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Moss wins in desert sunshine
Riverside, November 20th
The second American Grand Prix for Formula 1 cars, which counts towards the World Championship, was held at Riverside Raceway on the edge of the South Californian desert.
The Raceway is an artificial road circuit running over the undulating desert for a distance of 3.275 Miles. The course consists of a 1.1-mile straight with a long 180-deg. turn past the pit road (pits are separated from the track by a low earth bank) and into a fast left-hander. This is followed by a 500-yd. straight, another fastish right-hander and a 1/2-mile climbing section with right-left-right almost flat kinks, with a slow double-bite right-hander which is the highest point. Two 500-yd. straights take the cars into the infield and out again with a fastish 180-deg. turn at the bottom of the vee. A long right-hander which suddenly tightens up, followed by an immediate left-hander returns the cars to the straight.