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Grand Prix motor racing

Knowledge Identifier: !Grand_Prix_motor_racing


Grand Prix motor racing

Name of the prizes awarded for the lesser classes add

Category: Auto racing

Activity starting in 1886.

Countries: (23%), France (14%), Italy (13%)

Main connections: Formula One, Nico Rosberg, Tyrrell Racing

Linked to: Panhard, Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, Bugatti, Delage




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The first motoring contest took place on July 22, 1894 and was organised by Le Petit Journal, a Parisian newspaper add something


In 1900, James Gordon Bennett, Jr., the owner of the "New York Herald" newspaper and the "International Herald Tribune", established the Gordon Bennett Cup add something


Racing within the city of Pau dates from 1900 when the first edition of the "Circuit du Sud-Ouest" was run in the city add something


Some anglophone sources wrongly list a race called the "Pau Grand Prix" in 1901 add something


Tim Birkin - Pau had some Grand Prix traditions, as the town held the honour of arranging the first race ever to be called a Grand Prix back in 1901


There were two discrete events, the 140 km "Course des touristes" from Pau-Peyrehorade-Pau and the second edition of the "Circuit du Sud-Ouest" on 17 February 1901 around a course on the city outskirts add something


This may stem from a mistranslation of the contemporary French sources such as the magazine "La France Auto" of March 1901 add something


"La France Automobile", March 1901 reports the results for the 'Semaine de Pau' add something


The driving force behind the decision to race on a circuit - as opposed to racing on ordinary roads from town to town - was the Paris to Madrid road race of 1903 add something


In 1904, many national motor clubs banded together to form the Association Internationale des Automobile Clubs Reconnus add something


In the United States, William Kissam Vanderbilt II launched the Vanderbilt Cup at Long Island, New York in 1904 add something


This was true of the Le Mans circuit of the 1906 "Grand Prix", as well as the "Targa Florio" , the German "Kaiserpreis" circuit in the Taunus mountains, and the French circuit at Dieppe , used for the 1907 Grand Prix add something


Renault - Although Louis Renault never raced again, his company remained very involved, including Ferenc Szisz winning the first Grand Prix motor racing event in a Renault AK 90CV in 1906


The exceptions were the steeply banked egg-shaped near oval of Brooklands in England, completed in 1907, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, first used in 1909 with the first Indianapolis 500-Mile Race in 1911, and the Autodromo Nazionale Monza, in Italy, opened in 1922 add something


Fred Offenhauser - Offenhauser began working in the shop of Harry Arminius Miller in 1913 at age 25, when the state of the art double overhead cam, four valve per cylinder Peugeot Grand Prix car, an engine design which would be contemporary even today, won the Indianapolis 500


Harry Miller (auto racing) - Inspired by a Peugeot Grand Prix engine which had been serviced in his shop by Fred Offenhauser in 1914, it had 4 cylinders, dual overhead camshafts and 4 valves per cylinder


A further historic confusion arose in the early 1920s when the Automobile Club de France attempted to pull off a retrospective political trick by numbering and renaming the major races held in France before the 1906 French Grand Prix as being Grands Prix de l'Automobile Club de France, despite their running pre-dating the formation of the Club add something


Alberto Ascari - Born in Milan, Ascari was the son of Antonio Ascari, a talented Grand Prix motor racing star in the 1920s, racing Alfa Romeos


Indianapolis 500 - In the early 1920s, Miller built his own 3,0 litre engine, inspired by the Peugeot Grand Prix engine which had been serviced in his shop by Fred Offenhauser in 1914, installing it in Jimmy Murphy's Duesenberg and allowing him to win the 1922 edition of the race


The first Grande Épreuve outside of France was the 1921 Italian Grand Prix held at Brescia add something


Belgian Grand Prix - To accommodate Grand Prix motor racing, the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps race course was built in 1921 but it was only used for motorcycle racing until 1924


Italian Grand Prix - Motor racing has always been extremely popular in Italy, the first Italian Grand Prix motor racing championship took place on 4 September 1921 at a 10,7 mile circuit near Brescia


In 1922 the Commission Sportive Internationale was empowered on behalf of AIACR to regulate Grand Prix racing and other forms of international racing add something


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 add something


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


As early as October 1923, the idea of an automobile championship was discussed at the annual autumn conference of the AIACR in Paris add something


From 1925 onwards, the AIACR and later the &FIA (Fédération_Internationale_de_l'Automobile) organised World and European Championships for Grand Prix manufacturers, drivers and constructors: add something


