|2011 Canadian Grand Prix|
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.|
|Driver||Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault)|
|Driver||Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes)|
|Time||1:16.956 on lap 69|
|First||Jenson Button (McLaren-Mercedes)|
|Second||Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull-Renault)|
|Third||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.
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.
- ^ – Jérôme d'Ambrosio did not set a lap time within the 107% rule, but was allowed to race by the stewards discretion.
- ^ – Jaime Alguersuari started from the pit lane.
- ^ – 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
Constructors' Championship standingsEdit
- Note: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.