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VII° GRAN PREMIO DE PENYA RHIN
Circuit de Montjuïc - Barcelona (E), 7 JUNE 1936
80 laps x 3.791 km = 303.28 km


No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
4Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
6Louis ChironDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25K4.7S-8
8"Raph"B de las CasasMaseratiV8RI4.8V-8DNA
10Jean-Pierre WimilleAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT59S-8
Achille VarziAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16DNS *
12Ernst von DeliusAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16*
14Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
16Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25K4.7S-8
18Philippe EtancelinOfficine A. Maserati?MaseratiV8RI4.8V-8
20Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
22Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-8
24José de VillapadiernaScuderia VillapadiernaAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-8

* Varzi practiced but refused to start, von Delius replaced Varzi.


Nuvolari, who had been out of racing with broken ribs after his Tripoli crash, was back for the Penya Rhin in the new 12 cylinder Alfa Romeo.
      Once again Mercedes only entered two cars for Caracciola and Chiron. Stuck was away hillclimbing at Shelsley Walsh (as was Mays) so Auto Union also entered only two cars.
      Rosemeyer crashed during practice when the steering failed, wounding his nose and knee. Varzi had suggested Auto Union to built a short-chassis car to drive in Spain. During practice Varzi found that the short car was not good and asked for the long-chassis car for the race. When the team explained that Rosemeyer needed the long car because of his wounded knee, Varzi refused to start. That left Rosemeyer as the only Auto Union driver so junior driver von Delius was put in Varzi's car and got his GP debut in Barcelona.


Grid:
Pole
2
Rosemeyer

Auto Union

4
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo

6
Chiron

Mercedes-Benz

10
Wimille

Bugatti

12
von Delius

Auto Union

14
Brivio

Alfa Romeo

16
Caracciola

Mercedes-Benz

18
Etancelin

Maserati

20
Farina

Alfa Romeo

22
Sommer

Alfa Romeo

24
de Villapadeira

Alfa Romeo



Race:
Nuvolari took the lead followed by Caracciola. On the Montjuic track the short wheelbase Mercedes was at its worst, understeering and pitching in the corners. At half distance Nuvolari made a remarkable 40 second pitstop and the Alfa driver was soon able to catch Caracciola and retake the lead. The gap opened up considerably when Caracciola made his pitstop.
      Chiron continued his catastrophic season finishing 5 laps behind the leaders. Rosemeyer had to pit on lap 6 to repair the tank. That repair cost him five laps so he could only finish in a disappointing fifth place. Newcomer von Delius finished fourth.
      The winner of the day was Nuvolari. Not even a new fast pitstop for tyres could hinder the Mantuan who in his Scuderia Ferrari entered 12 cylinder Alfa managed to hold Caracciola off to take the victory.


Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.4Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12802h43m07.5s =
2.16Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25K4.7S-880+ 3.4
3.20Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-87776 laps?
4.12Ernst von DeliusAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-1675
5.2Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-1675
6.6Louis ChironDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25K4.7S-875
7.22Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-874
8.24José de VillapadiernaScuderia VillapadiernaAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-874
DNF10Jean-Pierre WimilleAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT59S-88gearbox
DNF14Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-87
DNF18Philippe EtancelinOfficine A. Maserati?MaseratiV8RI4.8V-87fuel feed
Fastest lap: Tazio Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo) in 1m58s =
Weather:





    
IV GRANDE PRÊMIO DA CIDADE DE RIO DE JANEIRO
GÁVEA - Rio de Janeiro (BRA), 7 JUNE 1936
25 laps x 11.16 km = 279.0 km

