Canadian GP 2024: Here is full schedule for the epic Montreal showdown

The Canadian Grand Prix weekend kicks off with two practice sessions on Friday, June 7, allowing teams to fine-tune their setups and strategies.

Shubham Shekhar
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The 2024 Formula 1 season, marked by its competitive spirit and unexpected outcomes, now heads to Montreal for the much-anticipated Canadian Grand Prix. This race, taking place from June 7-9, serves as the ninth round of the championship and promises to deliver thrilling action on the iconic Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

A Look Back: Recent Drama in Monte Carlo

The excitement of the season has been palpable, particularly after the Monaco Grand Prix, where local hero Charles Leclerc clinched his first victory of the season. Ferrari and McLaren dominated the event, securing four of the top spots, while reigning champion Max Verstappen faced an uncharacteristic struggle, finishing in sixth place.

Verstappen's teammate, Sergio Perez, suffered a disastrous race, crashing on the first lap in a collision involving Haas drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Kevin Magnussen. This also led to some unexpected developments as no overtakes occurred during 78 lap long race.

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve: A Brief Overview

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, a partial street track known for its exciting racing and the notorious 'Wall of Champions,' offers a unique challenge. The track's layout combines fast straights with tight corners, demanding precision and skill from the drivers. The Canadian Grand Prix is renowned for its unpredictable nature, often leading to dramatic races and unexpected results.

Championship Standings

Despite his setback in Monaco, Verstappen maintains a 31-point lead in the Drivers' Championship over second-placed Leclerc. With Lando Norris and Carlos Sainz also in close pursuit, the battle for the title is heating up. Verstappen's quest for a fourth consecutive championship is far from assured, as competitors from Ferrari, McLaren, and Mercedes prove to be formidable challengers.

What to Watch For

As the championship progresses into its middle third, all eyes will be on whether Verstappen can bounce back from his recent hiccup and extend his lead. Meanwhile, Leclerc, Norris, Sainz, and others will be eager to capitalize on any opportunity to close the gap in the standings.

With the competitive dynamics seen so far, the Canadian Grand Prix promises to be a pivotal point in the season. The blend of high stakes, challenging track conditions, and the relentless pursuit of victory ensures that fans will be on the edge of their seats throughout the weekend.

Canadian Grand Prix Schedule

The Canadian Grand Prix weekend kicks off with two practice sessions on Friday, June 7, allowing teams to fine-tune their setups and strategies. The third practice session and the all-important qualifying rounds take place on Saturday, June 8, setting the stage for the main event on Sunday, June 9.

Here is the full schedule: 

Date Event Time
07 JUN Practice 1 23:00 - 00:00
08 JUN Practice 2 02:30 - 03:30
08 JUN Practice 3 22:00 - 23:00
09 JUN Qualifying 01:30 - 02:30
09 JUN Race 23:30
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