June 03, 2013
Oddly, there are many similarities between Montreal and Monaco. Both speak French, for example, but I was more interested in the tracks. Both are hard on the brakes; Montreal is the only place I've ever seen a brake disc explode, for example. Both are relatively narrow with close walls, though Canada has more run-off room in general. It's still no Abu Dhabi, though, and is quite unforgiving. Both tracks will have the super-soft tires on hand, though Canada will also have the mediums available (Monaco had softs).
There are plenty of differences, of course. Where Monaco is a high-downforce circuit, Montreal is just the opposite. Lots of fast bits broken up by slow, slow turns categorize Canada, which is why the brakes get such a workout here. You're just stomping on the clampers here. Also, in Montreal they've got better beer and worse food than in Monaco, unless you like donuts.
Which is to say, Canada is a fun track, arguably the best in F1 (though I wouldn't vote for it). There's always safety cars here, the weather often plays a part (2011: two hour rain delay!), and good races are common. And the Legendary Announce Team will be bringing it to us with their usual je ne sais quoi. Here's the broadcast schedule:
1p - 230p: Practice 2 live NBCSN
12noon - 130p: Quals live NBCSN
1p - 330p: 2013 Grand Prix of Canada, live on NBC
Whaddya know, a race you don't have to get up at 530am for! Yay us! Of course, F1Update! will be all over the race, or something like that, so don't move a muscle. Ever.
See you then.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at June 03, 2013 07:02 AM (+rSRq)
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(In character. As a 17th century guy. Yes, we the fannish are weird.)
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