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New Zealand Grand Prix

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Most wins (constructors)
Tatuus (12)

Race length
106.155 km (65.962 mi)

First held

Circuit length
3.033 km (1.885 mi)


Number of times held

New Zealand Grand Prix Canadian Lance Stroll takes New Zealand GP and Toyota Racing Series

Most wins (drivers)
Stirling Moss (3) Jack Brabham (3) Craig Baird (3) Ken Smith (3) Nick Cassidy (3)

2017 New Zealand Grand Prix

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The New Zealand Grand Prix, sometimes known as the New Zealand International Grand Prix, is an annual motor racing event held in New Zealand. First held in 1950, it is best known for hosting rounds of the Tasman Series in the 1960s and 1970s. It is currently run as the signature race of the Toyota Racing Series.


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It is one of only two current national Grand Prix events that are not part of the Formula One World Championship, the other being the Macau Grand Prix.

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The race was once an important race on the international calendar, most notably when it was a part of the Tasman Series. In this era, several contemporary Formula One drivers would compete in the race, often with great success. Six Formula One World Drivers' Champions have won the New Zealand Grand Prix, including three-time champions Sir Jack Brabham and Sir Jackie Stewart. In the years following the demise of the Tasman Series, Formula One drivers did not regularly compete in extra-curricular races, and as such the New Zealand Grand Prix lost many of its big-name entrants. It was run for smaller local or continental formulae in the 1990s and 2000s such as Formula Holden. Since 2006, the race is run as part of the Toyota Racing Series, which has gained international prominence due to the championship being held over the Northern Hemisphere winter. This has resulted in many international drivers, particularly young developmental drivers, joining the championship in their traditional off-season, thus restoring a level of prestige to the event. It is seen as a stepping stone to larger open-wheeler classes, such as Formula 3, and beyond, and drivers such as Daniil Kvyat and Alex Lynn have competed in the race and then gone on to compete as race or test drivers in Formula One.

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In its history, the race has been held in seven different locations across New Zealand. Pukekohe Park Raceway in Pukekohe has been the most common venue, with the race being held there 29 times. The Circuit Chris Amon, formerly Manfeild Autocourse, in Feilding has hosted the event since 2008. The circuit's contract to host the event expired following the 2017 edition, with Hampton Downs Motorsport Park campaigning to host the event from 2018.


  • ^1 – The Manfeild Autocourse was renamed the Circuit Chris Amon in late 2016.
  • References

    New Zealand Grand Prix Wikipedia

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