- Grand Prix of Montreal
Grand Prix of Montreal Venue Circuit Gilles Villeneuve First race 1984 Last race 2006 Most wins (driver) no repeat winners Most wins (team) Newman/Haas Racing (3) Most wins (manufacturer) Lola (6)
Originally known as the Molson Indy Montreal, it was first held at Sanair Super Speedway, an oval track, from 1984 through 1986. The Champ Car series revived the race in 2002, and it has been held in late August each year until 2006 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, a permanent road course most famous as the home of the Formula One Canadian Grand Prix.
In 2006, the name of the race was changed to the Grand Prix of Montreal after its sale by Molson Sports & Entertainment. This mirrored the name change of the Toronto Champ Car race from the Molson Indy Toronto to the Molson Grand Prix of Toronto after its sale by Molson.
After the 2006 race, the future of the Grand Prix of Montreal became shrouded in doubt. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is allowed to be used for one race weekend outside of the Canadian Grand Prix, and it was heavily speculated that from 2007 onwards, Canadian Grand Prix promoter Normand Legault (who promotes all races at CGV) would replace the Grand Prix of Montreal with a NASCAR Busch Series race. Champ Car announced in September 2006 that it would indeed not be returning to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and would be replacing the event with one at Circuit Mont-Tremblant (Mont-Tremblant Champ Car Grand Prix). CGV replaced the race with the NASCAR NAPA Auto Parts 200 race.
Season Winning Driver Chassis Engine Team Report 1984 Danny Sullivan Lola Cosworth Doug Shierson Racing report 1985 Johnny Rutherford March Cosworth Alex Morales Autosports report 1986 Bobby Rahal March Cosworth TrueSports report
Circuit Gilles Villeneuve (2002-2006)
Season Winning Driver Chassis Engine Team Report 2002 Dario Franchitti Lola Honda Team Green report 2003 Michel Jourdain, Jr. Lola Ford-Cosworth Team Rahal report 2004 Bruno Junqueira Lola Ford-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing report 2005 Oriol Servia Lola Ford-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing report 2006 Sébastien Bourdais Lola Ford-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing report
Formula Atlantic winners
These races were held at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Season Winning Driver 1978 Jeff Wood 1979 Howdy Holmes 1980 Jacques Villeneuve 1981 Kevin Cogan 1982 Tim Coconis 1983 Roberto Moreno 1986 Scott Goodyear 1988 Scott Harrington 1989 Scott Goodyear 1990 Jocko Cunningham 1991 Jimmy Vasser 1992 Chris Smith 1993 Jacques Villeneuve 1994 Richie Hearn 1995 David Empringham 1996 Patrick Carpentier 1997 Bertrand Godin 1998 Lee Bentham 1999 Alex Tagliani 2000 David Rutledge 2001 David Rutledge 2002 Rocky Moran, Jr. 2003 A.J. Allmendinger 2004 Jon Fogarty 2005 Antoine Bessette 2006 Graham Rahal
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