Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix: Why Montreal is urging fans to leave their cars at home

Grand Prix weekend is fast approaching, and tens of thousands of spectators are expected to flock to Montréal.

The three-day Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix is the largest sporting event in the country.

“It’s a big weekend,” city spokesperson Philippe Sabourin told reporters Tuesday.

“On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, we’re expecting merely 100,000 people per day are going to the event.”

Montréal is preparing for the annual race, and officials are strongly advising fans to leave their cars at home. There will be no parking available for the thousands of spectators at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

“Forget about it,” Sabourin said, emphasising there will be “no way” for ticket holders to park on either Île Notre-Dame or neighbouring Île Sainte-Hélène.

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