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I PRIX DE BERNE
(Voiturette 1500cc)

Bremgarten- Bern (CH), 26 August 1934
14 laps x 7.280 km (4.524 mi) = 101.92 km (63.33 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

42Willi BriemW. BriemAmilcarC61.1
44Ernst BurggallerE.G. BurggallerBugattiT51A1.5S-8
46Johann HummelJ. HummelAmilcarC6
48Bobby KohlrauschB. KohlrauschMGK31.1
50Heinz KrebsH. KrebsMGMidget0.7
52Hans SimonsH. SimonsBugattiT37A1.5S-4
54Armand GirodA. GirodSalmson8C1.1
56Anne-Cecile Rose-ItierMme. Rose-ItierBugattiT51A1.5S-8
58Pierre VeyronP. VeyronBugattiT51A1.5S-8
60Cholmondley-TapperCholmondley-TapperBugattiT37A1.5S-4
62Earl HoweEarl HoweDelage15S81.5S-8
64Luigi CastelbarcoL. CastelbarcoMaserati4CM1.5S-4
66Roberto MalagutiR. MalagutiMaserati4CMS-4
68Luigi PlatéL. PlatéTalbot7001.5
70XOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CM1.5S-4DNA
72Raffaele TotiGruppo Genovese San GiorgioMaserati4CMS-4
74Harry HerkuleynsH. HerkuleynsMGK3 Magnette1.1
76Marie-Louise von KozmianMrs. von KozmianBugattiT37A1.5S-4
78B. KesslerB. KesslerMaserati4CM1.5S-4
80Hans RüeschH. RüeschMaserati4CS
82Bruno SojkaF. SchmidtBugattiT51A1.5S-8
84Hugh HamiltonWhitney Straight Ltd.MGK3 Magnette1.1
86Richard SeamanWhitney Straight Ltd.MGK3 Magnette1.1
88László HartmannL. HartmannBugattiT37A1.5S-4



Seaman's astonishing victory
Entries:

     
Practice:
Race:
This was the main Voiturette race of the year. The race started 10.30 AM in pouring rain.
Pole Position
46
Hummel

Amilcar

76
von Kozmian

Bugatti

74
Herkuleyns

MG

62
Howe

Delage

58
Veyron

Bugatti

66
Malaguti

Maserati

82
Sojka

Bugatti

54
Girod

Salmson

78
Kessler

Maserati

52
Simons

Bugatti

48
Kohlrausch

MG

64
Castelbarco

Maserati

44
Burggaller

Bugatti

60
Cholmondley

Bugatti

80
Rüesch

Maserati

42
Briem

Amilcar

88
L Hartmann

Bugatti

50
Krebs

MG

56
Rose-Itier

Bugatti

72
Toti

Maserati

68
L Platé

Talbot

84
Hamilton

MG

86
Seaman

MG

This was the main Voiturette race of the year. The race started 10.30 AM in pouring rain. To the disappointment of the crowd the Swiss driver Kessler (Maserati) had to retire while in first position leaving Malaguti (Maserati) to take over the lead. Seaman (MG) was working his way up from his back row start position, finally to pass Veyron for second place. Then Malaguti got engine problems and Seaman went on to a sensational win in his 1100cc car against the 1500cc field. This was the first international victory for the until then almost unknown Seaman.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.86Richard SeamanWhitney Straight Ltd.MGK3 Magnette1.1 1450m43.8s 
2.58Pierre VeyronP. VeyronBugattiT51A1.5S-81451m05.8s+ 23.0s
3.44Ernst BurggallerE.G. BurggallerBugattiT51A1.5S-81451m11.4s+ 29.6s
4.82Bruno SojkaF. SchmidtBugattiT51A1.5S-81451m41.0s+ 58.2s
5.62Earl HoweEarl HoweDelage15S81.5S-81451m53.6m+ 1m10.8s
6.64Luigi CastelbarcoL. CastelbarcoMaserati4CM1.5S-41452m18.4s+ 1m35.6s
7.54Armand GirodA. GirodSalmson8C1.1 1452m58.6s+ 2m15.8s
8.60Cholmondley-TapperCholmondley-TapperBugattiT37A1.5S-41453m20.4s+ 2m37.6s
9.56Anne-Cecile Rose-ItierMme. Rose-ItierBugattiT51A1.5S-81454m00.4s+ 3m17.6s
10.76Marie-Louise von KozmianMrs. von KozmianBugattiT37A1.5S-41454m20.0s+ 3m37.2s
?68Luigi PlatéL. PlatéTalbot7001.5    
?72Raffaele TotiGruppo Genovese San GiorgioMaserati4CM S-4   
?42Willi BriemW. BriemAmilcarC61.1    
?88László HartmannL. HartmannBugattiT37A1.5S-4   
?50Heinz KrebsH. KrebsMGMidget0.7    
?80Hans RüeschH. RüeschMaserati4CS     
?48Bobby KohlrauschB. KohlrauschMGK31.1    
?52Hans SimonsH. SimonsBugattiT37A1.5S-4   
?66Roberto MalagutiR. MalagutiMaserati4CM S-4   
?46Johann HummelJ. HummelAmilcarC6     
?74Harry HerkuleynsH. HerkuleynsMGK3 Magnette1.1    
DNF84Hugh HamiltonWhitney Straight Ltd.MGK3 Magnette1.1 6engine 
DNF78B. KesslerB. KesslerMaserati4CM1.5S-43  
Fastest lap: B. Kessler (Maserati) in 3m04s = 142.4 km/h (88.5 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 120.5 km/h (74.9 mph)
Weather: heavy rain.



