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V INTERNATIONALES AVUS-RENNEN

AVUS-Berlin (D), 26 May 1935
2 heats of 5 x 19.573 km (12.162 mi) = 97.865 km (60.81 mi) (Note 1)
Final: 10 x 19.573 km (12.162 mi) = 195.730 km (121.621 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionB4.9V-16
2Achille VarziAuto Union AGAuto UnionB4.9V-16
3Hermann zu LeiningenAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.3V-16streamliner
4Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.3V-16streamliner
5Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.0S-8
6Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.0S-8
7Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.0S-8
8Hanns GeierDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW253.4S-8streamliner
9Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoBi-motore6.32x8
10Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoBi-motore5.82x8
11René DreyfusScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-8streamliner
12Ferdinando BarbieriF. BarbieriAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8
14Philippe EtancelinScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.3S-6
*Goffredo ZehenderScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.3S-6#15?
16Eugenio SienaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati8C3.0S-8
*Hans RüeschH. RüeschMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNS
18László HartmannL. HartmannMaserati8CM3.0S-8
19Renato BalestreroGruppo Genovese San GiorgioMaseratiS-8?
20Giuseppe FarinaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4C2.5S-4
*Pietro GhersiScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.8S-6#22? DNS
*Dudley FroyGeorge Manby-ColegraveBugattiT544.9S-8#21?

* Race numbers unknown. (The numbers in Sheldon's book are not correct.)



Hares and tortoises
The long race on the Berlin AVUS the year before had proved rather boring and the teams were also worried about the tyre wear on the ultra fast track. This year the race was therefore split up into two heats and a final.
Entries:
As this was yet another Formula Libre race the German teams turned up with several streamliners and Ferrari with an Alfa Romeo "Bi-motore".
      Freighted by his Tripoli experience Stuck elected to drive an open racer. Geier raced an old speed record car with a cockpit that could only be opened from the outside! Scuderia Subalpina had their 6C-34 cars for Étancelin and Zehender, but on this fast track they never really had a chance to be competitive.
      Motorcycle racer Rosemeyer had after some persuasion got the promise from team manager Walb to start at AVUS. Rosemeyer, who had NEVER before started in ANY kind of car race therefore made his racing debut at the world's fastest track in a streamlined 375 BHP Auto Union, starting from the front row.
      Both Mercedes and Auto Union had entered four cars.
     
Practice:
During practice Stuck was in a class of his own with a lap of 4m31.3s (260 km/h). The best the other drivers could do was 4m47s for von Brauchitsch and Varzi and 4m49s for Rosemeyer. The Auto Union was up to a speed of 326 km/h on the straights!
     
Heat 1:

Pole Position
4
Rosemeyer

Auto Union
4m49s

1
Stuck

Auto Union
4m31.3s

7
Fagioli

Mercedes-Benz
4m53s

9
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo
4m51s

20
Farina

Maserati
5m32s

8
Geier

Mercedes-Benz
4m59s

16
Siena

Maserati
5m50s

11
Dreyfus

Alfa Romeo
5m30s

?
Zehender

Maserati

?
Froy

Bugatti

Stuck immediately took the lead followed by Rosemeyer. The veteran driver had no problems to open up a gap to his new team mate. Fagioli, leading the Mercedes challenge, passed Rosemeyer and started the chase for the leading Auto Union. Nuvolari followed but had to go in for new tyres on the second lap. The single Maserati car was soon out with supercharger failure.
      As feared tyres became a problem. A tyre burst on Geier's streamliner forcing him to make a pitstop and he finally finished fourth. Rosemeyer also had a high speed tyre failure at the Nordschleife and was lucky to be able to stop the streamliner without crashing, but his debut race was over. Stuck took the victory having led the race from start to finish. Fagioli finished second for Mercedes and Dreyfus third in the ex-Moll streamliner that had won the event in 1934. Nuvolari, having done two pitstops with his Bi-motore, finished sixth and failed to reach the final.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.1Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionB4.9V-16523m44.8s
2.7Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.0S-8524m17.3s+ 32.2s
3.11René DreyfusScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-8526m52.4s+ 3m07.6s
4.8Hanns GeierDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW253.4S-8527m00.1s+ 3m20.2s
5.20Giuseppe FarinaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4C2.5S-4527m48.0s+ 4m03.2s
6.9Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoBi-motore6.32x8529m15.2s+ 5m30.4s
7.Dudley FroyGeorge Manby-ColegraveBugattiT544.9S-84
DNFGoffredo ZehenderScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.3S-63supercharger
DNF4Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.3V-163puncture/engine
DNF16Eugenio SienaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati8C3.0S-83
Fastest lap: Hans Stuck (Auto Union) in 4m32s = 259.1 km/h (161.0 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 247.3 km/h (153.6 mph)
Pole position lap speed: 259.7 km/h (161.4 mph)
Weather:
Heat 2:

     
Pole Position
6
Brauchitsch

Mercedes-Benz
4m47s

2
Varzi

Auto Union
4m47s

3
Leiningen

Auto Union
4m53s

5
Caracciola

Mercedes-Benz
4m52s

18
L Hartmann

Maserati
5m55s

10
Chiron

Alfa Romeo
5m01s

19
Balestrero

Maserati


12
F. Barbieri

Alfa Romeo
5m59s

14
Etancelin

Maserati

In the second heat it was Caracciola fighting for the lead against the Auto Unions of zu Leiningen and Varzi. Then zu Leiningen retired and both Caracciola and Varzi had to make a pit stop. It was the Mercedes crew that did the better job and Caracciola came back on the track with a good lead over Varzi's Auto Union. Caracciola went on and took the victory in the second heat from Varzi and von Brauchitsch.
      As in the first heat it had been a German show, the second Maserati retiring again with supercharger problems. Chiron made a fine race, carefully driving the tire-eating Bi-motore to finish fourth, 2 1/2 minutes behind the winner.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.5Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.0S-8524m47.0s
2.2Achille VarziAuto Union AGAuto UnionB4.9V-16525m31.3s+ 54.3s
3.6Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.0S-8526m39.0s+ 1m42.3s
4.10Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoBi-motore5.82x8527m57.1s+ 2m34.5s
5.14Philippe EtancelinScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.3S-6528m40.4s+ 3m53.4s
6.12Ferdinando BarbieriF. BarbieriAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8530m02.4s+ 5m15.4s
7.18László HartmannL. HartmannMaserati8CM3.0S-8530m03.2s+ 5m16.2s
DNF3Hermann zu LeiningenAuto Union AGAuto UnionA4.3V-162engine
DNF19Renato BalestreroGruppo Genovese San GiorgioMaseratiS-8?2crash
Fastest lap: N/A
Winner's medium speed: 236.9 km/h (147.2 mph)
Pole position lap speed: 245.5 km/h (152.6 mph)
Weather:
Final:

