United States Grand Prix East
|United States Grand Prix East|
|Circuit||Detroit street circuit|
|Circuit length km||4.023|
|Circuit length mi|
|Race length km||253.449|
|Race length mi|
|Most wins driver||James Hunt (2)|
|Most wins constructor||McLaren (3)|
|Pole driver||Nelson Piquet|
|Fastest lap driver||Derek Warwick|
|Fastest lap team||Renault|
The title of United States Grand Prix East was applied to two different Formula One World Championship events. It was used to refer to:
- the United States Grand Prix races held at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course from 1976 through 1980; this was to distinguish it from the United States Grand Prix West, held in Long Beach, California from 1976 through 1983.
- the Formula One races held at the Detroit street circuit from 1982 through 1988; the Detroit races were also called the Detroit Grand Prix.
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.
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.
|1980||Alan Jones||Williams-Ford||Watkins Glen||Report|
|1979||Gilles Villeneuve||Ferrari||Watkins Glen||Report|
|1978||Carlos Reutemann||Ferrari||Watkins Glen||Report|
|1977||James Hunt||McLaren-Ford||Watkins Glen||Report|
|1976||James Hunt||McLaren-Ford||Watkins Glen||Report|
- List of Formula One Championship events
- United States Grand Prix
- United States Grand Prix West
- Las Vegas Grand Prix
- Detroit Indy Grand Prix
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