• Short Summary

    FERRARI DRIVERS CARLOS REUTEMANN OF ARGENTINA AND CANADA'S GILLES VILLENEUVE RECORDED THE FASTEST TIMES IN THE FIRST TWO PRACTICE SESSIONS HERE TODAY FOR SUNDAY'S CANADIAN GRAND PRIX.

  • Description

    FERRARI DRIVERS CARLOS REUTEMANN OF ARGENTINA AND CANADA'S GILLES VILLENEUVE RECORDED THE FASTEST TIMES IN THE FIRST TWO PRACTICE SESSIONS HERE TODAY FOR SUNDAY'S CANADIAN GRAND PRIX.

    STEADY RAIN FOR MOST OF THE DAY KEPT SPEEDS DOWN, PLUS THE FACT THAT THE DRIVERS WERE UNFAMILIAR WITH THE NEWLY-BUILT CIRCUIT LAID OUT ON AN ISLAND IN THE ST. LAWRENCE RIVER AROUND THE PAVILIONS BUILT FOR THE EXPO 67 WORLD FAIR.

    THERE ARE FURTHER PRACTICE SESSIONS TOMORROW, WHEN GRID POSITIONS WILL BE DECIDED.

    REUTEMANN WHO WON LAST SUNDAY'S UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX AT WATKINS GLEN, TOURED THE TIGHT 2.8 MILE (4.5 KM) TRACK IN ONE MINUTE, 57.94 SECONDS, AND TEAMMATE VILLENEUVE. THE HOMETOWN FAVOURITE WAS LESS THAN A SECOND FLOWER.

    AMERICAN MARIO ANDRETTI WHO HAS ALREADY CLINCHED THIS YEAR'S WORLD DRIVERS TITLE WAS THIRD FASTEST IN A LOTUS, FOLLOWED BY HANS STUCK OF WEST GERMANY ABOARD A SHADOW.

    BEPPE GABBIANI OF ITALY AND JACQUES LAFFITE OF FRANCE SPUN OFF IN THE WET CONDITIONS BUT NEITHER WAS HURT.

    FEW HAD ANY PRAISE FOR THE CIRCUIT WHICH HAS REPLACED MOSPORT. ONTARIO AS A VENUE FOR THE CANADIAN GRAND PRIX AFTER DRIVERS COMPLAINED ABOUT THE CONDITIONS AT MOSPORT LAST YEAR.

    "MUCH TOO TWISTY FOR A MODERN CIRCUIT" COMMENTED COLIN CHAPMAN HEAD OF THE LOTUS TEAM THAT HAS ALREADY WON THIS YEAR'S CAR CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPIONSHIP.

    "IT'S LIKE A GO-CAR CIRCUIT" SAID AUSTRALIA'S ALAN JONES WHO COMPLAINED ABOUT THE LACK OF A LONG STRAIGHT.

    IF 38-YEAR-OLD ANDRETTI FROM NAZARETH PENNSYLVANIA WINS HERE. HE WILL EQUAL THE RECORD OF SEVEN GRAND PRIX VICTORIES IN A YEAR SET BY SCOTLAND'S JIM CLARK.

    THE WEATHER CLEARED AS TODAY'S PRACTICE ENDED, AND THE FORECAST FOR RACE DAY IS FINE BUT COOL.

    FIFTH-FASTEST TODAY, PERIND STUCK WAS SOUTH AFRICAN JODY SCHECKTER, FOLLOWED BY JEAN-PIERRE JARIER OF FRANCE AND ALAN JONES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAAO2TT1YIEGJ801V8Q2I8KNIE5
    Media URN:
    VLVAAO2TT1YIEGJ801V8Q2I8KNIE5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/10/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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