The Formula 1 Grand Prix Du Canada Announces The Support Races Programme For Its Anniversary Edition

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Ferrari Challenge (above), Porsche GT3 Cup, F1600 and Historic F1 will be on track in support of the 50th anniversary Canadian Grand Prix.

By: Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada
April 14 2017

Historic F1’S Will Be On Track To Celebrate “50 Years Of F1 In Canada”

Montréal, Quebec – In this year during which it celebrates the rich history of 50 years of F1 in our country, the FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA will delight fans with its support programme in four distinct categories for a total of eight races. In addition to the ever-spectacular “Coupe STCH F1600” singleseaters, in which many local drivers compete, spectators will once again enjoy “Ferrari Challenge” and “Porsche GT3 Cup” spec racing.

Furthermore, in order to properly celebrate “50 Years of F1 in Canada”, the promoter has decided to invite once again, during the 9, 10, and 11 June weekend, the legendary cars of the “Masters Historic Racing” series, most of which have taken part in memorable editions of our race, at least three or four decades ago.

“We are pleased to offer fans on-site at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve a rich programme of support races, in this, our special celebratory year. All are invited to enjoy the show put on by dozens of passionate amateurs, seasoned veterans and young hopefuls of the sport”, declared President and Chief Operating Officer of the Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada, François Dumontier.

“We are also proud to offer our spectators the opportunity to relive some of Formula 1’s glory days of the 70’s and 80’s. Seeing again several cars driven by great champions of yesteryear is a unique opportunity, always greatly appreciated by one and all”, Mr. Dumontier added, further stating that all four support race categories will be seen on track every day. It should be noted that the actual support races will be held on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

Fans who wish to purchase seats for the 2017 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA should call without delay the Ticket Office, at 514-350-0000 or 1-855-790-1245, every weekday from 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. They may also purchase their tickets at any time by visiting the event’s Web site at www.circuitgillesvilleneuve.ca.

A Montreal-based Canadian company, Octane Racing Group Inc. is the promoter of FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA through an agreement made with Formula One Administration Limited and Formula 1 World Championship Limited (which, together, hold the commercial rights to F1).

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