Canadian Grand Prix

2010 Podium l-r Maclaren Mercedes Team Principal, Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, from f1-gp.info

We’ve got a little longer to wait for the Canadian Grand Prix, since it isn’t until next weekend: 13th June. There’s been a Canadian Grand Prix on the Formula 1 race calender since 1961, bar ’75, ’87 and ’09. That’s a lot of winners, albeit, there have been 8 drivers who have won it multiple times. Some names you may recognise, some you may not, and they range from the distinctive Ayrton, to the not so unusual Peter:

1961 – Peter Ryan

1962 – Masten Gregory

1963/1964 – Pedro Roderígez

1965 – Jim Hall

1966 – Mark Donohue

1967 – John ‘Jack’ Brabham

1968 – Denis ‘Denny’ Hulme

1969/1970 – Jacques ‘Jacky’ Ickx

1971/1972 – John ‘Jackie’ Stewart

1973 – Peter Revson

1974 – Emerson Fittipaldi

1976 – James Hunt

1977 – Jody Scheckter

1978 – Gilles Villeneuve

1979/1980 – Alan Jones

1981 – Jacques Laffite

1982/1984/1991 – Nelson Piquet

1983 – René Arnoux

1985 – Michele Alboreto

1986 – Nigel Mansell

1988/1990 – Ayrton Senna

1989 – Thierry Boutsen

1992 – Gerhard Berger

1993 – Alain Prost

1994/1997/1998/2000/2002/2003/2004 – Michael Schumacher

1995 – Jean Alesi

1996 – Damon Hill

1999 – Mika Hakkinen*

2001 – Ralf Schumacher

2005 – Kimi Raikkonnen*

2006 – Fernando Alonso

2007/2010 – Lewis Hamilton

2008 – Robert Kubica

* There should be umlauts on some of the letters in their names. I can’t do them, apologies.

2011 – Jenson Button

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8 thoughts on “Canadian Grand Prix

  1. Woo, Jack Brabham!

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    • As much as I hate to say it, Sebastian will probably be the next name on this list, he’s unstoppable at the moment.

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      • Yeah, jammy git. His name is pretty cool though.

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      • He really was in Monaco, my Dad really hates him, Button or Alonso should’ve won, and would’ve done, if there hadn’t been that crash and the red flag, so Vettel could change his tyres to a fresh set.

        I was thinking about his name the other day, and possible nicknames, I’m not sure how I got to it, but at the moment, I want to befriend a Sebastian so I can call him Baxter. I can be so shallow 😉

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      • I’m going to remember that … Baxter or Bax for Sebastian, people are always asking for a nice nn for that name.

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  2. Gwen

    I keep a place in my heart for Nigel. He’s such a geeky chic kind of name, and I can’t get enough of him.

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  3. Jensen Button came first after all, go Britain! We came third.

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    • Yes, out of the three brits, one came first, and the other two didn’t cross the finish line 🙂

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