Sebastian Vettel drove a superbly controlled race in Montreal to claim his first Canadian Grand Prix victory, finishing over 14 seconds clear of nearest challenger Fernando Alonso of Ferrari. Lewis Hamilton finished in third place for Mercedes, followed by Mark Webber.
With light rain falling across the Île Notre-Dame in the run-up to Q1, exploratory laps on the supersoft slick Pirelli tires soon gave way to intermediate tires as the drivers attempted to deal with the difficult conditions.
Wendy Durward has worked with Nissan Canada Inc. for over 21 years. She began as a Credit Analyst within the Nissan Canada Finance branch and moved her way through various roles before transferring to the automotive side of the business, when she became the Senior Manager of Marketing Communications for both Nissan and Infiniti 10 years ago.
The Ile Notre Dame Circuit, as it was known in 1978, is set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River It had been home to the 1967 World's Fair, and there were a bunch of futuristic looking buildings left over, which the local government decided would be the perfect backdrop to a grand prix.
As Infiniti prepares for the late summer introduction of its highly anticipated, all-new Q50 luxury sports sedan, the company today reported Canadian sales of 733 units, down 11.8 per cent from 831 a year earlier.
"The circuit has a nice rhythm and it's one of the best races we have all year. The atmosphere and fans are great. The whole city lives F1 for the whole week and that makes us feel very special. I like it."
Infiniti has lost its founder, Bill Bruce, who passed away on May 28 at age 70. Bruce was the first General Manager when the Infiniti brand was launched in the U.S. in 1989 from where it set out to enter other global markets.