This is the portion of the Formula 1 calendar I DESPISE the MOST! When we get the DUMBED DOWN FOX Broadcasts for four races... Beginning this weekend at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, when we’ll get an even more Butchered 2hr broadcast; URGH!
As recall how FOX masterfully decided to NOT show Lewis Hamilton’s Post-race interview upon his maiden Grand Prix victory; OOPS! Aye Karumba!
Meanwhile a little Birdie tells me that Mario Andretti will be on the Il Notre Dam grounds this weekend, along with the Daly’s, as in Derek and son Connor, who currently leads the Star Mazda Championship.
And while Connor claims he’s merely in Montreal to “Rub Elbows” with the F1 Teams and get his name out there; the younger Daly also mentioned on Autosport Radio how he’s hopeful of potentially pulling off a Deal to run the Canadian rounds of the Indy Lights series upcoming in Toronto and Edmonton this summer...
Also of interest, it was nearly 32yrs ago that Bobby Rahal was making his second and final Formula One start in the Canadian Grand Prix on the Il Notre Dam on October 8, 1978, driving for Walter Wolf. Yet Rahal retired with Fuel system maladies on lap 16.
And as I’ve just scribbled ‘bout in F1: Racing Legends invading Anderstorp; Jean-Pierre Jarier who was filling in for the recently departed ‘Swede Ronnie Peterson, started the race from Pole aboard his Lotus 79 Cosworth and was leading handedly before an Oil leak force him to retire... Which enabled then Canada’s favoured Son Gilles Villeneuve to miraculously score his maiden Grand Prix victory behind the wheel of a Ferrari, which would later become the famous No. 27.
Meanwhile Riccardo Patrese, back from his forced one race ban finished fourth and a relative newcomer named Derek Daly scored one point for his sixth place finish behind the wheel of Mo Nunn’s Ensign N177 Cosworth racecar...