     
Pole Position
5
Caracciola

Mercedes-Benz

1
Stuck

Auto Union

2
Varzi

Auto Union

7
Fagioli

Mercedes-Benz

6
Brauchitsch

Mercedes-Benz

11
Dreyfus

Alfa Romeo

10
Chiron

Alfa Romeo

8
Geier

Mercedes-Benz

The top 4 cars from each heat qualified for the final. As the flag dropped in the final it was Stuck who again took the lead and he and Varzi began to open up a gap to the Mercedes trio of Fagioli, Caracciola and von Brauchitsch. Then Fagioli started to charge, he passed Varzi and closed up on Stuck. Stuck led until he had a nasty incident when a tyre burst at 290km/h and he was lucky to be able to handle the car and getting it into the pits. He was not the only one with tyre problems, both Varzi and von Brauchitsch had similar incidents and all the top cars except for Fagioli had to stop for new tyres.
      Geier was out with carburettor failure and Caracciola also retired. Now it was Fagioli leading from Varzi and Chiron, who once again raced a careful race, watching the tyre wear on the Bi-motore. Varzi took up the chase on the leading Mercedes but overdid it and had to come in for another stop.
      It was Fagioli who came up on top taking his second victory of the year. Varzi destroyed also his third set of tyres and had to make yet another stop, a stop which costed him the second place to Chiron, who gave the Ferrari team a better result than they had hoped for after the heats. Of the drivers only Fagioli and Dreyfus had done the race nonstop, finishing the race with their tyres in shreds.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.7Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.0S-81049m13.2s
2.10Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoBi-motore5.82x81050m48.0s+ 1m35.2s
3.2Achille VarziAuto Union AGAuto UnionB4.9V-161051m27.4s+ 2m14.2s
4.1Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionB4.9V-161051m36.4s+ 2m23.2s
5.6Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.0S-81053m18.4s+ 4m05.2s
6.11René DreyfusScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-81054m24.4s+ 5m11.2s
DNF5Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.0S-87supercharger
DNF8Hanns GeierDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW253.4S-83plugs/carburettor?
Fastest lap: Hans Stuck (Auto Union) in 4m31.1s = 259.9 km/h
Winner's medium speed: 238.6 km/h (148.3 mph)
Weather:

Footnote:
1. Simon Davis has correctly pointed out to me that the 831 m (0.516 mi) start section was not used in 1935 but the grid was positioned next to the pits.



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XI GRAND PRIX DE PICARDIE

Péronne (F), 26 May 1935
40 laps x 9.765 km (6.068 mi) = 390.6 km (242.7 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
4Robert BrunetEcurie BraillardMaserati8CM3.0S-8
6Armand GirodA. GirodMaserati8CM3.0S-8
8Willy LonguevilleW. LonguevilleBugattiT512.3S-8
10José de VillapadiernaComte de VillapadiernaMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNS
12Jean DelormeJ. DelormeBugattiT512.3S-8
14Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Alfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
16Luigi SoffiettiL. SoffiettiMaserati8CM3.0S-8
18Marcel LehouxSEFACSEFACDNS
20Benoît FalchettoEcurie BraillardMaserati8CM3.0S-8
22Earl HoweEarl HoweBugattiT593.3S-8
24Robert BenoistAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT593.3S-8
26Jean-Pierre WimilleAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiDNS
28Anne-Cecile Rose-ItierMme. Rose-ItierBugattiT51A1.5S-8
28Anne-Cecile Rose-ItierMme. Rose-ItierBugattiT512.3S-8DNS - crash



Works Bugatti victory
While the Germans and Italians were racing in Berlin, the French drivers were seen at Péronne for the Picardie Grand Prix. As the year before the track included chicanes.
Entries:
The competitive entry list included Bugatti drivers Benoist, Wimille, Howe, Mrs. Itier, Cazeaux, Delorme and Longueville, Alfa drivers Sommer and Mlle. Hellé-Nice, Maserati drvers Brunet, Villapadierna, Soffietti and Falchetto and even Lehoux racing the SEFAC. However Wimille, Villapadierna and Lehoux became DNS.
Practice:
Grid positions were decided by a procedure where during Friday and Saturday practice each driver had to make a standing start lap.
Race:

     
Pole Position
2
Sommer

Alfa Romeo


22
Howe

Bugatti
4m18s

24
Benoist

Bugatti
4m17s

28
Itier

Bugatti

12
Delorme

Bugatti

4
Brunet

Maserati

6
Girod

Maserati

16
Soffietti

Maserati

14
"Hellé-Nice"

Alfa Romeo

8
Longueville

Bugatti

20
Falchetto

Maserati

On Sunday at 2.45 p.m. the flag was dropped and Benoist took the lead of the race followed by Howe and Sommer. There were numerous retirements during the first laps so that by lap 6 the field was down to only six cars. On lap 7 Sommer had to pit for new plugs, putting him back to the bottom of the field. Now only Lord Howe was able to challenge Benoist, the other drivers falling far behind. The British driver took over the lead on the 18th lap as Benoist made his pitstop. Then the situation changed back as Howe made a 10 minutes pitstop on lap 22 losing a lap to Benoist, who could race on to take a runaway victory. The race proved to be a triumph for Bugatti as Howe's private car finished second in front of Sommer who had advanced through the field after his pitstop.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.24Robert BenoistAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT593.3S-8402h59m48s
2.22Earl HoweEarl HoweBugattiT593.3S-839
3.2Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-838
4.14Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Alfa RomeoMonza2.3S-837
5.12Jean DelormeJ. DelormeBugattiT512.3S-836
6.28Anne-Cecile Rose-ItierMme. Rose-ItierBugattiT512.3S-835
DNF4Robert BrunetEcurie BraillardMaserati8CM3.0S-8
DNF8Willy LonguevilleW. LonguevilleBugattiT512.3S-8
DNF6Armand GirodA. GirodMaserati8CM3.0S-8
DNF16Luigi SoffiettiL. SoffiettiMaserati8CM3.0S-8
DNF20Benoît FalchettoEcurie BraillardMaserati8CM3.0S-8
Fastest lap: Benoist/Howe (Bugatti) in 4m20s = 135.2 km/h (84.0 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 130.3 km/h (81.0 mph)
Pole position lap speed: 136.8 km/h (85.0 mph)
Weather:



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III CIRCUIT d'ORLEANS
(Voiturette 1500cc)