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I GROßER PREIS DER SCHWEIZ

Bremgarten- Bern (CH), 26 August 1934
70 laps x 7.280 km (4.524 mi) = 509.60 km (316.65 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Hermann zu LeiningenAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16
4August MombergerAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16
6Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16
8Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW253.4S-8
10Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW253.4S-8
12Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW253.4S-8
14René DreyfusAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT593.3S-8
16Earl HoweEarl HoweMaserati8CM2.3S-8
18Clifton Penn-HughesC. Penn-HughesAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8DNA
20Tazio NuvolariT. NuvolariMaserati8CM3.0S-8
22Luigi SoffiettiL. SoffiettiAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8DNA
24Renato BalestreroGruppo Genovese San GiorgioAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
26Goffredo ZehenderOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4C 25002.5S-4DNA - raced at St Gaudens
28Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8
30Pietro GhersiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8
32Achille VarziScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8
36Hans RüeschH. RüeschMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNS
38László HartmannL. HartmannBugattiT35B2.3S-8
40Hugh HamiltonWhitney Straight LtdMaserati8CM3.0S-8



Instant classic
The first Swiss Grand Prix was held at Bremgarten. The enthusiasm in the city of Bern was great and the organizers succeeded in making the Grand Prix race to an instant classic.
Entries:
The Comminges Grand Prix was run in France the same day so some teams like Ferrari split their effort and started in both races.
      Von Brauchitsch was out from hospital after his Nürburgring accident and turned up for the Swiss GP. He had to be helped in and out of the car in considerable pain and had a pillow to support his back when driving.
Practice:

     
Race:
After the Prix de Berne Voiturette race won by Dick Seaman it was time for the GP class. Stuck had received the best starting place for fastest practice time, all other positions drawn by ballot.
Pole Position
26
Biondetti

Maserati

32
Varzi

Alfa Romeo

6
Stuck

Auto Union

28
Chiron

Alfa Romeo

*



24
Balestrero

Alfa Romeo

20
Nuvolari

Maserati

38
L Hartmann

Bugatti

30
Ghersi

Alfa Romeo

10
Caracciola

Mercedes-Benz

2
Leiningen

Auto Union

40
Hamilton

Maserati

8
Brauchitsch

Mercedes-Benz

12
Fagioli

Mercedes-Benz

14
Dreyfus

Bugatti

16
Howe

Maserati

4
Momberger

Auto Union

* 36 Rüesch (Maserati) DNS

Stuck took an early command of the race followed by Nuvolari, Chiron and Dreyfus. Chiron was struggling and was passed by Dreyfus. Nuvolari had to change plugs on lap 28, stopped again on lap 30 to add water but he finally retired on lap 36 with engine troubleSoon . On the demanding circuit the "Flying Mantuan" was able to show his great talent, chasing the Auto Union lap after lap with his clearly inferior Maserati until he got a misfire and had to retire with engine trouble.
      The track seemed not to suit the Ferrari Alfas and for the first time that year they found themselves really outclassed. The race was also a disaster for the Mercedes-Benz team, their cars suffering from brake trouble and problems with the fuel pumps. Von Brauchitsch was soon out with engine trouble, Caracciola gave up with brake problems and handed over the car to Geier on lap eight and Fagioli run a low sixth.
      With Nuvolari out the hopes for a good Maserati finish was also gone because the rest of the privateers were struggling far back in the field. It was instead Dreyfus' Bugatti that took over the second place. He was not to hold it, however, for near the end of the race he had to make a stop for water and Momberger passed him to give Auto Union a 1-2 result.
      On the last lap there was a tragedy, as Team Straight driver Hugh Hamilton, probably because of a defective tire, slid off the road and into the wood, hit a tree and ricocheted into another tree. Hamilton, perhaps the top British driver at that time, died instantly.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.6Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16703h37m51.6s
2.4August MombergerAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16693h27m54.4s
3.14René DreyfusAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT593.3S-8693h38m10.2s
4.32A. Varzi / C. TrossiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8692h39m53.4s
5.28Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8693h40m35.8s
6.12Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW253.4S-8683h38m34.4s
7.30Pietro GhersiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8663h38m50.0s
8.24R. Balestrero / C. BiondettiGruppo Genovese San GiorgioAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8663h38m58.4s
DNF40Hugh HamiltonWhitney Straight LtdMaserati8CM3.0S-865fatal crash
NC16Earl HoweEarl HoweMaserati8CM2.3S-8633h40m46.8s
NC10R. Caracciola / H. Geier Daimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW253.4S-8623h39m59.2s
DNF8Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW253.4S-852oil pipe
DNF24Renato BalestreroGruppo Genovese San GiorgioAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-847gearbox
DNF20Tazio NuvolariT. NuvolariMaserati8CM3.0S-836engine
DNF2Hermann zu LeiningenAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-1618gearbox
DNF38László HartmannL. HartmannBugattiT35B2.3S-813mechanical problem
Fastest lap: August Momberger (Auto Union) in 2m53.0s = 151.5 km/h (94.1 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 140.3 km/h (87.2 mph)
Weather:



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X GRAND PRIX DU COMMINGES

St Gaudens (F), 26 August 1934
35 laps x 11.005 km (6.838 mi) = 385.2 km (239.3 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Whitney StraightWhitley StraightMaserati8CM3.0S-8
4"Buddy" FeatherstonhaughWhitley StraightMaserati26M2.5S-8
6Raymond SommerR. SommerMaserati8CM3.0S-8
8Jean-Pierre WimilleAutomobiles Ettore BugattiBugattiT593.3S-8
10Goffredo ZehenderG. ZehenderMaserati8CM3.0S-8
12Benoît FalchettoEcurie BraillardMaserati8CM3.0S-8
14José ScaronEcurie BraillardMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNA
16José de VillapadiernaComte de VillapadiernaMaserati8CM3.0S-8
18Philippe EtancelinP. EtancelinMaserati8CM3.0S-8
20Louis DelmotL. DelmotBugattiT512.3S-8
22Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Alfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
24Genaro Léoz-AbadG. Léoz-AbadBugattiT512.3S-8DNA
26R. BlondiauxR. BlondiauxBugattiT512.3S-8DNA
28Robert BrunetR. BrunetBugattiT512.3S-8
30Juan ZanelliJ. ZanelliAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
32Marcel LehouxScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
34Gianfranco ComottiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8



Comotti victorous for Scuderia Ferrari
The Comminges GP was held the same day as the Swiss GP. The German teams of course concentrated their efforts on the Swiss event but both Scuderia Ferrari and the Whitney Straight entered cars at both races.
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Race:

     
Pole Position
18
Etancelin

Maserati
4m23s

32
Lehoux

Alfa Romeo
4m29s

2
Straight

Maserati
4m32s

34
Comotti

Alfa Romeo
4m33s

6
Sommer

Maserati
4m37s

8
Wimille

Bugatti
4m41s

4
Featherstonhaugh

Maserati
4m52s

30
Zanelli

Alfa Romeo
4m55s

10
Zehender

Maserati
5m05m

16
de Villapadierna

Maserati
5m06s

28
Brunet

Bugatti
5m13s

12
Falchetto

Maserati
5m20s

22
Hellé-Nice

Alfa Romeo
5m41s

20
Delmot

Bugatti
5m53s

At the start of the race Straight went into the lead and held it for a few laps but then he was passed by both Comotti (Alfa Romeo) and Étancelin (Maserati). The French driver was, however, forced to retire with mechanical troubles so Straight went back into second place. But during an extra pitstop he had to see himself passed by Zehender. So with Ferrari's top drivers Varzi and Chiron away at the Swiss GP, Comotti, who had taken over the late Moll's place in the team, got the chance to lead home another Ferrari triumph at St. Gaudens. His team mate Lehoux retired in his last race for Ferrari with a broken valve after having made the fastest lap of the day.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.34Gianfranco ComottiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8352h33m49.8s
2.10Goffredo ZehenderG. ZehenderMaserati8CM3.0S-8352h35m05s+ 1m15s
3.2Whitney StraightWhitley StraightMaserati8CM3.0S-8352h36m45s+ 2m55s
4.12Benoît FalchettoEcurie BraillardMaserati8CM3.0S-834
5.8Jean-Pierre WimilleAutomobiles Ettore BugattiBugattiT593.3S-833
6.16José de VillapadiernaComte de VillapadiernaMaserati8CM3.0S-832
7.28Robert BrunetR. BrunetBugattiT512.3S-831
8.22Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Alfa RomeoMonza2.3S-827
DNF4"Buddy" FeatherstonhaughWhitley StraightMaserati26M2.5S-822starting handle
DNF20Louis DelmotL. DelmotBugattiT512.3S-813mechanical
DNF32Marcel LehouxScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-813valve
DNF30Juan ZanelliJ. ZanelliAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-812mechanical
DNF18Philippe EtancelinP. EtancelinMaserati8CM3.0S-812fuel feed
DNF6Raymond SommerR. SommerMaserati8CM3.0S-85mechanical
Fastest lap: Jean-Pierre Wimille (Bugatti) in 4m12s = 157.2 km/h (97.7 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 150.2 km/h (93.3 mph)
Pole position lap speed: 150.6 km/h (93.6 mph)
Weather:

Star August 1934: Auto Union had a pre-GP test at Monza and Varzi made some laps in Stuck's car. Possibly Varzi there and then signed for Auto Union for the 1935 season.
Star 1 September 1934: Dodson (MG Magnette) wins the RAC Tourist Trophy sports car handicap race at Ards near Belfast. (Results)



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I CIRCUITO DI BIELLA

Biella (I), 2 September 1934
3 heats x 25 laps x 2.199 km (1.366 mi) = 54.98 km (34.17 mi)
Final 40 laps x 2.199 km (1.366 mi) = 87.96 km (54.66 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Gianfranco ComottiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
4Carlo Felice TrossiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
6Achille VarziScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
8Renato BalestreroGruppo Genovese San GiorgioAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
10Clemente BiondettiGruppo Genovese San GiorgioMaserati26M2.5S-8
12Giuseppe BianchiScuderia BrianzaBugattiT39A1.5S-8
14Luigi CastelbarcoScuderia BrianzaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
16Giovanni LuraniCount LuraniMaserati4CS1.5
18G. Cornaggia-MediciG. Cornaggia-MediciAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
20Tazio NuvolariScuderia SienaAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
22Carlo RestelliC. RestelliAlfa Romeo6C1.7DNS
24Antonio BrivioA. BrivioBugattiT512.3S-8
26Giuseppe FarinaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
28Luigi PremoliL. PremoliMBP - Maserati2.3
30Gino RovereScuderia SubalpinaAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
32Luigi PagesL. PagesAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
34Umberto CasaretoU. CasaretoMaserati261.5S-8
36Giovanni MinozziScuderia SienaAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
38Giulio AyminiG. AyminiMonacoDNA
40Gianni ArezziG. ArezziAlfa Romeo6C-17501.7DNS
42Luigi PlatéL. PlatéTalbot700



Trossi for the third time
The first Biella race was held on a little circuit through the streets of the town with the same name. The race was run in three heats and a final.
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Heat 1:

     
Pole Position
28
Premoli

PBM

10
Biondetti

Maserati

4
Trossi

Alfa Romeo

34
Casareo

Maserati

36
Minozzi

Alfa Romeo

In the first heat Minozzi (Alfa Romeo "Monza") took an early lead but he was soon passed by the works Alfa of Trossi, who went on to win. Minozzi finished second and Biondetti (Maserati) third.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.4Carlo Felice TrossiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-82540m44.2s
2.36Giovanni MinozziScuderia SienaAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-82541m26.8s+ 42.6s

3.10Clemente BiondettiGruppo Genovese San GiorgioMaseratiT26M2.52542m09.6s+ 1m25.4s
4.28Luigi PremoliL. PremoliPBM - Maserati2.323
DNF34Umberto CasaretoU. CesaretoMaserati261.5S-83crash
Fastest lap: Carlo Felice Trossi (Alfa Romeo) in 1m35.6s = 82.8 km/h (51.5 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 81.0 km/h (50.3 mph)
Weather:
Heat 2:

     
Pole Position
20
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo

8
Balestrero

Alfa Romeo

2
Comotti

Alfa Romeo

26
Farina

Maserati

14
Castelbarco

Maserati

32
Pages

Alfa Romeo

In the second heat Nuvolari shined in Scuderia Siena's 2.3 litre "Monza" winning from Farina's 1.5 litre Alfa and Balestrero's 2.6 litre "Monza".

