Talk:Grand Prix motor racing

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Merge with F1[edit]

Can't help but notice that besides this article on Grand Prix motor racing there is one on Formula one. Is a merge in order?Gzuckier 22:04, 17 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Indulging in Necromancy to answer this - Formula One is only one kind of Grand Prix motor racing. This article has a wider remit, majoring on pre-WWII (and therefore pre-F1) Grand Prix racing. 4u1e 15:45, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

Malcolm Campbell[edit]

When did Malcolm Campbell race in GP? Did I miss something? --squadfifteen, 17/10/05

Class B[edit]

Assessed as Class B - seems like good content, but no inline citations. 4u1e 15:45, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

No mention of 1931 and '32 European Champions[edit]

There's no mention of the 1931 and 1932 AIACR European Champions, while there is of the 1934-1939 Champions. I reckon this should be added. Lustigson 19:48, 21 August 2007 (UTC)

Nomenclature[edit]

The post-WWII section seems to speak exclusively of F1, but where does that leave other series that refer to their races as Grands Prix? Champ Car World Series races such as the San Jose Grand Prix or Grand Prix of Cleveland come to mind. I'm sure GP2 and A1GP do this as well. Is there a piece of information I'm missing? Mustang6172 07:24, 18 October 2007 (UTC)

Import Rating[edit]

As the direct predecessor to modern Formula One Grand Prix racing, I rated the article as highly important to motorsports history. It could possibly even merit a Top rating, if others support the notion. --Chr.K. 20:34, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

After five minutes of deliberation, I've decided to make it just that, regardless; the avatar image on the "cover" of the Motorsports History taskforce tag is a freakin' Grand Prix car to begin with. --Chr.K. 20:39, 4 December 2007 (UTC)

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Racecourse Development[edit]

In the article we have the following text:

"In 1922, Italy became the first country outside France to host an automobile race using the name Grand Prix (or Gran Premio), run at Monza."

This is not true. Whilst not a Grande Épreuve, the American Grand Prize first ran in 1908. See the articles 1908 Grand Prix season and United States Grand Prix for evidence, along with citations.

Grand Prize has the same meaning as Grand Prix and Gran Premio, so I am going to be bold and modify this sentence in the article Paddyslacker (talk) 03:24, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Other Series[edit]

Grand Prix motorsport racing isn't Formula One only. Champ Car and Indy Car and other series use this term too. I think that the article must be completed with this series. They are very important series of motorsport. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 79.220.149.150 (talk) 10:24, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

The main focus of this article is Grand Prix motor racing before the introduction of Formula One. And while I agree that Champ Car and IndyCar are important series, and that the names of their races include the term "Grand Prix", I don't think they are/were referred to as "Grand Prix racing" in the way that Formula One sometimes is. DH85868993 (talk) 12:22, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

Could someone please add the proper pronunciation? (I know what it is but I'm not familiar enough with phonetic spelling to do so.) Just to make clear it's not pronounced as 'grand pricks'... The Seventh Taylor (talk) 07:07, 23 September 2012 (UTC)


Why is there a "See also" here?[edit]

Why is there is a sub-heading "See also" when there is nothing under it? I expected this to refer to a list of Grand Prix winners - is that in Wikipedia? ACEOREVIVED (talk) 21:16, 24 October 2012 (UTC)

The little box on the right-hand side of the page containing the link to "Book: Formula racing" is actually in the "See also" section (the section just appears empty because the box "hangs out the bottom" of the section). In answer to your second question, there is no single list of "Grand Prix winners" in Wikipedia. However:
  • List of Formula One Grand Prix winners contains a list of all the drivers who have won races which have been rounds of the Formula One World Championship (which started in 1950)
  • Each "<country> Grand Prix" article contains a list of all the winners of that particular race, e.g. Italian Grand Prix contains a list of all the winners of that race
  • For the period before 1950, the "YYYY Grand Prix season" articles contain details of all the race winners from that season, e.g. 1922 Grand Prix season contains a list of the winners of all the Grand Prix races held in 1922
  • For the period from 1950 onwards, the "YYYY Formula One season" articles contain a list of all the Formula One race winners from the season, e.g. 1975 Formula One season contains a list of the winners of all the Formula One races held in that season
I hope that answers your question. DH85868993 (talk) 01:11, 25 October 2012 (UTC)