Following stops in Bahrain, Texas, Australia, Malaysia and most recently Austria, EMS Race Team will now travel to Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve in Canada for the Ferrari Challenge races during F1 weekend. Driver James Weiland and his crew from Boardwalk Ferrari / Ferrari of San Francisco have competed several times at the famous track in Montreal, earning a podium finish there as recently as last year. They will look to do the same once again from June 7-9 when the green flags fly and the racing begins.
The Ferrari Challenge drivers will compete in a support race for the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix during the Ferrari Challenge weekend. Driver James Weiland and his team will be competing on the same track as F1 stars Sebastian Vettel, Charles Leclerc, Lewis Hamilton and others. This marquee-racing event is expected to draw a capacity crowd of 100,000 fans throughout the weekend who are sure to make it a festive atmosphere for racing.
“We’re looking forward to racing again in Montreal,” Weiland said of the upcoming weekend. “Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve is a challenging track to drive but it’s also a lot of fun. Hopefully we can do our best while we’re there and get PETA Cruelty Free, Cornerstone of Hope and Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation back up on the podium.”
Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve first hosted the Canadian Grand Prix in 1978. Past winners include Michael Schumacher, Jackie Stewart, Lewis Hamilton, as well as the iconic Aryton Senna. Hamilton is the betting favorite to capture this year’s F1 victory (+120) followed by Valtteri Bottas (+225) and Sebastian Vettel (+350). EMS Race Team competed at the legendary track in
Montreal for the first time during the 2013 Ferrari Challenge. This year, Weiland and ERIN the ems+ Ferrari 488 Challenge will look to build on their season total of four podium finishes against a talented group of drivers.
“We always like to get up onto the podium during weekends like this because it helps raise awareness for PETA, Coach Sam’s and Cornerstone,” Weiland added. “With the large crowds in attendance, it’s a great way to help raise awareness for each of those foundations—so that will be our goal once again year.”
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than three million members and supporters. Products proudly displaying the bunny logo are cruelty-free, meaning that they were produced without testing on animals. Coach Sam’s Inner Circle Foundation’s mission is to provide educational support to at risk children through a combination of literacy, personal development and health and fitness programs designed to develop the whole child. Cornerstone of Hope, meanwhile, is dedicated to providing support, education, and hope for the grieving.
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