No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Mlle. Hellé-NiceMlle. Hellé-NiceAlfa RomeoMonza2.9S-8
4Carlo PintacudaScuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo2900A2.9S-8
6Attilio MarinoniScuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo2900A2.9S-8
8Henrique LehrfeldH. LehrfeldBugattiT37A1.5S-4
10Felipe RuedaF. RuedaHispano Suiza6.6
12Vittorio CoppoliV. CoppoliBugattiT512.3S-8
14Ricardo CarúR. CarúFiatGP1.5
16Vittorio RosaV. RosaHispano Suiza6.6
18Arthuro KruseA. KrusePlymouthSpecial3.3
20Augusto McCarthyA. McCarthyChryslerSpecial5.3
22Manuel de TefféM. de TefféAlfa Romeo8C 23002.3S-8
24Chico LandiC. LandiFiatGP1.5
26Querino LandiQ. LandiBugattiT37A1.5S-4
28"Marcedady"G. HardyTalbot4.0
30Henrique CasiniH. CasiniStudebakerSpecial4.1
32?DNS
34Nicola de SantisN. de SantisFordSpecial3.6V-8
36Alfredo BragaA. BragaBugattiT37A1.5S-4
38Arthur Nascimento JúniorA. Nascimento Jr.FordSpecial3.6V-8
40Armando SartorelliA. SartorelliSacre3.0
42Domingos LopesD. LopesHudson3.4
44Fernado de Moraes SarmentoM. SarmentoFordSpecial3.6V-8
46Gaspar FerrarioG. FerrarioFordSpecial3.6V-8
48Antônio da Silva CamposA. CamposFordSpecial3.6V-8
50Rubem AbrunhosaR. AbrunhosaStudebakerSpecial4.1
52Luiz Tavares MoraesL. Tavares MoraesPlymouthSpecial3.3
54Mário ValentimM. ValentimFordSpecial3.6V-8
56Emílio FerrarioE. FerrarioFordSpecial3.6V-8
58Hans StoffenH. StoffenWandererSpecial2.6
60Luís FariasL. FariasChryslerSpecial5.3
62Virgílio CastilhoV. CastilhoFordSpecial3.6V-8
64Cicero Marques PortoM. PortoFordSpecial3.6V-8
66Norberto JungN. JungFordSpecial3.6V-8
68Vicente HugoV. HugoBugattiT37A1.5S-4
70Olavo GuedesO. GuedesFordSpecial3.6V-8
72?DNS
74Eduardo Oliveira JúniorE. Oliveira Jr.FordSpecial3.6V-8
76Geraldo PedroG. PedroHudsonSpecial3.5
78?DNS
80Henrique RéH. RéMarmon8.0
82Oscar BinsO. BinsFordSpecial3.7V-8
84Segadas VianaS. VianaChevroletSpecial3.5



The 1936 Rio Grand Prix had a good entry list. Apart from the local entries the grid included Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 2900A stripped sports cars for Pintacuda and Marioni and Mlle. Hellé-Nice's blue "Monza" and two Portugese Bugatti drivers, Henrique Lehrfeld and Almeida Araújo. The Argentinian drivers Ricardo Carú (FIAT), Victório Rosa (Hispano-Suiza), Arthur Kreuse (Mercedes Benz), Mac Carthy (Chrysler) and Victório Coppoli (Bugatti) completed the field.
     


Grid, positions drawn by ballot:
Pole Position
22
de Teffé

Alfa Romeo

30
Casini

Studebaker

6
Marinoni

Alfa Romeo

4
Pintacuda

Alfa Romeo

14
Carú

Fiat

36
Braga

Bugatti

12
Coppoli

Bugatti

34
de Santis

Ford

8
Lehrfeld

Bugatti

38
Nascimento

Ford

66
Jung

Ford

46
Ferrario

Ford

50
Abrunhosa

Studebaker

52
Tavares Moraes

Plymouth

48
Campos

Ford

20
McCarthy

Chrysler

28
"Marcedady"