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.20Tazio NuvolariScuderia SienaAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-82540m19.0s
2.26Giuseppe FarinaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM1.5S-42540m39.6s+ 20.6s
3.8Renato BalestreroGruppo Genovese San GiorgioAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-82541m26.6s+ 1m27.6s

4.2Gianfranco ComottiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-82542m02s+ 1m43s
5.14Luigi CastelbarcoScuderia BrianzaMaserati4CM1.5S-424
6.32Luigi PagesL. PagesAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-824
Fastest lap: Tazio Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo) in 1m33.4s = 84.8 km7h (52.7 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 81.8 km/h (50.8 mph)
Weather:
Heat 3:

     
Pole Position
30
Rovere

Alfa Romeo

24
Brivio

Bugatti

6
Varzi

Alfa Romeo

12
Bianchi

Bugatti

18
Cornaggia

Alfa Romeo

16
Lurani

Maserati

42
L Platé

Talbot

Varzi dominated the last heat with his Ferrari-entered Alfa, finishing a minute and a half ahead of Brivio's works Bugatti with Rovere (Monza 2.6 litre) in third place.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.6Achille VarziScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-82539m42.0s
2.24Antonio BrivioA. BrivioBugattiT512.3S-82541m25.4s+ 1m43.4s

3.30Gino RovereScuderia SubalpinaAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-82542m41.8s+ 2m59.8s
4.18G. Cornaggia-MediciG. Cornaggia-MediciAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-82542m44.0s+ 3m02.0s
5.16Giovanni LuraniCount LuraniMaserati4CS1.524
6.12Giuseppe BianchiScuderia BrianzaBugattiT39A23
DNF42Luigi PlatéL. PlatéTalbot7001mechanical
Fastest lap: Achille Varzi (Alfa Romeo) in 1m31.2s = 86.8 km/h (53.9 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 83.0 km/h (51.6 mph)
Weather:
Final:

     
Pole Position
26
Farina

Maserati

20
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo

6
Varzi

Alfa Romeo

8
Balestrero

Alfa Romeo

24
Brivio

Bugatti

4
Trossi

Alfa Romeo

36
Minozzi

Alfa Romeo

When the flag dropped in the final Minozzi went into the lead followed by Varzi and Farina. During the race Farina with his Voiturette car was almost able to keep the same pace as the GP cars. Nuvolari had to retire with a broken rear suspension and Minozzi had also to retire leaving Varzi and Trossi to fight for the lead with Farina in third place. Trossi proved once again that he was the street circuit master, making the fastest lap (1:29.8) and taking the flag just 1/5 of a second in front of his team mate.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.4Carlo Felice TrossiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8401h02m57.2s
2.6Achille VarziScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8401h02m57.4s+ 0.2s
3.26Giuseppe FarinaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM1.5S-4401h03m44.4s+ 1m47.2s 1st voiturette
4.24Antonio BrivioA. BrivioBugattiT512.3S-8401h04m10.6s+ 2m13.4s
5.8Renato BalestreroGruppo Genovese San GiorgioAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-839
DNF20Tazio NuvolariScuderia SienaAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-825shock absorber
DNF36Giovanni MinozziScuderia SienaAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-818
Fastest lap: Carlo Felice Trossi (Alfa Romeo) in 1m29.8s = 88.2 km/h (54.8 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 83.8 km/h (52.1 mph)
Weather:



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XII° GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA

Autodromo di Monza (I), 9 September 1934
116 laps x 4.310 km (2.678 mi) = 499.96 km (310.66 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-8
4Achille VarziScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9?S-8
6Antonio BrivioAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT593.3S-8
8Tazio NuvolariOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati6C-343.2S-6
10Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16
12Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-8
14Carlo Felice TrossiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9?S-8
16Earl HoweEarl HoweBugattiT512.3S-8
18Goffredo ZehenderG. ZehenderMaserati8CM3.0S-8
20August MombergerAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16
22Ernst HenneDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-8
24Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8
26Whitney StraightWhitney StraightMaserati8CM3.0S-8
28Hermann zu LeiningenAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16
30Gianfranco ComottiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9?S-8
32Hans RüeschH. RüeschMaserati8CM3.0S-8



Caracciola back among the winners without taking the flag
As a result of the terrible accidents at Monza GP 1933, that cost the lives of Campari, Borzacchini and Czaykowski the authorities overreacted by reducing the track length from 10 km to 4.3 and filling the track with chicanes.
Entries:
The Mercedes-Benz team arrived to Monza without von Brauchitsch. After the Swiss GP von Brauchitsch suffered from pain in his eye and medical tests showed that he in fact had fractured his skull in the Nürburgring accident. He was sent back to the hospital bed for a ten weeks complete rest. He was not even allowed to listen to the GP race on radio.
      At Monza Nuvolari gave the new Maserati model 6C-34 its debut. The new car was heavy and all fluid including the brake fluid had to be drained before the car passed the 750 kg limit. (compare this to Eifelrennen!) This maneuver would be significant for the race results!
      After practice ended and the track shut down Fagioli's car was sent to the Milan autostrada. There Fagioli's mechanic, an ex. motorcycle racer named Hermann Lang, had his first taste of driving a racing car in 200km/h while running in the new brakes.
Practice:

