Canadian GP excerpt… and a teaser, too

I couldn’t help myself: I just had to post an early excerpt of the Canadian Grand Prix chapter of my Senna versus Schumacher book.

The Canadian GP first appeared on the Formula One World Championship in ’67, alternating between Mosport Park in Bowmanville, in the Ontario province, and Circuit Mont-Tremblant, in Quebec. After 1971 the race permanently moved to Mosport, only to relocate to its current home on the Île Notre-Dame in Montréal in 1978.

At that first occasion, Gilles Villeneuve, a Quebec native born in nearby Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, took the chequered flag, the only time a Canadian won his home Grand Prix to date. Villeneuve later went on to win the 1982 World Championship for Ferrari, after which the Montreal circuit was named after him.

Feel free to reply; I’m very curious for your opinions.

2 thoughts on “Canadian GP excerpt… and a teaser, too

  1. Hi! It’s been a long time since the last time I wrote something here. It seems things have been very quiet overall in the commenting front… what a shame!

    My first question is: why the change in the name? I loved “The Encounter Down Under” 😀

    And the second one: I thought you had only changed the post-Imola 1994 history, haha. Now Gilles is a world champion, instead of Keke Rosberg! Can I ask, did he retire after that? Or did he competed against Senna from 1984 onwards? I feel that they wouldn’t have got along very well…

    • Long time no read, Ferrim. Thanks for your reply. And I didn’t change the name — the story will still be called ‘The Encounter Down Under’ — but I decided on a different domain name.

      Regarding your 2nd question: I just thought I’d create an opening to another story. 😉

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