Talbot

44
Sarmento

Ford

64
Porto

Ford

54
Valentim

Ford

58
Stofen

Wanderer

24
C Landi

Fiat

68
Hugo

Bugatti

62
Castilho

Ford

42
Lopes

Hudson

56
Ferrario

Ford

26
Q Landi

Bugatti

60
Farias

Chrysler

18
Kruse

Plymouth

82
Bins

Ford

40
Sartorelli

Sacre

16
Rosa

Hispano Suiza

70
Guedes

Ford

74
Oliveira

Ford

76
Pedro

Hudson

80

Marmon

84
Viana

Chevrolet

10
Rueda

Hispano Suiza

2
Hellé-Nice

Alfa Romeo




Race: While Pintacuda took control of the race, Marinoni retired with engine trouble on the first lap. But while leading comfortably Pintacuda had to retire with differential trouble on lap 21, giving over the lead to Brazilian champion Manuel de Teffé. But de Teffé had to make a late pitstop for refueling and had to see the Italian driver Vittorio Coppoli in a Bugatti pass and take the victory.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.12Vittorio CoppoliV. CoppoliBugattiT512.3S-8253h56m32.6s
2.14Ricardo CarúR. CarúFiatGP1.5253h56m42.6s
3.22Manuel de TefféM. de TefféAlfa Romeo8C 23002.3S-8253h58m23.6s
4.64Cicero Marques PortoM. PortoFordSpecial3.6V-8253h59m16.1s
5.66Norberto JungN. JungFordSpecial3.6V-8254h04m46.4s
6.46Gaspar FerrarioG. FerrarioFordSpecial3.6V-825
7.18Arthuro KruseA. KrusePlymouthSpecial3.324
8.58Hans StoffenH. StoffenWandererSpecial2.624
9.50Rubem AbrunhosaR. AbrunhosaStudebakerSpecial4.124
10.28"Marcedady"G. HardyTalbot4.024
11.56Emílio FerrarioE. FerrarioFordSpecial3.6V-824
12.44Fernado de Moraes SarmentoM. SarmentoFordSpecial3.6V-823
13.74Eduardo Oliveira JúniorE. Oliveira Jr.FordSpecial3.6V-823
14.82Oscar BinsO. BinsFordSpecial3.7V-822
15.2Mlle. Hellé-NiceMlle. Hellé-NiceAlfa RomeoMonza2.9S-821
DNF4Carlo PintacudaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo2900A2.9S-820differential
DNF84Segadas VianaS. VianaChevroletSpecial3.520
DNF20Augusto McCarthyA. McCarthyChryslerSpecial5.319
DNF62Virgílio CastilhoV. CastilhoFordSpecial3.6V-817
DNF48Antônio da Silva CamposA. CamposFordSpecial3.6V-816
DNF68Vicente HugoV. HugoBugattiT37A1.5S-416
DNF38Arthur Nascimento JúniorA. Nascimento Jr.FordSpecial3.6V-815
DNF16Vittorio RosaV. RosaHispano Suiza6.616
DNF52Luiz Tavares MoraesL. Tavares MoraesPlymouthSpecial3.314
DNF42Domingos LopesD. LopesHudson3.413
DNF70Olavo GuedesO. GuedesFordSpecial3.6V-813
DNF8Henrique LehrfeldH. LehrfeldBugattiT37A1.5S-410accident
DNF26Querino LandiQ. LandiBugattiT37A1.5S-49
DNF60Luís FariasL. FariasChryslerSpecial5.36
DNF30Henrique CasiniH. CasiniStudebakerSpecial4.15
DNF36Alfredo BragaA. BragaBugattiT37A1.5S-45
DNF80Henrique RéH. RéMarmon8.04
DNF54Mário ValentimM. ValentimFordSpecial3.6V-83
DNF76Geraldo PedroG. PedroHudsonSpecial3.53
DNF34Nicola de SantisN. de SantisFordSpecial3.6V-83
DNF24Chico LandiC. LandiFiatGP1.52
DNF10Felipe RuedaF. RuedaHispano Suiza6.62
DNF40Armando SartorelliA. SartorelliSacre3.01
DNF6Attilio MarinoniScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo2900A2.9S-80differential
Fastest lap: Pintacuda (Alfa Romeo) in 8m30.3s = 78,7 km/h (48.9 mph)
Winning speed: 70,8 km/h (44.0 mph)
Weather:
 