The first World Championship took place in 1925, but it was for manufacturers only, consisting of four races of at least in length add something


Tim Birkin - Back in 1925 the energetic motor sports enthusiast Eugène Azemar, who was involved with the Tourist Board in Saint-Gaudens in southern France, succeeded in persuading the Automobile Club du Midi to arrange a Grand Prix race in the region


Louis Chiron - Competing in France, in 1926 he won his first local race, taking the Grand Prix de Comminges at Saint-Gaudens near the city of Toulouse


From 1927 to 1934, the number of races considered to have Grand Prix status exploded, jumping from five events in 1927, to nine events in 1929, to eighteen in 1934 add something


These regulations were virtually abandoned in 1928 with an era known as "Formula Libre" when race organisers decided to run their events with almost no limitations add something


Philippe de Rothschild - "Georges Philippe" made his first appearance at the 1928 Bugatti Grand Prix at Le Mans, a race solely for private Bugatti owners where he became second immediately after the winner Charles Dubonnet


Philippe de Rothschild - At the 1929 German Grand Prix, around the notorious Nürburgring Nordschleife, "Georges Philippe" was comfortably ahead of Chiron before contact with a wall caused damage to his Bugatti's axle, slowing the car and allowing Chiron to pass and take the victory


Mercedes-Benz SSK - The SSK was driven to victory in numerous races, including in 1929 the 500 Miles of Argentina, the 1929 and 1930 Cordoba Grands Prix, the 1931 Argentine Grand Prix, and, in the hands of legendary Grand Prix racing driver Rudolf Caracciola, the 1929 British Tourist Trophy race, the 1930 Irish Grand Prix, the 1931 German Grand Prix, and the 1931 Mille Miglia


In the 1930s, however, nationalism entered a new phase when the Nazis encouraged Mercedes and Auto Union to further the glory of the Reich add something


Cameron Earl - Earl was sent to Germany after World War 2 by the British Intelligence Objectives Sub-Committee to study the development of 1930s Grand Prix racing cars, and wrote an influential report about them


Tim Birkin - For the 1930 Grand Prix a triangular, Le Mans-type track outside the city was selected


Tazio Nuvolari - He was the 1932 European Champion in Grand Prix motor racing


Tazio Nuvolari - In 1932 he took two wins and a second place in the three European Championship Grands Prix, winning him the title


Guy Moll - In 1932 he was noticed by Marcel Lehoux, the owner of a large trade company in Algeria and a successful Grand Prix driver in his own right; Lehoux was convinced of Moll's talents and offered Moll his Bugatti for the Oran and Casablanca "Grands Prix"


The 1933 Monaco Grand Prix was the first time in the history of the sport that the grid was determined by timed qualifying rather than the luck of a draw add something


The ACF used this numbering in 1933, although some members of the Club dismissed it, "concerned the name of the Club was lent to the fiction simply out of a childish desire to establish their Grand Prix as the oldest race in the world add something


Tim Birkin - On 7 May 1933 he started the Tripoli Grand Prix in a new 3 L Maserati 8C owned by fellow driver Bernard Rubin, finishing third


Beginning in 1934, the Germans stopped painting their cars, allegedly after the paint had been left off a Mercedes-Benz W25 in an effort to reduce weight add something


South African Grand Prix - The "'South African Grand Prix"' was first run as a Grand Prix motor racing handicap race in 1934 at the Prince George Circuit at East London, Eastern Cape Province


A European Championship, consisting of the major Grand Prix in a number of countries was instituted for drivers in 1935, and was competed every year until the outbreak of World War II in 1939 add something


Alfa Romeo 12C - The 12C-36 made its debut in Tripoli Grand Prix 1936, and the 12C-37 in Coppa Acerbo 1937


Richard Seaman - He famously drove for the Mercedes-Benz team from 1937-1939 in the Mercedes-Benz W125 car, winning the 1938 German Grand Prix


Alfa Romeo Tipo 308 - The "'Alfa Romeo 308"' or "'8C-308"' is a Grand Prix racing car made for the 3 litre class in 1938, only four cars were produced, actually modified from Tipo C with the engine mounted lower into the chassis and a slimmer body


Alfa Romeo Tipo 308 - The car debuted at the Pau Grand Prix in 1938, two cars were entered to race, one for Tazio Nuvolari and the other for Luigi Villoresi


