The first Canadian Grand Prix race was conducted in 1961 and since then the race has been held every year except in 1975, 1987, and 2009. Though the first race took place in 1961, it became a part of the Formula One World Championship in 1967.
On 9 June, the 2019 F1 Canadian Grand Prix race will be held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve. Sebastian Vettel is the defending champion and the driver to have won the most Canadian GP titles is the German retired racing driver Michael Schumacher with 7 victories.
Who won the First Canadian GP?
The first Canadian GP title was awarded to the American-born Canadian racer Peter Ryan who had a very short Formula one career. He was racing with Lotus-Climax and it was his only win in Formula One, which was a non-Championship sports car race until 1967.
The driver who won the first Canadian GP World Championship title was Jack Brabham in 1967, which was his first Canadian GP title and also the last one. Pedro Rodriguez was the first racer to win the title twice in a row and he won it in 1963 and 1964.
Who Won the Canadian Grand Prix 2018?
The 2018 Canadian Grand Prix was the 55th edition of the event since its inception in 1961. It was the 7th race in the 2018 FIA F1 World Championship and was won by the German racing driver Sebastian Vettel. Lewis Hamilton was the defending champion who has won the title 3 consecutive times in 2015, 2016, and 2017.
The 2018 title was Vettel’s second Canadian GP win and was first with Ferrari. Vettel won the first Canadian GP in 2013 when he was racing with Red Bull. This victory marked the first Canadian GP Constructor Championship for Red Bull and a second came in with Daniel Ricciardo in 2014.
F1 Racers with more than 1 Canadian GP Titles
Since the inauguration of the Canadian Grand Prix, many professional drivers have been awarded as the winner more than once. The most successful Canadian GP driver is Michael Schumacher who has won the title on 7 occasions. He won back-to-back titles in 1997 and 1998 and again won the title 3 times in a row.
Listed down is the table of drivers with more than one title wins.
|Number of Wins||Driver||Years|
|7||Michael Schumacher||1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004|
|6||Lewis Hamilton||2007, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2017|
|3||Nelson Piquet||1982, 1984, 1991|
|2||Pedro Rodríguez||1963, 1964|
|Jacky Ickx||1969, 1970|
|Jackie Stewart||1971, 1972|
|Alan Jones||1979, 1980|
|Ayrton Senna||1988, 1990|
|Sebastian Vettel||2013, 2018|
List of Canadian Grand Prix Winners Since 1961
The most Canadian GP Constructors’ Championship has been won by Ferrari with 14 victories. The team to stand second with 13 wins is McLaren and their last win was in 2012. Vettel and Ferrari are the defending Drivers’ and Constructors’ respectively, go through the complete winners’ list of the race below.
|1967||Mosport||Jack Brabham||Brabham Repco|
|1968||Mont-Tremblant||Denis Hulme||McLaren Ford|
|1969||Mosport||Jacky Ickx||Brabham Ford|
|1971||Mosport||Jackie Stewart||Tyrrell Ford|
|1972||Mosport||Jackie Stewart||Tyrrell Ford|
|1973||Mosport||Peter Revson||McLaren Ford|
|1974||Mosport||Emerson Fittipaldi||McLaren Ford|
|1976||Mosport||James Hunt||McLaren Ford|
|1977||Mosport||Jody Scheckter||Wolf Ford|
|1978||Ile Notre-Dame||Gilles Villeneuve||Ferrari|
|1979||Ile Notre-Dame||Alan Jones||Williams Ford|
|1980||Ile Notre-Dame||Alan Jones||Williams Ford|
|1981||Ile Notre-Dame||Jacques Laffite||Ligier Matra|
|1982||Gilles-Villeneuve||Nelson Piquet||Brabham BMW|
|1984||Gilles-Villeneuve||Nelson Piquet||Brabham BMW|
|1986||Gilles-Villeneuve||Nigel Mansell||Williams Honda|
|1988||Gilles-Villeneuve||Ayrton Senna||McLaren Honda|
|1989||Gilles-Villeneuve||Thierry Boutsen||Williams Renault|
|1990||Gilles-Villeneuve||Ayrton Senna||McLaren Honda|
|1991||Gilles-Villeneuve||Nelson Piquet||Benetton Ford|
|1992||Gilles-Villeneuve||Gerhard Berger||McLaren Honda|
|1993||Gilles-Villeneuve||Alain Prost||Williams Renault|
|1994||Gilles-Villeneuve||Michael Schumacher||Benetton Ford|
|1996||Gilles-Villeneuve||Damon Hill||Williams Renault|
|1999||Gilles-Villeneuve||Mika Häkkinen||McLaren Mercedes|
|2001||Gilles-Villeneuve||Ralf Schumacher||Williams BMW|
|2005||Gilles-Villeneuve||Kimi Räikkönen||McLaren Mercedes|
|2007||Gilles-Villeneuve||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren Mercedes|
|2008||Gilles-Villeneuve||Robert Kubica||BMW Sauber|
|2010||Gilles-Villeneuve||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren Mercedes|
|2011||Gilles-Villeneuve||Jenson Button||McLaren Mercedes|
|2012||Gilles-Villeneuve||Lewis Hamilton||McLaren Mercedes|
|2013||Gilles-Villeneuve||Sebastian Vettel||Red Bull Renault|
|2014||Gilles-Villeneuve||Daniel Ricciardo||Red Bull Renault|