F1: This is the 50th Anni of the Canadian Grand Prix
This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the F 1 Canadian Grand Prix.
The event was 1st held as a sportscar gathering at Mosport Park in Y 1961, but in Y 1967 F 1 came over, and the race has taken place in all but 3 years since, and has a contract, upgrade work permitted, through to Y 2029.
Below are some iconic F 1 Canadian Grand Prix moments from the past 50 years.
The Y 1973 event has gone down in history books as the 1st time in which a Safety Car was used at a F1 race, though its deployment caused confusion, the situation exacerbated by further puzzlement over the pit-stop phase. My friend Peter Revson was declared the winner.
1995 – Ferrari’s Alesi on Top
The popular Jean Alesi finally claimed his maiden and only F1 victory on a day of high-attrition in Canada, with long-time leader Michael Schumacher delayed by a problem.
Ferrari’s Alesi, driving the iconic #27, ran out of fuel on the slow-down lap, and triumphantly returned to the pit lane atop Mr. Schumacher’s Benetton, to the delight of the crowd.
1999 – Champions have at it
The final chicane was dubbed the ‘Wall of Champions’ as leader Michael Schumacher, home favorite Jacques Villeneuve and Damon Hill all crashed at the corner during the race. Mika Häkkinen claimed victory, with the race finishing behind the Safety Car after a large accident for Heinz-Harald Frentzen at Turn 4.
2014 – Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo beats the MBZAMG’s
MercedesAMG dominated the start of F1’s new era but both Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg suffered MGU-K failures mid-race. Mr. Hamilton retired amid worsening brakes, but Mr. Rosberg held up front, nursing his failing racer.
Daniel Ricciardo prevailed over Sergio Pérez, and thereafter breezed past Mr. Rosberg with a few laps remaining to posting his maiden Grand Prix win.
F1’s 1st of the 2 North American events in Y 2017 takes place with this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix, which you can see live from 2:00p EDT Sunday on NBC.
Coverage occurs this weekend across all NBC Sports Group networks, NBC, CNBC and NBCSN, for live coverage with streaming on the NBC Sports App.
TV times for live sessions are FP-2 (free practice 2), Friday at 2:00p EDT on NBCSN, Qualifying Saturday at 1:00p EDT on CNBC and the race Sunday at 2:00p EDT on NBC.
Team Scuderia Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel will look to become the 1st driver to win multiple races consecutively this year. Mr. Vettel took an authoritative victory at Monaco, with his 3rd of the year, which now sees him 25 points ahead of MBZAMG’s Lewis Hamilton for the World Championship lead.
A Ferrari win in Montreal would be the 1st for Team Scuderia since Michael Schumacher’s victory in Y 2004. Vettel’s Monaco win was Ferrari’s 1st there since Y 2001.
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