     
Race:
Before the start of the race the cars and drivers paraded past the grandstands raising their arms in a fascist salute.
Pole Position
2
Caracciola

Mercedes Benz

4
Varzi

Alfa Romeo

*



8
Nuvolari

Maserati

10
Stuck

Auto Union

12
Fagioli

Mercedes Benz

14
Trossi

Alfa Romeo

16
Howe

Bugatti

18
Zehender

Maserati

20
Momberger

Auto Union

22
Henne

Mercedes Benz

24
Chiron

Alfa Romeo

26
Straight

Maserati

28
Leiningen

Auto Union

30
Comotti

Alfa Romeo

32
Rüesch

Alfa Romeo

* 6 Brivio (Bugatti) DNS

When the flag fell Stuck took the lead followed by Fagioli, Varzi and Caracciola. The Mercedes-Benz cars of Henne and Fagioli were soon out with mechanical problems. Caracciola took his car up to second and Nuvolari was well up with the leaders, having an giant duel with Varzi (who else?) but soon his brakes began to fade. The drained brake system had not been properly refilled!
      At 10 laps the order was Stuck, 20 seconds from Caracciola and 26 from zu Leiningen, who soon had to retire, and Momberger. After 20 laps Caracciola had closed the gap to 13 seconds and 10 laps later to 10 seconds. But five laps later the gap was up to 35 seconds the Mercedes driver having problems with his leg. Somehow Caracciola still managed to come back, closing the gap down to 12 seconds again.
      After leading for 59 laps Stuck took the car into the pits. The radiator had burnt his feet and zu Leiningen took over while Stuck was getting medical care.
      Due to the many chicanes the drivers had to take some 1600 corners during the race that took 4 3/4 hours. Caracciola was the new leader but the constant gear changing and braking was too much for his hip wound and when he came in for his pit stop on the next lap he almost fainted and had to be lifted from his car. The car was handled over to his team mate and greatest rival Fagioli.
      The track was brutal for the drivers. Comotti was forced to give over to Marioni, later Comotti in his turn took over from Trossi. After a ten lap rest Stuck took his car back from zu Leiningen and started to try to better his fourth position.
      Fagioli had led the second half of the race and went on to his second victory for Mercedes-Benz. Varzi was going well in second place until he struck gearbox problems and had to retire with 20 laps to go. Trossi held second place for a while but he fell back when he made a last pitstop leaving over the car to Comotti. Now it was Stuck's turn to take the second place, one lap behind Fagioli, and he finished in that position. Nuvolari's brakes had now gone completely and he braked the car with the gearbox alone. Still he did not give up and forced his car to finish in a honorable fourth place.
      Later Rüesch was disqualified as he had run out of fuel on the track and an assistant had met him outside the pit with a filled can.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.2R. Caracciola / L. FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-81164h45m47s
2.10H. Stuck / H. zu LeiningenAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-161154h47m25.2s
3.14C. Trossi / G. ComottiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-81144h45m49.4s
4.24Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9?S-81134h45m49.2s see "In retrospect"
5.8Tazio NuvolariOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati6C-343.2S-61134h46m46.4s
6.30G. Comotti / A. MarinoniScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-81134h47m27.8s
7.20A. Momberger / W. SebastianAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-161124h47m27.2s
8.26Whitney StraightWhitney StraightMaserati8CM3.0S-81124h47m27.6s
DSQ32Hans RüeschH. RüeschMaserati8CM3.0S-8105DSQ - outside assistance
9.16Earl HoweEarl HoweBugattiT512.3S-81044h48m28.6s
DNF4A. Varzi / M. TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9?S-897gearbox
DNF18Goffredo ZehenderG. ZehenderMaserati8CM3.0S-854brakes
DNF28Hermann zu LeiningenAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-1654out of fuel
DNF12Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-813supercharger
DNF22Ernst HenneDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-82overheating/supercharger?
DNF6Antonio BrivioAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT593.3S-80supercharger
Fastest lap: Hans Stuck (Auto Union) on lap 5 in 2m13.6s = 116.2 km/h (72.2 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 105.0 km/h (65.2 mph)
Weather:
In retrospect:
After the race Chiron found to his great surprise that the had been classified 6th, 4 laps behind the winner. According to the team's unofficial lap table made by a lady whose ability was held in highest regard (most likely Alice "Baby" Hoffman) Chiron cleary was 4th. As a gentleman, Chiron however did not want to make a protest. A later control by the Monza time keepers confirmed they had lost a lap earlier and that Chiron indeed was 4th. As the reversed results were published only several days after the race many books have the preliminary incorrect results.