    
X ADAC EIFELRENNEN
NÜRBURGRING (D), 14 JUNE 1936 FORMULA LIBRE
10 laps x 22.810 km = 228.1 km Weather: rain, heavy fog


No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25K4.7S-8
2Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
3Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
4Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
5Charles MartinC. MartinAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.3S-8
6Achille VarziAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
7Juan ZanelliScuderia TorinoMaserati6C-343.8S-6
8Francesco SeveriScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
9Walter RensW. RensBugattiDNS
10Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-8mod 1935 model (Note 1)
11Ernst von DeliusAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
12"Raph"B. de los CasosMaseratiV8RI4.8V-8DNS
14Hermann LangDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.3S-8reserve
15Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25K4.7S-8DNS - did not practice
16Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
17Louis ChironDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25K4.7S-8
18Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
Rudolf HasseAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16DNS - reserve, tested 3 laps


Both Mercedes and Auto Union were out in force for Eifelrennen, Lang making his first start of the year. Fagioli was entered but neither practiced nor raced.

Grid, positions drawn:
Pole
10
Brauchitsch

Mercedes-Benz

18
Rosemeyer

Auto Union

4
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo

7
Zanelli

Maserati

3
Brivio

Alfa Romeo

1
Caracciola

Mercedes-Benz

16
Farina

Alfa Romeo

5
Martin

Alfa Romeo

8
Severi

Alfa Romeo

6
Varzi

Auto Union

2
Stuck

Auto Union

14
Lang

Mercedes-Benz

17
Chiron

Mercedes-Benz

11
von Delius

Auto Union



Race:
300,000 people had gathered on a rainy and fog swept Nürburgring to see the first major race of the year on German soil, the AVUS race being cancelled as the track was under re-construction. As the cars lined up for the start the fog lifted but the heavy rain continued.
      Nuvolari took the start followed by Caracciola coming up from third row of the grid and Rosemeyer. As expected it was rain master Caracciola who soon took the lead after passing the Alfa at the Karussell curve. After two laps Nuvolari charged and took back the lead and soon afterwards Caracciola had to retire with engine failure. The increase of the engine volume to 4.7 litres had weakened the cylinder block. Von Brauchitsch now held third place behind Nuvolari and Rosemeyer.
      Then the fog came back with dramatic results. Rosemeyer closed in on Nuvolari and passed the Alfa, coming out from Südkehre to the joy of the spectators and continued into Hatzenbach and out of sight in the fog. The fierce race between the Auto Union and the three Ferrari Alfa Romeos continued, von Brauchitsch having retired with the same problems as Caracciola. In places the sight was reduced to 20 - 40 meters and the drivers slowed down, except for Rosemeyer who continued to race at high speed. Nuvolari tried to follow, but could do nothing to Rosemeyer's extraordinary ability to see through the fog. The Auto Union driver opened up the gap to the Italian by 30 seconds per lap and went on to take a remarkable victory.
      Nuvolari led home a good Ferrari 2-3-4, Lang finishing 5th as best Mercedes-Benz driver. The other Auto Unions came home a disappointing 7-8-9, Chilean driver Zanelli was last with the Scuderia Torino entered Maserati. After the race Rosemeyer became known as the "Nebelmeister" (fog master). He was also promoted to SS-Obersturmführer (First Lieutenant) by Himmler.(Note 2)


Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.18Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16101h56m41.2s
2.4Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12101h58m54.0s+ 2m12.8s
3.3Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12101h59m30.4s+ 2m49.2s
4.16Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8101h59m38.6s+ 3m17.4s
5.14Hermann LangDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.3S-8102h02m28.4s+ 5m47.2s
6.17Louis ChironDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25K4.7S-8102h03m33.0s+ 5m51.8s
7.6Achille VarziAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16102h03m35.4s
8.2Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16102h03m36.6s
9.11Ernst von DeliusAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16102h05m53.2s
10.7Juan ZanelliScuderia TorinoMaserati6C-343.8S-692h04m14.3s
DNF10Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25S-88engine?/crash
DNF1Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25K4.7S-83engine?/shock absover
DNF5Charles MartinC. MartinAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.3S-83crash
DNF8Francesco SeveriScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-82oil pump
Fastest lap: Bernd Rosemeyer (Auto Union) on lap 6 in 11m25.0s =
Weather:



