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.