50 Years Ago

2017 marks a very special anniversary for motorsport in Canada. It’s been 50 years since the inaugural Canadian Grand Prix for Formula 1.

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The race was held in late 1967 (the year of Canada’s centennial) the first F1 race was held at Mosport, now known as Canadian Tire Motorsports Park (CTMP). It was a major international motorsports event, which included iconic drivers such as Jim Clarke, Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt and Jack Brabham.

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Jackie Stewart rounds Turn 3 in the lead of the Canadian Grand Prix at Mosport.

The race location alternated between Mosport and Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, before taking it’s current form at the Ile Notre-Dame in Montreal.

This weekend, vintage Formula 1 machinery will return to Mosport for the first time since 1977.

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