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I GRAND PRIX DE L´U.M.F.

Montlhéry Paris (F), 9 September 1934
18 laps x 5.0 km (~3.1 mi) = 90.0 km (55.9 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1Albert PerrotA. PerrotBugattiT35S-8
2Roger CésureR. CésureBugattiT371.5S-4
3André VagniezA. VagniezBugattiT371.5S-4
4Michel RoumaniM. RoumaniBugattiT35S-8
5GouxGouxBugattiT35S-8
6Jean CattaneoJ. CattaneoBugattiT512.3S-8
7"Sim Devil""Sim Devil"BugattiT35S-8
8Jean RenaldiJ. RenaldiBugattiT35S-8
9JaminJaminBugattiT35S-8
10Robert BrunetR. BrunetAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
11Benoît FalchettoEcurie BraillardMaserati8CM3.0S-8#12? Motor Sport p 557
12XEcurie BraillardMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNA
14Andre TestutA. TestutBugattiT35S-8
15Bernard ChaudeB. ChaudeBugattiT35S-8
16Max FournyM. FournyBugattiT35S-8
17Genaro Léoz-AbadG. Léoz-AbadBugattiT512.3S-8
18Albert ChambostAutomobiles Ettore BugattiBugattiT59S-8
19Charles MontierC. MontierMontier-Ford



Falchetto dominates the car class in a motorcycle event
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Race:

     

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The "Union Motocycliste Française" held a series of races for different motorcycle and car classes at the Montlhéry combined oval and road track. The minor car race that has often incorrectly been called the "Grand Prix de France" is not to be confused with the French GP!
      The GP class was easily won by Falcetto in his Ecuire Braillard entered Maserati 8CM with a huge margin before Brunet's Alfa.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.11Benoît FalchettoEcurie BraillardMaserati8CM3.0S-81838m36.5s
2.10Robert BrunetR. BrunetAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-81840m36.2s+ 1m57.7s
3.17Genaro Léoz-AbadG. Léoz-AbadBugattiT512.3S-817
4.6Jean CattaneoJ. CattaneoBugattiT512.3S-817
5.8Jean RenaldiJ. RenaldiBugattiT35S-817
?1Albert PerrotA. PerrotBugattiT35S-8
?2Roger CésureR. CésureBugattiT371.5S-4
?3André VagniezA. VagniezBugattiT371.5S-4
?4Michel RoumaniM. RoumaniBugattiT35S-8
?5GouxGouxBugattiT35S-8
?7"Sim Devil""Sim Devil"BugattiT35S-8
?9JaminJaminBugattiT35S-8
?14Andre TestutA. TestutBugattiT35S-8
?15Bernard ChaudeB. ChaudeBugattiT35S-8
?16Max FournyM. FournyBugattiT35S-8
?19Charles MontierC. MontierMontier-Ford
Fastest lap: N/A
Winner's medium speed: 139.9 km/h (86.9 mph)
Weather:

Star 16 September 1934: Stuck (Auto Union) wins the Mt. Ventoux hillclimb in France.
Star 22 September 1934: Dixon (Riley 2.0L) wins the B.D.R.C. 500 Mile handicap race on a rainy Brooklands track.



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IX° GRAN PREMIO DE ESPAŃA

Lasarte - San Sebastian (E), 23 September 1934
30 laps x 17.315 km (10.759 mi) = 519.45 km (322.8 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-8
4Jean-Pierre WimilleAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT593.3S-8
6Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16
8Achille VarziScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9?S-8
8Carlo Felice TrossiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9?S-8DNS - alternative driver
10Luigi SoffiettiScuderia SienaMaserati8CM3.0S-8
12Tazio NuvolariAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT593.3S-8
14René DreyfusAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT592.8S-8
16Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9?S-8
18Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-8
20Marcel LehouxWhitney Straight LtdMaserati8CM3.0S-8
20Whitney StraightWhitney Straight LtdMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNS - alternative driver
22Hermann zu LeiningenAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16
22August MombergerAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16DNS - alternative driver
22Tazio NuvolariAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16DNS - testing
24Robert BrunetEcuire BraillardMaserati8CM3.0S-8
26Benoît FalchettoEcuire BraillardMaserati8CM2.0S-8
28Antonio BrivioAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT592.8S-8
30Eugen BjørnstadE. BjørnstadAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8DNS - car too heavy
?Ernst HenneDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25AS-8DNS - reserve, practised