Circuit d'Orleans (F), 26 May 1935
25 laps x 3.611 km (2.244 mi) = 90.28 km (56.09 mi))



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1Philippe Maillard-BrunéP. Maillard-BrunéMGQ0.7
2JahanJahanSalmson1.1
3ToniToniSalmson1.1
4Eddie HertzbergerE. HertzbergerMGK3 Magnette1.1
5MachatMachatDerby-Amilcar1.1
6Jean de GavardieJ. de GavardieAmilcar1.1
7Jean BlotJ. BlotAmilcar1.1
8Maurice MestivierM. MestivierAmilcarMC01.3
9Jean VialeJ. VialeSalmson1.1
10Ralph GilbertR. GilbertBNC1.1
11Raymond de SaugéR. de SaugéBugattiT37A1.5S-4
12Roger CésureR. CésureBugattiT37A1.5S-4
14Marcel BouclyM. BouclySalmson1.1
15Genaro Léoz-AbadG. Léoz-AbadBugattiT37A1.5S-4



Oldies but goodies
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Race:

     


GRID NOT AVAILABLE

Both classes were run together. Leóz took the start but was soon passed by Mestivier in his 8 year old Amilcar who won, beating all the 1500cc cars.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.8Maurice MestivierM. MestivierAmilcarMC01.32554m10s
2.15Genaro Léoz-AbadG. Léoz-AbadBugattiT37A1.5S-42554m42s+ 32s
3.1Philippe Maillard-BrunéP. Maillard-BrunéMGQ0.72554m56s+ 46s
4.4Eddie HertzbergerE. HertzbergerMGK3 Magnette1.12554m59s+ 49s
5.12Roger CésureR. CésureBugattiT37A1.5S-424
6.11Raymond de SaugéR. de SaugéBugattiT37A1.5S-422
7.10Ralph GilbertR. GilbertBNC1.121
8.2JahanJahanSalmson1.121
DNF14Marcel BouclyM. BouclySalmson1.1
DNF9Jean VialeJ. VialeSalmson1.1
DNF7Jean BlotJ. BlotAmilcar1.1
DNF6Jean de GavardieJ. de GavardieAmilcar1.1
DNF5MachatMachatDerby-Amilcar1.1
DNF3ToniToniSalmson1.1
Fastest lap: N/A
Winner's medium speed: 100.0 km/h (62.1 mph)
Weather:

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III CIRCUIT d'ORLEANS

Circuit d'Orleans (F), 26 May 1935
30 laps x 3.611 km (2.244 mi) = 108.33 km (67.31 mi)
Shortened to 20 laps x 3.611 km (2.244 mi) = 72.22 km (44.88 mi) due to rain
Flagged of at 7 laps x 3.611 km (2.244 mi) = 25.28 km (15.71 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

16Gabriel LascautG. LascautTalbotDNS
17Marcel BouclyM. BouclyBugattiT512.3s-8DNS
18Robert CazauxEcurie GirodBugattiT512.3S-8
19BuffyBuffyBugattiT512.3S-8
20Michel RoumaniM. RoumaniBugattiT512.3S-8
21Genaro Léoz-AbadG. Léoz-AbadBugattiT512.3S-8
22Charles MontierC. MontierMontier-Ford
23"Raph""Raph"Alfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8



A dark event
The Circuit d'Orleans was held the same day as the Avusrennen and the Picardie GP.
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Race:

     


GRID NOT AVAILABLE

Before the GP class started the rain began to fall and the race distance was reduced to 20 laps. Cazaux took the lead followed by "Raph" and Buffy (Bugatti). Buffy passed "Raph" for second place and tried to catch Cazaux. But on lap 7 Buffy overdid it in the rain and lost control of his Bugatti. The car bounced off a tree into the crowd, hitting 12 people. Eight of them were hospitalized of which one later succumbed to the wounds. As the situation became chaotic with spectators on the track the race was stopped with the order at that time becoming the final results.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.18Robert CazauxEcurie GirodBugattiT512.3S-8716m34s
DNF19BuffyBuffyBugattiT512.3S-86crash
2.23"Raph""Raph"Alfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8616m37s
3.22Charles MontierC. MontierMontier-Ford616m40s
4.21Genaro Léoz-AbadG. Léoz-AbadBugattiT512.3S-8617m06s
DNF20Michel RoumaniM. RoumaniBugattiT512.3S-85(13m55s)
Fastest lap: N/A
Winner's medium speed: 91.5 km/h (56.9 mph)
Weather:

Star 30 May 1935: Petillo (Wetteroth-Offenhauser) wins the Indianapolis 500 race.



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III MANNIN MOAR

Douglas - Isle of Man (GBM), 31 May 1935
50 laps x 6.494 km (4.035 mi) = 324.7 km (201.75 mi mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1Anthony HamiltonA. HamiltonAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
2Dick WilkinsR. WilkinsAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
3Dick ShuttleworthR. ShuttleworthAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
4Austin DobsonA. DobsonAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
4Arthur DobsonA. DobsonAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8DNS - alternative driver
5Luis FontesL. FontesAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
6Tim Rose-RichardsT. Rose-RichardsMaserati8C3.0S-8
7Brian LewisEarl Howe & N ReesBugattiT593.3S-8
8Andrew LeithA. LeithBugattiT35B2.3S-8
9Lindsay EcclesL. EcclesBugattiT59S-8
10Charles MartinC. E. C. MartinBugattiT593.3S-8
11Charles BrackenburyC. E. C. MartinBugattiT512.3S-8
12Richard SeamanR. SeamanMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNA
14Humphrey CookH. W. CookERAA1.5S-6
15Raymond MaysH. W. CookERAA2.0S-6private entry
16Teddy RaysonE. RaysonBugattiT512.3S-8



Brian Lewis' Hat-Trick
Entries:
Lewis', Martin's and Eccles' Bugatti cars were facing Shuttleworth's Alfa Romeo Tipo B and a lot of private Alfa Romeo Monzas at Isle of Man. There were also two works ERAs, a 2 litre car for Mays and a normal Voiturette for Cook.
Practice:

     
Race:

     
Pole Position
7
Lewis

Bugatti

3
Shuttleworth

Alfa Romeo

10
Martin

Bugatti

9
Eccles

Bugatti

5
Fontes

Alfa Romeo

11
Brackenbury

Bugatti

15
Mays

ERA

6
Rose-Richards

Maserati

14
Cook

ERA

16
Rayson

Bugatti

2
Wilkins

Alfa Romeo

1
Hamilton

Alfa Romeo

8
Leith

Bugatti

4
A Dodson

Alfa Romeo

Shuttleworth was the initial leader followed by Lewis, Martin, Eccles and Mays. Situation after 10 laps:
1. Shuttleworth (Alfa Romeo)32m21s
2. Lewis (Bugatti)32m24s
3. Martin (Bugatti)32m32ss
4. Mays (ERA)33m08s
5. Eccles (Bugatti)33m10s
6. Fontes (Alfa Romeo)33m33s

