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Formula 1's first ever red flagged Grand Prix

©Jerry Melton There has apparently only ever been one Grand Prix held on September 19 over the decades - and it was one that didn't even go the full distance. It was on this day in 1971 that Mosport Park hosted the Canadian Grand Prix, the tenth race of an 11-event season. Unfortunately, conditions for the race were abysmal, and it ended up being stopped after 64 of the planned 80 laps because the trackside marshals could no longer see each other. Jackie Stewart had started the race from pole position for Tyrrell ahead of BRM's Jo Siffert. Stewart had already sealed his second of three world championships, holding an unassailable lead over March's Ronnie Peterson after wins in Spain,...
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