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Can-tastic Day | JEV's blog Jun 12, 2013
Jean-Eric Vergne arrived in Canada on a run of good form and left on a high having scored his best ever finish in F1.
Not much to smile about - Daniel's blog Jun 11, 2013
Daniel Ricciardo finished 15th in the Canadian Grand Prix. He qualified in the top 10 but after a penalty started 11th. He made a fast start, rose to ninth by the first corner and then went up to...
The honey badger - Daniel's blog Jun 7, 2013
Having scored in four of the last five races, Toro Rosso come to Canada in decent form, albeit with Daniel still smarting from having failed to finish in Monaco.
From simulators to the real deal | JEV's blog Jun 7, 2013
If Toro Rosso's Jean-Eric Vergne was expecting a little peace and quiet after Monaco, he can guess again as he arrives in French-speaking Canada
Roll on Canada…- Daniel's blog May 30, 2013
Daniel Ricciardo’s Monaco Grand Prix ended on lap 62 when Romain Grosjean ran into the back of his Toro Rosso as the pair fought for 13th position. For Daniel it was a disappointing end to an...
- Montreal, Canada
- JUN 8, 2012 at 12:00 AM
- JUN 10, 2012 at 11:59 PM
The Canadian Grand Prix, known in French as the Grand Prix du Canada, has been an annual part of the Formula One World Championship since 1967. It was first staged at Mosport Park, Ontario as a sports car event. Once Formula One took over the event it was alternated between Mosport and Circuit Mont-Tremblant, until 1971 when safety concerns led to the Grand Prix moving permanently to Mosport. The year 1978 saw it move once again to its current home on Île Notre-Dame in Montreal. In 2005 the Canadian Grand Prix made history by becoming the most watched Formula One GP in the world, it was also the third most watched sporting event on the planet, behind only the Super Bowl and UEFA Champions League Final.
In the weeks leading up the Grand Prix, city officials trap as many groundhogs as they can in and around the race course, and transport the animals to nearby Ile Ste-Helene. Nonetheless, in 2007, a groundhog disrupted the practice session of Ralf Schumacher. On race day itself, Anthony Davidson had been running in third until he struck a groundhog, initially thought to be a beaver, which forced him to pit and repair the damage to his front wing. In 2008, a groundhog crossed the track at the hairpin in the 2nd practice session but luckily did not disrupt the session.
On October 7, 2008, the Canadian Grand Prix was dropped from the 2009 Formula One calendar since the US Grand Prix was dropped in 2007, this meant that in 2009 no Formula One race was held in North America for the first time since 1958. However on November 27, 2009, much to the delight of everyone involved with the sport, Quebec's officials and Canadian Grand Prix organisers announced they had reached a settlement with Formula One and signed a new five-year contract spanning the 2010-2014 seasons.
Michael Schumacher holds the record for the most wins on the circuit, with a staggering 7 to his name.