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1946 Grand Prix season

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1946 Grand Prix season
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The 1946 Grand Prix season was the first post-war year for Grand Prix motor racing. It was notable for including the first ever race run to Formula One criteria, the 1946 Turin Grand Prix. There was no organised championship in 1946, although Raymond Sommer proved to be the most successful driver, winning five Grands Prix. Maserati's cars proved difficult to beat, winning 9 of the season's 20 Grand Prix races.

1946 Grand Prix season Intro articles: 5

Season review

Grands Prix

Date Name Circuit Winning driver Winning
22 April Nice Grand Prix Nice Luigi Villoresi Maserati Report
12 May Marseille Grand Prix Prado Raymond Sommer Maserati Report
19 May Forez Grand Prix St Just-Andrezieux Raymond Sommer Maserati Report
30 May Paris Cup Bois de Boulogne Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo Report
9 June Grand Prix des Frontières Chimay Leslie Brooke ERA Report
9 June René le Bègue Cup Saint-Cloud Raymond Sommer Maserati Report
15 June Gransden Lodge Gransden Lodge Airfield George Abecassis Bugatti Report
30 June Roussillon Grand Prix Perpignan Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo Report
7 July Burgundy Grand Prix Dijon Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo Report
14 July Albi Grand Prix Albi Tazio Nuvolari Maserati Report
21 July Nations Grand Prix Geneva Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo Report
28 July Nantes Grand Prix Nantes "Raph" Maserati Report
10 August Ulster Trophy Ballyclare Prince Bira ERA Report
25 August Circuit des Trois Villes Lille Raymond Sommer Maserati Report
Henri Louveau
1 September Turin Grand Prix Valentino Park Achille Varzi Alfa Romeo Report
29 September Milan Grand Prix Parco Sempione Carlo Felice Trossi Alfa Romeo Report
6 October Coupe du Salon Bois de Boulogne Raymond Sommer Maserati Report
6 October Gávea Circuit Race Gávea Chico Landi Alfa Romeo Report
27 October Penya Rhin Grand Prix Pedralbes Giorgio Pelassa Maserati Report
15 December Boa Vista Grand Prix Circuito da Boavista Chico Landi Alfa Romeo Report


Grand Prix winners


Driver Wins
Raymond Sommer 5
Jean-Pierre Wimille 3
Chico Landi 2
George Abecassis 1
"Raph" 1
Prince Bira 1
Leslie Brooke 1
Giuseppe Farina 1
Henri Louveau 1
Tazio Nuvolari 1
Giorgio Pelassa 1
Carlo Felice Trossi 1
Achille Varzi 1
Luigi Villoresi 1


Manufacturer Wins
Maserati 9
Alfa Romeo 8
Bugatti 1