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Malaysian Grand Prix

Sepang.png
Malaysian Grand Prix
Flag 22px-Flag of Malaysia.png
Circuit Sepang International Circuit
Laps 56
Circuit length km 5.543
Circuit length mi 3.444
Race length km 310.408
Race length mi 192.887
First held 1962
Last held 2008
Most wins driver 20px-Flag of Hong Kong.png John MacDonald (4)
Most wins constructor 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari (5)
Current year 2008
Pole driver 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Felipe Massa
Pole team Ferrari
Pole time 1:35.748
Winner 22px-Flag of Finland.png Kimi Räikkönen
Winning team Ferrari
Winning time 1h 31m 18.555s (203.971 km/h)
Second 22px-Flag of Poland.png Robert Kubica
Second team BMW Sauber
Second time +19.570s
Third 22px-Flag of Finland.png Heikki Kovalainen
Third team McLaren-Mercedes
Third time +38.450s
Fastest lap driver 22px-Flag of Germany.png Nick Heidfeld
Fastest lap team BMW Sauber
Fastest lap 1:35.366


The title of United States Grand Prix East was applied to two different Formula One World Championship events. It was used to refer to:

In 1982, the U.S. became the first country to host three Grands Prix in one season. In addition to the Long Beach (United States Grand Prix West) and Las Vegas races, the new event was held in Detroit, Michigan on another street course, encompassing the Renaissance Center. The original circuit had seventeen corners in 2.493 miles, including two very tricky hairpins and a tunnel that enclosed a gentle right-hand bend next to the river, and proved to be even slower than Monaco. The rough, demanding, course even included a railroad track crossing. In 1986, Ayrton Senna overcame a tire puncture to win his first of five American races in six years.

For 1989, it was originally planned to move the F1 grand prix to a new circuit at Belle Isle. However, early on, an agreement could not be established, and the grand prix moved to Phoenix for 1989-1991. Upon the departure of F1, the Detroit race was replaced by an event sanctioned by CART. For further information see Detroit Indy Grand Prix.

Winners

Note: The official title of the 1982 and 1984 events was United States Grand Prix East; the official title of the 1983 event was United States Grand Prix. For the winners of the 1976-1980 events, see: United States Grand Prix.

Year Driver Constructor Location Report
1984 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet Brabham-BMW Detroit Report
1983 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford Detroit Report
1982 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Watson McLaren-Ford Detroit Report
1981 Not held
1980 22px-Flag of Australia.svg.png Alan Jones Williams-Ford Watkins Glen Report
1979 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Watkins Glen Report
1978 22px-Flag of Argentina.svg.png Carlos Reutemann Ferrari Watkins Glen Report
1977 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png James Hunt McLaren-Ford Watkins Glen Report
1976 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png James Hunt McLaren-Ford Watkins Glen Report

See also


Races in the Formula One championship:
2007 championship Grand Prix events:

Australian | Malaysian | Bahrain | Spanish | Monaco | Canadian | U.S. | French | British
German | European| Hungarian | Turkish | Italian | Belgian | Japanese | Chinese | Brazilian

Past championship Grand Prix events:

Argentine | Austrian | Dutch | Indy 500 | Las Vegas | Luxembourg | Mexican | Morocco
Pacific | Pescara | Portuguese | San Marino | South African | Swedish | Swiss | USA East | USA West

Confirmed future Grand Prix events:

Abu Dhabi | Korean | European | Singapore