Photo:Race fans watch a practice round for the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix auto race at Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve on June 6, 2008, in Montreal. After a brief hiatus, the marquee event is expected to be added back onto the F1 calendar for 2010. (Charlie Riedel/Canadian Press)
Back To The Future: Grand Prix Returns To Montreal -- CBC
As Canadian race fans celebrate the return of world class racing to Montreal, the reality is Formula One needs Montreal just as much as Montreal needs F1.
Bernie Ecclestone's gesture to return racing to Le Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is key to the survival of Formula One.
The reason the Canadian Grand Prix was left off this season's calendar was money. Formula One Management (FOM) could not come to terms with Montreal on a fee to be paid for the rights to host the race, so Ecclestone, FOM's principal, looked elsewhere.
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