For two years the global pandemic forced the cancellation of the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix, so when it recently returned, fans flocked to the track to once again experience the thrill and adrenaline of the major international event.
Beginning on June 17, fans packed the grandstands and streets of Montreal for three days of racing, race-themed events and celebrations. The Grand Prix took place June 19. As festivities got underway to celebrate the race’s 57th year, the city came to life with the crowds looking beyond the track and taking to the town to enjoy Montreal’s restaurants and bars.
Thanks to the Netflix series Drive to Survive, a new generation of F1 fans has been born, bringing new energy to the event — attendance at the track over the weekend hit a record 338,000. This was the 41st time that the Canadian Grand Prix was held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (named after the famous Canadian Formula One World Champion).
This year, Canada was represented by two Montreal-born drivers: Lance Stroll racing for team Aston Martin and Nicholas Latifi, a driver with Williams Racing.