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V MASARYKUV OKRUH

Brno (CS), 30 September 1934
17 laps x 29.140 km (18.107 mi) = 495.4 km (307.8 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2László HartmannL. HartmannBugattiT512.3S-8
4Achille VarziScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8
6Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8
8Gianfranco ComottiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8
10Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16
12Wilhelm SebastianAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16
August MombergerAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16DNS - reserve
14Zdenek PohlValdemar GutBugattiT512.3S-8
16Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-8
18Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-8
20Ernst HenneDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-8
Hanns GeierDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-8DNS - reserve
22Eugen BjørnstadE. BjørnstadAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
24Josef BrázdilJ. BrázdilMaserati6C-343.2S-6DNS - fatal crash.
26Tazio NuvolariMaseratiMaserati6C-343.2S-6
28Robert BenoistBugattiBugattiT59S-8
30Jean-Pierre WimilleBugattiBugattiT59S-8
32Hermann zu LeiningenAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16
34Jan PavlíčekJ. PavlíčekBugattiT35C2.0S-8
36Frantisek HolešákF. HolešákBugattiT35B2.3S-8



Fagioli shines, Stuck scores
Hans Stuck in an Auto Union and Luigi Fagioli with a Mercedes-Benz were the main opponent for victory in the Czech Grand Prix, taking turns at the lead. After the pit stops Fagioli managed to open up a gap but then had to make an unscheduled pit stop, leaving Stuck to win the race. Nuvolari in the new 6-cylinder Maserati was able to keep third position in a tight duel with Caracciola's Mercedes. The rest of the competitors were also runners.
The Ceskoslovensky Automobilovy Klub pro Moravu a Slezsko organized their fifth international Masaryk automobile race or V mezinárodní závod automobilu na Masarykove okruhu. The race was devided into two classes. The top three finishers of the Grand Prix class received 80,000, 40,000, and 20,000 Kčs (Czechoslovak korunas) and a golden medal. 15,000, 10,000 and 5000 Kčs and a silver medal went to positions 4 to 6 and the 7th finisher received a bronze medal. The top three finishers in the voiturette class received 15,000, 10,000 and 5000 Kčs and a silver medal. (80,000 Kčs was about $3450 or Ł685 back then). One of the special prizes was donated by Mme. Eliška Junková a.k.a. Elizabeth Junek, possibly the greatest female GP driver of all time.
Entries:
All the major teams were present. It was expected that the narrow tricky circuit with its up and downhill sections would fit the German cars with their independent suspension. Auto Union entered Stuck and zu Leiningen with Wilhelm Sebastian was given a chance in the third car, replacing Momberger who was still suffering from arthritis.
      Daimler Benz entered Caracciola, Fagioli and Henne with Geier as reserve. Scuderia Ferrari had three P3s for Varzi, Chiron and Comotti and Bugatti entered two T59s for Benoist and Wimille.
      The Maserati trailer arrived with the new works 6C-34 car for Nuvolari and a private car, another 6C-34, bought from the Bologna factory by local car mechanic Josef Brázdil with money provided by his manager Štefan Marciš. In the early entry lists Brázdil was listed to drive an Alfa Romeo. As a driver Brázdil was a total novice. Contemporary magazines claim that the money for the car was in fact borrowed from Marciš' fiancče but the engagement was broken off after a fight and the furious lady had now taken legal action to get her money back. On Wednesday when practice started both Josef Brázdil and his manager, unable to pay back the money, found themselves in jail. Nuvolari, who wanted to see both new Maseratis come to good use, and Chiron appealed to authorities to release Brázdil so he could take part in the Grand Prix, returning to jail after the race.
      Now that's one variant of the story. Another given by Erwin Tragatsch in Automobil Chronik (3/1972) is that Brázdil was jailed for some other economic oddities and that a blond lady with an American accent in fact was the one who paid the bail to get Brázdil released.
      Eugene Bjørnstad, who had been denied the start a week earlier in Spain because of an overweight car, had now no problems getting his Monza through scrutiny. Four private Bugattis to be raced by Hungarian Laszlo Hartmann and local drivers Pohl, Pavlíček and Holešák completed the entry list.
Practice:
On Wednesday Stuck showed the potential of the Auto Union pulling off a 14m08s lap, over 16 seconds faster than Chiron's lap record. Fagioli and Caracciola also drowe fast laps.
      Early around 8 a.m. on Friday morning before the track was officially closed for practice, Brázdil, who now was out from prison, went out with the Maserati and disappeared. On his very first practice lap Brázdil had, on a straight somewhere between Žebětìn and Ostrovačice, at 200 km/h got two wheels into a ditch. The car hit a tree, turned into the woods, and then hit another tree that put the car into a series of somersaults. The tank section of the car got loose. Brázdil was thrown out and died immediately with a broken spine. An investigation found no sign of braking trails and no problems with the car and claimed it must have been suicide! Or was it just foolishness combined with total inexperience? Whatever the truth the Josef Brázdil story remains one of the most bizarre ever in Grand Prix racing.
      During practice Stuck lowered his time from Wednesday to 13m45s. Wimille and the Mercedes trio of Caracciola, Fagioli and Henne also practiced for several laps.
      This was the "silly season" when driver contracts are made. During practice Nuvolari tried out the Auto Union, doing a lap in 14m15s with a car completely new to him. At the end of practice Stuck could be seen on the track trying out the Mercedes-Benz, doing a alp in 14m05s.
      During Saturday practice Nuvolari did a lap around 14 min. Caracciola and Chiron were also among those seen practicing.
Race:
It was a beautiful sunny September morning and a giant crowd had gathered for the last major Grand Prix of the season, the Masaryk Circuit Race at Brno. Estimations go from 100,000-250,000 spectators (Venables claims 350,000!). 20,000 car owners were trying to find a parking place.
      The grid positions had been drawn by ballot and looked like this:
Pole Position
2
L Hartmann

Bugatti

4
Varzi

Alfa Romeo

6
Chiron

Alfa Romeo

8
Comotti

Alfa Romeo

10
Stuck

Auto Union

32
Leiningen

Auto Union

14
Pohl

Bugatti

16
Caracciola

Mercedes-Benz

18
Fagioli

Mercedes-Benz

20
Henne

Mercedes-Benz

22
Bjørnstad

Alfa Romeo

26
Nuvolari

Maserati

28
Benoist

Bugatti

30
Wimille

Bugatti

12
Sebastian

Auto Union

34
Pavlíček

Bugatti

36
Holešák

Bugatti

(Note 1)

