Although I am British there is one Grand Prix race on the calendar that I always look forward to. It is the Canadian Grand Prix at it generally proves to be one of the most exciting races of the season. If I could I would love to join the Canada F1 Paddock Club and be able to see the action right up close. It would be brilliant to see the cars and drivers right up close and personal and really be in the action for once rather than on TV. If you go to edgeglobalevents.com/f1-paddock-club/f1-paddock-club-canada you can see what they have on offer as its not as pricey as you might think. There is just the little matter of the transatlantic flights to pay for as well!
I’ve always liked the Canadian Grand Prix as it is usually one of the most technically course that there is. Its built on a man-made island just outside of the sprawling capital of Canada. Prior to this it was held in a variety of settings but the public needed a central place for it to be held and the infrastructure was set up better for there than anywhere else in this huge country. The course is very technical and demanding on the drivers, whilst there are no long straights as such but there is a long drag up from the incredible hairpin. This last part of the course was the original start finish straight before it was moved following a terrible accident in 1982 where a car was stalled on the grid and with nowhere to go the one of the cars behind it hit it at an incredible speed. The track is not exactly twisty either. The start was moved further down the track so that the start finish led to a series of S bends to slow the cars of the grid down. What it has are some very fast corners that mean the drivers must be on top of their braking distances and find a way past their opponents with guile and skill rather than pure grunt and horsepower.
One other factor is that it often rains at the event. As it is in spring time Canada is just one of those countries where you never know what you’re going to get. Rain is the great level in Formula one. It gives all the drivers a chance to compete on skill rather than who has the most advanced car. It also has the wall of champions. This is a wall that is at the lower end of the start finish straight as you come off the final left hander. It’s called the wall of champions because so many past ones have hit it. If you watch only one race a year try and make it this one.