Video of '67 Canadian Grand Prix Puts Yesterday's Race into Context
Yesterday, race fans were treated to an incredibly exciting Canadian Grand Prix. The crashes and passes early and late in the race made for arguably the most exciting edition of the 2014 Formula 1 season. But little did you all know, that it stems from a long line of exciting F1 races in Quebec.
The race was not always held at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on the man-made Ile Notre-Dame. Prior to the current setup, it had been held a both Mosport and Circuit Mont-Tremblant, alternating year-to-year. The inaugural race, in 1967, was held at Mosport, described to me once as a “big boy track.” This video from the 1967 Canadian GP captures all the excitement of that race:
It is incredible to watch a race where the likes of Jackie Stewart, Stirling Moss and Jack Brabham are duking it out is a regular occurrence. It kind of gives us chills.