Grand Prix to remain in Montreal through 2024: report

Lewis Hamilton's space in the paddock area at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve
Patrick Lejtenyi/CJAD

It looks as though the Montreal Grand Prix will remain a summertime fixture in Montreal for the next decade.

A news conference is scheduled to take place at 11:45 a.m. Friday morning at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, just before the first practice runs for this year's Grand Prix get underway — and multiple reports are suggesting that a long-rumoured deal between F1 brass and the federal, provincial and municipal governments to keep the Grand Prix in Montreal through 2024 will be officially announced.

The precise terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but reports are suggesting the deal will take effect on June 9, the day after the Grand Prix.

Formula 1 chairman Bernie Ecclestone had in the past set a number of conditions to keep the race in Montreal — among them, renovations to the paddock area and other installations at the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve.

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