Well, I was sorta waiting for this to happen, but its still shocking. This is what happens when you decide to fix a F1 track by patching it up after numerous warnings that the track is dangerous. If F1 drivers say they wont drive bikes on it, its a cause for alarm. Well done Montreal govt. Another beautiful way of screwing up this amazing city.
ContnlEliteCMH From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1486 posts, RR: 45
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2186 times:
F1 seems content to give up on the North American market. Who can blame them? The bulk of their fans, and their money, is elsewhere. As an American F1 fan, I'm glad that (a) I got to see a GP at Indy, and (b) that I can watch the races on Speed. I wish there were an American driver.
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It is highly doubtful the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve will ever return in the near future. Remember: by 2010, the Indian and Korean GPs will be part of the F1 schedule. There will hardly be even space for a return of the Montréal GP.
Waterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1672 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2091 times:
This is VERY disappointing, I might even say heart breaking, because this race is the only race I can attend every year, and it has become an excellent tradition and bonding trip I've taken with my mother each year for the last 10 years, lovely city and usually a great race. The race has been a sellout for as long as I've been going, and the atmosphere in the city and at the track are second to none, this was most likely a commercial decision and it sickens me because the drivers, the teams, the fans, everyone loves this race. I at least wish I'd known that this past june was going to be my last trip to Montreal for the race...
Bill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8508 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2035 times:
Quoting Sovietjet (Reply 8): Why did they stop the Indianapolis GP? I went to that 3 times
FOM and the circuit owners couldn't come to an agreement. Ultimately Tony George and Bernie Ecclestone are hard negotiators and both of them know how to screw rights holders for their respective series into getting the best price for themselves.
Jush From Germany, joined Apr 2005, 1638 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2020 times:
I don't care about Grand Prices I have to watch in the evening or in the night.
Get more Grad Prix back to Europe and or let them drive in the middle of the night like in Singapur. In the end we invented in in Europe. So drive that we can watch it at proper times.
I have to admit though, Canada is a beautiful patch of track.
Anyway, Bye Bye
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StealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5896 posts, RR: 38
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2018 times:
Quoting Jush (Reply 10): In the end we invented in in Europe. So drive that we can watch it at proper times.
A parochial and chauvinistic attitude to something that many, likely you as well, call the World Championship.
With the money that drives F1 coming increasingly from Non European sources perhaps the night races should be in Europe.
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Swissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1749 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1987 times:
It is all about the mighty $$$$, what a shame, tooooo many senile idiots in charge.... Montreal is one of the best weekends in the whole F1 season , perhaps increase the races to 20 a year..... the drivers make enough $$$ anyhow
No offence to the Hungary race but boring a hell for years now (or ever since), and now they toss the YUL race...... hope it is not over yet...
Marco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4170 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1931 times:
How can Montrealers let go of something so big as the F1?
I never regret having left Montreal, it's a beautiful city and I will always love it but it's in a state of constant decay - it's just sad to live there and see everything crumble...
Scooter01 From Norway, joined Nov 2006, 1284 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1884 times:
Time passes folks, -time to move on....
Lots of fond memories from Ile Notre-Dame, some of them were:
-as a guest of Bill Brack's team (the day-glo STP Formula Aftlantic) on the "Practice" weekend a week before the first Grand Prix in 1978.
-as pit crew member for a team in the supporting races before the REAL race...
(-yes, I actually lapped the cirquit once with a Dodge van, trailering our BMW320 racecar)
-Saw Gilles Villeneuve win the first place
-then after practice on the Friday before the '84 race, meeting Nelson Piquet in the bar of the Grand Hotel...
Quoting Marco (Reply 15): I never regret having left Montreal, it's a beautiful city and I will always love it but it's in a state of constant decay - it's just sad to live there and see everything crumble...
I remember Montreal fondly, just sad to see the same things happening here in Oslo as well
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Quoting Revelation (Reply 14): I'm kind of surprised you even have the symbol on your Swiss keyboard!
Call YHM my home for the last 13 years... so gave up my Swiss keyboard up a long time ago.... language is a bigger handicap
I have visited a few races in the past, sure my favoured (incl. atmosphere) one is Monaco (2 times), YUL is right behind it (1 time), Imola (2 times),Hockenheim (1 time) & Monza (1 time)....... so I do hope it will be back for 2009.....
USAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1859 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1824 times:
It is extremely disappointing to see F1 abandon the entire North American market. This pretty much eliminates any chance I might have had to see a grand prix in person. The flight to Montreal, hotel for the weekend, and race tickets would have been expensive enough. A trip to Europe is out of the question.
EIRules From Ireland, joined Aug 2007, 1177 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1746 times:
I'm really disappointed by this. Canada was one of my favourite races, it always produced a really exciting race. And as USAIRWAYS321 it's really disappointing that F1 has abandonned the entire North American market, its meant to be a global sport
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