In 1978 the Grand Prix of Canada came to Montreal, installed on
the site of 1967 Expo and the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, on a man-made island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River.
the Canadian Grand Prix circuit was renamed in honour of Gilles Villeneuve, the very popular Canadian driver, who died during
practice for the Belgium GP that year and who had won the first F1 race held on the Ile Notre Dame circuit in 1978. Because of its
excellent infrastructures, it is a popular event on the Formula One calendar.
The Canadian Grand Prix track is a mix of slow
and rapid corners with a very long straight which demands a lot of the engines. But its layout is popular with the drivers because
it is one of the few GP tracks where overtaking is possible, and the annual stopover in Canada remains one of the most popular with
the F1 circus. The track has been modified a few times in the past, involving minor reprofiling of some corners on safety grounds.
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