The Canadian Grand Prix has been confirmed for another season, after the current Mayor of Montreal Denis Coderre broke the news on social media.
The popular North American race had been ‘provisionally’ placed on the 2017 calendar after Bernie Ecclestone had been critical of the progress of the improvements to the circuit infrastructure which had been promised had yet to materialise. A commercial deal with Ecclestone was therefore put on the back burner, although this is now sorted, and the race will take place in the middle of June (according to the preview calendar) as is usual.
A tweet by Coderre simply said: “There will be Grand Prix of Canada in 2017”.
The local Quebec newspaper La Presse confirmed that the tickets would be going on sale Thursday 24th November, with the World Motor Sport Council meeting the week after to confirm the calendar.