Grand Prix Du Canada: Montréal, Holy ground
Get ready for THE race…June 10 to 12 2011, the Grand Prix Du Canada (Formula One) is taking place in Montreal. On October 8, 1978, on the occasion of Montreal’s first Grand Prix du Canada, a native son wins his first world championship race. On that day, Montreal, Ile Notre-Dame and its 4.5-kilometre track became Formula One holy ground. Ever since, every summer, tens of thousands of pilgrims have flocked to the island to watch the gods of motor racing. First there was Gilles Villeneuve. Then came Jones, Piquet, Mansell, Senna, Prost, Schumacher, Hill, Alonso, Hamilton and others, who all came to triumph and keep building on the legend of this always-thrilling Grand Prix. This year, it’s your turn to come celebrate!