This year’s Canadian Grand Prix winner Robert Kubica has expressed sadness at the news that the race is to be axed from next season’s schedule.
The Polish BMW-Sauber driver said: "Of course I’d like to race again in Canada as I won this year and last year we were also strong with Nick Heidfeld finishing second."
His boss at BMW-Sauber, Mario Theissen, has slammed the decision to drop the race, a decision which has left Formula One without a North American Grand Prix for the first time in 50 years.
He argues that the North American market is "still the biggest one, not just for BMW" and that the event should be used as a "door opener" to stage a US Grand Prix.
Honda’s Jenson Button will miss Canada for rather different reasons.
He said: "It’s one of the best races to go to for the nightlife.
"We get a holiday now in the summer which is quite nice but it’s sad to see it the race go."
Written by James Christie