Pirelli Anticipates an Exciting Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal – Pirelli, the exclusive manufacturer of Formula 1 tyres, is expecting a thrilling race this weekend in Canada at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit, which has already hosted some spectacular Grands Prix in the past.
Since the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a non-permanent track, drivers should anticipate significant changes in track conditions from the first free practice on Friday to the race on Sunday. Additionally, the weather is expected to play a major role throughout the weekend.
For the Canadian Grand Prix, the eighth round of the 2023 Formula 1 World Championship, Pirelli has chosen to provide teams with the C3, C4, and C5 tyres. This track in Montreal places significant emphasis on traction when exiting corners, stability under braking, and agility when changing direction.
“The Canadian Grand Prix is traditionally one of the most spectacular races on the calendar, filled with events and surprises due to a track that offers excellent opportunities for overtaking and is unforgiving of mistakes,” says Mario Isola, the head of Formula 1 at Pirelli.
“As is often the case for this type of track, we have decided to provide the teams with the three softest tyre compounds available, namely the C3, C4, and C5, confirming our choice from last season.
“During qualifying, teams are likely to focus on the C5 compound, while the C4 and C3 will be favoured for the race. The asphalt is relatively smooth, and since it is a semi-permanent road circuit with limited motorsport usage, there will be notable changes in grip over the course of the weekend.”
“On a track without high-speed corners, the key factors for success are traction when exiting slow corners, stability under braking, and agility when changing direction.”
“Another important aspect to consider is the rapidly changing weather conditions, not only in terms of a dry or wet track but also regarding temperature fluctuations. Let’s not forget the 2022 edition when the asphalt temperature ranged from 17°C during practice to 40°C during the race.”
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