The EFDA Nations Cup was a Formula Opel competition which was held between 1990 and 1998. The competition pitted international drivers against each other in similar cars, with drivers representing their nations. It was founded by Dan Partel within the Formula Opel/Vauxhall racing series.
In 1990, drivers representing 25 countries were already participating in the various Formula Vauxhall/Opel Lotus Series. The Nations Cup format called for two-car national teams. The Formula Vauxhall/Opel Lotus racing series was the only series that could muster twenty legitimate two-car national teams from its active list of competitors.
The format of the event remained the same for the next eight years, with two drivers from each country racing in virtually identical Formula Opel/Vauxhall racing cars painted in their national colours.
The EFDA selected the Spa-Francorchamps circuit, licensed to start 46 cars or 23 two-car teams, for the inaugural event. The winners received the Nations Cup, and the top three teams were awarded gold, silver and bronze medals respectively. The event preceded the Spa 24 Hours race, and occurred in the middle of the racing season.
|1990||Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps||17||34||Portugal (Pedro Lamy, Diogo Castro Santos)||Brazil||Sweden|
|1991||Circuit Park Zandvoort||18||36||Portugal (Pedro Lamy, Diogo Castro Santos)||Germany||Sweden|
|1992||Autódromo do Estoril||14||28||Netherlands (Martin Koene, Jos Verstappen)||Portugal||Italy|
|1993||Autódromo do Estoril||15||30||Austria (Martin Albrecht, Hubert Stromberger)||Belgium||Brazil|
|1994||Circuit Park Zandvoort||18||36||Netherlands (Tom Coronel, Donny Crevels)||Austria||Portugal|
|1995||Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours||15||30||Portugal (Manuel Gião, André Couto)||Netherlands||Great Britain|
|1996||Donington Park||13||26||Germany (Pierre Kaffer, Norman Simon)||United States||Brazil|
|1997||Donington Park||13||26||Italy (Giovanni Montanari, Giovanni Anapoli)||Brazil||Germany|
|1998||Circuit Park Zandvoort||5||10||Great Britain (Darren Malkin, Justin Sherwood)||Netherlands||United States|
1992 Nations Cup - YouTube (in Portuguese)
1995 Nations Cup Pt 1 - YouTube
1995 Nations Cup Pt 3 - YouTube
1996 Nations Cup Pt 1 - YouTube
1996 Nations Cup Pt 2 - YouTube
Team Australia documentary - YouTube