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1931 French Grand Prix

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1931 French Grand Prix
Race 2 of 3 in the 1931 European Championship
Race details
Date 21 June 1931
Official name XXV Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France
Location Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry
Montlhéry, France
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 12.505 km (7.770 mi)
Distance 101 laps, 1286.825 km (799.596 mi)
Pole position
Drivers
  • William "Bummer" Scott
  • S. Armstrong-Payne
Delage
Grid positions set by ballot
Fastest lap
Driver Luigi Fagioli Maserati
Time 5:29
Podium
First Bugatti
Second Alfa Romeo
Third Maserati

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

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Classification

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