Canada looks set to hold on to its popular place on the annual F1 schedule.
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First female driver confirmed for GP du Canada 2014…
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.
Canadian grand prix promoter Francois Dumontier doesn’t mind the new and milder sound of formula one.
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.
The Ideal Gift for The Holiday Season, The New ”Trio Packages” Offered in Limited Quantities
The 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.
The promoter did not renew its agreement with NASCAR
Octane 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.
TRIOOMPH Foundation raises $50,000 at its first annual benefit event
Earlier 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.
The singer will also meet and greet race car fans during « Discovery Day »
Octane 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.
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
Turner 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.
Race promoter Francois Dumontier admitted he was relieved after the Canadian grand prix was run without incident on Sunday.
The 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.
Jacques Villeneuve has prefaced this weekend’s Canadian grand prix by admitting he is no big fan of today’s formula one.
The 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.
Threats to disrupt this weekend’s Canadian grand prix will affect attendance, promoter Francois Dumontier has revealed.
“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.
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
Octane 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.
Valencia will not be on next year’s F1 calendar, Bernie Ecclestone said on Saturday.
He 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.
Montreal has been warned to spend around $15 million on the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve or risk losing the Canadian grand prix.
La 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.