Dijon-Prenois

Dijon-Prenois

Dijon-Prenois is a 3.801 km (2.361 mile) motor racing circuit located in Prenois, near Dijon, France. The undulating track is noted for its fast, sweeping bends.

Built in 1972, Dijon-Prenois hosted the Formula One French Grand Prix five times, and the Swiss Grand Prix once in 1982. The first F1 race was run in 1974 on the circuit's original 3.289 km (2 mile) layout; with lap times under the 1 minute mark, there was an extreme problem with congested traffic between the race leaders and the backmarkers. Therefore, in 1975 an extension was added to lengthen the circuit as well as to reprofile many of its corners before the time F1 could return to Dijon in 1977. Although Formula One has not returned to Dijon since 1984, the circuit continues to be used today for minor, local races.


Formula One history

French driver Alain Prost won his first Formula 1 Grand Prix on this track in 1981 with a Renault.

Season Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Winning Team Report
1984 French Grand Prix May 20 Niki Lauda McLaren-TAG Report
1982 Swiss Grand Prix August 29 Keke Rosberg Williams-Ford Report
1981 French Grand Prix July 5 Alain Prost Renault Report
1979 French Grand Prix July 1 Jean-Pierre Jabouille Renault Report
1977 French Grand Prix July 3 Mario Andretti Lotus-Ford Report
1974 French Grand Prix July 7 Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Report

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