Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Weather - Québec, CA
FORMULA ONE RaceWeather
Friday, June 16
Showers & T-Storms
High 22°C/ 72°F
W 8-16 kph (5-10 mph)
Saturday, June 17
Low 15°C/ 59°F
High 18°C/ 65°F
N 8-16 kph (5-10 mph), G 24 kph (15 mph)
Sunday, June 19
Low 13°C/ 56°F
High 20°C/ 68°F
NE 16-24 kph (10-15 mph)
Forecast Discussion & Updates
Formula One – Canadian GP – Circuit Gilles Villeneuve –
Fri June 16 Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. 70% chance of rain. Total accumulation less than tenth of an inch. High around 72°F. West winds around 5-10 mph.
Sat June 17 Mostly cloudy. Showers. 80% chance of rain. Total accumulation half to an inch. Low around 59°F. High around 65°F. North winds around 5-10 mph, gusts up to 15 mph.
Sun June 18 Mostly cloudy. Low around 56°F. High around 68°F. Northeast winds around 10-15 mph.
Pirelli Grand Prix Du Canada – 2:00 PM
An upper-level low continues to hover over the area with an upper level high just south of it. These systems will remain over the area for the weekend and provide lift and instability to create showers. For the rest of today we can see a few showers and thunderstorms pop up around late tonight into the evening. Saturday may see scattered showers all day long. Father’s Day will mainly be cloudy with possible light showers but not something to worry too much about.
All times in EDT.
Updated: 6/16/23 10:30 AM EDT
IMSA Mark Sweeney (@IMSA_Wxman)
NHRA Elizabeth Ohlemacher (@NHRA_weather)
The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, also spelled Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve (French pronunciation: [siʁ.kɥi ʒil vilnœv]), is a 4.361 km (2.710 mi) motor racing circuit in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is the venue for the FIA Formula One Canadian Grand Prix. It has previously hosted the FIA World Sportscar Championship, the Champ Car World Series, the NASCAR Pinty’s Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series.
The venue hosted the Champ Car World Series Grand Prix of Montreal from 2002 to 2006.
Barriers run close to the circuit and many experienced drivers have been caught out by them. A particularly famous part of the circuit is the wall on the outside of the exit of the final chicane before the start/finish straight. In 1999 the wall, which bears the name Bienvenue au Québec (“”Welcome to Quebec””) giving it the nickname “”Mur du Québec”” (Quebec Wall), ended the race of three Formula One World Champions, Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve along with FIA GT champion Ricardo Zonta. Since then the wall has been nicknamed “”The Wall of Champions””. In subsequent years, 2009 world champion Jenson Button (2005) and four time World Champion Sebastian Vettel (2011, during free practice) also became victims of the wall.