The European Championship existed as a predecessor to the Formula One World Championship and was held between 1931 and 1939. The first champion was Ferdinando Minoia, with Rudolf Caracciola winning three titles. The championship was discontinued because of the outbreak of World War II in 1939, and no champion was officially declared for the last season. From 1936, the German drivers, including Caracciola, drove under the Nazi flag.
|1931||Ferdinando Minoia||Alfa Romeo|
|1932||Tazio Nuvolari||Alfa Romeo|
|1936||Bernd Rosemeyer||Auto Union|
|1939||Title not awarded due to outbreak of World War II.|