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  Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on United States   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Manifest Destiny was a philosophy that encouraged westward expansion in the United States: as the population of the Eastern states grew and as a steady increase of immigrants entered the country, settlers moved steadily westward across North America.
Forty-eight of the states are in the single region between Canada and Mexico; this group is referred to, with varying precision and formality, as the continental or contiguous United States, sometimes abbreviated CONUS, and as the Lower 48.
The United States is often under criticism from Western governments and NGOs concerning lengthy detention without trial, forced confessions, torture, and mistreatment of prisoners as well as some restrictions on freedoms of speech and the press, as being violations of their definition of human rights.
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 United States Grand Prix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The United States Grand Prix is a motor racing event which has taken place at various times since 1959 in several locations, at first as a part of the American Grand Prize series and later as a race in the Formula One World Championship.
It was one of the season's most popular events with the teams and drivers as well, receiving the Grand Prix Drivers' Association award for the best organized and best staged GP of the season in 1965, 1970, and 1972.
During the 2006 United States Grand Prix, Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has said that it does not matter to him whether or not there is a Grand Prix in America, but he will not deny any good offers.
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 1980 United States Grand Prix - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The 1980 United States Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on October 5, 1980 at the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Race Course in Watkins Glen, New York.
In the fall of 1980, the autumn colors of upstate New York passed from the Formula One calendar just as the name of Frank Williams was being scrawled across it.
As the track's last Grand Prix weekend got under way, the big surprise of qualifying was the Alfa Romeo of Italian Bruno Giacomelli, who was quickest in both Friday's and Saturday's sessions.
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 1980 United States Grand Prix West - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Race 4 of 14 in the 1980 Formula One season.
The 1980 United States Grand Prix West was a Formula One race held on March 30, 1980 at Long Beach, California.
Fortunately, he did, but injuries to his spinal column meant that the veteran Swiss would never regain full use of his legs, and his 132nd Grand Prix would be his last.
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 Canadian Grand Prix - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The Canadian Grand Prix (FR: Grand Prix du Canada), is a Formula 1 auto race held in Canada since 1967.
The first winner in Montreal was Quebec native, Gilles Villeneuve who died in 1982 on the final qualifying lap for the Belgian Grand Prix.
Because of tobacco legislations, new venues, and a maximum of 17 races on the schedule, the Canadian Grand Prix was preliminarily removed from the 2004 F1 schedule.
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 United States Grand Prix: Watkins Glen, New York
In 1961, after disappointing responses to one-off races in Florida and California, Cameron Argetsinger began a tradition of October meetings among the fall colors of upstate New York.
Revered by fans, teams and media, the race received the Grand Prix Drivers' Association award for the best organized and best staged GP of the season in 1965, 1970 and 1972.
In 1980, financial troubles and the inability of the circuit to handle the increasingly faster and stiffer cars brought an end to The Glen's reign.
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 Grand Prix Challenge Circuit Histories FAQ - IGN FAQs
In more recent years, the opening lap of the 2000 Grand Prix of Italy was seriously marred by the death of a trackside race marshal due to all the flying debris at the Roggia Chicane (the second chicane of the circuit).
The initial 4.192-kilometer (2.620-mile) US Grand Prix was won by Michael Schumacher in 2000, followed by Mika Hakkinen (in his final race win before sabbatical/retirement) in 2001.
Winners of the United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis in the modern era: Michael Schumacher (2000), and Mika Hakkinen (2001).
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Winners of the United States Grand Prix at Indianapolis in the modern era: Michael Schumacher (2000), Mika Hakkinen (2001), and Reubens Barrichello (2002).
F1 competition returned to the States in 2000 with the United States Grand Prix, using part of the Indy 500/Brickyard 400 'oval' and a newly-created infield section; the addition of F1 competition required some serious upgrades to the entire facility, including team garages opening directly onto Pit Lane.
Oran Park boasts the famous Grand Prix circuit, which is a challenging figure-8 layout, with a combination of fast sweepers and tight, technical corners.
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 1980 in Australia - tScholars.com
October 24 - SBS commences transmission in Sydney and Melbourne on VHF Channel 0 and UHF Channel 28, becoming the first station in Australia to use UHF frequencies.
July 8 - Queensland defeat New South Wales 20-10 in the first Rugby League State of Origin match, played at Lang Park (now Suncorp Stadium) in Brisbane.
