|Location||Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada|
|Image caption||Circuit Mont-Tremblant|
|Architect||Alan Wilson (2000 redesign)|
Champ Car World Series
American Le Mans Series
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.
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||Jacky Ickx||Ferrari||Report|
|1968||September 22||Canadian Grand Prix||Denny Hulme||McLaren-Ford||Report|
IndyCar/Champ Car history
|Series||Season||Date||Race||Winning Driver||Winning Team||Report|
|USAC Championship Car Series||1967||Mario Andretti|
|USAC Championship Car Series||1968||Mario Andretti|
|Champ Car World Series||2007||July 1||Mont-Tremblant Champ Car Grand Prix||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|
|Champ Car Tracks|
|Atlanta • California • Chicago • Gateway • Homestead • Las Vegas • Loudon • Michigan • Milwaukee • Nazareth • Ontario • Phoenix • Pocono • Sanair • Texas • Texas World • Trenton|
|Cleveland • Edmonton • Laguna Seca • Mid-Ohio • Montreal • Mont-Tremblant • Portland • Riverside • Road America • Watkins Glen|
|Belle Isle • Denver • Detroit • Houston • Vegas G.P. • Long Beach • Meadowlands • Miami • San Jose • St. Pete • Tamiami Park • Toronto • Vancouver|
|Assen • Brands Hatch • EuroSpeedway • Jerez • Mexico City • Monterrey • Motegi • Rio • Rockingham • Surfers Paradise • Zolder|