Logo


1 9 3 6

PART 5




    
5° CIRCUITO INTERNACIONAL DE VILA REAL
VILA REAL (P), 26 JULY 1936 FORMULA LIBRE
30 laps x 7.2 km = 216 km, 10 entries, 7 starters.

The Circuito International was run in two parts: on 22 June there was a sportscar race with 18 entries. The race was won by Eduardo Ferreirinha, driving a Ford V8-18. A month later eight cars met for the Formula Libre race, over 30 laps of the 7.2 km circuit. Portugal was represented by two Alfa Romeo Monzas for Sameiro and Soares Mendes, two Bugattis, one T51 for Ribeiro Ferreira and one T35C, for Conde de Monte Real, plus a Ford V8 Special - one of a small series of three built by Manuel Alves de Freitas & Cia Lda, in Porto, for Giles Holroyd. Three British Voiturette drivers gave the race a international impression. Nevertheless, the winner of the race was a local - Vasco Sameiro from nearby Braga, with his Monza, averaging 104.336 km/h!
DNA: Manuel Nunes dos Santos (Adler Diplomat Rennlimousine), Arthur Barbosa (Alfa Romeo 6C-1750)
DNS: Giles Holroyd (Ford V8 Especial) 

No race numbers available

Grid:
Pole
Ribeiro Ferreira
Bugatti

Sameiro
Alfa Romeo

Monte Real
Bugatti

Rayson
Bugatti

Briault
ERA

Manby-Colegreve
ERA

Soares Mendes
Alfa Romeo


Results:
   1 Sameiro          (Alfa Romeo 8C 2.6L)  2:04:12.8
   2 Ribeiro Ferreira (Bugatti T51)         +  1:16.2
   3 Rayson           (Bugatti T35C)        +  1:30.8
   4 Soares Mendes    (Alfa Romeo 8C 2.3L)  -  2 laps
 DNF Monte Real       (Bugatti T35C)          25 laps  engine
 DNF Briault          (ERA-R6B)               18 laps  front suspension
 DNF Manby-Colegreve  (ERA-R1B)               10 laps  gearbox
   
   Fastest lap: Sameiro (Alfa Romeo): 4:00.8s  107.641 km/h

 

1- 16 AUGUST 1936: During the Olympic Games in Berlin AVUS is included in the tracks for the 50 km Walk on 5 August, the Marathon Run on 9 August and the 100 km Cycle Road Race on 10 August.



    
X° COPPA CIANO
LIVORNO (I), 2 AUGUST 1936
30 laps x 7.218 km = 216.54 km, 16 starters.

For the first time, the Coppa Ciano was held on the new Livorno circuit. Mercedes missed the race but Auto Union entered three cars for Rosemeyer, Stuck and Varzi. At the start the three Auto Unions went into the lead but to the terrible disappointment for the spectators Nuvolari was out with a broken rear axle on his Alfa Romeo Tipo-12C seconds after the start. Nuvolari run back to the pits and demanded a new car, threatening to leave the team otherwise. After three laps Pintacuda's Tipo 8C was called in and Nuvolari took over.
      Rosemeyer drew an uninspired race and retired after 6 laps. On the same day his new wife was out flying over three continents on one day with her Messerschmitt and Rosemeyer admitted that he was so nervous that he could not race.
      But now the Italian spectators were chearing and jumping for joy as Nuvolari was driving one of his greatest races passing one car after another, finally taking second place. When Varzi, who was leading, got brake failure nothing could hinder the "Flying Mantuan" from leading the Ferrari team home in 1-2-3 positions and take one of his greatest and most popular victories, once again humiliating the opposition. Stuck finished fourth, 3 minutes behind the winner.
      It was after this race Rosemeyer sent his famous telegram to his wife: "Retired after six laps. Come home soon. You must never leave me again."

