The Canadian Grand Prix will remain in Montreal for another ten years after a new contract was announced on Saturday morning.

This year's race at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve was the last on the current contract, but race organisers held a press conference after FP3 to confirm that a new deal had been signed which will keep the race in Montreal until 2024. As part of the contract, the paddock and race control facilities will be upgraded at a cost of between C$25-40million (?14-22m).

The current facilities are cramped as a result of being located between the track and an Olympic rowing lake on the Ile de Notre Dame, with much of the paddock being set up on temporary platforms over the lake itself.

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The Canadian Grand Prix has taken place in Montreal since 1978, with the grand prix not being held on two occasions - in 1987 and 2009.