Vancouver 1898

Vancouver

After the success of Molson's Toronto Champ Car race, the brewing giant sponsored a second street race in the vibrant city of Vancouver, British Colombia.

Official Name
Pacific Place/False Creek
Country
Canada
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia
Co-ordinates
49.277118, -123.106071
Latest Race
First Race

After the success of Molson’s Toronto Champ Car race, the brewing giant sponsored a second street race in the vibrant city of Vancouver, British Colombia. The tight nine-turn circuit promoted close-contact racing and many resulting accidents. It was not popular with drivers, who complained about the lack of passing opportunities. A new layout around False Creek was introduced in 1998, using only the pit straight of the old layout. It remained as part of the Champ Car World Series until 2004. Al Unser jr was a four-time winner during the early years and Canadian Paul Tracy won three of the last five Champ Car events held. The final such race was held in 2004 but a revised False Creek layout was chosen as venue for Canada’s Formula E race in 1922.

Circuit

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

1.37 (Miles)

Change

New northern layout while southern loop bypassed

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

1.781 (Miles)

Change

Chicane on Quebec street bypassed, new chicane before final corner introduced

Fastest Race Lap

Juan Pablo Montoya (Lola B2K/00-Toyota), 1m01.538, 104.190 mph, Champ Cars, 2000

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Cristiano da Matta (Lola B2/00-Toyota), 1m00.339, 106.260 mph, Champ Cars, 2002

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

1.802 (Miles)

Change

New Concord Pacific Place layout using Expo Boulevard section of old circuit

Fastest Race Lap

Helio Castroneves (Reynard 98I-Mercedes-Benz), 1m06.939, 96.912 mph, Champ Cars, 1998

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Dario Franchitti (Reynard 98I-Honda), 1m04.130, 101.158 mph, Champ Cars, 1998

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

1.653 (Miles)

Change

Final hairpin tightened

Fastest Race Lap

Alessandro Zanardi (Reynard 97I-Honda), 55.136s, 107.929 mph, Champ Cars, 1997

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Alessandro Zanardi (Reynard 96I-Honda), 53.980s, 110.241 mph, Champ Cars, 1996

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

1.677 (Miles)

Change

Turn 1 modified and final two corners combined as a hairpin

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Scott Goodyear (Lola T93/00-Ford), 53.791s, 112.234s, Champ Cars, 1993

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

1.704 (Miles)

Change

Original circuit

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Michael Andretti (Lola T90/00-Chevrolet), 1m02.253, 98.540 mph, Champ Cars, 1990

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