Day: June 10, 2020

Watson’s first great American F1 comeback drive

Watson would, of course, go on to better this feat by winning from 22nd on the grid at Long Beach a year later, but claims it was this Motown race that had given him the supreme confidence of a true “street fighter”.

Alain Prost and his mechanics work on the Renault RE30B on the grid

Alain Prost and his mechanics work on the Renault RE30B on the grid Sutton Images

Sutton Images

Derek Daly and mechanics work on his Williams FW08

Derek Daly and mechanics work on his Williams FW08 David Phipps

David Phipps

Qualifying effectively became just a one-hour session on Saturday morning, with rain affecting the second period – although Alfa Romeo’s Andrea de Cesaris still managed to have a sizeable shunt. 

The track’s layout, which was anti-clockwise and featured a tunnel, turned out to be even slower than Monaco! Jackie Stewart, who was commentating for

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