DNA: 43 L Hartmann (Maserati), 58 von Brauchitsch (Mercedes-Benz *2), 
     62 Fagioli (Mercedes-Benz *2) 


Grid:
Pole?
48
Varzi

Auto Union
3m22s

56
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo
3m26s

54
Rosemeyer

Auto Union
3m25s

50
Brivio

Alfa Romeo
3m30s

66
Stuck

Auto Union
3m28s

46
Biondetti

Alfa Romeo
3m42s

64
Pintacuda

Alfa Romeo
3m40s

60
Dreyfus

Alfa Romeo
3m32s

52
Calamai

Alfa Romeo
3m58s

44
Ghersi

Maserati
3m51s

(Note 1)



Results:
   1 Pintacuda/Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo 8C-35 3.8L *)  1:44:40.0
   2 Brivio             (Alfa Romeo 12C-36 4.1L *) +    17.8
   3 Dreyfus            (Alfa Romeo 8C-35 3.8L *)  +  1:30.4 
   4 Rosemeyer/Stuck    (Auto Union C 6.0L *3)     +  3:04.2
   5 Calamai            (Alfa Romeo 6C-1750)       -  3 laps
 DNF Varzi              (Auto Union C 6.0L *3)       22 laps  brakes
 DNF Biondetti          (Alfa Romeo Tipo B 2.9L *5)  14 laps  mechanical/engine?
 DNF Ghersi             (Maserati 6C-34 *4)          12 laps  engine
 DNF Stuck              (Auto Union C 6.0L *3)        4 laps  mechanical 
 DNF Nuvolari           (Alfa Romeo 12C-36 4.1L *)    0 laps  transmission

   *  Entered by Scuderia Ferrari
   *2 Entered by Daimler-Benz AG
   *3 Entered by Auto Union AG
   *4 Entered by Scuderia Torino
   *5 Entered by Scuderia Maremmana

   Fastest lap: Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo) 3:23.2
 

    
X° COPPA CIANO
LIVORNO (I), 2 AUGUST 1936 VOITURETTE
15/16 laps x 7.218 km = 108.27 km?, 15 starters

Seaman, with his Delage repaired after the Peronne crash, raced against the Italian Voiturette elite. Seaman took the lead but the car had a misfire so he dropped back to finish 6th. Trossi was now leading but had some trouble holding Embiricos fast ERA behind him. In the end Trossi's experience was the decisive factor and he took a confortable win.

DNA/DNS: 2 Todd (Arkus), 10 Colini (Maserati *2), 22 Radice (Fiat),
   24 Matrullo (Fiat), 30 Belmondo (Maserati), Gianetti (Maserati), 36 Azzi (Rolla)
   40 Lanza (Talbot *3)


Grid:
Pole
18
Embiricos

ERA

38
Seaman

Delage

16
Trossi

Maserati

14
L Villoresi

Maserati

26
Rovere

Maserati


?



42
Bianco

Maserati


?



Rest of grid unknown.
Race numbers: 4 L Platé, 6 Bergamini,
8 L Hartmann 12 McEvoy, 20 de Sanctis,
28 Tongue, 34 Prosperi



Results:
   1 Trossi      (Maserati 6CM *)     58:05.0              
   2 Embiricos   (ERA A)             +   55.8
   3 L Villoresi (Maserati 4CM)      + 1:08.4
   4 L Hartmann  (Maserati 6CM)      + 3:09.4
   5 Rovere      (Maserati 4CM *)    + 3:53 
   6 Seaman      (Delage 15S8)       + 4:32
   7 Bergamini   (Maserati 4CM 1.1L) - 1 lap
   8 McEvoy      (Maserati 6CM)      - 1 lap 
   9 Prosperi    (Maserati 4CM *2)   - 1 lap
 DNF Bianco      (Maserati 4CM)      - 2 laps  engine
  10 L Platé     (Talbot *3)         - 2 laps
  11 de Sanctis  (Fiat Balilla 1.1L) - 3 laps
 DNF Tongue      (ERA B)               9 laps

  *  Entered by Officine A Maserati
  *2 Entered by Scuderia impero
  *3 Entered by Luigi Platé

   Fastest lap: Trossi (Maserati) 3:48.6
   

9 AUGUST 1936: Wimille (Bugatti T59/57) wins the controversial GRAND PRIX DU COMMINGES quasi-sports car race. (Results)
12-15 AUGUST 1936: The new "Rennabteilung" makes extensive Mercedes tests at Nürburgring with Caracciola & von Brauchitsch as drivers.



 
   
XII° COPPA ACERBO
PESCARA (I), 15 AUGUST 1936 VOITURETTE
6 laps x 25.8 km = 154.8 km, 10 Starters

The voiturette race run as a preliminary to the GP race was started at 8 AM. Seaman immediately took the lead from the pole and Bira (ERA) in 2nd place had only to see how the leading Delage drew away and disappeared. Bira was soon in the pit where the car caught fire. Trossi took over second place but Seaman was in a class of his own winning by 83 seconds.

