The American economy is still the largest in the world by quite a large margin. Because of its size, Formula One has been trying for most of its existence to penetrate the U.S. market, without much progress.
Meanwhile, just to the north, the Canadian Grand Prix has been a raging success. It is popular with both fans and drivers for the action on and off the track, as Montreal embraces its guests and hosts a week of race-related festivities.
The circuit’s current hosting deal expires following this year’s race, but it is very much in the interest of everyone involved in F1 to see that the race continues in Montreal.
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