Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve & The Wall of Champions
Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is legendary for its wall. Dubbed ‘The Wall of Champions’, it ended the race of many world champions. It may sound like no big deal but seriously, it’s tricky. Our favourite website Axis of Oversteer provides a good turn by turn piece of advise on how to prepare for ‘The Wall.’
- Turn 13&14:
- The last chicane.
- Position the car track-left, as you head for the brake zone.
- You’ll be going over 150 mph. So, apply a hard brake application at the 400 marker (just before the bridge).
- Downshift from 6th to 3rd Gear.
- Be very careful with curb strikes in this chicane. Inside the flat rumble strips are two large bumps at each apex. Striking these humps can cause quite a bit of damage. (Davies Motorsports Services)
Below is a video by Pirelli that shows you how incredibly demanding the whole track is. You need good grip from your tires, and plenty of stopping power from your brakes.
And here’s how the crashes usually look like: