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Watkins Glen Collection

"Watkins Glen: A Historic Venue for Formula One Championship Races" In the heart of the picturesque Finger Lakes Region in New York

Background imageWatkins Glen Collection: Formula One Championship, Rd 15, United States Grand Prix East, Watkins Glen, USA, 2 October 1977

Formula One Championship, Rd 15, United States Grand Prix East, Watkins Glen, USA, 2 October 1977
James Hunt (GBR) celebrates his win in Victory Lane with his McLaren M26, a cigarette, a beer, and a Penthouse Pet. Formula One Championship, Rd 15, United States Grand Prix East, Watkins Glen, USA

Background imageWatkins Glen Collection: Formula One World Championship: World Champion Mario Andretti Lotus 79 took pole position but

Formula One World Championship: World Champion Mario Andretti Lotus 79 took pole position but retired from the race
World Champion Mario Andretti (USA) Lotus 79 took pole position but retired from the race on lap 26 with a blown engine. United States Grand Prix (East), Rd 15, Watkins Glen, USA, 1 October 1978

Background imageWatkins Glen Collection: Formula One World Championship: Fifth placed Jacky Ickx sits on the pit wall beside his Ferrari

Formula One World Championship: Fifth placed Jacky Ickx sits on the pit wall beside his Ferrari 312B2 during practice
Fifth placed Jacky Ickx (BEL) sits on the pit wall beside his Ferrari 312B2 during practice. United States Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, 8 October 1972. BEST IMAGE

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Formula One World Championship
Jody Scheckter (RSA) Tyrrell 007 finished sixth. United States Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, 5 October 1975. BEST IMAGE

Background imageWatkins Glen Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Eighth placed Clay Regazzoni (SUI) BRM P160E carries a sticker on his helmet promoting Clay's Pub. United States Grand Prix, Rd 15, Watkins Glen, USA, 7 October 1973

Background imageWatkins Glen Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Brian Redman (GBR) drove a fourth entered Shadow DN1, but was disqualified on lap six for receiving a bump start in the pits. United States Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, 7 October 1973. BEST IMAGE

Background imageWatkins Glen Collection: USA, New York, Finger Lakes Region, Watkins Glen, Seneca Lake Pier, summer

USA, New York, Finger Lakes Region, Watkins Glen, Seneca Lake Pier, summer

Background imageWatkins Glen Collection: Formula One World Championship: USA Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, USA, 2 October 1966

Formula One World Championship: USA Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, USA, 2 October 1966
Jochen Rindt (AUT) Cooper T81, 2nd place. USA Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, USA, 2 October 1966

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Formula One World Championship
Outgoing World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi (BRA) Lotus 72D ended the season with a sixth place finish. It was his last drive for the Lotus team

Background imageWatkins Glen Collection: Formula One World Championship: United States Grand Prix, Rd 15, Watkins Glen, USA, 7 October 1979

Formula One World Championship: United States Grand Prix, Rd 15, Watkins Glen, USA, 7 October 1979
John Watson (GBR) McLaren M29 finished the race in sixth position. United States Grand Prix, Rd 15, Watkins Glen, USA, 7 October 1979. BEST IMAGE

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Formula One World Championship
Jack Brabham (AUS) Brabham BT20, did not finish due to engine failure. USA Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, USA, 2 October 1966

Background imageWatkins Glen Collection: Formula One World Championship

Formula One World Championship
Race winner Alan Jones (AUS), Williams FW07B. United States Grand Prix (East), Rd14, Watkins Glen, New York State, USA. 5 October 1980. BEST IMAGE

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Formula One World Championship
Jody Scheckter (RSA) Ferrari 312T5 finished eleventh and last in his final GP. United States Grand Prix (East), Rd14, Watkins Glen, New York State, USA. 5 October 1980.

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Formula One World Championship
Someone in the pits wearing a fur hat. United States Grand Prix (East), Rd14, Watkins Glen, New York State, USA. 5 October 1980.

