The Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada presents: The Grand Walk supporting Heart & Stroke

Montréal, March 21, 2018 – The Formula 1 Grand Prix du Canada is pleased to announce an exclusive and very special activity which will benefit Heart & Stroke.

For this event, incorporated into the official programming of the weekend where Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve will welcome the finest drivers in the world, those in attendance will be able to walk on the track were, just a few hours earlier, Hamilton, Vettel, Alonso, Stroll and other stars of Formula 1 will have taken part in the first free practice sessions.

Members of the organization and other celebrities will take part in this walk, an unprecedented event in the 40 years of Formula 1 in Montréal, including the official spokesperson of the activity, Canadian Olympic medalist Joannie Rochette. Participants will be able to take selfies on the track, walk on the kerbs and the tire marks left by the F1 cars, walk up to the walls that the best drivers in the world have rubbed against and cross the finish line where the asphalt bears forevermore the legendary inscription Salut Gilles.

Date: Friday, June 8, 2018

Time: 6 p.m.

Where: Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve


‘“We are happy to include this walk, open to racing fans, in our special programming as we celebrate the Canadian Grand Prix’s 40th anniversary in Montréal. In addition, for this project, we are pleased to count on the support of the heads of Formula 1. Heart & Stroke deserves everyone’s support, including that of motor racing fans”, declared the President and CEO of the event, François Dumontier.

To take part in this unique experience while supporting vital, cutting-edge research funded by Heart & Stroke, participants may purchase their tickets which are already on sale for $45. To do so, please visit our site at The number of participants is limited.

A Montreal-based Canadian company, Octane Racing Group Inc. is the promoter of FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA through an agreement made with Formula One Administration Limited and Formula 1 World Championship Limited (which, together, hold the commercial rights to F1).

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