Once again the Gilles Villeneuve circuit at Montreal delivered a spectacular race on Sunday. “It was the craziest race in the world”, the papers said. Pouring rain that flooded the track made the race unpredictable and packed with surprises: Button’s overtaking manoeuvre, spins by Webber, Alonso and Massa, the Hamilton car bashing.
Everything was normal at the start, with Vettel ahead of Alonso and Massa, but after a number of safety car appearances the race was suspended due to increasingly heavy rain. The re-start happened about two hours later, with the teams choosing to use P Zero Orange full-wet tyres to then move on to intermediates and slicks as the track dried. In the end, Button, who chose P Zero Red Supersofts on the 51st lap, won the race with 2.7 seconds on Vettel and Webber.
“It was one of the most exciting and unpredictable Grands Prix seen so far this season, with an incredible drive by Jenson Button and all three podium positions decided on the last lap”, explained Paul Hembery, Pirelli’s director of motor sport. “We finally had a wet race, which showed the efficiency of our P Zero orange full-wets and also the P Zero Blue intermediates. The final battle for the podium was, without doubt, one of our most important moments”.
Categories: Formula 1