1934 Australian Grand Prix

The 1934 Australian Grand Prix was a motor race held at the Phillip Island circuit in Victoria, Australia on 19 March 1934.[1] The 200 mile race, which was organised by the Light Car Club of Australia, was the seventh Australian Grand Prix.[1] Contested as a handicap race, it was won by Bob Lea-Wright, driving a Singer Nine.[1]

Race classificationEdit

 
Bob Lea-Wright driving his Singer Nine to victory in the 1934 Australian Grand Prix
Position[1][2] Driver[1] No.[1] Car[1][2] Entrant[1] Handicap[1] Laps[1][2]
1 Bob Lea-Wright 20 Singer Nine Lea-Wright Motors 35 minutes 31
2 Bill Thompson 2 MG K3 Magnette R Lane Scratch 31
3 Jack Clements 22 MG J2 Midget J Clements 35 minutes 31
4 Les Jennings 9 MG Magna L Jennings 15 minutes 31
5 Harold Drake Richmond 12 Bugatti Type 37 H Drake Richmond 17 minutes 31
6 Cec Warren 6 MG J2 Midget Britannia Motors P/L 12 minutes 31
NC Arthur Terdich 3 Bugatti Type 37A AJ Terdich 4 minutes 29
NC Barnie Dentry 7 Riley Brooklands GB Dentry 13 minutes 28
DNF Geoff Disher 16 Salmson L Type G Disher 19 minutes 28
DNF Neil Gullifer 15 Ballot N Gullifer 18 minutes 28
DNF R Anderson 10 MG Magna R Anderson 15 minutes 20
DNF Les Murphy 21 MG J2 Midget L Murphy 35 minutes 14
DNF Johnny Summers 8 MG Magna JH Summers 14 minutes 13
DNF Bill Williamson 19 Riley 9 JW Williamson 32 minutes 10
DNF Ernie Nichols 11 Bugatti Type 37 E Nichols 15 minutes 8
DNF Jack McCutcheon 5 Bugatti Type 37 K MacMeikan 15 minutes 7
DNF R Johnstone 14 Lombard HWH Lowe 17 minutes 6
DNF Arthur Wylie 13 Bugatti Type 37 AJ Wylie 17 minutes 3
DNF Norman Putt 18 MG K1 Magnette Britannia Motors P/L 20 minutes 3
DNF Ken McKinney 17 Austin 7 K McKinney 20 minutes 1
DNS Jack Edwards 4 Bugatti Type 30 AC Smith - -

Of the twenty starters, six completed the course within the prescribed time limit.[3]

Key:

  • NC: Not classified
  • DNF: Did not finish
  • DNS: Did not start

Notes:

  • Race distance: 31 laps, 206 miles, 321.8 kilometres (200.0 mi)[2]
  • Winner's race time: 3 hours 12 minutes 10 seconds (63.5 miles per hour (102.2 km/h))[1]
  • Winning margin: 24 seconds[2]
  • Fastest lap: Bill Thompson, 4 minutes 43 seconds[1] (84 miles per hour (135 km/h))[4]
  • Fastest time: Bill Thompson, 2 hours 37 minutes and 21 seconds[4] (Thompson was awarded the prize for the "Fastest time",[4] this being actual running time,[1] ignoring handicap.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m John Blanden, 1934 Australian Grand Prix, A History Of Australian Grand Prix 1928-1939, pages 101 to 114
  2. ^ a b c d e The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix, 1986, pages 60 to 72
  3. ^ Light Car Club race - Grand Prix at Cowes - Victory for Lea-Wright, The Age, Tuesday, March 20, 1934, Page 10
  4. ^ a b c "GRAND PRIX". The Sydney Morning Herald. No. 30, 018. New South Wales, Australia. 20 March 1934. p. 10. Retrieved 22 May 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
Preceded by Australian Grand Prix
1934
Succeeded by