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Grand Prix ‘likely’ to return to Montreal in 2021

Grand Prix ‘likely’ to return to Montreal in 2021
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Economy Minister Pierre Fitzgibbon is optimistic that the Grand Prix will return to Quebec this year. This time however, there will be no fans in attendance.

Fitzgibbon shared that they are negotiating with officials from the F1 to see what can be allowed for the event, given the various restrictions that will need to be put in place due to COVID-19. For now, we are still waiting on the final agreement for what’s to come.

The Economy Minister shared that the Grand Prix is the biggest tourist weekend for Quebec and Canada, yet they are still trying to make the best decision:

“There are health issues that we’re all aware of, whether it’s Montreal or the public health (departments) in Quebec City or Ottawa. So we’re trying to deal with that.”

If they are given the green light to go ahead and follow through with the race, Grand Prix will be set to take place from June 11-13 at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.

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