The Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal has confirmed that it will again host an "open house" on Thursday, June 6, at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, ahead of the track's Formula 1 weekend.
Starting at 9 a.m., the track will be open to the public free of charge via the Cosmos Bridge, close to the Parc Jean-Drapeau metro station (use of the metro is required). Using a shuttle bus, visitors will be able to explore the pit lane until noon while witnessing Formula 1 staff at work. Team employees will also respond to fan questions.
Near the garages, visitors will be able to see the cars of the four supporting series – the Ferrari Challenge, the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, the CTCC and Formula Tour 1600. Furthermore, it will be possible to meet with drivers or team representatives involved in these series, as well as mechanical engineering students from multiple Quebec universities who will showcase their cars from the Formula SAE competition.
The "Open House Day" also will offer the opportunity for an up-close look at the trophies that will be awarded to the F1 drivers and teams. These unique trophies are designed and manufactured by BRP's Innovation and Design team, based in Valcourt, Quebec. Souvenir gear and memorabilia will also be available for sale.
Race organizers aid that grandstands 1, 22 and 34 are now sold out. Information on remaining tickets is available by calling (514) 350-0000 or 1-855-790-1245. Tickets can also be ordered at www.circuitgillesvilleneuve.ca.