At 1/3 distance Shuttleworth had to retire leaving Bugattis in the top three positions with Lewis at the front. Mays managed to pass Eccles and the two continued to have a big duel for the fourth position until Mays made his half distance pitstop for fuel. Soon afterwards both ERA drivers got problems with their cars and had to do extra stops. Order after 30 laps:
1. Lewis (Bugatti)1h35m03s
2. Martin (Bugatti)1h36m21s
3. Eccles (Bugatti)1h38m15s
4. Fontes (Alfa Romeo)1h39m20s
5. Mays (ERA)1h41m33s
6. Rayson (Bugatti)1h47m45s

However, Mays fought back and when Eccles got transmission trouble Mays took over third position, having already passed Fontes on lap 40. But halfway round the last lap the ERA also came to a standstill with transmission failure so the last podium position finally went to Fontes. This was Lewis third straight Mannin Moar victory.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.7Brian LewisEarl Howe & N ReesBugattiT593.3S-8502h40m11s
2.10Charles MartinC. E. C. MartinBugattiT593.3S-8502h41m02s+ 51s
3.5Luis FontesL. FontesAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8502h48m14s+ 8m03s
4.16Teddy RaysonE. RaysonBugattiT512.3S-8502h55m11s+ 15m00s
DNF15Raymond MaysH. W. CookERAA2.0S-649universal joint
5.4Austin DobsonA. DobsonAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-849
6.2Dick WilkinsR. WilkinsAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-849
7.11Charles BrackenburyC. E. C. MartinBugattiT512.3S-849
DNF9Lindsay EcclesL. EcclesBugattiT59S-831univeral joint
DNF14Humphrey CookH. W. CookERAA1.5S-630oil pump
DNF3Dick ShuttleworthR. ShuttleworthAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-813transmission
DNF1Anthony HamiltonA. HamiltonAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-89crash
DNF8Andrew LeithA. LeithBugattiT35B2.3S-81crash
DNF6Tim Rose-RichardsT. Rose-RichardsMaserati8C3.0S-80universal joint
Fastest lap: Brian Lewis (Bugatti) in 3m06s = 125.7 km/h (78.1 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 121.6 km/h (75.6 mph)
Weather:



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III GRANDE PRĘMIO DA CIDADE DE RIO DE JANEIRO

Gávea - Rio de Janeiro (BRA), 2 Jun 1935
25 laps x 11.16 km (6.935 mi) = 279.0 km (173.4 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2José de Almeida AraujoJ. de Almeida AraujoBugattiT37A1.5S-4
4Odilon BarcellosO. BarcelloBugatti-Chevrolet3.5
6Segadas VianaS. VianaChevroletSpecial3.5
8Joăo EnricoJ. EnricoChryslerSpecial5.3
10Querino LandiQ. LandiAlfa Romeo6C 15001.5S-6
12Manuel de TefféM. de TefféAlfa Romeo8C 23002.3S-8DNS
14Manuel de TefféM. de TefféAlfa Romeo8C 23002.3S-8
16Nicola de SantisN. de SantisFordSpecial3.6V-8
18José SantiagoJ. SantiagoAdler1.7
20Roberto LozzanoR. LozzanoFordSpecial3.6V-8
22Hugo Teixeira de SouzaH. TeixeiraBugatti-WillysT37A2.2
24Domingos LopesD. LopesHudsonSpecial3.5
26Joăo Ferreira SouzaJ. Ferreira SouzaLa SaleSpecial5.0
28Riccardo Carú R. CarúFiat1.5
30Antônio da Silva CamposA. CamposFordSpecial3.6V-8DNS
32Irineu CorręaI. CorręaFordSpecial3.6V-8
34Hans StoffenH. StoffenBugattiT37A1.5S-4
36José BarretoJ. BarretoFordSpecial3.6V-8DNS
38Felipe RuedaF. RuedaKisselEspecial5.3
40Vittorio CoppoliV. CoppoliBugattiT37A1.5S-4
42Saturnino OliveiraS. OliveiraFiat1.5DNS
44Antonio José PereiraA. José PereiraBugattiT37A1.5S-4
46Orlando GottiO. GottiHudsonSpecial3.5DNS
48?DNS
50Renato MurceR. MurceFord-Alfa Romeo1.5
52Manoel Nunes dos SantosM. NunesAdler1.7
54Henrique CasiniH. CasiniStudebakerSpecial4.1
56Henrique RéH. RéAlfa Romeo6C 15001.5S-6
58Joaquim Sant'AnnaJ. Sant'AnnaFiat1.5
60Vittorio RosaV. RosaFiat1.5
62Fernado de Moraes SarmentoF. Moraes SarmentoBugatti-Studebaker4.1
64Chico LandiC. LandiBugattiT37A1.5S-4
66Benedicto LopesB. LopesFordSpecial3.6V-8
68Vicente HugoV. HugoFordSpecial3.6V-8
70Mário SilvaM. SilvaFordSpecial3.6V-8
72Cícero Marques PortoC. Marques PortoFordSpecial3.6V-8
74Eduardo Oliveira JúniorE. OliveiraFordSpecial3.6V-8
76Rubem AbrunhosaR. AbrunhosaHudsonSpecial3.5
78Renato Miranda SantosR. MirandaChevroletSpecial3.5
80Francisco Pereira da SilvaF. PereiraDodgeSpecial4.6
82Abel PiresA. PiresBugattiT37A1.5S-4
84Armando SartorelliA. SartorelliFordSpecial3.6V-8
86Henrique LehrfeldH. LehrfeldBugattiT37A1.5S-4
88Manuel PimentaM. PimentaFordSpecial3.6V-8DNS
90Carlos LopesC. LopesFordSpecial3.6V-8



Carú wins with a Fiat
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Race:

