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The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Private jet Canadian F1 Grand Prix

The Canadian Formula one (F1) Grand prix is the seventh race in the 2016 Formula one (F1) season in Canada at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal on the 12th June 2016.

The Canadian Grand Prix (known in French as the Grand Prix du Canada), is an annual auto race held in Canada since 1961. It has been part of the Formula One World Championship since 1967. It was first staged at Mosport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario as a sports car event, before alternating between Mosport and Circuit Mont-Tremblant, Quebec after Formula One took over the event. After 1971, safety concerns led to the Grand Prix moving permanently to Mosport. In 1978, after similar safety concerns with Mosport, the Canadian Grand Prix moved to its current home on Île Notre-Dame in Montreal.

In 2005, the Canadian Grand Prix was the most watched Formula One GP in the world. The race was also the third most watched sporting event worldwide, behind the first place Super Bowl XXXIX and the UEFA Champions League Final.

Preceeding the qualifying session in 2014, the Grand Prix organizers announced they had agreed to a 10-year extension to keep the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve through 2024.

On 7 October 2008, the Canadian Grand Prix was dropped from the 2009 Formula One calendar, which left the Montreal race off the list for the first time since 1987. In the provisional 2009 schedule released in June 2008, the Canadian Grand Prix was to have been held on June 7th, a date taken by the 2009 Turkish Grand Prix in the revised schedule.

Since the US Grand Prix was dropped after 2007, this means that in 2009 no Formula One race was held in North America for the first time since 1958. (The American Indianapolis 500 formed part of the FIA World Drivers’ Championship from 1950 to 1960, but was not run to Formula One regulations and only very rarely entered by regular championship competitors.)

During the Australian Grand Prix, reports surfaced that the Canadian Grand Prix could return during the 2009 season in the event that the race circuit in Abu Dhabi was not ready in time. On 26 April 2009, Speed reported Bernie Ecclestone as saying the FIA was negotiating a return of the Canadian Grand Prix for the 2010 season, provided upgrades to the circuit were completed.

On 29 August 2009, the BBC reported the provisional schedule for the 2010 season, which had both the Canadian and British Grand Prix marked down as “provisional”. The Canadian GP was scheduled for June 6th. The 2010 Canadian Grand Prix was eventually run in Montreal on 13 June 2010.

On 27 November 2009, Quebec’s officials and Canadian Grand Prix organizers announced they had reached a settlement with Formula One Administration and signed a new five-year contract spanning the 2010–2014 seasons. Under the five-year agreement, the government pays 15 million Canadian dollars a year to host the race, much less than the 35 million a year Ecclestone initially asked for.

The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve lies 24 kilometres away from Montreal Pierre Trudeau International airport (CYUL / YUL), and takes around 25 minutes by car subject to traffic, and approximately 15 kilometres from Montreal St. Hubert airport (CYHU / YHU), and takes around 15 – 20 minutes by car, subject to traffic.

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