Luxembourg Grand Prix

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Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg Grand Prix
Nürburgring (Germany)
Nurburgring 1995.jpg
Race information
Laps 67
Circuit length 4.556 km (2.83 mi)
Race length 305.252 km (189.66 mi)
Number of times held 2
First held 1997
Last held 1998
Most wins (drivers) no repeat winners
Most wins (constructors) no repeat winners
Last race (1998):
Pole position Germany Michael Schumacher
Podium 1. Finland Mika Häkkinen
2. Germany Michael Schumacher
3. United Kingdom David Coulthard
Fastest lap Finland Mika Häkkinen

The Luxembourg Grand Prix (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.

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 Prix[change | change source]

Year Driver Constructor Location
1998 Finland Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Nürburgring
1997 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault Nürburgring

Broadcasting[change | change source]

United Kingdom[change | change source]

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