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Video: Canadian GP – The first time

Submitted by on June 8, 2012

In 1967 the first Canadian Grand Prix was held, at Mosport. And, as it seems most Canadian Formula One races are, it was wet.

By Andy Hallbery

Even when it was dry, few drivers agreed Mosport’s fast sweeps were safe. It was certainly a challenge, especially in heavy rain. Despite the weather, and the circuit’s fairly remote location, north of Toronto, the race drew some 50,000 fans.

Denny Hulme led from the start, until the rain stopped, when Jim Clark took over. The rain returned, this time heavier, and there was the unusual sight of Denny Hulme – among others – pitting for new goggles, as his were steaming up. He stopped again later to switch to a visor!

I bet that doesn’t happen in this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal!

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