  
X ADAC EIFELRENNEN
NÜRBURGRING (D), 14 JUNE 1936 VOITURETTE
8 laps x 22.810 km = 182.48 km 16 Starters Weather: rain, mist

Mays', Howe's, Lehoux's and Bira's ERAs faced Seaman's Delage and works Maseratis of Tenni, Trossi, Hartmann and Zehender plus several private entries at Nürburgring. Seaman immediately took the lead trying to repeat his Isle of Man victory only to spin at the very first lap. The ERA's were as usual in trouble with misfire, Howe finishing 8th and Mays 10th, leaving Trossi to take the new Maserati 6CM home to a comfortable victory in front of Tenni's older Maserati.

Grid:
Pole
59
Bäumer

Austin

68
Seaman

Delage

54
Kohlrausch

MG

51
L Villoresi

Maserati

64
Trossi

Maserati

61
"B Bira"

ERA

52
Troeltsch

Bugatti

67
Mays

ERA

Rest of grid unknown.
Race numbers: 53 Tenni, 55 Gessner, 56 Lehoux, 62 Kautz,
65 L Hartmann, 69 Rüesch, 71 Embiricos, 72 Howe, 73 Seibel



DNA: 57 Brudes (MG), 58 Stößer (MG), 60 MacRobert (MG),
     63 Werner Bäumer (MG), 66 Wüstrow (Bugatti), 70 Chambard (Bugatti)
     74 Herkuleyns (MG), 75 Cadell (MG)

Results: 
   1 Trossi      (Maserati 6CM *)  1:37:17.6
   2 Tenni       (Maserati 4CM *)  +    46.2
   3 "B Bira"    (ERA B)           +  2:55.6
   4 Lehoux      (ERA B *2)        +  3:12.0
   5 Bäumer      (Austin 7 0.7L) 
   6 L Hartmann  (Maserati 6CM *)
   7 Kautz       (Maserati 4CM)
   8 Howe        (ERA B *2)
   9 L Villoresi (Maserati 4CM)
  10 Mays        (ERA B *2)
  11 Embiricos   (ERA A)
  12 Gessner     (Maserati 4CM)
  13 Kohlrausch  (MG C 0.7L)        - 1 lap
 DNF Seibel      (Bugatti T37A)
 DNF Troeltsch   (Bugatti T51A)
 DNF Seaman      (Delage 15S8)        0 laps  crash
 DNF Rüesch      (Maserati 4CS)       0 laps  crash

   *  Entered by Officine Maserati
   *2 Entered by H W Cook

   Fastest lap: Trossi (Maserati) 11:46.4 
 



    
I MAGYAR NAGY DIJ
NEPLIGET - Budapest (H), 21 JUNE 1936
50 laps x 5.0 km = 250 km


No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Miss Eileen EllisonCholmondeley TapperMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNS
4Austin DobsonA. DobsonAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-8
6Charles MartinC. MartinAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8
8"Raph"B. de los CasosMaseratiV8RI4.8V-8DNS
10László HartmannL. HartmannMaserati8CM3.0S-8
12Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
14Achille VarziAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
16Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
Ernst von DeliusAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16DNS - reserve
18Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25K4.7S-8
20Louis ChironDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25K4.7S-8
22Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25K4.7S-8
24Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
26Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8DNS?
28Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
30Petre CristeaP. CristeaFordV9 specialDNS
32José de VillapadiernaScuderia VillapadiernaAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-8DNS


Auto Union, Scuderia Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz each entered three cars, Fagioli did not start.

