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Encyclopedia > Grand Prix motor racing

Grand Prix motor racing has its roots in organised automobile racing that began in France as far back as 1894. It quickly evolved from a simple road race from one town to the next, to endurance tests for car and driver. Innovation and the drive of competition soon saw speeds exceeding 100 mph, but because the races were held on open roads there were frequent accidents with the resulting fatalities of both drivers and spectators. 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Endurance racing can refer to races involving persons running in events such as marathons or triathlons, long cross-country skiing events, the racing of horses or other animals, or motorsport. ...


Grand Prix motor racing eventually evolved into formula racing, and Formula One can be seen as its direct descendant. Each event of the Formula One World Championships is still called a Grand Prix. Formula One - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The following is a complete list of Grands Prix which have been a part of the FIA World Championship since its inception in 1950. ...

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The origins of organised racing

Marcel Renault during the 1903 Paris to Madrid trial.

Motor racing was started in France, as a direct result of the enthusiasm with which the French public embraced the motor car.[1] Manufacturers were enthusiastic due to the possibility of using motor racing as a shop window for their cars.[1] The first motor race took place on July 22, 1894 and was organised by Le Petit Journal, a Parisian newspaper. It was run over the eighty mile distance between Paris and Rouen. The race was won by Jules de Dion, although he was not awarded the prize for first place as his car required a stoker and the judges deemed this outside of their objectives.[2] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 591 pixelsFull resolution (2705 × 2000 pixel, file size: 646 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This picture was taken during the Paris-Madrid race in May 24th 1903 driven by Marcel Renault who eventually crashed the car and died mater during... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 591 pixelsFull resolution (2705 × 2000 pixel, file size: 646 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This picture was taken during the Paris-Madrid race in May 24th 1903 driven by Marcel Renault who eventually crashed the car and died mater during... Marcel Renault in 1902 Marcel Renault was a French car racing driver and industrialist, co-founder of the car maker Renault, and the brother of Louis and Fernand Renault. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Motto: (Spanish for From Madrid to Heaven) Location Coordinates: , Country Spain Autonomous Community Comunidad Autónoma de Madrid Province Madrid Administrative Divisions 21 Neighborhoods 127 Founded 9th century Government  - Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón Jimémez (PP) Area  - Land 607 km² (234. ... is the 203rd day of the year (204th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Le Petit Journal was a daily Parisian newspaper that appeared between 1863 and 1944. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Rouen Cathedral The entrance to Rouen Cathedral The Church of Jean dArc Abbey church of Saint-Ouen, (chevet) in Rouen Rouen, medieval house Rue St-Romain on a rainy day in Rouen Rouen (pronounced in French, sometimes also ) is the historical capital city of Normandy, in northwestern France on...


In 1900, James Gordon Bennett, Jr., the owner of the New York Herald newspaper and the International Herald Tribune, established the Gordon Bennett Cup. He hoped that the creation of an international event would drive automobile manufacturers to improve their cars.[3] Each country was allowed to enter up to three cars, which had to be fully built in the country that they represented and entered by that country's automotive governing body.[3] International racing colours were established in this event.[3] In the United States, William Kissam Vanderbilt II launched the Vanderbilt Cup at Long Island, New York in 1904. Year 1900 (MCM) was an exceptional common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar, but a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. ... James Gordon Bennett, Jr. ... The New York Herald was a large distribution newspaper based in New York City that existed between May 6, 1835 and 1924. ... The International Herald Tribune is a widely read English language international newspaper. ... One of three Gordon Bennett Cups, established by James Gordon Bennett, Jr. ... From the beginning of the 20th Century until the late 1960s, before sponsorship liveries came in use, vehicles competing in Formula One, sports car racing, touring car racing and other international auto racing competitions customarily painted their cars in racing colors (which sometimes resembled political national colors). ... William Kissam Vanderbilt II was born on October 26, 1878. ... Vanderbilt Cup race start, 1910 The Vanderbilt Cup was the first major trophy in American auto racing. ... This article is about Long Island in New York State. ... NY redirects here. ... 1904 (MCMIV) was a leap year starting on a Friday (see link for calendar). ...


