1987 Canadian GP cancelled

Following a legal row between two brewery sponsors which threatened to drag on into the summer, the FISA has announced that the Canadian Grand Prix, scheduled to take place at Montreal’s Circuit Gilles Villeneuve on June 14, will not now take place.

The cancellation brings the total of races on the calendar back down to 16, the total beyond which FISA and FOCA once agreed it should not expand. Although the Detroit GP will no longer be ‘paired’ with the Canadian race, with which it was to share the freight expenses of the Grand Prix teams, it will still take place, on its own the following Sunday, June 21st.