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Birthday Blowout: 50 Years of Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix marked by Canada Post Stamp Collection

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Birthday Blowout: 50 Years of Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix marked by Canada Post Stamp Collection
May 17, 2017, 5:41 PM

The Canadian postal service is marking the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Grand Prix by commemorating Formula 1 legends such as Gilles Villeneuve...

The Canadian postal service is marking the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Grand Prix by commemorating Formula 1 legends such as Gilles Villeneuve and Ayrton Senna in stamp form.

The stamp collections, all limited edition, also honour Sir Jackie Stewart, Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher with domestic stamps and framed art prints of the selected driver.

The prints of Stewart are signed as well as numbered. Browse the range here.

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve first hosted a F1 GP in 1978. Formerly named Ile-Notre Dame Circuit, the venue was renamed after the late Quebecois legend in 1982.

The Canadian Grand Prix, which has existed since 1967, had previously been at Mosport Park and Mont-Tremblant.

This year's iteration is touted as an 'Anniversary Edition' of the race on the weekend of June 9, with deluxe ticket packages including souvenirs and collectables.

Curiously, those spectators turning 50 this year will be offered a $50 discount on tickets with their name appearing on the big screen and an invite to a birthday party on the circuit's terrace.

Will you be attending the Canadian GP? Will you be buying the commemorative stamps? Have your say in the comment section or on JA on F1's Facebook Page.

 
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