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1913 French Grand Prix

1913 French Grand Prix
Race details
Date 12 July 1913
Official name Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France
Location Amiens, France
Course Public roads
Course length 31.62 km (19.650 mi)
Distance 29 laps, 916.98 km (569.850 mi)
Fastest lap
Driver Paul Bablot Delage
Time 15:22.0
First Peugeot
Second Peugeot
Third Sunbeam

The 1913 French Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at Amiens on 12 July 1913.

1913 French Grand Prix Intro articles: 3

The race

Racing cars at the 1913 French Grand Prix at Amiens

The restriction on Grand Prix cars for 1913 included an 800 kg (1,764 lb) minimum weight and an 1,100 kg (2,425 lb) maximum weight, as well as a 14 mpg‑imp (20 L/100 km; 12 mpg‑US) fuel consumption limit.[1] The buildup to the race and the race itself were marred by three fatal crashes. Bigio was killed testing his Itala before the race. In a separate incident before the race, Paul Zuccarelli was killed when his Peugeot crashed into a cart, and a spectator was killed when Kenelm Lee Guinness's Sunbeam crashed into a river. This made Amiens's fatality tally rise to 5 in the span of less than two months- 2 other people had been killed while testing on the roads being used for the circuit in May. After this race, this circuit- which included an 8-mile (13 km) long straight (which is now known as the D934)- was never used again for motor racing.[2]

Georges Boillot won for the second year in succession, at an average speed of 72.141 mph (116.096 km/h). The fastest lap was set by Paul Bablot, at an average speed of 76.718 mph (123.462 km/h).[3]

1913 French Grand Prix The race articles: 5


Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retired
1 8 Georges Boillot Peugeot EX3 29 7:53:56.8
2 14 Jules Goux Peugeot EX3 +2:25.6
3 15 Jean Chassagne Sunbeam +12:23.4
4 2 Paul Bablot Delage Y +22:16.8
5 10 Albert Guyot Delage Y +24:02.0
6 9 Dario Resta Sunbeam +27:41.6
7 16 René Champoiseau Th. Schneider +50:40.4
8 5 Joseph Christiaens Excelsior +1:03:26.8
9 20 René Thomas Th. Schneider +1:10:15.4
10 6 René Croquet Th. Schneider +1:18:55.8
11 11 Sigurd Hornsted Excelsior +1:43:43.8
Ret 19 Kenelm Lee Guinness Sunbeam 15 Crash
Ret 17 Antonio Moriondo Itala 13 Spring
Ret 7 Felice Nazzaro Itala 12 Spring
Ret 4 Dragutin Esser Mathis 8 Valve
Ret 1 Gustave Caillois Sunbeam 4 Radius rod
Ret 12 Fernand Gabriel Th. Schneider 3 Carburettor
Ret 3 Carl Jörns Opel 1 Engine
Ret 18 Delpierre Peugeot EX3 1 Crash
Ret 13 H. Pope Itala 1 Engine

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  1. ^ Higham, Peter (1995). The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing. Guinness Publishing. pp. 194–196. ISBN 0-85112-642-1.
  2. ^ http://www.motorsportmemorial.org/searchall.php?s=Amiens&db=ct&s_into=circuit&s_db=alldb&Search=Submit
  3. ^ "1913 Grands Prix". Retrieved 2007-11-09.

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