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Caesars Palace Grand Prix
Caesars Palace – Las Vegas
Circuit Caesars Palace.png
Race information
Number of times held 4
First held 1981
Last held 1984
Most wins (drivers) No repeat winners
Most wins (constructors) No repeat winners
Circuit length 3.650 km (2.268 mi)
Race length 273.750 km (170.100 mi)
Laps 75
Last race (1984)
Pole position
  • United States Danny Sullivan
  • Lola-Ford
  • 32.952
Fastest lap

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

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.

FIA Formula One World Championship history
Year Driver Constructor Location Report
1981 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Report
1982 Italy Michele Alboreto Tyrrell-Ford Report
Can-Am Series history
Year Date Winning driver Car Team
1981 October 16 United States Danny Sullivan Frissbee-Chevrolet Garvin Brown Racing
1982 September 26 United States Danny Sullivan March 827-Chevrolet Newman/Budweiser
CART Indy Car history
Year Date Winning driver Car Team
1983 October 8 United States Mario Andretti Lola-Cosworth Newman/Haas Racing
1984 November 10 United States Tom Sneva March-Cosworth Mayer Motor Racing
Trans-Am Series history
Year Date Winning driver Car Team
1983 October 8 United States Willy T. Ribbs Chevrolet Camaro DeAtley Motorsports
1984 November 11 United States Tom Gloy Mercury Capri Tom Gloy Racing


United Kingdom

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

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