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VI VELKÁ CENA MASARYKOVA

Brno (CS), 29 September 1935
17 laps x 29.142 km (18.108 mi) = 495.41 km (307.84 mi)

1500 cc: 15 laps x 29.142 km (18.108 mi) = 437.13 km (271.62 mi)


No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

Group 1Class over 1500 cc
2Paul PietschAuto Union AGAuto UnionB5.0V-16DNS - did not start
4Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionB5.0V-16
6Achille VarziAuto Union AGAuto UnionB5.0V-16
8Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionB5.0V-16
10László HartmannL. HartmannMaserati8CM3.0S-8
12Vladimir GutZ. PohlBugattiT512.3S-8
14Jean-Pierre WimilleJ. P. WimilleBugattiT592.9S-8
16Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
18Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-8
20Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-8
22Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW253.9S-8DNA - did not appear
24Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW253.9S-8DNA - did not appear
26Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW253.9S-8DNA - did not appear
28Giuseppe FarinaDr. G. FarinaMaserati6C-343.7S-6DNA - did not appear
 
Group 2Class up to 1500 cc
40Bruno SojkaB. SojkaBugattiT51A1.5S-8
42Florian SchmidtF. SchmidtBugattiT51A1.5S-8DNA - did not appear
44Cholmondley-TapperCholmondley-TapperBugattiT37A1.5S-4DNA - did not appear
46Pierre VeyronP. VeyronBugattiT51A1.5S-8
48Hans RüeschH. RüeschMaserati4CS1.5S-4
50Sándor WilheimL. HartmannBugattiT37A1.5S-4
52Antonín KomárA. KomárBugattiT37A1.5S-4
54František HoštálekF. HoštálekZ15001.5V-8
56Zdeněk PohlJ. PohlMGK3 Magnette1.1S-6
60Rudolf SteinwegR. SteinwegBugattiT51A1.5S-8
62Richard SeamanR. SeamanERAB1.5S-6
64Antonio ValetteA. ValetteERAA1.5S-6
66Ettore BiancoE. BiancoMaserati4CM1.5S-4
68Giuseppe TuffanelliG. TuffanelliMaserati4CM1.1S-4
70Guido LandiG. LandiMaserati4CM1.5S-4



Rosemeyer's first victory
by Hans Etzrodt
The Masaryk Grand Prix was the last great circuit race of the 1935 season. The battle was between the Auto Union team and the Alfa Romeos of Scuderia Ferrari, each with three cars, while the Daimler-Benz team decided not to take part. The nine Group 1 cars over 1500 cc and the 13 Group 2 cars below 1500 cc raced concurrently, a total of 22 cars. Varzi (Auto Union) was the early leader until his car broke down, when his teammate Rosemeyer inherited first place and drove like a champion to win the race ahead of Nuvolari, Chiron and Brivio, all in Alfa Romeos with Hartmann (Maserati) in fifth place while the Bugattis of Wimille and Guth retired. Hans Stuck held second place early on but when a bird flew into his goggles on lap 4, he stopped for medical attention, passing his car to Pietsch. After his eye was attended to, he took over his car on lap 11 and instead of racing he left the circuit via a side road driving to the Brno home of a friend to retire there. The Group 2 class was easily won by Seaman (ERA), ahead of Veyron and Sojka both in Bugattis and Landi (Maserati) the last finisher. Rüesch, who held an early third place, retired when his Maserati caught fire.
The CAMS (Ceskoslovensky Automobilovy Klub pro Moravu a Slezsk) or Czechoslovakian Automobile Club for Moravia and Silesia organized their sixth international automobile race on the Masarykův okruh (Masaryk Circuit). First held in 1930, the race had grown in European significance and this year once again received entries from the best international drivers. The race had changed its name to the now official name Velká cena Masarykova. The 29.142 km Circuit with 36 left-hand corners and 47 to the right had to be lapped 17 times, bringing the total length of the race to 495.414 km, while the cars up to 1500 cc had to do only 15 laps or 437.130 km. The road conditions were much better than in previous years after the circuit had experienced a major renovation. The state roads had received a new hard surface and additionally all corners have been improved and would allow higher speeds.
      The overall winner was to receive 80,000 Koruny and the trophy of the President, the second 40,000 Kč and third 20,000. Additionally, for the first three in Group 2 there were prizes of 15,000, 10,000 and 5,000 Kč.

