Spectacular Crash Videos from Montreal Grand Prix

The moment the cars set off on their race around the track, adrenaline courses throughout the circuit. Fans and drivers alike feel the rush as cars take corners at breakneck speeds, struggle to overtake one another, and zoom across the finish line; but sometimes the excitement of the Montreal Grand Prix can take a turn for the worse. Although Grand Prix...

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Remembering the Lost Formula One Drivers

Looking at the basic mechanics of a Formula One race, it may not initially seem like a dangerous sport. The drivers, who are professionals behind the wheel, are decked out in safety gear and regulated helmets and are well-versed on the inner workings of their vehicle and the subtle nuances of the circuits. The reality of it, however, is that...

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Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Track History

The Canadian Grand Prix takes place at a track that is named after one of the nation’s favorite and most revered drivers – Gilles Villeneuve. The island in the St. Lawrence Seaway wasn’t constructed with motorsports in mind, though it would wind up being the seaway's lasting legacy. Originally built as a venue for Expo 67, the man made island Ile...

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History of the Grand Prix in Montreal

The Montreal Grand Prix is an annually anticipated affair that attracts spectators from all over the globe. Over the course of a weekend, the streets of Canada’s City of Saints fills with race day fanatics looking to enjoy an event that’s rooted in world history. They gather to recognize their favorite drivers and memorialize those that have long-since hung up...

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Most Controversial F1 Moments

When you put real people in high-tension situations, there’s no doubt that, at some point, the potential for controversy is going to rise. Considering the high speeds, high risks, and high stakes of the F1 Grand Prix, it’s no surprise that controversy has become a part of the game. While fans are engrossed in the speeding cars ahead of them, there's...

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What’s the Difference Between Indy, Formula One, and NASCAR?

They all seem to have the same basic concept – a grouping of cars circle around a track as fans look on in anticipation for that checkered flag to drop; but for there to be three different types of nationally and internationally recognized races, there must be something different about them. Fundamentally, the races are generally the same, requiring a...

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The 10 Most Dramatic Grand Prix Finishes in History

Nothing gets the heart beating faster than a tight Formula 1 race. The roar of the engine, the screeching tires, the sound of carbon fiber frames brushing against one another in the tensest of moments - it can all culminate in a photo finish that will leave fans wondering whether or not their driver won. Racing may not be the first...

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The History of F1 Racing

If you are heading to Montreal to watch the Grand Prix (FYI: here's the F1 Weekend Schedule), you might be intrigued by the story behind F1 and how it came into being. The racing series wasn't always as big and widespread as it is today. In fact, like many things, the build up to its current popularity took many years...

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The Tourist’s Guide to Montreal during the Grand Prix Weekend

Just because you’ve traveled to Montreal for the Grand Prix doesn’t mean your entire stay has to revolve around the races. In fact, if you stuck to just Formula 1 events, you’d be doing yourself such a great disservice. Montreal may host one of the best F1 races at one of the most favored circuits in the world, but beyond race...

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Most Iconic Grand Prix Drivers

With any sporting event, there are going to be participants that happen to stand out among the crowd and the F1 Grand Prix is no exception. Fans love and admire them for their personalities, applaud them for their efforts, or jeer them for the controversies that follow them. Drivers are the heart of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, always in...

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