With its stunning views of downtown and proximity to the city, racing fans love Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve – flocking to Montreal from all over the world for the Canadian Grand Prix.

Roger Peart was tasked with designing the track, his first for Formula One.

With just six months to get it designed and built in the middle of the winter,

getting it done in time for the first race was a huge feat. 

“It was very tense watching it, because my neck was on the line,” said Peart.


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