1931 French Grand Prix

The 1931 French Grand Prix (formally the XXV Grand Prix de l'A.C.F.) was a Grand Prix motor race held at Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry on 21 June 1931. As with the other two races in the 1931 AIACR European Championship, this race was held over 10 hours, not over a fixed distance. As a result, most cars had two drivers.[1]

The race was won by Louis Chiron and Achille Varzi driving a factory entered Bugatti T51, who after early race battles lead more than eight hours of the race

Classification

Start of the race
Finish of the race
Pos No Driver Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 32 Monaco Louis Chiron Bugatti Bugatti T51 101 126.88 km/h 12 1
Italy Achille Varzi 1
2 18 Italy Giuseppe Campari Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 8C Monza 97 +4 Laps 5 2
Italy Baconin Borzacchini 2
3 46 Italy Clemente Biondetti Maserati Maserati 26M 94 +7 Laps 19 3
Italy 3
4 40 United Kingdom Henry Birkin Maserati Maserati 26M 94 +7 Laps 16 4
United Kingdom George Eyston 4
5 36 France Delage Delage 15-S-8 91 +10 Laps 14 4
6 4 Italy Ferdinando Minoia Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 8C Monza 90 +11 Laps 2 4
Italy Goffredo Zehender 4
7 28 France Albert Divo Bugatti Bugatti T51 90 +11 Laps 10 4
France 4
8 20 France René Dreyfus Maserati Maserati 26M 88 +13 Laps 6 4
Italy Pietro Ghersi 4
9 24 France Private entry Peugeot 174S 85 +16 Laps 8 4
France 4
10 48 France Private entry Alfa Romeo 6C-1750 84 +17 Laps 20 4
France 4
11 44 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 8C Monza 83 +18 Laps 18 4
Italy 4
12 30 United Kingdom Earl Howe Private entry Bugatti T51 77 +24 Laps 11 4
United Kingdom Brian Lewis 4
Ret 38 France Jean-Pierre Wimille Private entry Bugatti T51 71 Suspension 15 5
France 5
Ret 38 United Kingdom William Grover-Williams Private entry Bugatti T51 65 Gearbox 17 5
Italy Caberto Conelli 5
Ret 34 Italy Private entry Bugatti T35B 59 Fire 13 5
France 5
Ret 22 France Private entry Bugatti T35C 58 Mechanical 7 5
France Max Fourny 5
Ret 50 Italy Private entry Bugatti T35C 49 Mechanical 21 6
France "Bourgait" 6
Ret 10 Italy Luigi Fagioli Maserati Maserati 26M 45 Brakes 3 6
Italy Ernesto Maserati 6
Ret 58 Germany Rudolf Caracciola Private entry Mercedes-Benz SSKL 39 Supercharger 23 6
Germany Otto Merz 6
Ret 2 United Kingdom Delage Delage 15-S-8 22 Rear axle 1 7
United Kingdom 7
Ret 52 France Marcel Lehoux Bugatti Bugatti T51 15 Mechanical 22 7
France Philippe Étancelin 7
Ret 22 RussiaBoris Ivanowski[note 1] Private entry Mercedes-Benz SSK 11 Differential 9 7
France 7
Ret 12 United Kingdom Jack Dunfee Private entry Sunbeam GP 0 Rear axle 4 7
United Kingdom Appleyard 7

Notes

  1. ^ Ivanowski was a Russian national, but in exile since the Russian Revolution

References

  1. ^ Hodges, David (1967). The French Grand Prix. pp. 93–96.


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