Luxembourg Grand Prix
|Luxembourg Grand Prix|
|Circuit length km||4.556|
|Circuit length mi|
|Race length km||305.252|
|Race length mi|
|Most wins driver||Alberto Ascari|
|Most wins constructor|| Cooper (2) |
|Pole driver||Michael Schumacher|
|Fastest lap driver||Mika Häkkinen|
|Fastest lap team||McLaren-Mercedes|
The FIA rulings for Formula One stipulate that no country be allowed more than one race. However the FIA have got around this ruling in the past by having Grands Prix under another name. And so it was that the Luxembourg Grand Prix(Großer Preis von Luxemburg) came about. After unease of the Nürburgring seemingly being given a monopoly for title of the European Grand Prix, and also due to Spain hosting a second race, for 1997 the FIA decided to rename it as the 'Luxembourg Grand Prix', though the border of Luxembourg lies approximately 50 miles away from the track. The 'European Grand Prix' that year was hosted at Jerez in Spain for the 17th and final grand prix of the season. The 1998 race was also known as the Luxembourg GP despite no European Gp taking place.
results: 1997 Luxembourg Grand Prix
For a long time it looked as if Mika Häkkinen would take his first F1 win as he pulled away at the front from his McLaren teammate David Coulthard. However in the space of one lap both McLarens had pulled out of the race with blown engines allowing Villeneuve to move close to an eventual World Championship. Michael Schumacher's race was over by the end of the first lap after brother Ralf Schumacher collided with his teammate at the first corner and caused fatal suspension damage to the Ferrari.
results: 1998 Luxembourg Grand Prix
Winner of the Luxembourg Grand Prix
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