Grands Prix during World War II

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Grands Prix during World War II
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Grand Prix between 1940 and 1945 occurred during wartime and so were limited to a very small number of events. The majority of Grand Prix races during this period were run in America. The first post-war Grand Prix was run in Paris, shortly after the end of the war.

Wartime Grands Prix[edit]

1940–1942[edit]

Date Name Circuit Winning drivers Winning
constructor
Report
1 January 1940 Australia South Australian Hundred Lobethal Australia Jack Phillips Ford V8 Report
12 May 1940 Brazil São Paulo Grand Prix Interlagos Brazil Arthur Nascimento Jr Alfa Romeo Report
30 May 1940 United States Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis United States Wilbur Shaw Maserati Report
24 August 1940 United States Springfield 100 Illinois United States Rex Mays Winfield Report
2 September 1940 United States Syracuse 100 New York United States Rex Mays Report
30 May 1941 United States Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis United States Wilbur Shaw Offenhauser Report
24 August 1941 United States Milwaukee 100 Milwaukee United States Rex Mays Winfield Report
2 September 1941 United States Syracuse 100 New York United States Rex Mays Report
28 September 1941 Brazil Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix Gávea Brazil Chico Landi Alfa Romeo Report
23 November 1941 Argentina Buenos Aires Grand Prix Costanera Argentina José Canziani Report
January 1942 Report
5 April 1942 Argentina Grand Prix Vendimia Mendoza Province Argentina Adriano Malusardi Report
3 May 1942 Argentina Santa Fe Grand Prix Santa Fe Brazil Oldemar Ramos Report
18 July 1942 Uruguay Autódromo Nacional Barra De Santa Lucia Argentina Pablo Pessatti Report

1943–1944[edit]

No Grand Prix races held

1945[edit]

Date Name Circuit Winning drivers Winning
constructor
Report
9 September France Paris Cup Bois de Boulogne France Jean-Pierre Wimille Bugatti Report

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