     
Pole Position
2
Almeida Araújo

Fiat

4
Barcellos

Bugatti

6
Viana

Chevrolet

8
Enrico

Chrysler

10
Q Landi

Alfa Romeo

14
de Teffé

Alfa Romeo

16
de Santis

Ford

18
Santiago

Adler

20
Lozzano

Ford

22
Teixeira

Bugatti

24
D Lopes

Hudson

26
Ferreira Souza

La Sale

28
Carú

Fiat

32
Corręa

Ford

34
Stoffen

Bugatti

38
Rueda

Kissel

40
Coppoli

Bugatti

44
Pereira

Bugatti

50
Murce

Ford

52
Nunes

Adler

54
Casini

Studebaker

56

Alfa Romeo

58
Sant'Anna

Fiat

60
Rosa

Fiat

62
Sarmento

Bugatti

64
C Landi

Bugatti

66
B Lopes

Ford

68
Hugo

Ford

70
Silva

Ford

72
Marques Porto

Ford

74
Oliveira Jr

Ford

76
Abrunhosa

Hudson

78
Miranda

Chevrolet

80
Pereira

Dodge

82
Pires

Bugatti

84
Sartorelli

Ford

86
Lehrfeld

Bugatti

90
C Lopez

Ford

The challenging Gávea circuit again took its toll. This time it was the 1934 winner Irineu Correa who was fatally wounded when his car fell down in the Niemeyer's Avenue Channel on the first lap.
     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.28Riccardo CarúR. CarúFiat1.5254h03m20.2s
2.86Henrique LehrfeldH. LehrfeldBugattiT37A1.5S-4254h03m31.1s+ 10.9s
3.2José de Almeida AraujoJ. de Almeida AraujoBugattiT37A1.5S-4254h11m59.0s+ 8m38.8s
4.78Renato Miranda SantosR. MirandaChevroletSpecial3.5254h17m05.4s+ 13m45.2s
5.68Vicente HugoV. HugoFordSpecial3.6V-8254h17m48.8s+ 14m28.6s
DNF52Manoel Nunes dos SantosM. NunesAdler1.723
DNF66Benedicto LopesB. LopesFordSpecial3.6V-822accident
DNF72Cícero Marques PortoC. Marques PortoFordSpecial3.6V-822accident
DNF38Felipe RuedaF. RuedaKisselEspecial5.321accident
DNF26Joăo Ferreira SouzaJ. Ferreira SouzaLa SaleSpecial5.020
DNF20Roberto LozzanoR. LozzanoFordSpecial3.6V-818
DNF34Hans StoffenH. StoffenBugattiT37A1.5S-418
DNF58Joaquim Sant'AnnaJ. Sant'AnnaFiat1.518
DNF84Armando SartorelliA. SartorelliFordSpecial3.6V-814
DNF82Abel PiresA. PiresBugattiT37A1.5S-412
DNF64Chico LandiC. LandiBugattiT37A1.5S-411mechanical
DNF76Rubem AbrunhosaR. AbrunhosaHudsonSpecial3.511
DNF90Carlos LopesC. LopesFordSpecial3.6V-810
DNF70Mário SilvaM. SilvaFordSpecial3.6V-88
DNF16Nicola de SantisN. de SantisFordSpecial3.6V-87
DNF10Querino LandiQ. LandiAlfa Romeo6C 15001.5S-66
DNF14Manuel de TefféM. de TefféAlfa Romeo8C 23002.3S-85differential
DNF62Fernado de Moraes SarmentoF. Moraes SarmentoBugatti-Studebaker4.15
DNF40Vittorio CoppoliV. CoppoliBugattiT37A1.5S-44wheel
DNF18José SantiagoJ. SantiagoAdler1.73
DNF4Odilon BarcellosO. BarcelloBugatti-Chevrolet3.52
DNF6Segadas VianaS. VianaChevroletSpecial3.52
DNF22Hugo Teixeira de SouzaH. TeixeiraBugatti-WillysT37A2.22
DNF24Domingos LopesD. LopesHudsonSpecial3.52no licence
DNF50Renato MurceR. MurceFord-Alfa Romeo1.52
DNF8Joăo EnricoJ. EnricoChryslerSpecial5.31crasched into tree
DNF54Henrique CasiniH. CasiniStudebakerSpecial4.11mechanical
DNF60Vittorio RosaV. RosaFiat1.51
DNF80Francisco Pereira da SilvaF. PereiraDodgeSpecial4.61
DNF32Irineu CorręaI. CorręaFordSpecial3.6V-80fatal accident
DNF44Antonio José PereiraA. José PereiraBugattiT37A1.5S-40
DNF56Henrique RéH. RéAlfa Romeo6C 15001.5S-60
DNF74Eduardo Oliveira JúniorE. OliveiraFordSpecial3.6V-80
Fastest lap: Henrique Lehrfeld (Bugatti) in 9m01.4s = 74,2 km/h (46.1 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 68,8 km/h, (42.7 mph)
Weather:



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II GRAND PRIX DE L´U.M.F.

Montlhéry - Paris (F), 2 June 1935
14 laps x 6.283 km (3.904 mi) = 87.962 km (54.66 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1Robert BrunetEcurie BraillardMaserati8CM3.0S-8
2Andre TestutA. TestutBugattiT512.3S-8DNA
3"Raph""Raph"Alfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
6Genaro Léoz-AbadG. Léoz-AbadBugattiT512.3S-8
7Erano Léoz-AbadE. Léoz-AbadBugattiT371.5S-4
8Jean RenaldiJ. RenaldiBugattiT352.0S-8
9Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Mlle "Hellé-Nice"BugattiT35S-8DNA
10Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
11Michel RoumaniM. RoumaniBugattiT352.0S-8



Sommer wins in Paris
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Race:

     


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For the second year the "Union Motocycliste Française" held a race meeting at Montlhéry including a 90 km race for cars. Sometimes incorrectly called the "Grand Prix de France" this short race was a victory for Sommer with his private Alfa Romeo with "Raph's" similar car finishing second.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.10Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-81436m18.5s
2.3"Raph""Raph"Alfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-81437m41.5s?+ 1m23s
3.6Genaro Léoz-AbadG. Léoz-AbadBugattiT512.3S-813
4.8Jean RenaldiJ. RenaldiBugattiT352.0S-813
5.1Robert BrunetEcurie BraillardMaserati8CM3.0S-810
DNF11Michel RoumaniM. RoumaniBugattiT352.0S-87
DNF7Erano Léoz-AbadE. Léoz-AbadBugattiT371.5S-47
Fastest lap: Raymond Sommer (Alfa Romeo) in 2m29.3s = 151.5 km/h (94.1 mph) or 2m28.9s?
Winner's medium speed: 145.4 km/h (90.3 mph)
Weather:



