Francois Desjardins

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Canadian Organisers: GP Tickets will Cost More

Organisers of the Canadian Grand Prix said ticket prices to the 2004 event will have to rise, after announcing a new C$29 million (US$22.3 million) package to compensate teams hit by a law banning tobacco advertising.

Montreal Vows Fight to Keep GP

Montreal politicians and businesses vowed on Friday that the city would continue to host the Canadian Grand Prix, after organisers said it had been dropped from the 2004 calendar because of Canada's anti-tobacco legislation.

Canada Loses Grand Prix for 2004

Canada will lose its Grand Prix next year because tough legislation banning tobacco advertising, including logos on cars, will come into full effect on October 1st, the race's chief executive said on Thursday.

Canadian GP Loses Air Canada Sponsorship

Insolvent Air Canada said today that its financial situation has forced it to end its five-year deal as the main sponsor for Formula One's Canadian Grand Prix, though the decision will not affect the race this summer.

Grapevine: CART Says Not in Battle with F1 in Montreal

The home of the Canadian Grand Prix auto race gears up for its first-ever CART event in August, but organizers insisted on Wednesday the goal isn't to compete with Formula One, even though the Indy car race will be held on the same Gilles Villeneuve circuit.