Canadian Grand Prix

The 2024 Canadian Grand Prix is the ninth race of the 2024 Formula 1 World Championships, held on June 7 - 9, 2024, in Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Date:June 7 - 9
Circuit:Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Location:Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Circuit Length:4.361 km (2.709 miles)
Race Distance:70 Laps, 305.270 km (189.694 miles)
Record Lap:1:13.078 - Valtteri Bottas (2019)
Last Winner:Max Verstappen
Number of Turns:14
The Canadian Grand Prix has a long history, first being held back in 1961. Since then, the race has been held at multiple circuits, but in 1978, the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve became home for the Canadian GP, and it's been held there ever since.
Over the years, the track changed the layout multiple times, with the initial 4.410 kilometers (2.740 miles) circuit with 19 turns was raced only from 1978 until 1986, and four more changes saw the circuit have 17, 20, 13, and eventually 14 turns around 4.361 kilometers (2.709 miles) as we know it today, since 2002.
Along with the Australian Grand Prix, which is held at the Albert Park Circuit, the Canadian Grand Prix is one of the two races in the Formula 1 calendar that are held in a public park, in this case the Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The race, and especially the circuit, is infamously known for the "Wall of Champions," which is situated at the exit of the final chicane and saw the likes of Michael Schumacher, Damon Hill, and Jenson Button collide with it in the past.
The Canadian Grand Prix is also one of the races that went missing from the Formula 1 calendar in 2020 and 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it returned immediately after that, and the race even saw its contract extended to 2031.
The distance of the race is 305.270 kilometers (189.694 miles) in 70 laps, and in 2019, Valtteri Bottas, who then raced in the Mercedes F1 Team, recorded the record lap of the Canadian Grand Prix when he completed the course in 1:13.078, but he finished the race only fourth.