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Canadian Grand Prix: Will the Wall of Champions Claim More Victims This Weekend?

MONTREAL — Lack of grip is a common theme at the Canadian Grand Prix this weekend. The new Formula One regulations for 2014 have reduced downforce, and combined with more powerful engines, the cars do not stick to the road the same way they have in past years. At many circuits, particularly the newer ones, this means drivers are running wide, often in paved runoff areas. At the Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve, like in Monaco, losing grip in the middle of a corner often means the end of a driver's race. Nowhere is this more true than at the final corner of the circuit, with its outer flank protected by the infamous Wall of Champions. Although the wall has lost its traditional "Bienvenue au Quebec" (welcome to Quebec) message this year, it re...

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