Entries:
There were 14 Group 1 entries, which were soon reduced to nine cars. Auto Union arrived with their Type B cars for Hans Stuck, Achille Varzi and Bernd Rosemeyer as registered drivers with Paul Pietsch as the reserve driver. The team manager was Willi Walb. By being the first to place their entries, Auto Union received the lowest starting numbers 2, 4, 6 and 8 which had the advantage of the best starting positions at the front of the grid.
      Scuderia Ferrari, the racing arm of the Alfa Romeo factory, arrived with a new 3.8-liter car for Tazio Nuvolari, while two red Tipo B/P3 Alfa Romeos with the proven 3.2-liter engine and Dubonnet independent front suspension were driven by Louis Chiron and Antonio Brivio.
      There were three independent entries but they had no chance of victory. Hungarian László Hartmann's old Maserati 8CM was red, silver and green. Vladimir Guth, the Bugatti importer from Prague drove the Bugatti of Zdeněk Pohl, who was two years younger than his brother Jiří Pohl. Jean-Pierre Wimille entered an older T59 Bugatti.

Group 2 comprised 15 entries: Bruno Sojka (Bugatti) a local from Brno, Florian Schmidt (Bugatti) from Jägersdorf, Cholmondley-Tapper (Bugatti) from England, Pierre Veyron (Bugatti) from Molsheim, Hans Rüesch (Maserati) from Zürich, Alexander "Sándor" Wilheim from Budapest started with László Hartmann's 1500 Bugatti, Antonín Komár (Bugatti) from Gaya, František "Franta" Hoštálek with the 1492 cc, 8-cylinder 2-stroke "Z" from Königgrätz, Zdeněk Pohl (MG) from Prague, Rudolf Steinweg (Bugatti) from Munich, Richard Seaman with a black ERA (R1B) with silver painted wheels from London, Antonio Valette (ERA) from Reims, Ettore Bianco (Maserati) from Genoa, Giuseppe "Beppe" Tuffanelli (Maserati) from Ferrara and Guido Landi (Maserati) from Turin.
Practice:
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday practice was held from 9:00 AM to 12 Noon and was obligatory as were a minimum of two laps per day. The Auto Unions arrived on Wednesday, also the drivers Stuck, Rosemeyer, Steinweg, Landi, Seaman, Sojka and Schmidt. Farina sent a message that on his trip to Brno he had an accident with his truck but his race car was intact and he would proceed as soon as possible. Although the CAMS did not disclose on Thursday that Mercedes had withdrawn their entry, the Brno Mercedes Dealer and the Hotel had known about it since Wednesday afternoon.
      The absence of the Mercedes-Benz team was generally regretted. Caracciola, Fagioli and Brauchitsch were entered but finally it became official that since Daimler-Benz considered that there was insufficient time for preparation, they had to withdraw their entry. They had pointed out beforehand that their appearance was questionable with the Spanish Grand Prix the weekend before. Mercedes had finished at the Lasarte Circuit with a hat-trick and according to their statement were in no position to bring the cars within a few days across Europe to the Masaryk-Ring, to prepare the cars race ready and to give their drivers adequate time to practice. However, the Auto Union team which had also competed in Spain had succeeded in doing just that, driving over 3000 km from San Sebastian via Orléans, Strasbourg, Nürnberg, Pilsen and Prague to Brno. They arrived with Stuck, Varzi and Rosemeyer. For a short time there existed the rumor that Auto Union would also not take part at this year's race because the CAMS had declined and did not agree to their request to separate the small cars from the big cars on the circuit. Hans Stuck said that this demand by Auto Union was not just put forward at the last minute but they had voiced their concern at last year's race and he was not certain that he would start now. Farina could not start because his racecar was damaged more seriously in his accident than initially thought
      On Thursday, the first practice day, Tuffanelli and Rüesch (Maserati), Valette (ERA), Brivio also arrived as did Nuvolari in the evening. Since it was obligatory to take part in all three practice sessions, the CAMS officials must have found a compromise arrangement to circumvent that rule allowing Nuvolari to race instead of excluding him from the race. Seaman had a practice crash which bent the front axle of his ERA but was able to get the car ready for the race. The race organizers made a small change by starting both groups simultaneously without a starting interval. By doing so the lapping of slower cars was a bit delayed and for the spectators such a mass start meant more excitement.
Race:
During the days before the race many spectators had made it to Brno. On Sunday morning more spectators arrived from all directions on bicycles, cars, trucks, buses and trains. An estimated crowd of 150,000 had assembled around the long circuit. The nine cars of Group 1 lined up on the grid and behind them there were the 13 cars of Group 2.
Pole Position
4
Stuck

