I won’t tell you the full story of my trip to Montreal but it involved Avis, a change of hire cars in Albany, 13 sleepless hours, a bunch of insane truck drivers and a surreal moment when I got lost and went for a tour of Princeton University at two in the morning. Lovely place. The Catskills at dawn were nice and the Adirondacks looked beautiful at breakfast time. I didn’t get much time in the paddock yesterday but F1 is much the same with few major decisions being made as everyone waits to see what will happen in Munich. The Canadians will announce later today that there is a new 10-year deal for Montreal, which is great news as this is still one of the great F1 races and a great city. It seems that the city, the region, the country and the local tourist board will all kick in cash to keep the event alive. This is not surprising as the F1 race is Canada’s biggest annual event and very important to the economy as it showcases the city around the world. I saw it at its best this morning when I popped out to the airport at 05.30 to return the second of my hire cars (the one which was allowed to cross the border!). The roads were empty, the skies were blue and the sun was already warm. I am not sure I’d like to pass a winter in Montreal but in June it is a great place to go racing. A great city.