Stroll puts famous Canadian track up for sale

Jamie Woodhouse
Lawrence Stroll

Lawrence Stroll puts Circuit Mont-Tremblant up for sale.

Fancy getting your hands on Canada’s iconic Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant? Now is your chance, because Lawrence Stroll has put it up for grabs.

Opened back in 1964, the Circuit Mont-Tremblant played host to the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix on two occasions, in 1968 and 1970.

Based eight miles south of the Mont-Tremblant village in Quebec, the venue has undergone several makeovers in the years past to become a 2.65-mile circuit in its current form.

A characteristic of the venue when Formula 1 once raced there was its bumpy nature. In fact, of the combined 40 cars that entered the 1968 and 1970 Canadian GPs, only 21 made it to the end with 16 of those drivers classified. But not to worry, it has been fully resurfaced since then.

Denny Hulme won the 1968 Canadian Grand Prix for McLaren, while Jacky Ickx took victory for Ferrari at Circuit Mont-Tremblant in 1970.

In 2000, the venue was purchased by Lawrence Stroll, current owner of the Aston Martin Formula 1 team. He brought in track architect Alan Wilson to redesign the circuit to bring it up to FIA safety standards, while in 2004 further overhauls were made in order to make the venue suitable for more domestic and continental sportscar races to be held.

There has also been modifications of the track facilities such as a new timing tower and scoring equipment, as well as an improved medical facility.

Recently though, Stroll decided to put the venue up for sale.

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In total, the site is listed as covering 304 acres and gives the potential buyer an opportunity to purchase a fully-operational race track with further development potential. There is a fear though among locals that the venue could be transformed entirely into residential dwellings.

Currently it is home of the Canadian Karting Championship, as well as housing numerous automobile and motorcycle clubs.

The deadline for submitting bids on the venue is April 15 and further information with contacts can be found here.

Le Guide De L’Auto report the municipality values the track at $8.5million but the actual market value is much higher, so you may need more than the spare change jar to lodge the successful bid.

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