Race Number Three in Europe arrives at... Montreal
A quirk of the continental calendar sees F1’s ‘European leg’ make a brief pit-stop over the Atlantic, as Lewis Hamilton looks to bounce back from the team error that cost him victory in Monaco a fortnight ago.
Canada could hardly be a better venue for the world champion to regain momentum in the title fight: Lewis has taken the chequered flag in Montreal on three occasions, and is the only driver on the current grid to record multiple wins.
The circuit has form as well, having hosted what many regard as the greatest F1 race of the century in 2011, when Jenson Button claimed victory from the back of the field in treacherous conditions.
That grand prix broke all manner of records, with six safety cars deployed over nearly five hours of racing. A race even fractionally as entertaining this weekend would be very welcome after the mediocre stuff we’ve witnessed recently.