The Canadian Grand Prix is one of those weekends where Demaras Racing doesn’t even think about competing, and just enjoys being together as a family.
So, everyone was disappointed that for the second consecutive year the trip to Montreal is off because the Canadian Grand Prix has been cancelled.
In recent weeks, there was still hope that an agreement could be reached between public health officials and race promoters about holding the event this year. The suggestion of a ghost-race without fans was floated as a compromise, but not a good one for families hoping to visit Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
However, Montreal public health authorities were worried that the arrival of the 2,500 member F1 travelling circus (including drivers, team crew and support staff) could result in a virus outbreak, Since the Azerbaijan Grand Prix is scheduled for the previous weekend to the Canadian Grand Prix’s June 13th race date, a major concern was that upon arrival in Canada, the teams could not quarantine for 14 days, or even 7 days.
The only positive news from Montreal Mayor Valerie Plantethe’s press conference was that the contract for the Grand Prix has been extended to 2031, so there will surely be the opportunity to attend the race again in the coming years.