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Canadian GP: Image Gallery

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015

A podium finish may have alluded the Scuderia at the Canadian Grand Prix but the imagery of the weekend’s events didn’t fail to inspire. Kindly enjoy this image gallery of the Canadian Grand Prix of Montreal and witness the spectacle and precision that is F1.   Source: Ferrari Media  ...

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Canadian GP: Analysis

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015

Maurizio Arrivabene: “If we look at the race pace, it was good, but a lot of circumstances occurred which prevented us from getting a better result. Sebastian drove a great race, making up thirteen places from the grid position. The upgraded engine gave us a positive feedback, but the weekend just wasn’t a good one. As for Kimi, he was scheduled for a one-stop race, then we switched to two tire changes when he fell behind Bottas. His spin at the hairpin is something we haven’t fully understood yet, it may be a case of contributory negligence as he said the same thing happened last year. It would be wrong to blame either him or the team in any case. He was pushing hard, too, but some issues slowed him down at some stages in the race. We must remain...

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Canadian GP: Raikkonen and Vettel Finish Fourth and Fifth

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015

Kimi Raikkonen was fourth past the chequered flag at the end of the Canadian Grand Prix, finishing 5 seconds ahead of Sebastian Vettel. The Finn was third for much of the race, until he spun at Turn 10 on lap 28, handing the position to Valtteri Bottas. Sebastian Vettel put in a gritty drive, starting from 18th on the grid. The German worked his way up to fifth at the end and at times he was the quickest man out on track. The race was won by Lewis Hamilton in the Mercedes while Vettel and Raikkonen lie third and fourth in the Drivers’ Championship classification.   Source: Ferrari...

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Montreal: Speed and Precision

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015

The Formula One championship now takes a quick break from the European part of the season to tackle the first North American round of the year. Kimi Raikkonen talks about some of the salient points of the Canadian track. “It’s true the Montreal circuit is famous for the fact one gets very close to the walls, but compared to Monaco or Singapore, it can be considered quite wide. There are two key requirements for getting the very most out of the car at this track and they are speed and a reliable braking system. The ideal set-up is one that allows for these two elements to be combined as well as possible. That way, the driver can feel comfortable when pushing to the limit. Montreal is notorious for being very tough from a fuel consumption point of view, but...

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Canadian GP: A Race of Endurance

Posted by on Jun 9, 2014

Marco Mattiacci: “Even before we got to Montreal, we knew this would not be an easy race for us, because this is not a track that suits the characteristics of our car. The final result is definitely not satisfactory, far from it, but the improvement in performance seen over the weekend shows that to get the most out of our package, we have to push in those areas where our opponents are making the difference. Today we saw that for many teams, this was a battle fought on the reliability front and our main rivals were able to make the most of the opportunities presented to them by Mercedes. My congratulations go to Ricciardo for the first win of his career. As for the future, I can’t make predictions, but I would ask the team to take a long...

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Canadian GP: A Poor Race for Ferrari

Posted by on Jun 8, 2014

Scuderia Ferrari did not have the best of races today, with Fernando Alonso bringing home the points for sixth and Kimi Raikkonen finishing tenth. The surprise winner was Daniel Ricciardo for Red Bull. It was the Australian’s maiden victory, finishing ahead of series leader Nico Rosberg in the Mercedes and Sebastian Vettel in the other Red Bull. It was not an easy afternoon for Scuderia Ferrari. Fernando dropped a place to eighth at the start, while Kimi moved up one to ninth. After that the two F14Ts ran one behind the other for a while until the first pit stops. Alonso then closed on the leading group but struggled to make any passing moves because of a lack of top speed, while Raikkonen dropped down to 15th after spinning at the hairpin. The move into the points for the...

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De la Rosa: “Montreal can always catch you out.”

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014

From Monaco, we move on to Canada, which is a significant change, as Scuderia Ferrari test driver, Pedro de la Rosa explains to www.ferrari.com. “Driving in Montreal two weeks after Monaco is a significant change in terms of driving style. From low speed and plenty of understeer, one goes to a track with a greater chance of oversteer and long straights.” The Canadian track is very challenging from many points of view, starting with the brakes as well as being high on the fuel consumption scale, and providing a stern test of aerodynamics and the engine. Some parts of the track involve constant acceleration and this has a big effect on fuel consumption. “There are two things a driver always wants in Canada,” explains De La Rosa. “Good brakes and an aggressive approach to the kerbs. If you tackle...

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Canadian GP – Raikkonen : “We are making progress.”

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014

Some days the press get “talkative Kimi” and other times it’s “laconic Kimi” and today it was a case of the latter, as the Scuderia Ferrari driver was not interested in commenting about feuds between other teams’ drivers, nor seeing much significance in the fact that this Sunday he takes part in his 200th Grand Prix. However, he was more forthcoming on the topic of the updates brought to Canada for the F14 T. “We have to see how practice goes tomorrow, before getting an idea of what they might bring,” said the Finn. “The weather forecast promised for Friday is not so good and we must hope it’s dry, so we can really get an idea of how things are. Any small improvements are always welcome. We know what we are doing and we are making progress. However,...

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F1 on Gilles’ Home Turf

Posted by on Jun 4, 2014

  This Sunday sees the 45th running of the Canadian Grand Prix. The race was first held in 1967, when Jack Brabham won in his own car. It’s been held on three circuits: Mosport Park eight times, Mont-Tremblant twice and Montreal, 34 times, making it a classic on the calendar. Ferrari has won the race 11 times which is a 25% success rate. The first win was even a one-two finish at Mont-Tremblant, where Jacky Ickx and Clay Regazzoni crossed the line in that order in the 312B. The Montreal track made its debut eight years later, built on the perimeter roads of the man-made Ile Notre Dame. It used the excavated soil from the construction of the 1967 Expo. Local hero Gilles Villeneuve won in the Ferrari 312 T3. The fallout from this win was incredible, being the...

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