Grid:
Pole
22
"B Bira"

ERA
12m49s

2
Trossi

Maserati
12m47s

8
Seaman

Delage
12m20s

24
Prosperi

Maserati
13m43s

18
McEvoy

Maserati
13m35s

16
Bergamini

Maserati


26
Mazzaferro

Fiat
17m55s

28
Rüesch

Maserati
15m33s

4
G Rovere

Maserati

14
L Villoresi

Maserati



DNA/DNS: 6 Colini (Maserati *2), 10 Embiricos (ERA), 12 Tongue (ERA), 
20 Gessner (Maserati), 30 Uboldi (Maserati)

Results:
   1 Seaman      (Delage 15S8)        1:14:25.2    
   2 Trossi      (Maserati 6CM *)     +    39.6
   3 Rüesch      (Maserati 4CS)       +  5:13.0
   4 McEvoy      (Maserati 6CM)       +  6:19.8 
   5 Bergamini   (Maserati 4CM 1.1L)  +  9:53.4    
   6 Rovere      (Maserati 4CM 1.1L*) + 11:29.4    
 DNF "B Bira"    (ERA B)                 4 laps  fire
 DNF Mazzaferro  (Fiat Balilla 1.1L)     1 lap
 DNF Prosperi    (Maserati 4CM *2)       0 laps  mechanical
 DNF L Villoresi (Maserati 4CM)          0 laps  engine

   *  Entered by Officine A Maserati
   2* Entered by Scuderia Impero

   Fastest lap: Seaman (Delage) 12:15.8
 

  
XII° COPPA ACERBO
PESCARA (I), 15 AUGUST 1936
16 laps x 25.80 km = 412.8 km Weather: very hot


No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

32Clemente BiondettiScuderia MaremmanaMaserati8CM3.0S-8
34Pietro GhersiScuderia TorinoMaserati6C-343.7S-6
36Scuderia TorinoMaserati6C-343.7S-6DNA
38René DreyfusScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
40Richard SeamanOfficine A. MaseratiMaseratiV8RI4.8V-8
42Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
44Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo 8C-353.8S-8
46Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16DNS - practice accident
48Ernst von DeliusAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
50Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
52"Raph"B de las CasasMaseratiV8RI4.8V-8DNA
54Adolfo MandirolaScuderio TorinoMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNA
56Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12also #22?
58Austin DobsonA. DobsonAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8
60Hans RüeschH. RüeschAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
62Achille VarziAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16


Mercedes-Benz decided not to start at Coppa Acerbo, too, and concentrate on testing for the Swiss GP instead. Varzi was also missing and team members had to go and look for him in Rome. He then duly showed up for the race but now it was clear that there was something seriously wrong with the Italian.
      During practice Stuck had a serious accident when a front wheel came off on the straight. The car went straight through the chicane and the driver managed to jump out from the car into a cornfield before the crash. Only slightly wounded Stuck was shaken by the accident and decided not to take part in the race.
      Scuderia Maremmana had entered a Alfa Romeo Tipo B for Biondetti but the engine had suffered unrepairable engine damages at Livorno and the car was replaced by a Maserati.


Grid:
Pole
42
Brivio

Alfa Romeo
11m10s

56
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo
11m05s

62
Varzi

Auto Union
10m59s

48
von Delius

Auto Union
11m39s

50
Rosemeyer

Auto Union
11m24s

40
Seaman

Maserati
12m23s

34
Ghersi

Maserati
12m23s

38
Dreyfus

Alfa Romeo
11m53s

32
Biondetti

Maserati
13m15s

58
A Dobson

Alfa Romeo
13m18s

60
Rüesch

Alfa Romeo
13m53s



Race:
To enormous sheers from the spectators it was Nuvolari who took the start with his Alfa followed by Varzi and Rosemeyer. Could he repeat his Coppa Ciano victory?
      For four laps the little Mantuan held the lead until he had to retire with engine troubles leaving the field open for the Auto Unions. Rosemeyer was the new leader and in a demanding race in temperatures of 43° Celsius, where only five cars managed to take the flag, he was in a class of his own doing only one pitstop and finishing 7 minutes in front of his friend von Delius. Varzi, who did the fastest lap of the race, had to make no less than 4 stops for new tyres ending third.


Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.50Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16162:57:04.0
2.48Ernst von DeliusAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-1616+ 7:14.0
3.62Achille VarziAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-1616+ 7:57.4
4.42Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-1216+ 8:02.4
DNF34Pietro GhersiScuderia TorinoMaserati6C-343.7S-612
5.60Hans RüeschH. RüeschAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-812
DNF56Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-1210valve
DNF38René DreyfusScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-88engine
DNF44Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa RomeoTipo 8C-353.8S-88mechanical
DNF58Austin DobsonA. DobsonAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-88
DNF32Clemente BiondettiScuderia MaremmanaMaserati8CM3.0S-84mechanical
DNF40Richard SeamanOfficine A. MaseratiMaseratiV8RI4.8V-84plugs
Fastest lap: Achille Varzi (Auto Union) in 10m43.8s =
Weather:


 



  
III PRIX DE BERNE
BREMGARTEN (CH), 23 AUGUST 1936 VOITURETTE
28 laps x 7.280 km = 203.84 km 16 starters

Just as in Pescara the week before a Voiturette race was held before the GP race. Probably because of the humiliating defeat in Pescara the works Maseratis had been withdrawn. Seaman took the start and led from ERA drivers Bira and Fairfield. The works ERA drivers in their repainted black cars were in trouble as usual as was Bira, who retired on lap 16 half a minute behind Seaman. The British driver led from start to finish in his Delage. Private ERA drivers Embiricos and Tongue took the other podium places.

DNA: 54 Kohlrausch (MG), 56 Mélinant (Bugatti), 
     78 Tenni (Maserati *), 80 Trossi (Maserati *) 


Grid:
Pole
90
B Bira

ERA
3m01s

60
Seaman

Delage
3m00s

64
Fairfield

ERA
3m00s

72
Bianco

Maserati
3m06s

86
Kautz

Maserati
3m06s

66
Howe

ERA
3m07s

68
Mays

ERA
3m07s

58
Embiricos

ERA
3m07s

52
McEvoy

Maserati

92
Tongue

ERA

88
Rüesch

Maserati

70
Belmondo

Maserati

76
L Villoresi

Maserati

84
Hug

Bugatti

62
Bäumer

Austin

82
Herkuleyns

MG

72
L Platé

Talbot



   1 Seaman      (Delage 15S8)          1:26:30
   2 Embiricos   (ERA A)               +   1:24
   3 Tongue      (ERA B)               +   3:14
   4 Howe        (ERA B *2)            - 1 lap 
   5 Rüesch      (Maserati 4CS)        - 1 lap
   6 Bäumer      (Austin 7 0.7L *3)    - 1 lap
   7 McEvoy      (Maserati 6CM)        - 1 lap
   8 L Platé     (Talbot)              - 1 lap
   9 Herkuleyns  (MG K3 Magnette 1.1L) - 2 laps
  10 Bianco      (Maserati 4CM)        - 7 laps
 DNF "B Bira"    (ERA B)                15 laps  valve rocker arm
 DNF Mays        (ERA B *2)             12 laps  misfiring
 DNF Fairfield   (ERA A *2)             11 laps  engine
 DNF Hug         (Bugatti T51A)          9 laps
 DNF Belmondo    (Maserati 4CM)          8 laps
 DNF L Villoresi (Maserati 4CM)          1 lap   sparking plugs
 DNF Kautz       (Maserati 4CM)          1 lap   sparking plugs

  *  Entered by Officine A Maserati
  *2 Entered by H W Cook
  *3 Entered by Austin Motor Co

   Fastest lap: Seaman (Delage) 2:58.7
 

    
III GROßER PREIS DER SCHWEIZ
BREMGARTEN (CH), 23 AUGUST 1936
70 laps x 7.280 km = 509.60 km


No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Rudolf HasseAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
4Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
6Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
8Achille VarziAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
10Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.7S-8
12Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.7S-8
14Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.7S-8
16Hermann LangDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.7S-8
18Philippe EtancelinP. EtancelinMaseratiV8RI4.8V-8
20Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-8
22Jean-Pierre WimilleAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT59/50B4.7S-8
24Earl HoweEarl HoweBugattiT593.3S-8
26Charles MartinC. MartinAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8DNA
28René DreyfusScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
30Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
32Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
34Scuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8V-12DNA
36Clemente BiondettiScuderia MaremmanaMaserati6C-343.7S-6
38Giacomo de RhamScuderia MaremmanaMaserati8CM3.0S-8
38Hans StuberScuderia MaremmanaMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNS - alternative driver
40Hans RüeschH. RüeschMaserati6C-343.7S-6DNS


Mercedes were confident that they had cured most of the handling problems during the tests so they entered four cars for the Swiss GP.
      While Varzi was practising for the Swiss GP, Auto Union team manager Dr Feuereissen made a razzia at Varzi's hotel room finding both Varzi's girlfriend Ilse and drugs in the room.
      Scuderia Torino did not take part in the race but Étancelin raced his private Maserati V-8RI and Biondetti raced an ex-Scuderia Torino 6C-34 with Siata radiator cowl.


