Friday, June 07, 2013

Grand Prix du Canada Practice Laps

Here are a few shots of the practice laps (or whatever they're called) at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve racetrack in Montreal. 
Ed took around 300 pictures, but I was only able to wrangle these from him.  The cars are very colorful and even look fast.  And I'm learning more than I ever thought I'd need to know about F1.  I know what a monkey seat is, what wet and dry tires are for, and how many laps the tires typically last.  I'm hoping one day to have an F1 related question on Jeopardy! so I can use the tidbits I've gleaned from F1 Week in Canada. 
The racetrack, positioned on a man-made island in middle of the St. Lawrence River, was named in honor of Canadian racer, Joseph Gilles Henri Villeneuve, who died at age 32 in a 140 mph crash during qualifying for the 1982 race in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium.

The cars were so loud at the track today, that we could hear them inside the apartment, even with the windows closed. 


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1 comment:

Gil said...

Beautiful pictures! You are right about how loud the cars are. A friend of mine has called me from INDY when F1 raced there a few years ago and last year he called from Canada. I couldn't here a word he was saying.