May 30

A better environment with the Grand Prix du Canada (10)

New initiative by the organization and its partner

Grand Prix F1 du Canada 2013Use of recycled and recyclable materials and tree planting thanks to a partnership between Cascades and F1 Grand Prix du Canada

The Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada is pleased to announce today the creation of an original program, developed with the exceptional collaboration of Cascades Inc. Indeed, the Canadian company will help create floral arrangements to decorate each of the 600 tables of the corporate suites complex located alongside the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve for the weekend of June 7, 8 and 9. They will also be used as centerpieces in the media lounge, where the meals for the international press present in Montréal will be served. Already created from recycled materials, plastic parts and cardboard, the “centerpieces” will be entirely recycled after the event, while annual flowers and white pine shoots will be planted in Quebec in a predetermined location.

“We are grateful that Cascades and its leaders have agreed to work with us to create this new initiative, both simple and environmentally positive, which adds to those of the same kind already put forward since several years by our organization, declared François Dumontier, President and CEO of Octane Racing Group Inc. and President of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada. It is often said that every little step to improve the environmental footprint is important. For us, the sum of small gestures can make a difference. ”

“Cascades is pleased to join the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada in providing ecological table centers, which is part of the organization’s process that aims at reducing the environmental impact of the event. Especially since F1 has committed itself with clear guidelines to reduce its CO2 emissions, using advanced technologies to reduce fuel consumption and improve vehicle safety, which will have impact on personal vehicles in the near future. It is through the development and technological improvements that we will enjoy a better environment, ” affirmed Alain Lemaire, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Cascades.

Note that in addition to being recognized for thirty-four years as the annual round of the World Championship where almost all of the hundreds of thousands of spectators arrive to the circuit using public transport, the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada works in collaboration with the Consortium écho-logique since 2004, assigned to the collection and recycling of waste during the weekend of the event. A non-for-profit organization, the Consortium écho-logique deploys a brigade of about sixty people each year during the three days of the event who collect more than 23,000 pounds of recyclable materials (wood, cardboard and paper, metals, plastics, glass) in addition to composting all materials that could be.

It is important to acknowledge that since 1997, the FIA and Formula 1 teams have put forward programs to capture gas emissions in order to make the World Championship carbon neutral. The appearance on the cars in 2010 of the kinetic energy recovery system – the KERS – and the new turbocharged V six-cylinder in 2014, are some other illustrations of the environmental concerns of Formula 1.

Two additional sold-out grandstands

The Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada confirmed today that grandstands 24 and 31 are now full, having sold all seats available to the public for June 7, 8 and 9, in addition to the grandstands 1, 22 and 34. Supporters who would like to join the expected thousands of spectators should communicate without further delay with the ticket service of the Grand Prix du Canada at 514 350-0000 or 1-855-790-1245, every day of the week; between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets can also be ordered on secured websites www.circuitgillesvilleneuve.ca or www.admission.com. A circuit map illustrating the exact location of the grandstands where seats are still available is presented on the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada website.

It is always possible to order one or more corporate packages to experience the event in one of the excusive suites located alongside the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve by contacting Anne-Marie de Champlain, at (514) 350-4731.

A Canadian company established in Montreal, Octane Racing Group Inc. is the promoter of the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA, under an agreement with Formula One Administration Limited and Formula 1 World Championship Limited (together the holder of commercialization rights of F1).

source: octanemanagement.ca