Sunday, March 29, 2009

Grand Prix Back In Montreal By Fall?

Lewis Hamilton steers his car by the hairpin during the qualifying session for the Canadian Grand Prix at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Montreal in 2008. (Jacques Boissinot/Canadian Press)

From The Montreal Gazette:

Mayor says track could be ready, but prefers long-term deal.

Montreal Mayor Gerald Tremblay said Sunday he was surprised to hear rumours that the Grand Prix could return to Montreal as early as this fall because construction of a new Formula One race track in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates is reportedly behind schedule.

“We have been talking with (F1 boss) Bernie Ecclestone about it coming back in 2011 and 2010,” he said.

Tremblay said he doesn’t want the race to return to Montreal in October if it will only be for one year.

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More News On The Possible Return Of F1 To Montreal

Montreal mayor pins hopes for Grand Prix return on future, not 2009 -- CBC
Formula One may return to Montreal -- National Post
Grand Prix could come back to Montreal eventually, says former promoter -- CTV
Montreal may win back its Grand Prix -- Toronto Star
Montreal could be back in F1 this year: Reports -- CBC
Former Canadian F1 promoter optimistic Montreal race will be back by 2011 -- Canadian Press
Construction delays in Abu Dhabi revive talk of Montreal race -- Globe And Mail
Is F1 using Montreal as leverage to light a fire under Abu Dhabi? -- Inside Track News

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