Auto Union

6
Varzi

Auto Union

8
Rosemeyer

Auto Union

10
Hartmann

Maserati

12
Guth

Bugatti

14
Wimille

Bugatti

16
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo

18
Chiron

Alfa Romeo

20
Brivio

Alfa Romeo

 
40
Sojka

Bugatti

46
Veyron

Bugatti

48
Rüesch

maserati

50
Wilheim

Bugatti

52
Komár

Bugatti

54
Hoštálek

Bugatti

56
Pohl

MG

60
Steinweg

Bugatti

62
Seaman

ERA

64
Valette

MG

66
Bianco

Bugatti

68
Tuffanelli

Maserati

70
Landi

Maserati

The CAMS Secretary Mr. Zischka put on climbing irons and scaled up a telegraph pole to give the starting signal at 10:30 AM with his flag clearly visible to all 22 cars because all of them had start at the same time. To the thundering of the wild pack, the Auto Unions took the immediate lead, with Stuck at the front, followed by Varzi and Rosemeyer. Hartmann's Maserati did not get away and the Hungarian lost several minutes, blocking the cars behind. A mechanic stood next to his Maserati while Nuvolari's Alfa passed to the left of the mechanic on the grass verge.
      At the end of the first lap Varzi led after 12m57.1s at 135.3 km/h, ahead of Stuck with a lap of 13m04.1s. Rosemeyer followed just a second behind with a 13m05,1s lap, ahead of Nuvolari, Wimille, Chiron, Brivio and eventually Hartmann, while Guth retired with a broken oil pipe.
      In Group 2 Seaman was the leader, ahead of Veyron, Sojka, Landi, Rüesch, Tuffanelli, Pohl, Bianco, Komár, Valette, Steinweg, Hoštálek and Wilheim. Tuffanelli, Bianco, Pohl and Wilheim stopped at their pits. Steinweg spun off the road but was able to continue immediately.
      On lap two, Varzi maintained his colossal pace, now eight seconds ahead of Stuck with Rosemeyer a close third. Nuvolari was fourth followed by Wimille, Chiron, Brivio and Hartmann. In Group 2, Seaman finished the second lap in 14m49.0s, beating Farina's old record of 15m10.0s. Veyron was second, followed by Rüesch, Sojka, Landi, Bianco, Tuffanelli, Komár, Pohl, Valette, Steinweg and Wilheim.
      After three laps Varzi was leading Rosemeyer, who had passed Stuck for second place, Nuvolari was still fourth, followed by Wimille, Chiron, Brivio and Hartmann. The Group 2 cars began to expire. Wilheim's Bugatti caught fire, Steinweg stopped his Bugatti with a broken piston, Valette's ERA had a damaged oil supply and another source reported that Valette received a telegram from Reims that called him home immediately since his father had died and Tuffanelli retired his Maserati with a defective engine. Those four drivers did not complete the third lap.
      On the fourth round Varzi established the fastest lap of the day in 12m37s, while Rosemeyer drove in 12m56.6s. Stuck in third place had an unfortunate high speed encounter with a small bird which flew into his goggles. The heavy impact splintered the triplex glass and some pieces penetrated his right eye. With all his energy Stuck kept the car on the road while his eye swelled and closed. He proceeded at a reduced pace to his pits where his injured eye received immediate medical attention while reserve driver Paul Pietsch took over the car, which during the pit stop had fallen behind Nuvolari to fourth place.
      In Group 2 the field was reduced to nine cars after Wilheim, Steinweg, Valette and Tuffanelli retired. The order after four laps was Seaman, Veyron, Rüesch, Landi, Sojka, Bianco, Pohl, Komár, Hoštálek. At the end of lap five Varzi was still in first place ahead of Rosemeyer and Pietsch in Stuck's car, followed by Nuvolari, Wimille, Chiron, Brivio and Hartmann. With Guth retired, the field was down to eight cars after five laps in this order:
1. Varzi (Auto Union)
2. Rosemeyer (Auto Union)
3. Stuck/Pietsch (Auto Union)
4. Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo)
5. Wimille (Bugatti)
6. Chiron (Alfa Romeo)
7. Brivio (Alfa Romeo)
8. Hartmann (Maserati)

Wimille progressively became slower and on the sixth lap crossed the line behind Chiron and Brivio in seventh place. Wimille finally retired on lap eight due to an earlier received injury that was causing severe pain. In the morning of the race, he had an accident, supposedly when he was awoken vigorously and fell out of the bed and incurred a broken rib. Despite this injury he started the race but had to retire when the pain became unbearable.
      In Group 2 Bianco retired at his pit with engine damage after completing five laps. Landi pitted on the fifth lap and dropped to sixth place. On the next lap he regained fifth position and was fourth the following lap. On lap seven, Rüesch's Maserati caught fire, which ended his race. Seaman made a pit stop on lap six and again on lap eight. The order of Group 2 after eight laps was Seaman, Veyron, Sojka, Landi, Komár, Pohl and Hoštálek. Without Wimille, the Group 1 field was down to seven cars after eight laps in this order:
1. Varzi (Auto Union)
2. Rosemeyer (Auto Union)
3. Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo)
4. Stuck/Pietsch (Auto Union)
5. Chiron (Alfa Romeo)
6. Brivio (Alfa Romeo)
7. Hartmann (Maserati)