At 10.30 a.m. the flag dropped for the 17 Grand Prix cars. They were followed two minutes later by the 15 voiturettes (see a separate race account). The GP start was messy with Varzi and Chiron having wheel spins creating a cloud of blue smoke. Fagioli went by on the left side, Stuck on the right side while Caracciola tried to find a gap in the middle. When the drivers had sorted themselves out from the tangle Stuck was in the lead followed by Fagioli and that is how they finished the first lap:
1.Stuck (Auto Union)13m55.1s
2.Fagioli (Mercedes-Benz)+ 13s
3.Nuvolari (Maserati)+18s
4.Caracciola (Mercedes-Benz)+20s
5.Varzi (Alfa Romeo)+44s
6.zu Leiningen (Auto Union)
7.Chiron (Alfa Romeo)
8.Comotti (Alfa Romeo)
9.Wimille (Bugatti)
10.Henne (Mercedes-Benz)
11.Benoist (Bugatti)
12.Sebastian (Auto Union)
13.Pohl (Bugatti)
14.Hartmann (Bugatti)

They were followed by the two local Bugatti drivers but Pavlíček had to retire soon. Bjørnstad had had to stop on the first lap for repairs.
      Fagioli drove the second lap in 13m42s compared to Stuck's 13m50s, Nuvolari's 13m51s and Caracciola's 13m55s. Fagioli had closed the gap to the leader to 5 seconds while Nuvolari was 16s behind Fagioli and Caracciola another 6 seconds behind while the rest of the field was unable to keep the pace of the top four.
      On the third lap Fagioli lost ten seconds to Stuck, who had made a 13m39.5s lap, but he was able to close the gap again to 5 seconds on lap four. Caracciola passed Nuvolari for third place but the new Maserati was fast and the Mantuan retook his position half a lap later. After five laps the order was as follows:
1.Stuck (Auto Union)1h08m59s
2.Fagioli (Mercedes-Benz)1h09m03s
3.Nuvolari (Maserati)1h09m43s
4.Caracciola (Mercedes-Benz)1h09m50s
5.Varzi (Alfa Romeo)1h11m58s
6.zu Leiningen (Auto Union)1h12m56s
7.Chiron (Alfa Romeo)1h13m03s
8.Comotti (Alfa Romeo)1h14m02s

The works Bugattis were struggling. Wimille was the first to call it a day on lap six with engine failure and Benoist would retire as well two laps later. Meanwhile local driver Holešák was called in as he was too slow and hindered the other drivers.
      After six laps Fagioli briefly held a lead after he had driven a lap in 13m32s against Stuck's 13m37s but on the next lap the German had regained control, opening up a 13s gap to the Italian.
      Further down the field the situation remained unchanged apart from the fact that zu Leiningen was closing up on Varzi. The order after 7 laps was: Stuck, Fagioli, Nuvolari, Caracciola, Varzi, zu Leiningen, Chiron, Comotti, Henne and Sebastian.
      After eight laps the drivers began to make their pit stops. Stuck was the first driver in with a 59 seconds stop for fuel only, rejoining the race in third position behind Fagioli and Nuvolari. Caracciola made a 1m22s stop and zu Leiningen was in as well for 1m01s.
      The rough roads of the Brno circuit took the toll of both, cars and drivers. On the ninth lap the Scuderia Ferrari Alfas of Comotti and Chiron struck trouble and both had to retire. After having held the lead for just one lap Fagioli made his pit stop (1m01s) as well as Nuvolari (1m05s) and Varzi (1m08s).
      After ten laps Stuck was leading Fagioli by 27 seconds but on the next lap the Mercedes driver with new rear tyres did a 13m28s against Stuck's 13m42s, closing the gap to 13 seconds.
      Meanwhile the condition of the track deteriorated and especially bad was the situation in the Ostrovačice sector where Caracciola destroyed a wheel and had to retire. Nuvolari had an incident there as well but was able to recover from the slide and continue the race.
      On lap 12 Fagioli drove the fastest lap of the race with a time of 13m17.2s and took the lead from a struggling Stuck, who only managed a lap of 13m40s. Fagioli's 13th lap was almost as fast as his twelfth, while Stuck's lap times were down to to 13m51s. The gap to the leading Mercedes was now 42 seconds and Fagioli was on his way to a clear victory.
      Then suddenly after the 14th lap Fagioli made an unscheduled pit stop with wet spark plugs. The Mercedes mechanics worked feverishly and were already assisting the car away by pushing when Stuck appeared. Fagioli rejoined the race six seconds behind the Auto Union. But things were still not well with Fagioli's Mercedes. On the next lap he lost 40 seconds to Stuck and after lap 16 the gap was 1m42s.
      Fagioli lost more than a minute on the last lap and Stuck could take the flag with an overwhelming lead. Fagioli was still able to secure second position ahead of Nuvolari, who took a fine third position in the new 6 cylinder Maserati. Third place was the best he could do that day. The latest news told him that his son Giorgio now seemed to be recovering from Typhoid Fever while Nuvolari had beaten Varzi's Ferrari, he was probably rather pleased. He was followed to the flag by zu Leiningen, Varzi, Geier, who had taken over the Mercedes from Henne, who was not feeling well, Sebastian and Lazlo Hartmann.

      The fastest laps for the top five were: Fagioli 13m17.2s, Stuck 13m27.9s, Nuvolari 13m55.8s, Caracciola 13m52.0s, Varzi 14m01.0s.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.10Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16173h53m27.9s
2.18Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-8173h56m24.5s+ 2m56.6s
3.26Tazio NuvolariMaseratiMaserati6C-343.2S-6173h57m14.1s+ 3m46.2s
4.32Hermann zu LeiningenAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-16174h02m05.2s+ 8m37.3s
5.4Achille VarziScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8174h04m08.9s+ 10m41.0s
6.20E. Henne / H. Geier Daimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-8164h12m12.0s
7.12Wilhelm SebastianAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.4V-1616
8.2László HartmannL. HartmannBugattiT512.3S-815
DNF16Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-811broken wheel
DNF6Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-89oil pipe
DNF8Gianfranco ComottiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-89fuel tank/gearbox?
DNF14Zdenek PohlValdemar GutBugattiT512.3S-88
DNF22Eugen BjørnstadE. BjørnstadAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-88
DNF28Robert BenoistBugattiBugattiT59S-88
DNF30Jean-Pierre WimilleBugattiBugattiT59S-86
DSQ36Frantisek HolešákF. HolešákBugattiT35B2.3S-86DSQ - too slow
DNF34PavlíčekPavlíčekBugattiT35C2.0S-81
Fastest lap: Luigi Fagioli (Mercedes-Benz) on lap 12 in 13m17.2s = 131.6 km/h (81.8 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 127.3 km/h (79.1 mph)
Weather: sunny, hot.



