Phoenix Street Circuit 838

Phoenix Street Circuit

Phoenix held the United States Grand Prix from 1989-91 on a temporary downtown street circuit.

Phoenix held the United States Grand Prix from 1989-91 on a temporary downtown street circuit. The inaugural race was held in the mid-summer desert heat although it was switched to a more temperate spring date a year later. The wide circuit facilitated overtaking and the 1990 race featured a memorable battle for the lead between Ayrton Senna and Jean Alesi. However, Grand Prix racing was never a hit in Phoenix and the event was cancelled when a local ostrich race drew a bigger crowd! A Champ Car race was scheduled for 2007 using part of the old track but it was cancelled when the main sponsor withdrew.

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Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.11 (Miles)

Change

New street circuit using roads around Chase Field. Race cancelled

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.312 (Miles)

Change

Final corner modified, eastern end of the course redesigned

Fastest Race Lap

Jean Alesi (Ferrari 642), 1m26.758, 95.936 mph, F1, 1991

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Ayrton Senna (McLaren-Honda), 1m21.434, 102.208 mph, F1, 1991

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

2.36 (Miles)

Fastest Race Lap

Gerhard Berger (McLaren MP4/5B-Honda), 1m31.050, 93.312 mph, F1, 1990

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Gerhard Berger (McLaren MP4/5B-Honda), 1m28.664, 95.823 mph, F1, 1990

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