Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

Address: 222 Circuit Gilles -Villeneuve Parc Jean- Drapeau Montréal ( Québec) H3C 6A1

45.503055555556 - 73.526388888889Koordinaten: 45 ° 30 '11 "N, 73 ° 31 ' 35" W

The Circuit Gilles -Villeneuve is a temporary motor racing track in the Canadian city of Montreal, which is named after the Canadian racing driver Gilles Villeneuve. The original name of the track was Circuit Ile Notre -Dame. The Canadian Grand Prix of Formula 1 was on the street circuit 1978-2008 annual event. After a year break returned this back in 2010.

Description of the line

The course is located on the Île Notre -Dame, a man-made island in the St. Lawrence River. When race time, parts of the track for the ordinary traffic are released. Because of its location on the elongated island a fast race course is developed with long straights. The track has a length of 4.361 km and is traversed clockwise.

Infamous is the route since 1999 by the "Wall of Champions " ( Wall of the World Champion) at the end of the last chicane before the start and finish at the during the race in 1999, the three F1 world champion Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve by a collision of the had to finish the race prematurely. Also the GT1 world champion Ricardo Zonta 1998 stranded first in the wall. Ironically, carries the wall advertising " Bienvenue au Quebec " ( Welcome to Quebec ).

The route offers a possibility of comparison of the three largest racing series. In addition to the Formula 1 also runs the American Champ Car series were carried out in the years 2002 to 2006. Since 2007, the NASCAR Nationwide Series is on the Circuit Gilles -Villeneuve guest. In qualifying for the Canadian Grand Prix of Formula 1 in 2006 was the fastest rider with 1:14.942 around 5 seconds faster than the winner qualifying for the Grand Prix of Montreal, the Champ Car series, which has a time of 1:20: 005 scored.


All winners of the Formula 1 race in Montreal

Record winner Driver: Michael Schumacher ( 7) Record winner designers: Ferrari ( 10) Record winner Engine Manufacturer: Ferrari ( 10) Record winner tire manufacturer Goodyear (16 ) Record winner nations: Germany (9 )