Grid:
Pole
8
Varzi

Auto Union
2m39.5s

4
Rosemeyer

Auto Union
2m39.3s

12
Caracciola

Mercedes-Benz
2m37.9s

16
Lang

Mercedes-Benz
2m40.4s

10
Brauchitsch

Mercedes-Benz
2m40.2s

14
Fagioli

Mercedes-Benz
2m45.6s

28
Dreyfus

Alfa Romeo
2m45.2s

32
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo
2m41.5s

2
Hasse

Auto Union
2m46.3s

6
Stuck

Auto Union
2m45.8s

36
Biondetti

Maserati
3m00.0s

30
Farina

Alfa Romeo
2m52.6s

22
Wimille

Bugatti
2m46.3s

18
Etancelin

Maserati

20
Sommer

Alfa Romeo

38
de Rham

Maserati

24
Howe

Bugatti



Race:
Caracciola went straight into the lead followed by Rosemeyer. For eight laps the Mercedes driver desperately held to his lead using every trick in (and not in) the book to keep the furious Auto Union driver behind. The handling of the Mercedes car was still not what it should be and Rosemeyer was clearly faster in the corners but unable to pass as the top speeds of the cars were equal. After much fistshaking and blue flags the Auto Union team called the Clerk of Course who made a firm sign to Caracciola to let Rosemeyer by or he would be black flagged.
      It turned out to be another Auto Union day. Mercedes was again in trouble as Caracciola retired with rear axle problems and von Brauchitsch got a newspaper stuck in the radiator whereby the engine overheated. Lang was also out of the race and the last Mercedes car of Fagioli got a puncture while holding third place and had to return to the pits at slow speed. That enabled Stuck to take over the third place. Étancelin retired the sole Maserati with throttle linkage problems.
      Once Rosemeyer came up in the lead he was unchallenged, leading home the Auto Union cars to a triple victory for the second time in a week with Hasse in fifth place. Of five finishers four were Auto Unions.
      Later the same day the race between Caracciola and Rosemeyer continued in form of a verbal fight in the hotel elevator. This was clearly a fight between generations, the old champ who refused to accept his inferiority against the young challenger. It would take half a year before the two drivers came on speaking terms again.


Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.4Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16703h09m01.6s =
2.8Achille VarziAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-1670+ 52.6
3.6Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-1669
4.16H. Lang / L. FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.7S-869
5.2R. Hasse / E. von DeliusAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-1667
DNF20Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-851transmission
DNF10Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.7S-850overheating/brakes
DNF18Philippe EtancelinP. EtancelinMaseratiV8RI4.8V-834trottle linkage
DNF12Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.7S-829rear axle
DNF28René DreyfusScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-1226
DNF24Earl HoweEarl HoweBugattiT593.3S-824crash
DNF32Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-1218
DNF36Clemente BiondettiScuderia MaremmanaMaserati6C-343.7S-610transmission
DNF14Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW254.7S-86oil pipe
DNF30Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-86
DNF22Jean-Pierre WimilleAutomobiles E. BugattiBugattiT59/50B4.7S-83gearbox
DNF38Giacomo de RhamScuderia MaremmanaMaserati8CM3.0S-81
Fastest lap: Bernd Rosemeyer (Auto Union) 2m34.5s =
Weather:



LATE AUGUST 1936: The Mercedes-Benz team withdrew from racing to reorganize itself for 1937.



  
IX JUNIOR CAR CLUB 200 MILE RACE + ANDRE GOLD CUP
DONINGTON PARK (GB), 29 AUGUST 1936 VOITURETTE + >1500C CLASS racing together
77 laps x 4.107 km (2.552 mi) = 316.2 km (196.5 mi), 11 Starters (33), Weather: sunny

The GP race was run at the same time as the Voiturette race. The GP cars were outclassed by the Voiturettes and only Cholmondley-Tapper was classed as a finisher, 8 minutes behind Seaman's Delage.
  
DNA/DNS: 4 Connell (Alfa Romeo), 5 Martin (Alfa Romeo)

No grid available. Race numbers were: 
    1 C Staniland (Alfa Romeo), 2 A Powys-Lybbe (Alfa Romeo), 3 A Dobson (Alfa Romeo), 
    6 A Leitch (Bugatti), 7 N Brocklebank (Bugatti), 8 D Taylor (Bugatti), 
    9 M White (Bugatti), 10 T Rayson (Bugatti), 11 P Maclure (Riley), 
    12 G Cholmondley-Tapper (Maserati *)

Results (GP class): 
   1 Cholmondley-Tapper (Maserati 8CM *)       2:58:20.4 (106.4 km/h / 66.1 mph) (4th overall)
 DNC Staniland          (Alfa Romeo Tipo B)     - 2 laps
 DNC Taylor             (Bugatti T51)           - 4 laps  
 DNC Leitch             (Bugatti T51)           - 7 laps      
 DNF Powys-Lybbe        (Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3L)  54 laps  transmission
 DNF Rayson             (Bugatti T35)            51 laps  engine
 DNF Maclure            (Riley 2000/6)           40 laps  mechanical
 DNF White              (Bugatti T51)            29 laps  plugs, valves
 DNF Austin Dobson      (Alfa Romeo Tipo B)       7 laps  lost wheel
 DNF Brocklebank        (Bugatti)                 1 lap   ignition

   *  Entered by Miss E Ellison

   Fastest lap (Voiturette): Howe (ERA) 2:09.0 (114.2 km/h / 71.2 mph)

  
IX JUNIOR CAR CLUB 200 MILE RACE + ANDRE GOLD CUP
DONINGTON PARK (GB), 29 AUGUST 1936 VOITURETTE + >1500C CLASS racing together
77 laps x 4.107 km (2.552 mi) = 316.2 km (196.5 mi) , 11 Starters (33), Weather: sunny

The Junior Car Club decided to revive their Brookland 200 mile race last held in 1928. The 1500cc+ cars and Voiturettes were raced together and the Andre Gold Cup was presented to the overall winner regardless of class. However the 1500cc+ entry list was weak and the Voiturettes dominated the race. Fairfield (works ERA) was on pole but it was Whitehead (ERA) who took the start. After a few laps however the situation was back to normal with Seaman leading chased by Howe (works ERA), who 10 laps later took over the lead. On lap 50 Howe pitted for fuel and Seaman, who was running nonstop, retook the lead and held it to the end. After this hat-trick Seaman was invited to a Mercedes test drive in October.

DNA: 14 Wakefield (Alta), 15 Conan-Doyle (Bugatti), 25 Bartlett (Alta)


Grid:
Pole
23
Briault

ERA


16
Seaman

Delage


21
Whitehead

ERA
2m08.6s

19
Fairfield

ERA
2m05.6s

Rest of grid unknown.
Race numbers: 17 Mays, 18 Howe, 20 "B Bira",
22 Scribbans, 24 C Paul, 26 McRabort, 27 Parnell




Results (Voiturette): 
   1 Seaman             (Delage 15S8)         2:50:14.6  (111.4 km/h / 69.2 mph)
   2 Howe               (ERA B *)             +    52.0
   3 Briault/Evans      (ERA B)               +  7.05.0
 DNC Mays               (ERA B *)             -  5 laps 
 DNC Parnell            (MG K3 Magnette 1.1L) -  6 laps
 DNF "B Bira"           (ERA B)               - 14 laps  oil pipe
 DNC MacRobert/Faulkner (MG K3 Magnette 1.1L) - 15 laps
 DNF Fairfield          (ERA A *)               41 laps  engine
 DNF Scribbans          (ERA B)                 30 laps  piston 
 DNF C Paul/A C Dobson  (ERA B *2)              11 laps  fuel feed
 DNF Whitehead          (ERA B)                 10 laps  piston        
 
  *  Entered by H W Cook
  *2 Entered by A C Dobson
  *3 Entered by Princess Nina Mdivani
  
   Fastest lap: Howe (ERA) 2:09

 

30 AUGUST 1936: Rosemeyer (Auto Union) wins the "Großer Bergpreis von Deutschland" hillclimb in Freiburg, Germany.
5 SEPTEMBER 1936: Chambers crashed his Riley in the town of Newtonards during the RAC TOURIST TROPHY sports car handicap race at Ards near Belfast creating the worst catastrophe in the history of British motor sport with 8 dead and 15 seriously injured. Dixon / Dodson (Riley 1.5L) took a joyless victory in the race. (Results)



   
II COPPA EDDA CIANO
LUCCA (I), 6 SEPTEMBER 1936
50 laps x ? km = ? km, 12 starters

Scuderia Ferrari sent three Alfa Romeo 8C-35 cars for Brivio, Tadini and Pintacuda. The three Ferrari cars dominated the event, taking turns leading until Brivia had to retire with a fuel pump failure.

