Luxembourg Grand Prix

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Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg Grand Prix
Nürburgring (Germany)
Circuit Nürburgring-1985-GP.svg
Race information
Laps 67
Circuit length 4.556 km (2.83 mi)
Race length 305.252 km (189.66 mi)
Number of times held 6
First held 1949
Last held 1998
Most wins (drivers) No repeat winners                   
Most wins (constructors) United Kingdom Cooper (2)
Italy Ferrari (2)
Last race (1998):
Pole position Germany Michael Schumacher
Ferrari
1:18.561
Podium 1. Finland M. Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
1:32:14.789
2. Germany M. Schumacher
Ferrari
+2.211s
3. United Kingdom D. Coulthard
McLaren-Mercedes
+34.163s
Fastest lap Finland Mika Häkkinen
McLaren-Mercedes
1:20.450

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.

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 GP-Strecke
1997 Canada Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault
1996

1953
Not held
1952 United Kingdom Les Leston[1] Cooper-Norton Findel
1951 United Kingdom Alan Brown[2] Cooper-Norton
1950 Italy Alberto Ascari[3] Ferrari
1949 Italy Luigi Villoresi[4] Ferrari

Broadcasting[change | change source]

United Kingdom[change | change source]

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

References[change | change source]

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