The first Grands Prix

Georges Boillot winning the 1912 French Grand Prix in Dieppe, France

The first event to carry the name Grand Prix was the Grand Prix de Pau in 1901,[4] although this race was a one-off and the term Grand Prix was not in wide usage at the time. The first and only race at the time to regularly carry the name Grand Prix was organized by the Automobile Club de France (ACF), of which the first took place in 1906. The circuit used, which was based in Le Mans, was roughly triangular in shape, each lap covering 105 km (65 miles). Six laps were to run each day, and each lap took approximately an hour using the relatively primitive cars of the day. From the 32 entries representing 12 different automobile manufacturers, the Hungarian-born Ferenc Szisz (1873–1944) won the 1260 km race in a Renault. This race was regarded as the first Grand Épreuve, which meant "great trial" and the term was used from then on to denote up to the eight most important events of the year.[5] This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... Georges Boillot Georges Boillot, born August 3, 1884 – died April 21, 1916, was a French Grand Prix motor racing driver and World War I fighter pilot. ... Dieppe is the name of several places and events: Dieppe, France (pop. ... The picturesque Pau Circuit The Grand Prix de Pau is an auto race held annually in Pau, France. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Le Mans is a city in France, located at the Sarthe River. ... Ferenc Szisz (September 20, 1873–February 21, 1944), was a French race car driver and the winner of the first Grand Prix motor racing event. ... Renault S.A. is a French vehicle manufacturer producing cars, vans, buses, tractors, and trucks. ...


Races in this period were heavily nationalistic affairs, with a few countries setting up races of their own, but no formal championship tying them together. The rules varied from country to country and race to race, and typically centered around maximum (not minimum) weights in an effort to limit power by limiting engine size indirectly (10–15 L engines were quite common, usually with no more than four cylinders, and producing less than 50hp). The cars all had mechanics on board as well as the driver, and no one was allowed to work on the cars during the race except for these two. A key factor to Renault winning this first Grand Prix was held to be the detachable wheel rims (developed by Michelin), which allowed tire changes to occur without having to lever the tire and tube off and back on the rim. Given the state of the roads, such repairs were frequent.


Racecourse development

Brooklands was the first ever oval style race track built for cars.
Brooklands was the first ever oval style race track built for cars.

For the most part, races were run over a lengthy circuit of closed public roads, not purpose-built private tracks. This was true of the Le Mans circuit of the 1906 Grand Prix, as well as the Targa Florio (run on 93 miles of Sicilian roads), the German Kaiserpreis circuit (75 miles in the Taunus mountains), and the French circuit at Dieppe (a mere 48 miles), used for the 1907 Grand Prix. The exceptions were the steeply banked egg-shaped near oval of Brooklands in England, completed in 1907, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, first used in 1909 with the first Indianapolis 500-Mile Race in 1911, and the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, in Italy, opened in 1922. Fair use of an image from: www. ... Fair use of an image from: www. ... Brooklands was a motor racing circuit built near Weybridge in Surrey, England. ... Le Mans is a city in France, located at the Sarthe River. ... 1906 (MCMVI) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The Targa Florio was an open road endurance automobile race held near Palermo, Sicily. ... The Kaiserpreis (Emperors Prize), named after Emperor Wilhelm II, was held in 1907. ... View (from top of Frankfurt) of Altkoenig and Grosser Feldberg For the automobile, see Ford Taunus. ... Dieppe is a town and commune in the Seine-Maritime département of Haute-Normandie (eastern Normandy), France. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Brooklands was a motor racing circuit built near Weybridge in Surrey, England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem - the United Kingdom anthem God Save the Queen is commonly used England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto)1 Unified  -  by Athelstan 927 AD  Area  -  Total... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Indianapolis Motor Speedway, located in Speedway, Indiana (a separate town completely surrounded by Indianapolis) in the United States, is the second-oldest surviving automobile racing track in the world (after the Milwaukee Mile), having existed since 1909, and the original Speedway, the first racing facility historically to incorporate the word. ... Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Autodromo Nazionale di Monza is a motorsport race track near the town of Monza, Italy, north of Milan. ... Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ...