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V MASARYKOVĚ OKRUHU
(Voiturette 1500cc)

Brno (CS), 30 September 1934
15 laps x 29.140 km (18.107 mi) = 437.1 km (271.6 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

38Vaclav TrumpešV. TrumpešZ131.5B-8
40Florian SchmidtF. SchmidtBugattiT51A1.5S-8T37A?
42Bruno SojkaB. SojkaBugattiT51A1.5S-8T37A?
44Antonín KomárA. KomárBugattiT37A1.5S-4
46George EystonG. EystonMGK3 Magnette1.1S-6
48Georg WeinfurterG. WeinfurterBugattiT371.5S-4DNA
50Ernst BurggallerE.G. BurggallerBugattiT51A1.5S-8
52Giuseppe FarinaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
54Adolf BrudesA. BrudesMGJ40.8S-4DNA
56Frantisek HoštálekAkclova ZbojovkaZ131.5B-8
60T. WrankaT. WrankaAmilcarC61.1DNA
62Jan BenešWichterie & KovarikWikov7/28 Sport1.5S-4
64Helmut SchellenbergH. SchellenbergBugattiT37A1.5S-4
66Adolf SzczyzyckiWichterie & KovarikWikov7/28 Sport1.5S-4
68Richard SeamanWhitney Straight Ltd.MGK3 Magnette1.1S-6
70Alexander WilhelmLaszlo HartmannBugattiT37A1.5S-4
72Fritz HellF. HellBugattiT37A1.5S-4
74Vladimir LouckyAkclova ZbojovkaZ131.5B-8DNA
76Jan RipperJ. RipperBugattiT37A1.5S-4DNA
78Hans SimonsH. SimonsBugattiT37A1.5S-4DNA
80Rudolf ManoušekJos Walter & SpolWalterJunior SS1.1S-4



Voiturette season closes
The voiturette class raced simultaneously with the Grand Prix class. Giuseppe "Nino" Farina totally dominated the event, leading from start to finish.
The Voiturette race was started two minutes after the GP cars but the race was 2 laps shorter. Even then it was a very long race for the voiturette class.
Entries:
The only Maserati in the race was driven by promising newcomer Giuseppe Farina with Scuderia Subalpina. He was being challenged by seven Bugatti drivers. As usual it is hard to find out which cars were T37As and which where T51s. At the start were two Wikov made by the Czech company Wichterie & Kovarik. Also entered was a Czech version of the Fiat Balilla built by Walter as the type Junior SS and two "Z" named type "Z13", with an flat 8-cylinder 1500 cc two-stroke engine, manufactured in Brno.
      Eyston had changed his Magic Magnette for a normal bodied K3 while Richard Seaman raced the other MG. Seaman's Lagonda that towed the MG to the race broke down on the way to Brno but Seaman was able to borrow an old Fiat from Whitney Straight.
      Missing from the list of entries was Hugh Hamilton who had died a month earlier at the Swiss GP.
Race:
The 15 voiturette cars were lined up behind the Grand Prix cars like this. For some reason cars 40 and 42 swapped position on the grid (numbers painted on the tarmac showed #40 in the first row and #42 in the second).
     
Pole Position
38
Trumpeš

Z13

42 *
Sojka?

Bugatti

40 *
Schmidt?

Bugatti

44
Komár

Bugatti

46
Eyston

MG

50
Burggaller

Bugatti

52
Farina

Maserati

56
Hostálek

Z13

62
Beneš

Wikov

64
Schellenberg

Bugatti

66
Szczyzycki

Wikov

68
Seaman

MG

70
Wilhelm

Bugatti

72
Hell

Bugatti

80
Manoušek

Walter

Two minutes after the GP class start the voiturette race was flagged off with Farina immediately taking the lead chased by several Bugattis. Naturally the contemporary reporters were mostly concerned about the Grand Prix class, therefore it is hard to find much information about the voiturette event. But after five laps the situaton was as follows:
1.Farina (Maserati)1h19m23s
2.Burggaller (Bugatti)1h20m08s
3.Soika (Bugatti)1h20m24s
4.Seaman (MG)1h21m37s

And after 10 laps:
1.Farina (Maserati)2h37m15s
2.Soika (Bugatti)2h41m39s
3.Burggaller (Bugatti)1h20m08s
4.Euston (MG)2h41m49s
5.Seaman (MG)2h42m35s?

Farina showed the crowd that his voiturette class win at Biella four weeks earlier had been no freak victory. He dominated the Voiturette class leading the race from start to finish. Burgaller finished second.

All contemporary results sources show 3rd position to be shared between Sojka and Schmidt but the race for positions 2-4 was obviously a tight one and there seem to be no time for a any pit stop/driver change. Also those sources shows Sojka rather than Schmidt as a retirement. (A scenario where Sojka and Schmidt might had swapped cars just before the start could be an answer to this mystery as well as to the odd grid position change but that is pure speculation.)

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.52Giuseppe FarinaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM1.5S-4153h58m49.0s(Note 2)
2.50Ernst BurggallerE.G. BurggallerBugattiT51A1.5S-8154h01m32.4s+ 2m43.4s
3.42?B. Sojka / F. SchmidtB. SojkaBugattiT51A1.5S-8154h01m44.4s+ 2m55.4s
4.46George EystonG. EystonMGK3 Magnette1.1S-6154h01m47.0s+ 2m58.0s
5.68Richard SeamanWhitney Straight Ltd.MGK3 Magnette1.1S-6154h01m57.8s+ 3m08.8s
6.56Frantisek HoštálekAkclova ZbojovkaZ131.5B-8144h09m27.6s 
7.66Adolf SzczyzyckiWichterie & KovarikWikov7/28 Sport1.5S-4134h12m56.3s 
8.62Jan BenešWichterie & KovarikWikov7/28 Sport1.5S-412  
DNF40?Florian Schmidt?F. SchmidtBugattiT51A1.5S-88  
DNF80Rudolf ManoušekJos Walter & SpolWalterJunior SS1.1S-47  
DNF44Antonín KomárA. KomárBugattiT37A1.5S-46  
DNF70Alexander WilhelmLaszlo HartmannBugattiT37A1.5S-45  
DNF38Vaclav TrumpezV. TrumpezZ131.5B-84  
DNF72Fritz HellF. HellBugattiT37A1.5S-42  
DNF64Helmut SchellenbergH. SchellenbergBugattiT37A1.5S-40  
Fastest lap: Giuseppe Farina (Maserati) in 14m55s = 117.2 km/h (72.8 mph) or 15m10s = 115.3 km/h (71.6 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 109.8 (68.2 mph)
Weather: sunny, hot.

