27 September 1936: Bernd Rosemeyer (Auto Union) wins the Feldbergrennen hillclimb in Germany.
6 - 7 October 1936: Auto Union hold their yearly test for new drivers at Nürburgring
with the following results:
Müller 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 driver
Of the 13 other participiating the following 5 are known by name:
Hermann Fischer, employee of D-B AG
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)
VI MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIP
Brooklands (GB), 17 October 1936 (Saturday)
10 laps x 1.883 km (1.170 mi) = 18.8 km (11.7 mi)
The Mountain Championship was a scratch race that was included in the B.A.R.C. Authumn meeting at Brooklands. The meeting included three races on the outer circuit and seven races on the
The event started off with the three outer circuit handicap races, Norton Bracey (M.G), Baker-Carr (Bentley 4.5 litre) and Appleton (Appleton-Riley) being the winners.
The Mountain Championship was the third of the Mountain circuit races. The first two were won by Harry Bowler (Bentley 3 litre) and G. Bagratouni (M.G. Magnette).
The cars were lined up side by side across the starting area. At the start Martin took the lead followed by Mays, Bira, Scribbans, Tapper and Rüesch. Soon Mays took over the lead from Martin.
More unfamiliar to the Mountain Circuit than the other drivers Rüesch seemed to struggle during the first part of the race but then came charging through the field. But was only just able to pass Bira for second
when the race finished, Mays taking the victory with a 7.2s margin. After the race Rüesch did a protest against mays jumping the start but it was refused by the Stewards. However the Stewards found
that both Charlie Martin and Austin Dobson had been over the line at the start and they were penalized 1 minute each, Marting dropping from 3rd to 10th and Dobson from 6th to 11th.
The Mountain Championship race was then followed by a handicap race won by Ms. Kay Petre (Riley), a scratch race for ERAs only won by Raymond Mays (now in a 1.5 litre car), and a Oxford-Cambridge race won by Reggie Tongue (ERA)
|1.||6||Raymond Mays||H. W. Cook||ERA||B||2.0||S-6||10||8m41.4s|
|2.||12||Hans Rüesch||H. Rüesch||Alfa Romeo||8C-35||3.8||S-8||10||8m48.6s||+ 7.2s|
|3.||15||"B Bira"||Prince Chula of Siam||Maserati||8CM||3.0||S-8||10||8m49.8s||+ 8.4s|
|4.||9||Cholmondley-Tapper||Miss E. Ellison||Maserati||8CM||3.0||S-8||10||8m49.8s||+ 8.4s|
|5.||5||Charlie Dodson||Lord Austin||Austin||7||10||9m20.4s||+ 39.0s|
|6.||8||John Wakefield||J. Wakefield||Alta||10||9m23.2s||+ 41.8s|
|7.||7||Arthur Dobson||A. C. Dobson||ERA||B||S-6||10||9m24.4s||+ 4 3.0s|
|8.||14||Denis Scribbans||D. Scribbans||ERA||B||S-6||10||9m28.8s||+ 47.4s|
|9.||4||Ms. Kay Petre||Ms. Petre||Riley||1.5||10||9m42.6s||+ 1m01.2s|
|10.||3||Charles Martin||C. Martin||Alfa Romeo||Tipo B||3.2||S-8||10||9m49.0s*||+ 7.6s|
|11.||2||Austin Dobson||A. Dobson||Alta Romeo||Tipo B||2.9||S-8||10||10m15.8s*||+ 34.4s|
|DNF||10||Alexander Cormack||A. Cormack||Alta||9|
|DNF||16||Alfred Fane||H. J. Aldington||Frazer-Nash||-Gough||1|
|* Times include a 1 minute penalty|
Fastest lap: Raymond Mays (ERA) in 50.6s = 134.0 km/h (83.2 mph)|
Winner's medium speed: 130.0 km/h (80.8 mph)
25 October 1936: Juan Manuel Fangio, racing under the pseudonym "Rivadavia", enteres a A-type Ford in his first race, a local Argentinan event.|
20 December 1936: Costantino 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.
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP TABLE