Canadian Grand Prix Preview: Round 7
FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA 2015
Date: 7th June 2015
Circuit name: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
First Grand Prix: 1978
Type: Purpose-built permeant race trace. Medium and fast corners. Hard on brakes and tyres.
Circuit Length: 4.361 km
Lap Record: 1:13.622 Rubens Barrichello (2002)
Tyre Allocation: Soft (Yellow) and Supersoft (Red)
DRS Zones: Two – Main straight and final straight.
Pole Sitter: Nico Rosberg, Mercedes, 1:14.874
Winner: Daniel Ricciardo, Red Bull Renault
Fastest Lap: Felipe Massa, Williams Mercedes, 1:18.504 on lap 58
THE 2015 FORMULA 1 CHINESE GRAND PRIX
Date: 12 April 2015
Name of Circuit: Shanghai International Circuit
First Grand Prix: 2004
Type: Permanent, purpose built race track. Notably long straight. Combination of sharp but quick turns with some slower corners. Medium downforce required.
Circuit Length: 5.451 km
Race Distance: 305.066 km
Lap Record: 1:32.239 – Michael Schumacher (2004) / Ferrari F2004
Tyre Allocation: Soft (Yellow Wall) and Hard (White Wall)
DRS Zones: 2. One on the long back straight, the other on the pit straight. Each has their own detection point.