FEATURED ARTICLES

Black is the new green.

I was recently asked to shoot the RWB Porsche 911 aka Pandora One. Of course I wasn’t going to pass that up. I had to a week to figure out …

STAYFRESH CREW

Little Things

Something about celebrating another trip around the sun that makes...

FCF2014

Like I always say, First Class Fitment is one of...

The Hunt

Once in a while you regret things in life and...

ON FATLACE TV

Nike Releases New Products for Athletes

Nike has announced the release of several new performance products...

The Road Trip Video

...

Ruck Out Hawaii Video

Better late than never here is the official Ruck Out...

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Grand Prix experience [F1]

F1 Grand Prix du Canada 2010

Montreal

In the 1960s the rivalry between French and English speaking Canada meant that the country’s Grand Prix had two homes: Mosport Park one year and Mont-Tremblant the next. By 1970, however, Mont-Tremblant was deemed too dangerous and the race moved full time to Mosport Park.

In 1977 the French Canadians, motivated by the incredible success of Gilles Villeneuve, decided it was about time they built a race track. Building a new circuit simply wasn’t feasible, however, as time and money were against them. Their solution was simple and effective. Taking the Ile Notre-Dame, they connected all the island’s roads and made a circuit. The island had been the home of the 1967 World Fair (Expo’67) and was full of futuristic looking buildings. It was, everyone agreed, a perfect venue for a Grand Prix.

After $2m was spent on upgrading the circuit to Formula One standards, the first race was held there in October 1978. Gilles Villeneuve, in his first season with Ferrari, was yet to win a Formula One race, but at his home Grand Prix he took a memorable debut victory. Following his tragic death in 1982, the track was renamed in his honour.

His son, Jacques, never won at the track but some of the great drivers of the sport have taken the spoils here. Michael Schumacher holds the record of having won seven times in Canada. It is also the scene of Jean Alesi’s single Grand Prix victory in 1995, driving the number 27 Ferrari, the same car number which carried Gilles Villeneuve into the hearts of the Canadian Formula One fans.

Text: Formula1.com
photo: jmartinez

for more photos,  click here!

j.martinez

Comments are closed.

Tags

Related Content

  • Little Things

    Something about celebrating another trip around the sun that makes you appreciate all of life’s blessings. This year I spent it enjoying all of my little things. Because little things …

  • FCF2014

    Like I always say, First Class Fitment is one of the best if not the best show of the season for most on the East Coast – and this year …

  • The Hunt

    Once in a while you regret things in life and alot of the times you find yourself reliving the past. This week was one of those weeks. I unloaded my …