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Swiss Grand Prix

Circuit Dijon-Prenois.png
Swiss Grand Prix
Circuit 22px-Flag of France.png Dijon-Prenois (France)
Laps 80
Circuit length km 3.800
Race length km 304.000
Most wins driver 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio (2)
Most wins constructor 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Ferrari (2)
Current year 1982
Winner 22px-Flag of Finland.png Keke Rosberg
Winning team 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Williams-Ford
Winning time 1:32:41.087
Pole driver 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost
Pole team 22px-Flag of France.png Renault
Pole time 1:01.380
Fastest lap driver 22px-Flag of France.png Alain Prost
Fastest lap team 22px-Flag of France.png Renault
Fastest lap 1:07.477


The Swiss Grand Prix was the premier auto race of Switzerland. In its later years it was a Formula One race.

Grand Prix motor racing came to Switzerland in 1934, to the Bremgarten circuit, located 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, after which motor racing was banned by the Swiss government as an unsafe spectator sport following the death of 80 people at the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The Swiss Grand Prix returned in 1975 as a non-Championship Grand Prix just across the border, at the Dijon-Prenois circuit, France. The next, and last, Swiss Grand Prix was a round of the Formula One World Championship in 1982, also held at Dijon.

On June 6, 2007 Swiss Parliament voted to lift the ban of circuit racing in Switzerland, 97 in favor and 77 opposed. However, the legislation was subsequently not ratified by the Swiss Council of States (the Senat) and the ban is now highly unlikely to actually be lifted.

Winners of the Swiss Grand Prix

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

A yellow background indicates an event which was part of the pre-war European Championship.

Year Driver Constructor Location Report
1982 22px-Flag of Finland.png Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford Dijon (France) Report
1981
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1976
Not held
1975 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Clay Regazzoni Ferrari Dijon (France) Report
1974
-
1955
Not held
1954 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes-Benz Bremgarten Report
1953 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari Ferrari Bremgarten Report
1952 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Piero Taruffi Ferrari Bremgarten Report
1951 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo Bremgarten Report
1950 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Nino Farina Alfa Romeo Bremgarten Report
1949 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari Ferrari Bremgarten Report
1948 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Carlo Felice Trossi Alfa Romeo Bremgarten Report
1947 22px-Flag of France.png Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo Bremgarten Report
1946
-
1940
Not held
1939 22px-Flag of Germany.png Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz Bremgarten Report
1938 22px-Flag of Germany.png Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Bremgarten Report
1937 22px-Flag of Germany.png Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Bremgarten Report
1936 22px-Flag of Germany.png Bernd Rosemeyer Auto Union Bremgarten Report
1935 22px-Flag of Germany.png Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Bremgarten Report
1934 22px-Flag of Germany.png Hans Stuck Auto Union Bremgarten Report



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German | European| Hungarian | Turkish | Italian | Belgian | Japanese | Chinese | Brazilian

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Pacific | Pescara | Portuguese | San Marino | South African | Swedish | Swiss | USA East | USA West

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