VI Großer Preis der Schweiz
1939

Swiss Grand Prix
20 August 1939
Bremgarten Bern, Road course
Race 4 of 4 in the 1939 European Championship

Switzerland

The race was run in two heats, one for Voiturettes and one for GP cars, with the best from each heat going to a combined final.

Entries and results:
No.   Driver: Car: Engine:   Entrant: Class:  
2 Rudolf Hasse Auto Union D 3.0 V-12 Auto Union AG Grand Prix  
4 Hermann Müller Auto Union D 3.0 V-12 Auto Union AG Grand Prix  
6 Tazio Nuvolari Auto Union D 3.0 V-12 Auto Union AG Grand Prix  
8 Hans Stuck Auto Union D 3.0 V-12 Auto Union AG Grand Prix  
10 Manfred von Brauchitsch Mercedes-Benz W154 3.0 V-12 Daimler-Benz AG Grand Prix  
12 Hans Hugo Hartmann Mercedes-Benz W154 3.0 V-12 Daimler-Benz AG Grand Prix  
12 Heinz Brendel Mercedes-Benz W154 3.0 V-12 Daimler-Benz AG Grand Prix res.
14 Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz W154 3.0 V-12 Daimler-Benz AG Grand Prix  
16 Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz W154 3.0 V-12 Daimler-Benz AG Grand Prix  
18 Robert Mazaud Delahaye 135S 3.6 S-6 Robert Mazaud Grand Prix  
20 Raymond Sommer Alfa Romeo Tipo 308 3.0 S-8 Raymond Sommer Grand Prix dna
22 Luigi Chinetti Delahaye     Ecurie Lucy O'Rilley Schell Grand Prix dna
24 Max Christen Maserati 26B 2.0 S-8 Max Christen Grand Prix  
26     Delahaye     Ecurie Lucy O'Rilley Schell Grand Prix dna
28 René Dreyfus Maserati 8CTF 3.0 S-8   Ecurie Lucy O'Rilley Schell Grand Prix  
30 "Raph" Maserati 8CTF 3.0 S-8   Ecurie Lucy O'Rilley Schell Grand Prix dns
32 Kenneth Evans Alfa Romeo Tipo B 3.0 S-8 Kenneth Evans Grand Prix  
40 Paul Pietsch Maserati 4CL 1.5 S-4   Officine A. Maserati? Voiturette  
42 Heinz Dipper Maserati 6CM 1.5 S-6   Süddeutsche Renngemeinschaft Voiturette dna
44 Leonhard Joa Maserati 4CM 1.5 S-4   Süddeutsche Renngemeinschaft Voiturette  
46 Marc Horvilleur Maserati 4CM 1.5 S-4   M. Horvilleur Voiturette  
48 Robert Ansell ERA B 1.5 S-6 R. Ansell Voiturette  
50 Allen Pollock ERA A 1.5 S-6 A. Pollock Voiturette  
52 Tony Rolt ERA B 1.5 S-6 A. Rolt Voiturette dna
54 John Wakefield Maserati 4CL 1.5 S-4 J. Wakefield Voiturette  
56 Guido Barbieri Maserati 6CM 1.5 S-6 G. Barbieri Voiturette  
58 Ettore Bianco Maserati 4CL 1.5 S-4 E. Bianco Voiturette dna
60 Giovanni Rocco Maserati 4CL 1.5 S-4   Officine A. Maserati? Voiturette  
62 Emilio Romano Maserati 6CM 1.5 S-6 E. Romano Voiturette dna
64 Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo 158 1.5 S-8 Alfa Corse Voiturette  
66 Clemente Biondetti Alfa Romeo 158 1.5 S-8 Alfa Corse Voiturette  
68 Arialdo Ruggeri Maserati 4CL 1.5 S-4 Scuderia Ambrosiana Voiturette dna
70 Piero Taruffi Maserati 4CL 1.5 S-4 Scuderia Ambrosiana Voiturette dna
72 Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati 6C-34 3.0 S-6 Baron de Graffenried Grand Prix  

 

Grand Prix class heat results:

