1935 Grand Prix season

1935 AIACR European Championship season
European Champion
Germany Rudolf Caracciola
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1935 Grand Prix season
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The 1935 Grand Prix season was the third AIACR European Championship season. There were 35 non-championship races and seven races that counted for the European Championship. The championship was won by Rudolf Caracciola, driving for the Mercedes-Benz team.

Note that the Nazi German flag, bearing the swastika, was adopted on 15 September 1935 – one week before the final championship race of the season.

EntrantsEdit

TeamsEdit

 
Scuderia Ferrari were the works Alfa Romeo team for the 1935 season, and raced the P3 model.
 
Bugatti entered their year old Type 59 model, seen here without its engine cover.
 
Mercedes-Benz's entry came in the form of the W25.

Works teamsEdit

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Driver
  Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W25 3.7/4.0/4.3 litres Straight-8   Rudolf Caracciola full-time
  Luigi Fagioli full-time
  Manfred von Brauchitsch full-time
  Hermann Lang
  Hanns Geier
  Auto Union Auto Union B 4.9/5.6 litres V16   Hans Stuck full-time
  Bernd Rosemeyer full-time
  Achille Varzi full-time
  Paul Pietsch
  Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo Tipo B "P3"
8C-35
3.2/3.8 litres Straight-8
3.8 litres Straight-8
  Tazio Nuvolari full-time
  René Dreyfus full-time
  Louis Chiron full-time
  Attilio Marinoni
  Antonio Brivio
  Scuderia Subalpina Maserati 6C-34
V8-RI
3.2 litres Straight-6
4.2 litres V8
  Goffredo Zehender
  Philippe Étancelin
  Pietro Ghersi
  Giuseppe Farina
  Eugenio Siena
  Marcel Lehoux
  Automobiles E.Bugatti Bugatti T59 3.3/3.8 litres Straight-8   Piero Taruffi
  Robert Benoist
  Jean-Pierre Wimille
  ERA ERA B 2.0 litres Straight-6   Raymond Mays
  Ernst von Delius

Independent teamsEdit

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Driver
  Scuderia Villapadierna Maserati 8CM 3.0 litres Straight-8   Marcel Lehoux
  Gruppo san Giorgio Alfa Romeo
Maserati
Tipo B "P3"
26M
3.0 litres Straight-8
2.5 litres Straight-8
  Renato Balestrero
  Luigi Soffietti Maserati 8CM 3.0 litres Straight-8   Luigi Soffietti
  Pietro Ghersi
  Earl Howe Bugatti
Maserati
T59
8CM
3.2 litres Straight-8
3.0 litres Straight-8
  Earl Howe
  Brian Lewis
  Gino Rovere Maserati 6C-34 3.7 litres Straight-6   Giuseppe Farina
  Franco Sardi Alfa Romeo Tipo B "P3" 2.9 litres Straight-8   Ferdinando Barbieri

Private entriesEdit

Driver Constructor Chassis Engine Races entered
  Raymond Sommer Alfa Romeo Tipo B "P3" 3.2 litres Straight-8 BEL, SUI, ESP
  László Hartmann Maserati 8CM 3.0 litres Straight-8 GER, SUI
  Hans Rüesch Maserati 8CM 3.0 litres Straight-8 GER
  Genaro Léoz-Abad Bugatti ? ESP

Season reviewEdit

European Championship Grands PrixEdit

Rd Date Name Circuit Winning driver Winning team Report
1 22 April   Monaco Grand Prix Monaco   Luigi Fagioli Mercedes-Benz Report
2 23 June   French Grand Prix Montlhéry   Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
3 14 July   Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps   Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
4 28 July   German Grand Prix Nürburgring   Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
5 25 August   Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten   Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
6 8 September   Italian Grand Prix Monza   Hans Stuck Auto Union Report
7 22 September   Spanish Grand Prix Lasarte   Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report

