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Canada 2011 Canadian Grand Prix
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Race 7 of 19 in the 2011 Formula One season
Date 12 June 2011
Official name Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2011
Location Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Distance 70 laps, 305.27 km (189.7 mi)
Weather Wet at start, very heavy rain later, after rain stops, track drying towards the end.
Pole Position
Driver Germany Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault)
Time 1:13.014
Fastest Lap
Driver United Kingdom Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes)
Time 1:16.956 on lap 69
Podium
First United Kingdom Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes)
Second Germany Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault)
Third Australia Mark Webber (Red Bull-Renault)

The 2011 Canadian Grand Prix (formally the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada) was a Formula One motor race held on 12 June 2011 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, in Montreal, Canada. It was the seventh race of the 2011 Formula One season and the 48th Canadian Grand Prix. The 70-lap race was won by McLaren driver Jenson Button after starting from seventh position. Sebastian Vettel, who started from pole position, finished second in a Red Bull with teammate Mark Webber finishing third.

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

Going into the race, Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel led the Drivers' Championship with 143 points, ahead of Lewis Hamilton on 85 points and Mark Webber on 79. In the Constructors' Championship Red Bull were leading with 222 points, McLaren and Ferrari were second and third with 161 and 93 points respectively. Prior to the event Virgin Racing announced they would end their partnership with Wirth Research, the company responsible for designing and developing the team's racing cars. Wirth Research would continue to develop the car until the end of the 2011 season, while Virgin Racing would set up their own technical department under the control of former Renault Director of Engineering Pat Symonds.

QualifyingEdit

RaceEdit

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Grid
1 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 1:14.011 1:13.486 1:13.014 1
2 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 1:13.822 1:13.672 1:13.199 2
3 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 1:14.026 1:13.431 1:13.217 3
4 2 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 1:14.375 1:13.654 1:13.429 4
5 3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.114 1:13.926 1:13.565 5
6 8 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 1:14.920 1:13.950 1:13.814 6
7 4 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 1:14.374 1:13.955 1:13.838 7
8 7 Germany Michael Schumacher Mercedes 1:14.970 1:14.242 1:13.864 8
9 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld Renault 1:15.096 1:14.467 1:14.062 9
10 10 Russia Vitaly Petrov Renault 1:14.699 1:14.354 1:14.085 10
11 15 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 1:14.874 1:14.752 11
12 12 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 1:15.585 1:15.043 12
13 16 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 1:15.694 1:15.285 13
14 14 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 1:14.931 1:15.287 14
15 18 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:15.901 1:15.334 15
16 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 1:15.331 1:15.361 16
17 17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 1:16.229 1:15.587 17
18 19 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 1:16.294 PL
19 21 Italy Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 1:16.745 18
20 20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 1:16.786 19
21 23 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 1:18.424 20
22 24 Germany Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 1:18.537 21
23 22 India Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 1:18.574 22
107% time: 1:18.989
24 25 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 1:19.414 231


  1. ^  – Jérôme d'Ambrosio did not set a lap time within the 107% rule, but was allowed to race by the stewards discretion.

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 United Kingdom Jenson Button McLaren-Mercedes 70 4:04:39.537 7 25
2 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault 70 +2.709 1 18
3 2 Australia Mark Webber Red Bull-Renault 70 +13.828 4 15
4 7 Germany Michael Schumacher Mercedes 70 +14.219 8 12
5 10 Russia Vitaly Petrov Renault 70 +20.395 10 10
6 6 Brazil Felipe Massa Ferrari 70 +33.225 3 8
7 16 Japan Kamui Kobayashi Sauber-Ferrari 70 +33.270 13 6
8 19 Spain Jaime Alguersuari Toro Rosso-Ferrari 70 +35.964 PL1 4
9 11 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Williams-Cosworth 70 +45.117 16 2
10 18 Switzerland Sébastien Buemi Toro Rosso-Ferrari 70 +47.056 15 1
11 8 Germany Nico Rosberg Mercedes 70 +50.454 6
12 17 Spain Pedro de la Rosa Sauber-Ferrari 70 +1:03.607 17
13 23 Italy Vitantonio Liuzzi HRT-Cosworth 69 +1 Lap 20
14 25 Belgium Jérôme d'Ambrosio Virgin-Cosworth 69 +1 Lap 23
15 24 Germany Timo Glock Virgin-Cosworth 69 +1 Lap 21
16 21 Italy Jarno Trulli Lotus-Renault 69 +1 Lap 18
17 22 India Narain Karthikeyan HRT-Cosworth 69 +1 Lap2 22
18 15 United Kingdom Paul di Resta Force India-Mercedes 67 Accident 11
Ret 12 Venezuela Pastor Maldonado Williams-Cosworth 61 Spun off 12
Ret 9 Germany Nick Heidfeld Renault 55 Accident 9
Ret 14 Germany Adrian Sutil Force India-Mercedes 49 Accident damage 14
Ret 5 Spain Fernando Alonso Ferrari 36 Collision 2
Ret 20 Finland Heikki Kovalainen Lotus-Renault 28 Driveshaft 19
Ret 3 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes 7 Collision 5


  1. ^  – Jaime Alguersuari started from the pit lane.
  2. ^  – Karthikeyan finished 14th but was given a post-race 20 second penalty for cutting the chicane and gaining an advantage.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Driver Points
1rightarrow blue 1 Germany Sebastian Vettel 161
1uparrow green 2 2 United Kingdom Jenson Button 101
1rightarrow blue 3 Australia Mark Webber 94
1downarrow red 2 4 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 85
1rightarrow blue 5 Spain Fernando Alonso 69

Constructors' Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Constructor Points
1rightarrow blue 1 Austria Red Bull-Renault 255
1rightarrow blue 2 United Kingdom McLaren-Mercedes 186
1rightarrow blue 3 Italy Ferrari 101
1rightarrow blue 4 United Kingdom Renault 60
1rightarrow blue 5 Germany Mercedes 52


  • Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Canadian_Grand_Prix
  2. http://www.statsf1.com/en/2011/canada.aspx

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