Phoenix was a 2.36 (later 2.30) mile temporary street circuit in
Phoenix, AZ, used for the US Grand Prix in 1989-91.
This page was contributed by Guy Watney, Kansas City Region SCCA.
Last Updated: 2005-04-16
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Last in a dismal series of attempts to hold a Formula 1 race on US street
circuits, Phoenix was like all the rest: no grip, a succession of blind,
90-degree turns, and concrete and catch-fencing everywhere. The first race took
place in the searing heat of an Arizona June before moving to a more reasonable
spring date. Not surprisingly, the public found the spectacle less than
enthralling, a local ostrich race attracting more spectators than the Grand
Prix. Formula 1 then left the shores of the United States for 9 years before
finding a home at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2000.
The 2.36-mile (1989-90) and 2.30-mile (1991) circuits were:
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