DNA: 34/24? Belmondo (Alfa Romeo), 40 Ghersi (Maserati *2)


Grid:
Pole
28
Brivio

Alfa Romeo
1m26.8s

46
Pintacuda

Alfa Romeo
1m24.4s

32
Tadini

Alfa Romeo
1m24.0s

36
Battaglia

Alfa Romeo
1m29.8s

44
Trossi

Maserati
1m28.0s

38
de Rham

Maserati
1m27.6s

26
Banti

Alfa Romeo
1m34.8s

34
Barbieri

Maserati
1m33.8s

42
Biondetti

Maserati
1m30.0s

30
Gallinari

Bugatti
1m42.0s



Results: 
   1 Tadini     (Alfa Romeo  8C-35 3.8L *) 1:12:33.6
   2 Pintacuda  (Alfa Romeo  8C-35 3.8L *) +     4.6  
   3 Battaglia  (Alfa Romeo Tipo B 2.9L ?)  - 2 laps
   4 Banti      (Alfa Romeo Monza 2.6L *3)  - 6 laps
 DNF Brivio     (Alfa Romeo 8C-35 3.8L *)    36 laps  fuel pump
 DNF de Rham    (Maserati 8CM  3.0L *3)      28 laps
 DNF Trossi     (Maserati V8-RI *2)          27 laps
 DNF Biondetti  (Maserati Tipo B 3.2L *3)    15 laps
 DNF F Barbieri (Maserati 6C-34 3.7L *3)     13 laps             (ex-Torino) 
 DNF Gallinari  (Bugatti T51)                 3 laps  lost wheel

   *  Entered by Scuderia Ferrari
   *2 Entered by Scuderia Torino
   *3 Entered by Scuderia Maremmana
 
   Fastest lap: Tadini (Alfa Romeo) & Pintacuda (Alfa Romeo) 1:22.8 
 



          
II COPPA EDDA CIANO
LUCCA (I), 7 SEPTEMBER 1936 VOITURETTE
30 laps

The field consisted mostly of Italian drivers in Maserati cars. Bianco in a 4CM took the start leading Belmondo and Trossi but after 1/3 of the race gone Trossi had forced himself up to the front and pulled away, the others having no chance against the 6CM car. Bianco, trying hard, had to see himself dropped to 4th.

Grid:
Pole
2
Carraroli

Maserati

22
Belmondo

Maserati

16
Bianco

Maserati

12
Bergamini

Maserati

4
F Barbieri

Maserati

18
Trossi

Maserati

10
Banti

Maserati

14
Righetti

Maserati



DNA: 6 Panerai (Maserati), 8 L Villoresi (Maserati *), 
     20 Prosperi (Maserati *3),24 Grilli (Delage), 26 Colini (Maserati)

Results:
   1 Trossi     (Maserati 6CM *)    46:14.6            
   2 Belmondo   (Maserati 4CM)     +   42.8
   3 F Barbieri (Maserati 4CM)     + 1:12.2
   4 Bianco     (Maserati 4C)      - 1 laps
   5 Carraroli  (Maserati 4C)      - 2 laps
   6 Righetti   (Maserati 4CS *4)  - 2 laps
 DNF Bergamini  (Maserati 6CM *2)   17 laps  mechanical
 DNF Banti      (Maserati 4CM *2)    2 laps  mechanical

   *  Entered by Officine A Maserati
   *2 Entered by Scuderia Maremmana
   *3 Entered by Scuderia Impero
   *4 Entered by Vittorio Stanguellini

   Fastest lap: Belmondo   (Maserati) 1:29.6
 



FOOTNOTES:
    1. Grid from photographic evidence (Verables - First Among Champions page 118)




PREVIOUS 1936 INDEX NEXT
MAIN INDEX



© 20011Leif Snellman & Felix Muelas - Last updated: 27.08.2011