Long Beach F1 Grand Prix
races and statistics on Long Beach F1 circuit

Long Beach F1 Grand Prix

Long Beach facts

Winners

The winner started from pole in 4 racess. In 3 occasions of them the driver has had the fastest lap. In 1983 John Watson won the race after he started from position 22 (the lowest).

Top drivers : John Watson (1); Alan Jones (1); Gilles Villeneuve (1);

Top teams : Ferrari (3); McLaren (2); Williams (1);

Pole positions

Top drivers at grid Patrick Tambay (1); Riccardo Patrese (1); Gilles Villeneuve (1);

In 1980 Emerson Fittipaldi started the race from position 24 and finish on 3 (best jump).The worst finish was set by Rene Arnoux in 1980 when he started from 2 and finish on 9.

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Fastest laps

SeasonDriverFastest lap
1980 Nelson Piquet 1:19.830
1981 Alan Jones 1:20.901
1979 Gilles Villeneuve 1:21.200
1978 Alan Jones 1:22.215
1977 Niki Lauda 1:22.753

clossest time difference between 1st and 2nd position

1st placeDifference2nd placeDate
Mario Andretti Lotus -00:00.773 Niki Lauda Ferrari 3 Apr 1977
Alan Jones Williams -00:09.190 Carlos Reutemann Williams 15 Mar 1981
Carlos Reutemann Ferrari -00:11.061 Mario Andretti Lotus 2 Apr 1978
Niki Lauda McLaren -00:14.660 Keke Rosberg Williams 4 Apr 1982
John Watson McLaren -00:27.993 Niki Lauda McLaren 27 Mar 1983

bigest time difference between 1st and 2nd position

1st placeDifference2nd placeDate
Nelson Piquet Brabham -00:49.212 Riccardo Patrese Arrows 30 Mar 1980
Clay Regazzoni Ferrari -00:42.414 Niki Lauda Ferrari 28 Mar 1976
Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari -00:29.380 Jody Scheckter Ferrari 8 Apr 1979
John Watson McLaren -00:27.993 Niki Lauda McLaren 27 Mar 1983
Niki Lauda McLaren -00:14.660 Keke Rosberg Williams 4 Apr 1982

F1 seasons

Season Winner Pole position
1983 John Watson McLaren Patrick Tambay Ferrari
1982 Niki Lauda McLaren Andrea de Cesaris Alfa Romeo
1981 Alan Jones Williams Riccardo Patrese Arrows
1980 Nelson Piquet Brabham Nelson Piquet Brabham
1979 Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari
1978 Carlos Reutemann Ferrari Carlos Reutemann Ferrari
1977 Mario Andretti Lotus Niki Lauda Ferrari
1976 Clay Regazzoni Ferrari Clay Regazzoni Ferrari