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1938 Grand Prix season

Sports season

1938 AIACR European Championship
European Champion
Rudolf Caracciola
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1938 Grand Prix season
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The 1938 Grand Prix season was the sixth AIACR European Championship season. The championship was won by Rudolf Caracciola, driving for the Mercedes-Benz team. Caracciola won one of the four events that counted towards the championship.

1938 Grand Prix season Intro articles: 4

Season review

European Championship Grands Prix

Rd Date Name Circuit Winning drivers Winning constructor Report
1 3 July French Grand Prix Reims-Gueux Manfred von Brauchitsch Mercedes-Benz Report
2 24 July German Grand Prix Nürburgring Richard Seaman Mercedes-Benz Report
3 21 August Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
4 11 September Italian Grand Prix Monza Tazio Nuvolari Auto Union Report

Non-championship Grands Prix

Grandes Épreuves are denoted by a yellow background.

Date Name Circuit Winning driver Winning constructor Report
10 April Pau Grand Prix Pau René Dreyfus Delahaye Report
18 April Campbell Trophy Brooklands Prince Bira ERA Report
23 April Cork Grand Prix Carrigrohane René Dreyfus Delahaye Report
15 May Tripoli Grand Prix Mellaha Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz Report
29 May Gávea Nacional Circuit Gávea Arthur Nascimento Jr Alfa Romeo Report
5 June Grand Prix des Frontières Chimay Maurice Trintignant Bugatti Report
12 June Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix Gávea Carlo Maria Pintacuda Alfa Romeo Report
7 August Coppa Ciano Montenero Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz Report
15 August Coppa Acerbo Pescara Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
27 August Junior Car Club 200 mile race Brooklands Johnny Wakefield ERA Report
15 October Mountain Championship Brooklands Raymond Mays ERA Report
22 October Donington Grand Prix Donington Park Tazio Nuvolari Auto Union Report

1938 Grand Prix season Season review articles: 42

Championship final standings

Pos Driver FRA
GER
SUI
ITA
Pts
1 Rudolf Caracciola 2 2 1 3 8
2 Manfred von Brauchitsch 1 Ret 3 Ret 15
3 Hermann Lang 3 Ret 10 Ret 17
4 Richard Seaman 1 2 Ret 18
5 Tazio Nuvolari Ret 9 1 20
= Hans Stuck 3 4 Ret 20
= Hermann Paul Müller 4 Ret Ret 20
8 Giuseppe Farina Ret 5 2 21
9 René Dreyfus 5 8 24
= Pietro Ghersi 8 5 24
11 Jean-Pierre Wimille Ret 7 Ret 25
12 Piero Taruffi Ret 6 Ret 26
13 Clemente Biondetti Ret 4 27
14 René Carrière 4 28
= Christian Kautz Ret Ret Ret 28
= Rudolf Hasse Ret Ret 28
= Paul Pietsch 6 28
= Renato Balestrero 7 28
= Franco Cortese 9 28
= "Raph" 11 28
= Emilio Romano 12 28
= Max Christen 13 28
= Edoardo Teagno 14 28
24 Philippe Étancelin Ret 29
= Arthur Hyde Ret 29
26 Adolfo Mandirola Ret 30
= Giovanni Minozzi Ret 30
= Luigi Villoresi Ret 30
= Goffredo Zehender Ret 30
= Vittorio Belmondo Ret 30
31 Eugène Chaboud Ret 31
= Toulo de Graffenried Ret 31
= Franco Comotti Ret 31
= Herbert Berg Ret 31
= István de Sztriha Ret 31
36 Carlo Felice Trossi DSQ 32
Pos Driver FRA
GER
SUI
ITA
Pts
Colour Result Points
Gold Winner 1
Silver 2nd place 2
Bronze 3rd place 3
Green Completed more than 75% 4
Blue Completed between 50% and 75% 5
Purple Completed between 25% and 50% 6
Red Completed less than 25% 7
Black Disqualified 8
Blank Did not participate 8

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