Footnote:
1. Grid according to AZ Motorwelt 9/1934. The only pictures/film available show the situation after the start when the field is already mixed up, making it hard to draw conclusions.

2. There was contradiction between the published results found in the various contemporary sources, showing different times. Published here is the results from Tagesbote, the Brno daily paper that should be reliable.

Primary sources researched for this article:
AUTOMOBIL-REVUE, Bern
AZ-Motorwelt, Brno
IL Littoriale, Roma
Motor Sport, London
Tagesbote, Prague



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II GRANDE PRÊMIO DA CIDADE DE RIO DE JANEIRO

Gávea - Rio de Janeiro (BRA), 3 October 1934
25 laps x 11.16 km (6.935 mi) = 279.0 km (173.4 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Victorio RosaV. RosaFiatSpecial1.5
4Irahy CorręaI. CorręaBugattiT37A1.5S-4DNS
6Antônio de CarvalhoA. de CarvalhoHispano Suiza6.6S-6
8Angelo GonçalvesA. GonçalvesBugattiT37A1.5S-4
10Cicero Marques PortoM. PortoDe SotoSpecial3.1
12Chico LandiC. LandiBugattiT37A1.5S-4
14Carlos ZatuszekC. ZatuszekMercedes-BenzSSK7.1S-6
16Manoel CruzM. CruzBugattiT37A1.5S-4
18Armando RochaA. RochaIsotta Fraschini7.3
20Adolfo Lo TurcoA. Lo TurcoFordSpecial3.6V-8
22Alete MarconciniA. MarconciniSacre3.0
24Armando SartorelliA. SartorelliFordSpecial3.6V-8
26Augusto McCarthyA. McCarthyChryslerSpecial5.3
28Júlio de MoraesJ. de MoraesChryslerSpecial5.3
30Souza/TutucaSouza/TutucaBugattiT37A1.5S-4
32Joaquim Sant'annaJ. Sant'annaFiat508 Balilla1.5?S-4
34José SantiagoJ. SantiagoChryslerSpecial5.3
36Wilbert PotterW. PotterSteyer2.1
38Raul RigantiR. RigantiBugatti Hudson3.5
40Andres FernandezA. FernandezAmilcarFord3.3
42Virgílio CastilhoV. CastilhoFordSpecial3.6V-8
44Adolfo Dall'OchioA. Dall'OchioGraham Paige4.0
46Nino CrespiN. CrespiBugattiT37A1.5S-4
48Gino BiancoG. BiancoBugattiWillys2.2
50Henrique CasiniH. CasiniHudsonSpecial3.5
52Domingos LopesD. LopesHudsonSpecial3.5
54Moraes SarmentoM. SarmentoBugatti-Studebaker4.1
56Ricardo CarúR. CarúFiatSpecial1.5
58Vittorio CoppoliV. CoppoliBugattiT37A1.5S-4
60Roberto LozzanoR. LozzanoFordSpecial3.6V-8
62Júlio de SantisJ. de SantisFordSpecial3.6V-8
64Adalberto AnticiA. AnticiFordSpecial3.6V-8
66Nicolino GuerreraN. GuerreraHudsonSpecial3.5
68José Santos SoeiroJ. Santos SoeiroFarmann7.0
70Ernesto BlancoE. BlancoReo-Winfield5.9
72Juan MalcomJ. MalcomAustro Daimler2.5
74Luciano MurroL. MurroAustro Daimler4.6
76Manuel de TefféM. de TefféAlfa Romeo6C 17501.8S-6
78César MiloneC. MiloneBugattiT37A1.5S-4
80Benedicto LopesB. LopesBugattiT37A1.5S-4
82Álvaro MartinsA. MartinsAlfa RomeoRL6 Sport3.0S-6
84Adriano MalusardiA. MalusardiFordSpecial3.6V-8
86Antônio SaluzzoA. SaluzzoBugattiT37A1.5S-4
88Dante Di BartolomeoD. Di BartolomeoAlfa Romeo6C 15001.5S-6
90Irineu CorręaI. CorręaFordSpecial3.6V-8



The Devil's Trampoline
Entries:
The second Rio de Janeiro GP was once again raced on the twisty Gávea track. Apart from all the local drivers there were many international entries including Argentinan drivers Rosa, Zatuszek, McCarthy, Riganti, Fernandez, Dall'Ochio, Carú, Coppoli, Lozzano, Blanco, Malcom, Murro, Milone and Malusardi Italan driver Di Bartolomeo and Portuguese Santos Soeiro.
      Scheduled for the day 30th September the race had to be postponed to 3rd October because of bad weather.
Practice:

     
Race:

     
Pole Position
2
Rosa

Fiat

6
de Carvalho

Hispano Suiza

8
Gonçalves

Bugatti

10
Porto

De Soto

12
Landi

Bugatti

14
Zatuszek

Mercedes-Benz

16
Cruz

Bugatti

18
Rocha

Isotta Fraschini

20
Lo Turco

Ford

22
Marconcini

Sacre

24
Sartorelli

Ford

26
McCarthy

Chrysler

28
Moraes

Chrysler

30
Souza

Bugatti

32
Sant'anna

Fiat

34
Santiago

Chrysler

36
Potter

Steyer

38
Riganti

Bugatti

40
Fernandez

Amilcar

42
Castilho

Ford

44
Dall'Ochio

Graham Paige

46
Crespi

Bugatti

48
Bianco

Bugatti

50
Casini

Hudson

52
D Lopes

Hudson

54
Sarmento

Bugatti

56
Carú

Fiat

58
Coppoli

Bugatti

60
Lozzano

Ford

62
de Santis

Ford

64
Antici

Ford

66
Guerrera

Hudson

68
Soeiro

Farmann

70
Blanco

Reo

72
Malcom

Austro Daimler

74
Murro

Austro Daimler

76
de Teffé

Alfa Romeo

78
Milone

Bugatti

80
B Lopes

Bugatti

82
Martins

Alfa Romeo

84
Malusardi

Ford

86
Saluzzo

Bugatti

88
Di Bartolomeo

Alfa Romeo

90
Corręa

Ford

The race finally started early Wednesday morning in bright sunshine. Rose took an early lead from Landi and Marconcini. Marconcini fell back, Landi had to retire and Crespi took over second position followed by Lo Turco. Corręa who had drawn a bad start position was slowly but surely working his way up throught the field and after 13 laps he took over the lead. He was followed by Crespi with Landi dropping back to third. Chasing Corręa, Crespi then hit a post on the Arthur Araripe Street and crashed badly, the driver sadly succuming to his injuries. That left Corręa in the lead from Rosa and Lopes. The latter two swapped positions on lap 23. So Corręa took te victory after having started from last position in his quite odd looking Ford special.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.90Irineu CorręaI. CorręaFordSpecial3.6V-8253h56m22.9s
2.52Domingos LopesD. LopesHudsonSpecial3.5254h01m43.2s
3.2Victorio RosaV. RosaFiatSpecial1.5254h04m08.4s
4.56Ricardo CarúR. CarúFiatSpecial1.5254h04m42.6s
5.42Virgílio CastilhoV. CastilhoFordSpecial3.6V-8254h06m43.1s
6.60Roberto LozzanoR. LozzanoFordSpecial3.6V-8254h07m04.0s
7.20Adolfo Lo TurcoA. Lo TurcoFordSpecial3.6V-8254h08m42.9s
8.64Adalberto AnticiA. AnticiFordSpecial3.6V-8254h12m26.8s
9.14Carlos ZatuszekC. ZatuszekMercedes-BenzSSK7.1S-6254h12m43.3s
10.62Júlio de SantisJ. de SantisFordSpecial3.6V-8254h13m55.4s
11.70Ernesto BlancoE. BlancoReo-Winfield5.925
12.72Juan MalcomJ. MalcomAustro Daimler2.525
13.50Henrique CasiniH. CasiniHudsonSpecial3.525
DNF48Gino BiancoG. BiancoBugattiWillys2.224crash?
DNF24Armando SartorelliA. SartorelliFordSpecial3.6V-823
DNF46Nino CrespiN. CrespiBugattiT37A1.5S-416fatal accident
DNF54Moraes SarmentoM. SarmentoBugatti-Studebaker4.112
DNF76Manuel de TefféM. de TefféAlfa Romeo6C 17501.8S-612
DNF12Chico LandiC. LandiBugattiT37A1.5S-412mechanical
DNF78César MiloneC. MiloneBugattiT37A1.5S-48crash
DNF58Vittorio CoppoliV. CoppoliBugattiT37A1.5S-46differential
DNF28Júlio de MoraesJ. de MoraesChryslerSpecial5.36
DNF22Alete MarconciniA. MarconciniSacre3.05
DNF86Antônio SaluzzoA. SaluzzoBugattiT37A1.5S-44connecting rods
DNF84Adriano MalusardiA. MalusardiFordSpecial3.6V-84
DNF30Souza/TutucaSouza/TutucaBugattiT37A1.5S-41
DNF16Manoel CruzM. CruzBugattiT37A1.5S-40
DNF6Antônio de CarvalhoA. de CarvalhoHispano Suiza6.6S-6?
DNF8Angelo GonçalvesA. GonçalvesBugattiT37A1.5S-4?
DNF10Cicero Marques PortoM. PortoDe SotoSpecial3.1?
DNF18Armando RochaA. RochaIsotta Fraschini7.3?
DNF26Augusto McCarthyA. McCarthyChryslerSpecial5.3?suspension
DNF32Joaquim Sant'annaJ. Sant'annaFiat508 Balilla1.5?S-4?
DNF34José SantiagoJ. SantiagoChryslerSpecial5.3?
DNF36Wilbert PotterW. PotterSteyer2.1?
DNF38Raul RigantiR. RigantiBugatti-Hudson3.5?differential
DNF40Andres FernandezA. FernandezAmilcarFord3.3?
DNF44Adolfo Dall'OchioA. Dall'OchioGraham Paige4.0?crash
DNF66Nicolino GuerreraN. GuerreraHudsonSpecial3.5?
DNF68José Santos SoeiroJ. Santos SoeiroFarmann7.0?
DNF74Luciano MurroL. MurroAustro Daimler4.6?crash
DNF80Benedicto LopesB. LopesBugattiT37A1.5S-4?
DNF82Álvaro MartinsA. MartinsAlfa RomeoRL6 Sport3.0S-6?
DNF88Dante Di BartolomeoD. Di BartolomeoAlfa Romeo6C 15001.5S-6?
Fastest lap: Irineu Corręa (Ford) on lap 14 at 9m02.8s = 74,016 km/h (mph)
Winner's medium speed: 70,8 km/h (44.0 mph)
Weather: sunny

Star 6 October 1934: Mays (ERA) wins the Nuffield Trophy handicap race at Donington Park, England.



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II DONINGTON PARK TROPHY

Donington Park (GB), 6 October 1934
20 laps x 4.133 km (2.568 mi) = 82.6 km (51.4 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

21Earl HoweEarl HoweBugattiT512.3S-8
22Whitney StraightW. StraightMaserati8CM3.0S-8
23Freddie DixonF. DixonRiley2000/62.0S-6
24Lindsay EcclesL. EcclesBugattiT512.3S-8DNA
25Christopher StanilandTASO MathiesonBugattiT512.3S-8
26Raymond MaysH W CookERAA1.5S-6DNA
27Dick ShuttleworthR. ShuttleworthBugattiT512.3S-8
28Charles MartinC. MartinBugattiT512.3S-8
29Clifton Penn-HughesC. Penn-HughesAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
30Robin JacksonR. JacksonMGK3 Magnette1.1S-6DNA
31Austin DobsonA. DobsonAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
32Ronald GunterR. GunterRileyNine1.1S-4



Donington takes the first step towards a British Grand Prix
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Race:

     
Pole Position
23
Dixon

Riley

22
Straight

Maserati

21
Howe

Bugatti

*


25
Staniland

Bugatti

**


29
Penn-Hughes

Alfa Romeo

28
Martin

Bugatti

27
Shuttleworth

Bugatti

32
Gunther

Riley

31
Dobson

Alfa Romeo

***


    * 26 Mays (ERA) DNS
  ** 24 Eccles (Bugatti) DNS
*** 30 Jackson (MG) DNS


     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.22Whitney StraightW. StraightMaserati8CM3.0S-82045m56.0s
2.29Clifton Penn-HughesC. Penn-HughesAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-82046m45.4s+ 49.4s
3.21Earl HoweEarl HoweBugattiT512.3S-82046m48.0s+ 52.0s
4.27Dick ShuttleworthR. ShuttleworthBugattiT512.3S-82047m20.2s+ 1:24.2s
5.28Charles MartinC. MartinBugattiT512.3S-82047m21.6s+ 1:25.6s
6.23Freddie DixonF. DixonRiley2000/62.0S-62047m44.0s+ 1m48.0s
DNF25Christopher StanilandTASO MathiesonBugattiT512.3S-815plugs
DNF32Ronald GunterR. GunterRileyNine1.1S-46misfire
DNF31Austin DobsonA. DobsonAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-80mechanical
Fastest lap: Whitney Straight (Maserati) in 2m14.6s = 110.5 km/h (68.7 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 108.0 km/h (67.1 mph)
Weather: cold, rainy



