Watkins Glen

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United States of America
42.3369, -76.9272

Circuit Watkins Glen in United States of America has hosted 20 Grands Prix between 1961 and 1980.

With 3 wins Jim Clark is the most succesful driver at this track. Constructor Ferrari does best with a total of 3 victories at Watkins Glen.

The pole position record at this track belongs to Graham Hill with 3 poles

statistics

20
13
14
Jim Clark (3 wins)
Graham Hill (3 wins)
Carlos Reutemann (2 wins)
Ferrari (3 wins)
BRM (3 wins)
McLaren (2 wins)
10x (50%)

about Watkins Glen

Watkins Glen International, nicknamed "The Glen", is an automobile race track located in Watkins Glen, New York, at the southern tip of Seneca Lake. It was long known around the world as the home of the Formula One United States Grand Prix, which it hosted for twenty consecutive years (1961–1980), but the site has been home to road racing of nearly every class, including the World Sportscar Championship, Trans-Am, Can-Am, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the International Motor Sports Association and the IndyCar Series.

Initially, public roads in the village were used for the race course. In 1956 a permanent circuit for the race was built. In 1968 the race was extended to six hours, becoming the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen. The circuit's current layout has more or less been the same since 1971, although a chicane was installed at the uphill Esses in 1975 to slow cars through these corners, where there was a fatality during practice at the 1973 United States Grand Prix. The chicane was removed in 1985, but another chicane called the "Inner Loop" was installed in 1992 after a fatal accident during the previous year's NASCAR Winston Cup event.

The circuit is known as the Mecca of North American road racing and is a very popular venue among fans and drivers. The facility is currently owned by International Speedway Corporation.

The circuit also has been the site of music concerts: the 1973 Summer Jam, featuring The Allman Brothers Band, the Grateful Dead and The Band and attended by 600,000 fans, and two Phish festivals: Super Ball IX in 2011 and Magnaball in 2015.


source: Wikipedia

 

events

# event winner pole position
1 1961 United States Grand Prix 8 October Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 2:13:45.8 Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax
2 1962 United States Grand Prix 7 October Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 2:07:13.0 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
3 1963 United States Grand Prix 6 October Graham Hill BRM 2:19:22.1 Graham Hill BRM
4 1964 United States Grand Prix 4 October Graham Hill BRM 2:16:38.0 Jim Clark Lotus-Climax
5 1965 United States Grand Prix 3 October Graham Hill BRM 2:20:36.1 Graham Hill BRM
6 1966 United States Grand Prix 2 October Jim Clark Lotus-BRM 2:09:40.11 Jack Brabham Brabham-Repco
7 1967 United States Grand Prix 1 October Jim Clark Lotus-Ford 2:03:13.2 Graham Hill Lotus-Ford
8 1968 United States Grand Prix 6 October Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford 1:59:20.29 Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford
9 1969 United States Grand Prix 5 October Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford 1:57:56.84 Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford
10 1970 United States Grand Prix 4 October Emerson Fittipaldi Team Lotus 1:57:32.79 Jacky Ickx Ferrari
11 1971 United States Grand Prix 3 October François Cevert Tyrrell 1:43:51.991 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell
12 1972 United States Grand Prix 8 October Jackie Stewart Tyrrell 1:41:45.354 Jackie Stewart Tyrrell
13 1973 United States Grand Prix 7 October Ronnie Peterson Team Lotus 1:41:15.779 Ronnie Peterson Team Lotus
14 1974 United States Grand Prix 6 October Carlos Reutemann Brabham 1:40:21.439 Carlos Reutemann Brabham
15 1975 United States Grand Prix 5 October Niki Lauda Ferrari 1:42:58.175 Niki Lauda Ferrari
16 1976 United States Grand Prix 10 October James Hunt McLaren 1:42:40.742 James Hunt McLaren
17 1977 United States Grand Prix 2 October James Hunt McLaren 1:58:23.267 James Hunt McLaren
18 1978 United States Grand Prix 1 October Carlos Reutemann Ferrari 1:40:48.800 Mario Andretti Team Lotus
19 1979 United States Grand Prix 7 October Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 1:52:17.734 Alan Jones Williams
20 1980 United States Grand Prix 5 October Alan Jones Williams 1:34:36.05 Bruno Giacomelli Alfa Romeo
 

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