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The 2006 Canadian Grand Prix Preview

Tom Keeble previews the ninth round of the season and rates the teams' chances of success at the Canadian Grand Prix

The Canadian Grand Prix is hosted at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal. The circuit sees the teams looking for minimum drag settings, also exposing excessive brake wear.

Analysis

The Canadian circuit is little used, so it tends to start very green, which makes tyre selection a little tricky. Add the emphasis on low drag, which will see the teams with their lowest downforce levels of the year, and it is clear that mechanical grip is vital. Those who have the most powerful engines will be able to add downforce without becoming vulnerable on the straights, which is why this is a circuit that rewards power.

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