On lap nine, Varzi, Rosemeyer, Nuvolari, Pietsch and Hartmann stopped to refuel. Varzi slowed down significantly on lap 12, enabling Rosemeyer, Nuvolari, Chiron and Brivio to pass him. He parked his car at the pits with an engine problem.
      In Group 2 the positions did not change from the ninth lap forward except that Pohl passed Komár on lap nine. On lap 11 Seaman established a new lap record in 14m32.8s. The order after 12 laps was Seaman, Veyron, Sojka, Landi, Pohl, Komár and Hoštálek. From lap 12 Rosemeyer led the Group 1 race in great style in this order:
1. Rosemeyer (Auto Union)
2. Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo)
3. Chiron (Alfa Romeo)
4. Stuck/Pietsch (Auto Union)
5. Brivio (Alfa Romeo)
6. Varzi (Auto Union)
7. Hartmann (Maserati)

In the meantime the doctor had patched up Stuck's right eye; fortunately it was not a serious injury. On lap 13, he took over the car from Pietsch. Stuck had a headache from his injured eye and was hearing suspicious engine noises. So, instead of continuing the race, on lap 14 he drove from the circuit on a side street to Brno to rest at the nice house of his friend Friedrich Rohrer where he stayed while in Brno. Rohrer, a newspaper publisher, was also Czechoslovakian tennis champion.
      Group 2 was still led by the fast Seaman, who stopped again at his pit on lap 13. Pohl retired on lap 14 at his pit. There were no further changes till near the end of the race. Seaman was the unchallenged victor in his black ERA with a lead of more than three minutes over Veyron, Sojka, Landi, Pohl, Komár and Hoštálek.
      By now a tense battle for second place had developed behind Rosemeyer. On lap 12, Chiron was still more than two minutes behind Nuvolari, but he was able to close the gap until the last lap, when it had shrunk to four seconds. With Varzi and Stuck out of the race, the field was down to five cars after 16 laps in this order:
1. Rosemeyer (Auto Union)
2. Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo)
3. Chiron (Alfa Romeo)
4. Brivio (Alfa Romeo)
5. Hartmann (Maserati)

After 17 laps, Rosemeyer crossed the finish line to the thundering applause of the crowd. His mechanics pulled him out of his car and lifted Rosemeyer onto their shoulders to celebrate his first victory in a major race. He was more than six minutes ahead of Nuvolari, who was followed a few seconds behind by Chiron. Brivio was one lap behind and Hartmann two laps. Both were flagged off.
      This was Rosemeyer's first Grand Prix victory and also his first victory ever in a racing car. It was a very special day for Rosemeyer as he at the victory ceremony met the girl, who would later become his wife, Messerschmitt flyer Elly Beinhorn.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.8Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionB5.0V-16173h44m10.6s
2.16Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8173h50m48.4s
3.18Louis ChironScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-8173h50m52.2s+ 6m41.6s
4.20Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-8173h52m12.0s+ 8m01.4s
5.10László HartmannL. HartmannMaserati8CM3.0S-8154h01m00.0s
DNF4H. Stuck / P. PietschAuto Union AGAuto UnionB5.0V-1613driver injured
DNF6Achille VarziAuto Union AGAuto UnionB5.0V-1612gearbox
DNF14Jean-Pierre WimilleJ. P. WimilleBugattiT592.9S-86pain from earlier injury
DNF12Vladimir GutZ. PohlBugattiT512.3S-81broken oil pipe
Fastest lap: Achille Varzi (Auto Union) on lap 4 in 12m37.0s = 138.6 km/h (86.1 mph).
Winner's medium speed: 132.6 km/h (82.4 mph)
Weather: dry, sunshine



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Results voiturette:

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.62Richard SeamanR. SeamanERAB1.5S-6153h48m32.1s 
2.46Pierre VeyronP. VeyronBugattiT51A1.5S-8153h51m58.3s+ 3m26.2s
3.40Bruno SojkaB. SojkaBugattiT51A1.5S-8154h04m42.4s+ 15m10.3s
4.70Guido LandiG. LandiMaserati4CM1.5S-4154h04m48.0s+ 16m05.9s
DNF56Zdeněk PohlJ. PohlMGK3 Magnette1.1S-613crash 
DNF54František HoštálekF. HoštálekZ15001.5V-812brakes 
DNF52Antonín KomárA. KomárBugattiT37A1.5S-412brakes 
DNF48Hans RüeschH. RüeschMaserati4CS1.5S-46fire 
DNF66Ettore BiancoE. BiancoMaserati4CM1.5S-45engine 
DNF50Sándor WilheimL. HartmannBugattiT37A1.5S-42fire 
DNF60Rudolf SteinwegR. SteinwegBugattiT51A1.5S-82broken piston 
DNF68Giuseppe TuffanelliG. TuffanelliMaserati4CM1.1S-42engine 
DNF64Antonio ValetteA. ValetteERAA1.5S-62oil supply - gave up
Fastest lap: Richard Seaman (ERA) on lap 11 in 14m32.8s = 120.2 km/h (74.7 mph).
Winner's medium speed: 114.8 km/h (71.3 mph)
Weather: dry, sunshine
In retrospect:
Due to the few press reports, the times quoted were incomplete or doubtful. We hope that we have shown the correct times.

