Alboreto delivers one last win to Uncle Ken


Michele Alboreto scored an unexpected victory on this day in 1983, winning the Detroit Grand Prix and bringing the Tyrrell team its ultimate F1 triumph.

The 26-year-old took full advantage of the troubles that befell the faster turbocharged cars of Nelson Piquet and René Arnoux, driving for Brabham and Renault respectively.

Alboreto led home a trio of Cosworth runners, with Williams' Keke Rosberg and McLaren's John Watson completing the podium.

And by the way, the race was also the 155th and last win in Formula 1 of the legendary Ford Cosworth DFV engine.