In 1922, Italy became the first country outside France to host an automobile race using the name Grand Prix (or Gran Premio), run at Monza. This was quickly followed by Belgium and Spain (in 1924), and later spread to other countries. Strictly speaking, this still wasn't a formal championship, but a loose collection of races run to various rules. (A "formula" of rules had appeared just before World War I, finally based on engine size as well as weight, but it was not universally adopted.) Year 1922 (MCMXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ...


In 1924, however, many national motor clubs banded together to form the Association Internationale des Automobile Clubs Reconnus (AIACR), whose Commission Sportive Internationale (CSI) was empowered to regulate Grand Prix and other forms of international racing. Since the inception of Grand Prix racing, competitions had been run in accordance with a strict formula based on engine size and vehicle weight. These regulations were virtually abandoned in 1928 with an era known as Formula Libre when race organisers decided to run their events with almost no limitations. From 1927 to 1934, the number of races considered to have Grand Prix status exploded, jumping from five events in 1927, to nine events in 1929, to eighteen in 1934 (the peak year before World War II). The Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile, commonly referred to as the FIA, is a non-profit association established on June 20, 1904 to represent the interest of motoring organisations and motor car users. ... Hi im edd winchester The Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile, commonly referred to as the FIA, is a non-profit association established on June 20, 1904 to represent the interest of motoring organisations and motor car users. ... The Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile, commonly referred to as the FIA, is a non-profit association established on June 20, 1904 to represent the interest of motoring organisations and motor car users. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Formula Libre (also known as Formule Libre) is a form of automobile racing allowing a wide variety of types, ages and makes of purpose-built racing cars to compete head to head. This can make for some interesting matchups, and provides the opportunity for some compelling driving performances against superior... Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


The Pre-WW II years

Important individual and corporate names emerged during this time which would change the face of automobile design and engineering:

The 1933 Monaco Grand Prix was the first time in the history of the sport that the grid was determined by timed qualifying rather than the luck of a draw. All the competing vehicles were painted in the international auto racing colors: During its history, Alfa Romeo has competed successfully in many different categories of motorsport, including Formula One, sportscar racing, touring car racing and rallies. ... Ettore Bugatti Ettore Arco Isidoro Bugatti (September 15, 1881, Milan, died on August 21, 1947) was an automobile designer and manufacturer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Vittorio Jano (April 22, 1891 – 1966) was a famed Italian automobile designer from the 1920s through 1960s. ... A 1957 Maserati 200SI at the Scarsdale Concours Maserati Birdcage 1959 Maserati 5000 GT Coupe Maserati Sebring This article is about the automobile manufacturer. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... Harry Arminius Miller (December 9, 1875 - May 3, 1943) was an influential and famous American race car builder, most active in the 1920s and 1930s. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Monaco Grand Prix (Grand Prix de Monaco) is a Formula One race held each year on the Circuit de Monaco. ... From the beginning of the 20th Century until the late 1960s, before sponsorship liveries came in use, vehicles competing in Formula One, sports car racing, touring car racing and other international auto racing competitions customarily painted their cars in racing colors (which sometimes resembled political national colors). ...

  • green (BRG) for Britain,
  • blue for France,
  • red for Italian,
  • yellow for Belgium, and
  • white for Germany.

Beginning in 1934, the Germans stopped painting their cars, after the paint had been left off a Mercedes-Benz W25 in an effort to reduce weight. The unpainted metal soon had the German vehicles dubbed by the media as the "Silver Arrows". British racing green, officially known as deep brunswick green, is the international motor racing colour of Great Britain. ... Silver Arrow – 1939 Grossglockner hillclimb Silver Arrows was the name given by the press to Germanys dominant Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union Grand Prix motor racing cars between 1934 and 1939, and also later applied to the Mercedes-Benz Formula One and sports cars in 1954/55. ...

