F1 Raceweek: Hamilton seeks to match Schumacher - Canadian Grand Prix in numbers


That display of emotion confirmed Hamilton's unchallenged supremacy in Montreal, but he faces a much more hard challenge from rivals this weekend as the leading teams take their scheduled revised second engines of the season.

The Briton shed tears of joy after collecting his first career win in 2007 on the island circuit and there were more tears a year ago when he equalled childhood idol Ayrton Senna's 65 career poles and was presented with a race worn helmet by the Brazilian great's family.

The Briton has had an enduring love affair with Montreal.

That is your look ahead to the possible stories to follow this weekend in Canada.

Notably, Mr. Hamilton performs well at the Canadian Grand Prix having won it 6X, and 1 more win and he will match Michael Schumacher's wins record there.

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The Silver Arrows now lead both the drivers and constructors championships after six races.

All teams are allowed to use a maximum of three power units during the course of the 21-race season.

Toto Wolff hoping Mercedes can outperform Ferrari and Red Bull in Canada. "It's a circuit where overtaking is relatively straightforward, speeds are high and the cars are pushed to their limits".

All six cars will have upgraded power units for the power sensitive Gilles Villeneuve circuit in Montreal.

Spanish reports say Honda has signed up a key engineer from Mercedes, Axel Wendorff.

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The big loser could well be McLaren who have been the slowest in a straight line throughout this year and are unlikely to make up that deficit in other areas.

Racing begins Friday with two practice sessions, followed by qualifying on Saturday and the race on Sunday afternoon.

Kimi Raikkonen's name can also be added to the list of past winners giving Ferrari a potent one-two punch. "But let's see where we are".

Last year Stroll was racing alongside the experienced Felipe Massa.

Mercedes also typically struggle to extract the same level of performance from softer tyres than their rivals and have been more conservative in their approach with just five sets of Hypersoft and five Ultrasoft, compared to eight and three sets respectively for both Ferrari and Red Bull. "We're looking forward to the challenge".

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