Formula One With Peter Windsor: Canada3 min read
After the success of our Inside The Paddock series at Monaco, we, once again, caught up with award-winning journalist and former F1 Championship-winning Team Manager, Peter Windsor, to discuss the Canadian Grand Prix. This series of videos takes a look at the Iconic Canadian Grand Prix through the eyes of an expert who has spent decades working with the best in the industry – from Nigel Mansell and Sir Frank Williams to the Ferrari team and its classiest drivers.
Montreal’s Brilliant F1 Heritage
In this first instalment, Peter takes a look back at the Canadian Grand Prix of the past, discussing the late Niki Lauda’s visit to Canada with Brabham in 1979 and Thierry Boutsen’s first win in Formula One, for Williams in 1989.
Peter Windsor introduces the inimitable Craig Scarborough, who analyses the tech updates seen on some of the leading mid-field F1 teams on Thursday and Friday morning in Montreal. McLaren-Renault are looking good, and there are plenty of developments at Racing Point and Toro Rosso.
Low Drag In Canada
Craig Scarborough continues his lucid analysis of tech updates from the Canadian GP. In this video, he looks at Renault, Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull-Honda – and also laments the passing of low-drag rear wings on circuits like Montreal.
Peter Windsor evaluates Sebastian Vettel’s pole position for Ferrari in Canada and some of the other results from Saturday qualifying. Lewis Hamilton brilliantly qualified second in a trimmed-out car that Valtteri Bottas found difficult to drive; Charles Leclerc made it a Ferrari one-three; the Renault drivers did well – and so did the McLaren-Renault boys, Lando Norris particularly.
“Hopefully,” says Peter Windsor in this video, “Sebastian Vettel’s penalty in Canada will change the way that we write the rules about what racing drivers are allowed to do on the race track…” In our concluding video from the Canadian GP weekend, Peter analyses the Vettel incident from a number of angles – and sums up the Canadian GP in general: Montreal, 2019, will go down as the race that brought some acid to an otherwise straightforward year.
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