1907 French Grand Prix

The 1907 French Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at Dieppe on 2 July 1907.

1907 French Grand Prix
Race details
Date July 2, 1907
Official name Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France
Location Dieppe, France
Course Public roads
Course length 76.989 km (47.840 miles)
Distance 10 laps, 769.889 km (478.400 miles)
Fastest lap
Driver Belgium Arthur Duray Lorraine-Dietrich
Time 37:59.8
First FIAT
Second Renault
Third Brasier

The Race edit

Thirty-eight cars set off at one-minute intervals to complete 10 laps of a 48-mile (77 km) circuit on a triangular circuit near the city of Dieppe. The field was led away by Vincenzo Lancia's Fiat. The race was run under a fuel consumption limit of 30 litres per 100 kilometres (7.84 miles per US gallon; 9.42 miles per imperial gallon).[1]Louis Wagner led the race for the first three laps. After Wagner retired on lap four, Arthur Duray took the lead.[2] Duray set the fastest lap, with an average speed of 75.40 mph (121.34 km/h), and led the race until his retirement on lap nine. Felice Nazzaro's Fiat led from this point until the finish, completing the race over six and a half minutes ahead of second placed Ferenc Szisz. Nazzaro's average speed was 70.6 mph (113.6 km/h) for the race.[3][4]

Death edit

Albert Clément died in a crash during practice while driving his Clément-Bayard. His place in the race was taken by 'Alezy'.[5]

Classification edit

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retired
1 F2   Felice Nazzaro Fiat 130 HP 10 6:46:33.0
2 R1   Ferenc Szisz Renault AK +6:37.6
3 B2   Paul Baras Brasier +18:32.6
4 LD3   Fernand Gabriel Lorraine-Dietrich +25:06.0
5 D3   Victor Rigal Darracq +26:03.4
6 D2   Gustave Caillois Darracq +29:25.6
7 B1   Jules Barillier Brasier +41:21.0
8 BC1   Pierre Garcet Clément-Bayard +47:44.0
9 BC3   Elliott Shepard Clément-Bayard +53:23.2
10 M3   Victor Hémery Mercedes +1:38:52.0
11 MB3   Courtade Motobloc +2:02:00.6
12 B3   Paul Bablot Brasier +2:26:26.6
13 R3   Claude Richez Renault AK +2:44:19.4
14 GE2   François Degrais Germain +3:04:03.4
15 GE3   François-Marie Roch-Brault Germain +3:24:12.0
16 C1   Joseph Collomb Corre +3:38:23.7
17 GE1   Perpère Germain +4:07:09.0
Ret F1   Vincenzo Lancia Fiat 9 Clutch
Ret M2   Otto Salzer Mercedes 9
Ret LD1   Arthur Duray Lorraine-Dietrich 8
Ret PL3   Dutemple Panhard 8
Ret M1   Camille Jenatzy Mercedes 7
Ret MB1   Pierron Motobloc 7
Ret DM1   Frederic Dufaux Marchand 7
Ret R2   Henry Farman Renault AK 7
Ret D1   René Hanriot Darracq 6 Engine
Ret LD2   Henri Rougier Lorraine-Dietrich 5
Ret GB1   Louis Rigolly Gobron-Brillié 5
Ret W2   Pryce Harrison Weigel 5
Ret MB2 Page Motobloc 5
Ret P1   Emile Stricker Porthos 4 Steering
Ret BC2   Alezy Clément-Bayard 4
Ret WC1   Walter Christie Christie 4
Ret F3   Louis Wagner Fiat 3 Valve gear
Ret W1   Gregor Laxen Weigel 3 Wheel
Ret PL2   Hubert Le Blon Panhard 3 Driver injury
Ret PL1   George Heath Panhard 1 Engine

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1906 French Grand Prix
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References edit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix Winners 1895-1949: History, Grand Prix-, American- & Other Formulae". Archived from the original on 2007-09-30. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
  2. ^ Crooke, Jon (2004-11-15). "Nazzaro, Fiat and Dieppe". Archived from the original on 2008-07-22. Retrieved 2007-10-17.
  3. ^ Higham, Peter (1995). The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing. Guinness Publishing. pp. 194–195. ISBN 0-85112-642-1.
  4. ^ "1907 Grand Prix". Archived from the original on 2011-09-28. Retrieved 2007-10-29.
  5. ^ "Hydro Retro, Clement-Bayard, pdf (French) Clément-Bayard, sans peur et sans reproche par Gérard Hartmann" (PDF).