Position: No. Driver: Car: Laps: Time:
1st 16 Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz W154 20 53m 40.0s
2nd 14 Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz W154 20 53m 44.8s
3rd 10 Manfred von Brauchitsch Mercedes-Benz W154 20 54m 10.7s
4th 6 Tazio Nuvolari Auto Union D 20 54m 20.5s
5th 12 Hans Hugo Hartmann Mercedes-Benz W154 20 55m 33.1s
6th 8 Hans Stuck Auto Union D 19 54m 04.7s
7th 4 Hermann Müller Auto Union D 19 54m 32.7s
8th 2 Rudolf Hasse Auto Union D 19 54m 34.7s
9th 28 René Dreyfus Maserati 8CTF 19 56m 28.2s
10th 32 Kenneth Evans Alfa Romeo Tipo B 18 55m 10.7s
11th 72 Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati 6C-34 18 56m 43.1s
12th 18 Robert Mazaud Delahaye 135S 17 56m 39.3s
dnf 24 Max Christen Maserati 26B 6 failure
Fastest lap: Rudolf Caracciola (Mercedes-Benz)
2m36.0s = 168.0 km/h (104.4 mph)
Winner's average speed: 162.3 km/h (101.1 mph)

Voiturette class heat results:

Position: No. Driver: Car: Laps: Time:
1st 64 Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo 158 20 56m 28.0s
2nd 66 Clemente Biondetti Alfa Romeo 158 20 57m 05.0s
3rd 54 John Wakefield Maserati 4CL 20 57m 36.9s
4th 60 Giovanni Rocco Maserati 4CL 20 58m 14.9s
5th 40 Paul Pietsch Maserati 4CL 19 58m 05.9s
6th 48 Robert Ansell ERA B 19 59m 21.5s
7th 44 Leonhard Joa Maserati 4CM 18 58m 05.9s
8th 50 Allen Pollock ERA A 17 54m 01.7s
dnf 56 Guido Barbieri Maserati 6CM 3 failure
dnf 46 Marc Horvilleur Maserati 4CM 0 failure
Fastest lap: Giuseppe Farina (Alfa Romeo)
2m46.5s = 157.4 km/h (97.8 mph)
Winner's average speed: 154.7 km/h (96.1 mph)

Final heat results:

Position: No. Driver: Car: Class: Laps: Time:
1st 16 Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz W154 Grand Prix 30 1h 24m 47.6s
2nd 14 Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz W154 Grand Prix 30 1h 24m 50.7s
3rd 10 Manfred von Brauchitsch Mercedes-Benz W154 Grand Prix 30 1h 25m 57.5s
4th 4 Hermann Müller Auto Union D Grand Prix 30 1h 27m 01.3s
5th 6 Tazio Nuvolari Auto Union D Grand Prix 30 1h 27m 08.6s
6th 12 Hans Hugo Hartmann Mercedes-Benz W154 Grand Prix 29 1h 25m 00.0s
7th 64 Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo 158 Voiturette 29 1h 26m 01.6s
8th 28 René Dreyfus Maserati 8CTF Grand Prix 28 1h 25m 13.7s
9th 66 Clemente Biondetti Alfa Romeo 158 Voiturette 28 1h 25m 40.6s
10th 8 Hans Stuck Auto Union D Grand Prix 28 1h 25m 44.6s
11th 32 Kenneth Evans Alfa Romeo Tipo B Grand Prix 27 1h 27m 38.6s
12th 54 John Wakefield Maserati 4CL Voiturette 26 1h 26m 02.2s
13th 48 Robert Ansell ERA B Voiturette 25 1h 25m 23.6s
dnf 72 Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati 6C-34 Grand Prix 22  
dnf 2 Rudolf Hasse Auto Union D Grand Prix 20 failure
dnf 40 Paul Pietsch Maserati 4CL Voiturette 7  
dnf 60 Giovanni Rocco Maserati 4CL Voiturette 3  
Fastest lap: Hermann Lang (Mercedes-Benz)
2m38.4s = 165.4 km/h (102.8 mph)
Winner's average speed: 154.5 km/h (96.0 mph)