Gilles Villeneuve Circuit
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Canada's Montreal circuit is a modern circuit which is part permanent and part street. The original tree-lined Canadian GP circuit, Mosport Park, was considered too dangeroud for F1 racing and the sport moved to Montreal in 1978. Races have been held at this circuit ever since and without a break.  

Race Day : June 15th 1997

Circuit Length: 4.421 kilometres/2.75 miles

GMT -5 hours

Friday Practice: 11.00-12.00 and 13.00-14.00
Saturday Practice: 09.00-09.45 and 10.15-11.00
Saturday Qualifying: 13.00-14.00

Sunday Warm-Up: 08.30-09.00

CANADIAN GRAND PRIX: 14.00 ... 69 Laps, 305 km, 189 miles

Lap Record Villeneuve 1m21.916s 194.291 km/h

1996 Damon Hill Williams
1995 Jean Alesi Ferrari
1994 Michael Schumacher Benetton
1993 Alain Prost Williams
1992 Gerhard Berger McLaren
1991 Nelson Piquet Benetton
1990 Ayrton Senna McLaren

With this circuit, set in Quebecan parkland, Formula One has an excellent facility which is usually popular with the drivers. The track itself isn't necessarily the finest but it provides a mixture of driving but is very flat in comparison to most GP circuits.

The track was re-named as the Gilles-Villeneuve Circuit following the death of Canada's most famous Grand Prix driver in 1982. His son, Jaques Villeneuve is Canada's latest hope in the sport and with his form in the 1997 Williams it would be difficult to bet against him taking his first home win here.

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