Getting Revved up for Montreal’s F1 Grand Prix

Montreal, Quebec is one of Canada’s most interesting cities and once a year it puts on its biggest show as it plays host to Canada’s only Formula 1 automobile race the Grand Prix of Montreal.  Scheduled for this Sunday, June 9, Montreal will see an influx of 150,000 tourists who flock to the city to take in everything F1.

This supreme racing league with its multi-million dollar cars, infamous team owners and young superstar drivers is in a whole other league. Second only to soccer in popularity, Formula One racing dwarfs every other sport with its truly global television audience. For the next three days, all eyes will be on the Île Notre-Dame as the drivers go for victory at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Map of 2013 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve course

Map of 2013 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve course

Along with the racing, the city comes alive with the spirit and sound of people from all over coming to watch and have fun at the same time. Unfortunately, Team RedlineNorth did not plan this out well and will be missing this year’s festivities however, we will be back next year. For the racing enthusiast this is a must attend event at least once in your lifetime.  As for the racing, last year’s winner was the UK’s Lewis Hamilton seen here celebrating on the podium.

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton wins 2012 Montreal Grand Prix

If you are not lucky enough to be at the race in person be sure to watch on Sunday to see who crosses the finish line under the checkered flag.  The race will be broadcasted on TSN here in Canada.