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United States Grand Prix West

Long Beach Street Circuit.png
United States Grand Prix West
Flag 22px-Flag of the United States.png
Circuit Long Beach Grand Prix
Laps 75
Circuit length km 3.275
Circuit length mi
Race length km 245.625
Race length mi
Most wins driver
Most wins constructor 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari (3)
Current year 1983
Winner 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Watson
Winning team 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Ford
Winning time 1:53:34.889
Pole driver 22px-Flag of France.png Patrick Tambay
Pole team 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari
Pole time 1:26.117
Fastest lap driver 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda
Fastest lap team 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Ford
Fastest lap 1:28.330


The United States Grand Prix West was a race held at Long Beach, California, as a Formula 5000 race in 1975 and a Formula One world championship event from 1976 to 1983. After 1983 the event returned as the Long Beach Grand Prix of the CART series.

With the Watkins Glen track on the downslope during the mid-70s, the USGP West was created, making the US just the second country (after Italy) to host two Championship F1 events in the same season. The street circuit was an immediate success from its first race in 1976, and it became the U.S.'s answer to the Monaco Grand Prix. The layout of the downtown course changed three times over its eight-year run, but all featured a sweeping "straight" (actually a long right-hander) down Shoreline Drive along the harbor. In the final event in 1983, John Watson won from 22nd place on the grid, the farthest back from which a modern Grand Prix driver had ever come to win a race.

Winners of the United States Grand Prix West

See also Long Beach Grand Prix

Year Driver Constructor Location Report
1983 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png John Watson McLaren-Ford Long Beach Report
1982 22px-Flag of Austria.png Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford Long Beach Report
1981 22px-Flag of Australia.png Alan Jones Williams-Ford Long Beach Report
1980 22px-Flag of Brazil.png Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford Long Beach Report
1979 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Long Beach Report
1978 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Carlos Reutemann Ferrari Long Beach Report
1977 22px-Flag of the United States.png Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Long Beach Report
1976 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Clay Regazzoni Ferrari Long Beach Report

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See also



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