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Canadian race proves a crowd pleaser 16 Jun 2003

The cars on the grid.
Formula One World Championship, Rd8, Canadian Grand Prix, Race Day, Montreal, Canada, 15 June 2003

The Canadian Grand Prix has always been a very popular race, with thousands of spectators flocking in daily to watch the on-track action. The 35th event, in 2003, was no exception.

Despite the inclement weather on Friday, and again on Saturday morning, practice and qualifying proved strong draws. 91,000 fans turned out on Friday and 103,000 on Saturday.

With much better weather on Sunday and the prospect of a close duel between Williams and Ferrari, 112,000 spectators were present, giving a total of 306,000 for the three days.