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X GRAND PRIX DES FRONTIČRES

Chimay (B), 9 June 1935
20 laps x 10.87 km (6.75 mi) = 217.4 km (135.1 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1Arthur LegatA. LegatBugattiT35B2.3S-8
2Pierre VeyronAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT51A1.5S-8
3Giuseppe TuffanelliDNAMaserati4CM1.5S-4DNA
4Bruno SojkaB. SojkaBugattiT51A1.5S-8
5Florian SchmidtF. SchmidtBugattiT37A1.5S-4
6Richard SeamanR. SeamanERAB1.5S-6
7André FevrierA. FevrierBugattiT35C2.0S-8
8Cholmondley-TapperCholmondley-TapperBugattiT37A1.5S-4
9Stanley SmithDNABugattiT37A1.5S-4DNA
10László HartmannL. HartmannMaserati8CM3.0S-8
11Viglielmo MatozzaV. MatozzaAlfa RomeoRLTF
12Rudolf SteinwegR. SteinwegBugattiT51A1.5S-8
14Claude "Barowski"C. "Barowski"BugattiT51A1.5S-8
15Raymond de SaugéR. de SaugéBugattiT371.5S-4
16E. DuboisE. DuboisBugattiT371.5S-4
17Harry HerkuleynsH. HerkuleynsMGQ
18Anne-Cecile Rose-ItierMme. Rose-ItierBugattiT51A1.5S-8



A German victory in Belgium
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Race:

     


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Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.12Rudolf SteinwegR. SteinwegBugattiT51A1.5S-8201h43m33.0s
2.2Pierre VeyronAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT51A1.5S-8201h45m10.4s+ 1m37.4s
3.18Anne-Cecile Rose-ItierMme. Rose-ItierBugattiT51A1.5S-8201h49m21.4s+ 5m48.4s
4.10László HartmannL. HartmannMaserati8CM3.0S-8201h51m23.0s+ 7m50.0s
5.14Claude "Barowski"C. "Barowski"BugattiT51A1.5S-8201h51m23.0s?+ 7m50.0s
6.16E. DuboisE. DuboisBugattiT37S-4201h58m24.0s+ 14m51.0s
7.11Viglielmo MatozzaV. MatozzaAlfa RomeoRLTF202h03m24.6s+ 19m51.6s
8.17Harry HerkuleynsH. HerkuleynsMGQ202h07m53.0s+ 24m20.0s
9.15Raymond de SaugéR. de SaugéBugattiT371.5S-4?
DNF8Cholmondley-TapperCholmondley-TapperBugattiT37A1.5S-47
DNF4Bruno SojkaB. SojkaBugattiT51A1.5S-86
DNF7André FevrierA. FevrierBugattiT35C2.0S-85shock absorver
DNF5Florian SchmidtF. SchmidtBugattiT37A1.5S-4?
DNF6Richard SeamanR. SeamanERAB1.5S-63piston
DNF1Arthur LegatA. LegatBugattiT35B2.3S-83front axle
Fastest lap: Richard Seaman (ERA) in 4m48s = 135.9 km/h (84.4 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 126.0 km/h (78.3 mph)
Weather:



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II CIRCUITO DI BIELLA

Circuito di Biella (I), 9 June 1935
2 heats of 2 x 25 x 2.199 km (1.366 mi) = 54.98 km (34.16 mi)
Final: 50 x 2.199 km (1.366 mi) = 109.95 km (68.32 mi)




No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-8
4Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-8
6Carlo Felice TrossiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-8
8Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-8
10Achille VarziScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.3S-6
12Pietro GhersiScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.3S-6
14Eugenio SienaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.3S-6
16Giuseppe FarinaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM2.5S-4
18Giovanni LuraniCount LuraniMaserati4CS1.5S-4
20Luigi PagesL. PagesAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
22Piero DusioScuderia SubalpinaMaserati8CM3.0S-8
24Giovanni MinozziG. MinozziAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
26Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Alfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
28Luigi SoffiettiL. SoffiettiMaserati8CM3.0S-8
30Luigi CastelbarcoL. CastelbarcoMaserati4CM1.5S-4
32Gino RovereScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM1.5S-4



Nuvolari wins when Trossi gives up
The Circuit of Biella was run in two 25 lap qualifying heats and a 50 lap final.
Entries:
Varzi was released by his Auto Union contract to drive the Scuderia Subalpina 3.7 litre 6C-34 Maserati. Brivio was still at hospital after his Tripoli crash and was unable to start his home GP. However, round-the-houses specialist Trossi was there to race a 3.2 litre Alfa in his home town.
Practice:

     
Heat 1:

     
Pole Position
2
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo

16
Farina

Maserati

6
Trossi

Alfa Romeo

30
Castelbarco

Maserati

12
Ghersi

Maserati

26
Helle-Nice

Alfa Romeo

28
Soffietti

Maserati

22
Dusio

Maserati


      In the first heat Nuvolari won from Trossi with Farina third in his Maserati

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.2Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-82537m20.0s
2.6Carlo Felice TrossiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-82537m41.4s+ 21.4s
3.16Giuseppe FarinaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM2.5S-42538m17.0s+ 57.0s
4.22Piero DusioScuderia SubalpinaMaserati8CM3.0S-82538m58.8s+ 1m38.8s
5.12Pietro GhersiScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.3S-62539m12.4s+ 1m52.4s
6.26Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Mlle "Hellé-Nice"Alfa RomeoMonza2.3S-82338m16.4s
7.30Luigi CastelbarcoL. CastelbarcoMaserati4CM1.5S-42339m26.2s
DNF28Luigi SoffiettiL. SoffiettiMaserati8CM3.0S-89oil pump
Fastest lap: Carlo Felice Trossi (Alfa Romeo) in 1m28.8s = 89.1 km/h (55.4 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 88.4 km/h (54.9 mph)
Weather:
Heat 2:

     
Pole Position
4
Chiron

Alfa Romeo

10
Varzi

Maserati

8
Tadini

Alfa Romeo

20
Pages

Alfa Romeo

24
Minozzi

Alfa Romeo

32
Rovere

Maserati

18
Lurani

Maserati

14
Siena

Maserati

In the second heat Chiron and Tadini took another double win for Alfa. Varzi finished a disappointing third and was so disgusted by the performance of the Maserari that he refused to start in the final.
     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.4Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-82538m01.4s
2.8Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-82538m19.4s+ 18.0s
3.10Achille VarziScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.3S-62539m23.0s+ 1m21.6s
4.24Giovanni MinozziG. MinozziAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-82438m32.6s
5.18Giovanni LuraniCount LuraniMaserati4CS1.5S-42339m11.6s
DNF32Gino RovereScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM1.5S-421crash
DNF20Luigi PagesL. PagesAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-818brakes
DNF14Eugenio SienaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.3S-613crash
Fastest lap: Louis Chiron (Alfa Romeo) 1m25.2s = 92.9 km/h (57.7 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 86.7 km/h (53.9 mph)
Weather:
Final:

