Caesars Palace Grand Prix

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Coordinates: 36°07′1″N 115°10′30″W / 36.11694°N 115.17500°W / 36.11694; -115.17500

Flag of Las Vegas, Nevada.svg Caesars Palace Grand Prix
Caesars Palace - Las Vegas
Circuit Caesars Palace.png
Race information
Laps 75
Circuit length 3.650 km (2.268 mi)
Race length 273.750 km (170.100 mi)
Number of times held 2
First held 1981
Last held 1982
Most wins (drivers) no repeat winners
Most wins (constructors) no repeat winners
Last race (1982):
Pole position France Alain Prost
Podium 1. Italy Michele Alboreto
2. United Kingdom John Watson
+ 27.292
3. United States Eddie Cheever
+ 56.450
Fastest lap Italy Michele Alboreto

The Caesars Palace Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race in 1981 and 1982. Nissan/Datsun was a presenting sponsor of both races.[1]

When Watkins Glen left the F1 schedule after 1980, the Caesars Palace GP took its place. The track was set up in the parking lot of the Caesars Palace hotel. It was surprisingly well set up for a temporary circuit. It was wide enough for passing, provided ample run-off areas filled with sand, and had a surface that was as smooth as glass. Its counter-clockwise direction put a tremendous strain on the drivers' necks. 1982 was the end of Formula One racing in Las Vegas. The races had drawn only tiny crowds.

In 1983 and 1984, CART ran Grands Prix races on the same circuit.

Winners of the Caesars Palace Grand Prix[change | change source]

Year Driver Constructor Location
1982 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford Caesars Palace - Las Vegas
1981 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford Caesars Palace - Las Vegas

Broadcasting[change | change source]

United Kingdom[change | change source]

Year Network Lap-by-lap Colour commentator(s)
1981 BBC Two Murray Walker James Hunt

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "ADVERTISING; Nissan Promotion". The New York Times Company. 1982-08-19. Retrieved 2010-09-19.

Other websites[change | change source]