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The 1936 French Grand Prix (formally the XXX Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France) was a Grand Prix motor race which was held at Montlhéry, France on 28 June 1936. The race was held over 80 laps of the 12.5 km course for a total distance of 1000 km. The race was won by Jean-Pierre Wimille and Raymond Sommer driving a Bugatti.

Due to national outcry as a result of the 1935 Grand Prix where just one French car started which was uncompetitive and failed to finish, it was decided that for 1936 the race should be held as an endurance race for sports cars, with rules very similar to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and featured a Le Mans start.[1] All 37 cars had two drivers, and were divided into 3 groups based on engine capacity: Group I for 0.75L to 2.0L, Group II for 2.0L to 4.0L, and Group III for over 4.0L.

Many entrants considered this race to be a replacement for the cancelled 1936 24 Hours of Le Mans.[1]

1936 French Grand Prix Intro articles: 2

Classification

Pos Group No Driver Car Laps Time/Retire
1 II 84 Jean-Pierre Wimille
Raymond Sommer
Bugatti T57S 80 7h58m53.7
2 II 46 Michel Paris
Marcel Mongin
Delahaye 135 80 7hr59m44.3
3 II 78 Robert Brunet
Goffredo Zehender
Delahaye 135 80 8hr00m25.6
4 II 44 Laury Schell
René Carriére
Delahaye 135 79 +1 lap
5 II 36 Albert Perrot
Marcel Dhôme
Delahaye 135 78 +2 laps
6 II 86 Pierre Veyron
William Grover-Williams
Bugatti T57S 78 +2 laps
7 II 42 Louis Villeneuve
Jean Viale
Delahaye 135 76 +4 laps
8 II 52 "Heldé"
"Nime"
Talbot T150C 76 +4 laps
9 II 48 René Dreyfus
Jimmy Bradley
Talbot T150C 75 +5 laps
10 II 50 André Morel
Luigi Chinetti
Talbot T150C 75 +5 laps
11 II 60 "Danniell"
J. Marie
Delahaye 135 74 +6 laps
12 II 38 Albert Divo
Armand Girod
Delahaye 135 73 +7 laps
13 II 82 Robert Benoist
Philippe de Rothschild
Bugatti T57S 73 +7 laps
14 I 22 Jean Trévoux
Percy Maclure
Riley TT Sprite 71 +9 laps
15 I 4 Adolf von der Becke
Hector Dobbs
Riley TT Sprite 71 +9 laps
16 I 2 Joseph Paul
Jean Sebilleau
Riley TT Sprite 69 +11 laps
17 I 20 Austin Dobson
Reggie Tongue
Riley TT Sprite 67 +13 laps
18 III 90 Enaro Léoz
Génaro Léoz
Lagonda LG45 67 +13 laps
19 III 94 Henri Trintignant
Rene Trintignant
Hudson 65 +15 laps
20 I 12 Amedée Gordini
Athos Querzola
Simca-Fiat 508S Balilla 62 +18 laps
21 I 28 Andrew Leitch
Roy Eccles
Singer 60 +20 laps
22 I 26 Frank Stanley Barnes
James Donald Barnes
Singer 58 +22 laps
23 I 24 Clemente Martin
Marcel Horvilleur
Simca-Fiat 56 +24 laps
24 I 18 Victor Camerano
Suzanne Largeaut
Simca-Fiat 55 +25 laps
25 I 30 Earl Howe
Tommy Wisdom
Marendaz Special 54 +26 laps
DNF I 10 Harold John Aldington
Alfred Fane Peers
Frazer Nash-BMW 328 ?
DNF I 14 Jean de Gavardie
Adrien Alin
Simca-Fiat ?
DNF I 16 Georges Sarret
Paul Ducos
Simca-Fiat ?
DNF I 34 Thomas Graves Clarke
Richard Seaman
Aston Martin 1.5-litre ?
DNF II 40 Philippe Maillard-Brune
Charles Druck
Delahaye 135 ?
DNF I 6 Ernst Henne
Robert Kohlrausch
BMW ?
DNF II 62 Francisque Cadot
Henri Stoffel
Talbot T150C ?
DNF II 64 René Le Bègue
Jean Danne
Delahaye 135 ?
DNF I 8 Fritz Roth
Christian Kautz
BMW ?
DNF III 92 Andre Colas
"Zattzky"
Hudson ? Fire
DNF III 96 Bravard
Reveiller
Hudson ?
DNF III 98 Marcel Lehoux
Roccati
Lagonda LG45R ?
Sources:[1][2][3]

Fastest Lap: René Dreyfus, 5m36.0

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References

  1. ^ a b c Hodges, David (1967). The French Grand Prix. pp. 115–117.
  2. ^ "1936 French Grand Prix". Motor Sport Magazine Database. Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Pre-war Races 1936". World Sports Racing Prototypes. Retrieved 4 January 2019.


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