1923 Karl Benz "Teardrop" racecar
1923 Karl Benz "Teardrop" racecar

French cars continued to dominate (led by Bugatti, but also including Delage and Delahaye) until the late 1920s, when the Italians (Alfa Romeo and Maserati) began to beat the French cars regularly. At the time, the Germans engineered unique race vehicles as seen in the photo here with the Benz aerodynamic "teardrop" body introduced at the 1923 European Grand Prix at Monza by Karl Benz. This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... This image is in the public domain in the United States and possibly other jurisdictions. ... Bugatti is one of the fastest marques of automobile and one of the most exclusive car producers of all time. ... The Delage emblem The Delage Automobile company was established in 1905 in Levallois, a northwesterly suburb of Paris, France. ... The Delahaye automobile manufacturing company was started by Emile Delahaye in 1894, in Tours, France. ... The 1920s is a decade that is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... Alfa Romeo is an Italian automobile manufacturing company, founded as Darracq Italiana by Cavaliere Ugo Stella, an aristocrat from Milan in partnership with the French automobile firm of Alexandre Darracq. ... A 1957 Maserati 200SI at the Scarsdale Concours Maserati Birdcage 1959 Maserati 5000 GT Coupe Maserati Sebring This article is about the automobile manufacturer. ... Benz can refer to: Karl Benz, a German automobile engineer and inventor Mercedes-Benz, a brand of automobiles and trucks Kafi Benz, an American writer, historian, designer, and artist, the founder of Friends of Seagate Inc. ... Karl Benz Karl Friedrich Benz (November 25, 1844 – April 4, 1929) was a German engine designer and automobile engineer, generally regarded as the inventor of the gasoline-powered automobile. ...


In the 1930s, however, nationalism entered a new phase when the Nazis encouraged Mercedes and Auto Union to further the glory of the Reich. (The government did provide some money to the two manufacturers, but the extent of the aid into their hands was exaggerated in the media; government subsidies amounted to only about 10% of the costs of running the two racing teams.) The two German marques utterly dominated the period from 1934 to 1939, winning all but three of the races run in those years. The cars by this time were single-seaters (the riding mechanic vanished in the early 1920s), with 8 to 16 cylinder supercharged engines producing upwards of 600hp on alcohol fuels. Face The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known in Europe as the World Depression. ... National Socialism redirects here. ... This page is about the Mercedes-Benz brand of automobiles and trucks from the DaimlerChrysler automobile manufacturer. ... 1936 Auto Union Wanderer Auto Union was a joint venture of four German automobile manufacturers, established in 1932 in Zwickau, Saxony, during the Great Depression. ...   (IPA: ; German: IPA: ), is the German word for realm or empire, cognate with Scandinavian rike/rige, Dutch rijk and English ric as found in bishopric. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1920s is a decade that is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ...


As early as October of 1923, the idea of an automobile championship was discussed at the annual fall conference of the AIACR (Association Internationale des Automobile Clubs Reconnus) in Paris. However, discussion centered around the increased interest in racing by manufacturers and holding the first European Grand Prix at Monza in 1923. The first World Championship took place in 1925, but it was for manufacturers only, consisting of four races of at least 800 km in length. The races that formed the first Constructors Championship were the Indianapolis 500, the European Grand Prix, and the French and Italian Grands Prix. A European Championship, consisting of the major Grand Prix in a number of countries (named Grandes Epreuves) was instituted for drivers in 1935, and was competed every year until the outbreak of World War II in 1939. “Indy 500” redirects here. ... The European Grand Prix was a separate Formula One event that was first held during the mid-1980s and was held regularly from 1993 to 2006. ... European Championship (auto racing) - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 1935 (MCMXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar). ...


The post-war years and Formula One

Related topics : Formula One, History of Formula One Formula One - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Formula One has its roots in the European Grand Prix motor racing ( for pre-1947 history) of the 1920s and 1930s. ...


