The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a beast of a racing circuit. Essentially a series of fast straights linked by chicanes and a hairpin, the parkland course demands just enough downforce for braking stability and little more.
Infiniti Red Bull Racing's Daniel Ricciardo had a crazy few hours in Canada. In a breathless finale that had a huge Circuit Gilles Villeneuve crowd on its feet, Daniel passed Sergio Pérez for second place and then Nico Rosberg for the lead in the last few laps.
Daniel Ricciardo scored a sensational first win at the Canadian Grand Prix, the Australian fighting his way past Force India's Sergio Perez and the ailing Mercedes of Nico Rosberg to claim a first win of the season for Infiniti Red Bull Racing in a thrilling encounter in Montreal.
Everyone has a favorite grand prix, and it’s surprising how many different answers there are to that particular question. But ask people in the F1 paddock to list their top five, and pretty much everyone will include Canada.
Montreal is all about power and brakes. The team's medium- and low-downforce packages will make the first appearance of the season here as they try to maximize speed on the circuit's long straights, while at the same time trying to maintain good balance through the slow corners.
If you want a reliable indicator of just which grand prix should be at the top of your must-visit list, then the races F1 regulars favor are about as good as it gets, and Montreal's is about as favored as any event on the calendar gets.
Before defending his victory at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal later this week, Infiniti's Director of Performance and Quadruple FIA Drivers' Formula One™ World Champion, Sebastian Vettel, put the Infiniti Q50 sports sedan through its paces at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.
"Canada is a very demanding high-speed racing track, which is surrounded by rails and concrete walls. There is definitely a high risk potential, especially in Turn 15, where you will soon get to know the notorious 'Wall of Fame' should you be driving a few centimeters too far to the right.