The Great Debate (India)

COLUMN – Karun Chandhok: Canadian GP a mixed bag


The Canadian GP weekend was a real mixed bag of ups and downs for me. It was my first visit to the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, or for that matter to Canada.

I’ve grown up watching lots of races there on TV and was really looking forward to driving there this season.

There were two things that hit me when we reached Montreal -

1) Just how big the hire cars were — we all ended up with huge SUVs out of some Puff Daddy video or in Bruno’s (Senna) case a 5 litre Mustang GT and

2) the weather was just as cold, wet and miserable as the UK.

The circuit itself is set alongside the old Olympic rowing basic built for the 1976 summer Games and provides the most picturesque backdrop to a paddock of the season.