In 1946, following World War II, there were only four races of Grand Prix caliber held. Rules for a Grand Prix World Championship had been laid out before World War II, but it took several years afterward until 1947 when the old AIACR reorganized itself as the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile or "FIA" for short. Headquartered in Paris, at the end of the 1949 season it announced that for 1950 they would be linking several national Grands Prix to create Formula One with a World Championship for drivers, although due to economic difficulties the years 1952 and 1953 were actually competed in Formula Two cars. A points system was established and a total of seven races were granted championship status including the Indianapolis 500. The first World Championship race was held on 13 May at Silverstone in the United Kingdom. Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile, commonly referred to as the FIA, is a non-profit association established on June 20, 1904 to represent the interest of motoring organisations and motor car users. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1949 calendar). ... Year 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Formula One - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... 1952 (MCMLII) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Formula Two was a type of formula racing. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Italians once again did well in these early World Championship races, both manufacturers and drivers. The first World Champion was Giuseppe Farina, driving an Alfa Romeo. Ferrari appeared at the second World Championship race, in Monaco, and has the distinction of being the only manufacturer to compete during the entire history of the sport, still competing in 2006. The Formula One World Championship is still running today. Emilio Giuseppe Nino Farina (October 30, 1906 - June 30, 1966) was an Italian racing driver. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Grand Épreuves by season

Note : For 1950 onwards, see List of Formula One Grands Prix. Italics denote that the race was also known as the European Grand Prix. The following is a complete list of Grands Prix which have been a part of the FIA World Championship since its inception in 1950. ... The European Grand Prix was a separate Formula One event that was first held during the mid-1980s and was held regularly from 1993 to 2006. ...


1906–1914

Race 1906 1907 1908 1912 1913 1914
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1921–1929

Race 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
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1930–1939

Race 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
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2 Flag of Belgium Belgian Flag of France French Flag of France French Flag of France French Flag of France French Flag of France French Flag of Nazi Germany German Flag of Nazi Germany German Flag of Nazi Germany German Flag of France French
3 Flag of France French Flag of Belgium Belgian German Flag of Belgium Belgian Flag of Germany German Flag of Belgium Belgian Flag of Switzerland Swiss Flag of Monaco Monaco Flag of Switzerland Swiss Flag of Nazi Germany German
4 German Flag of Italy Italian Flag of Belgium Belgian Flag of Nazi Germany German Flag of Italy Italian Flag of Switzerland Swiss Flag of Italy Italian Flag of Switzerland Swiss
5 Flag of Spain Spanish Flag of Italy Italian Flag of Switzerland Swiss Flag of Italy Italian
6 Flag of Spain Spanish Flag of Italy Italian
7 Flag of Spain Spanish

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1946–1949

Race 1946 1947 1948 1949
1 Flag of France Saint-Cloud Flag of Switzerland Swiss Flag of Monaco Monaco Flag of United Kingdom British
2 Flag of Switzerland Nations Flag of Belgium Belgian Flag of Switzerland Swiss Flag of Belgium Belgian
3 Flag of Italy Turin Flag of Italy Italian Flag of France French Flag of Switzerland Swiss
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Other events included The 1946 Grand Prix season was the first post-war year for Grand Prix racing. ... The 1947 Grand Prix season was the second post-war year for Grand Prix racing. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Results from the 1946 René le Bègue Cup held in Paris on June 6, 1946. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Monaco. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Results from the 1946 Nations Grand Prix held in Geneva on July 21, 1946. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belgium_(civil). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy_(1861-1946). ... Results from the 1946 Turin Grand Prix held at Valentino Park on September 1, 1946. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ...


