Caesars Palace Grand Prix facts for kids
|Caesars Palace – Las Vegas|
|Circuit length||3.650 km (2.268 mi)|
|Race length||273.750 km (170.100 mi)|
|Number of times held||4|
|Most wins (drivers)||No repeat winners|
|Most wins (constructors)||No repeat winners|
|Last race (1984):|
|Pole position|| Danny Sullivan
|Podium||1. Tom Sneva
2. Mario Andretti
3. John Paul, Jr.
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
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.
|1981||Alan Jones||Williams-Ford||Caesars Palace, Las Vegas||Report|
|1981||October 16||Danny Sullivan||Frissbee-Chevrolet||Garvin Brown Racing|
|1982||September 26||Danny Sullivan||March 827-Chevrolet||Newman/Budweiser|
|1983||October 8||Mario Andretti||Lola-Cosworth||Newman/Haas Racing|
|1984||November 10||Tom Sneva||March-Cosworth||Mayer Motor Racing|
|1983||October 8||Willy T. Ribbs||Chevrolet Camaro||DeAtley Motorsports|
|1984||November 11||Tom Gloy||Mercury Capri||Tom Gloy Racing|
|1981||BBC Two||Murray Walker||James Hunt|
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