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Track of the Month - Montreal

Published On: Thursday 1st June, 2017


This June, The Race Centre is off to Canada, with our track of the month being the historic Circuit Giles Villeneuve in Montreal. An iconic street track, Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is a 2.7 mile circuit and has been a stalwart on the Formula 1 calendar since 1978. This year is a special one for Canadian motorsport, with them celebrating 50 years of Grand Prix Racing in Canada, most of which having taken place at the Circuit Gilles Villeneueve. Famous for its long fast straights, hard braking corners and close proximity to the walls, including the notorious Wall of Champions, the circuit rewards brave and precise driving, with any small mistake usually resulting in a visit to the barriers. It will take a great lap to master the streets of Montreal this month!


Take a look at last years pole lap round Montreal, set by Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton.


Lewis Hamilton

This month, we’re also focusing on one of the most successful drivers in the history of Formula 1; Lewis Hamilton. Born in Stevenage in January 1985, Lewis began his racing career with karting, before moving on to Formula Renault, Formula 3 and GP2 before making his Debut in Formula 1 with McLaren in 2007. His maiden win came at the Canadian Grand Prix of his debut season, and it was a sign of things to come. His tenacity behind the wheel and 'never say die' attitude have flourished throughout his career, personified by his last-corner overtake at the 2008 title decider in Brazil, where he won the first of his 3 Driver's World Championships. In addition, his 55 race victories and 64 pole positions have showed his class over the years, and at the age of only 32, he can undeniably become the best driver of all time.


 We hope you enjoy this fantastic circuit and the cars we have chosen!

Class A Competition : 2016 Mercedes W07 - Cash Prize of £50 for the fastest lap at each venue

Class B Competition : Dallara GP2 - Free entry to First Monday for the fastest lap at each venue

Class C Competition : Japanese Formula 3 - Free entry to First Monday for the fastest three laps at each venue

Class D Competition : Formula Ford - Free entry to First Monday for the fastest five laps at each venue

 See best laps for this competition in the Drivers' Paddock.


What can you drive?

 - You are welcome to drive any of the month's vehicles at any time in an Open Practice Session

 - Lap times and telemetry are recorded for your immediate viewing and future reference


Classes and Promotions

 - Drivers with no previous wins default to start as class D drivers

 - Coming in the top five in a class D competition will promote you to be a class C driver

 - Coming in the top three in a class C competition will promote you to be a class B driver

 - Winning a class B competition twice will promote you to be a class A driver


  Which Competition Classes can you win?

 - If you are a class A driver then you are only eligible to win in the class A competition vehicle

 - If you are a class B driver then you are eligible to win in the Class A or B competition vehicles

 - If you are a class C driver then you are eligible to win in any of the competition vehicles (A, B or C)

 - If you are a class D driver then you are eligible to win in any of the competition vehicles (A, B, C or D)

 - Multiple Class wins within a month will result in prizes for the highest win only. Lower "wins" will be passed to the next highest competitors


Terms and Conditions

  - For a lap to be legal, your vehicle must have two or more wheels inside or touching the white lines at all times

  - Vehicles must be running all standard TRC settings for the month

  - Potential prize winning laps must be verified by a TRC staff member

  - Free entry to First Monday is for the next event and is non transferable

  - TRC Staff are not eligible to win cash prizes. Any cash wins will defer to the next highest position

  - Cash prizes available at the following First Monday event or within a max of 30 days of competition end