Circuit Mont-Tremblant

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Circuit Mont-Tremblant
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Circuit Mont-Tremblant
Location1281 Chemin du Village
Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
OwnerLawrence Stroll
OpenedSeptember 1964
ArchitectAlan Wilson (2000 redesign)
Major eventsFormula One
Canadian Grand Prix (1968, 1970)


Can-Am
Mont-Tremblant Can-Am
(1966, 1969–1971, 1977–1978)
Trans-Am
Trois Heures du Circuit
(1968–1971, 1977–1978)
USAC Championship Car
Mont-Tremblant Grand Prix
(1967–1968)
Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series
6 Hours of Mont-Tremblant
(2002–2005)


Champ Car World Series
Mont-Tremblant Champ Car Grand Prix (2007)
Road Course (2004–present)
SurfaceAsphalt
Length2.621 miles (4.218 km)
Turns17
Race lap record1:17.327 (France Sébastien Bourdais, Panoz DP01, 2007, Champ Car)
Road Course (1966–2003)[1]
SurfaceAsphalt
Length2.650 miles (4.260 km)
Turns15
Race lap record1:24.201 (Switzerland Fredy Lienhard, Jr., Dallara SP1, 2002, LMP900)
North Course (1964–present)
SurfaceAsphalt
Length1.529 miles (2.460 km)
Turns12
Race lap record1:09.900 (United States Jim Hall, Chaparral 2A, 1965, Group 4)
South Course (2002–present)[2]
SurfaceAsphalt
Length1.187 miles (1.910 km)
Turns7

Circuit Mont-Tremblant (French pronunciation: ​[siʁkɥi mɔ̃ tʁɑ̃blɑ̃]) is a 4.26 km (2.65 mi) race circuit about 13 km (8.1 mi) south of the village of Mont-Tremblant, Quebec, Canada. The name of the village of Saint-Jovite was often included in the name of the circuit, but since the village was amalgamated into Mont-Tremblant in the year 2000, it is no longer considered or functions as an independent entity.

History[edit]

The first two sections of the circuit were built in 1964 and extended by another mile into September 1965. The extension featured long straights and by virtue of the terrain, a small hill. Nicknamed "the Hump" it gained legendary status during the inaugural 1966 Can Am race.[3] Two drivers in practice found that their cars, both near identical Lola T70 CanAm cars, launched themselves into the air. Both drivers emerged unhurt but were unable to compete in the race. The Canadian winters quickly rendered the track surface very bumpy and as a result, the attrition rate was quite high in the two Canadian Grand Prix Formula One events staged at the circuit. Of the 40 cars entered in those two races (20 each, in 1968 and 1970), 21 reached the checkered flag (with only 16 classified – the rest finishing too far behind the race winners).

The Control Tower and start-finish straight, looking west against the flow of the circuit, towards the Namerow corner.

The track complex was purchased by Montreal-based fashion mogul Lawrence Stroll in 2000, who tapped track architect Alan Wilson to redesign the circuit, with the aim of modernizing its safety features in accordance with current FIA regulations.[4] The resulting redevelopment forced the park to close for the entire 2000 and 2001 racing seasons.[5]

A major overhaul of the circuit in 2004 allowed more domestic and continental sportscar races to be held. Pit road was lengthened and widened featuring a new pit exit, while the pit straight was widened to 12 m (39.4 ft). A chicane was added in Turn 2, while Turns 6 and 10 were modified to create two separate circuits which could be run simultaneously. The signature hump was lowered 3.5 metres (11.5 ft) for safety, while Namerow corner was modified for additional runoff.[citation needed] The track features 28 metres of elevation change.

On July 1, 2007, Mont-Tremblant hosted a round of the Champ Car World Series, marking the series' first race at the circuit since Indy cars competed there in 1967 and 1968, when Mario Andretti won all four races.[4] The race featured many lead changes and ended in wet weather, with Robert Doornbos emerging victorious. In this race, French driver Tristan Gommendy set the unofficial track record in the qualifying, with a time of 1.16.776 in a Panoz DP01.