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Formula One World Championship
Bruno Giacomelli (ITA) Alfa Romeo 179 took pole position and led the race before retiring with an electrical problem on lap 32

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Formula One World Championship
Mario Andretti (USA) qualified an excellent fourth, but was disqualified from his second GP in the Parnelli VPJ4 for receiving outside assistance when his mechanics fixed an electric fuel pump

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Formula One World Championship
(L to R): Colin Chapman (GBR) Lotus Team Owner on the pit wall with Nigel Bennett (GBR) Lotus Chief Race Engineer and Peter Collins (AUS) Lotus Team Manager

Background imageWatkins Glen Collection: 2015 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Watkins Glen

2015 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Watkins Glen
25-27 June, 2015, Watkins Glen, New York USA 22, Brian Alder, L2, Elan DP-02 ©2015, Jake Galstad LAT Photo USA

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Formula One World Championship
Inside the cockpit of the plane that flew some of the teams and their drivers to America from Europe for the final GP of the season

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Formula One World Championship
Helmuth (Also spelt Helmut) Koinigg (AUT) was tragically killed - in only his second GP start - when his Surtees TS16/3 went off at a corner on lap 10

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Formula One World Championship
John Watson (GBR) replaced the late Mark Donohue (USA) in the Penske PC1, and finished ninth in the final race of the season. United States Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, 5 October 1975. BEST IMAGE

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Formula One World Championship
Alastair Caldwell (NZL) McLaren Team Manager (Left) watches seventh placed James Hunt (GBR) being strapped in to his Lowenbrau liveried McLaren M26 during practice

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Formula One World Championship
The damaged guardrail and front end of the Ensign N176 of Jacky Ickx (BEL), which pitched into the guardrail on lap 15, ripping the car in two and caught fire

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Formula One World Championship
John Watson (GBR) replaced the late Mark Donohue (USA) in the Penske PC1, and finished ninth in the final race of the season. United States Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, 5 October 1975. BEST IMAGE

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Formula One World Championship
Chris Amon (NZL) Tyrrell 005 was withdrawn from the meeting with the rest of the Tyrrell team following the tragic fatal accident of Francois Cevert (FRA) Tyrrell during Saturday morning practice

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Formula One World Championship
Bruno Giacomelli (ITA) Alfa Romeo 179 took pole position and led the race before retiring with an electrical problem on lap 32

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Formula One World Championship
Lotus mechanics refuel the Lotus 81 of Mario Andretti (USA) at the pit lane exit. Mario finished his last race for Lotus with a sixth place finish

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Formula One World Championship
Patrick Depailler (FRA) Tyrrell P34, who finished fourteenth, sits in the pits with team mate Ronnie Peterson (SWE) Tyrrell P34, who finished the race in sixteenth position

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Formula One World Championship
Outgoing World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi (BRA) Lotus 72D ended the season with a sixth place finish. It was his last drive for the Lotus team

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Formula One World Championship
Denny Hulme (NZL) McLaren M19A retired on lap 48 after spinning out on oil. United States Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, 3 October 1971. BEST IMAGE

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Formula One World Championship
Race winner Alan Jones (AUS) Williams is interviewed on the podium. United States Grand Prix (East), Rd14, Watkins Glen, New York State, USA. 5 October 1980

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Formula One World Championship
Pole sitter Jacky Ickx (BEL) Ferrari 312B finished fourth in the race. United States Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, 4 October 1970. BEST IMAGE

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Formula One World Championship
Jean-Pierre Jarier (FRA) March 731 was classified in eleventh place despite crashing out on the final lap of the race. United States Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, 7 October 1973. BEST IMAGE

Background imageWatkins Glen Collection: 2014 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Watkins Glen

2014 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Watkins Glen
26-28 June, 2014, Watkins Glen, New York USA ©2014 Scott R LePage LAT Photo USA

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Formula One World Championship
Jackie Stewart (GBR) BMR P83 retired on lap 54 with a blown engine. United States Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, 2 October 1966

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Formula One World Championship
Race winner Alan Jones (AUS), Williams FW07B. United States Grand Prix (East), Rd14, Watkins Glen, New York State, USA. 5 October 1980. BEST IMAGE