Primary sources researched for this article:
Allgemeine Automobil-Zeitung, Berlin
Allgemeine Automobil-Zeitung, Wien
AUTOMOBIL-REVUE, Bern
A-Z Motorwelt, Brno
MOTOR und SPORT, Pössneck
Tagesbote, Brno



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I COPPA EDDA CIANO/CIRCUIT OF LUCCA

Lucca - Toscana (I), 29 September 1935
2 heats of 20 laps x 2.35 km (1.46 mi) = 47.0 km (29.2 mi)
Final: 50 laps x 2.35 km (1.46 mi) = 117.5 km (73.0 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Luigi PagesL. PagesAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
4Eugenio SienaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.7S-6
6Eugenio FontanaE. FontanaAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
8Catullo LamiC. LamiMaserati261.5S-8
10Secondo CorsiS. CorsiMaserati26M2.5S-8
12Giovanni MinozziG. MinozziAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
14Renato BalestreroGruppo Genovese San GiorgioAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
16Victor-Hugo MallucciV-H. MallucciMaserati26M2.3S-8
18G. Cornaggia-MediciG. Cornaggia-MediciAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8DNA - did not appear
20Emilio RomanoE. RomanoBugattiT512.3S-8
22Giosue' CalamaiG. CalamaiAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8DNA - did not appear
24Pietro GhersiScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.7S-6
26Carlo PintacudaScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
28Carlo Felice TrossiCount TrossiTrossiDNA - did not appear
30Ferdinando BarbieriF. BarbieriAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
32Gianfranco ComottiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
34Piero DusioScuderia SubalpinaMaserati26M2.3S-8
36Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
38Goffredo ZehenderScuderia AlpinaMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNA - did not appear
40Giulio AyminiG. AyminiAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8DNA - did not appear



Tadinie leads Scuderia Ferrari to a triple victory.
The Circuit of Lucca was held the same day as the Czech Grand Prix. It was run in two heats plus a final.
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Heat 1:

     
Pole Position
10
Corsi

Maserati

6
Fontana

Alfa Romeo

2
Pages

Alfa Romeo

26
Pintacuda

Alfa Romeo

14
Balestrero

Alfa Romeo

34
Dusio

Maserati

30
Barbieri

Alfa Romeo

(Note 1)

The first heat had to be stopped after a start crash involving Corsi (Maserati 8CM) and Barbieri (Alfa Romeo). Pintacuda (Alfa Romeo) won the heat from Balestrero (Alfa Romeo) and Fontana (Alfa Romeo).

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.26Carlo PintacudaScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-82031m36.8s
2.14Renato BalestreroGruppo Genovese San GiorgioAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-82032m57.0s+ 1m20.2s
3.6Eugenio FontanaE. FontanaAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-82033m15.8s+ 1m39.0s
4.34Piero DusioScuderia SubalpinaMaserati26M2.3S-82033m45.0s+ 2m08.2s

5.2Luigi PagesL. PagesAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-819
DNF30Ferdinando BarbieriF. BarbieriAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-80crash
DNF10Secondo CorsiS. CorsiMaserati26M2.5S-80crash
Fastest lap: Carlo Pintacuda (Alfa Romeo) in 1m32.0s = 92.0 km/h (57.1 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 89.2 km/h (55.4 mph)
Weather:
Heat 2:

     
Pole Position
12
Minozzi

Alfa Romeo

8
Lami

Maserati

4
Siena

Maserati

20
Romano

Bugatti

16
Malucci

Maserati

36
Tadini

Alfa Romeo

32
Comotti

Alfa Romeo

24
Ghersi

Maserati

(Note 1)

The second heat was won by Tadini (Alfa Romeo) from Comotti (Alfa Romeo) and Siena (Maserati 6C-34).

