2013 Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada

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  1. lbsf1

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    The formula one parade has taken a quick hop across the pond to the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. Many drivers have fallen foul of the wall of champions in the past, will the list be added to this year??, can Mercedes keep up the momentum from their Monaco win?, or will it be red bull back to the front again?

    2013 Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada

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    Circuit Name: Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
    First Grand Prix: 1978
    Number of Laps: 70
    Circuit Length: 4.361 km
    Race Distance: 305.270 km
    Lap Record: 1:13.622 - R Barrichello (2004)
    2012 Race Winner: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren Mercedes)
    Tyres: Super Soft & Medium




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    Last edited: Jun 4, 2013
  2. PeterJB

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    If 2011 could repeat itself, that would be nice.
     
  3. TopGearFTW

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    Probably my best hope for Hamilton getting a win this year. Hopefully he'll manage it.
     
  4. Azure Flare

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    YAY! A GP that I don't have to get up so ****ing early to watch! :D
     
  5. Wardez

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    Hard to tell if the Mercedes will be good here or not. I suspect Ferrari will do really well here. Don't know about RB, could get held back by the tires again since they don't really do well on Super Softs in a race.

    The tire selections for this race (btw, those are important enough, imo, to have in the OP) are the same as Australia, Supersoft and Mediums. Ferrari and Lotus could have another great race. We at least do know that we can look forward to some real fun watching the teams go for completely different strategies all the way around.

    Also worth noting: Pirelli's supplying each team with two sets of the new tires that are going to be used in Silverstone. These tires are a sort of hybrid between last year's and the current season. Kevlar belt instead of a steel one, which is being used now and could be what's mainly to blame for the increase in tire failures (delamination). So different construction in the belt for better reliability, but with the same compounds in order to keep up their theme for this year in keeping the drivers on their toes.

    Anyway, this should be a good weekend for racing :tup:
     
  6. Pezzarinho17

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    McLaren have won the last 3 races at this circuit, certain victory!

    Raikkonen to win. If he doesn't get hit in the pitlane...
     
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    How many times have people predicted Raikkonen will win an upcoming race since the Australian Grand Prix?

    And how many races has he actally won?
     
  8. Pezzarinho17

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    Not sure, does it matter if this is my prediction? Based on the use of super-soft tyres, the likelihood of a safety car appearance, and a strong showing by Lotus last year, I think there is a decent chance for Raikkonen to win.

    Since too many people have predicted Raikkonen to win at previous races however, then I can only see a showdown between Vettel and Alonso. Raikkonen to retire.
     
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    I'll pick Di Resta for the win if that's OK with you.
     
  11. Hun200kmh

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    Daan, for that awesome prediction I'll present you with two links I'm sure you'll find very funny and very OT in this thread, but I just find them funny.

    Anyway, I predict Sutil. It's about time :D
     
  12. zippy_the_cat

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    Stranger things have happened (e.g. Button winning in 2011). This is Montreal. If there's one true wild card on the F1 calendar, it's this race. Both Force India drivers have a chance.
     
  13. Alex.

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    Massa is going to win, seeing as he's immune to the wall of champions :sly:. Vettel and Alonso are going to make costly mistakes this weekend.
     
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    I just hope that Monaco was a one off for Ferrari. I want to see an Alonso win with Räikkönen in second and Vettel in eleventh so that the standing will be Vettel 107 points, Räikkönen 104 and Alonso 103 after this weekend.
     
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    This. Ferrari has excellent straight line speed, and pretty good mechanical grip too, which could see them steamroll everyone, though I'd bet on a Hamilton pole.
     
  16. Danny

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    My favourite track of the season. :)

    The Force India's are likely to be strong here. I'm gonna peg Sutil for a podium.
     
  17. Peasantslayer

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    Slow corners, big kerbs and long straights so Mercedes should be very fast but as we saw last year if you haven't got the tyres around here then you are a sitting duck so I predict an Alonso win.
     
  18. sems4arsenal

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    I want charles pic to win ,simply to watch the headlines read "Pic of the bunch"

    /I'll get my coat
     
  19. CT230R

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    One of my favourites :) Yes I'm one of the Raikkonen fans and would love him to win but I want to see Button winning this but I doubt it because McLaren aren't going the way they want to and I'm also expecting a dumb move from Perez again..
     
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    Cloudy with a chance of meatballs showers most of the weekend in the afternoon.
     
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    You had my hopes up there for a second! :lol:
     
  22. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    I expect Merc GP to do well here, if it rains I think RBR will take it. However, it being so similar to Monaco I feel will help Merc again, even if others would call it just another benefit of the hidden Pirelli test. I feel Lotus have a good shot here too with Kimi, Romain will have a tough time. I think Lewis will be the stronger of the two merc Drivers here, but they may even out. Nico with his win at the last GP will help him, and Lewis having Paddy Lowe as well as three prior wins makes this one of his best tracks.
     
  23. -Fred-

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    Slightly off topic, but this will likely be the coldest Canadian GP in quite some years... It's been feeling like mid-April instead of early June here, these past days.
     
  24. joetruckv8

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    I'm not so sure if Merc will do well together, but L. Hamilton, F. Alonso, and S. Vettel will be starting from the 1st two rows imo. Spoilers will be Button, Webber, and a surprise run by eithr Perez or Adrin Sutil. But here's the real question who will be crashing out of this race?, lol!
     
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    Well Maldonado puts magnets in his right tyres to help him hit the wall of champions. Wouldn't put it past him hitting the wall either during an early session or Qualifying.
     
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    O, I see now Romain hits other drivers while Pastor hits walls!
     
  27. LMSCorvetteGT2

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    Also shout out to last week for the Caterham that caught on fire, clearly a tribute to HK. It ain't a Tony Fernandes F1 season if the car wasn't on fire or in black smoke at some point.

    Anyways with the cooler weather being predicted I feel that will only help Merc GP. Those that think Merc don't have a solid chance at this GP like last weekend may be lying to themselves. Others did that last GP and were proven wrong but we will see what FP1 brings.
     
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    Hamilton is due a crash..

    2007 - win
    2008 - crash
    2010 - win
    2011 - crash
    2012 - win
    2013 - incoming crash.
     
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  30. joetruckv8

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    DNF's are the cancer to a pts fight. Great finds here I didn't know that was his record. Poor Marc Marquez is dealing with this now!
     
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