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1948 Swiss Grand Prix

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Official name  Grand Prix d'Europe
Course  Circuit Bremgarten
Location  Bern
Course length  7.262 km (4.512 mi)
1948 Swiss Grand Prix
Date  4 June 1948 (1948-06-04)
Distance  40 laps, 290.48 km (180.50 mi)

The 1948 Swiss Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at Circuit Bremgarten, near Bern, on 4 July 1948. Despite racing for nearly two hours, at the finishing line Frenchman Jean-Pierre Wimille was only 0.2 seconds behind the race winner, the Italian driver Carlo Felice Trossi. Trossi's compatriot Luigi Villoresi finished over two and a half minutes behind the pair, in third place. Pre-World War II star driver Achille Varzi was killed when he crashed during practice, and the wealthy Swiss privateer Christian Kautz died in an accident during the race.

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1948 Swiss Grand Prix Wikipedia


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