Think of the Canadian Grand Prix and it’s incredible track and one can’t help but think of local hero Gilles Villeneuve, in whose honour the circuit is named.

The venue has hosted 40 of the 50 Canadian GP, with the circuits being Mosport and Mont Tremblant.

This race dates back to 1967, the first of eight times it was held at Mosport Park in Toronto. There were also two Grands Prix staged at Mont Tremblant, a ski resort up country from Montreal.

Inevitably, thanks to the popularity and success of Gilles Villeneuve, the race then moved to the city itself in 1978.

Notre Dame combines F1 with Canada

The venue is the Ile Notre Dame, which was the site in 1967 of “Expo 67,” a giant world fair celebrating “The Peoples of the Earth.” “It was the summer of love and the summer of Expo,” wrote a local hippy poet.

The following year the island was part of the site for the 1968 Olympic Games and today, the F1 teams’ hospitality units sit on what was the Olympic Rowing Basin.

The track is a short metro ride from the centre of a city that always gives the Canadian F1 GP a warm welcome, with F1 in evidence everywhere.

Sebastian Vettel was first past the flag in the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix, but the win went to Lewis Hamilton as the German was given a penalty for rejoining the track in an unsafe manner, after making a mistake and going off

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1Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport)413
2Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport)326
3Max Verstappen (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing)278
4Charles Leclerc (Scuderia Ferrari)264
5Sebastian Vettel (Scuderia Ferrari)240
6Carlos Sainz (McLaren F1 Team)96
7Pierre Gasly (Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda)95
8Alexander Albon (Aston Martin Red Bull Racing)92
9Daniel Ricciardo (Renault F1 Team)54
10Sergio Pérez (SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team)52
11Lando Norris (McLaren F1 Team)49
12Kimi Räikkönen (Alfa Romeo Racing)43
13Daniil Kvyat (Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda)37
14Nico Hülkenberg (Renault F1 Team)37
15Lance Stroll (SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team)21
16Kevin Magnussen (Haas F1 Team)20
17Antonio Giovinazzi (Alfa Romeo Racing)14
18Romain Grosjean (Haas F1 Team)8
19Robert Kubica (ROKiT Williams Racing)1
20George Russell (ROKiT Williams Racing)0
1Mercedes AMG Petronas Motorsport739
2Scuderia Ferrari504
3Aston Martin Red Bull Racing417
4McLaren F1 Team145
5Renault F1 Team91
6Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda85
7SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team73
8Alfa Romeo Racing57
9Haas F1 Team28
10ROKiT Williams Racing1