Grid:
Pole
12
Stuck

Auto Union
2m39.83s

16
Rosemeyer

Auto Union
2m38.15s

24
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo
2m40.08s

22
Brauchitsch

Mercedes-Benz
2m39.87s

14
Varzi

Auto Union
2m43.12s

18
Caracciola

Mercedes-Benz
2m40.38s

20
Chiron

Mercedes-Benz
2m49.65s

28
Tadini

Alfa Romeo
2m47.52s

10
L Hartmann

Maserati
3m10.56s

4
A Dobson

Alfa Romeo
2m53.21s

6
Martin

Alfa Romeo
3m02.51s

Hartmann and Martin swapped
places for tactical reasons.


(Note 3)



Race:
100,000 spectators had gathered on the twisty track in a garden in Budapest to see the first Hungarian Grand Prix.
      Nuvolari took the start but then Rosemeyer went into the lead followed by Stuck, von Brauchitsch Caracciola and Nuvolari. Stuck was feeling ill however and had to stop to give over to reserve driver von Delius. Von Brauchitsch was also falling back. Order: Rosemeyer, Caracciola and Nuvolari.
      After some ten laps Caracciola took his Mercedes up in the lead. But then the weak engine blocks of the Mercedes cars started to make trouble again. Chiron's car was the first to retire followed by Caracciola after half the race was run. There was an incident when Nuvolari tried to lap von Brauchitsch. The cars almost touched and the Mercedes spun, hitting a telegraph pole. All the Mercedes cars were out of the race!
      Another driver out of the race was backmarker Martin retiring his private Alfa Romeo with transmission trouble. Rosemeyer had a 37 second lead over Nuvolari but then suddenly Rosemeyer got into trouble and the Ferrari driver was able to catch the leader in only three laps and take the lead on lap 33. Nuvolari soon opened up a 15 second lead and then kept the advantage to the flag with Rosemeyer unable to respond.
The other finishers were several laps behind, Varzi finished third followed by Tadini's Alfa.
      It had been another amazing drive from Nuvolari, beating the Germans fairly and squarely.
Immediately after the race Rosemeyer went back to hospital to check his liver. Could his medical condition have been the reason for his suddenly slowing down at the end of the race?


Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.24Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8502h14m03.5s =
2.16Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-1650+ 14.2
3.14Achille VarziAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-1648
4.28Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-847
5.12H. Stuck / /E. von DeliusAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-1646
6.4Austin DobsonA. DobsonAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-845
7.10László HartmannL. HartmannMaserati8CM3.0S-844
DNF22Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25K4.7S-840crash
DNF6Charles MartinC. MartinAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-832rear axle 35 laps?
DNF18Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25K4.7S-826engine (crash?)
DNF20Louis ChironDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW25K4.7S-819engine/supercharger
Fastest lap: Tazio Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo) in 3m35.6s =
Weather:


 



  
XII GP DE PICARDIE
PERONNE (F), 21 JUNE 1936 VOITURETTE
2 x 10 laps + 15 lap final

The race was in 2 heats with half the entry starting in each heat plus a final. Maserati had to withdraw their 6CM car after a mechanic driving the car to the track had a serious crash. Trossi (Maserati) won heat one in front of Bira and Fairfield. In heat two Mays (ERA), looking for revenge for his miserable season so far, took the lead using the big Zoller supercharger of the works car to its limits. But once again the car failed and the finishing order was Seaman (Delage), Howe (ERA) and Tongue (ERA).
      In the final Fairfield took the start with Trossi, Bira and Seaman fighting for the next places. Seaman had a heavy crash after a steering failure. Fairfield and Bira had a tremendous fight for the lead, Fairfield doing a mistake on the last lap letting the Siamese win.

