XIV° GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA
AUTODROMO DI MONZA (I), 13 SEPTEMBER 1936
72 laps x 6.890 km = 496.1 km
The Italian GP was raced with the same track layout as the year before but with four chicanes this time. Mercedes were absent but Auto Union, Scuderia Ferrari and Maserati were all there in force. During practice Elly Beinhorn-Rosemeyer also did two laps in the Auto Union.
Nuvolari took the start but on the third lap Rosemeyer took over the lead of the race. On lap 17 the Auto Unions were reduced from four to two as Varzi retired with engine troubles and Stuck had his second bad crash in a month when he missed the braking for the third chicane. The car went straight through the chicane before it crashed into a tree. The car made a somersault and the driver was thrown out. The wreck landed on its wheels near Stuck who was lying in the middle of the track. But incredibly Stuck walked away from the site unhurt apart from a minor concussion. From that on there was no one that could hinder Rosemeyer from taking his fifth and last victory of the year. Nuvolari followed him home in second place and von Delius was third in front of Dreyfus' and Pintacuda's works Ferrari Alfas. Rosemeyer had been confident about winning the Italian GP, after all the race was held on September 13th!
|19 SEPTEMBER 1936: Dixon / Martin (Riley) wins the BRDC 500 Miles handicap race at Brooklands, England|
V° CIRCUITO DI MODENA
MODENA (I), 21 SEPTEMBER 1936
50 laps x ? km = ? km, 12 starters.
Scuderia Ferrari entered no less than five cars for the Milan GP, including a 12 cylinder car for Nuvolari. The race was run after the Voiturette race. Nuvolari was on pole position but it was Tadini who took the start to lead from Biondetti and Nuvolari. Nuvolari passed Biondetti, who soon afterwards retired, for second and on the third lap Nuvolari took the lead from Tadini. tHey were folloed by Farina, Pintacuda and Severi, the Alfa Romeo cars dominating the event outclassing the Scuderia Torino Masertis of Barbieri, Dusio and Ghersi. At half distance Nuvolari had managed to open a 11 second gap to Tadini. The top positions remained the same to the finish, the four Alfa Romeo cars cruising to take the flag with Nuvolari claiming the Italian Championship.
DNA: Siena (Maserati *2)Grid:
Results: 1 Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo 12C-36 4.1L *) 1:26:58.4 2 Tadini (Alfa Romeo 8C-35 3.8L *) + 9.4 3 Farina (Alfa Romeo 8C-35 3.8L *) - 1 lap 4 Severi (Alfa Romeo 2900 A *) - 3 laps 5 F Barbieri (Maserati 6C-34 *3) - 4 laps (ex-Torino) 6 Battaglia (Alfa Romeo Tipo B 2.9L) - 4 laps 7 Dusio (Maserati 6C-34 3.7L *2) - 4 laps DNF Pintacuda (Alfa Romeo 2900 A *) 10 laps differential DNF de Rham/ Villoresi (Maserati 6C-34 3.7L *3) 6 laps mechanical DNF Ghersi (Maserati 6C-34 3.7L *2) 6 laps DNF Biondetti (Alfa Romeo Tipo B 3.2L *3) 1 lap * Entered by Scuderia Ferrari *2 Entered by Scuderia Torino *3 Entered by Scuderia Maremanna Fastest lap: Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo) 1:41.6
V° CIRCUITO DI MODENA
MODENA (I), 21 SEPTEMBER VOITURETTE
25 laps, 10 Starters
Count Trossi in the works Maserati 6CM took the lead at the start and held it to the finish in a convincing style. Maserati cars finished 1-2-3-4-5 with Luigi Platé's ancient Talbot in 6th place.
DNA/DNS: ? Tenni (Maserati *) Results: 1 Trossi (Maserati 6CM *) 47:13.2 2 Biondetti (Maserati 4CM *3) + 1:48.6 3 Righetti (Maserati 4Cs) - 1 lap 4 Prosperi (Maserati 4CM *2) - 1 lap 5 Bergamini (Maserati 4CM 1.1L) - 2 laps 6 L Platé (Talbot) - 2 laps 7 Gessner (Maserati 4CM) - 3 laps 8 Carnevalli (Bugatti T39A) - 3 laps 9 Baruffi (Maserati 4CM) - 3 laps 10 Meroni (Maserati 4CM) - 5 laps DNF Barbieri (Maserati 4CM *3) 14 laps engine DNF A Bianchi (Maserati 4CM) 11 laps DNF Radice (Fiat Ballila 1.1L) 9 laps DNF Bianco (Maserati 4CM) 7 laps engine DNF Marazza (Maserati 4CS) 4 laps DNF Colini (Maserati 4CM *2) * Entered by Officine A Maserati *2 Entered by Scuderia Impero *3 Entered by Scuderia Maremmana *4 Entered by Vittorio Stanguellini Fastest lap: Trossi (Maserati) 1:50
|27 SEPTEMBER 1936: Rosemeyer (Auto Union) wins the Feldbergrennen hillclimb in Germany.|
II DONINGTON GP
DONINGTON PARK (GB), 3 OCTOBER 1936
120 laps x 4.106 km (2.552 mi) = 492.8 km (306.2 mi), 39 starters.
