Another great article by F1 insider Peter Windsor on Formula One’s first trip to Texas for a Grand prix nearly 30 years ago.
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Here’s a snippet of Peter’s recollections of the United States Grand Prix, Dallas. Click the link at the top to read the rest, of this highly interesting blog post, and to see his many candid behind the scenes personal photographs….
When F1 first came to Texas… …it took over the entire city of Dallas. It was a street race. It was hot – very hot. And the city said “F1″ wherever you went.It was different this year in Austin. The circuit is out of town. You sat in a coffee shop near the University of Texas and the world of F1 was about as far away as rainy day in Woking.That’s not how it was in Dallas ’84. Maybe it was because Lorimar’s Dallas had never been more omnipresent. The whole world talked about it – not as a “soap”, as it is glibly described today, but as a skillfully-enacted drama that was about as close to reality as anyone had ever dared to step. That’s how F1 people felt about it, anyway. And the people of Dallas embraced their amazing new F1 race, for it was everything that their show was too: it was about money, power, ego, politics, sex… and it was played out in a world within a world… CLICK THE LINK AT THE TOP TO READ COMPLETE ARTICLEBest,