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Luxembourg Grand Prix

Circuit Nürburgring.png
Luxembourg Grand Prix
Flag 22px-Flag of Luxembourg.png
Circuit Nürburgring (Germany)
Laps 67
Circuit length km 4.556
Circuit length mi
Race length km 305.252
Race length mi
Most wins driver 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari

(1)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Alan Brown (1)
22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen (1)
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Les Leston (1)
22px-Flag of the Canada.png Jacques Villeneuve (1)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luigi Villoresi (1)

Most wins constructor 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Cooper (2)
3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari (2)
Current year 1998
Winner 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen
Winning team 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes
Winning time 1:32:14.789
Pole driver 22px-Flag of Germany.png Michael Schumacher
Pole team 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari
Pole time 1:18.561
Fastest lap driver 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen
Fastest lap team 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png McLaren-Mercedes
Fastest lap 1:20.450


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.

History

1997

results: 1997 Luxembourg Grand Prix

As it was, the Luxembourg Grand Prix provided a moment in history, as Renault powered cars took the first four places at the finish with Jacques Villeneuve (Williams-Renault) taking first place.

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.

1998

results: 1998 Luxembourg Grand Prix

Winner of the Luxembourg Grand Prix

Events which were not part of the Formula One World Championship are indicated by a light gray background.

Year Driver Constructor Location Report
1998 22px-Flag of Finland.png Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Nürburgring Report
1997 22px-Flag of the Canada.png Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault Nürburgring Report
1952 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Les Leston Cooper Findel Report
1951 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Alan Brown Cooper-Norton Findel Report
1950 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari Ferrari Findel Report
1949 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luigi Villoresi Ferrari Findel Report



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