Wall of champions

The "Wall of Champions" is an iconic part of the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, Canada, where the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix is held. This part of the track has gained notoriety due to the number of Formula 1 champions who have crashed into it.

The wall is located at the final chicane of the circuit, before the main straight. The chicane is particularly challenging because drivers approach it at high speed following a long straight. They often try to take it as fast as possible to maximize their speed onto the following main straight. However, the margin for error is very small, and many drivers end up crashing into the wall on the outside of the chicane.

The nickname "Wall of Champions" originated in the 1999 Canadian Grand Prix, when three World Champions - Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher, and Jacques Villeneuve - all crashed into the wall in the same race. Since then, other champions have also had encounters with the wall, including Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel.

The "Wall of Champions" serves as a reminder that even for the world's best drivers, the margin between success and failure in Formula 1 can be incredibly small.

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