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United States Grand Prix East

Downtown Detroit Street Circuit.png
United States Grand Prix East
Flag 22px-Flag of the United States.png
Circuit Detroit street circuit
Laps 63
Circuit length km 4.023
Circuit length mi
Race length km 253.449
Race length mi
Most wins driver 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png James Hunt (2)
Most wins constructor 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren (3)
Current year 1984
Winner 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet
Winning team 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Brabham-BMW
Winning time 1:55:41.842
Pole driver 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet
Pole team 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Brabham-BMW
Pole time 1:40.980
Fastest lap driver 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Derek Warwick
Fastest lap team 22px-Flag of France.png Renault
Fastest lap 1:46.221


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