Despite being open for business since 1964 and having played host to two Formula 1 grands prix, the Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Canada has now legally been deemed a nuisance after losing a noise row with local residents.
Last month the Quebec Superior Court ruled in favour of a local residents group, which claimed that the circuit had breached sections of the Neighbourhood Nuisance Act with some of its track activities. While many of the track’s operations, such as its driving and flying schools, will remain unaffected, its race meetings are now likely to be limited to 92dB, making it difficult to run any high- powered single-seaters or GT cars, which have become its modern-day racing mainstays.
It could be a blow to the pocket of owner Lawrence Stroll, with estimated compensation payouts set to total $3m (roughly £1.7m).
Mont-Tremblant held two editions of the Canadian Grand Prix – in 1968 and 1970 – and was a regular venue for Can-Am racing between 1966 and 1978.
Veteran - Edwardian - Vintage, March 1977
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