanes and straights offering a mix of technical and high-speed action. Team Principals should enter prepared for high acceleration to take advantage of the straights - but beware of falling victim to the Wall of Champions.
Suggested car setup for Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve:
- Medium speed cornering is crucial
- Focusing on acceleration, DRS, and low speed cornering is also recommended
- Balanced circuit
Tips & Tricks
Although the Canadian Grand Prix is a balanced circuit that usually favours consistency, the changeable weather can open up possibilities for mid-race upsets.
- Medium and low-speed cornering will give you an advantage at Montréal, especially if your cars also have strong acceleration.
- With only one pit stop recommended, if rain is forecast, consider starting the race on medium tyres, holding out until the clouds open, and then swapping to intermediates.
- The shorter pit stop time at Montréal makes it more forgiving if you swap between dry and wet tyres and back again.
2023 Race Replay
It’s late in the race and Norris is in P10, grappling with a DRS train and holding an unserved 5 second penalty. With Piastri behind on this challenging circuit, it’s looking unlikely that McLaren will finish in the points. Carefully managing when to push and when to play it safe could change that, but it won’t be easy.
- Circuit Type
- Circuit Abrasiveness
- Circuit Length
- First Grand Prix
- Number Of Laps
- Race Distance
- Lap Record
- Safety Car Chance
- Pit Lane Time Loss
- 19 Seconds