Alfa Romeo Tipo 316 - "'Alfa Romeo Tipo 316"', 316 or 16C-316 Grand prix car was used in Grand Prix seasons 1938 and 1939, when its was driven by Giuseppe Farina and Clemente Biondetti


Richard Seaman - Leading the 1939 Belgian Grand Prix at Circuit de Spa, Belgium-Francorchamps during a wet race, he crashed his car into a tree during lap 22


Alfa Romeo Tipo 316 - The last appearance of the car was on the primary race for the Grand Prix of Switzerland in the 1939 season, where Farina resigned after the first laps led


Gordini - In the late 1940s the company opened a workshop at the Boulevard Victor in Paris, entering into sportcar and Grand Prix races


In 1946, following World War II, only four races of Grand Prix calibre were held add something


Rules for a Grand Prix World Championship had been laid out before World War II, but it took several years afterward until 1947 when the old AIACR reorganised itself as the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile or "FIA" for short add something


Stirling Moss - Moss, who raced from 1948 to 1962, won 212 of the 529 races he entered, including 16 Formula One Grands Prix


Formula Two - This left no category below Formula A/Formula 1, so Formula Two was first formally codified in 1948 by &FIA (Fédération_Internationale_de_l'Automobile) as a smaller and cheaper complement to the Grand Prix cars of the era


Headquartered in Paris, at the end of the 1949 season it announced that for 1950 they would be linking several national Formula One Grands Prix to create a World Championship for drivers, although due to economic difficulties the years and were actually competed in Formula Two cars add something


Alta Car and Engineering Company - Crossley took GP2 to the 1949 Belgian Grand Prix, but could only manage seventh place


"Note : For 1950 onwards, see List of Formula One Grands Prix add something


Alta Car and Engineering Company - Their cars contested five FIA World Championship races between 1950 and 1952, as well as Grand Prix events prior to this


Formula Two - In fact, Formula One in its early years attracted so few entrants that in 1952 and 1953 all World Championship Grand Prix races, except the unique Indianapolis 500, were run in Formula Two.


Gioacchino Colombo - In 1953, Colombo turned to Maserati and created the 250F Grand Prix car


Audi Nuvolari quattro - Nuvolari gained 61 Grand Prix victories and died in 1953


McLaren - Bruce was a works driver for the British Formula One team Cooper with whom he had won three Grands Prix and come second in the 1960 world championship


Ronnie Peterson - After winning a number of karting titles, including two Swedish titles in 1963 and 1964, he moved on to Formula Three, where he won the Monaco Grand Prix Formula Three support race for the 1969 Grand Prix


Jean-Pierre Jarier - Jarier introduced himself to a new generation by contributing major stunt work to the film "Ronin", directed by John Frankenheimer who directed the 1966 classic, "Grand Prix"


Automobile Club de l'Ouest - The 1967 French Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on the Bugatti Circuit, Le Mans, on July 2, 1967


Tyrrell Racing - Tyrrell and Stewart ran the March-Fords throughout 1970 with mixed success, while Derek Gardner worked on the first in-house Tyrrell Grand Prix car at the woodshed in Ockham, Surrey


Tyrrell Racing - Tragedy struck on October 6, 1973, as Cevert was killed in practice for the US Grand Prix at Watkins Glen


Surtees - It was a difficult year for Surtees, as Pace left the team in mid-season, and replacement Derek Bell struggled to qualify for races, capped by Austrian driver Helmut Koinigg's fatal crash at the 1974 U.S. Grand Prix


Ronnie Peterson - After a poor 1975 season, Peterson moved back to March and scored his final victory for the team at the 1976 Italian Grand Prix


Patrick Head - In 1976 thirty-four-year-old Frank Williams decided that the time was right to start his own team and promptly set about luring Head back into Formula One. After one abortive attempt, on 8 February 1977 Williams Grand Prix Engineering was founded with Williams and Head taking seventy and thirty percent of the company respectively


Boro (Formula One) - They entered a total of eight Grands Prix between 1976 and 1977, but failed to make a lasting impression


Ronnie Peterson - In 1977, he raced for Tyrrell, driving the six-wheel Tyrrell P34B. His only podium finish was a third place at the Belgian Grand Prix


Tyrrell Racing - In 1977, the Turbo era dawned in Grand Prix racing, which was, by the mid-1980s, to render normally-aspirated-engined cars obsolete


