2019 Canadian Grand Prix – All you need to know (and some things you don’t)

Canadian Grand Prix - Speedyreg
Canadian Grand Prix – Speedyreg

When is it?

The main race is on June 9th, with practice and qualifying over the weekend.

Practice 1 – Jun 7th 15:00-16:30

Practice 2 – Jun 7th 19:00-20:30

Practice 3 – Jun 8th 16:00-17:00

Qualifying – Jun 8th 19:00 – 20:00

The Race – Jun 9th 19:10-21:10

Where is it?

The race is currently held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. A race of 70 4.1361km laps, a total of 305.27km.

Canadian Grand Prix Trivia

  • The record for the most wins for the Canadian GP was set by Michael Schumacher with 7 wins.
  • In 2005 the Canadian GP was the world’s most watched F1 GP and the third most watched sporting event in the world.
  • 6 drivers have achieved their first ever F1 victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
  • The lap record for the circuit is 1:13.622 set by Rubens Barrichello in 2004.

More about the track

This track has an interesting history. Other tracks were used over the preceding years, Mosport and Circuit Mont-Tremblant but safety concerns were an issue and a new circuit needed to be found. The current location is on a man-made island in the St Lawrence River. The site was originally developed for the 1967 Expo 67 World’s Fair and to host the 1967 Montreal Summer Olympics. When these events were over, it made sense to repurpose the land and so the newly laid roads of this island were turned into the race track. The track was originally named the Circuit Ile Notre-Dame but when Gilles Villeneuve won the race, the track was then named after him.

A great Grand Prix to attend

Watching a Grand Prix live is an amazing experience, the sounds and the atmosphere really can’t be conveyed through the TV screen. If you only ever go to one Grand Prix, this is certainly one to consider. Montreal locals love their Grand Prix and the entire city turns into a Formula One themed party for the week before the race. It’s the perfect holiday for F1 fans.

Awesome GP plates available now

Right now we have some amazing GP plates. My personal favourite is 321 GP, but you could also have 444 GP, 999 GP 1100 GP, 8080 GP or GP 2383. If you’re a Grand Prix fan, any one of these would look amazing on your vehicle. If you’re interested in a new plate to declare your love of the Grand Prix, then simply type GP into our search box and take your pick!


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