Luxembourg Grand Prix

Formula 1 Grand Prix

The Luxembourg Grand Prix (German: Großer Preis von Luxemburg) was a Formula One motor race for two years in the 1990s. The FIA created the Luxembourg GP to keep a race at Nürburgring, and allow the European GP to be held in another country.

Luxembourg Grand Prix
Nürburgring (Germany)
Circuit Nürburgring-1985-GP.svg
Race information
Number of times held6
First held1949
Last held1998
Most wins (drivers)No repeat winners                   
Most wins (constructors)United Kingdom Cooper (2)
Italy Ferrari (2)
Circuit length4.556 km (2.83 mi)
Race length305.252 km (189.66 mi)
Laps67
Last race (1998)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap

The FIA only allowed one Formula One per country. They would allow a second race within a country if it had a different Grand Prix name. For several years, the German Grand Prix had been held at Hockenheimring, and the European Grand Prix at Nürburgring. There was unease that the Nürburgring was being given a monopoly for the European GP. The border of Luxembourg lies about 50 miles away from the Nürburgring track.

Winners of the Luxembourg Grand PrixEdit

A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Year Driver Constructor Location Report
1949   Luigi Villoresi[1] Ferrari Findel Report
1950   Alberto Ascari[2] Ferrari Report
1951   Alan Brown[3] Cooper-Norton Report
1952   Les Leston[4] Cooper-Norton Report
1952

1996
Not held
1997   Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault Nürburgring GP-Strecke Report
1998   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Report


BroadcastingEdit

United KingdomEdit

Year Network Lap-by-lap Colour commentator(s)
1998 ITV Murray Walker Martin Brundle
1997

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Villoresi, Luigi". Autocourse Grand Prix Archive. Archived from the original on 21 December 2007. Retrieved 17 March 2008.
  2. "Non Championship Races 1950". World Sports Racing Prototypes. Archived from the original on 25 April 2009. Retrieved 17 March 2008.
  3. "Amicale de la Voiture Historique" (in French). Automobile Club du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg. Retrieved 13 March 2008.[dead link]
  4. "500cc Formula 3 Results (All Others)". 500 Owners Association. Archived from the original on 28 August 2008. Retrieved 13 March 2008.