The start field consisted mostly of local drivers. Tongue and Whitehead had their ERAs, Martin and Austin Dobson their Tipo B Alfas and Bira and Cholmondley-Tapper a Maserati 8CMs. The only modern GP car in the field was Rüesch's newly bought Tipo 8C-35.
The grid positions were drawn. Not unexpectedly the race was won by Rüesch who shared his Alfa with Seaman. Martin was second from Whitehead, Tongue, Bira and Dobson.
DNA: 20 Curtis (Salmson)Grid:
Results: 1 Rüesch/Seaman (Alfa Romeo Tipo 8C-35 3.8L) 4:25:22 (111.4 km/h / 69.2 mph) 2 Martin (Alfa Romeo Tipo B 2.9L) + 3:03 3 Whitehead/Walker (ERA B) + 6:13 4 Tongue (ERA-B) + 7:07 5 "B Bira" (Maserati 8CM *2) + 7:57 6 A Dobson (Alfa Romeo Tipo B) + 9:38 7 Powes-Lybbe (Alfa Romeo) - 2 laps 8 Carrière/Field (Delahaye 135S 3.6L *) - 2 laps 9 Connell/K Evans (Alfa Romeo) - 5 laps 10 A Dobson/Leitch (ERA) - 5 laps 11 Clarke/Faulkner (Delahaye 135) - 6 laps 12 Schell/"Selbourne" (Delahaye 135S 3.6L *) - 6 laps 13 Briault/D Evans (ERA) - 7 laps 14 Taylor/Baron (Bugatti) - 8 laps 15 Le Bègue/Don (Delahaye 135S 3.6L *) -20 laps DNF Dobbs/Scribbans (ERA) 67 laps engine DNF Parnell (MG) 58 laps axle shaft DNF Kautz (Maserati) 55 laps piston DNF Cholmondley-Tapper (Maserati) 42 laps steering DNF White (Bugatti) 23 laps propeller shaft DNF Jucker (Alta) 23 laps oil pressure DNF Maclure (Riley) 1 laps big end * Entered by "Alan Selbourne" *2 Entered by Prince Chula of Siam Fastest lap: ?
6 - 7 OCTOBER 1936: Auto Union hold their yearly test for new drivers at Nürburgring
with the following results:
Müller 11:08.0 Bäumer 11:33.0 Brudes 11:55.0 Steinbach 12.43.1 Schweder crashedMüller was selected as driver for the 1937 season.
8 - 22 OCTOBER 1936: Mercedes-Benz held a "driver school" at Nürburgring with 27 drivers, of which
the top 14 tried the GP car. Those 14 where:
Fritz Back, employee of D-B AG Heinz Brendel, Frankfurt am Main Willy Briem, Ludwigsburg, driving teacher, Amilcar driver Hermann Gunzenhauser, Neidlingen, motorcycle driver (Jawa) Heinz-Hugo Hartmann, Dortmund, employee of D-B AG Paul Heinemann, Geilenkirchen Leonhardt Joa, Pirmasens, Bugatti driver Christian Kautz, Switzerland Paul Köppen, Berlin, sales man of D-B AG Georg Lindenmaier, Untertürkheim, mechanic in racing department Alfred Neher, emploee of D-B AG Friedrich Schneider, employee of D-B AG Hans Schumann, Nüremberg/Stuttgart?, motorcycle driver (NSU) Richard Seaman, Great Britain, Voiturette driverOf the 13 other participiating the following 5 are known by name:
Hermann Fischer, employee of D-B AG Hoffelner, Austria? Hans Holzwarth, employee of D-B AG Herbert Lauenstein, employee of D-B AG Hermann Schmitz, had a fatal crash at the Karussell (Schmitz is called "Johann Wolf" in Neubauer's biography)Later on a motorcycle driver named Steinbach joined the group and made some laps before giving up.
Seaman and Kautz were selected as junior drivers for 1937.
(Information courtesy supplied by DaimlerChrysler AG)
I GEORGE VANDERBILT CUP RACE
ROOSEVELT RACEWAY - New York (USA), 12 OCTOBER 1936
75 laps x 6.39 km = 479.25 km, 31/45? starters.
