About the circuit
The Grand Prix of Canada first came to Montreal back in 1978, when it took place on the artificial island in the midst of St. Lawrence River. The circuit later got renamed in the honor of Gilles Villeneuve – the Canadian driver who topped the first F1 race in the Isle Notre Dame circuit.
While the infrastructure already makes the event one of the most anticipated in the F1 calendar, the track holds its specialty in the form of slow and rapid corners, along with a very long straight that together demands a lot from the cars’ engines. However, drivers love this circuit the most only because it is one of the few GP tracks where they can overtake. Not to forget, the annual stopover in Canada is also popular among the F1 circus.