Canadian Grand Prix fans can rejoice with the announcement that the Circuit de Gilles Villeneuve will remain on the F1 calendar for another ten years. Race organisers confirmed the signing of a new contract extension, guaranteeing the event’s place on the schedule until the end of the 2024 season.
The circuit has been part of the Formula 1 landscape since 1978, and only been missing from the 1987 and 2009 schedules.
The widely-expected announcement was made during a special press conference between final practice and qualifying, with attendees featuring a selection of venue and government officials.
One of the requirements of the new contract extension are long-overdue restoration works of the circuit’s cramped paddock and race control facilities.
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