plural grand prix also grands prix ˈgräⁿ-ˈprē(z) How to pronounce grand prix (audio)
often capitalized G&P, often attributive
: the highest level of international equestrian competition
also : a contest at this level
: one of a series of international formula car races
also : a high-level competition in another sport (such as sailing) that is often part of a series

Examples of grand prix in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike the more competitive recent seasons, this year has featured start-to-finish dominance by Red Bull’s Verstappen, who clinched his third world championship with six grands prix to spare. Sahil Kapur, NBC News, 26 Nov. 2023 Hamilton, Netflix, Mercedes, and Ferrari Hamilton, F1’s winningest driver with 103 grand prix victories, is ranked No. 21 on Forbes’ World’s Highest Paid Athletes list in 2023 with a $55 million salary, plus $10 million in endorsements. Sasha Rogelberg, Fortune Europe, 1 Feb. 2024 The lack of drivers won’t be the only thing that separates the grand prix from other races on the motorsports calendar. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 17 Jan. 2024 The Lakers legend teamed up with David Beckham to host a grand prix party at Club SI on Saturday. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 21 Nov. 2023 McLaren has since won 20 Formula 1 world championships, 183 Formula 1 grands prix, the Indianapolis 500 three times, and the Le Mans 24 Hours at its first attempt. Bruce Martin, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023 In addition to the O’Neal/Beckham party on grand prix day, Club SI will throw a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Party with models Nicole English and Brooks Nader on Friday, and on Thursday, Dax Shepard will host Eff Won with DRS Podcast live from the venue. Mark Gray, Peoplemag, 14 Nov. 2023 Iswaran is widely credited for playing a key role in the city’s bid to host the grand prix. Time, 14 July 2023 McLaren has since won 20 Formula One world championships, 183 Formula One grands prix, the Indianapolis 500 three times, and the Le Mans 24 Hours at its first attempt. Bruce Martin, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History


French Grand Prix de Paris, an international horse race established 1863, literally, grand prize of Paris

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of grand prix was in 1899

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“Grand prix.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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