Swiss Grand Prix

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Flag of Switzerland.svg Swiss Grand Prix
Circuit de Dijon-Prenois (France)
Circuit Dijon-Prenois.png
Track information
Laps 80
Circuit length 3.800 km
Race length 304.000 km
Lap record (qualifying) 1:01.380 (1982)
France Alain Prost
France Renault
Lap record (race) 1:07.477 (1982)
France Alain Prost
France Renault

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[change | change source]

Multiple winners (drivers)[change | change source]

Wins Driver Years won
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1951, 1954

Multiple winners (constructors)[change | change source]

Wins Constructor Years won
2 Italy Alfa Romeo 1950, 1951
Italy Ferrari 1952, 1953

By year[change | change source]

Year Race title Driver Constructor Track
1950 Großer Preis der Schweiz Italy Nino Farina Italy Alfa Romeo Circuit Bremgarten
1951 Großer Preis der Schweiz Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Alfa Romeo Circuit Bremgarten
1952 Großer Preis der Schweiz Italy Piero Taruffi Italy Ferrari Circuit Bremgarten
1953 Großer Preis der Schweiz Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari Circuit Bremgarten
1954 Großer Preis der Schweiz Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Germany Mercedes Circuit Bremgarten
1955
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1981
Not held
1982 Großer Preis der Schweiz Finland Keke Rosberg United Kingdom Williams-Ford Cosworth Circuit de Dijon-Prenois (France)