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1937 French Grand Prix

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1937 French Grand Prix
Race details
Date 4 July 1937
Official name XXXI 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)
Fastest lap
Driver Louis Chiron Talbot
Time 5:29.7
Podium
First Talbot
Second Talbot
Third Talbot

The 1937 French Grand Prix (formally the XXXI Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France) was a Grand Prix motor race which was held at Montlhéry, France on 4 July 1937. The race was held over 40 laps of the 12.5 km course for a total distance of 500 km. The race was won by Louis Chiron driving a Talbot. Similar to the 1936 race this year was run for sports cars. However, in order to help French manufacturers prepare for the new 1938 Grand Prix regulations, a 4.5L maximum engine capacity was imposed.[1]

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Classification

Pos No Driver Entrant Car Laps Time/Retired
1 12 Louis Chiron Automobiles Talbot Talbot 40 3h46m06.1
2 10 Gianfranco Comotti Automobiles Talbot Talbot 40 3h48m12.5
3 8 Albert Divo Automobiles Talbot Talbot 40 3h49m48.9
4 22 René Carrière Ecurie Bleue Delahaye 39 +1 lap
5 6 Raymond Sommer Automobiles Talbot Talbot 38 +2 laps
6 28 Eugène Chaboud
Jean Trémoulet
Eugène Chaboud Delahaye 33 +7 laps
DNF 30 Enaro Léoz Enaro Léoz Bugatti 25 Ignition
DNF 26 Daniel Porthault Danniell Delahaye 20 Cooling
DNF 20 / Laury Schell Ecurie Bleue Delahaye 15 Crashed
DNF 24 Louis Villeneuve Louis Villeneuve Delahaye 10 Fuel System
DNF 18 René Dreyfus Ecurie Bleue Delahaye 8 Engine
Sources:[1][2][3]

Fastest Lap: Louis Chiron, 5m29.7

References

  1. ^ a b Hodges, David (1967). The French Grand Prix. p. 118-120.
  2. ^ "1937 French Grand Prix". Motor Sport Magazine Database. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Pre-war Races 1937". World Sports Racing Prototypes. Retrieved 4 January 2019.


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