1938 French Grand Prix

The 1938 French Grand Prix (formally the XXXII Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France) was a Grand Prix motor race which was held at Reims-Gueux on 3 July 1938. The race was held over 64 laps of the 7.8-kilometre (4.8 mi) course for a total distance of 500 kilometres (310 mi).

1938 French Grand Prix
Race 1 of 4 in the 1938 European Championship
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Race details
Date 3 July 1938
Official name XXXII Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France
Location Reims-Gueux
Reims, France
Course Public roads
Course length 7.816 km (4.857 mi)
Distance 64 laps, 500.22 km (310.82 mi)
Pole position
Driver Mercedes-Benz
Time 2:39.2
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz
Time 2:45.1
Podium
First Mercedes-Benz
Second Mercedes-Benz
Third Mercedes-Benz

Like the other races in the 1938 European Drivers' Championship, the French Grand Prix was held to new regulations for 1938, mandating a maximum engine capacity of 4.5L, or 3L for supercharged engines, as well as minimum weights based on a sliding scale depending on engine size, with the largest engine cars needing to weigh at least 850 kilograms (1,870 lb).[1]

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26   Manfred von Brauchitsch Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W154 64 3:04:38.5 2 1
2 24   Rudolf Caracciola Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W154 64 3:06:19.3[1][2] 3 2
3 28   Hermann Lang Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W154 63 +1 lap 1 3
4 4   René Carrière Talbot Darracq Talbot T26SS 54 +10 laps 6 4
DNF 2   Philippe Étancelin Talbot Darracq Talbot T26SS 38 Engine 7 5
DNF 10   Eugène Chaboud SEFAC SEFAC 2 8 7
DNF 16   Christian Kautz Auto Union Auto Union D 1 Accident 4 7
DNF 22   Jean-Pierre Wimille Bugatti Bugatti T59 1 Oil line 9 7
DNF 18   Rudolf Hasse Auto Union Auto Union D 1 Accident 5 7
Sources:[1][2][3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Hodges, David (1967). The French Grand Prix. pp. 121–125.
  2. ^ a b Snellman, Leif. "1938 Grand Prix Season Part 3". The Golden Era of Grand Prix Racing. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  3. ^ "1938 French Grand Prix". Motor Sport Magazine Database. Retrieved 2 January 2019.


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