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Toronto

Run under the impressive Prince’s Gate landmark in the city’s Exhibition Place, Toronto is a fast temporary circuit that soon rivalled Long Beach as North America's best city race.

Country
Canada
Location
Exhibition Place, Toronto, Ontario
Co-ordinates
43.633868, -79.412966
Latest Race
First Race

Run under the impressive Prince’s Gate landmark in the city’s Exhibition Place, Toronto is a fast temporary circuit that soon rivalled Long Beach as North America's best city race. Laid out in the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition, it is a cross between a street circuit and demanding road course – combining the best of both types of venue. The area was chosen to host the 1969 Canadian Grand Prix with Joakim Bonnier advising on safety matters. The project was abandoned when the Province of Ontario authorities refused planning permission in February of that year. A round of the Champ Car World Series was eventually held from 1986 until the demise of the championship in 2007. Absent from the calendar for a year, the event has been part of the rival IndyCar Series since 2009. The 1996 race was marred by the violent accident that claimed the lives of Jeff Krosnoff and marshal Gary Avrin. Michael Andretti enjoyed racing here for he won seven times during the Champ Car years – a record for the well supported event.

Circuit

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

1.755 (Miles)

Description

Pitlane moved to opposite side of the circuit

Fastest Race Lap

Cristiano da Matta (Lola B2/00-Toyota), 58.806s, 107.438 mph, Champ Cars, 2002

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Gil de Ferran (Reynard 99I-Honda), 57.143s, 110.565 mph, Champ Cars, 1999

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

1.755 (Miles)

Description

Final two turns modified (originally listed as 1.721 miles but remeasured in 1999)

Fastest Race Lap

Cristiano da Matta (Lola B2/00-Toyota), 58.806s, 107.438 mph, Champ Cars, 2002

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Gil de Ferran (Reynard 99I-Honda), 57.143s, 110.565 mph, Champ Cars, 1999

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

1.784 (Miles)

Description

Original circuit

Fastest Race Lap

Cristiano da Matta (Lola B2/00-Toyota), 58.806s, 107.438 mph, Champ Cars, 2002

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Gil de Ferran (Reynard 99I-Honda), 57.143s, 110.565 mph, Champ Cars, 1999

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