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The last time Formula 1 raced in Las Vegas, the circuit was a dull layout around the Caesars Palace casino parking lot. At least the race turned out to be eventful. At that last grand prix of 1982, Michele Alboreto took his first F1 victory and Tyrrell’s first for four years.

The Italian won again for the team in Detroit the following year, then had a dream stint at Ferrari, for which he won the 1984 Belgian GP. He challenged Alain Prost for the 1985 title, picking up two wins that season but never adding another until briefly joining Tyrrell in 1989.

He then raced for Larrousse, Footwork Arrows for three years, BMS Scuderia Italia and finally Minardi, picking up 194 GP starts. Smooth, stylish and popular, Alboreto went on to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1997, sharing a Porsche WSC 95 with former F1 comrade Stefan Johansson and a youngster Tom Kristensen.

He joined Audi at the start of its sports car dominance, but after winning the 2001 12 Hours of Sebring Alboreto was killed when a tire failed while testing at the Lausitzring in Germany . His loss deeply shocked the world of motorsport.

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