Stuck fastest but Mercedes still takes a double victory
Entries:
Auto Union driver Momberger was not able to take part because of arthritis. Norwegian driver Bjørnstad had taken his Alfa Romeo "Monza" all the way to Spain only to fail the weight-in as the car was found to be too heavy.
Practice:

     
Race:

     
Pole Position
2
Caracciola

Mercedes-Benz

4
Wimille

Bugatti

6
Stuck

Auto Union

8
Varzi

Alfa Romeo

10
Soffietti

Maserati

12
Nuvolari

Bugatti

14
Dreyfus

Bugatti

16
Chiron

Alfa Romeo

18
Fagioli

Mercedes-Benz

20
Lehoux

Maserati

22
Leiningen

Auto Union

24
Brunet

Maserati

26
Falchetto

Maserati

28
Brivio

Bugatti

Stuck took the early lead but had to retire after only four laps. The lead was taken over by Caracciola followed by Wimille and Fagioli. The Bugatti team had at last found some speed on the car and the French driver made a great effort to split the Mercedes cars. Sadly his effort came to nothing as the Bugatti developed carburettor problems and Wimille had to slow down finally finishing sixth. Order after 10 laps:
1. Caracciola (Mercedes-Benz)1h05m52s
2. Wimille (Bugatti)1h06m09s
3. Fagioli (Mercedes-Benz)1h06m21s
4. Nuvolari (Bugatti)1h06m47s
5. Dreyfus (Bugatti)1h06m53s
6. Varzi (Alfa Romeo)1h07m39s
7. Chiron (Alfa Romeo)1h07m43s
8. Stuck (Auto Union)1h10m19s
9. Lehoux (Maserati)1h10m26s
10. Falchetto (Maserati)
11. Brivio (Bugatti)
12. Soffietti (Alfa Romeo)
13. Brunet (Maserati)

Situation after 20 laps:
1. Fagioli (Mercedes-Benz)2h12m39s
2. Caracciola (Mercedes-Benz) 2h12m57s
3. Wimille (Bugatti)2h13m48s
4. Nuvolari (Bugatti)2h14m38s
5. Dreyfus (Bugatti)2h14m50s
6. Varzi (Alfa Romeo) 2h15m32s
7. Stuck (Auto Union) 2h16m24s
8. Lehoux (Maserati) 2h21m08s
9. Comotti (Alfa Romeo)2h25m18s
10. Brivio (Bugatti) 2h28m18s
11. Soffietti (Alfa Romeo)2h31m06s
12. Brunet (Maserati)2h38m13s
13. Falchetto (Maserati)

Caracciola was now able to open up a comfortable lead from his team mate and Neubauer ordered both drivers to ease up. Caracciola followed the orders but Fagioli just went faster and was able to catch the leading Mercedes-Benz. When Fagioli challenged his team mate for the lead a surprised and tired Caracciola gave up and for the rest of the race just held on to a second place.
      Nuvolari, now racing for Bugatti, could not do much about the Mercedes cars but did a solid effort and finished a fine third.
      Stuck, who had taken over zu Leiningen's Auto Union after retiring his own car, put in some fast laps and advanced from 10th place to finish 4th.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.18Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-8303h19m41.6s
2.2Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-8303h20m24.4s+ 42.8s
3.12Tazio NuvolariAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT593.3S-8303h20m48.0s+ 1m07.4s
4.22H. zu Leiningen / H. StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16303h21m03.0s+ 1m22.4s
5.8Achille VarziScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9?S-8303h21m49.0s+ 2m08.5s
6.4Jean-Pierre WimilleAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT593.3S-8303h26m21.8s+ 6m41.2s
7.14René DreyfusAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT592.8S-8293h20m50s
8.20Marcel LehouxWhitney Straight LtdMaserati8CM3.0S-8293h22m31s
9.10Luigi SoffiettiScuderia SienaMaserati8CMS-8292h22m51s
10.16L. Chiron / G. ComottiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9?S-829?3h30m50s
11.28Antonio BrivioAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT592.8S-8283h24m35s
DNF24Robert BrunetEcuire BraillardMaserati8CM3.025crash
DNF26Benoît FalchettoEcuire BraillardMaserati8CM3.023
DNF6Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-163oil pipe
Fastest lap: Hans Stuck (Auto Union) in 6m20.0s = 164.0 km/h (101.9 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 156.1 km/h (97.0 mph)
Weather:



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