Tag Archives for Quebec
Filed under: Emerging Technologies, EV/Plug-in, North America
Hydro-Quebec, a utility company that serves about 8 million residents of America’s neighbor to the north, is working on an electric-vehicle charging system that can fully recha… Continue reading
Filed under: Motorsports, Government/Legal, Canada
As Formula One racing expands around the globe, we’ve come to expect certain potential disruptions. Demonstrators in Bahrain scuttled last year’s grand prix there, and nearly did the same again this y… Continue reading
Filed under: Hybrid, Motorcycle, Canada
As compact as it is (in comparison to a car, anyway), the Can-Am Spyder doesn’t guzzle much fuel. But that won’t stop some from being lured by the tree-hugging credentials of a “hybrid” badge.
The trike – which… Continue reading
Filed under: Motorsports
2010 Canadian Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery
What would Formula One be without Montreal? Not so fun, as we learned last season when the Canadian Grand Prix was excluded from the calendar, much to the disap… Continue reading
We don’t know about you, but when we were 11 years old, most of us here at Autoblog were dreaming about one day driving a Ferrari. Never in our wildest dreams could never have imagined being signed to a contract with the Scuderia. Not at that age, anyway. But that’s exactly what’s happened for Lance Stroll.
An eleven-year-old racing prodigy from Montreal, Stroll has already been kickin’ butt and taking names in pro karting series at home and around the world. He’s won several karting races and titles, and was named Rookie of the Year and then Driver of the Year by the Fedération Sport Automobile du Quebec. Not bad for a kid who hasn’t even reached his Bar Mitzvah yet.
As part of the Ferrari Driver Academy, Stroll will be joining a rapidly growing roster of older drivers – including several European feeder formula champs – being supported by Maranello in their budding careers. Stroll’s contract was announced in the ramp-up to the Canadian Grand Prix which returns to his home town of Montreal this weekend.
Against the backdrop of aspiring drivers being recruited by Formula One teams at decreasing ages, Ferrari’s program was launched after Felipe Massa was sidelined last season and the team struggled to find a suitable replacement. Massa’s contract, incidentally, was also officially renewed for another couple of seasons, confirming earlier reports. Both announcements can be found after the jump.