Canada first hosted a
The race has taken place in Canada every year since its inception, 2004 being the closest it has come to cancellation. Following a similar fate of Spa Francorchmps in Belgium, the Canadian Grand Prix has strict tobacco advertising regulations, and it was this that contributed to the race initially being taken off the ’04 calendar. However, funds were raised, and the race was re-instated.
Michael Schumacher has enjoyed much success in Canada, winning the event seven times, and hoping for an eighth victory this weekend. Notable drivers to not have won in Montreal include Gilles son,
The circuit is very tough on brakes, with lots of long runs followed by short and sharp corners. The circuit is reasonably good for over-taking, the most popular point being the tight hairpin just before the final 200mph straight. The final corner can also be advantageous for a pass, but that wall bites even the best of drivers.