Tag Archive: Francois Dumontier

Jun 06

New Canada GP contract to be announced – report

Canada looks set to hold on to its popular place on the annual F1 schedule.

2014-06-05_0115Montreal race promoter Francois Dumontier has sounded alarmed in recent weeks and months, as the backing of the event by the varying levels of Canadian government was holding up the signing of a new ten-year contract beyond 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

May 06

Valérie Chiasson to contest the Grand Prix du Canada with Lombardi Honda Racing

First female driver confirmed for GP du Canada 2014…

2011-07-16_0006 After several successful seasons in karting, one runner-up Rookie title for her road racing debut (Toyota Cup Series) and another runner-up Rookie title in the Quebec ACT series, Québec driver Valérie Chiasson will realize her Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) debut at the Grand Prix du Canada, on the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit. She is presently the first female driver confirmed to contest the prestigious event on June 6, 7, and 8. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Canada GP chief happy with new F1 sound

Canadian grand prix promoter Francois Dumontier doesn’t mind the new and milder sound of formula one.

2013-06-06_0009 Earlier in 2014, Australian grand prix chief Ron Walker revealed his outrage at the loss of the screaming engines of the past, insisting fellow race promoters will also be looking into whether the sport had breached its contracts. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 23

Jean Todt and Marc Poulin are the honorary co-chairs of the 5th gala dinner “The Grand Evening” at the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada

Benefitting the Fondation de l’Hôpital du Sacré-Cœur and Moisson Montréal

The Grand Evening logo The Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada is pleased to confirm today that it will hold the fifth edition of its inaugural gala dinner, “The Grand Evening”, on 5 June.

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Apr 11

Race promoter Francois Dumontier is worried about the future of the Canadian grand prix

Promoter worried about Canada GP future

2013-06-06_0009 He told French-language La Presse newspaper that Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve needs to urgently conclude its talks with F1 authorities about extending the current contract beyond the June race. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

A nice way to celebrate a 35th Formula 1 Race in Montreal

HPG Masters on June 6,7 and 8 program

Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada 2014 Beauties of yesterday on track at Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

Future of Canada GP still hangs in balance

“Negotiations are moving forward between all parties and the tone is favourable”

2013-06-09_0419Quebec premier Pauline Marois met with F1 chief executive Bernie Ecclestone on Sunday and vowed to work hard to safeguard the future of the Canadian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

F1 marshal killed after Canadian GP

“The worker dropped his radio and attempted to pick it up”

2013-06-09_1405The F1 world is mourning its first fatality in over a decade, after a track marshal was killed in the wake of Sunday’s Canadian grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 03

Future unclear for Canadian GP

“I remain optimistic” – Francois Dumontier

2013-06-09The Canadian grand prix will be run and won this weekend without the future of the Montreal race being clear. Read the rest of this entry »

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 Read the rest of this entry »

May 30

BRP and the F1 Grand Prix du Canada: A Perfect Fit

“We are very pleased to have BRP as a partner this year”  – François Dumontier

BRPBRP (TSX: DOO) is making its debut at the Formula One (F1) Grand Prix du Canada on June 7-8-9, 2013 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montréal, Québec.

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May 27

Canadian Pianist Alain Lefèvre to perform National Anthem at the Grand Prix du Canada

The renowned Quebec musician will also perform at ”The Grand Evening”

Grand Prix F1 du Canada 2013The Canadian national Anthem to be played by Alain Lefèvre at the opening ceremony of the 2013 Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

BRP in the hands of the best drivers of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada

“We are proud of the relationship established with BRP” – François Dumontier

BRPBRP employees will create the trophies of the 2013 and 2014 editions of the Formula One (F1) Grand Prix du Canada for the third and fourth straight years. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20

Open House Day at the Grand Prix du Canada

Three Sold-Out Grandstands at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve

2011-06-09_0155The Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada is pleased to announce it’s highly anticipated “Open House Day”, which will take place on Thursday, June 6, at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve. Read the rest of this entry »

May 15

Canadian Grand Prix: Doubleheader for each support series

Ferrari Challenge,  Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, CTCC and Formula Tour 1600

Grand Prix F1 du Canada 2013The Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada is pleased to reveal its complete schedule for the weekend of June 7, 8 and 9, at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.

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May 09

The Grand Prix du Canada to support Moisson Montréal

The largest food bank in the country

Grand Prix F1 du Canada 2013On June 7, 8 and 9, spectators are invited to make a donation and drop off non-perishable food items. Read the rest of this entry »

May 01

Return of The Grand Prix F1 du Canada June 6th Gala to Benefit Local Charities

The Grand Evening to open festivities at the Grand Prix du Canada

The Grand Evening logoThe Fondation de l’Hôpital Sacré-Coeur de Montréal and the Canadian Olympic Foundation to receive proceeds from the 4th annual “Grand Evening”. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 14

Tickets sales offer for the 2013 Grand Prix F1 du Canada

The Ideal Gift for The Holiday Season, The New ”Trio Packages” Offered in Limited Quantities

2012-06-10_1039Grand Prix F1 du Canada 2013The Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada announces today that it has put on sale for the first time in its history, special ticket packages that are offering the holder a reserved seat in a different grandstand for each of the three-day event. This brand new product was requested by a growing number of fans and is now offered in limited quantities, in three combinations; Gold, Silver and Bronze trio packages. These trio packages are respectively priced at $485, $449 and $267.50. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 05

Sticky: No NAPA Auto Parts 200 Presented by Dodge in 2013 in Montreal

The promoter did not renew its agreement with NASCAR

Groupe de course Octane Racing Group2012-08-18_0052Octane Management inc. confirmed today that it has relinquished its rights to organize and promote a round of the NASCAR Nationwide series in Montreal in 2013. Consequently, the event known as the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge is not scheduled for presentation at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, next summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 16

Nine professional racecar drivers give generously of their time to support the TRIOOMPH Foundation

TRIOOMPH Foundation raises $50,000 at its first annual benefit event

Michel Flageole2012-08-16_DF_0124Earlier today, the TRIOOMPH Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging students to pursue their dreams and persevere in their efforts to achieve academic success, held its first annual benefit event at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, collecting over $50,000.