     
Pole Position
6
Trossi

Alfa Romeo

2
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo

16
Farina

Maserati

22
Dusio

Maserati

4
Chiron

Alfa Romeo

*



8
Tadini

Alfa Romeo

* 10 Varzi DNS

On the tight street track the Ferrari Alfa Romeos were dominant. Farina was a surprise leader after the first lap but soon he had to give way for the Alfa trio led by Nuvolari. Inspired by his home crowd Trossi passed Chiron for second and then he challenged Nuvolari and took the lead of the race and held it until having to retire as he was feeling ill in the heat. Nuvolari then led the rest of the Alfas home to take his third victory of the season.
     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.2Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-8501h14m50.4s
2.4Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-8501h15m23.6+ 33.2s
3.16Giuseppe FarinaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM2.5S-4501h15m37.0s+ 46.6s
4.22Piero DusioScuderia SubalpinaMaserati8CM3.0S-8481h15m35.0s
5.8Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-8471h15m29.0s
DNF6Carlo Felice TrossiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-824driver ill
DNS10Achille VarziScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.3S-60car too slow
Fastest lap: Carlo Felice Trossi (Alfa Romeo) in 1m25.6s = 92.5 km7h (57.5 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 88.1 km/h (54.8 mph)
Weather:



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Results (Voiturette)

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.18Giovanni LuraniCount LuraniMaserati4CS039m11.6s
2.30Luigi CastelbarcoL. CastelbarcoMaserati4CS-40+ 14.6s
3.32Gino RovereG. RovereMaserati-recordcar3
Fastest lap:
Winner's medium speed:
Weather:

Star 10 June 1935: The B.A.R.C. Whitsun Meeting was held at Brooklands. The handicap races were won by R. A. Beaver (Vauxhall 4.2L), A. P. F. Fane (Frazer-Nash 1.5L), O. Bertram (Delage 10.7L), D. L. Briault (Alta 1.1L), J. H. Bartlett (Bartlett-Salmson 1.1L), C. Brackenbury (Bugatti 2.3L), H. G. Dobbs (Riley 1.1L), A. Powys-Lybbe (Alvis 1.5L), J.C. Elwes 8M.G. 0.7L) and E. K. Rayson (Bugatti 2.0L).



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IX ADAC EIFELRENNEN
(Voiturette 1500cc)

Nürburgring (D), 16 June 1935
8 laps x 22.810 km (14,17 mi) = 182.48 km (113,39 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

31Raymond MaysERA LtdERAB1.5S-6
32Humphrey CookERA LtdERAA1.5S-6
33Tim Rose-RichardsERA LtdERAA1.5S-6
34Adrian ThorpeA. ThorpeFrazer NashDNA
35Richard SeamanR. SeamanERAB1.5S-6
36Florian SchmidtF. SchmidtBugattiDNA
37Bruno SojkaB. SojkaBugattiT51A1.5S-8
38Hans RüeschH. RüeschMaserati4CS
39Ernst von DeliusE. von DeliusZoller
40Rudolf SteinwegR. SteinwegBugattiT51A1.5S-8
41Heinz KrebsH. KrebsMGK3 Magnette1.1S-6
42Ferdinando BarbieriF. SardiMaserati4CMS-4
43Herbert WimmerH. WimmerZoller
44Luigi Della ChiesaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
45Luigi CastelbarcoScuderia BrianzaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
46Cholmondley-TapperCholmondley-TapperBugattiT37A1.5S-4
47Stanley SmithS. SmithBugattiT37A1.5S-4
48Hans KesslerH. KesslerMaserati4CM1.5S-4
49Willi SeibelW. SeibelBugattiT37A1.5S-4
50Pietro GhersiScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM1.5S-4



ERA conquers Europe
Entries:
Three works ERAs were entered for Mays, Cook and Rose-Richards. Scuderia Subalpina entered two Maseratis, Wimmer raced a German Zoller and there were several privateers including Seaman (ERA).
Practice:

     
Race:

     


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Mays took the start followed by Rose-Richards and Cook but at the end of the first lap Seaman in his black ERA had advanced from 7th to 3rd. Cook had dropped behind the Maseratis of Rüesch and Della Chiesa. On the third lap Seaman took over the lead. He was followed by Mays, who was in trouble with the fuel feed, and Rose-Richards. Then a hard driving Ghersi (Maserati) advanced to third. Later Ghersi had to retire with glass in his eye and Rüesch took over third place and started to challenge Mays. On lap six Seaman, whose ERA was leaking oil, had to come in for a re-fill and Mays re-took the lead followed by Rüesch and Rose-Richards. Despite having problems with his fuel pressure Mays was able to hold off Rüesch and went on to give ERA its first international win. After the race Hans Stuck tested the ERA and was impressed.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.31Raymond MaysERA LtdERAB1.5S-681h38m30.0s?
2.38Hans RüeschH. RüeschMaserati4CS1.5S-481h39m02.0s+ 32.0s
3.33Tim Rose-RichardsERA LtdERAA1.5S-681h40m15.1s+ 1m45.1s
4.35Richard SeamanR. SeamanERAB1.5S-681h40m18.3s+ 1m48.3s
5.32Humphrey CookERA LtdERAA1.5S-681h41m08.4s+ 2m38.4s
6.37Bruno SojkaB. SojkaBugattiT51A1.5S-881h43m22.1s+ 4m52.1s
7.48Hans KesslerH. KesslerMaserati4CM1.5S-481h43m23.4s+ 4m58.4s
8.45Luigi CastelbarcoScuderia BrianzaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
DNF49Willi SeibelW. SeibelBugattiT37A1.5S-4
DNF41Heinz KrebsH. KrebsMGK3 Magnette1.1S-6
DNF42Ferdinando BarbieriF. SardiMaserati4CM1.5S-4
DNF39Ernst von DeliusE. von DeliusZoller
DNF47Stanley SmithS. SmithBugattiT37A1.5S-4
DNF40Rudolf SteinwegR. SteinwegBugattiT51A1.5S-8
DNF50Pietro GhersiScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
DNF43Herbert WimmerH. WimmerZoller
DNF46Cholmondley-TapperCholmondley-TapperBugattiT37A1.5S-41
DNF44Luigi Della ChiesaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
Fastest lap: N/A
Winner's medium speed: 111.2 km/h (69.1 mph)
Weather:



