Caesars Palace GP had brief but important role in F1 history

The Caesars Palace Grand Prix was short-lived both in Formula One and CART, but the popular Las Vegas event left a lasting impression not only on those who attended but the 1981 World Championship in particular. Williams’ Carlos Reutemann entered the season-ending event with a single-point lead over Brabham’s Nelson Piquet, and Reutemann won the pole for the 75-lap race. It seemed he was poised to win what would be his first and only series championship. But Reutemann got a bad start...

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Eddie Lawson: One of the few who excelled on two and four wheels

California’s Eddie Lawson was one of the most versatile athletes in motorsports history. A four-time MotoGP champion, Lawson left the two-wheel side of the sport to try his hand at four wheels, and he excelled there, too, like only a few others have before him or since. The list of those who have attempted both types of racing at the highest level is indeed short. It’s John Surtees, a champion of both, Mike “the Bike” Hailwood, Joe Leonard, Lawson and Jeff Ward...

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