Swiss Formula One By Christoph Balsiger ... Print comment The start of the 1954 Bern Grand Prix, the last Formula 1 race to held in Switzerland. (RDB/ASL) Swiss aristocrat Emmanuel Toulo de Graffenried with his son in 1950. De Graffenried took part in 22 races between 1950 and 1956, with a fourth place his best result. (RDB/ATP) Swiss driver Jo Siffert checks out his car at the March-Ford factory in Bicester, England in 1970. (Keystone/Photopress archive) Jo Siffert with his wife Simone, 1968. (RDB) Jo Siffert during his last race at Brands Hatch, England, on October 24, 1971. He crashed later on, burning to death in his car. (Keystone) Around 50,000 people followed Siffert's funeral in Fribourg, one of the largest ever in Switzerland. (RDB) Monaco Grand Prix: Swiss driver Clay Regazzoni and Austrian legend Niki Lauda. (RDB) Clay Regazzoni and German football player Günter Netzer, Argentinian Grand Prix, 1978 (RDB) Italian Grand Prix, Monza 1976: Clay Regazzoni in his Ferrari. (RDB) Monaco Grand Prix, 1985: Marc Surer strikes a pose in his car during a practice session. (Keystone) Brazilian Pedro Diniz drives for the Swiss Sauber team at the Malaysian Grand Prix in 1999. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian) Sauber team boss Peter Sauber encourages his driver Johnny Herbert at the Barcelona Grand Prix in 1997. (Keystone/Jimmy Froidevaux) Sauber with his technical chief Willy Rampf inside the team's wind tunnel in Hinwil, near Zurich, in 2003 (Keystone/Jimmy Froidevaux) Swiss driver Sébastien Buemi prepares for a practice session in his Toro Rosso at the Singapore Grand Prix in 2009. (AP Photo/Mark Baker) Buemi tangles with Toro Rosso team-mate Sébastian Bourdais at the start of the Spanish Grand Prix in 2009. (Reuters/Josep Loaso) Buemi checks out the damage to his car after a practice session crash at the Brazilian Grand Prix. (EPA/Felix Heyder) Buemi in action at a test session in southern Portugal last year. (EPA/Joao Relvas) This content was published on January 31, 2010 6:00 PMJan 31, 2010 - 18:00 Going round the bends.Switzerland has not hosted an F1 race since the mid-1950s but this has not prevented Swiss drivers and one team from making a name for themselves. (Picture editor: Christoph Balsiger) Neuer Inhalt Horizontal Line subscription form Form for signing up for free newsletter. Sign up for our free newsletters and get the top stories delivered to your inbox. Email address Top stories (weekly) Latest news (daily) Business (weekly) Politics (weekly) Society (weekly) Fintech (monthly) Click here to see more newsletters swissinfo EN The following content is sourced from external partners. We cannot guarantee that it is suitable for the visually or hearing impaired. swissinfo.ch Join us on Facebook!