Swiss Grand Prix

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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

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.

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 Prix[change | change source]

Repeat winners (drivers)[change | change source]

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.

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

Repeat winners (constructors)[change | change source]

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

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

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)[change | change source]

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.

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

Year by year[change | change source]

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 Germany Hans Stuck Auto Union Bremgarten Report
1935 Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Bremgarten Report
1936 Germany Bernd Rosemeyer Auto Union Report
1937 Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
1938 Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
1939 Germany Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz Report
1940

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

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

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