Niki Lauda - Lauda won a third world championship in 1984 by half a point over teammate Alain Prost, due to only half points being *awarded for the shortened 1984 Monaco Grand Prix


Martin Wostenholme - Wostenholme, who resided in Oakville, Ontario, had his best results on clay; a semi-finals appearance at the Guaruja, Brazil Grand Prix event in 1988 and 1991; a quarter-finals showing in the Stuttgart Outdoor Grand Prix event in 1989; and a semi-finalist in the Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix event in 1990


Tyrrell Racing - The French-Sicilian left the next year for Ferrari, but Honda engines and Braun sponsorship in 1991 helped Stefano Modena earn a front row start at Monaco alongside Senna and a fine second place finish at the 1991 Canadian Grand Prix


Cameron Earl - Reprinted 1996 with new introduction,"Quick Silver : B. I. O. S. Report No. 1755 : Investigation into the Development of German Grand Prix Racing Cars Between 1934 and 1939 " HMSO, reprint edition, 1996


Rory Byrne - Since joining Ferrari in 1997 Byrne-designed cars have won over seventy Grands Prix, seven constructors' titles and six drivers' titles


Patrick Head - For 27 years from Head was technical director at Williams Grand Prix Engineering, and responsible for many innovations within Formula One. Head oversaw the design and construction of Williams cars until May 2004 when his role was handed over to Sam Michael


Derek Warwick - In 2005 and 2006 he raced in the inaugural season of the Grand Prix Masters formula for retired Formula One drivers


Nico Rosberg - Offered a place on the Aeronautical Engineering course at Imperial College London; Rosberg declined and in 2005 joined the ART Grand Prix team in the newly created GP2 Series


Nico Rosberg - Rosberg did get into the points for the second time in the 2006 season at the European Grand Prix, benefiting from the hydraulic failure of his teammate


Nico Rosberg - The rest of the 2006 season went less well for Rosberg; he retired in four of the next seven Grand Prix, and in the ones he did finish he was outside the points


Nico Rosberg - He suffered only three retirements during 2007; hydraulic failure 14 laps from home in Malaysia and an oil leak at the US Grand Prix five laps from the finish , where he was on course for sixth place


Nico Rosberg - In 2007, Rosberg finished in the points seven times, including a career best fourth at the season-ending Brazilian Grand Prix


Patrick Head - In April 2007 the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport reported that a court in Bologna had concluded that a technical failure was responsible for Ayrton Senna's fatal accident at the San Marino Grand Prix in 1994


Niki Lauda - He was, however, rapped for calling Robert Kubica a "polack" on air in May 2010 at the Monaco Grand Prix


Derek Warwick - In 2011, Warwick served as the fourth steward for the 2011 Turkish Grand Prix


Dietrich Mateschitz - Although Mateschitz had stated that there were no plans for it to return to the Formula 1 calendar, in December 2012, Red Bull notified the FIA they would be open to hosting a Grand Prix


Dietrich Mateschitz - At the 2013 Indian Grand Prix, Vettel sealed the Drivers championship title, and in doing so, won the Constructors championship for Red Bull Racing


Dietrich Mateschitz - In July 2013, Red Bull announced that the Austrian Grand Prix will return as a round of the Formula One World Championship in 2014


Ferrari appeared at the second World Championship race, in Monaco, and has the distinction of being the only manufacturer to compete throughout the entire history of the World Championship, still competing in 2014 add something


Ferrari appeared at the second World Championship race, in Monaco, and has the distinction of being the only manufacturer to compete throughout the entire history of the World Championship, still competing in 2015 add something


Ferrari appeared at the second World Championship race, in Monaco, and has the distinction of being the only manufacturer to compete throughout the entire history of the World Championship, still competing in 2016 add something


Nico Rosberg - Nico's Season began with a front row start and victory in the 2016 Australian Grand Prix giving him the lead of the world championship for the first time since 2014


Zeltweg - On American television, in 2016 or 2017, I watched the broadcast of the Austrian F-1 Grand Prix held at Zeltweg , on a track that had been updated and revised, but still incorporated many of the same elements as the original track when I photographed the 1971 championship race, like the climb up the hill after coming down the front straight away / pit area


Ferrari appeared at the second World Championship race, in Monaco, and has the distinction of being the only manufacturer to compete throughout the entire history of the World Championship, still competing in 2017 add something


Ferrari appeared at the second World Championship race, in Monaco, and has the distinction of being the only manufacturer to compete throughout the entire history of the World Championship, still competing in 2018 add something