The old Victorian English tradition of "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue" may be familiar for brides on their wedding day. It is also an apt summary of the events at Sunday's Canadian Grand Prix.
On the 30th anniversary of its addition to the Formula One calendar to replace the hilly Mosport track as host for the Canadian Grand Prix, Montreal's Circuit Gilles Villeneuve surely qualifies as "something old".
Something old: circuit repairs at Montreal on Saturday afternoon © XPB
Unfortunately, with the circuit hosting only two major races all year and subject to brutal temperature swings in both summer and winter, problems with the track surface are now also old hat to the teams and drivers.
This year was, if anything, even worse than previous races. By late Saturday afternoon, Red Bull's Mark Webber was among the first to announce what most of the drivers were surely thinking - that the surface was unfit for Formula One racing.