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.36Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-82030m33.4s
2.32Gianfranco ComottiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-82030m33.6s+ 0.2s
3.4Eugenio SienaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.7S-62031m10.2s+ 36.8s
4.12Giovanni MinozziG. MinozziAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-82031m36.0s+ 1m02.6s Did not race in final
DNF24Pietro GhersiScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.7S-619Raced in final

DNF8Catullo LamiC. LamiMaserati261.5S-8
DNF16Victor-Hugo MallucciV-H. MallucciMaserati26M2.3S-8
DNF20Emilio RomanoE. RomanoBugattiT512.3S-8
Fastest lap: Mario Tadini (Alfa Romeo) in 1m27.2s = 97.0 km/h (60.3 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 92.3 km/h (57.3 mph)
Weather:
Final:

     
Pole Position
14
Balestrero

Alfa Romeo

36
Tadini

Alfa Romeo

32
Comotti

Alfa Romeo

24
Ghersi

Maserati

4
Siena

Maserati

34
Dusio

Maserati

26
Pintacuda

Alfa Romeo

6
Fontana

Alfa Romeo

(Note 2)

In the final the Ferrari team took another 1-2-3 victory with Maserati 8CM's of Dusio and Ghersi fourth and fifth.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.36Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8501h15m05.2s
2.32Gianfranco ComottiScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8501h15m20.0s+ 14.8s
3.26Carlo PintacudaScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8501h15m28.6s+ 23.4s
4.34Piero DusioScuderia SubalpinaMaserati26M2.3S-8501h16m24.4s+ 1m19.2s
5.24Pietro GhersiScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.7S-6501h16m37.4s+ 1m32.2s
DNF6Eugenio FontanaE. FontanaAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-819engine
DNF4Eugenio SienaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.7S-610fuel feed
DNF14Renato BalestreroGruppo Genovese San GiorgioAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-85ignition
Fastest lap: Carlo Pintacuda (Alfa Romeo) in 1m25.6s = 98.8 km/h (61.4 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 93.9 km/h (58.3 mph)
Weather:

Footnote:
1. Grids probably wrong as they don't follow the format used in the final.

2. Grid reconstructed from picture supplied by Alessandro Silva.



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I DONINGTON GP

Donington Park (GB), 5 October 1935 (Saturday)
120 laps x 4.107 km (2.552 mi) = 492.8 km (306.2 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1Earl HoweEarl HoweBugattiT593.3S-8
2Charles MartinC. MartinBugattiT593.3S-8
3Lindsay EcclesL. EcclesBugattiT593.3S-8
4Brian LewisF. W. DixonRiley1.8S-6
5Walter HandleyF. W. DixonRiley2000/62.0S-6
6Percy MaclureP. MaclureRiley2000/62.0S-6
7Hector DobbsH. DobbsRiley1.8S-6
8Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-8
9Dick ShuttleworthR. ShuttleworthAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
10Harry RoseH. RoseAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
11William EverittScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.7S-6
12"Buddy" FeatherstonhaughH. RoseMaserati8CM3.0S-8
14"B Bira""B Bira"ERAB1.5S-6
15Nicholas EmbiricosN. EmbiricosERAB1.5S-6DNA - did not appear
16Giuseppe FarinaScuderia SubalpinaMaseratiV8RIV-8
17Luis FontesL. FontesAlfa RomeoTipo B/P3 2.9LDNA - did not appear
18Austin DobsonA. DobsonMaserati8C3.0S-8



Shuttleworth wins after Martin's brakes fail
Entries:
None of the major works teams showed up for the first ever Grand Prix road race held in Britain, the Donington Grand Prix on October 5. It had been hoped that Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union would take part. Both companies had been invited by the British organizers. However, the prize money offered bore no relation to the huge costs for foreign race teams with a trip to Donington. Additionally the race was supposed to have been staged as a Grande Épreuve to which the RAC for various grounds had not given their consent. Especially for this very reason the German teams came to the decision to stay away from this event. Additionally serious transportation problems would be encountered in bringing the cars to England in time from the Masaryk Circuit on 29th of September.
      So the grid was made up of local drivers plus Bira's ERA, Sommer's private Alfa and the quasi works Maserati teams. Rovere showed up with a 6C-34 for Everitt and Farina had the Scuderia Subalpina V-8RI on loan.
Practice:
Sommer took the pole with a time of 2m04.8s from Farina (2m08.4s) and Maclure's Riley (2m14.8s)
     
Race:
The day was miserable and the rain stopped just 15 minutes before the start.
Pole Position
6
Maclure

Riley
2m14s

16
Farina

Maserati
2m08.4s

8
Sommer

Alfa Romeo
2m04s

12
Featherstonhaugh

Maserati
2m17s

1
Howe

Bugatti
2m16s

9
Shuttleworth

Alfa Romeo
2m19s

2
Martin

Bugatti
2m21.8s

10
Rose

Alfa Romeo
2m23s

14
"B Bira"

