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The 5 most iconic US Grand Prix

The 5 most iconic US Grand Prix

The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix is an event which has been running on and off from 1908 but originally it was not included in the Formula 1 calendar till 1959. It has become one of the most popular events there with some of the biggest crowds watching the races in the history of Formula 1. The US Grand Prix has been held 44 times in many cities in the United States. Currently, it is held in Austin, Texas at the Circuit of the Americas.

Here, we list out the 5 most iconic US Grand Prix of the past.

1. 1970 US Grand Prix

Emerson Fittipaldi won the race in his Lotus-Ford. Credits - Autosports Marketing Associates
Emerson Fittipaldi won the race in his Lotus-Ford. Credits – Autosports Marketing Associates

The 1970 US Grand Prix was held at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course in Watkins Glen, New York and was won by the 23-year-old Lotus rookie Emerson Fittipaldi on only his fourth start of his Formula 1 career. He won despite Jackie Stewart’s dominating performance because the latter had an engine failure and Fittipaldi inherited the lead with 8 laps to go after the Mexican Pedro Rodríguez had to stop for fuel. Rodríguez finished thirty six seconds behind Fittipaldi and the other Lotus driver Reine Wisell finished third on his Formula 1 debut.

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