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The United States and F1, a relationship with history

7.Detroit (1982-7) Detroit's street circuit broke into F1 in a Motor City effort in 1982 and remained on the calendar for seven years, first as th


7.Detroit (1982-7)

Detroit’s street circuit broke into F1 in a Motor City effort in 1982 and remained on the calendar for seven years, first as the United States GP East and later as the United States GP. The route, through Belle Isle, Michigan, next to the Detroit River, had a clear dominance, with Ayrton Senna with three victories. John Watson debuted the winners, with the McLaren Ford Cosworth. The race soon developed a reputation for being excruciatingly demanding and grueling, with a very bumpy track that often cracked in the constant heat. Withdrawals, either due to mechanical failure or accidents, were a constant during all the editions. The last race was held in 1988, because the FIA ​​determined that the facilities, especially the pit area, did not meet the requirements to host a World Cup event.