Race start time | Canada F1 GP
Race schedule | Montreal GP 2022
F1 2022 Canada GP: Montreal
Latifi: last dance in Montreal
One last race to experience in front of the home crowd before stepping aside: Nicholas Latifi seems to have now reached the end of his first F1 adventure. The Canadian driver made his debut in 2020 at the wheel of Williams getting the first points a year ago in Hungary where he finished in seventh position, a top-10 finish repeated immediately after in the ‘non’ race at Spa which saw George Russell celebrate a second place obtained thanks to an exaggerated performance the day before in Qualifying on a wet track.
After a promising 2021, however, 2022 has definitively put the 1995-born driver in the limelight, who went to the headlines more for the accident in Abu Dhabi than for other results or performances offered on the track. This season Latifi has been the protagonist of numerous accidents and has not been able to keep up with his box mate Alexander Albon, who has already managed to bring Williams into the points on two occasions.
As reported by various newspapers, above all racingnews365 and Ziggo Sport, in Montreal Latifi will play the last race at the wheel of Williams before leaving his seat starting from the British Grand Prix scheduled at Silverstone for Oscar Piastri, Alpine driver in seeks accommodation after winning F3 and F2 on the first try in 2020 and 2021.
The Australian driver is in a run-off with Fernando Alonso for the seat alongside Esteban Ocon in Alpine in 2023 and finally being able to accumulate the first real km in F1 could give the top management of the French team further elements of evaluation in a month of July which foresees the beauty of four races before the summer break (it will be held in Silverstone, Austria, France and Hungary). Alonso said, in fact, that the decision about his future will be taken in the summer. A possible accommodation for the two-time world champion if the choice of Alpine falls on Piastri could be Astri Martin instead of Sebastian Vettel if the latter decides to retire at the end of 2022.
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COMPOUNDS NOMINATED FOR F1 2022 Canada GP – Montreal
THE TYRES ON TRACK
- After a two-year absence, Canada is back on the calendar: again with the softest tyres in the range, as was the case for Montreal in 2019 and also for the last two races this year (Monaco and Azerbaijan). In other words: the C3 is the P Zero White hard, the C4 is the P Zero Yellow medium and the C5 is the P Zero Red soft. In 2019, the winning strategy was a one-stopper: starting on the medium and finishing on the hard.
- Montreal has some elements in common with Baku, thanks to its heavy traction and braking demands on a rapidly-evolving surface, but with lower speeds and cooler weather.
- The weather has often been a major feature of the Canadian Grand Prix: the 2011 race is still the longest in F1 history, thanks to six safety car periods and a lengthy interruption that neutralised the action for several hours. It’s never easy to predict the conditions, and there’s also a reasonable chance of rain.
“Canada will pose a number of question marks for the teams: the weather is often variable, all previous data is three years old, and we have a completely different range of tyres with new compounds and structures, on a track that is hardly ever used – which will lead to a very high degree of evolution. Compared to their last visit to Montreal, the drivers should find compounds that are more stable with a wider working range, enabling them to push harder throughout each stint with a much lower risk of overheating. One interesting aspect to Montreal is that it has one of the lowest pit lane time loss penalties on the calendar, meaning that a car can be in and out of the pit lane in less than 20 seconds. This could open up a few options in terms of strategy.”
RACE START TIME SCHEDULE – F1 CANADA GP (UTC+1)
Friday 17th June:
- Free Practice 1 20:00-21:00
- Free prectise 2 23:00-00:00
Saturday 18th June:
- Free Practisice 3 19:00-20:00
- Qualifying 22:00-23:00
Sunday 19th June:
- Race 20:00-22:00