Canadian Grand Prix

Formula One interrupts the European season this weekend to compete in Montreal, Canada at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

It is a race that has been held since the late 1960s, having originally taken place at Mosport Park in Ontario before moving to Montreal in 1978.

It is a circuit that has seen a few drivers claim their first Grand Prix win, including Jean Alesi in 1995, Lewis Hamilton in 2007, Robert Kubica in 2008 and most recently, Daniel Ricciardo in 2014.

It is also famous for having ‘The Wall of Champions’ which is located after the final chicane and is named so after Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve all crashed there during the 1999 race.

Lastly, it saw one of the longest and most entertaining races in recent history as Jenson Button won in 2011.

What excitement awaits in 2015?

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