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9 JUNE 2017

The Canadian Grand Prix is an annual auto race held in Canada since 1961.

The Canadian Grand Prix is an annual auto race held in Canada since 1961. It has been part of the Formula One World Championship since 1967. It was first staged at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario as a sports car event, before alternating between Mosport and Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Quebec after Formula One took over the event. After 1971, safety concerns led to the Grand Prix moving permanently to Mosport. In 1978, after similar safety concerns with Mosport, the Canadian Grand Prix moved to its current home on Notre Dame Island in Montreal.

In 2005, the Canadian Grand Prix was the most watched Formula One GP in the world. The race was also the third most watched sporting event worldwide, behind the first place Super Bowl XXXIX and the UEFA Champions League Final. Preceding the qualifying session in 2014, the Grand Prix organizers announced they had agreed to a 10-year extension to keep the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve through 2024. “Montréal and Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve produce one of the most exciting Grands Prix of the season.

On 7 October 2008, the Canadian Grand Prix was dropped from the 2009 Formula One calendar, which left the Montreal race off the list for the first time since 1987. In the provisional 2009 schedule released in June 2008, the Canadian Grand Prix was to have been held on June 7, a date taken by the 2009 Turkish Grand Prix in the revised schedule.

The Grand Prix is the largest tourist attraction in Canada, with tens of millions of dollars expected to be spent.

The 2017 Grand Prix starts from 9th June. Grand Prix offers a memorable experience to all attendees of the F1 Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal. In a unique setting and spectacular backdrop, Montreal is the charming second largest city in Canada and it makes this sport event a ‘must-attend’.