The significance of the famous Wall of Champions was erected at the F1s Canadian Grand Prix

The significance of the famous Wall of Champions was erected at the F1s Canadian Grand Prix ...

Formula 1 is returning to Canada this weekend, and the famous Wall of Champions lies in wait for the drivers. How did the wall be renamed?

F1 drivers'' chicane is usually a simple task that they would have done thousands of times during their ascent through junior ranks to F1 itself.

However, at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve in Montreal, there is one chicane who has claimed more than its fair share of drivers, including several champions.

The Wall of Champions is located right after the final corner Turn 14, with drivers often clouting the kerbs and ending up in the wall on the outside.

A year into the race, a group of drivers is infamous for crashing into it with three world champions doing the same over the course of the race. The concrete was also christened the Wall of Champions.

Wall of Champions at Canadian Grand Prix

Alexander Wurz was the first F1 driver to reach the Champions Wall in a Benetton back in 1997, with Jacques Villeneuve following suit on the first lap of the race.

In 1999, the Wall of Champions became infamous when three world champions crashed out in separate events.

Damon Hill, a 1996 champion, was first on Lap 14, with former boss Michael Schumacher following suit on Lap 30, resulting in a very rare calamity in the Ferrari.

On Lap 34, Villeneuve, his son, completed the trio when the BAR was crunched against the concrete.

As he won the race, Mika Hakkinen, the other world champion, was the only one in the race to avoid sluggish walls.

Ricardo Zonta struck the wall earlier this day, but she is less fondly remembered.

Due to the fact that three of the four active world champions found their way into the ground, it was later dubbed The Wall of Champions.

WATCH: 11 of Montreal''s ''Wall of Champions'' most infamous crashes> https://t.co/BwSa67JhCO #CanadianGP pic.twitter.com/UKm9N9wrMN

Two more title winners in recent years

At some point in their career, five world champions have smashed the Wall of Champions.

During the 2005 race, Jenson Button broke out four years before he won the title for Brawn.

In 2011, only one reigning world champion smashed out at the wall Sebastian Vettel.

Vettel misjudged the chicane in FP1 and clattered into the wall, destroying the automobile.

He improved to take pole and reached within half of the lead of winning the famous race, losing to Button on the last lap.

Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, and Max Verstappen have not won the Champions League yet.

You may also like: