Swiss Grand Prix facts for kids
|Circuit length||3.800 km|
|Race length||304.000 km|
|Number of times held||16|
|First held||1934, First F1-1950|
|Most wins (drivers)||Rudolf Caracciola (3)|
|Most wins (constructors)||Mercedes-Benz (5)|
|Last race (1982):|
|Pole position|| Alain Prost
|Podium||1. Keke Rosberg
2. Alain Prost
3. Niki Lauda
|Fastest lap|| Alain Prost
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
|1982||Keke Rosberg||Williams-Ford||Dijon (France)|
|1975||Clay Regazzoni||Ferrari||Dijon (France)|
|1954||Juan Manuel Fangio||Mercedes||Bremgarten|
|1951||Juan Manuel Fangio||Alfa Romeo||Bremgarten|
|1950||Nino Farina||Alfa Romeo||Bremgarten|
|1948||Carlo Felice Trossi||Alfa Romeo||Bremgarten|
|1947||Jean-Pierre Wimille||Alfa Romeo||Bremgarten|
|1936||Bernd Rosemeyer||Auto Union||Bremgarten|
|1934||Hans Stuck||Auto Union||Bremgarten|
Event that were not part of the Formula One World Championship have a pink background.
Event that were part of the pre-war European Championship have a cream background.
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