The Argentine Grand Prix was a round of the Formula One championship, held intermittently from 1953 to 1998. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... The Belgrade Grand Prix is a former grand prix from the Grand Prix motor racing era - precursor to Formula One. ... The Coppa Acerbo was an automobile race held in Italy, named after Tito Acerbo (the brother of Giacomo Acerbo). ... The Coppa Ciano was an automobile race held in Italy. ... The Czechoslovakian Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor racing event first held on September 28, 1930 at the Masaryk Circuit in the town of Brno in Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic). ... The Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One automobile race held at Circuit Zandvoort, from 1952 to 1985. ... The first Hungarian Grand Prix (Magyar Nagydij) was held on June 21, 1936 over a 3. ... The Mille Miglia (Thousand Miles - pronounced miGlia) was an open-road endurance race which took place in Italy twenty-four times from 1927 to 1957 (thirteen before the war, eleven from 1947). ... The Moroccan Grand Prix was a Formula One race which occurred once, on October 19, 1958, at Ain-Diab in Casablanca, Morocco. ... The Targa Florio was an open road endurance automobile race held near Palermo, Sicily. ... The Tripoli Grand Prix in Libya was first held in 1925 and ended in 1940 following the onset of World War II. Part of the Grand Prix circuit, the race was held on a 71. ... The United States Grand Prix is a motor racing event which has taken place at various times since 1959 in several locations, at first as a part of the American Grand Prize series and later as a race in the Formula One World Championship. ... Vanderbilt Cup race start, 1910 The Vanderbilt Cup was the first major trophy in American auto racing. ...



See also:

Grand Prix and other major automobile races in France. ... Grand Prix and other major automobile races in Germany. ... Grand Prix and other major automobile races in Italy. ...

Grand Prix drivers

Some of the notable drivers of the Grand Prix motor racing era included a few women who competed equally with the men:


[[So goes the saying]] Antonio Ascari, born September 15, 1888 _ died July 26, 1925, was an Italian Grand Prix motor racing champion. ... Robert Marcel Charles Benoist, (March 20, 1895 – September 9, 1944) was a French Grand Prix motor racing driver and war hero. ... Clemente Biondetti (born August 18, 1898 _ died February 24, 1955) was an Italian auto racing driver. ... Georges Boillot Georges Boillot, born August 3, 1884 – died April 21, 1916, was a French Grand Prix motor racing driver and World War I fighter pilot. ... Manfred von Brauchitsch (15 August 1905 - February 5, 2003) was a German auto racing driver who drove for Mercedes-Benz in the famous Silver Arrows of Grand Prix motor racing in the 1930s. ... Portrait of Sir Malcolm Campbell (undated), courtesy of the Florida Photographic Collection Sir Malcolm Campbell (born March 11, 1885 in Chislehurst, Kent, England - died December 31, 1948 in Reigate, Surrey, England) was a racing motorist and motoring journalist. ... Monument in Remagen Rudolf Caracciola (b. ... Luigi Chinetti, among other achivements with Ferrari, drove their first car to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. ... Louis Alexandre Chiron, born August 3, 1899 in Monte Carlo, Monaco – died there on June 22, 1979, was a champion of Grand Prix motor racing. ... Albert Divo (1895-1966) was a was a Grand Prix motor racing driver. ... René Dreyfus René Dreyfus (born May 6, 1905 - died August 16, 1993) was a French driver who raced automobiles for 14 years in the 1920s and 1930s, the Golden Era of Grand Prix motor racing. ... Philippe Étancelin, born December 29, 1896 - died October 13, 1981, was a French Grand Prix motor racing driver who joined the new Formula One circuit at its inception. ... Luigi Fagioli Luigi Fagioli (June 9, 1898 - June 20, 1952) was a Italian champion race car driver. ... Emilio Giuseppe Nino Farina (October 30, 1906 - June 30, 1966) was an Italian racing driver. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Jules Goux, born April 6, 1885 - died March 6, 1965, was a Grand Prix motor racing champion and the first Frenchman to win the Indianapolis 500. ... Eliška Junková, also known as Elizabeth Junek, born November 16, 1900 in Olomouc, Moravia, Austro-Hungarian empire - died on January 5, 1994 in Prague, Czech Republic, is regarded as one of the greatest female drivers in Grand Prix motor racing history. ... Hermann Lang (born April 6, 1909 – died October 19, 1987) was a German champion race car driver. ... Christian Friedrich Lautenschlager (April 13, 1877 – January 3, 1954) was a German Grand Prix motor racing champion. ... Emilio Materassi (born 1898 – died September 9, 1928) was an Italian Grand Prix motor racing driver. ... Felice Nazzaro at the 1910 American Grand Prix Felice Nazzaro (Turin, Italy, 1881 - March 21, 1940) was an Italian racecar driver. ... Guy Moll (28 May 1910 - 15 August 1934) was an Algerian racing driver, who was killed in a crash at Pescara driving an Alfa Romeo for Scuderia Ferrari. ... Hellé Nice, born December 15, 1900 - died October 1, 1984, was a French model, dancer, and a Grand Prix motor racing driver. ... Nuvolaris statue in front of PalaLottomatica in Rome. ... Kay Petre, born May 10, 1903 - died August 10, 1994, was an early motor racing star. ... Charles Pozzi, born August 27, 1909 – died February 28, 2001, was a French Grand Prix motor racing driver who participated in one Formula One race in the year of its inception. ... Baron Philippe de Rothschild (13 April 1902 - 20 January 1988) was a member of the Rothschild banking dynasty who became a Grand Prix race-car driver, a scriptwriter, a theatrical producer, a poet, and the most successful wine grower in the world. ... Bernd Rosemeyer (born October 14, 1909 in Lingen, Lower Saxony, Germany – died January 28, 1938 on the Frankfurt/Darmstadt Autobahn) was a German racing driver. ... Richard John Beattie Dick Seaman (born February 3, 1913 in Chichester, Sussex, England - died June 25, 1939 Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium), was the greatest pre-war Grand Prix driver from Britain and famously drove for the Mercedes Benz team from 1937-1939 in the W125 car having been personally selected by... Portrait of Sir Henry Segrave (ca. ... Raymond Sommer (born August 31, 1906, Mouzon, in the Ardennes département of France - died September 10, 1950) was a Grand Prix motor racing driver. ... Whitney Straight at Brooklands racetrack Whitney Willard Straight (CBE, MC, DFC November 6, 1912 - April 5, 1979) was a Grand Prix motor racing driver, aviator, businessman, and a member of the prominent Whitney family of the United States. ... Hans Stuck (sometimes called Hans Stuck von Villiez) (born December 27, 1900 - died February 9, 1978) was a German auto racing driver. ... Ferenc Szisz (September 20, 1873–February 21, 1944), was a French race car driver and the winner of the first Grand Prix motor racing event. ... Achille Varzi, born August 8, 1904 – died July 1, 1948, was an Italian Grand Prix motor racing champion. ... Emilio Villoresi, born 1914 - died June 20, 1939, was an Italian Grand Prix motor racing driver. ...


