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||2|
|Most wins (drivers)||no repeat winners|
|Most wins (constructors)||no repeat winners|
|Last race (1982):|
|Pole position|| Alain Prost
|Podium||1. Michele Alboreto
2. John Watson
3. Eddie Cheever
|Fastest lap|| Michele Alboreto
When Watkins Glen left the F1 schedule after 1980, the Caesars Palacd 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
|1982||Michele Alboreto||Tyrrell-Ford||Caesars Palace - Las Vegas|
|1981||Alan Jones||Williams-Ford||Caesars Palace - Las Vegas|
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