United States Grand Prix West

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Coordinates: 33°46′01″N 118°11′22″W / 33.766914°N 118.189328°W / 33.766914; -118.189328

Flag of the United States.svg United States Grand Prix West
Long Beach Grand Prix
Circuit Long Beach.png
Race information
Laps 75
Circuit length 3.275 km (2.04 mi)
Race length 245.625 km (152.62 mi)
Number of times held 8
First held 1976
Last held 1983
Most wins (constructors) Italy Ferrari (3)
Last race (1983):
Pole position France Patrick Tambay
Podium 1. United Kingdom John Watson
2. Austria Niki Lauda
3. France René Arnoux
+ 1:13.638
Fastest lap Austria Niki Lauda

The United States Grand Prix West was a Formula One motor race held at street circuit in Long Beach, California. It was a Formula 5000 race in 1975, and a F1 world championship event from 1976 to 1983. After 1983 the event became the Long Beach Grand Prix of the CART series.

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

Repeat winners (drivers)[change | change source]

No driver has won the United States Grand Prix West more than once.

Repeat winners (constructors)[change | change source]

# of wins Constructor Years won
3 Italy Ferrari 1976, 1978, 1978
2 United Kingdom McLaren 1982, 1983

By year[change | change source]

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

Broadcasting[change | change source]

United Kingdom[change | change source]

Year Network Lap-by-lap Colour commentator(s)
1983 BBC Two Murray Walker James Hunt
1977 ITV Andrew Marriot

Related pages[change | change source]