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Formula One World Championship
Race winner Alan Jones (AUS) Williams holds aloft his winner's trophy. United States Grand Prix (East), Rd14, Watkins Glen, New York State, USA. 5 October 1980

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Formula One World Championship
Carlos Reutemann (ARG) (Centre) and his Brabham team mate Carlos Pace (BRA) (Right) sit in the golf buggy during a round of golf

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Formula One World Championship
Teddy Mayer (USA) McLaren Team Owner (Centre) with John Barnard (GBR) Project Four Designer (Right). United States Grand Prix (East), Rd14, Watkins Glen, New York State, USA. 5 October 1980

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Formula One World Championship
John Watson (GBR) McLaren M29 finished the race in sixth position. United States Grand Prix, Rd 15, Watkins Glen, USA, 7 October 1979

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Formula One World Championship
Jacques Laffite (FRA) Ligier JS5 retired from the race on lap 35 with a broken suspension. United States Grand Prix East, Rd15, Watkins Glen, USA, 10 October 1976. BEST IMAGE

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Formula One World Championship
Longines timing monitors in the pits. United States Grand Prix (East), Rd14, Watkins Glen, New York State, USA. 5 October 1980

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Formula One World Championship
Vic Elford (GBR) Cooper T86B retired on lap seventy-two with a broken camshaft. United States Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, 6 October 1968

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Formula One World Championship
Lucien Bianchi (BEL) Cooper-BRM T86B, DNF. USA Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, USA, 6 October 1968

Background imageWatkins Glen Collection: 2014 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Watkins Glen

2014 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Watkins Glen
26-28 June, 2014, Watkins Glen, New York USA 30, Ludovico Manfredi, L2, M, Elan DP-02 ©2014 Scott R LePage LAT Photo USA

Background imageWatkins Glen Collection: 2014 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Watkins Glen

2014 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Watkins Glen
26-28 June, 2014, Watkins Glen, New York USA ©2014 Scott R LePage LAT Photo USA

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Formula One World Championship
Emerson Fittipaldi (BRA) Lotus 72D retired from the season finale on lap 18 with suspension damaged caused by a succession of tyre problems. United States Grand Prix, Watkins Glen, 8 October 1972

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Formula One World Championship
Race winner Alan Jones (AUS) Williams FW07. United States Grand Prix (East), Rd14, Watkins Glen, New York State, USA. 5 October 1980



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"Watkins Glen: A Historic Venue for Formula One Championship Races" In the heart of the picturesque Finger Lakes Region in New York, lies Watkins Glen - a place that holds immense significance in the world of motorsports. On 2nd October 1977, this iconic circuit hosted the United States Grand Prix East as part of the Formula One World Championship. The anticipation was high as Mario Andretti, driving his Lotus 79, secured pole position. However, luck wasn't on his side that day as he retired from the race on lap 26 due to a blown engine. Despite this setback, Andretti would go on to become the World Champion later that season. During practice sessions leading up to the race, Jacky Ickx could be seen sitting pensively on the pit wall beside his Ferrari 312B2. The fifth-placed driver showcased determination and focus amidst intense competition. Emerson Fittipaldi's victory in only his fourth Grand Prix at Watkins Glen brought him not just glory but also a posthumous World Championship crown. His triumph added another chapter to Watkins Glen's rich history in hosting memorable races. Beyond its association with Formula One racing, Watkins Glen is renowned for its natural beauty. Seneca Lake Pier offers breathtaking views during summer months when visitors can enjoy leisurely strolls along its shores while immersing themselves in nature's tranquility. Even outside of racing events, it has left an indelible mark on drivers' lives. Clay Regazzoni proudly carried a sticker promoting Clays Pub on his helmet during one race where he finished eighth - showcasing how deeply connected these racers were with their personal passions beyond their profession. Since its inception in 1966 until today, Watkins Glen continues to captivate fans worldwide with thrilling races and unforgettable moments etched into Formula One history books. It remains an integral part of the prestigious Formula One World Championship calendar even after decades.