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1927 French Grand Prix
Race 2 of 5 in the 1927 World Manufacturers' Championship
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Race details
Date 3 July 1927 (1927-07-03)
Official name XXI Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France
Location Montlhéry, France
Course Autodrome de Montlhéry
Course length 12.5 km (7.8 mi)
Distance 48 laps, 600 km (370 mi)
Pole position
Driver Halford
Grid positions set by ballot
Fastest lap
Driver Robert Benoist Delage
Time 5:41.0
Podium
First Delage
Second
  • Edmond Bourlier
Delage
Third Delage

The 1927 French Grand Prix (formally the XXI Grand Prix de l'A.C.F.) was a Grand Prix motor race held at Monthlèry on 3 July 1927. The race was held over 48 laps of a 12.50 km course for a total distance of 600.00 km and was won by Robert Benoist driving a Delage.[1]

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Background

The World Championship was carried out for the third time in 1927. The regulations remained more or less the same as in 1926 with minor changes reported for the 1927 World Championship. On October 27, 1926, the AIACR & CSI debated at their Paris meetings the regulations and announced for 1927 that the 1.5-liter formula would remain only until the end of 1927 because of the bad experiences made so far, to be relieved with the free formula for 1928. The minimum weight was increased from 600 to 700 kg. The supercharger was allowed and the two-seat body remained for 1927, though single-seat bodied cars would be allowed as long as the body showed a minimum width of 80 cm to be measured at the seat area for a height of not less than 25 cm. The minimum distance for the great international races was now fixed at 600 km.[2][3]

Classification

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retire
1 6 Robert Benoist Delage 15 S 8 48 4h45m41.2
2 12 Edmond Bourlier Delage 15 S 8 48 4h53m55.6
3 18 André Morel Delage 15 S 8 48 5h11m31.4
4 10 "Williams"
Jules Moriceau
Talbot 700 48 5h24m30.0
NC 16 Louis Wagner Talbot 700 42 Engine
NC 2 George Eyston Halford 36 +12 laps
Ret 4 Albert Divo Talbot 700 23 Supercharger
DNA 8 André Dubonnet Bugatti 39A Car not competitive
DNA 14 Emilio Materassi Bugatti 39A Car not competitive
DNA 20 Jules Goux Bugatti 39A Car not competitive
DNA Eliška Junková Bugatti 39A Did not appear
DNA Conelli Bugatti 39A Did not appear
DNP Jules Moriceau Talbot 700 Reserve driver
DNP Robert Senechal Delage 15 S 8 Reserve driver
DNP Caberto Conelli Reserve driver

Fastest Lap: Robert Benoist, 5m41.0 (131.96 km/h)

Note - Starting grid based on car number order, positions being drawn. 3x3 formation.

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References

  1. ^ Hodges, David (1967). The French Grand Prix. pp. 83–85.
  2. ^ Nov-2 - AIACR & CSI meetings on Oct-27. AUTOMOBIL-REVUE #83. 1926. p. 3.
  3. ^ AIACR Meeting. Allgemeine Automobil-Zeitung (Wien)#20. 1926. p. 14.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2013-05-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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