Canadian GP confirmed for 2010

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The organisers of the Canadian Grand Prix yesterday announced that they have reached a deal with FOM. This means that the Formula One circus will return to Montreal in 2010. As the negotiations were still ongoing, the Canadian GP was already listed on the provisional calendar on 6 June 2010, yesterday the race was confirmed by the organisers.

Normand Legault, CEO of Grand Prix F1 du Canada said: "I am very happy, and fully satisfied, with this outcome. I have always been confident of being able to resolve the dispute, given the in-depth understanding I have had to develop of the Formula 1 racing situation in Canada.

"And I am especially pleased that an announcement is forthcoming to the effect that the Canadian Grand Prix will be back on the FIA calendar as of 2010. I never doubted that the Canadian race would regain its rightful place on the FIA schedule, and my discussions with F1 management led me to believe that the event would return soon.

"The race is important not only for Formula 1, but also for the teams, manufacturers and sponsors. I am also happy for the Canadian Grand Prix's many fans, because they are true F1 enthusiasts who appreciate the real value of the spectacle and the competition."