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The European Drivers Championship is an annual competition in auto racing. It is established in 1930, and awards points based on where they finished on selected Grand Prix races, the so called Grandes Épreuves.

History

It was established in 1930 using Formula Libre rules. The calendar consisted of the Belgian and French Grand Prix. Louis Chiron took home the first title after winning Belgium and finishing in France. The success of the first season led to the expansion of the series to a five round calendar with Italy, Monaco and Germany being included in the series. In 1932, Baconin Borzacchini then took home the title after finishing on top in Germany.

In 1934, the AIACR introduced a maximum weight limit of 750 kg for Grand Prix cars. This lasted until 1937 where the Germans had over 600 horsepower which had more use than expect to be used with that weight limit. When in 1938, the new formula also include limiting the engine size. Cars with a supercharger were permitted to have an engine size between 666 cc and 3000 cc, whereas normally aspirated cars were allowed between 1000 cc and 4500 cc.

In 1939, war broke out and AICAR couldn't post the official results and with that the European Drivers Championships was finished as it was history.

Champions

Season Champion Driver Team Poles Wins Podiums Fastest Laps Points Margin (pnts) Championship Grands Prix
1930 23px Louis Chiron Bugatti 0 1 1 0 6 3 23px
BEL
Flag of France
FRA
1931 23px Louis Chiron Bugatti  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 23px
MON
23px
ITA
Flag of France
FRA
Flag of Germany
GER
23px
BEL
1932 23px Baconin Borzacchini Alfa Corse  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 23px
ITA
Flag of France
FRA
Flag of Germany
GER
1933 23px Tazio Nuvolari Maserati  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 23px
MON
Flag of France
FRA
23px
BEL
23px
ITA
23px
ESP
1934 23px Luigi Fagioli Mercedes-Benz  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 23px
MON
Flag of France
FRA
23px
GER
23px
BEL
23px
ITA
23px
ESP
1935 23px Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 23px
MON
Flag of France
FRA
23px
BEL
23px
GER
Flag of Switzerland
SUI
23px
ITA
23px
ESP
1936 23px Bernd Rosemeyer Auto Union  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 23px
MON
23px
GER
Flag of Switzerland
SUI
23px
ITA
1937 23px Manfred von Brauchitsch Mercedes-Benz  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? 23px
BEL
23px
GER
23px
MON
Flag of Switzerland
SUI
23px
ITA
1938 23px Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz  ?  ?  ?  ?  ?  ? Flag of France
FRA
23px
GER
Flag of Switzerland
SUI
23px
ITA
1939 Title not awarded due to breakout of war

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