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Canadian Grand Prix deal extended to 2029

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The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve has extended its deal to host the Canadian Grand Prix until 2029.

The circuit confirmed to F1 Fanatic its existing ten-year deal, which was signed in 2014, has been extended.

As part of the new deal the circuit has confirmed it will complete an upgrade programme for its paddock and garages in time for the 2019 race. The development had been a point of conflict between the race promoters and former Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone.

It is the second race in as many days to confirm an extension to its contract. The Russian Grand Prix has also had its deal renewed meaning the Sochi race will remain on the calendar until at least 2025.

The Montreal circuit has held the Canadian Grand Prix since 1978, apart from in 1987 and 2009 due to contractual reasons.

The arrival of Lance Stroll means this year’s Canadian Grand Prix will be the first to feature a home driver since 2006, when Jacques Villeneuve was competing. The race promoters said they have seen a “tremendous amount of interest” in tickets for this year’s race. A grandstand at the first corner has been expanded in response to the increased demand.

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14 comments on “Canadian Grand Prix deal extended to 2029”

  1. Brilliant news! Well done Liberty.

  2. Josh (@canadianjosh)
    1st March 2017, 9:55

    Awesome news! That’s A long contract man.

  3. Fantastic news! One of the best races on the Calendar for sure. I’m sure everyone is also looking forward to the upgrades.

  4. Hurrah! Excellent news, and I look forward to seeing the new pit buildings in a couple of years time

  5. Good news, great to see a long term contract in place here. Good job.

  6. Michael Brown (@)
    1st March 2017, 12:02

    That’s a long contract! This is great!

  7. Huzzah! That’s great news. Really glad they have managed to secure Montreal’s future, it is a race us fans really look forward to every year.

  8. Pat Ruadh (@fullcoursecaution)
    1st March 2017, 12:28

    Great news! My favourite on the calendar

  9. Good news, I am feeling so positive about this year’s F1, hope there are no traps later haha

    1. @redbullf1 so far it almost seems too good to be true. I just hope Ferrari don’t ruin it with threats to quit if they find these new regulations haven’t favoured them

  10. As others have said, really good news. I am also glad to see it runs for a good number of years.

  11. Great news about Canada. Shame about Russia.

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