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Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport Park and Mosport International Raceway) is a race track known for have hosted the Canadian Grand Prix on several occasions, most recently in 1977.

Circuit History[]

Plans for a permanent race track in Ontario were tossed around in the mid-1950s. A suitable plot of land was procured, about 50km (30 miles) northeast of Toronto. Construction began in early 1950, and the first event was a group of short class races by the local sports car club. A couple of weeks after was the Players 200, a major sports car event. Stirling Moss won the two-heat event, with Jo Bonnier second and Olivier Gendebien third.

Circuit Layout[]

The circuit starts with the pit straight, heading into three long, sweeping corners, going right, left, right, and with short straights in between, called "Turn 1", "Clayton Corner" and "Quebec Corner". Another wide, gentle left hander leads immediately to a pair of sharp 90° right handers, known collectively as the "Moss Hairpin", named after Stirling Moss. This leads to the 3/4 mile "Mario Andretti Straightaway", which actually has several gentle bends and elevation changes. That ends with a right/left combination known as "The Esses", and finishes with "White Corner", a 90° righthander leading back onto the pit straight.

Mosport has never changed the basic layout of the track, although in 2001, the track got a major upgrade and widening. While the track is now 42 feet (12.8 m) wide, and a couple of the turns were adjusted for safety, the 'racing line' was kept as much as possible, and drivers familiar with the track said that there was no discernible difference.

Event history[]

The following is a list of Formula One World Championship events held at the Mosport circuit:

Year Winning Driver Winning Constructor Report
1967 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Brabham-Repco Report
1969 Belgium Jacky Ickx United Kingdom Brabham-Ford Report
1971 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Report
1972 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United Kingdom Tyrrell-Ford Report
1973 United States Peter Revson United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report
1974 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report
1976 United Kingdom James Hunt United Kingdom McLaren-Ford Report
1977 South Africa Jody Scheckter Canada Wolf-Ford Cosworth Report


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