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

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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 (drivers) No repeat winners
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

See also Grand Prix of Long Beach

Repeat winners (constructors)

Wins Constructor Years won
3 Italy Ferrari 1976, 1978, 1979
2 United Kingdom McLaren 1982, 1983

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)

Wins Manufacturers Years won
5 United States Ford* 1977, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983
3 Italy Ferrari 1976, 1978, 1979

* Built by United Kingdom Cosworth, engine program funded by Ford

By year

  • All races were held on the same circuit on various layouts.
Year Driver Constructor Report
1976 Switzerland Clay Regazzoni Ferrari Report
1977 United States Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Report
1978 Argentina Carlos Reutemann Ferrari Report
1979 Canada Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Report
1980 Brazil Nelson Piquet Brabham-Ford Report
1981 Australia Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report
1982 Austria Niki Lauda McLaren-Ford Report
1983 United Kingdom John Watson McLaren-Ford Report

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