If you’ve planned your life properly, next Wednesday you should be heading for Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, one of five tracks we race at this year that have hosted formula 1 races. (Mont Tremblant, Indy, Watkins Glen and CoTA are the others, but the track formerly known as Mosport began hosting the non-championship Canadian Grand Prix in 1961. Watkins Glen was the first of these five tracks to host a Formula 1 World Championship race but Mosport followed with its first championship race in 1967.) The track offers blind corners, wonderful, fast sweeping turns and challenging elevation changes, sometimes all together, over a 2.46 mile natural terrain circuit.
The event schedule gives you plenty of track time to learn the circuit if you haven’t been there before and, if you have, plenty of time to truly enjoy yourself. After practice and qualifying sessions the schedule becomes a series of races with each finishing position order setting the grid for the next race, so don’t skip a session!
While the schedule is filled with racing, there are many off-track activities as well. In fact there are so many spread through the weekend (among them the Steam Whistle Paddock Tour on Friday and the VGP Reception/Dinner on Saturday) there will be no Monoposto Party. Trophies for 2018 Champions will be on hand so if you’re one and are there we will find you.
As a final note, if you miss this great event remember that the le Sommet des Légends
at Mont Tremblant is in a month so get your entry in ASAP.