Canadian Grand Prix 2019

Set on the unique Gilles Villeneuve Circuit of Ile de Notre Dame, the Canadian Grand Prix is one of the season highlights. With a generation of champions in father and son Gilles and Jacques Villeneuve, the Canadian population welcomes Formula 1 every year with the same enthusiasm. The track is situated on the small Notre Dame Island in Montreal, and showcase surroundings with numerous futuristic-looking buildings. The track itself usually offers spectators a thrilling show due to its high-speed nature and tight margins.

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Circuit Name: Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
First Grand Prix: 1978
Number of Laps: 70
Circuit Length: 4.361 km
Race Distance: 305.270 km

Silver Package

4 Nights
Check-in: June Check-out: June
4 Star Hotel 
Full weekend “Casino Straight Grandstand” (option to upgrade available)
Private round-trip airport transfers
From: NZ$1,825pp

Gold Package

4 Nights
Check-in: June 19 Check-out: June 19
4 Star Hotel
Daily Breakfast 

Full weekend “Epingle Hair Grandstand 34” (option to upgrade available)
Private round-trip airport transfers
From: NZ$3,195pp

A selection of available Ticket Categories & Description:

General Admission

This ticket provides access to the General Admission areas, which are spread out around the circuit, notably between grandstands 15, 24 and 22, and around grandstands 33 and 34. Space is limited, so book early to secure a ticket. Seating is mostly on grassy mounds, and views vary greatly, so get to the track early to claim a good spot. Some fans prefer the freedom to move around the circuit offered by a General Admission ticket, as well as the space to spread out.

Grandstand Tickets

MAIN STRAIGHT

Grandstand 1 directly overlooks the starting line and the grid, and is a great place to watch the adrenaline of the pre-race grid preparations, the dramatic race start, and see the winner take the checkered flag.

This is a fantastic spot for speed enthusiasts as well, as you will see the cars blasting past you down the main straight, before braking hard for the first corner. The roar of the engines will fill the air, as well as the cheers of the crowd, famous for its carnival atmosphere. You will also have a great overview of the pit lane, making this an excellent place to follow the evolution of pit strategies, and to watch the skill of the pit crews.

SENNA CORNER

Grandstand 11 overlooks the Senna corner, the first gear-tight right-hander at the end of the main straight, and one of the circuit’s key overtaking spots.

This is a great place to watch the race unfold, as you will see the braking zone into Turn 1, before looking directly down on the Senna corner, as the cars navigate this tricky technical sector. Depending on your seats, you will see the charge down the main straight, or the exit of the Senna corner, towards the Pont de la Concorde, where the drivers brush the wall on exit.

EPINGLE HAIRPIN

Grandstand 15 is on the outside of the circuit, facing the Epingle Hairpin at the end of the 190 mph straight, a truly spectacular spot where the drivers undergo an incredible 6G-force as they slam on the brakes to take the right-hander at just 35 mph.

This is one of the circuit’s key overtaking zones, with vast run-off areas directly in front of you, waiting to claim drivers who miss their braking point. You will have a great view of the entry and the exit, as the cars take a “V” racing line to maximize speed on the huge straight that follows. Hard braking, overtakes, and full-throttle acceleration make this a fantastic spot, made even more exciting by the carnival atmosphere in the 4 large grandstands.

CASINO STRAIGHT

The Popular Grandstand (ex grandstand 22) is located on the outside of the exit of the Epingle hairpin, at the end of the 190 mph straight, a truly spectacular spot where the drivers undergo an incredible 6G as they slam on the brakes to take the right-hander at just 35 mph.

This is one of the circuit’s key overtaking zones, with vast run off areas waiting to claim drivers who miss their braking point. You will have a view of the entry across the infield, and will be directly overlooking the exit, as the cars take a “V” racing line to maximize speed on the huge straight as they accelerate hard past your viewing spot. Hard braking, overtakes, and full throttle acceleration make this a fantastic spot, made all the more exciting by the carnival atmosphere in the 4 large grandstands.

Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix – Programme (Provisional)

Friday
Porsche Cup – First Practice Session ~ 08:35 – 09:15
Formula 1 – Practice 1 ~ 10:00 – 11:30
Ferrari Challenge – First Practice ~ 12:00 – 12:20
Formula 1 – Practice 2 ~ 14:00 – 15:30
F-1600 Practice Session ` 15:55 – 16:25
Ferrari Challenge – Second Practice ~ 16:50 – 17:10
Porsche Cup – Qualifying ~ 17:35 – 18:05

Saturday
Team Pit Stop Practice ~ 08:30 – 09:00
Formula 1 – Practice 3 ~ 10:00 – 11:00
Ferrari Challenge – Qualifying ~ 11:15 – 11:45
Formula 1 – Qualifying ~ 13:00 – 14:00
F-1600 – Qualifying ~ 14:30 – 15:00
Ferrari Challenge – First Race ~ 15:30 – 16:00
Porsche Cup – First Race ~ 16:30 – 17:00

Sunday
F-1600 Race ~ 09:00 – 09:30
Porsche Cup Second Race ~ 10:00 – 10:30
Ferrari Challenge Second Race ~ 11:00 – 11:30
Drivers’ Track Parade ~ 12:30
Starting Grid Presentation ~ 12:45 – 13:15
National Anthem ~ 13:46
CF-18 Canadian Air Force Fly Pass ~ 13:47
Formual 1 Grand Prix of Canada ~ (70 Laps) 14:00 – 16:00

* Conditions: Prices per person in NZ$, twin share on board basis and ticket category as listed above . Payment: 60% non-refundable deposit due at the time of booking. Balance due 100 days before departure. Balance is subject to exchange rate fluctuations and price is guaranteed only upon receiving full payment. Subject to availability and AIM Holidays T&Cs as listed on our website.