The 2013 Canadian GP preview: Everything you need to know about Sunday's race!
Who will triumph at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve?
By William Esler
Last Updated: 05/06/13 2:15pm
The circuit requires the second lowest wing levels of the season - only beaten by Monza - meaning fans are usually treated to slip-streaming action at 200mph.
Sky Sports Online provides your one-stop shop for everything you need to know about the Canadian Grand Prix, from Anthony Davidson's corner-by-corner video lap to the Montreal formbook and details of Sky Sports F1's live TV coverage.
THE 2013 CANADIAN GP IN A NUTSHELL
Track: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal. Semi-permanent circuit.
Race start time: 7pm UK time Sunday (2pm local).
Track length: 2.726 miles.
Tyres: Supersoft (red) and Medium (white).
DRS Zones: Two (Pit Straight and between turns 11 and 13).
Driver steward: Martin Donnelly.
Lap record: Rubens Barrichello - 1:13.622 (Ferrari; 2004).
2012 pole: Sebastian Vettel - 1:13.784 (Red Bull).
Michael Schumacher is the most successful driver in the history of the Canadian Grand Prix with seven victories - 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003 and 2004. Of the current drivers, Lewis Hamilton is the most successful with three wins, including his maiden victory in 2007.
McLaren are the most successful team in the history of the race with 13 victories and boast an impressive recent record. Only twice between 2005 and 2012 did a car other than a McLaren take the chequered flag.
2012 result: 1. Lewis Hamilton (McLaren); 2. Romain Grosjean (Lotus); 3. Sergio Perez (Sauber); 4. Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull); 5. Fernando Alonso (Ferrari); 6. Nico Rosberg (Mercedes); 7. Mark Webber (Red Bull); 8. Kimi Raikkonen (Lotus); 9. Kamui Kobayashi (Sauber); 10. Felipe Massa (Ferrari).
Last five winners: 2012: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren); 2011: Jenson Button (McLaren); 2010: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren); 2008: Robert Kubica (BMW Sauber); 2007: Lewis Hamilton (McLaren).
Pirelli have decided to have a two-step gap in the compounds this weekend, bringing with them the supersoft red-marked tyre and the white-walled medium compound.
Given that the race is staged on public roads, the supersoft tyre will provide much needed grip on what is sure to be a 'green' surface and should be significantly quicker over one lap. Coupled with the allocation of the medium compound, rather than the soft, a raft of strategies should be open to the teams.
After topping every session in Monaco, Nico Rosberg is the favourite for pole (2/1) in Canada with Sky Bet, however Sebastian Vettel is the man being backed to take victory on Sunday (11/4).
In the mood for a flutter? Well, here are some further selected Sky Bet odds for the weekend:
Pole position - Fernando Alonso (10/1).
Race Winner - Jenson Button (50/1).
Podium Finish - Lewis Hamilton (6/5).
Lap One Leader - Kimi Raikkonen (20/1).
First Retirement - Romain Grosjean (10/1).
Race Winning Margin - Under 6 seconds (Evens).
SKY SPORTS F1's SCHEDULE
Monday 3rd June
8pm - Classic Races - 1995 Canadian GP (Highlights).
Tuesday 4th June
8pm - Classic Races - 2007 Canadian GP.
Wednesday 5th June
8pm - Classic Races - 2008 Canadian GP.
Thursday 6th June
4pm - Drivers' Press Conference.
8pm - Classic Races - 2011 Canadian GP.
10:30pm - Gear Up for Canada.
10:45pm - 2012 Canadian GP.
Friday 7th June
2:45pm - Canadian GP Practice One - Live!
6:45pm - Canadian GP Practice Two - Live!
9pm - Team Principals' Press Conference - Live!
11pm - The F1 Show - Live!
Saturday 8th June
2:45pm - Canadian GP Practice Three - Live!
5pm - Canadian GP Qualifying - Live!
7:45pm - Classic Races - 1991 Canadian GP (Highlights).
8:30pm - Classic Races - 1995 Canadian GP (Highlights).
12am- Ted's Qualifying Notebook.
Sunday 9th June
9:45am - Classic Races - 2008 Canadian GP.
11:45am - Canadian GP Qualifying Replay.
2:30pm- Ted's Qualifying Notebook.
2:45pm - Classic Races - 2011 Canadian GP.
5:30pm - The 2013 Canadian GP - Live!
10pm - GP Uncovered.
12am - Canadian GP Highlights.
Monday 10th June
1.30am - Ted's Race Notebook.