Soviet Grand Prix

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For Grand Prix held in Russia from 1992-Present day, see Russian Grand Prix

Flag of the Soviet Union svg.png Soviet Grand Prix
Flag of the Soviet Union svg.png Bikernieki Circuit
Bikernieki Circuit.png
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Race Statistics
Number of times held 4
First held 1955
Last held 1990
Number of venues 2
Most wins (drivers) Flag of France svg.png Maurice Trintignant (1)
Flag of Argentina svg.png Carlos Reutemann (1)
Flag of Brazil svg.png Aryton Senna (1)
Most wins (constructor) Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Aston Martin-Jaguar (1)
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Ford (1)
Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari (1)
Most wins (entrants) Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jaguar-Aston Martin Racing (1)
Laps 86


The Grand Prix of the Soviet Union was a race on the Formula One calendar.

History

It was first held in 1955 on the Pirita-Kose-Kloostrimetsa Circuit, but would not be held again for some time due to allegations of cheating occuring during the weekend. For the 1976 season, the race would move to the Bikernieki Circuit near Riga in Latvia. The race would again be marred, this time by tragedy, as Niki Lauda tragically perished in an accident.

The race would return for 1988 season, again held at Bikernieki, alongside the Yugoslavian Grand Prix.

Following the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia on 4th May 1990 the future of the Soviet Grand Prix, held at the Bikernieki Circuit in the former Latvian SSR, was placed into doubt. With the new Latvian government not willing to host the race and the Soviet organisers unable to find a suitable replacement venue in time for the race's scheduled date of 12th August, the race was cancelled and never returned to the calendar.

Venues

Location Years
Bikernieki Circuit 1988-1990
1976-1982
Pirita-Kose-Kloostrimetsa Circuit 1955

Previous Winners

By Year

Year Driver Constructor Entrant Venue
1990 Cancelled Bikernieki Circuit
1989 Flag of Austria svg.png Gerhard Berger Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Honda Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Honda Marlboro McLaren
1988 Flag of Brazil svg.png Ayrton Senna Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari Flag of Italy svg.png Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC
1982
1981
1980
1977 Flag of the United States svg.png Mario Andretti Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Lotus-Ford Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png John Player Team Lotus
1976 Flag of Argentina svg.png Carlos Reutemann Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Ford Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Marlboro Team McLaren
1955 Flag of France svg.png Maurice Trintignant Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Aston Martin-Jaguar Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Jaguar-Aston Martin Racing Pirita-Kose-Kloostrimetsa Circuit

Multiple Winners (drivers)

Wins Driver Years
1 Flag of France svg.png Maurice Trintignant 1955
Flag of Argentina svg.png Carlos Reutemann 1976
Flag of Brazil svg.png Ayrton Senna 1988

Multiple Winners (constructors)

Wins Constructor Years
1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Aston Martin-Jaguar 1955
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png McLaren-Ford 1976
Flag of Italy svg.png Ferrari 1988