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Long Beach would need $10m upgrade

In the old days .. Nelson Piquet leads Rene Arnoux in to turn one at the 1980 Long Beach Grand Prix Getty Images Enlarge As alternative venues for a second US-based grand prix are discussed in the light of New Jersey's apparent failure to make the grade, the old circuit at Long Beach has once more been touted as a possible candidate. Long Beach hosted seven grands prix between 1976 and 1983 and has since been used to stage IndyCar races. With California a potentially lucrative market, Formula One's money men have been looking at the viability of the circuit. Last April, Bernie Ecclestone said he had held talks with the organisers about Formula One replacing IndyCar when its agreement to...
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