United States Grand Prix

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United States Grand Prix
Circuit of the Americas
(2012–present)
Austin circuit.svg
Race information
Number of times held49
First held1908
Most wins (drivers)United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (6)
Most wins (constructors)Italy Ferrari (10)
Circuit length5.513 km (3.426 mi)
Race length308.405 km (191.634 mi)
Laps56
Last race (2019)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap

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, hosted its first U.S. Grand Prix in 2012.[1]

History[change | change source]

Indianapolis Motor Speedway[change | change 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 | change 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 | change source]

Repeat winners (drivers)[change | change source]

Drivers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season. A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Wins Driver Years won
6 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton 2007, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
5 Germany Michael Schumacher 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
3 United Kingdom Graham Hill 1963, 1964, 1965
United Kingdom Jim Clark 1962, 1966, 1967
2 United States David Bruce-Brown 1910, 1911
United Kingdom Jackie Stewart 1968, 1972
United Kingdom James Hunt 1976, 1977
Argentina Carlos Reutemann 1974, 1978
Brazil Ayrton Senna 1990, 1991

Repeat winners (constructors)[change | change source]

Teams in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Wins Constructor Years won
10 Italy Ferrari 1975, 1978, 1979, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2018
8 United Kingdom Lotus 1960, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1973
United Kingdom McLaren 1976, 1977, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2001, 2007, 2012
6 Germany Mercedes 1910, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
3 Italy Fiat 1908, 1911, 1912
United Kingdom BRM 1963, 1964, 1965
2 France Peugeot 1915, 1916
United Kingdom Tyrrell 1971, 1972

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)[change | change source]

Manufacturers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Wins Manufacturer Years won
11 United States Ford * 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980
10 Italy Ferrari 1975, 1978, 1979, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2018
9 Germany Mercedes ** 1910, 2001, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
4 United Kingdom Climax 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962,
United Kingdom BRM 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
3 Japan Honda 1989, 1990, 1991
Italy Fiat 1908, 1911, 1912
2 France Peugeot 1915, 1916

* Built by United Kingdom Cosworth, funded by Ford

** Built by United Kingdom Ilmor in 2001, funded by Mercedes

By year[change | change source]

A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

A map of all the Grands Prix (some of which had titles other than United States Grand Prix) held in the United States
Year Driver Constructor Location Report
1908 France Louis Wagner Fiat Savannah Report
1909 Not held
1910 United States David Bruce-Brown Benz Savannah Report
1911 United States David Bruce-Brown Fiat Report
1912 United States Caleb Bragg Fiat Milwaukee Report
1913 Not held
1914 United States Eddie Pullen Mercer Santa Monica Report
1915 United Kingdom Dario Resta Peugeot San Francisco Report
1916 United States Howdy Wilcox
United States Johnny Aitken
Peugeot Santa Monica Report
1917

1957
Not held
1958 United States Chuck Daigh Scarab-Chevrolet Riverside Report
1959 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax Sebring Report
1960 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax Riverside Report
1961 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax Watkins Glen Report
1962 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Report
1963 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM Report
1964 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM Report
1965 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM Report
1966 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-BRM Report
1967 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Ford Report
1968 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford Report
1969 Austria Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford Report
1970 Brazil Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Report
1971 France François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford Report
1972 United Kingdom Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Report
1973 Sweden Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Report
1974 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford Report
1975 Austria Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
1976 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Report
1977 United Kingdom James Hunt McLaren-Ford Report
1978 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari Report
1979 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Report
1980 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report
1981

1988
Not held
1989 France Alain Prost McLaren-Honda Phoenix Report
1990 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Report
1991 Brazil Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Report
1992

1999
Not held
2000 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Indianapolis Report
2001 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Report
2002 Brazil Rubens Barrichello Ferrari Report
2003 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2004 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2005 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2006 Germany Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2007 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Report
2008

2011
Not held
2012 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Austin Report
2013 Germany Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Report
2014 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2015 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2016 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2017 United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2018 Finland Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari Report
2019 Finland Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Report

Broadcasting[change | change source]

United Kingdom[change | change source]

Year Network Lap-by-lap Colour commentator(s)
2017 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
Channel 4 Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2016 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
Channel 4 Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2015 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
BBC One Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2014 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
BBC One Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2013 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
BBC One Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2012 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
BBC One Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2007 ITV James Allen Martin Brundle
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002 F1 Digital+ Ben Edwards John Watson
ITV James Allen Martin Brundle
2001 Murray Walker
2000 ITV2
1991 BBC Two James Hunt
Eurosport Richard Nicholls John Watson
1990 BBC Two Murray Walker James Hunt
Eurosport Richard Nicholls John Watson
1989 BBC Two Murray Walker James Hunt
1980 BBC One
1979 BBC Two
1978

Other websites[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Doolittle, Dave (August 31, 2011). "Inaugural Austin F1 race date confirmed as Nov. 18, 2012". Austin American-Statesman. Archived from the original on August 31, 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  2. "Formula One - Further details about US F1 race announced". formula1.com. Formula One Administration Ltd. 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  3. Wilde, Russell (2011-04-13). "F1 organizers divulge details of Austin race site". ynn.com. TWEAN News Channel of Austin, L.P. Retrieved 2011-04-13.