'Running like a grand prix', when a car runs super fast, which actually is way of saying "running like a car in Grand Prix".

  • Luigi Villoresi - Italy
  • William Grover-Williams - France
  • Jean-Pierre Wimille - France

Luigi Villoresi, born May 16, 1909 - died August 23, 1997, was an Italian Grand Prix motor racing driver who continued racing on the Formula One circuit at the time of its inception. ... Charles Frederick William Grover-Williams (16 January 1903 – 18 March 1945), was a Grand Prix motor racing driver and war hero. ... Jean-Pierre Wimille (February 26, 1908 - January 28, 1949) was a Grand Prix motor racing driver. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b Rendall, Ivan (1995). The Chequered Flag. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, pp.10. ISBN 0-297-83550-5. 
  2. ^ Rendall, Ivan (1995). The Chequered Flag. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, pp.12. ISBN 0-297-83550-5. 
  3. ^ a b c Rendall, Ivan (1995). The Chequered Flag. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, pp.26. ISBN 0-297-83550-5. 
  4. ^ Rendall, Ivan (1995). The Chequered Flag. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, pp.356. ISBN 0-297-83550-5. 
  5. ^ Etzrodt, Hans. Grand Prix Winners 1895-1949. The Golden Age. Retrieved on 2007-04-03.

Year 2007 (MMVII) is now the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Grandprix-Live.com - Covers all the major Grand Prix motorsport championships, including Formula One, MotoGP, Nascar, IRL, WSBK, WRC Rally and many more.
  • Grand Prix History - The Story of the Grand Prix

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