Detroit 277

Detroit

The growth of Formula 1 in the United States resulted in a third American Grand Prix for the 1982 season.

Country
United States
Location
Detroit, Michigan
Co-ordinates
42.329060, -83.037109
Latest Race
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The growth of Formula 1 in the United States resulted in a third American Grand Prix for the 1982 season. But the temporary circuit around Detroit’s Renaissance Center was an unloved and bumpy succession of 90 degree corners. Ayrton Senna was the acknowledged master of the F1 event, winning the final three GPs before spiralling costs forced the organisers to switch to Champ Cars in 1989. A new circuit on Belle Isle replaced the street circuit three years later.

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Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.5 (Miles)

Change

Original Turns 5 and 6 bypassed

Fastest Race Lap

Ayrton Senna (Lotus 99T-Honda), 1m40.464, 89.584 mph, F1, 1987

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Ayrton Senna (Lotus 98T-Renault), 1m38.301, 91.556 mph, F1, 1986

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.493 (Miles)

Change

Original circuit

Fastest Race Lap

Alain Prost (Renault RE30B), 1m50.438, 81.266 mph, F1, 1982

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Alain Prost (Renault RE30B), 1m48.537, 82.689 mph, F1, 1982

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