The season ended in the revived Vanderbilt Cup in New York. William K. Vanderbilt had sponsored road races at Long Island 1904 - 1910. His nephew George took up the idea anew in the late 1930s.
The Scuderia Ferrari sent Nuvolari, Brivio and Farina to New York to take part. Other European entries included the V-8RIs of Étancelin (private) and Trossi (Scuderia Torino), Sommer in his private Tipo B ALfa, Wimille's Bugatti and Fairfield's ERA.
The rest of the field were made up of Americans in dirt track cars with two-speed gearboxes. Although the track layout was incredibly twisty, the Americans were sadly totally outclassed by the GP cars once the European drivers came to terms with the very loose dirt track surface. Even with the fact that Nuvolari's 12 cylinder Alfa Romeo was running on only 11 cylinders the ""Flying Mantuan" was to dominate the race completely winning by 9 minutes from Wimille's Bugatti. Brivio was third from Sommer with Trossi fifth in his V-8RI, Étancelin's Maserati having retired.
The first American home was Rose in his Burd Piston Special finishing sixth almost 25 minutes behind Nuvolari.
DNA: 35 Winnal (Mercedes), 39 F McGurk (Dreyer), 63 F Wearne (Well), 68 L Lado (Oak Hill Spl.), 71 ? (Stevens), 72 ? (Sohn Fell Spl.), 73 J Moretti (DuPont Spl.), 74 D Moore (D&M Spl.) DNS: 19 Z Meyer(Rigling), 33 R Mayes (Sommers), 47 B Lewis (Bugatti), 56 B Branfon (Duesenberg), DNQ: 61 J Cebula (Miller), 64 M Caruso (Mercedes)Grid:
Results: 1 Tazio Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo 12C-36 4.1L*) 4:32:44.4 2 Jean-Pierre Wimille (Bugatti T59 4.7L *2) + 8:15.89 3 Antonio Brivio (Alfa Romeo 12C-36 4.1L*) + 13:00.35 4 Raymond Sommer (Alfa Romeo Tipo B 3.2l) + 14:15.46 5 Pat Fairfield (ERA-A *3) + 24:04.48 6 Fred McEvoy/Carlo Trossi(Maserati 4CM - works) + 24:41.77 7 Bill Cummings (Miller-Offenhauser) + 24:59.06 8 Mauri Rose (Stevens-Miller) + 25:01.22 9 Philippe Étancelin (Maserati V8-RI) + 26:21.17 10 Erich Litz/Tony Wilman (Stevens-Miller) + 28:21.77 11 Speed Gardner (Duesemberg-Miller) + 31:22.64 12 Emil Andres (Diedt-Miller) + 33:10.92 13 Earl Howe (ERA-B *3) + 33:27.70 14 David Evans (Bugatti T51) + 34:58.49 15 Brian Lewis (ERA-B) + 35:33.22 16 Rick Decker (Duesemberg) + 35:34.58 17 Al Putnam (Nowiak-Miller) - 1 lap 18 Teddy Rayson (Maserati 4CM 1.5L) - 1 lap 19 Roy Lake (Ambler-Miller) - 2 laps 20 Henry Banks (Diedt-Miller) - 3 laps DNF George Connor (Adams-Miller) 72 laps engine 21 Chet Gardner (Miller) - 3 laps 22 Elias Zarka (Ambler-Miller) - 4 laps 23 Bob Swanson (Wetteroth-Offenhauser) - 4 laps 24 Tony Gulotta (Stevens-Miller) - 6 laps 25 Georges Shafer (Rigling-Miller) - 6 laps 26 Bruce Carew (Rigling-Miller) - 10 laps 27 Frank Brisko (Miller) - 10 laps DNF Billy Winn (Well-Miller) 62 laps rear axle 28 Lewis Balus (Duesemberg) 29 Ted Chamberlain (Duesemberg-Miller) 30 Louis Tormei (Wetteroth-Offenhauser) DNF Russ Snowberger (Rigling-Miller) 61 laps brakes DNF Joel Thorne (Miller) 49 laps universal joint DNF Babe Stapp (Viglioni-Miller) 48 laps fuel tank DNF Ted Horn (Stevens-Miller) 45 laps stalled DNF Jimmy Snyder (Stevens-Miller) 40 laps fuel tank DNF Shorty Cantlon (Adams-Miller) 35 laps valve DSQ Floyd Davis (Rigling-Miller) 30 laps car towed DNF Tony Wilman (Stevens-Miller) 21 laps steering DNF Nino Farina (Alfa-Romeo 12C-36 4.1L*) 17 laps steering DSQ "Raph" (Maserati V8-RI 9 laps push start DNF Overton Phillips (Bugatti) 8 laps connecting rod DNF Milt Marion (Miller) 3 laps clutch DNF Wilbur Shaw (Stewens-Miller) 2 laps crash * Entered by Scuderia Ferrari *2 Entered by Automobiles Bugatti *3 Entered by H W Cook Fastest lap: Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo) 3:25.42
