1996 Duel in the Desert

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Flag of the United States svg.png 1996 Duel in the Desert
Race NC of 16 in the 1996 F1RGP2C season
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Date 3 November, 1996
Official Name II Duel in the Desert
Location Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Course Permanent racing facility
3.703 km (2.314 mi)
Distance 69 laps, 256.68 km (159.53 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole Position
Driver Flag of Japan svg.png Barii Mori Dome-Ford
Time 1:31.231
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Davies McLaren-Mercedes
Time 1:32.499
Podium
First Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Tom Douglas Ferrari
Second Flag of Belgium svg.png Gio van Dycke Minardi-Ford
Third Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Martin van der Maeyede Jordan-Peugeot


The 1996 Duel in the Desert was a non-championship race that occurred at Phoenix Street Circuit around the tight, arid streets of Phoenix, Arizona. The race was an addendum to the 1996 F1RGP2C season and featured ten guest drivers who raced alongside the regular drivers from the F1RGP2C. Also, Douglas Mann replaced John Zimmer at Benetton and Jan van der Maeyede replaced Leonhard von Gottorp at Jordan. The race was won by Tom Douglas.

Guest Drivers

Number Drivers Team Number Drivers Team
9 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Jan van der Maeyede Jordan 28 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jack Christopherson Stewart
29 Flag of Italy svg.png Stephano Baroncelli Tyrrell 30 Flag of Germany svg.png Max von Hegel Arrows
31 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Chris Dagnall DGNgineering 32 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Poppy Whitechapel Whitechapel
33 Flag of Japan svg.png Barii Mori Dome 34 Flag of Germany svg.png Samael Meerwick Caliber
35 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Allen DAMS 36 Flag of Nigeria svg.png Prince Walik Walik
37 Flag of Italy svg.png Massimiliano Patrese Patrese
Previous race:
1996 Japanese Grand Prix
Formula 1 Rejects Grand Prix 2 Championship
1996 Season
Next race:
1997 Australian Grand Prix
Previous race:
1995 Duel in the Desert
Duel in the Desert Next race:
1997 Duel in the Desert