Current Series[edit]

[6]

Former Series & Major Race Winners[edit]

FIA Formula One World Championship[edit]

Year Race Driver Constructor Report
1968 Player's Canadian Grand Prix New Zealand Denny Hulme McLaren-Ford Report
1970 Belgium Jacky Ickx Ferrari Report

Champ Car World Series[edit]

Year Race Driver Team Chassis Engine Report
2007 Mont-Tremblant Champ Car Grand Prix Netherlands Robert Doornbos Minardi Team USA Panoz Cosworth Report

USAC Championship Car (IndyCar)[edit]

Year Race Driver Team Chassis Engine
1967 Labatt Indy United States Mario Andretti Dean Racing Enterprises Brawner Hawk Ford
1968 Saint-Jovite 200 United States Mario Andretti Andretti Racing Enterprises Brawner Hawk Ford

SCCA Can-Am Series[edit]

Year Date Race Driver Team
1966 Sept 11 Player's 200 United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom #3 Team Surtees
1969 June 15 Labatt's 50 New Zealand Denny Hulme United Kingdom #5 McLaren Cars
1970 June 28 Mont-Tremblant 50 United States Dan Gurney United Kingdom #48 Bruce McLaren Motor Racing
1971 June 27 Mont-Tremblant 50 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart United States #1 Carl Haas Racing
1977 June 12 United States Tom Klausler United States Schkee Cars
1978 June 25 United States George Follmer United States U.S. Racing

SCCA Trans-Am Series[edit]

Year Date Race Drivers Car Distance/Duration
1968 July 21 Les Trois Heures du Circuit United States Mark Donohue Chevrolet Camaro 3 Hours / 96 Laps
254.4 mi (409.4 km)
[7]
1969 Aug 3 Les Trois Heures du Circuit United States Mark Donohue Chevrolet Camaro 3 Hours / 97 Laps
257 mi (414 km)
[8]
1970 Aug 2 Le Circuit Trans-Am United States Mark Donohue AMC Javelin 70 Laps
185.5 mi (298.5 km)
[9]
1970 Aug 2 Le Circuit Trans-Am United States Mark Donohue AMC Javelin 70 Laps
185.5 mi (298.5 km)
[9]
1971 Aug 1 Player's Quebec Trans-Am United States Mark Donohue AMC Javelin 70 Laps
185.5 mi (298.5 km)
[10]
1977 Sept 11 Molson Trans-Am United States Peter Gregg Porsche 934 38 Laps
100.7 mi (162.1 km)
[11]
1978 June 25 Molson Trans-Am United States Monte Sheldon Porsche 935 38 Laps
100.7 mi (162.1 km)
[12]

SCCA United States Road Racing Championship[edit]

Year Date Race Over 2.0 Winning Driver Over 2.0 Winning Team Under 2.0 Winning Driver Under 2.0 Winning Team
1968 June 2 Championnat Nord-Americain United States Mark Donohue #6 Roger Penske Racing Canada Horst Kroll #37 Altona Motors [13]

SCCA Formula 5000[edit]

Year Date Race Driver Chassis Engine
1967 Sept 17 St Jovite Grand Prix United States Fred Ashplant Brabham BT21 Ford [14]
1969 Sept 7 Le Circuit Continental United Kingdom David Hobbs Surtees TS5 Chevrolet [15]
1970 Aug 1 Le Circuit Continental United States George Follmer Lotus 70 Ford [16]

Atlantic Championship[edit]

Year Date Driver
1975 July 6 United States Elliott Forbes-Robinson [17]
1976 July 11 Canada Gilles Villeneuve [18]
2007 July 1 France Franck Perera [19]
2008 June 29 Netherlands Junior Strous [20]

Grand American Road Racing Championship[edit]

Year Date Race Driver Team Chassis Engine
2002 Sept 15 6 Heures du Circuit Mont-Tremblant Belgium Didier Theys
Switzerland Fredy Lienhard Sr.
Switzerland Fredy Lienhard Jr.
United States #27 Doran Lista Racing Dallara LMP Judd [21]
2003 Sept 21 United States David Donohue
United States Mike Borkowski
GermanySascha Maassen
United States #58 Brumos Racing Fabcar FDSC/03 Porsche [22]
2004 May 23 United States Scott Pruett
Italy Max Papis
United States #01 CompUSA Chip Ganassi with Felix Sabates Riley Mk XI Lexus [23]
2005 May 21 Venezuela Milka Duno
United Kingdom Andy Wallace
Netherlands Jan Lammers
United States #2 CITGO Howard-Boss Motorsports Crawford DP03 Pontiac [24]

[25]

Lap Records[edit]