ERA
2m23s

4
Lewis

Riley
2m24s

5
Handley

Riley
2m17s

18
Dobson

Maserati
2m27s

7
Dobbs

Riley
2m23s

11
Everett

Maserati
2m23s

3
Eccles

Bugatti
-

On the wet track Farina in the new Maserati immediately took command of the race followed by Sommer, Featherstonhaugh, Howe, Martin and Bira. During the race it started to rain again. Farina held a comfortable lead until 1/3 distance when he suddenly had to retire because of a broken half-shaft.
      Sommer was next in the lead followed by Martin and Howe. Shuttleworth in 4th place lost control and left the road in his attempt to hinder to be lapped by the leader but he was able to continue. At half distance Martin took the lead as Sommer made his pitstop. Sommer took up the chase but was black flagged as the bonnet came loose and he had to make a pitstop to correct it. Sommer took off once again with such a speed that he soon was forced to retire with the same problem as Farina.
      Featherstonhaugh retired with transmission trouble. Everett, who was in second place, could not stand the vibrations of his 6C-34 so team owner Rovere had to take over the car himself. On the wet track the race did not go on without incidents. Austin Dobson crashed his Maserati and the new leader Martin spun his Bugatti leaving Shuttleworth to take the lead and victory, Howe was second, Martin third despite his spin, Rovere fourth, Bira fifth and Eccles sixth in the Bugatti he shared with Fairfield.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.9Dick ShuttleworthR. ShuttleworthAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-81204h47m12.0s
2.1Earl HoweEarl HoweBugattiT593.3S-81204h47m57.8s+ 45.8s
3.2Charles MartinC. MartinBugattiT593.3S-81204h49m47.4s+ 2m35.4s
4.11W. Everitt / G. RovereScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.7S-61204h53m59.0s+ 6m47.0s
5.14"B Bira""B Bira"ERAB1.5S-61204h58m16.0s+ 11m04.0s
6.3L. Eccles / P. FairfieldL. EcclesBugattiT593.3S-81204h59m33.0s+ 12m21.0s
NC7H. Dobbs / B. von der BeckeH. DobbsRiley1.8S-6119
NC4B. Lewis / C. PaulF. W. DixonRiley1.8S-6117
NC5W. Handley / P. DriscollF. W. DixonRiley2000/62.0S-6115
DNF6Percy MaclureP. MaclureRiley2000/62.0S-695mechanical
DNF12"Buddy" FeatherstonhaughH. RoseMaserati8CM3.0S-882transmission
DNF8Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-870half shaft
DNF18Austin DobsonA. DobsonMaserati8C3.0S-867crash
DNF16Giuseppe FarinaScuderia SubalpinaMaseratiV8RIV-841half shaft
DNF10Harry RoseH. RoseAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-838engine
Fastest lap: N/A
Winner's medium speed: (103.0 km/h / 64.0 mph)
Pole position lap speed: 119.2 km/h (74.1 mph)
Weather:

With a special thanks to Emmanuel Rault



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IX COPPA MICHELE BIANCHI/COPPA DELLA SILA

Cosenza (I), 6 October 1935
3 heats of 20 laps x 2.5km = 50 km Final: 50 laps x 2.5 km = 125 km



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1Ettore BiancoE. BiancoMaserati4CM1.5S-4
2Nicola CherubiniN. CherubiniFiat5081.0DNA - did not appear
3NappoNappoBNCDNA - did not appear
4Tito MussoT. MussoFiatBalilla
5Pietro FerraroP. FerraroFiat5081.0DNA - did not appear
6Mario BillottiLuigi PlatéTalbot7001.5
7Francesco AlfanoF. AlfanoFiat11001.1DNA - did not appear
8Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-8
9Carlo PintacudaScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-8
10Eugenio SienaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.7S-6
11Pietro GhersiScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.7S-6
12Emilio RomanoE. RomanoBugattiT512.3S-8DNA - did not appear
13Victor-Hugo MallucciV-H. MallucciMaserati26M2.3S-8
14Luigi FilipponeL. FilipponeAlfa RomeoDNA - did not appear
15Renato BalestreroGruppo Genovese San GiorgioAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
16Antonio QuericoliA. QuericoliMaseratiDNA - did not appear
17DecapitaniLuigi PlatéTalbot7001.5DNA - did not appear
18Mario LombardiM. LombardiMaseratiDNA - did not appear
19Luigi PagesL. PagesAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8DNA - did not appear
20CortiCortiFiat11001.1DNA - did not appear



Scuderia Ferrari vs. Scuderia Subalpina
The last international race in 1935 was held on October 6th with an entry of mostly Italian drivers. The race was run in three heats plus a final.
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Heat 1:

     
 
Grid not available


     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.1Ettore BiancoE. BiancoMaserati4CM1.5S-42038m46.4s 
2.6Mario BillottiLuigi PlatéTalbot7001.52039m36.4s+ 50.0s
3.4Tito MussoT. MussoFiatBalilla2041m56.2s+ 3m09.8s
Fastest lap:
Winner's medium speed:
Pole position lap speed:
Weather:
Heat 2:

     
 
