Classic Car Catalogue

Grand Prix de l'A.C.F.
1934

Name: French Grand Prix
Date: 1 July 1934
Location: Autodrome de Linas-Montlhéry
  Race 2 of 6 in the 1934 Grandes Épreuves

France

The first apearance of the "Silberpfeile" (Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz).

Entries and results:
No.   Driver: Car: Engine:   Entrant: Position:
2 Hans Stuck Auto Union A 4.4 V-16 Auto Union AG drove #4
4 August Momberger Auto Union A 4.4 V-16 Auto Union AG drove #10
6 Achille Varzi Alfa Romeo Tipo-B P3 2.9 S-8 Scuderia Ferrari  
8 Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz W25 3.4 S-8 Daimler-Benz AG  
10 Hermann zu Leiningen Auto Union A 4.4 V-16 Auto Union AG dns
12 Louis Chiron Alfa Romeo Tipo-B P3 2.9 S-8 Scuderia Ferrari  
14 Tazio Nuvolari Bugatti T59 3.3 S-8 Automobiles E. Bugatti  
16 Robert Benoist Bugatti T59 3.3 S-8 Automobiles E. Bugatti  
18 René Dreyfus Bugatti T59 3.3 S-8 Automobiles E. Bugatti  
20 Carlo Felice Trossi Alfa Romeo Tipo-B P3 2.9 S-8 Scuderia Ferrari  
22 Manfred von Brauchitsch Mercedes-Benz W25 3.4 S-8 Daimler-Benz AG  
24 Goffredo Zehender Maserati 8C 2.5 S-8 Officine A. Maserati  
26 Philippe Étancelin Maserati 8CM 3.0 S-8 Philippe Étancelin  
28 Raymond Sommer SEFAC 2.8 2x4 SEFAC dna
30 Luigi Fagioli Mercedes-Benz W25 3.4 S-8 Daimler-Benz AG  
  Ernst Henne Mercedes-Benz W25 3.4 S-8 Daimler-Benz AG res.
32 Peter de Paolo Maserati 8CM 3.0 S-8   Ecurie Braillard? dna

 

Results:

Position: No. Driver: Car: Laps: Time:
1st 12 Louis Chiron Alfa Romeo Tipo-B P3 40 3h 39m 14.0s
2nd 6 Achille Varzi Alfa Romeo Tipo-B P3 40 3h 42m 31.9s
3rd 20 Carlo Felice Trossi / "Guy" Moll Alfa Romeo Tipo-B P3 40 3h 43m 23.8s
4th 16 Robert Benoist Bugatti T59 36 3h 39m 27.0s
dnf 24 Goffredo Zehender Maserati 8C 33 failure
dnf 2 Hans Stuck Auto Union A 32 failure
dnf 14 Tazio Nuvolari / Jean-Pierre Wimille Bugatti T59 17 failure
dnf 18 René Dreyfus Bugatti T59 16 failure
dnf 8 Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz W25 15 failure
dnf 30 Luigi Fagioli Mercedes-Benz W25 14 failure
dnf 22 Manfred von Brauchitsch Mercedes-Benz W25 11 failure
dnf 26 Philippe Étancelin Maserati 8CM 11 failure
dnf 4 August Momberger Auto Union A 10 failure
Fastest lap: Louis Chiron (Alfa Romeo)
5m06.0s = 147.0 km/h (91.3 mph)
Winner's average speed: 136.7 km/h (85.0 mph)