It seems that plumbing might scupper this year’s return of the Canadian Grand Prix!
Old water pipes, located beneath the Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve, are in dire need of replacement, according to the Montreal city auditors, who are proposing that the worst-affected are replaced to prevent further water supply mishaps that have apparently dogged the Île Notre Dame, where the circuit is located.
“Much of the site’s water system dates from 1966 and has recorded 32 breaks between 2003 and 2008 and a major break could compromise the sprinkler system at the provincially run casino on Île Notre Dame,” reads a report written by the city’s auditor, Jacques Bergeron, as reported in the Montreal Gazette.
“Meanwhile, a rupture of the aging pipes located below the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve could jeopardise the Formula 1 event,” it added.
[Original image via Avira Montreal]