Classic Car Catalogue

Grand Prix de l'A.C.F.
1938

French Grand Prix
3 July 1938
Reims-Gueux race track
Race 1 of 4 in the 1938 European Championship

France

In 1936 and 1937 The French GP was only a national event with almost exclusively French drivers taking part in it.

Entries and results:
No.   Driver: Car: Engine:   Entrant:  
2 Philippe Étancelin Talbot T150C 4.5 S-6 Talbot Darracq  
4 René Carrière Talbot T150C 4.5 S-6 Talbot Darracq  
6     Talbot T150C 4.5 S-6 Talbot Darracq dna
8 Robert Mazaud Delage 4.5 V-12 Louis Delage dna
10 Eugène Chaboud SEFAC 3.0 2x4 SEFAC  
12 Achille Varzi Maserati 8CTF 3.0 S-8 Officine A. Maserati dna
14 Carlo Felice Trossi Maserati 8CTF 3.0 S-8 Officine A. Maserati dna
16 Christian Kautz Auto Union C/D 3.0 V-12 Auto Union AG  
18 Rudolf Hasse Auto Union C/D 3.0 V-12 Auto Union AG  
20 Hermann Müller Auto Union C/D 3.0 V-12 Auto Union AG dns
res. Ulrich Bigalke Auto Union C/D 3.0 V-12 Auto Union AG dns
22 Jean-Pierre Wimille Bugatti T59/50B3   Automobiles E. Bugatti  
24 Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz W154 3.0 V-12 Daimler-Benz AG  
26 Manfred von Brauchitsch Mercedes-Benz W154 3.0 V-12 Daimler-Benz AG  
28 Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz W154 3.0 V-12 Daimler-Benz AG  
res. Richard Seaman Mercedes-Benz W154 3.0 V-12 Daimler-Benz AG dns
30 René Dreyfus Delahaye 145 4.5 V-12 Ecurie Bleue dna
32 Gianfranco Comotti Delahaye 145 4.5 V-12 Ecurie Bleue dna
34     Delahaye 145 4.5 V-12 Ecurie Bleue dna

Results:

Position: No. Driver: Car: Laps: Time:
1st 26 Manfred von Brauchitsch Mercedes-Benz W154 64 3h 04m 38.5s
2nd 24 Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz W154 64 3h 06m 19.3s
3rd 28 Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz W154 63 3h 04m 54.3s
4th 4 René Carrière Talbot T150C 54 2h 06m 28.8s
dnf 2 Philippe Étancelin Talbot T150C 38 failure
dnf 10 Eugène Chaboud SEFAC 2 failure
dnf 16 Christian Kautz Auto Union C/D 0 acc.
dnf 22 Jean-Pierre Wimille Bugatti T59/50B3 0 failure
dnf 18 Rudolf Hasse Auto Union C/D 0 acc.
Fastest lap: Hermann Lang (Mercedes Benz)
lap 17 in 2m45.1s = 170.6 km/h (106.0 mph)
Winner's average speed: 162.88 km/h (101.1 mph)