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IX ADAC EIFELRENNEN

Nürburgring (D), 16 June 1935
11 laps x 22.810 km (14.17 mi)= 250.91 km (155.91 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionBV-16
2Achille VarziAuto Union AGAuto UnionBV-16
3Paul PietschAuto Union AGAuto UnionBV-16
4Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionBV-16
5Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.0S-8
6Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.0S-8
7Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.0S-8
8Hermann LangDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW253.4S-8
9René DreyfusScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2?S-8
10Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-8
11Goffredo ZehenderScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-34S-6
12Philippe EtancelinScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-34S-6
14Juan ZanelliJ. ZanelliMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNA
15Piero TaruffiP. TaruffiBugattiT593.3S-8
16László HartmannL. HartmannBugattiT512.3?S-8
17Attilio BattilanaA. BattilanaAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8DNA
18José de VillapadiernaComte de VillapadiernaMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNA
19Giuseppe FarinaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati4CM2.5S-4DNA
20Renato BalestreroGruppo Genovese San GiorgioAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
21Dudley FroyGeorge Manby-ColegraveBugattiT544.9?S-8



A new star
The Eifelrennen was held at the same weekend as the Le Mans 24 h race, but that did not hinder a long entry list. The only major non starter was Nuvolari, as he was doing speed record attempts with the Alfa Romeo Bi-motore in Italy.
Entries:
There were some new faces in the German cars: Pietsch making his debut as a works driver for Auto Union and ex motor cycle racer Lang making his debut as a Grand Prix driver in a 1934 Mercedes-Benz.
     
Practice:
Von Brauchitsch was back at Nürburgring for the first time since his accident the year before and during practice he was by far the fastest driver with a 10m45s lap against 10m59s for Caracciola and 11m04s for Stuck. Varzi had appendicitis and he was too ill to drive during the first day. The next day was rainy so the times were slow.
Race:

     
Pole Position
5
Caracciola

Mercedes-Benz

7
Brauchitsch

Mercedes-Benz

1
Stuck

Auto Union

2
Varzi

Auto Union

10
Chiron

Alfa Romeo

15
Taruffi

Bugatti

20
Balestrero

Alfa Romeo

6
Fagioli

Mercedes-Benz

16
Hartmann?

Bugatti

8
Lang

Mercedes-Benz

12
Etancelin?

Maserati

4
Rosemeyer?

Auto Union

11
Zehender

Maserati

21
Froy?

Bugatti

9
Dreyfus?

Alfa Romeo

3
Pietsch?

Auto Union

(Note 1)

The race was started by the new colored light system (red, yellow and 15 seconds later green) and it was Taruffi who moved first on the wet track and tried to find a gap between Caracciola and Varzi and five cars went over the line side by side until Taruffi fell back while von Brauchitsch's Mercedes went into the lead followed by Caracciola, Varzi Stuck and Fagioli. Chiron had missed the start completely while Dreyfus crossed the grid from right to left to follow Taruffi. Just as during practice von Brauchitsch was in a class of his own, he was leading by 21 seconds after the first lap, 35 after the second and after three laps he had opened up a 45 second gap to the rest. Varzi, who had started the race in pain from his appendicitis, soon had to give up and handled over the car to zu Leiningen.
      The weather was typical of Nürburgring. It changed rapidly between rain and sunshine on different parts of the track and the sudden temperature changes caused serious ignition troubles on the cars. Fagioli had to come in for new plugs and both Stuck's Auto Union and Zehender's Maserati were eliminated by plug trouble. Another victim of the weather was von Brauchitsch. He was up to a two minute lead cheered on by the enthusiastic crowd when his car also got plug problems. The driver tried to compensate for the power loss by over-reving the engine. When von Brauchitsch tried to lap a slower car the engine could not stand the pressure anymore and blew. It was considered that Von Brauchitsch had panicked unnecessary as he still was in a clear lead.
      Now the new leader was Caracciola from Rosemeyer. The young Auto Union driver had started his second race calmly being 9th after the first lap and then he begun to work himself up the field. He was 7th after two laps, 5th on lap 4 and then advanced further as the others struck problems. Newcomer Lang was up to third place but made a mistake at Planzgarten and spun but could rejoin to finish fifth. With three laps to go Rosemeyer passed Caracciola right in front of the main grandstand! The sensation was ready, Rosemeyer was leading in only the second car race he had ever started in. For two laps Caracciola followed the Auto Union closely, unable to pass. Rosemeyer's windscreen was broken by a stone and the car was running on 14 cylinders but that did not hinder the young driver from racing flat out. On the last lap coming out from Schwalbenschwanz Rosemeyer changed gear too early and Caracciola was able to out-accelerate the Auto Union on the long straight and took the flag 1.9 seconds in front of Rosemeyer. It had been a historical race, the old master had won and the spectators had found a new hero. The German teams had dominated totally, Chiron's Alfa being the only other car in the top six.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.5Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.0S-8112h08m02.3s
2.4Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionBV-16112h08m04.2s+ 1.9s
3.10Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-8112h09m34.4s+ 1m32.1s
4.6Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.0S-8112h12m44.2s+ 4m41.9s
5.8Hermann LangDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW253.4S-8112h13m48.3s+ 5m46.0s
6.3Paul PietschAuto Union AGAuto UnionBV-16112h14m49.0s+ 6m46.7s
7.9René DreyfusScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2?S-8112h16m30.0s+ 8m27.7s
8.12Philippe EtancelinScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-34S-6112h19m11.4s+ 11m09.1s
9.2A. Varzi / H. zu LeiningenAuto Union AGAuto UnionBV-16112h19m59.2s+ 11m56.9s
DNF7Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.0S-88ignition
DNF11Goffredo ZehenderScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-34S-64plugs
DNF1Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionBV-167plugs
DNF20Renato BalestreroGruppo Genovese San GiorgioAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-85
DNF15Piero TaruffiP. TaruffiBugattiT593.3S-88crash
DNF16László HartmannL. HartmannBugattiT512.3?S-86
DNF21Dudley FroyGeorge Manby-ColegraveBugattiT544.9?S-82engine
Fastest lap: Bernd Rosemeyer (Auto Union) in 11m05s or Rudolf Caracciola (Mercedes-Benz) 11m03.4s?
Winner's medium speed: 117.6 km/h (73.1 mph)
Weather:

Footnote:
1. Grid reconstructed by me and Hans Etzrodt from pictures. We specially took notice of the relative movements of the cars from picture to picture. While we are 100% sure of the grid positions of some drivers the rest of the positions, due to a lack of good pictures, are based on logical deduction. I have indicated those drivers with a questionmark.

Star 15-16 June 1935: Hindmarsh / Fontes (Lagonda Rapide) wins the Les 24 Heures du Mans sports car race at the Circuit de la Sarthe in France. (Results)



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