Loads of F1 fans made it perfectly clear they found the Monaco GP insufferably boring. Surely Montreal won’t disappoint? Well…
10 years after his first and only win in F1, Robert Kubica talked about that accident in Montreal, missing his trophy, wanting to buy the race-winning car, and more:
Some Canadian GP Fast Facts for the geeks:
Toro Rosso continue their legacy of fickleness with drivers, as they allegedly look to replace Brendon Hartley midseason:
Ferrari posted a pre-GP video on Twitter, and CBC Montreal called them out for not doing proper geographical research:
This weekend marked Fernando Alonso’s 300th grid appearance:
One of the many reasons fans love this GP:
Wanna see hometown driver Lance Stroll make poutine?
More changes being considered for F1… *cue loud groaning from fans*
Meet the official mascot of the Canadian GP: VROUM!
Drivers now have to give even more prerace interviews. I’m sure Kimi Raikkonen is thrilled to hear this.
Max Verstappen? He ain’t changing anything, so save your shade!
Also. He kinda wants to channel his inner Zidane…?
Contrary to earlier reports, Daniel Ricciardo didn’t take an engine penalty for the weekend:
Who would the Renault drivers invite to their dream dinner party?
FAO Danill Kvyat fans! Here’s your man clad in Ferrari gear, making his first appearance at a GP this year:
Fellow ex-F1 driver Pascal Wehrlein also visited the GP to lend support to the Mercedes garage:
Drivers who are on the verge of grid penalties: *dun dun dunnnnn*
FP2: Ricciardo’s car got taken apart by his team, sending his fans worrying:
Carlos Sainz Jr hit a wall and caused a Red Flag:
Stoffel Vandoorne also touched the wall and caused a Yellow Flag:
Ricciardo made it to the track though with 20 minutes to go. Talk about a close call!
Hang on. Did Romain Grosjean really hit a groundhog?
He did. The aftermath:
Romain had to go apologize to Vroum!
Thankfully, Vroum forgave him.
Brendon Hartley got fined for speeding in the pitlane:
Fernando Alonso is his own hype man:
Plenty of Austin Powers memes were used on social media when Stoffel Vandoorne couldn’t quite get his McLaren out of the escape road in FP3:
Did Sebastian Vettel really nick his ex-boss’ phone?! Sneaky Seb!
Qualifying: Nico Rosberg demonstrated to Ted Kravitz one of the many pressures/forces the bodies of racing drivers have to endure:
Romain Grosjean had a problem even before he left the pitlane, and look who was behind him…
Marcus Ericsson joined the party and made contact with the wall:
Meanwhile, his teammate Charles Leclerc tied yet another Sauber record by making it into Q2 for the 4th time:
He didn’t look to be a strong contender during the practices, but Sebastian Vettel stormed to pole, and registered the first Ferrari pole in Montreal since Michael Schumacher’s back in 2001!
Max Verstappen took P3, and could not resist giving his boss some sass on team radio:
Qualifying in 60 seconds:
Vettel gets his 4th Pirelli pole tire. He can now kit a go-kart with them!
Sky’s Crofty attempted to do The Floss, which really put off Alonso doing the same:
Leave the dancing to the kids!
F1 Teams (all barring Ferrari) gathered round for the much-anticipated annual raft race. Williams took a surprise victory!
Relive the raft race here:
Raceday: 1997 World Champion Jacques Villeneuve drove his father’s Ferrari, and what a sentimental moment that was:
The opening lap brought a rather scary crash that took out Brendon Hartley and Lance Stroll:
Carlos Sainz and Sergio Perez subsequently had a tussle, which sent Perez asking for Sainz to be black-flagged:
Nope, the tussle wasn’t anywhere near worthy of a black flag.
Not sure how many mirrors Alonso has broken recently, but his car continued to be uncooperative, and his 300th race ended in retirement.
Nico Rosberg wasn’t happy with the lack of on-track action, and so he decided to hold an #AskNico session on Twitter midrace and spilled some scorching hot tea, particularly on Fernando Alonso:
Savage. Check his Twitter account for his other hottakes.
Model Winnie Harlow became the subject of the race’s biggest talking point when she waved the checquered flag too soon:
Look at this close finish between P2 and P3. Had the checquered flag not been waved prematurely, we would have gotten a mega battle from Bottas and Verstappen!
Poleman Vettel did not put a foot wrong, and he got away with the most spoils this weekend:
Bottas and Verstappen both comfortably beat their teammates. Leclerc continued to impress by notching up a point and erasing his Monaco GP nightmare.
Race winner Vettel saw the funny side of the Checquered Flag-Gate:
Winnie Harlow explained her side, complete with the reference to the iconic Shaggy song!
Because of the snafu, Ricciardo’s Fastest Lap did not count and the official Fastest Lap went to his teammate Verstappen instead. Poor Dan!
Brendon Hartley was medically-cleared after his first lap shunt:
The Canadian GP in 60 seconds:
And the Tweet of the Race:
We go into the “unknown” next: Can the Paul Ricard Circuit spring a surprise on us? For the meantime, go check out the numerous debates on the shortcomings of modern day F1 on social media. If for anything, you’ll get a laugh on how hilariously myopic and entitled some of the “fans” are. You’re welcome.