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Canadian Grand Prix

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Template:F1 race The Canadian Grand Prix (known in its native French as the Grand Prix du Canada) is a Formula One auto race held in Canada since 1967. It was first staged at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario and alternated Mont Tremblant-St Jovite Saint-Jovite, Quebec until 1978 when Montreal became its perrmanent home.

The first winner in Montreal was Quebec native, Gilles Villeneuve who died in 1982 on the final qualifying lap for the Belgian Grand Prix. A few weeks after his death, the race course in Montreal was named Circuit Gilles Villeneuve after him.

The 1997 Canadian Grand Prix was stopped early due to a huge accident involving Olivier Panis. Panis spun off and broke his legs. He was sidelined for nine races and some see it as the turning point in 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. The wall also caught out Ricardo Zonta, who, at the time, was a reigning sports car champion.

G.Fisichella, M.Schumacher and E.Irvine on the podium of the 1998 Canadian Grand Prix
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G.Fisichella, M.Schumacher and E.Irvine on the podium of the 1998 Canadian Grand Prix

Because of tobacco legislations, new venues, and a maximum of 17 races on the schedule, the Canadian Grand Prix was preliminarily removed from the 2004 F1 schedule. However, Canadian officials were able to raise enough money to keep a Grand Prix race, with the FIA allowing expansion to an 18 race schedule.


Winners of the Canadian Grands Prix

Year Driver Team Location Report
1967 Jack Brabham (Australia) Brabham-Repco Mosport Park Report
1968 Denny Hulme (New Zealand) McLaren-Ford Mont-Tremblant Report
1969 Jacky Ickx (Belgium) Brabham-Ford Mosport Park Report
1970 Jacky Ickx (Belgium) Ferrari Mont-Tremblant Report
1971 Jackie Stewart (Britain) Tyrrell-Ford Mosport Park Report
1972 Jackie Stewart (Britain) Tyrrell-Ford Mosport Park Report
1973 Peter Revson (United States) McLaren-Ford Mosport Park Report
1974 Emerson Fittipaldi (Brazil) McLaren-Ford Mosport Park Report
1976 James Hunt (Britain) McLaren-Ford Mosport Park Report
1977 Jody Scheckter (South Africa) Wolf-Ford Mosport Park Report
1978 Gilles Villeneuve (Canada) Ferrari Circuit Ile Notre Dame Report
1979 Alan Jones (Australia) Williams-Ford Circuit Ile Notre Dame Report
1980 Alan Jones (Australia) Williams-Ford Circuit Ile Notre Dame Report
1981 Jacques Laffite (France) Ligier-Matra Circuit Ile Notre Dame Report
1982 Nelson Piquet (Brazil) Brabham-BMW Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
1983 Rene Arnoux (France) Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
1984 Nelson Piquet (Brazil) Brabham-BMW Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
1985 Michele Alboreto (Italy) Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
1986 Nigel Mansell (Britain) Williams-Honda Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
1988 Ayrton Senna (Brazil) McLaren-Honda Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
1989 Thierry Boutsen (Belgium) Williams-Renault Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
1990 Ayrton Senna (Brazil) McLaren-Honda Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
1991 Nelson Piquet (Brazil) Benetton-Ford Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
1992 Gerhard Berger (Austria) McLaren-Honda Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
1993 Alain Prost (France) Williams-Renault Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
1994 Michael Schumacher (Germany) Benetton-Ford Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
1995 Jean Alesi (France) Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
1996 Damon Hill (Britain) Williams-Renault Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
1997 Michael Schumacher (Germany) Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
1998 Michael Schumacher (Germany) Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
1999 Mika Häkkinen (Finland) McLaren-Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
2000 Michael Schumacher (Germany) Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
2001 Ralf Schumacher (Germany) Williams-BMW Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
2002 Michael Schumacher (Germany) Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
2003 Michael Schumacher (Germany) Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
2004 Michael Schumacher (Germany) Ferrari Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report
2005 Kimi Räikkönen (Finland) McLaren-Mercedes Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Report

External link

Official website (http://www.grandprix.ca/)


Races in the Formula One championship:
2005 championship Grand Prix events:

Australian | Malaysian | Bahrain | San Marino | Spanish | Monaco | European | Canadian | U.S.
French | British | German | Hungarian | Turkish | Italian | Belgian | Brazilian | Japanese | Chinese

Past championship Grand Prix events:

Argentine | Austrian | Czechoslovakian | Dutch | Indy 500 | Las Vegas | Luxembourg | Mexican | Morocco
Pacific | Pescara | Portuguese | South African | Swedish | Swiss | USA East | USA West

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