Grid not available


     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.9Carlo PintacudaScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-82034m56.6s
2.11Pietro GhersiScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.7S-62039m36.4s+ 1m28.6s
3.15Renato BalestreroGruppo Genovese San GiorgioAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-82041m56.2s+ 2m39.2s
Fastest lap:
Winner's medium speed:
Pole position lap speed:
Weather:
Heat 3:

     
 
Grid not available


     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.8Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-82033m58.2s
2.10Eugenio SienaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.7S-62034m04.4s+ 06.2s
3.13Victor-Hugo MallucciV-H. MallucciMaserati26M2.3S-82038m01.6s+ 4m03.4s
Fastest lap:
Winner's medium speed:
Pole position lap speed:
Weather:
Final:

     
 
Grid not available

Bianco (Maserati 4CM) won the first heat, Pintacuda (Alfa Romeo - Ferrari) the second and Brivio (Alfa Romeo - Ferrari) the third. In the final the victory went to Brivio's Ferrari entered Alfa from Ghersi's private Maserati.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.8Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-8501h26m57.0s
2.11Pietro GhersiScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.7S-649
3.1Ettore BiancoE. BiancoMaserati4CM1.5S-447 
4.15Renato BalestreroGruppo Genovese San GiorgioAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-845
5.6Mario BillottiLuigi PlatéTalbot7001.541 
DNF10Eugenio SienaScuderia SubalpinaMaserati6C-343.7S-650
DNF9Carlo PintacudaScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo B3.2S-850
Fastest lap:
Winner's medium speed:
Pole position lap speed:
Weather:

Star 6 October 1935: Hans Stuck (Auto Union) wins the Feldbergrennen hillclimb in Germany.



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V MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIP

Brooklands (GB), 19 October 1935 (Saturday)
10 laps x 1.883 km (1.170 mi) = 18.83 km (11.7 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1Lindsay EcclesL. EcclesBugattiT593.3S-8DNA - did not appear
2Dick ShuttleworthR. ShuttleworthAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
3Ronnie JarvisJarvisMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNA - did not appear
4Raymond MaysH. W. CookERAB1.5S-6
5"B Bira""B Bira"ERAB1.5S-6
6Patrick DriscollSir Herbert AustinAustin7S-4
7Charles MartinC. MartinBugattiT593.3S-8
8Harry RoseH. RoseMaserati8CM3.0S-8
9John AppletonJ. AppletonAppletonSpecial-Riley
10Cyril PaulF. W. DixonRiley2000/62.0S-6
11"Buddy" FeatherstonhaughR. FeatherstonhaughMaserati26M2.5S-8



Shuttleworth's sprint victory
The Montain Championship was part of the B.A.R.C. October Meeting at Brooklands. Apart from the Mountain scratch race there were handicap races won by R. Marker (Bentley 6.6L), C. Follet (Alvis 2.8L), P. G. Fairfield (ERA 1.1L), A. F. P. Fane (Frazer-Nash 1.5L), Mrs P. Oxenden (Alta 1.1L), W. A. Bowen-buscarlet (Riley 1.1L), N. Lloyd (M.G. 1-3L),
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Race:

     
 
Grid in line across the track


     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.2Dick ShuttleworthR. ShuttleworthAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8108m59.2s
2.7Charles MartinC. MartinBugattiT593.3S-8109m05.6s+ 6.6s
3.5"B Bira""B Bira"ERAB1.5S-6109m20.8s+ 21.6s
4.8Harry RoseH. RoseMaserati8CM3.0S-8109m28.8s+ 29.2s
5.11"Buddy" FeatherstonhaughR. FeatherstonhaughMaserati26M2.5S-8109m37.4s+ 38.0s
6.6Patrick DriscollSir Herbert AustinAustin7S-4109m57.8s+ 58.6s
7.10Cyril PaulF. W. DixonRiley2000/62.0S-61010m16.0s+ 1m16.8s
DNF4Raymond MaysH. W. CookERAB1.5S-64supercharger
DNF9John AppletonJ. AppletonAppletonSpecial-Riley2mechnical
Fastest lap: Dick Shuttleworth (Alfa Romeo) in 51.6s = 131.4 km/h (81.6 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 125.7 km/h (78.1 mph)
Weather:

Star 2 - 12 November 1935: Auto Union held their yearly test for new drivers at Nürburgring with the following results:
        (Rosemeyer)   10m59.4s
         Heydel       11m11.3s 
         von Delius   11m20.0s
         Scheeff      11m24.2s
         Hasse        11m29.1s
         Simons       11m29.3s  
         Bigalke      11m57.0s
         Loof         13m22.2s
         Geiss        13m35.4s
         Hahn         crashed
Rudolf Heydel, Ernst von Delius and Rudolf Hasse were selected as junior drivers for the 1936 season.



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