06 June

Previews – 2016 Formula One Canadian Grand Prix & European Grand Prix

7th and 8th Round of the FIA Formula One World Championship

Formula One’s summer season starts with the first of three back-to-back race weekends in Canada and Azerbaijan. The seventh round of the Formula One World Championship will take place from 10th to 12th June in Montreal. Directly after this Grand Prix weekend, the Sauber F1 Team will head to Baku, where the European Grand Prix will take place there for the first time from 17th to 19th of June. The Baku City Circuit becomes F1’s third true street venue besides Singapore and Monaco.

Marcus Ericsson (car number 9):
“I am looking forward to the upcoming Grand Prix weekends. Starting with the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal, I like the track a lot as well as the atmosphere around it. It is a great event. Directly following that is the European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan. It is good for Formula One to have new race tracks, as well as new host countries on the calendar. I do not know much about Baku, but I like traveling and getting to know new places. The circuit itself is an unknown for all of us. The track walk before kicking off the race weekend will, therefore, be important for us. I am looking forward to racing in Baku and hope many fans will cheer for us during the race weekend.”

Felipe Nasr (car number 12):
“Some busy times are lying ahead of us. After the Canadian Grand Prix, we head directly to Baku for the European Grand Prix. I am always looking forward to getting to know new race circuits as well as new places. With a track length of about six kilometres, the Baku City Circuit is the second longest on the calendar after the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. I also believe it has one of the longest straights on the F1 race calendar. From what I have heard, it is a nice venture right in the city centre of Baku. I hope we will see many F1 fans there who support us during the Grand Prix weekend.”

Track facts Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve:
The Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve on the Notre-Dame Island is considered a combination of a street and permanent track. Long straights, five sections with corners that have changes in direction and one hairpin are the characteristics of this circuit. Mainly speed, traction and braking stability are beneficial. The layout of the circuit is the most demanding on the whole calendar in terms of brakes.

Circuit Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve / 4.361 km
Race distance 70 laps / 305.270 km
Schedule Qualifying 13:00 hrs local time (19:00 CEST), Race 14:00 hrs local time (20:00 hrs CEST)

Track facts Baku City Circuit:
The inaugural Formula 1 race in Azerbaijan takes place on the street circuit in the country’s capital city Baku. The Hermann Tilke-designed track runs for about six kilometres and features 20 turns, with one particular section encircling the old part of the city. Baku will become F1’s third true street venue alongside Singapore and Monaco.

Circuit Baku City Circuit / 6.001 km
Race distance 51 laps / 306.051 km
Schedule Qualifying 17:00 hrs local time (15:00 CEST), Race 17:00 hrs local time (15:00 hrs CEST)

Tyre choices at the Canadian Grand Prix:

Driver Marcus Ericsson Felipe Nasr
Medium 2 2
Soft 5 5
Supersoft 6 6

Tyre choices at the European Grand Prix:

Driver Marcus Ericsson Felipe Nasr
Medium 2 1
Soft 5 6
Supersoft 6 6
posted at 09:25:00 on 06/06/16 by webmaster - Category: races