Swiss Grand Prix

Formula 1 Grand Prix

The Swiss Grand Prix (French: Grand Prix de la Suisse, German: Großartiges Prix von der Schweiz) was the motor race of Switzerland. In its later years it was a Formula One race.

Swiss Grand Prix
Dijon-Prenois (France)
Dijon-Prenois Circuit.svg
Race information
Number of times held16
First held1934
Last held1982
Most wins (drivers)Germany Rudolf Caracciola (3)
Most wins (constructors)Germany Mercedes (5)
Circuit length3.800 km (2.361 mi)
Race length304.000 km (188.897 mi)
Laps80
Last race (1982)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap

Grand Prix racing started in Switzerland in 1934. The Bremgarten circuit was just outside the town of Bremgarten, near Bern. The Swiss Grand Prix counted toward the European Championship from 1935 to 1939.

The Bremgarten track remained the home of the Swiss Grand Prix until 1954. In 1958, motor racing was banned by the Swiss government as an unsafe spectator sport. The was in reaction following the death of 80 people at the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The Swiss Grand Prix did return for two more races, but at the Dijon-Prenois circuit, just across the border in France. In 1975 it was a non-Championship Grand Prix. One Championship F1 race was held in 1982.

Winners of the Swiss Grand PrixEdit

Repeat winners (drivers)Edit

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A yellow background indicates an event which was part of the pre-war European Championship.

Wins Driver Years won
3   Rudolf Caracciola 1935, 1937, 1938
2   Alberto Ascari 1949, 1953
  Juan Manuel Fangio 1951, 1954

Repeat winners (constructors)Edit

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A yellow background indicates an event which was part of the pre-war European Championship.

Wins Constructor Years won
5   Mercedes 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1954
4   Alfa Romeo 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951
  Ferrari 1949, 1952, 1953, 1975
2   Auto Union 1934, 1936

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)Edit

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A yellow background indicates an event which was part of the pre-war European Championship.

Wins Manufacturer Years won
5   Mercedes 1935, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1954
4   Alfa Romeo 1947, 1948, 1950, 1951
  Ferrari 1949, 1952, 1953, 1975
2   Auto Union 1934, 1936

Year by yearEdit

 
Circuit Bremgarten, used in 1934–1939 and 1947–1954

A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.
A yellow background indicates an event which was part of the pre-war European Championship.

Year Driver Constructor Location Report
1934   Hans Stuck Auto Union Bremgarten Report
1935   Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Bremgarten Report
1936   Bernd Rosemeyer Auto Union Report
1937   Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
1938   Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
1939   Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz Report
1940

1946
Not held
1947   Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo Bremgarten Report
1948   Carlo Felice Trossi Alfa Romeo Report
1949   Alberto Ascari Ferrari Report
1950   Nino Farina Alfa Romeo Bremgarten Report
1951   Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo Report
1952   Piero Taruffi Ferrari Report
1953   Alberto Ascari Ferrari Report
1954   Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes Report
1955

1974
Not held
1975   Clay Regazzoni Ferrari Dijon
(France)
Report
1976

1981
Not held
1982   Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford Dijon
(France)
Report