DNA: 24 Toni (Toni spl.) 26 G Rovere/G Balocci (Maserati *), 42 Uboldi (Maserati), 48 Kautz (Maserati)

Heat 1:


Grid:
Pole
6
Trossi

Maserati
4m10s

14
Fairfield

ERA
4m06s

20
Lehoux

ERA
4m20s

2
"B Bira"

ERA
4m14s

22
Durand

Maserati
4m56s

10
Dobson

ERA
4m26s

12
Chambard

Bugatti
5m12s

16
Rose-Itier

Bugatti
5m10s

8
France

Bugatti


4
Blot

Amilcvar
5m14s



Results:
   1 Trossi          (Maserati 6CM *)     43:57 
   2 Fairfield       (ERA A 1.1L)      +   0:08
   3 "B Bira"        (ERA B)           +   0:10  
   4 Lehoux          (ERA B *2)        +   0:35
   5 Durand          (Maserati 4CM)    - 1 lap
   6 Chambard        (Bugatti T37A)    - 1 lap
   7 Mrs. Rose-Itier (Bugatti T51A)    - 2 laps
   8 Blot            (Amilcar C0 1.1L) - 2 laps
 DNF A C Dobson      (ERA B)             3 laps  mechnical
 DNF France          (Bugatti T37A)      2 laps  mechanical

   Fastest lap: N/A

Heat 2:

Grid:
Pole
46
Mays

ERA
4m16s

32
Seaman

Delage
4m15s

36
Tongue

ERA
4m29s

44
Howe

ERA
4m20s

38
Stewart

Derby
5m15s

40
Villeneuve

Bugatti
5m03s

28
Guilbaut

Bugatti
5m46s

18
McEvoy

Maserati
5m15s

30
Viossat

Salmson

34
de Gavardie

Amilcar



Results:
    1 Seaman       (Delage 15S8)        44:43
    2 Howe         (ERA B *2)        +   0:06
    3 Tongue       (ERA B)           +   0:10    
    4 McEvoy       (Maserati 6CM)    - 1 lap
    5 Villeneuve   (Bugatti T51A)    - 1 lap
    6 Guilbaut     (Bugatti T37A)    - 1 lap
    7 Mrs. Stewart (Derby-Maserati)  - 2 laps
    8 de Gavardie  (Amilcar C0 1.1L) - 2 laps
  DNF Mays         (ERA B *2)          4 laps  connecting rod
  DNF Viossat      (Salmson GP 1.1L)   0 laps  mechanical

    Fastest lap: N/A

Final:

Grid unknown 
  

Results: 
   1 "B Bira"     (ERA B)          1:03:43
   2 Fairfield    (ERA A 1.1L)    +     31
   3 Howe         (ERA B *2)      +     55
   4 McEvoy       (Maserati 6CM)  - 3 laps
 DNF Trossi       (Maserati 6CM *) 10 laps  mechanical
 DNF Seaman       (Delage 15S8)     5 laps  crash
 DNF Chambard     (Bugatti T37A)    3 laps
 DNF Tongue       (ERA B)           2 laps  mechanical 
 DNF Durand       (Maserati 4CM)    0 laps  mechanical
 DNF Lehoux       (ERA B *2)        0 laps  connecting rod

   *  Entered by Officine Maserati
   *2 Entered by H W Cook

   Fastest lap: B Bira (ERA) 4:11
 



FOOTNOTES:
    1. Films from the race weekend shows von Brauchtisch both in 1936 and 1935 cars which may be confusing but a film sequence from the start shows that he definitely started the race in a modified 1935 car.

    2. None of the GP drivers seem to have had any real interest in politics but all German racing drivers and motorcyclists had to be members of the Nationalsozialistisches Kraftfahrerkorps (NSKK) run by Adolf Hühnlein. Himmler however wanted one driver to be a member of SS. Of the top drivers Caracciola was anti-Nazi and was living in Switzerland. As a nobleman with army background von Brauchitsch was not suitable and Stuck's wife had a Jewish grandmother. So the young, blond and popular Rosemeyer was selected. With a life philosophy often compared to Gilles Villeneuve's and with a lot of Gerhard Berger style of humour Rosemeyer is however hardly fitting in to a post-war image of a SS-officer. SS must in this case be seen as one of the first cases of personal sponsors, with interesting similarities to modern non-smoking drivers with tobacco sponsorship.

    3. Grid reconstructed from photographic evidence with thanks to Geza Sury.
 



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