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1984 Dallas Grand Prix Memories

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Location: Fair Park, Dallas, Texas
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Comment by HRH PN Greene on May 23, 2010 at 9:00pm
Thanks Dan! I have sone of those old bumper stickers and posters somewhere....still looking!
Comment by HRH PN Greene on May 23, 2010 at 4:01pm
This was one of the hottest Formula One races ever. At rolloff, the air temperature was 104 °F (40 °C), equalling the 1955 Argentine Grand Prix and the 2005 Bahrain Grand Prix.
Comment by HRH PN Greene on May 23, 2010 at 3:59pm
Comment by HRH PN Greene on May 23, 2010 at 3:58pm
Martin Brundle took no part in the one-off Dallas Grand Prix, after this shunt. Brundle broke his left ankle and right foot after his Tyrrell 012 Cosworth hit the wall head on. It was a harbinger of what was to come, with several major shunts occurring elsewhere on the course, only 9 finishers on a circuit that was breaking up on Friday and required major surgery after a 50 lap Can-Am race on Saturday. With the heat of race day, and the poor condition of the track, it was all set for a Keke rosberg win, which he achieved after seeing off the challenge of Nigel Mansell. Formula One did not return.

Comment by HRH PN Greene on May 23, 2010 at 3:54pm

Comment by HRH PN Greene on May 23, 2010 at 3:43pm
Comment by HRH PN Greene on May 23, 2010 at 3:43pm
from American GP:

And another street race; a 1984 one-off run between hundreds of portable concrete lane dividers that ended up as a test of how close drivers could come to heat stroke while driving a kart course. Curiously, the race was won by a Finish driver. Keke Rosberg took it, while Nigel Mansell passed out pushing his dead Lotus across the line. Knowledgeable observers wondered how any venue could be more foreign to Formula 1. A decade, or so, later, however, NHL hockey came to Dallas and met with quick success. The race organizers were probably not so crazy afterall, although they couldn't come up with enough money for an encore in '85. Like Las Vegas, Dallas was touted recently as a possible site for a U.S. GP in the future, but has recently dropped out of the running.
Length: 3.901 km (miles)
Fastest Lap: N. Lauda, McLaren MP4-2 - (1984) - 1'45.353" 133.3 km/h (mph)
Comment by HRH PN Greene on May 23, 2010 at 3:42pm
Comment by HRH PN Greene on May 23, 2010 at 3:41pm
Leroy Neiman's poster:

 

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