European Grand Prix

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European Grand Prix

Formula One event that was reintroduced during the mid-1980s and was held regularly from 1999 until 2012 add

Category: Auto racing

Activity starting in 1920.

Countries: (40%), United States (9%), United Kingdom (9%)

Main connections: Formula One, British Grand Prix, Belgian Grand Prix

Linked to: Cosworth, McLaren, Bugatti, Brabham

 

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1920

It received the title three times in the 1920s add something


1923

The first race to receive the title was the Italian Grand Prix, in 1923, and it was followed by the French Grand Prix and Belgian Grand Prix add something

 

Grand Prix motor racing - At the time, the Germans engineered unique race vehicles as seen in the photo here with the Benz aerodynamic "teardrop" body introduced at the 1923 European Grand Prix at Monza by Karl Benz

 

Grand Prix motor racing - However, discussion centered around the increased interest in racing by manufacturers and holding the first European Grand Prix at Monza in 1923

 

Italian Grand Prix - It was designated the European Grand Prix seven times between 1923 and 1967, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one grand prix race in Europe


1924

Albert Divo - Driving for Delage, in 1924 he finished second behind Giuseppe Campari in the European Grand Prix at Lyon


1925

Belgian Grand Prix - The Belgian Grand Prix was designated the European Grand Prix six times between 1925 and 1973, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one grand prix race in Europe


1929

After a hiatus in 1929, Spa received the last honorific title of the pre-WWII years, in 1930 add something


1947

The title was revived by the &FIA (Fédération_Internationale_de_l'Automobile) after World War II, and was first given to the Belgian Grand Prix in 1947, and was distributed across several countries until the 1977 British Grand Prix, the last race to receive the honorific title add something


1948

Swiss Grand Prix - The first pre-war race was won by Frenchman Jean-Pierre Wimille, and in 1948 it was designated the European Grand Prix, in a time when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one grand prix race in Europe


1950

British Grand Prix - It was designated the European Grand Prix five times between 1950 and 1977, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one Grand Prix race in Europe


1952

All post-war honorific European Grands Prix were Formula One races except for the 1952 event, which was run to Formula Two regulations add something

 

Dutch Grand Prix - It was a part of the World Championship from 1952, and designated the European Grand Prix twice, 1962 and 1976, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one grand prix race in Europe


1954

German Grand Prix - It was designated the European Grand Prix four times between 1954 and 1974, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one grand prix race in Europe


1955

Monaco Grand Prix - It was designated the European Grand Prix two times, 1955 and 1963, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one Grand Prix race in Europe


1975

Austrian Grand Prix - The Austrian was designated the European Grand Prix once, 1975, when this title was an honorary designation given each year to one grand prix race in Europe


1983

In 1983, the Formula One schedule originally featured a race near Flushing Meadows Park in New York add something


1984

Brands Hatch was unable to host the European Grand Prix in 1984, as it was hosting the British Grand Prix in even numbered years so the European GP went to a redesigned and shorter Nürburgring circuit in 1984 add something


1985

Brands Hatch returned to host the European Grand Prix in 1985, but the race was replaced in 1986 by the Hungarian Grand Prix add something


1990

In 1990, a wealthy Japanese businessman, Tomonori Tsurumaki, built an extravagant race track called Nippon Autopolis with the idea of hosting a Formula One race add something


1992

In 1992, plans were made to have an Asian Grand Prix in 1993 to replace the Mexican Grand Prix on the schedule add something


1993

The race was the brainchild of Tom Wheatcroft, who had been trying to bring F1 to the track since an abortive attempt to host the British Grand Prix in 1988 add something


1995

Marc Gene - It was a difficult year; however, after several ninth places and an eighth, he managed to score his first point, and Minardi's first since 1995, with a sixth place at the European Grand Prix, while his team-mate Luca Badoer broke down in tears after his car's gearbox failed and denied the Italian his first points finish in Formula One, as he was running in fourth place with 13 laps to go


1996

Because of this it hosted the race again in 1996, but after complaints that no other countries were to get the race, the Nürburgring race was renamed the Luxembourg Grand Prix add something


1997

Jerez got the race back in 1997 as a replacement for the Portuguese Grand Prix add something


1998

In 1998, the European Grand Prix was dropped from the schedule, but returned in 1999 when the race at Nürburgring re-adopted the European Grand Prix name add something


1999

The 1999 race was notable for the torrential rain conditions which saw many experienced drivers slide off the circuit, presenting Johnny Herbert with the opportunity to take Stewart Grand Prix's first victory in its final season before being sold to Ford add something


2000

Marc Gene - His team-mate in 2000 was Argentina's Gastón Mazzacane, who achieved a best finish of eighth, at the European Grand Prix


2004

Formula BMW - Since 2004, the ADAC championship has included a support event for the European Grand Prix at the Nürburgring


2005

Christian Klien - With both Klien and Liuzzi signed to race for the Red Bull team in 2005, Red Bull announced that Liuzzi would be racing at the next 4 rounds in San Marino, Spain, Monaco and the European Grands Prix instead of Klien


2006

On August 29, 2006 it was announced that it had been removed from the F1 calendar for the 2007 season add something


2007

However, what the name of this Grand Prix would be was uncertain for a time; while originally intended to be the German Grand Prix from 2007, the Nürburgring race of 2007 was renamed "Großer Preis von Europa" due to a dispute over the ownership of the title "German Grand Prix" add something

 

The race continued to be held at the Nürburgring until 2007 add something


2008

The most recent host venue for this event was Valencia, Spain, hosting the race from 2008 until 2012 add something


2009

During the 2009 event, Valencia signed a deal for a further 5 races, which puts Valencia on the calendar until 2014 add something


2012

In March 2012, it was announced that the European Grand Prix would be discontinued in 2013, with the Spanish Grand Prix alternating between Barcelona and Valencia add something


2013

However, Barcelona retained the race in 2013 and 2014, and the Valencia circuit was removed from the calendar add something


2016

In 2016 the race will return, being run on a street circuit in Baku, Azerbaijan add something

 

The European Grand Prix will return to the Formula One World Championship in 2016, being held on the Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan add something

 

Formula One - One new race is currently planned for 2016, the Baku European Grand Prix in Azerbaijan


2017

This means that the European Grand Prix would be discontinued starting in 2017 add something