United States Grand Prix facts for kids
|Indianapolis Motor Speedway|
|Circuit length||4.19 km (2.60 mi)|
|Race length||306.02 km (190.15 mi)|
|Most wins (drivers)|| Ayrton Senna and
Michael Schumacher (5)
|Most wins (constructors)||Ferrari (9)|
|Last race (2007):|
|Pole position||Lewis Hamilton
|Podium||1. Lewis Hamilton
|Fastest lap||Kimi Räikkönen
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, will host its first Grand Prix in 2012.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
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
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.
Winners of the United States Grand Prix
Events which were not part of the Formula One World Championship are indicated by a pink background.
- From 1908-1916, the race was named the American Grand Prize.
- The 1976-1980 races were also known as the United States Grand Prix East, to distinguish them from the United States Grand Prix West, held in Long Beach, California.
- The 1984 race was also known as the Dallas Grand Prix.
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