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1945 AIACR Grand Prix Season
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No Grand Prix events take place during the 1945 racing season. Soviet forces occupy Warsaw in January. Soviet forces reach the Oder in January. USA forces liberate the Philippines in February. USA forces reach the Rhine in March. USA firebombs Tokyo in March. USA forces capture Iwo Jima in March. USA forces invade Okinawa in April. USA air sinks Japanese super battleship Yamato in April. Soviet forces occupy Vienna in April. USA and Soviet forces meet at the Elbe in April. Soviet forces capture Berlin in April as Nazi Chancellor Adolf Hitler commits suicide. Nazis submit unconditional surrender (Keitel) to Allies in May. USA forces defeat Japanese at Okinawa in June. Japan refuses surrender demand from Allies in August. USA air drops nuclear devices over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan in August. Japan submits unconditional surrender to Allies in August. The French, as the same fifty-one years earlier, reintroduce motorsport to a broken world with a Grand Prix-styled contest at the Bois de Boulogne in September. New Racing Makes: British BRM.

HeM applies the Putative Model to all racing seasons for two primary purposes: First, to effectively normalize all racing seasons for empirical comparison across the decades, and second, to step clear of series organizers which score season championships primarily out of commercial interest or to attract manufacturer participation. The Putative Model simply scores all seasons in the same fashion as a standard track and field meeting, with the only purpose of tracking what takes place at the finishing stripe If the Putative Champion differs from the nominal Series Champion, please note the (SC) notation below.

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Noteworthy 1945 Races

1945 I Coupe des Prisonniers Paris, France1945 1945 I Coupe des Prisonniers At Paris for the first running of a Grand Prix event in the aftermath of World War II, the Coupe de Prisonniers (121.5 kilometers) in September, the race comes to a French Wimille Bugatti T59/50B under Jean-Pierre Wimille (FR) in 1:03:33.3 (average 71.82 mph), eighty-three seconds ahead of a Talbot entry. Starting at the rear of the grid due to his tardiness, Wimille charges through the field and snares a convincing victory as the French in customary fashion again launch motorsport back onto to the global stage. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.