New Canadian Grand Prix pit building revealed in Montreal

Formula 1 officials and organisers of the Canadian Grand Prix today unveiled the new paddock building at the Gilles Villeneuve circuit in Montreal.

New Canadian Grand Prix pit building revealed in Montreal

All major works have been completed, and only the interior finishing remains to be completed, which will be achieved on time, according to the various executives.

The event was attended by Chase Carey, CEO of Liberty Media, Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montreal, and Francois Dumontier, President and CEO, F1 Grand Prix du Canada.

This new three-storey building has been built in just 10 months (including five months of tough winter weather) in conjunction with the renewal of the Candian Grand Prix contract, from 2015 to 2029, in which the Société du parc Jean Drapeau agreed to help with the renovation and expansion of the infrastructure at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.

Pit building overview
Pit building overview
1/12

Photo by: René Fagnan

Pit building overview
Pit building overview
2/12

Photo by: René Fagnan

Pit building overview
Pit building overview
3/12

Photo by: René Fagnan

Pit building overview
Pit building overview
4/12

Photo by: René Fagnan

Pit building overview
Pit building overview
5/12

Photo by: René Fagnan

Pit building overview
Pit building overview
6/12

Photo by: René Fagnan

Pit building overview
Pit building overview
7/12

Photo by: René Fagnan

Pit building overview
Pit building overview
8/12

Photo by: René Fagnan

Pit building overview
Pit building overview
9/12

Photo by: René Fagnan

Pit building overview
Pit building overview
10/12

Photo by: René Fagnan

Pit building overview
Pit building overview
11/12

Photo by: René Fagnan

Pit building overview
Pit building overview
12/12

Photo by: René Fagnan

The objective of the project was to upgrade the equipment in the paddock, built in 1988, and bring it up to the standards required by the FIA and the Formula 1 World Championship. It increases the capacity of the capacity above the garages to 5,000 people, compared to 1,800 in the former building. The primary objective was also to replace the temporary facilities by a permanent building.

The new pit building and garages, which cost CDN$59m to build (US$44m) features some interesting sustainable solutions such as carbon-negative materials, energetic efficiency, photovoltaic energy and responsible lighting.

The new building, which is a mix of wood, concrete and steel, has already been recognised by the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada by winning the Canadian Architect Award of Excellence in December 2018.

Employees of the various construction companies involved in the project will start removing heavy equipment on Friday, then the finishing touch, plumbing and electrical work will be accelerated, and teams will clean up the site before the F1 teams arrive during the week leading up to the Grand Prix.

shares
comments
Sainz: Having "same results always" is costing F1 fans

Previous article

Sainz: Having "same results always" is costing F1 fans

Next article

Cold, hard Montreal winter failed to derail new Canadian GP pits

Cold, hard Montreal winter failed to derail new Canadian GP pits
Load comments
How Mika Hakkinen thrived at Lotus Prime

How Mika Hakkinen thrived at Lotus

Mika Hakkinen became Michael Schumacher’s biggest rival in Formula 1 in the late-90s and early 2000s, having also made his F1 debut in 1991. But as MARK GALLAGHER recalls, while Schumacher wowed the world with a car that was eminently capable, Hakkinen was fighting to make his mark with a famous team in terminal decline

The forgotten F1 comeback that began Jordan’s odyssey  Prime

The forgotten F1 comeback that began Jordan’s odyssey 

Before Michael Schumacher – or anyone else – had driven the 191 (or 911 as it was initially called), Eddie Jordan turned to a fellow Irishman to test his new Formula 1 car. JOHN WATSON, a grand prix winner for Penske and McLaren, recalls his role in the birth of a legend…

The squandered potential of a 70s F1 underdog Prime

The squandered potential of a 70s F1 underdog

A podium finisher in its first outing but then never again, the BRM P201 was a classic case of an opportunity squandered by disorganisation and complacency, says Stuart Codling.

Formula 1
Sep 18, 2021
The other notable Monza escape that F1 should learn from Prime

The other notable Monza escape that F1 should learn from

OPINION: The headlines were dominated by the Italian Grand Prix clash between Max Verstappen and Lewis Hamilton, who had the halo to thank for avoiding potentially serious injury. But two days earlier, Formula 1 had a lucky escape with a Monza pitlane incident that could also have had grave consequences.

Formula 1
Sep 17, 2021
How Monza only added more questions to F1's sprint race conundrum Prime

How Monza only added more questions to F1's sprint race conundrum

With two sprint races under its belt, Formula 1 must now consider its options for them going forward. While they've helped deliver exciting racing on Sundays, the sprints themselves have been somewhat lacking - creating yet another conundrum for F1 to solve...

Formula 1
Sep 16, 2021
Who should Alfa Romeo sign for 2022's F1 season? Prime

Who should Alfa Romeo sign for 2022's F1 season?

OPINION: With Valtteri Bottas already signed up for 2022, all eyes are on the race for the second seat at Alfa Romeo next year. Antonio Giovinazzi is the current incumbent, but faces a tough competition from appealing short and long-term prospects

Formula 1
Sep 15, 2021
The "forced break" that was key to Ricciardo's Monza excellence Prime

The "forced break" that was key to Ricciardo's Monza excellence

OPINION: Daniel Ricciardo has long been considered one of Formula 1's elite drivers. But his struggles at McLaren since switching from Renault for 2021 have been painful to watch at times. Yet he's recovered to banish those memories with a famous Monza win – built on a critically important foundation

Formula 1
Sep 14, 2021
Italian Grand Prix driver ratings Prime

Italian Grand Prix driver ratings

Two drivers produced faultless performances as, for the second year in a row, Monza threw up an unpredictable result that left many to rue what might have been

Formula 1
Sep 13, 2021