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IV MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIP

Brooklands (GB), 13 October 1934
10 laps x 1.883 km (1.170 mi)= 18.83 km (11.7 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1Freddie DixonF. DixonRiley2000/62.0S-6
2Earl HoweEarl HoweBugattiT512.3S-8
3Dick ShuttleworthR. ShuttleworthBugattiT512.3S-8
4Malcolm CampbellSir M. CampbellSunbeamTiger4.0V12DNA
5Charles MartinC. MartinBugattiT512.3S-8
6Patrick DriscollSir Herbert AustinAustin7
7Raymond MaysH. W. CookERAA2.0S-6
8Humphrey CookH. W. CookERAA1.5S-6
9Whitney StraightW. StraightMaserati8CM3.0S-8
10Lindsay EcclesL. EcclesBugattiT512.3S-8
11Clifton Penn-HughesC. Penn-HughesAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8



Voiturette ERA vs. Grand Prix Maserati
The Mountain Championship was part of the B.A.R.C. Authumn meeting. Apart from The Mountain Championship, a series a handicap races were held. They were won by R. F. Oats (Amilcar 1.1L), W. M. Couper (Talbot 3.0L), Miss D. B. Evans (M.G. Midget 0.7L), G. Casswell (Frazer-Nash 1.5L), C. le S Metcalfe (Salmson 1.1L), A. T. G. Gardner (M.G. K3 Magnette 1.1L), A. R. Samuel (M.G. Midget 0.7L), Whitney Straight (Maserati 3.0L), E. K. Rayson (Bugatti 1.5L) and C. T. Baker-Carr (Bentley 4.5L),
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Race:

     

Grid in line across the track in number order.




     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.9Whitney StraightW. StraightMaserati8CM3.0S-8108:57.6
2.7Raymond MaysH. W. CookERAA2.0S-610+ 6.2
3.2Earl HoweEarl HoweBugattiT512.3S-810+ 30.2
4.5Charles MartinC. MartinBugattiT512.3S-810+ 38.6
5.10Lindsay EcclesL. EcclesBugattiT512.3S-810+ 46.4
6.6Patrick DriscollSir Herbert AustinAustin710+ 1:57.8
DNF8Humphrey CookH. W. CookERAA1.5S-68
DNF11Clifton Penn-HughesC. Penn-HughesAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-85radiator cap
DNF1Freddie DixonF. DixonRiley2000/62.0S-62mechanical
DNF3Dick ShuttleworthR. ShuttleworthBugattiT512.3S-82
Fastest lap: Whitney Straight 8Maserati) in 52.0s = 130.4 km/h (81.0 mi)
Winner's medium speed: 126.1 km/h (78.3 mph)
Weather:



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III CIRCUITO DI MODENA

Circuito di Modena (I), 14 October 1934
40 laps x 3.2 km (~2.0 mi) = 128.0 km (79.5 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

4Achille VarziScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9?S-8
6Secondo CorsiS. CorsiMaserati26M2.6S-8
8Carlo Felice TrossiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-8DNA
10Luigi SoffiettiScuderia SienaMaserati8CM3.0S-8
12Gianfranco ComottiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
14Clemente BiondettiGruppo San GiorgioMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNA
16Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9?S-8
18Guglielmo SandriG. SandriMaseratiT262.5S-8
20Pietro GhersiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9?S-8
22Tazio NuvolariT. NuvolariMaserati6C-343.3?S-6
24Ferdinando BarbieriScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoMonza2.9S-8
26Umberto CasaretoU. CasaretoMaserati1.5S-8DNA
28Ippolito BerroneI. BerroneAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8DNA
30Lelio PellegriniL. PellegriniAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
32G. Cornaggia-MediciG. Cornaggia-MediciAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
34Arnaldo SciuttiA. SciuttiAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8DNA
36Roberto MalagutiR. MalagutiMaserati261.5S-8DNA



Nuvolari in great form
There were separate races for Voiturettes and GP cars.
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Race:

     
Pole Position
*


6
Corsi

Maserati

4
Varzi

Alfa Romeo

*


*


12
Comotti

Alfa Romeo

10
Soffietti

Maserati

22
Nuvolari

Maserati

20
Ghersi

Alfa Romeo

18
Sandri

Maserati

16
Tadini

Alfa Romeo

*


*


24
Barbieri

Alfa Romeo

32
Cornaggia

Alfa Romeo

30
Pellegrini

Alfa Romeo

Varzi and Nuvolari had a great fight for the victory but the latter took the command of the race and won with over one minute over his main rival. So Nuvolari with his 6C-34 scored his first victory of the season, showing that the new Maserati was superior to the Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeos. And Nuvolari had taken Varzi's scalp again, just as in Brno.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.22Tazio NuvolariT. NuvolariMaserati6C-343.3?S-6401h10m54.0s
2.4Achille VarziScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9?S-8401h12m20.4s+ 2m26.4s
3.16Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9?S-8401h12m25.6s+ 2m31.6s
4.24Ferdinando BarbieriScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoMonza2.9S-8381h10m46sretired but classifed
5.20Pietro GhersiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9?S-8381h11m00.2s?
6.18Guglielmo SandriG. SandriMaseratiT262.5S-8381h12m19.0s
7.10Luigi SoffiettiScuderia SienaMaserati8CM3.0S-8371h12m27.0s
8.32G. Cornaggia-MediciG. Cornaggia-MediciAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8351h11m45.8s
9.6Secondo CorsiS. CorsiMaserati26M2.6S-8351h17m46.6s
DNF30Lelio PellegriniL. PellegriniAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-830mechanical
DNF12Gianfranco ComottiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-816mechanical
Fastest lap: Tazio Nuvolari (Maserati) in 1m43.8s = 111.0 km/h (69.0 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 108.3 km/h (67.3 mph)
Weather:

Star 15 August 1934: Cecchini (MG K3) wins the III° Circuito di Modena Junior voiturette 1100cc race at Circuito di Modena, Italy



