Video: Revisiting the 1987 Detroit F1 Grand Prix

There was once a point in time when the Formula 1 calendar had Detroit, Michigan as one of its race cities. And while that’s not the case now, the Detroit Grand Prix offered plenty of memorable races, one of which was in 1987 when a roster of some of the most famous Formula 1 drivers took to the grid to compete in a pretty eventful race from start to finish.

Ayrton Senna was there. Alain Prost was there too. So were Nigel Mansell, Nelson Piquet, and Gerhard Berger. Between those five drivers, you can count 11 World Championships, hundreds of wins and podium finishes, and unmeasurable amounts of hardcore F1 racing.

In this video, we take a look back at the 1987 Detroit Grand Prix in all its retro glory. All five of the aforementioned champions all participated in the race, making it one of the very few times that Formula 1 had so many Driver’s Champions in one grid competing at the same time.

The video covers the entirety of the race, so if you’ve got 90 minutes to spare, it’s a must-watch for any true racing aficionado.


Source: Classic F1

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  (415) posted on 06.28.2012

oo bad I can’t watch the video anymore. It must be a good revisit on the Detroit Grand Prix based upon the comment section. smiley

  (429) posted on 05.18.2012

If ever something like this happens again, I’ll be sure to be present at the actual event.

  (474) posted on 05.15.2012

I wonder when history will repeat itself again; lately, no prix has ever been close to this legendary memory.

  (428) posted on 03.28.2012

Historical events like this in the automotive world should definitely be archived for every one to see, especially the newbies. This has displayed such climactic moments.

  (467) posted on 03.8.2012

Ah, old times. I wish memorable events like this will occur again.

  (296) posted on 03.7.2012

I should add this in my bookmarks. My thoughts exactly, BadStroller, you’ve taken the words right out from my mouth.

  (517) posted on 03.5.2012

That was one epic grand prix. Every car seemed to be spectacular; I wish I was there to see it live. I couldn’t agree more to the fact that true racing aficionados should watch this.

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