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Formula 1: Everything you need to know about 2024 Canadian GP

Published at :June 7, 2024 at 9:14 PM
Modified at :June 7, 2024 at 9:15 PM
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Arpit Anand

Charles Leclerc won the previous race

The 2024 Canadian GP will see Formula 1 return to Canada’s French speaking capital – Montreal, this weekend. 

This ninth round of the season is scheduled to take place in Canada’s second-largest city at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve before leaving for the upcoming summer break. 

So far, Red Bull and Max Verstappen have been leading the 2024 season. Although the fans did get to witness some unforeseen results – the Miami and the Monaco Grand Prix. It is also rumoured that Red Bull won’t be able to provide us a ‘WOW’ show in the forthcoming race.

It is no secret that this Grand Prix will actually give us a lot to talk about. But first, let us enlighten you with everything you need to know for the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix.

A Brief Overview of the 2024 Canadian Grand Prix

The Canadian Grand Prix which was first conducted in 1960 made its place in the Formula 1 World Championship in 1967. However, it is important to note that it hasn’t always been hosted in Montreal.

The first track to host the F1 Canadian GP was Mosport Park in Ontario, which was won by Jack Brabham. 

Located on the scenic island of Notre Dame, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is one of the most loved and awaited venues on the f1 calendar. Following a two-year gap from the schedule due to the coronavirus pandemic, Montreal made a comeback in 2023 hosting their 42nd Grand Prix. 

The Canadian Grand Prix also claimed the title of ‘Best attended Grand Prix’ in 2017, accommodating a total of 360,000 fans in attendance. Likewise, this year’s race is expected to attract a similarly large audience.

Teams to bring upgrades for the weekend race

It has been noted that there will be upgrades from some big teams on the grid. Mercedes is planning to bring minor tweaks to their W15. 

Following the Monaco GP, where they made some track-specific changes to the floor and the rear wing, the Brackley engineers are focusing on the curb-filled Montreal circuit. This time the W15 will feature a trimmed-down version of the rear wing, contrasting the Monaco setup.

On the other hand, Williams scored their first 2 points of the 2024 f1 season with Alex Albon’s P9. This success made Williams realise the importance of chassis weight management, primarily targeting reducing the FW46’s excessive weight.

Alex Albon looks forward to the upgrades, saying, “Even if you would prefer a more exciting race to score points, I’m still happy. They are our first points of the season, which means a lot for us. I hope this is a good new start to the season.”

When is the race?

EventDate Time
Free practice 17 June 202411:00 pm – 12:00 pm IST
Free practice 28 June 20242:30 am – 3:30 am IST
Free practice 38 June 202410:00 pm – 11:00 pm IST
Qualifying9 June 20241:30 am – 2:30 am IST
Race9 June 202411:30 pm – 1:30 am IST

Weather Forecast

There is no better equalisation than a wet track in Formula 1 and Montreal has seen plenty of it. After the eighth round, we can witness another rainy race. 

The city is anticipated to have its first bad weather on Thursday, including thunderstorms and severe rain showers on Friday.


  • Conditions: showery weather is expected
  • Maximum temperature predicted: 16°C
  • Minimum temperature predicted: 23°C
  • Chances of rain: 60%


  • Conditions: showery weather is expected
  • Maximum temperature: 17°C
  • Minimum Temperature: 19°C
  • Chances of rain: 60%


  • Conditions: showery weather is expected
  • Maximum temperature: 15°C
  • Minimum temperature: 20°C
  • Chances of rain: 60%

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