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
Weather was stable in Barcelona on Saturday, and the usual results followed. The Mercedes duo topped the timesheets to put in a one-two, filling out the first row of the grid, this time with Nico Rosberg in front of his double World Champion teammate. The German who was yet to win a race in 2015 confessed that Bahrain was still on his mind and he was keen to make a mends to his ill performance.
2015 FORMULA 1 GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAÑA PIRELLI 2015
Date: 10th May
Circuit name: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya
First Grand Prix: 1991
Type: Permanent purpose-built race track. Variety of fast, medium and slow corners.
Circuit length: 4.655km
Lap Record: 1: 21: 670 (Kimi Raikkonen, Ferrari F2008; 2008)
Tyre Allocation: Medium (white rimmed) and hard (dusty orange rimmed)
DRS Zones: Two with separate detection points (Pit Straight and between Turns Nine and 10).
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.
THE 2015 PETRONAS MALAYSIAN GRAND PRIX
Date: 29 March 2015
Name of Circuit: Sepang International Circuit
First Grand Prix: 1999
Type: Permanent, purpose built race track. Generally a free flowing, well-chambered layout.
Circuit Length: 5.543 km
Race Distance: 310.408 km
Lap Record: 1:34.223 – Juan Pablo Montoya (2004) / Williams BMW
Tyre Allocation: Hard (orange rimmed tyre walls) and Medium (white rimmed tyre walls).
DRS Zones: Two, with two separate detection points (Pit straight & between Turn 14 and 15)