The Grand Prix of Montreal was an annual auto race in Montreal, Quebec on the Champ Car World Series circuit.
Before the establishment of the CART Grand Prix of Montreal
, there was a Montreal-area USAC Championship Car
race held at Circuit Mont-Tremblant
for 1967 and 1968.
Molson Indy Montreal
Originally known as the Molson Indy Montreal, it was first held at Sanair Super Speedway, an oval track, from 1984 through 1986. The Champ Car series revived the race in 2002, and it has been held in late August each year until 2007 at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, a permanent road course most famous as the home of the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix.
In 2006, the name of the race was changed to the Grand Prix of Montreal after its sale by Molson Sports & Entertainment. This mirrored the name change of the Toronto Champ Car race from the Molson Indy Toronto to the Molson Grand Prix of Toronto after its sale by Molson.
After the 2006 race, the future of the Grand Prix of Montreal became shrouded in doubt. The Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is allowed to be used for one race weekend outside of the Canadian Grand Prix, and it is heavily speculated that from 2007 onwards, Canadian Grand Prix promoter Normand Legault (who promotes all races at CGV) will replace the Grand Prix of Montreal with a NASCAR Busch Series race Champ Car announced in September 2006 that it would indeed not be returning to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and would be replacing the event with one at Circuit Mont-Tremblant (Mont-Tremblant Champ Car Grand Prix).
Molson Indy winners (1984-1986)
Molson Indy winners (2002-2005)
Grand Prix of Montreal winners (2006-2007)