just checked these amazing stats: 7 wins for MS at Gilles Villeneuve Circuit. 7!!!!
just looking at that figure dazzles me.
just saw as well that he won France 8!!!! times
Magny Courts at France was a track with a specific fast corner that MS and Kimi by far showed their Spa fast corner talent at work, they made sure Rubens and Massa never came close there.
Also remember even the races MS didn't win, he did well at Canada in 2005 and France 2003- on a weekend where michelin tyres shod cars of Williams, Mclaren and Renault were competiive, MS set the car up the way he normally did and maximised his strong areas of the track and went on for a podium, a crucial weekend for his final points tally that year, ferrari suffered in the tyre war against williams and mclaren on certain tracks in 2003 and france was one of them. 2003 France qualifying also showed a bigger then larger gap when MS qualified in the wet against Rubens, showing his true srenght on that track.
I also believe that if Magney Cours and Imola were on the calender now, that hands down, Rosberg would have a tough time getting MS there. Remember in 2010, Brawn commented MS was fast in fast corners, but losing time in the slower ones, and in 2010, he was fast at turkey/spa/suzuka, the tracks with fast stuff along with Spain, and Monaco always competitive.
The thing with Canada, Michael never realised what he why he was so strong there, he admitted so, but in the end it came down to his breaking, it's a breaking track, and we know from his pitstop slow downs, he is very precise finding limits. Last year's Canada for MS was terrible, whatever issues he had last season definately came out on that track as well, hopefully it'll be a better show for him, but I hope the DRS works well, because we have 2 DRS zones, and it could work very well for Mercedes, but tyres and how they react, in the dark on that one again.
Edited by SeanValen, 07 June 2011 - 23:29.