The official race lap records at Circuit Mont-Tremblant (St. Jovite) are listed as:

Category Time Driver Vehicle Date
Road Course: 4.218 km (2004–present)
Champ Car 1:17.327 Sébastien Bourdais Panoz DP01 Champ Car Mont-Tremblant 07
Formula Atlantic 1:21.157[26] Carl Skerlong Swift 016.a 2007 Mont-Tremblant Formula Atlantic round
Daytona Prototype 1:29.308[27] Max Angelelli Riley MkXI 2004 6 Hours of Mont-Tremblant
GT 1:36.519[27] Bill Auberlen BMW M3 (E46) GTR 2004 6 Hours of Mont-Tremblant
GT3 1:36.610[28] Parker Thompson Porsche 911 (991) GT3 Cup 2019 Mont-Tremblant Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge round
Superbike 1:39.711[29] Jordan Szoke BMW S1000RR 2013 Mont-Tremblant CSBK round
SGS 1:42.301[27] Randy Pobst Porsche 911 (996) GT3 Cup 2004 6 Hours of Mont-Tremblant
F1600 1:43.418[30] Michel Bonnet Vector MG95 2011 Mont-Tremblant Canadian F1600 round
Super 2000 1:46.847[31] Mathieu Audette Acura RSX Type S 2013 Mont-Tremblant CTCC round
Road Course: 4.260 km (1965–2003)
LMP900 1:24.201[32] Fredy Lienhard, Jr. Dallara SP1 2002 6 Hours of Mont-Tremblant
DP 1:31.176[33] Terry Borcheller Doran JE4 2003 6 Hours of Mont-Tremblant
LMP675 1:31.803[32] Andy Lally Picchio D-USA-BMW 2002 6 Hours of Mont-Tremblant
GTS 1:31.856[33] Tommy Riggins Ford Mustang 2003 6 Hours of Mont-Tremblant
F1 1:32.200 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari 312B 1970 Canadian Grand Prix
Can-Am 1:33.400[34] Alan Jones Lola T333CS 1978 Mont-Tremblant Can-Am round
Formula Atlantic 1:35.033[35] Gilles Villeneuve March 76B 1976 Mont-Tremblant Formula Atlantic round
American GT 1:35.233[32] Rob Morgan Chevrolet Corvette 2002 6 Hours of Mont-Tremblant
N-GT 1:35.910[33] Cort Wagner Ferrari 360 Modena GT 2003 6 Hours of Mont-Tremblant
U.S.A.C. IndyCar 1:37.550[36] Mario Andretti Brawner Hawk 1968 St. Jovite Heat 1
F5000 1:39.000[37] George Follmer Lotus 70 1970 Mont-Tremblant F5000 round
Trans-Am 1:41.513[38] Ludwig Heimrath Porsche 934/5 1977 Mont-Tremblant Trans-Am round
Group 7 1:44.900[39] Bruce McLaren McLaren-Elva Mk.IIB Chevrolet 1966 Labatt 50
Group 4 1:46.200[40] John Surtees Lola T70 Mk.2 1965 Player's Québec Mont-Tremblant
Group 2 1:52.100[41] Sam Posey Chevrolet Camaro 1968 Mont-Tremblant 3 Hours
Group 3 1:56.700[42] Jean-Paul Ostiguy AC Cobra 1967 St. Jean 67, U.S.A.M. Mont-Tremblant
Original North Road Course: 2.460 km (1964–present)
Group 4 1:09.900[43] Jim Hall Chaparral 2A 1965 La Course Labatt 50
Prototype 1:16.600[44] Pedro Rodriguez[a]
Ludwig Heimrath[a]
Ferrari 275 P[a]
Cooper T61[a]
1964 Player's Québec Trophy
Formula Junior 1:20.800[45][46] Walt Mackay[b]
Norm Evenden[b]
Lotus 18[b]
Cooper-Chevrolet[b]
1964 Regional Mont-Tremblant (Invitational)[b]
1964 Regional Mont-Tremblant (Trophy)[b]
Group 3 1:21.700[47] Jean Ouellet AC Cobra 1964 Regional Mont-Tremblant (Main)

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Both drivers took the same lap time in the same race independently.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Both drivers took the same lap time in different races independently.

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 46°11′16″N 74°36′36″W / 46.187707°N 74.609936°W / 46.187707; -74.609936