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Circuit Gilles - Villeneuve
Jun 9 2017
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The Canadian Grand Prix is a Formula One auto race held in Canada since 1967. It is also known in French as the Grand Prix du Canada. Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario was the venue of the first Canadian Grand Prix. It was alternated between Mosport and Mont Tremblant, Quebec until 1971 when safety concerns lead to the Grand Prix moving permanently to Mosport. The Canadian Grand Prix moved to its current home on Ile Notre-Dame in Montreal in 1978.The Canadian Grand Prix has the honor of being the most watched Formula 1 Auto Race in the world. The race was the third most watched sporting event on the planet in 2005.
Quebec native Gilles Villeneuve was the first winner in Montreal who died in 1982 on the final qualifying lap for the Belgian Grand Prix. The race course in Montreal was named Circuit Gilles Villeneuve after him just few weeks after his death. Gilles Villeneuve had the distinction of being one of the first inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame.
Already dispiriting because of the death of Villeneuve a month earlier, the 1982 Canadian Grand Prix saw another horrific accident when Villeneuve's teammate Didier Pironi stalled on the grid. The stationary car was clipped by Raul Boesel, and Riccardo Paletti then slammed into the back of Pironi's Ferrari. Pironi and F1 doctor Sid Watkins came to Paletti's aid to try to extract him from his car, which briefly caught fire. Paletti was extracted after a half hour and flown to a nearby hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Owing to sponsorship dispute between two local breweries, Labatt and Molson, race was not held In 1987. The startline moved to its current position when the break track was modified
A huge accident involving Olivier Panis led to the early stoppage of the 1997 Canadian Grand Prix. Panis broke his legs in this accident. He was sidelined for nine races. It was indeed a great misfortune for the career of the 1996 Monaco Grand Prix winner .
In 1999, the final corner of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve became well-known for catching out former World Champions. Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve all crashed into the same wall which had the slogan Bienvenue au Qu?bec (Welcome to Quebec in English) on it. The wall became famous as the "Wall of Champions". Ricardo Zonta, was a reigning sports car champion at his time was also become victim of the wall. World Champion Fernando Alonso, GP2 Champion Nico Rosberg and CART Champion Juan Pablo Montoya have also fallen victim to the wall in recent years.
The Canadian Grand Prix was preliminarily removed from the 2004 F1 schedule because of tobacco legislation, new venues, and a maximum of 17 races on the schedule. However, With the FIA allowing expansion to an 18 race schedule, the Canadian officials were successful to raise enough money to keep a Grand Prix race.