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Luxembourg Grand Prix

Luxembourg Grand Prix
Nürburgring (Germany)
Race information
Number of times held 6
First held 1949
Last held 1998
Most wins (drivers) No repeat winners                   
Most wins (constructors) Cooper (2)
Ferrari (2)
Circuit length 4.556 km (2.83 mi)
Race length 305.252 km (189.66 mi)
Laps 67
Last race (1998)
Pole position
Fastest lap

The Luxembourg Grand Prix (Großer Preis von Luxemburg) was the name given to two races of the FIA Formula One World Championship, held in 1997 and 1998. The FIA rulings for Formula One stipulate that no country be allowed more than one race. However, the FIA has got around this ruling in the past by running Grands Prix under another name; although the Imola circuit is not in San Marino, races held there have been run under the title of the San Marino Grand Prix as the circuit is nearby.

In 1997, there were two Grands Prix in Spain and two in Germany. 1999 on, the Nürburgring hosted its race under the title of the European Grand Prix. From 2008–2012 it was no longer called "The European Grand Prix" as it was replaced by the race being held at the Valencia Street Circuit, returning to its main title "The German Grand Prix".


  • History 1
    • 1997 1.1
    • 1998 1.2
  • Winners of the Luxembourg Grand Prix 2
  • References 3



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. The race was also Villeneuve's final F1 victory.

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 team-mate 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 team-mate at the first corner causing suspension damage and retirement to the Ferrari.


results: 1998 Luxembourg Grand Prix

1998 saw Mika Häkkinen gain revenge for his engine failure at the previous race by taking victory at this one, with Michael Schumacher second despite qualifying on pole, and team-mate Coulthard third. Häkkinen went on to win the World Championship in the final race at Suzuka; interestingly, this means that every winner of the Luxembourg GP went on to win that year's World Championship.

Winners of the Luxembourg Grand Prix

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

Year Driver Constructor Location Report
1998 Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Nürburgring GP-Strecke Report
1997 Jacques Villeneuve Williams-Renault Report

Not held
1952 Les Leston[1] Cooper Findel Report
1951 Alan Brown[2] Cooper-Norton Report
1950 Alberto Ascari[3] Ferrari Report
1949 Luigi Villoresi[4] Ferrari Report


  1. ^ "500cc Formula 3 Results (All Others)". 500 Owners Association. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  2. ^ "Amicale de la Voiture Historique" (in French). Automobile Club du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg. Retrieved 2008-03-13. 
  3. ^ "Non Championship Races 1950". World Sports Racing Prototypes. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
  4. ^ "Villoresi, Luigi". Autocourse Grand Prix Archive. Archived from the original on 2007-12-21. Retrieved 2008-03-17. 
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