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Circuit Mont-Tremblant

Circuit Mont-Tremblant Track Map.png
Circuit Mont-Tremblant
Location 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
Image caption Circuit Mont-Tremblant
Owner Lawrence Stroll
Operator
Broke ground
Opened September 1964
Closed
Construction cost
Architect Alan Wilson (2000 redesign)
Former names
Events Can-Am
Champ Car World Series
Formula One
American Le Mans Series
Atlantic Championship
Miles first True
Layout1 Road course
Surface Asphalt
Length km 2.65
Length mi 4.26
Turns 15


Circuit Mont-Tremblant is a 4.26km race circuit about 13km north of the village of Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. Formerly the village of Saint-Jovite was often included in the name but was amalgamated in 2000.

History

Set amidst the scenic Laurentian mountains, Mont-Tremblant is gorgeous. The First of two sections was built in 1964 and extended by another mile by September 1965. The extension featured long straights and by virtue of the terrain, a small hill. Nick-named "the Hump" it gained legendary status during the inaugural 1966 Can Am race. Two drivers in practice found their cars, both near identical Lola T70s, launched themselves into the air. Both drivers emerged unhurt but were unable to compete in the race. The Canadian winters quickly rendered track surface very bumpy, however, and as a result the attrition rate was quite high in the two Canadian Grand Prix events staged here. Of the forty cars entered those two races, only 16 reached the checkered flag.

The track complex was purchased by Montreal-based fashion mogul Lawrence Stroll in 2000, who tapped track architect Alan Wilson to redesign the circuit, with the aim of modernizing its safety feature in accordance with current FIA regulations. The resulting redevelopment forced the park to close for the entire 2000 and 2001 seasons.

A major overhaul of the circuit in 2004 allowed more domestic and continental sportscar races to be held. Pit road was lengthened and widened featuring a new pit exit, while the pit straight was widened to 12m. A chicane was added in Turn 2, while Turns 6 and 10 were modified to create two separate circuits which could be run simultaneously. The signature hump was lowered 3.5m for safety, while Namerow corner was modified for runoff.

On July 1, 2007, Mont-Tremblant hosted a round of the Champ Car World Series, marking the series' first race at the circuit since Indy cars competed there in 1967 and 1968, when Mario Andretti won all four races. The race featured many lead changes and ended in wet weather, with Robert Doornbos emerging victorious.


Formula One history

Season Date Race Winning Driver Winning Team Report
1970 September 20 Canadian Grand Prix 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Jacky Ickx Ferrari Report
1968 September 22 Canadian Grand Prix 22px-Flag of New Zealand.png Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford Report


IndyCar/Champ Car history

Series Season Date Race Winning Driver Winning Team Report
USAC Championship Car Series 1967 22px-Flag of the United States.png Mario Andretti
USAC Championship Car Series 1968 22px-Flag of the United States.png Mario Andretti
Champ Car World Series 2007 July 1 Mont-Tremblant Champ Car Grand Prix 22px-Flag of the Netherlands.png Robert Doornbos Minardi Team USA Report
Champ Car World Series 2008 June 29 cancelled N/A n/a


Simulation / Video Game List

Simulation / Video Game Year Configuration
1964 1965 2004 15 Turns 2004 North Loop 2004 South Loop
Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli 2008
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