Danish Grand Prix

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Danish Grand Prix
Jyllands-Ringen
Race information
Circuit length 2.300 km (1.429 mi)
Number of times held 13
First held 1960
Last held 1995
Most wins (drivers) Denmark Jac Nelleman (4)
Most wins (constructors) United Kingdom Cooper (3)
Last race (1995)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap

The Danish Grand Prix was an open-wheel racing car motor race, sometimes held for Formula One. Last held for Formula One cars in 1962, the race is now defunct.

The Danish Grand Prix was held at the Roskilde Ring circuit near Roskilde. By standards of the era, the circuit was very small, at just three quarters of a mile for the lap. Formula One cars were completing the lap in just over 42 seconds. The circuit ultimately limited the growth potential of the race, and the event was not considered to be added to the World Drivers Championship, but during its relatively short life in the 1960s it did stage some memorable races.

Unusually for the time, the Grand Prix was actually decided over a series of heats, either four or three in number. The original race in 1960 was a Formula 2 race won by Jack Brabham in a Cooper-Climax.[1] The meeting was marred though by the death of emerging New Zealander George Lawton.[1] The following year the race was upgraded to Formula One regulations and Stirling Moss took the win for the UDT Laystall Racing Team in a Lotus-Climax. Brabham returned to the top of the podium in 1962 running his own team driving a Lotus-Climax.

Winners of the Danish Grand Prix[edit]

Year Driver Constructor Location Formula Report
1960 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax Roskilde Ring Formula 2 Report
1961 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax Roskilde Ring Formula 1 Report
1962 Australia Jack Brabham Lotus-Climax Roskilde Ring Formula 1 Report
1963 United States Peter Revson Cooper-BMC Roskilde Ring Formula Junior Report
1964 Denmark Hartvig Conradsen Cooper-BMC Roskilde Ring Formula Junior Report
1965 West Germany Kurt Ahrens Jr. Brabham-Ford Roskilde Ring Formula 3 Report
1968 Sweden Ingvar Pettersson Tecno-Ford Roskilde Ring Formula 3 Report
1973 United States Randy Lewis Brabham-Ford Roskilde Ring Formula 3 Report
1974 Denmark Jac Nelleman GRD-Ford Jyllandsringen Formula 3 Report
1975 Denmark Jac Nelleman GRD-Ford Jyllandsringen Formula 3 Report
1976 Denmark Jac Nelleman Van Diemen-Toyota Jyllandsringen Formula 3 Report
1977 Denmark Jac Nelleman Chevron-Toyota Jyllandsringen Formula 3 Report
1995 Finland Toni Teittinen Reynard-Mugen-Honda Jyllandsringen Formula 3 Report
Finland Toni Teittinen Reynard-Mugen-Honda

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Formula 2 1960 – Danmarks GP". F2 Register. Retrieved 27 April 2011.