Michele Alboreto of Italy led for the last 23 laps to win his first Formula One Grand Prix in Las Vegas on Vegas on September 26.
GV Start of race
GV PAN Two Renaults leading, Rene Arnoux in front and Prost second. (2 SHOTS)
GV PAN Keke Rosberg driving a Williams.
GV PAN Arnoux driving Car 16. (2 SHOTS)
GV PAN Keke Rosberg (Car 6)
GV PAN Niki Lauda (Car 8) chasing car 22, driven by Andre de Cesaris.)
GV PAN Alboreto (Car 3). (2 SHOTS)
GV PAN John Watson in Car 7.
GV PAN Alboreto overtaking Prost. (2 SHOTS)
GV PAN Rosberg.
GV Alboreto takes chequered flag to win.
GV PAN Rosberg.
GV PAN Watson coming in second past chequered flag.
GV PAN Rosberg across finish line. (2 SHOTS)
SV Alboreto (left) embrace Rosberg.
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Background: Michele Alboreto of Italy led for the last 23 laps to win his first Formula One Grand Prix in Las Vegas on Vegas on September 26. "Flying Finn" Keke Rosberg coasted home in fifth place, and became the new world champion. Alboreto, driving a Tyrrell, had began Grand Prix racing last year. After completing the race in one hour, 41 minutes 56.88 seconds, at an average of 161.06 kilometres (100.1 miles) an hour, the 25-year-old Italian said "Everything went perfectly. Now I am just very tired". John Watson of Northern Ireland, in his McLaren, gave an impressive display of skill and determination. Knowing he had to win to prevent the 33-year-old Finn from winning the world title, he made his way up the field from ninth position to finish second. Watson had won two Grand Prix this year, compared with Rosberg's single victory, but the Finn had piled up points with three second-place finishes. Rosberg had also ended in the top six in ten of his 16 races, and only needed to finish in fifth place to win the title. Niki Lauda of Australia, also had an outside chance of winning his third driver's championships. But an oil pressure drop in his McLaren forced him out two-thirds of the way through the 75-lap race.