Non-championship Grands PrixEdit

Date Name Circuit Winning driver Winning team Report
10 February   Norwegian Grand Prix Bogstad, Oslo   Per-Viktor Widengren Alfa Romeo Report
17 February   Vallentunaloppet Vallentnasjön   Per-Viktor Widengren Alfa Romeo Report
24 February   Pau Grand Prix Pau   Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
28 April   Targa Florio Madonie   Antonio Brivio Alfa Romeo Report
5 May   Tunis Grand Prix Carthage Street Circuit   Achille Varzi Auto Union Report
12 May   Tripoli Grand Prix Mellaha   Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
12 May   Finnish Grand Prix Eläintarharata   Karl Ebb Mercedes-Benz Report
19 May   Bergamo Circuit Bergamo   Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
26 May   Avusrennen AVUS   Luigi Fagioli Mercedes-Benz Report
26 May   Picardy Grand Prix Péronne   Robert Benoist Bugatti Report
26 May   Orléans Circuit Orléans   Robert Cazaux Bugatti Report
31 May   Mannin Moar Douglas   Brian Lewis Bugatti Report
2 June   U.M.F. Grand Prix Montlhéry   Raymond Sommer Alfa Romeo Report
2 June   Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix Gávea   Riccardo Carú Fiat Report
9 June   Biella Circuit Biella   Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
9 June   Grand Prix des Frontières Chimay   Rudolf Steinweg Bugatti Report
16 June   Eifelrennen Nürburgring   Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
30 June   Penya Rhin Grand Prix Montjuïc Park   Luigi Fagioli Mercedes-Benz Report
30 June   Lorraine Grand Prix Nancy   Louis Chiron Alfa Romeo Report
7 July   Turin Circuit Valentino Park   Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
7 July   Grand Prix de la Marne Reims-Gueux   René Dreyfus Alfa Romeo Report
21 July   Dieppe Grand Prix Dieppe   René Dreyfus Alfa Romeo Report
21 July   Varese Circuit Varese   Vittorio Belmondo Alfa Romeo Report
4 August   Grand Prix du Comminges Saint-Gaudens   Raymond Sommer Alfa Romeo Report
4 August   Coppa Ciano Montenero   Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
15 August   Coppa Acerbo Pescara   Achille Varzi Auto Union Report
18 August   Nice Grand Prix Nice   Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
15 September   Modena Grand Prix Modena   Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
15 September   Estonian Grand Prix Pirita-Kose   Karl Ebb Mercedes-Benz Report
29 September   Masaryk Grand Prix Brno   Bernd Rosemeyer Auto Union Report
29 September   Coppa Edda Ciano Lucca   Mario Tadini Alfa Romeo Report
5 October   Donington Grand Prix Donington Park   Richard Shuttleworth Alfa Romeo Report
6 October   Coppa della Sila Cosenza   Antonio Brivio Alfa Romeo Report
19 October   Mountain Championship Brooklands   Richard Shuttleworth Alfa Romeo Report
20 October   Estoril Circuit Estoril   Francisco Ribeiro Ferreira Bugatti Report

Championship final standingsEdit

Pos Driver MON
 
FRA
 
BEL
 
GER
 
SUI
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
Pts
1   Rudolf Caracciola Ret 1 1 3 1 Ret 1 17
2   Luigi Fagioli 1 4 2 6 2 Ret 2 22
3   Manfred von Brauchitsch Ret 2 Ret 5 Ret Ret 3 34
4   Tazio Nuvolari Ret Ret 1 5 Ret Ret 35
5   Hans Stuck Ret 2 11 1 Ret 36
=   René Dreyfus 2 4 7 2 36
7   Bernd Rosemeyer Ret 4 3 Ret 5 39
=   Achille Varzi 5 8 4 Ret Ret 39
=   Raymond Sommer 6 6 Ret 9 7 39
10   Louis Chiron 5 Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 40
11   Goffredo Zehender 7 3 11 Ret 42
12   Hermann Lang Ret 6 Ret 45
13   Robert Benoist Ret 5 6 46
=   Philippe Étancelin 4 Ret Ret Ret 46
15   Piero Taruffi 7 Ret 5 47
=   Paul Pietsch 9 3 47
17   Marcel Lehoux 6 8 48
18   Jean-Pierre Wimille Ret Ret 4 49
19   Antonio Brivio 3 Ret 50
=   Earl Howe Ret 10 50
21   Pietro Ghersi 12 Ret 51
=   Renato Balestrero Ret 12 51
=   Giuseppe Farina Ret 8 DNS 51
24   Attilio Marinoni 4 52
=   Hanns Geier 7 52
=   Luigi Soffietti 8 52
=   Hans Rüesch 10 52
=   László Hartmann Ret Ret 52
29   José de Villapadierna Ret 53
=   Raymond Mays Ret 53
=   Genaro Léoz-Abad Ret 53
32   Piero Dusio Ret 55
=   Ferdinando Barbieri Ret 55
=   Brian Lewis Ret 55
=   Eugenio Siena Ret 55
Pos Driver MON
 
FRA
 
BEL
 
GER
 
SUI
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
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

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

Etzrodt, Hans. "Grand Prix Winners 1895–1949 : Part 3 (1934–1949)". The Golden Era of Grand Prix Racing. Archived from the original on 6 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-05.

Leif Snellman and Hans Etzrodt. "1935". The Golden Era of Grand Prix Racing. Archived from the original on 5 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-05.

Galpin, Darren. "1935 Grands Prix". The GEL Motorsport Information Page. Retrieved 2007-08-05.