From the tight and twisty Monaco circuit the Williams Martini team moves to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the 2018 Canadian GP. This track brings long straights as well as some very heavy braking which requires a lower downforce setup. For both Williams drivers Lance Stroll and Sergey Sirotkin they are both looking forward to this race. For Lance notably it is his home race, a race that saw him score his first points in 2017. For the Williams team after the disappointment of Monaco they are continue to push forward and are looking to get good results from both drivers.
Weíre off to Canada for
round seven of the Formula One World Championship. Montreal holds fond
memories for the team, not least because itís Lanceís home race, but
also because itís the scene of his debut points-scoring finish in his
rookie season last year. Starting 17th on the grid, Lance recovered from
a disappointing start to the weekend to take ninth at the chequered flag
in front of his home crowd. Sergey, meanwhile, makes his first
appearance at Montreal, having never previously driven the Circuit
We are all looking forward to returning to the fantastic city of
Montreal. It is of course Lanceís home race, and also where he scored
his first Formula One points last year in his rookie season, so it holds
good memories. It is a very different track to Monaco; it is much faster
with some very long straights and so we generally lean towards running
lower downforce levels on the cars. It is also tough on the power unit
and brakes. In other respects however, it has some interesting
similarities to Monaco with some low-speed corners, a low grip surface
and it is difficult to get temperature into the tyres. We once again
have the hypersofts as our qualifying tyre, which is a great tyre for
grip, but it gives us some challenges with endurance during the race. As
a team we didnít exploit the stronger potential we had in the car in
Monaco due to some very unfortunate errors, but we have regrouped and
will be back in Canada with the aim of doing our very best to get good
results on both sides of the garage.
Iíve never driven the circuit in Montreal so Iím looking forward to
driving there. Itís a very tricky and old school track which I know I
will enjoy a lot. Thereís a good mix of complicated chicanes and braking
zones with no room for mistakes, so all the things I like. Iím looking
forward to Canada, itís going to be a good race.
I canít wait to get to Canada as it is my favourite race of the year.
Itís the one I look forward to the most and I am excited to be going
back home. There is a grandstand for my fans this year and that will be
very special. The track is cool and has some character. You have to get
close to the walls, itís bumpy, technical and narrow in parts, but
overtaking is possible. For me, this is a very exciting race.
Race Data Friday:
Practice 1: 10:00 - 11:30
Practice 2: 14:00 - 15:30 Saturday:
Practice 3: 11:00 - 12:00
Qualifying: 14:00 Ė 15:00 Sunday: Race: 14:10
Canadian GP: Williams Martini Grand Prix Preview
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Date: 06/06/2018 03:06
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