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Old 08-03-2022, 01:35 PM   #155
Max Capacity
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Nice! Must have been amazing and deafening to watch those races during the V12-V10 era. I finally made it to the grand prix in Montreal in 2019 after 10 years of planning and not following through. I sat in either the same grandstand or the one next to it. Didn't see as much action at the hairpin as I thought I would, but maybe 2019 was just an off year for that.
We spent most years in the same seats on the hairpin exit. Lots of action there over the years. I almost caught Jean Alesi's helmet when he tossed it into the stands. The person two rows in front of me caught it. Dave Coltard sat on the wall there for most of a session once. Back when the driver controlled boost, you could see them crank the knob in the cockpit and see the black tire marks. I have pictures from Friday mornings when there were just a few people in the stands. I remember having to cover are noses when one of the cars caught on fire back when the cars were running rocket fuels.

I remember talking to one of the Vendors who had the spot right across from the bridge onto that end of the island, he paid $10,000 for the spot, that would have been about 1994.
I ran into Jackie Stewart once as he was walking around the corner from the motor home, I had to jump out of his way, or we would have bumped into each other, that was about 1985.

Sorry to ramble on, you got me started down memory lane.
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