It is the first premiership for Canterbury since 1942 and the last ever grand final played on a Saturday.
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 Grand Prix On DVD
The first time I saw the movie I was 14 years old (1980) and deeply impressed.
I was a 16 year old Grand Prix fanatic (growing up in Daytona Beach, FL), but the only access was months old race reports in Road & Track magazine.
Grand Prix on dvd would be a great item for my collection.
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 Watkins Glen International Tickets - aaatix is the ticket for Watkins Glen International Tickets
For the first few years, the races passed through the heart of the town with spectators lining the sidewalks, but after a car left the road in the 1952 race, killing one spectator and injuring several others, the race was moved to a new location on a wooded hilltop southwest of town.
The United States Grand Prix at The Glen quickly became a fall tradition as huge crowds of knowledgeable racing fans flocked to upstate New York each year amid the spectacular fall colors.
Before the 1971 race, the course underwent its most significant changes of the Grand Prix era, as it was extended from 2.35 miles to 3.377 miles by the addition of four corners in a new section called the 'Boot' or 'Anvil.'.
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 The F1 FAQ
What the airbox achieves in modern Grand Prix cars is a mild supercharging effect - the tunnel from the intake rams air into the engine at a greater pressure than would otherwise be achieved.
And in the case of the rather dull French Grand Prix - where his car finished with several laps of fuel left in the tank while Senna was convinced he was almost out.
Dave Walker gave the cars its finest hour when in the wet 1972 Dutch Grand Prix the car was the fastest car on the track and was overhauling the leaders when its off throttle push caught the Australian out and he spun off and retired.
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 Beginners Guide to Formula 1 - Grand Prix events - mad4F1.com
If a single country hosts multiple grands prix, they receive different names; for example, Germany, Spain and Britain have at various times held a second race known as the European Grand Prix.
The grands prix, some of which have a history that predates the Formula One World Championship, are not always held on the same circuit every year.
The British Grand Prix, for example, though held every year since 1950, alternated between Brands Hatch and Silverstone from 1963 to 1986.
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 Spotlight on Watkins Glen
For the seventh time the Grand Prix of the United States was run on the 3.7-kilometre Watkins Glen circuit.
The extra distributor is on the enlarged metering unit plate at the back of the engine and is driven from the camshaft by the same toothed belt that drives the metering unit.
The United States Grand Prix was as well run as ever and it could be said that Chapman and Duckworth had designed their cars to win a 108-lap race for they certainly wouldn't have won if the race had been 120 laps.
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 History - Watkins Glen International
The Formula 1 stars all visited The Glen in 1961 for the first Watkins Glen U.S. Grand Prix, which would be a fall tradition at the circuit through 1980.
Alan Jones' victory in the 1980 United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen marked the close of an era.
This event was the climax of the 50th anniversary season, returning many of the original cars and drivers to the original 6.6-mile street circuit through the village during the Grand Prix Festival Race Reenactment.
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 United States Grand Prix
United States Grand Prix spectators and Indianapolis-area residents also can listen to the race live on local radio station WIBC-AM 1070, with coverage provided by the familiar voices of the IMS Radio Network from 12:30-3 p.m.
Journalists who display their United States Grand Prix credentials or FIA permanent season credentials will be admitted free to the Indy Jazz Fest tonight, Saturday and Sunday in downtown Indianapolis.
You just say, 'The United States Grand Prix is at Indianapolis,' and everybody knows immediately where that is. The Midwest is not the heaviest collection of Formula One goers, but on the other hand, it's kind of equidistant between the east coast and west coast...
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 Belgian Grand Prix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
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 Die Silberpfeile - Rene Dreyfus
In 1930 after a successful inaugural race the second running of the Grand Prix of Monaco saw a contingent of factory and private Bugattis.
The peculiar rules stated that the car must do 200 kilometers at an average speed of at least 146 km/h from a standing start.
In 1980 the circle was completed when he returned to Europe to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his victory in the Grand Prix of Monaco.
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 SimHQ.com - Motorsports Zone - Preview: 2004 United States Grand Prix - Round 9 of 18
Although this year’s Grand Prix is seen as a big adventure though there have been 43 races staged in the US since the start of the World Championship (throughout the latter half of the seventies and early eighties there were two US Grand Prix, one on the West Coast and one on the East Coast!).