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II CIRCUITO DI NAPOLI /II COPPA PRINCIPESSA DI PIEMONTE

Circuito di Napoli (I), 21 October 1934
Heat 2 x 25 laps x 4.0 km (2.49 mi) = 80.0 km (49.7 mi)
Final 50 laps x 4.0 km (2.49 mi) = 200 km (124.3 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Gennaro AuricchioG. AuricchioAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
4Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
6G. Cornaggia-MediciG. Cornaggia-MediciAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
8Letterio CucinottaGruppo Genovese San GiorgioMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNS (Note 1)
10Giovanni MinozziScuderia SienaMaserati8CM3.0S-8
12Roberto MalagutiR. MalagutiMaserati4CS1.1S-4
14Giovanni RoccoG. RoccoMaserati
16Lelio PellegriniL. PellegriniAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
18Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
20AmatoAmatoBugatti2.3?S-8DNA
22Tazio NuvolariT. NuvolariMaserati6C-343.3?S-6
24Clemente BiondettiGruppo Genovese San GiorgioMaserati26M2.5S-8(Note 1)
26Gianfranco ComottiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
28Giuseppe FarinaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
30Luigi PremoliL. PremoliAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
32Luigi PagesL. PagesAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
34Renato DaneseR. DaneseAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
36Vincenzo RussoV. RussoFIATDNA
38Luigi SoffiettiScuderia SienaMaserati8CM3.0S-8



Nuvolari once more
The Circuit of Naples was run over a 4 kilometer circuit.
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Heat 1:

     
Pole Position
2
Auricchio

Alfa Romeo

4
Tadini

Alfa Romeo

6
Cornaggia

Alfa Romeo

10
Minozzi

Maserati

12
Malaguti

Maserati

18
Brivio

Alfa Romeo

16
Pellegrini

Alfa Romeo

14
Rocco

Maserati

(Note 2)

Nuvolari in his Maserati defeated the Ferrari entered Alfa Romeos again on the demanding track, just as he had done in Modena the week before, the Mantuan ending up a frustrating season in good mood. Brivio, in his first race for Ferrari, beat his team mates Tadini and Comotti to finish second. Farina drove a good race to finish fourth in a Maserati 1500cc Voiturette. This race finished the 1934 European racing season.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.4Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-82050m54.0s
2.18Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-82050m54.2s+ 0.2s
3.10Giovanni MinozziScuderia SienaMaserati8CM3.0S-82051m37.0s+ 43.0s
4.2Gennaro AuricchioG. AuricchioAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-81951m44.6s
5.14Giovanni RoccoG. RoccoMaserati1951m45.4s
6.6G. Cornaggia-MediciG. Cornaggia-MediciAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-81951m48.0s
7.16Lelio PellegriniL. PellegriniAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-81952m34.4s fuel pump?
DNF12Roberto MalagutiR. MalagutiMaserati4CS1.1S-418brake drum
Fastest lap: Mario Tadini (Alfa Romeo) on lap 9 in 2m27.8s = 97.4 km/h (60.5 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 94.3 km/h (58.6 mph)
Weather:
Heat 2:

     
Pole Position
22
Nuvolari

Maserati

24
Biondetti

Maserati

26
Comotti

Alfa Romeo

28
Farina

Maserati

30
Premoli

Alfa Romeo

32
Pages

Alfa Romeo

34
Danese

Alfa Romeo

*


38
Soffietti

Maserati

(Note 3)


     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.22Tazio NuvolariT. NuvolariMaserati6C-343.3?S-62050m03.2s
2.26Gianfranco ComottiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-82050m20.0s+ 16.8s
3.38Luigi SoffiettiScuderia SienaMaserati8CM3.0S-82051m09.8s+ 1m06.6s
4.28Giuseppe FarinaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM1.5S-42051m40.2s+ 1m37.0s
5.24Clemente BiondettiGruppo Genovese San GiorgioMaserati26M2.5S-81950m40.6s?
6.30Luigi PremoliL. PremoliAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-81951m07.4s?
7.32Luigi PagesL. PagesAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-81851m07.4s?
DNF34Renato DaneseR. DaneseAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-86crash
Fastest lap: Tazio Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo) on lap 13 in 2m27.0s = 98.0 km/h (60.7 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 95.9 km/h (59.6 mph)
Weather:
Final:
Cusinotta took the wheel of Biondetti's car in the final.
     
Pole Position
2
Auricchio

Alfa Romeo

38
Soffietti

Maserati

14
Rocco

Maserati

26
Comotti

Alfa Romeo

18
Brivio

Alfa Romeo

10
Minozzi

Maserati

30
Premoli

Alfa Romeo

22
Nuvolari

Maserati

6
Cornaggia

Alfa Romeo

28
Farina

Maserati

4
Tadini

Alfa Romeo

24
Cusinotta

Maserati

(Note 4)


     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.22Tazio NuvolariT. NuvolariMaserati6C-343.3?S-6502h10m23.4s
2.18Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8502h10m32.2s+ 8.8s
3.4Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8502h12m59.4s+ 2m36.0s
4.28Giuseppe FarinaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM1.5S-4492h11m09.4s
5.26Gianfranco ComottiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8492h12m00.4s
6.38Luigi SoffiettiScuderia SienaMaserati8CM3.0S-8472h10m30.4s
7.10Giovanni MinozziScuderia SienaMaserati8CM3.0S-8472h10m39.0s
8.30Luigi PremoliL. PremoliAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8462h11m31.8s
9.6G. Cornaggia-MediciG. Cornaggia-MediciAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8462h11m36.4s
DNF24Letterio CucinottaGruppo Genovese San GiorgioMaserati26M2.5S-850
DNF14Giovanni RoccoG. RoccoMaserati50brakes
DNF2Gennaro AuricchioG. AuricchioAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-850crash
Fastest lap: Antonio Brivio (Alfa Romeo) on lap 13 in 2m25.8s = 98.8 km/h (61.4 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 92.0 km/h (57.2 mph)
Weather:

Footnote:
1. Cucinotta raced Biondetti's car in the final. 2. Grid reconstructed from photo. Minozzi, Brivio and Pellegrini cannot be seen in the picture.

