Canada Post released five limited edition stamps to celebrate 50 years of Formula 1 in Canada:
The F1™ in Canada stamps celebrate 50 years of the race in this country
by honouring five winning drivers, one for each decade of F1 in Canada: Sir Jackie Stewart (Scotland), Gilles Villeneuve (Canada), Ayrton Senna (Brazil), Michael Schumacher (Germany) and Lewis Hamilton (England).
Five famous Canadian Grand Prix winners The five are
national heroes in their homelands and legends internationally. As a
group, they have won 220 Grand Prix races – 17 of them in Canada – taken 216 poles, 399 podiums, and 16 World Championships.Between 1994 and 2004, Schumacher won an unrivalled seven FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX DU CANADA races. Hamilton, who is still racing, has won five. He hopes to make it six at the 38th Grand Prix on Île Notre-Dame on June 11. Stewart and Senna both won two Canadian races – Stewart at Mosport in 1971 and 1972 and Senna in Montréal in 1988 and 1990. Gilles Villeneuve
recorded his first Grand Prix victory at the island track that now
bears his name and remains the only Canadian to win an F1 race in Canada.