In 1959 the circus went to Sebring, a famous sportscar circuit which is set in the middle of swampland, while in 1960 the organisers realized their mistake and set it at the Riverside circuit, a now closed race circuit on the edge of the desert.
The Grand Prix circuit at Indianapolis is made up of part of the famous oval course coupled with a tight and twisty new infield section.
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 F1 Racing - United States Grand Prix - IAS Sportsbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The US Grand Prix was awarded the Grand Prix Driver’s Association recognition in 1965, 1970, and 1972.
After Alan Jones won the race in 1980 for Williams, the end for the Glen was determined because of some financial problems and the inability to give a guarantee that the races would be safe, due to the velocity and stiffer ground effect cars of the era.
Then New York Grand Prix was the best option to replace it in 1983, but this change was never made.
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 2004 Features | 2007 FORMULA 1™ Australian Grand Prix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
South-west of the Brazilian Grand Prix’s former home in Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo is by far that vast country’s biggest city and the ‘paulistas’ are as passionate about their racing as they are about their soccer.
The traditional springtime season-opener in Europe, the San Marino Grand Prix is doubly tinged with sadness in 2004: not only is it that unhappy anniversary, but it seems this may also be the last time F1 goes to the lovely circuit in the Emilia Romagna countryside near Bologna.
There was one hiccup in 1980 when Imola was allowed to stage the Italian round, which means this weekend's is the 54th running of the race at Monza.
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 St. Petersburg Grand Prix: Racing fans a mixed bag
The races and their fans are as different as rain is to sunshine, as chicanes are to high banking, as the United States is to the rest of the world.
There is perception and there is reality, and when it comes to auto racing in the United States, they are one and the same.
Open-wheel fans in the United States are the kind, Benetto said, who will watch the Indianapolis 500 and probably think little about racing until the next Indy 500.
www.sptimes.com /2003/02/18/Grandprix/Racing_fans_a_mixed_b.shtml   (2031 words)

 United States Grand Prix Tickets : United States Grand Prix Nascar Tickets at Cheappremiumtickets.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
To place an order over the telephone you can reach one of our knowledgable and friendly customer service representatives, toll free at 800-Stage90 (800-782-4390), who are standing by to assist you with your United States Grand Prix tickets purchase.
We are not connected with or sponsored by any of the venues, teams, performers, or organizations whose tickets we provide.
If you want to buy United States Grand Prix tickets from the venue or organization box offices or their official distribution outlets, please inquire directly with the venues or organizations themselves.
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 GrandPrix.com > GP Encyclopedia > Races > 1980 Results > United States GP
The US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen came just a week after the Canadian GP, where Alan Jones had won the World Championship, and as a result the entry was much as before.
Jean-Pierre Jabouille was missing, having suffered serious leg injuries in an accident in Montreal and the French team decided to run just one one for Rene Arnoux.
United States GP, Watkins Glen, October 5, 1980, Round: 14, Race Number: 342
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 Nelson Piquet information information - Search.com
Piquet was a youthful prodigy in British Formula 3 during the late 1970s when he broke Jackie Stewart's record of most wins in a season, and his promotion to Formula One heralded one of the great careers in the sport.
A proof of Piquet's unique talent is that since 1980 he and the seven-time champion Michael Schumacher are the only two drivers between 1980 and 2000 to have won world titles racing for teams other than McLaren and Williams - undoubtedly the two reigning forces in those decades.
Together with the Brabham team, including team boss Bernie Ecclestone and chief designer Gordon Murray, he became a consistent challenger for the world title, and was the first driver to win a title with a turbo engine in 1983.
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 GM - Corporate Info - History - 1980   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
GM announces that it will spend $40 billion from 1980 through 1984 in a worldwide program to redesign its vehicles and modernize its assembly plants.
The joint venture, United Australian Automotive Industries, is established in 1988 and dissolved in 1996.
GM spends a record $1.1 billion with minority-owned and operated suppliers in the United States during 1988.
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 BMW WilliamsF1 United States GP Preview || Williams F1 - Unofficial Williams F1 News and Views   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
For the F1 Grand Prix, a narrow, twisty section, featuring eleven corners, was built in the infield area in 2000.
WilliamsF1 have won five times in the United States: Alan Jones won at Watkins Glen in 1980 and, in1981, Jones took victory in Las Vegas and Long Beach.
The tyres were selected two weeks ago for this Grand Prix, having worked on them with Michelin during our test programme in Europe.
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