Canadian Grand Prix coverage

As good luck would have it a friend of RedlineNorth attended last weekend’s Montreal Grand Prix weekend and covered the action for us.  Although rain did come and go early in the festivities it did not lessen the level of the Grand Prix party overall. Unfortunately, however, the event was marred with tragedy on Sunday with the accidental death of volunteer track marshal Mark Robinson. Our hopes and prayers go out to Mark’s family.

Here is a little taste of last weekend’s Montreal racing action.  Until next year!

Ferrari hat

Enthusiastic F1 fan in Montreal

Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC)

Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC)

Ferrari Challenge

Ferrari Challenge

Ferrari

Damaged Ferrari Challenge car

Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton parade lap

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge

Team Red Bull - Sebastian Vettel and Mark Webber

Red Bull team member and race winner Sebastian Vettel (right) along with fellow racer Jean-Eric Vergne (left).

Make sure you add the Montreal Grand Prix to next year’s calendar as hotels sell out soon for the annual event.

Rally Mexico 2013

Many of you have already likely seen the World Baseball Classic game from Saturday which saw Canada and Mexico in a bench clearing brawl. Well, if you haven’t go ahead and check this out as it is really is quite the spectacle.

On a related note, last weekend’s Rally Mexico is one of the toughest races on the WRC‘s annual schedule given the high altitude geography of the course.  French Volkswagen driver and Team Red Bull member Sebastien Ogier won the event by more than three minutes to take his second straight WRC victory.

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Volkswagen Motorsport chief Jost Capito dedicated the team’s victory to the team’s engine builder after the Polo R WRC took the checkered flag. Capito was quoted ironically “To win with that engine in the neighbourhood of the country’s Volkswagen plant makes us very proud people”.

Source: Autosport.com

Here is a nice video monage of footage from the Rally Mexico event.