The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is an open-wheel race held on a street circuit in Long Beach, California. Christopher Pook is the founder of the event, which began as a vision while working at a travel agency in downtown Long Beach. It was the premier circuit in Champ Car from 1996-2008. The 2008 race was the last for Champ Cars as the series merged with the Indy Racing League. It is now an event on the IndyCar Series calendar. The Long Beach Grand Prix in April is the single largest event in the city of Long Beach. Attendance for the weekend regularly reaches or exceeds 200,000 people.

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  • The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is an open-wheel race held on a street circuit in Long Beach, California. Christopher Pook is the founder of the event, which began as a vision while working at a travel agency in downtown Long Beach. It was the premier circuit in Champ Car from 1996-2008. The 2008 race was the last for Champ Cars as the series merged with the Indy Racing League. It is now an event on the IndyCar Series calendar. The Long Beach Grand Prix in April is the single largest event in the city of Long Beach. Attendance for the weekend regularly reaches or exceeds 200,000 people. The Long Beach Grand Prix is the longest running major "street" race held on the North American continent. It started in 1975 as a Formula 5000 race on the streets of downtown, and became a Formula One event in 1976. Incredibly, in an era when turbocharged engines were starting to come to prominence in Formula One, Long Beach remains one of the few circuits used from the time Renault introduced turbos in 1977 until the last Long Beach Grand Prix in 1983 that never once saw a turbo powered car take victory. John Watson's win for McLaren in the final race at Long Beach holds the F1 record for the lowest ever starting position for a race winner. In a grid consisting of 26 cars, Watson started 22nd in his McLaren-Ford. That same race also saw Watson's team mate (and 1982 Long Beach winner) Niki Lauda finish second after starting 23rd on the grid. René Arnoux, who finished third in his Ferrari 126C2B, was the only driver to ever finish on the Formula One podium at Long Beach using a turbocharged car. From 1984 to 2008 it was a CART Indycar/Champ Car event. Other popular events during the Grand Prix week include a Pirelli World Challenge race, an IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race, and the Motegi Racing Super Drift Challenge. Toyota has been a sponsor of the event since its beginning and title sponsor since 1980, believed to be the longest continuously running sports sponsorship in the U.S. The Long Beach Grand Prix has been announced since 1978 by Bruce Flanders (and his assorted guest announcers). (en)
  • Grand Prix de Long BeachFichier:Long Beach Street Circuit.svg Drapeau Circuit urbain de Long Beach Grand Prix Automobile de Long Beach Le Grand Prix de Long Beach (officiellement dénommé Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach) est un événement de compétition automobile organisé sur le circuit urbain de Long Beach une fois par an. C'est la plus vieille course automobile américaine disputée sur un circuit urbain. Actuellement, le Grand Prix est disputé dans le cadre de l'IndyCar et de courses supports comme l'Indy Lights et l'American Le Mans Series mais aussi des courses de démonstration comme la Formula Drift ou la Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race. (fr)
  • Der Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach ist ein Automobilrennen auf dem Long Beach Grand Prix Circuit in Long Beach, Kalifornien, Vereinigte Staaten. Es fand erstmals 1975 statt. Von 1976 bis 1983 gehörte es zur Formel-1-Weltmeisterschaft. Es gehört seit 1984 zur höchsten Kategorie im American Championship Car Racing. Seit 2008 ist es Bestandteil des Rennkalenders der IndyCar Series. (de)
  • Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (no Brasil: Grande Prêmio de Long Beach) é disputado nas ruas da cidade de Long Beach, Estados Unidos. (pt)
  • Grand Prix of Long Beach – tor wyścigowy ulokowany w Long Beach w Stanach Zjednoczonych. (pl)
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  • Der Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach ist ein Automobilrennen auf dem Long Beach Grand Prix Circuit in Long Beach, Kalifornien, Vereinigte Staaten. Es fand erstmals 1975 statt. Von 1976 bis 1983 gehörte es zur Formel-1-Weltmeisterschaft. Es gehört seit 1984 zur höchsten Kategorie im American Championship Car Racing. Seit 2008 ist es Bestandteil des Rennkalenders der IndyCar Series. (de)
  • Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (no Brasil: Grande Prêmio de Long Beach) é disputado nas ruas da cidade de Long Beach, Estados Unidos. (pt)
  • Grand Prix of Long Beach – tor wyścigowy ulokowany w Long Beach w Stanach Zjednoczonych. (pl)
  • The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach is an open-wheel race held on a street circuit in Long Beach, California. Christopher Pook is the founder of the event, which began as a vision while working at a travel agency in downtown Long Beach. It was the premier circuit in Champ Car from 1996-2008. The 2008 race was the last for Champ Cars as the series merged with the Indy Racing League. It is now an event on the IndyCar Series calendar. The Long Beach Grand Prix in April is the single largest event in the city of Long Beach. Attendance for the weekend regularly reaches or exceeds 200,000 people. (en)
  • Grand Prix de Long BeachFichier:Long Beach Street Circuit.svg Drapeau Circuit urbain de Long Beach Grand Prix Automobile de Long Beach Le Grand Prix de Long Beach (officiellement dénommé Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach) est un événement de compétition automobile organisé sur le circuit urbain de Long Beach une fois par an. C'est la plus vieille course automobile américaine disputée sur un circuit urbain. (fr)
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