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The 1928 French Grand Prix (formally the XXII Grand Prix de l'A.C.F.) was a Grand Prix motor race held at Saint-Gaudens on 1 July 1928. The race was held over 10 laps of a 26.3 km course for a total distance of 263 km. This is the same circuit used for the Grand Prix du Comminges. The race was won by William Grover-Williams driving a Bugatti. Due to a lack of entries in 1926 and 1927 it was decided that the race should be held for sports cars.[1]

Four 10 lap heats were held to determine the starters of the final. The final was run as a handicap race of 10 laps, with handicaps determined by the heats. The eventual winner William Grover-Williams was the last to start, 32 minutes and 8 seconds after the first group of cars was released.[1]

William Grover-Williams winning the main race in his Bugatti

Classification

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retire Handicap
1 48 William Grover-Williams Bugatti 10 2h27min40.8 Scratch
2 92 Andre Rousseau Salmson 10 2hr30min04.6 32min08
3 14 Edouard Brisson Stutz 10 2hr31min13.4 10min36
4 82 Lucien Desvaux Lombard 10 2hr31min28.4 32min08
5 76 Georges Casse Salmson 10 2hr38min36.0 14min00
6 6 Henri Stoffel Chrysler 10 2hr40min14.0 10min36
7 2 Cyril de Vere Chrysler 10 2hr41min58.0 10min36
8 90 Christopher Guy Lombard 10 2hr42min51.8 32min08
DNF 42 Guy Drouet Bugatti ? 22min08
DNF 54 "Sabipa" (Louis Charavel) Bugatti ? 23min38
DNF 80 Louis Rigal Ariès ? 32min08
Sources:[1][2][3]

Fastest lap: William Grover-Williams, 10min48 (138.6 km/h)

References

  1. ^ a b c Hodges, David (1967). The French Grand Prix. pp. 86–87.
  2. ^ "XXII Grand Prix de l'A.C.F." Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2018-12-23.
  3. ^ "1928 French Grand Prix". Motor Sport Magazine Database. Retrieved 2 January 2019.


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