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1935 French Grand Prix
Race 2 of 7 in the 1935 European Championship
Race details
Date 23 June 1935
Official name XXIX Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France
Location Montlhéry, France
Course Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry
Course length 12.50 km (7.767 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 500.0 km (310.7 mi)
Pole position
Driver Auto Union
Time 5:20.1
Fastest lap
Driver Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo
Time 5:29.1
Podium
First Mercedes-Benz
Second Mercedes-Benz
Third Maserati

The 1935 French Grand Prix (formally the XXIX Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France) was a Grand Prix motor race which was held at Montlhéry, France on 23 June 1935. The race lasted 500km (12.5 km x 40 laps) and was won by Rudolf Caracciola driving a Mercedes-Benz.

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Background

For the first time, the Automobile Club of France decided that the grid positions should be set by practice times, rather than by ballot, a practice introduced in Europe at the Monaco Grand Prix.

Having witnessed the more powerful German cars winning nearly every race they entered (notably not the 1934 French Grand Prix), the organisers decided to reduce the speeds of the Montlhéry circuit by installing three slow chicanes. This was ultimately successful in ensuring the competitiveness of the Alfa Romeos, with Tazio Nuvolari able to set second fastest time in practice, and completing the fastest lap of the race, albeit 23 seconds slower than last year's fastest lap due to the chicanes.[1]

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Starting Grid (3x2)

Grid No Driver Car Time
1 8 Achille Varzi Auto Union B 5:20.1
2 14 Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Tipo-B P3 5:23.6
3 10 Hans Stuck Auto Union B 5:28.8
4 2 Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz W25 5:31.6
5 16 Louis Chiron Alfa Romeo Tipo-B P3 5:31.9
6 12 Bernd Rosemeyer Auto Union B 5:36.6
7 6 Luigi Fagioli Mercedes-Benz W25 5:37.9
8 4 Manfred von Brauchitsch Mercedes-Benz W25 5:46.6
9 24 Robert Benoist Bugatti T59/50
10 18 Goffredo Zehender Maserati Tipo 34 6:10.8
11 20 Raymond Sommer Maserati 8CM
DNQ 22 Marcel Lehoux SEFAC Practiced only

Classification

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retire
1 2 Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz W25B 40 4h00m54.6
2 4 Manfred von Brauchitsch Mercedes-Benz W25B 40 +0.5
3 18 Goffredo Zehender Maserati Tipo 34 38 +2 laps
4 6 Luigi Fagioli Mercedes-Benz W25B 37 +3 laps
5 8 Achille Varzi
Bernd Rosemeyer
Auto Union B 35 +5 laps
6 20 Raymond Sommer Maserati 8CM 35 +5 laps
NC 24 Robert Benoist Bugatti T59/50 16 Not Classified
Ret 14 Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Tipo-B P3 14 Transmission
Ret 12 Bernd Rosemeyer Auto Union B 11 Spark plugs/transmission?
Ret 16 Louis Chiron Alfa Romeo Tipo-B P3 8 Transmission
Ret 10 Hans Stuck Auto Union B 7 Brakes

Fastest Lap: Tazio Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo Tipo-B P3) 5:29.1, 136.74 km/h

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References

  1. ^ Hodges, David (1967). The French Grand Prix. pp. 111–114.
  2. ^ http://www.teamdan.com/archive/gen/1935/1935r.html#acf

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