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Canadian GP return to the F1 calendar in 2010



The Canadian Grand Prix’s return to the Formula 1 calendar in 2010 is now official, after the government stepped in to help safe a five-year deal for the months of doubt about the fate of the event, which was dropped for this season after a agreement could not be reached with Bernie Ecclestone, the Montreal race’s return was confirmed at a press conference in the Canadian city on Friday afternoon. The agreement to safe the race’s place on the calendar has been helped by the governments of Canada and Quebec, Montreal and Tourisme Montreal – who together have helped put together an £8.5 million annual investment plan for the next five years.

In come back for the money, Montreal and its partners will receive 30 per cent of the profits from ticket sales for the grand prix – which will take place on June 13 next year.Montreal’s mayor Gerald Tremblay was delighted at the news – which will see F1 return to the North American continent next year after being absent for the first time in world championship history this season.
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