VI MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIP
BROOKLANDS (GB), 17 OCTOBER 1936
10 laps, 15 starters
DNA: 1 Whitehead (ERA), 11 Austin Dobson (Alta *4) Grid in line across the track. Race numbers: 2 Austin Dobson, 3 Martin, 4 Ms. Petre, 5 Dodson, 6 mays, 7 Arthus Dobson, 8 Wakefield, 9 Cholmondley-Tapper, 10 Cormack, 12 Rüesch, 14 Scribbans, 15 "B Bira", 16 Fane Results: 1 Mays (ERA-B *2) 8:41.4 2 Rüesch (Alfa Romeo 8C-35 3.8L) + 7.2 3 "B Bira" (Maserati 8CM 3.0L *5) + 8.4 4 Cholmondley-Tapper (Maserati 8CM 3.0L *3) + 8.4 5 C Dodson (Austin 7 *) + 39.0 6 Wakefield (Alta 56S) + 41.8 7 Arthur Dobson (ERA-B) + 43.0 8 Scribbans (ERA-B) + 47.4 9 Ms. Petre (Riley 1.5L) + 1:01.2 10 Martin (Alfa Romeo Tipo B 3.2L) + 1:07.6 11 Austin Dobson (Alfa Romeo Tipo B 2.9L) + 1:34.4 DNF Cormack (Alta) 9 laps DNF Fane (Frazer Nash-Gough *6) 1 lap * Entered by Lord Austin *2 Entered by HW Cook *3 Entered by Miss E Ellison *4 Entered by P F Jucker *5 Entered by Prince Chula of Siam *6 Entered by H J Aldington
GRAN PREMIO CIUDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
Costanera Norte - Buenos Aires (RA), 18 OCTOBER 1936 FUERZA LIBRE
3 heats + final, 30 laps x 2,65 km = 79,5 km, 25 starters
This Argentinian race was run in three heats with the top 11 drivers going to the final. The entry list consisted of South American drivers. The first heat was won by local driver Enrique Moyano (Ford), Brazilian Manoel de Teffé (Alfa Romeo) winning the second and Argentinian Zatuszek (Mercedes Benz) the third.
The Argentinians dominated the final, Arrzani took an immediate lead and also took the flag followed by Zatuszek and Brosutti to give Argentina a triple victory. De Teffé was fourth as only non Argentinian in the top six, followed by Moyano and Angel Garabato (Chrysler)
No grid or race numbers available. Results: 1 Arzani (Alfa Romeo 8C 2.9) 42:38.4 2 Zatuszek (Mercedes-Benz SSK) 43:05.4 3 Brosutti (Mercedes-Benz) 43:43 4 de Teffé (Alfa Romeo) 44:01 5 Moyano (Ford) - 1 lap 6 Garabato (Chrysler) - 2 laps 7 Taddia (Chevrolet) - 3 laps 8 Ochoteco (Ford V8) - 4 laps DNF A. McCarthy (De Soto-Chrysler 6) DNF A. Rossi (Ford V8) DNF D. Lopes (Hudson) [BR] DNQ G. Perez (Lancia Lambda-Chrysler) DNQ J. Lira (Ford V8) DNQ P. Pessatti (?) DNQ D. Zaffaroni (Ford Record) DNQ A. Dorso (Ford) DNQ A. Malusardi (Ford B-Miller) DNQ A. Pereyra (Ford V8) DNQ E. Donzino (Hudson Bucci 6) DNQ A. Talavera (Hudson) A. DNQ Lopes/F. Martin (Fiat 520/519) DNQ H. Abramor (Viglione-Chrysler 8 Imperial Insignia de Oro) DNQ R. Riganti (Duesenberg S-J) DNQ E. Forrest-Greene (Rosa Spl) DNQ A. Vallone (Ford V8) Fastest lap: Zatuszek (Mercedes) 1m20s
|20 DECEMBER 1936: Magistri (Lancia) wins the TARGA FLORIO Sports car race at Madonie, Sicily. (Results)|
|26 DECEMBER 1936: O. Cranston (Ford V8 Spl) wins the Australian GP handicap race at Victor Harbour.|
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