1997 Duel in the Desert

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Flag of the United States svg.png 1997 Duel in the Desert
Race NC of 16 in the 1997 F1RGP2C season
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Date 2 November, 1996
Official Name III 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 the United Kingdom svg.png Poppy Whitechapel Lola-Al Melling
Time 1:25.103
Fastest Lap
Driver Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Poppy Whitechapel Lola-Al Melling
Time
Podium
First Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Poppy Whitechapel Lola-Al Melling
Second Flag of Japan svg.png Kazuyoshi Hoshino Hoshino
Third Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Davies McLaren-Mercedes


The 1997 Duel in the Desert was a non-championship race that occurred at Phoenix Street Circuit around the streets of Phoenix, Arizona. The race was an addendum to the 1997 F1RGP2C season and featured ten guest drivers who raced alongside the regular drivers from the F1RGP2C. The teams were also required to pick a guest driver to replace one of their main drivers on the team.

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1997 Japanese Grand Prix
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1998 Australian Grand Prix
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