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1990 United States Grand Prix

1990 United States Grand Prix
TypeF1
CountryUnited States
Grand PrixUnited States
Official NameXXVII Iceberg United States Grand Prix
DateMarch 11
Year1990
Race No1
Season No16
LocationPhoenix street circuit
Phoenix, Arizona
CourseTemporary Street Course
Course Mi2.361
Course Km3.800
Distance Laps72
Distance Mi169.992
Distance Km273.60
WeatherCloudy, cool
Pole DriverGerhard Berger
Pole CountryAustria
Pole TeamMcLaren-Honda
Pole Time1:28.664
Fast DriverGerhard Berger
Fast CountryAustria
Fast TeamMcLaren-Honda
Fast Time1:31.050
Fast Lap34
First DriverAyrton Senna
First CountryBrazil
First TeamMcLaren-Honda
Second DriverJean Alesi
Second CountryFrance
Second TeamTyrrell-Ford
Third DriverThierry Boutsen
Third CountryBelgium
Third TeamWilliams-Renault

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The 1990 United States Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on March 11, 1990 in Phoenix, Arizona. It was the opening round of the 1990 Formula One season. It was the 32nd United States Grand Prix since the American Grand Prize was first held in 1908, and the 25th since the first United States Grand Prix was held at Riverside in 1958. It was the second to be held on the streets of Phoenix in Arizona. It was held over 72 laps of the four kilometre circuit for a race distance of 273 kilometres.

The race was won by 1988 Formula One world champion, Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna driving a McLaren MP4/5B. Senna had to come from behind after the young French driver Jean Alesi almost stole the race away in what would have been a major upset win for Alesi and his comparitively under-funded Tyrrell 018. Senna took an eight second win over Alesi who scored his top three podium finish, with Belgian driver Thierry Boutsen finishing third in his Williams FW13B.

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