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Aug 01

Marilou will be singing the national anthems at the NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge

The singer will also meet and greet race car fans during « Discovery Day »

Marilou Image MOV.Still001NAPAPiecesdAuto200Octane Management inc., promoter of the NAPA auto parts 200 presented by Dodge and FLAIR Management, Image, Conseil, are happy to announce today that the young and talented singer from Quebec, Marilou, has been given the responsibility to sing both the Canadian and American national anthems during the ceremonies preceding the NASCAR’s Nationwide series race, on August 18th at the Gilles-Villeneuve circuit.

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Jul 25

Alex Tagliani to drive Turner Motorsports No. 30 entry in upcoming NASCAR Nationwide Series NAPA Auto Parts 200 presented by Dodge in Montreal

Tagliani to drive in Montreal in the NASCAR Nationwide NAPA 200

NAPAPiecesdAuto2002011-08-17_0014Turner Motorsports will field the No. 30 Chevrolet with driver Alex Tagliani for the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal on August 18, 2012. Tagliani, a hometown favorite in Montreal, will compete on the circuit he knows well after narrowly finishing second in an epic battle to the finish during last year’s event. He hopes to better that result in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 11

Montreal promoter ‘relieved’ after stressful event

Race promoter Francois Dumontier admitted he was relieved after the Canadian grand prix was run without incident on Sunday.

2012-06-10_06762012-06-10_0683The protesting university students and a heavy police and security presence around Montreal has been obvious this weekend. But according to the La Presse newspaper, Dumontier said the ticket sales decline was ultimately lower than expected. “I am relieved,” he said.

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Jun 07

Villeneuve no fan of today’s ‘daddy’s boys’ drivers

Jacques Villeneuve has prefaced this weekend’s Canadian grand prix by admitting he is no big fan of today’s formula one.

2011-08-20_07342011-06-09_0335The 1997 world champion will be attending this weekend’s race, held in Montreal at the circuit named in honour of his late father. Race organisers intend to mark the 30th anniversary of legendary Gilles Villeneuve’s death. “There’s something planned, but I would like to keep it a surprise,” promoter Francois Dumontier told the Montreal Gazette.

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Jun 07

No Montreal sellout amid F1 disruption threats

Threats to disrupt this weekend’s Canadian grand prix will affect attendance, promoter Francois Dumontier has revealed.

2012-06-06_00872012-06-06_0090“They said they wanted to disrupt the grand prix,” Dumontier said, referring to protesting students and internet terrorists. “They already have,” he told the Montreal Gazette. He said ticket sales began to decline precisely when the threats became international news. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 05

Young Montréal teenager Lovely Andalay to sing the Canadian National Anthem at the Grand Prix du Canada

Montreal teenager to sing the National Anthem at the Grand Prix du Canada

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Lovely Andalay - photo lovelyandalay.comOctane Racing Group Inc. is pleased to announce that Lovely Andalay, 14, of Montréal, will be singing Canada’s national anthem during the official ceremonies preceding the start of the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday, June 10th.

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Jun 03

The Grand Prix du Canada cancels its Open House Day

With regret, The Grand Prix du Canda announces the cancellation of its 2012 ‘Open House’ Day

2011-06-09_01352011-08-19_1640 Photo Grand Prix du CanadaWith regret, the Grand Prix du Canada announces today the cancellation of the popular ‘Open House’ day, originally scheduled for the morning of Thursday, June 7.

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May 24

Student protests threaten 2012 Canada GP

Angry students could threaten next month’s Canadian grand prix.

2010-06-12_3A28392010-06-12_3A1752Protests in Montreal, regarding planned university tuition fee increases, have been turning increasingly ugly and even violent, involving the throwing of glass bottles and hundreds of arrests. Read the rest of this entry »

May 13

Spain, Spa, France, Canada and Russia – race rumours

Valencia will not be on next year’s F1 calendar, Bernie Ecclestone said on Saturday.

Dany FlageoleFlagworld - F1He confirmed that, starting in 2013, an annually alternating deal between the Spanish port city and Barcelona will begin. Barcelona, the scene of this weekend’s Spanish grand prix, will host the race in 2013, before Valencia returns to the schedule in 2014, the F1 chief executive told Reuters. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Montreal must improve track or lose F1 race

Montreal has been warned to spend around $15 million on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve or risk losing the Canadian grand prix.

2011-06-09_0306GP Canada new logoLa Presse reports that Bernie Ecclestone has said only a major redevelopment of the circuit will lead to talks about a new contract beyond 2014. The report said that, in light of the F1 chief executive’s warning, Montreal mayor Gerald Tremblay has appealed to higher levels of government for the necessary money.

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