United States Grand Prix

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Flag of the United States.svg United States Grand Prix
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Indianapolis Motor Speedway - road course.svg
Race information
Laps 73
Circuit length 4.19 km (2.60 mi)
Race length 306.02 km (190.15 mi)
Most wins (drivers) Brazil Ayrton Senna and
GermanyMichael Schumacher (5)
Most wins (constructors) ItalyFerrari (9)
Last race (2007):
Pole position United KingdomLewis Hamilton
United KingdomMcLaren-Mercedes
1:12.331
Podium 1. United KingdomLewis Hamilton
United KingdomMcLaren-Mercedes
1:31:09.965
Fastest lap FinlandKimi Räikkönen
ItalyFerrari
1:13.117

The United States Grand Prix is a motor race which has been run on and off since 1908, when it was known as the American Grand Prize. The race later became part of the Formula One World Championship. From 2000 to 2007, the race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. the United States Grand Prix was dropped from the Formula One calendar starting in 2008.

In 2010, the FIA announced that the race would return to the United States at a new circuit near Austin, Texas. The new track, known as the Circuit of the Americas, will host its first Grand Prix in 2012.[1]

History[change | edit source]

Indianapolis Motor Speedway[change | edit source]

Formula One returned to the United States in 2000. The race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A road course was built for the Formula one race. Part of the oval track was used, including the main straightaway and turn 4. The remaining part of the road course was built in the infield portion of the track. Even thought most American races run counter-clockwise, including the Indianapolis 500, the Formula One course was built to run clockwise.

Circuit of the Americas[change | edit source]

A new race track is being built in the Austin area. This track is being designed and built for the use of Formula One racing and MotoGP, and will also host a round of V8 Supercars, an Australia-based touring car racing series. The track will be located southeast of Austin next to state highway 130. The track will be located on a 900 acre site. The location used to known as the Wandering Creek property.[2][3]

Winners of the United States Grand Prix[change | edit source]

Events which were not part of the Formula One World Championship are indicated by a pink background.

Notes:

  • From 1908-1916, the race was named the American Grand Prize.
  • The 1976-1980 races were also known as the United States Grand Prix East, to distinguish them from the United States Grand Prix West, held in Long Beach, California.
  • The 1984 race was also known as the Dallas Grand Prix.
Year Driver Constructor Location
2012 Austin
2008
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2010
Not held
2007 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Indianapolis
2006 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Indianapolis
2005 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Indianapolis
2004 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Indianapolis
2003 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Indianapolis
2002 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari Indianapolis
2001 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Indianapolis
2000 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Indianapolis
1999
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1992
Not held
1991 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Phoenix
1990 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Phoenix
1989 France Alain Prost McLaren-Honda Phoenix
1988 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Detroit
1987 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Honda Detroit
1986 Brazil Ayrton Senna Lotus-Renault Detroit
1985 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda Detroit
1984 Finland Keke Rosberg Williams-Honda Dallas
1983
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1976
Not held
1975 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Watkins Glen
1974 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford Watkins Glen
1973 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Watkins Glen
1972 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Watkins Glen
1971 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford Watkins Glen
1970 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Watkins Glen
1969 Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford Watkins Glen
1968 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford Watkins Glen
1967 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Ford Watkins Glen
1966 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-BRM Watkins Glen
1965 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM Watkins Glen
1964 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM Watkins Glen
1963 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM Watkins Glen
1962 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Watkins Glen
1961 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax Watkins Glen
1960 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax Riverside
1959 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax Sebring
1958 United States Chuck Daigh Scarab-Chevrolet Riverside
1957
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1917
Not held
1916 United States Howdy Wilcox
United States Johnny Aitken
Peugeot Santa Monica
1915 United Kingdom Dario Resta Peugeot San Francisco
1914 United States Eddie Pullen Mercer Santa Monica
1913 Not held
1912 United States Caleb Bragg Fiat Milwaukee
1911 United States David L. Bruce-Brown Fiat Savannah
1910 United States David L. Bruce-Brown Benz Savannah
1909 Not held
1908 France Louis Wagner Fiat Savannah

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