3. Grid changed to mirror image from photo evidence.

4. Grid reconstruted from photo and film.

Star 24 october 1934: Auto Union tested new drivers at Nürburgring with the following results:
               North    South
   Pietsch    11m14.6s   3m05.4s 
   Rosemeyer  12m00.0s   3m07.0s 
   Simons     11m46.0s   3m09.4s
   Steinweg   12m57.0s   3m18.6s
   Soenius    12m00.8s   3m25.0s
Pietsch and Rosemeyer were selected as junior/reserve drivers for the 1935 season.
Other drivers who participated in the tests were Hahn, Karmann, Kirschberg, Krämer, Michel-Tüssling, Ley and Trägner



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IV GRAND PRIX d'ALGER

Bouzaréah - Alger (F), 28 October 1934
2 heats x 15 laps x 8.1 km (5.03 mi) = 121.5 km (75.5 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Alfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
4Victor MarretV. MarretBugattiT512.3S-8
6Hans RüeschH. RüeschMaserati6C-343.7S-6
8Giuseppe FarinaScudereria SubalpinaMaserati4CM1.5S-4DNA
10Albert ChambostA. ChambostMaserati8C3.0S-8
12Marcel BouclyM. BouclyBugattiT512.3S-8
14Renato BalestreroGruppo Genovese San GiorgioAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
16Whitney StraightWhitney StraightMaserati8CM3.0S-8
18Philippe EtancelinP. EtancelinMaserati8C3.0S-8
20Marcel LehouxWhitney StraightMaserati8C3.0S-8
22Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8raced Brivio's car in heat 2
24Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
26Jean-Pierre WimilleAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT59S-8
28Giovanni MinozziScuderia SienaMaserati8C3.0S-8DNA
30Luigi SoffiettiScuderia SienaMaserati8CM3.0S-8



Bugatti ends season on a high note
The Algiers Grand Prix was held in two 15 lap heats with the heat results added for the final standing. There was a strong Maserati entry with Straight, Lehoux, Soffietti, Rüesch, Étancelin and Chambost as drivers against the Ferrari team and Wimille's Bugatti.
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Heat 1:

     
Pole Position
24
Brivio

Alfa Romeo
5m04s

22
Chiron

Alfa Romeo
4m59.4s

26
Wimille

Bugatti
4m53.8s

20
Lehoux

Maserati
5m09.8s

16
Straight

Maserati
5m08.8s

6
Rüesch

Maserati
5m20.4s

30
Soffietti

Maserati


18
Etancelin

Maserati
5m18.2s

4
Marret

Bugatti


10
Chambost

Maserati


12
Boucly

Bugatti


2
Hellé-Nice

Alfa Romeo


14
Balestrero

Alfa Romeo


The first heat was won by Wimille followed by Brivio (Alfa Romeo - Ferrari) and Straight (Maserati 8CM). Chiron had to make a pitstop while leading and finished fourth while local hero Lehoux slide off the track in front of his home crowd and finished in a ditch.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.26Jean-Pierre WimilleAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT59S-8151h14m15.8s
2.24Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8151h14m38.4s+ 22.6s
3.16Whitney StraightWhitney StraightMaserati8CM3.0S-8151h15m19.0s+ 1m03.2s
4.22Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8151h16m28.6s+ 2m12.8s
5.30Luigi SoffiettiScuderia SienaMaserati8CM3.0S-8151h18m28.8s+ 4m13.0s
6.6Hans RüeschH. RüeschMaserati6C-343.7S-6141h13m28.8s
7.4Victor MarretV. MarretBugattiT512.3S-8141h17m01.2s
8.10Albert ChambostA. ChambostMaserati8C3.0S-8131h13m12.8s
9.12Marcel BouclyM. BouclyBugattiT512.3S-8131h16m20.8s
10.2Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Alfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8131h16m36.4s
DNF20Marcel LehouxWhitney StraightMaserati8C3.0S-8crash
DNF18Philippe EtancelinP. EtancelinMaserati8C3.0S-8fuel
DNF14Renato BalestreroGruppo Genovese San GiorgioAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
Fastest lap: Louis Chiron (Alfa Romeo) in 4m42.5s = 103.2 km/h (64.1 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 98.2 km/h (61.0 mph)
Pole position lap speed: 99.3 km/h (61.7 mph)
Weather:
Heat 2:

     
Pole Position
16
Straight

Maserati

24
Chiron

Alfa Romeo

26
Wimille

Bugattti

30
Soffietti

Maserati

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10
Chambost

Maserati

4
Marret

Bugatti

6
Rüesch

Maserati

2
Hellé-Nice

Alfa Romeo

12
Boucly

Bugatti

Brivio handled his Alfa over to Chiron for the second race. Chiron took the lead also in the second heat until he had to slow down with a broken shock-absorber. Straight, who was running second for most of the heat, had to retire on the very last lap with a broken gearbox. So the second heat was won by Wimille from Chiron and Soffietti and that was also the aggregate result.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.26Jean-Pierre WimilleAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT59S-8151h13m28.0s
2.24L. ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8151h16m52.2s+ 3m24.2s
3.30Luigi SoffiettiScuderia SienaMaserati8CM3.0S-8151h18m45.2s+ 5m17.2s
DNF16Whitney StraightWhitney StraightMaserati8CM3.0S-815gearbox
4.10Albert ChambostA. ChambostMaserati8C3.0S-8131h14m14.6s
5.4Victor MarretV. MarretBugattiT512.3S-8141h17m10.6s
6.12Marcel BouclyM. BouclyBugattiT512.3S-8131h17m52.0s
7.2Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Alfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8131h16m00.0s
DNF6Hans RüeschH. RüeschMaserati6C-343.7S-6fuel
DNS22Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8raced Brivio's car
Fastest lap: Louis Chiron (Alfa Romeo) in 4m44s = 102.7 km/h (63.8 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 99.2 km/h (61.7 mph)
Weather:


Results, total

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.26Jean-Pierre WimilleAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT59S-8152h27m43.8s
2.24A. Brivio / L. ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8152h31m40.6s (Note 1)
3.30Luigi SoffiettiScuderia SienaMaserati8CM3.0S-8152h37m14.0s
DNF16Whitney StraightWhitney StraightMaserati8CM3.0S-815
4.4Victor MarretV. MarretBugattiT512.3S-8142h34m11.8s
5.10Albert ChambostA. ChambostMaserati8C3.0S-8132h27m27.4s
6.12Marcel BouclyM. BouclyBugattiT512.3S-8132h34m12.8s
7.2Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Alfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8132h32m36.4s
Winner's medium speed: 98.7 km/h (61.3 mph)

Footnote:
1. Motor Sport gives the total time of 2h33m21.8s and Paul Sheldon gives 2h33m21.2s. Adding Chiron's times from the first and the second heat would give 2h33m20.8s but if the rules said that the driver's times were to be added rather than times for the car I fail to see why Chiron, who was 4th in the first heat, took over Brivio's car as the latter had finished 2nd to improve the teams position.

Star 25 November 1934: Mercedes head designer Hans Nibel dies of a stroke. Max Sailer takes over the job.
Star 27 December 1934: Straight (Maserati 8CM 3.0L) wins the I South African GP handicap race at East London (Results).



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