Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal, Canada

With the rapidly rising star that was Gille Villeneuve in 1978, and with Mosport Park being deemed too dangerous, a new track was built in record time for the Canadian GP that year. Situated, amazingly enough, on the man made Ile de Notre Dame in the middle of the St Lawrence Seaway, this 4.32 km course had the honour of seeing the local hero win on its inaugural outing.

After Gilles death in 1982 the circuit was renamed in honour of him. Since then circuit has seen little revision over the years apart from upgraded facilities and enhanced safety features, and has continued to enjoy F1 patronage. More recently it is now also home to regular NASCAR events.

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By Phil Clark

With the rapidly rising star that was Gille Villeneuve in 1978, and with Mosport Park being deemed too dangerous, a new track was built in record time for the Canadian GP that year. Situated, amazingly enough, on the man made Ile de Notre Dame in the middle of the St Lawrence Seaway, this 4.32 km course had the honour of seeing the local hero win on its inaugural outing.

After Gilles death in 1982 the circuit was renamed in honour of him. Since then circuit has seen little revision over the years apart from upgraded facilities and enhanced safety features, and has continued to enjoy F1 patronage. More recently it is now also home to regular NASCAR events.

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By Phil Clark

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