The Nine U.S. Racetracks that Have Hosted the Formula One Grand Prix | Octane Press

The Nine U.S. Racetracks that Have Hosted the Formula One Grand Prix

The following images and statistics are pulled from the chapter, "Racing in the USA," from The American Legacy in Formula 1, by Phillip van Osten. This chapter features the nine US racetracks to have hosted the Formula One Grand Prix, with comprehensive information on the races, records, and influential figures of each historical track.
 
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1. SEBRING

Length: 5.35 miles
Lap record: Maurice Trintignant
Cooper-Climax 3'05 - 1959
Average speed: 101.194 mph


The Cooper's of Jack Brabham and Stirling Moss blast off the grid of the very first United States Grand Prix. 



2. RIVERSIDE

Length: 3.484 miles
Lap record: Jack Brabham
Cooper-Climax 1'56"3 - 1960
Average speed: 101.383





3. WATKINS GLEN

Length: 3.663 miles
Lap record: Alan Jones - Williams 1'34"068 - 1980
Average speed: 129.244 mph


Elio de Angelis' Shadow on its way to 7th in 1979.



4. LONG BEACH

Length: 2.61 miles
Lap record: Niki Lauda
McLaren 1'28"330 - 1983
Average speed: 82.93 mph


Patrick Tambay leads Keke Rosberg into the first corner of the 1983 Long Beach Grand Prix.  



5. LAS VEGAS

Length: 2.471 miles
Lap record: Michele Alboreto
Tyrrell 1'19"639 - 1982
Average speed: 102.523 mph


Prost leads Renault team-mate Arnoux at the start in 1982. 



6. DETROIT

Length: 2.879 miles
Lap record: Ayrton Senna
McLaren 1'40"464 - 1987
Average speed: 89.57 mph





7. DALLAS

Length: 2.746 miles
Lap record: Niki Lauda
McLaren 1'45"353 - 1984
Average speed: 82.82 mph


Dallas' Grand Prix turned out to be a lot less thrilling than a roller coaster ride in 1984. 



8. PHOENIX

Length: 2.549 miles
Lap record: Jean Alesi
Tyrrell 1'26"758 - 1991
Average speed: 95.94





9. INDIANAPOLIS

Length: 2.106 miles
Lap record: Rubens Barrichello
Ferrari 1'10"399 - 2004
Average speed: 133.201


The Brickyard hosted the United States Grand Prix from 2000 to 2007. 
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