Luxembourg Grand Prix facts for kids
|Circuit length||4.556 km (2.83 mi)|
|Race length||305.252 km (189.66 mi)|
|Number of times held||6|
|Most wins (drivers)||No repeat winners|
|Most wins (constructors)|| Cooper (2)
|Last race (1998):|
|Pole position|| Michael Schumacher
|Podium||1. M. Häkkinen
2. M. Schumacher
3. D. Coulthard
|Fastest lap|| Mika Häkkinen
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
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.
|1997||Jacques Villeneuve||Williams-Renault||Nürburgring GP-Strecke||Report|
|1998||ITV||Murray Walker||Martin Brundle|
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