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Bernd Rosemeyer - Auto UnionRudolf Caracciola - Mercedes-BenzManfred von Brauchitsch - Mercedes-Benz

XI ADAC EIFELRENNEN

Nürburgring (D), 13 June 1937
10 laps x 22.810 km (14.173 mi) = 228.10 km (141.73 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
2Ernst von DeliusAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
3Luigi FagioliAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16DNS - illness
4Rudolf HasseAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
5Hermann MüllerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
6Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8
7Hermann LangDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8
8Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8
9Richard SeamanDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8
10Christian KautzDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8
11Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
12Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
14?Scuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12DNA - did not appear
15Luigi SoffiettiL. SoffiettiMaserati6C-343.7S-6
16László HartmannL. HartmannMaserati8CM3.0S-8
17Henri SimonetH. SimonetAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8DNA - did not appear
18Hans RüeschH. RüeschAlfa RomeoTipo BS-8
19Renato BalestreroR. BalestreroAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
20Franco CorteseF. CorteseMaserati6CM1.5S-6DNA - did not appear
21Adolfo MandirolaEcurie GenevoiseMaserati8CM3.0S-8
22Paul PietschP. PietschMaserati6C-343.7S-6DNA - did not appear
23Ernõ FesteticsGraf FesteticsMaserati8CM3.0S-8
24Guglielmo CarraroliG. CarraroliAlfa Romeo2900A2.9S-8


Rosemeyer's third consecutive Nürburgring victory.
Rosemeyer took the start, only to be passed by Caracciola's Mercedes. Rosemeyer then retook the lead on the third lap. After a tremendous duel with Caracciola Rosemeyer managed to open up a gap after the pit stops. Caracciola tried his best but on this track he could do nothing against Rosemeyer
Entries:
Both German teams had of course a full five car entry for the Eifelrennen. Fagioli was suffering from rheumatism and had to miss several races. He would not race again until Coppa Acerbo two months later.
      Von Delius was hit by a bird in the face during practice. The driver lost control and crashed at Bergwerk, totally destroying the car.
      The Mercedes-Benz team was not without trouble either. There were problems with von Brauchitsch's car and he had to take over Seaman's. A new car was sent from Stuttgart during the night.
      Junior driver Kautz made his racing debut with a Mercedes car fitted with the new experimental suction carburettor supercharger system.
     
Practice:

     
Race:

     
Pole Position
6
Caracciola

Mercedes-Benz


8
Brauchitsch

Mercedes-Benz


1
Rosemeyer

Auto Union
9m57.0s

4
Hasse

Mercedes-Benz

7
Lang

Mercedes-Benz

12
Farina

Alfa Romeo

11
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo

2
von Delius

Auto Union

5
Müller

Mercedes-Benz

10
Kautz

Mercedes-Benz

16
L Hartmann

Maserati

9
Seaman

Mercedes-Benz

18
Rüesch

Alfa Romeo

15
Soffietti

Maserati

24
Carraroli

Alfa Romeo

20
Mandirola

Maserati

19
Balestrero

Alfa Romeo

23
Festetics

Maserati



The Eifelrennen was raced on the 13th of June. Guess who won?
      After the motorcycle and sports car races it was time for the GP cars. On the grid Nuvolari's car kept moving forward and when the amber light turned to green the Alfa had almost reached the front line. Rosemeyer took the start, only to be passed at the Südkehre by Caracciola's Mercedes. After the first lap there were seven German cars at the front in order: Caracciola, Rosemeyer, von Brauchitsch, Lang, von Delius, Seaman and Hasse. Nuvolari was the first Alfa in eighth place.
      On the second lap Seaman had to retire with fuel feed problems. Rosemeyer was now challenging Caracciola and after a tremendous duel between the Mercedes-Benz and the Auto Union drivers, Rosemeyer took the lead on lap three.
      After five laps the pit stops started with Caracciola going in as did von Brauchitsch. On the next lap it was Rosemeyer's and Lang's turn. The Auto Union mechanics did a record job sending Rosemeyer back after 25 seconds, Lang's pitstop taking 45 seconds. Rosemeyer now had a 45 seconds lead over Caracciola.
      On the next lap Lang was back in the pit for new plugs and lost two places. All the Mercedes cars had plug problems because of the fuel pump, which either gave too much fuel or did not work at all.
      Caracciola tried his best but on this track he could do nothing against Rosemeyer, who went on to take his third consecutive Nürburgring victory.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.1Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16101h42m11.2s ?11.1s?
2.6Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8101h43m01.8s 01.4s?
3.8Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8101h43m56.8s 56.4s?
4.4Rudolf HasseAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16101h45m46.0s 45m35s?
5.11Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.0V-12101h46m25.0s 45m46.6s?
6.7Hermann LangDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8101h48m06.0s 06.1s?
7.5Hermann MüllerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16101h48m35.1s
8.18Hans RüeschH. RüeschAlfa RomeoTipo BS-8101h48m44.1s
9.10Christian KautzDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8101h49m38.4s
10.2Ernst von DeliusAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16101h50m43.3s
11.15Luigi SoffiettiL. SoffiettiMaserati6C-343.7S-69
12.16László HartmannL. HartmannMaserati8CM3.0S-89
DNF12Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.0V-12
DNF19Renato BalestreroR. BalestreroAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
DNF21Adolfo MandirolaEcurie GenevoiseMaserati8CM3.0S-8
DNF23Ernõ FesteticsGraf FesteticsMaserati8CM3.0S-8
DNF24Guglielmo CarraroliG. CarraroliAlfa Romeo2900A2.9S-8
DNF9Richard SeamanDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-81fuel feed
Fastest lap: Bernd Rosemeyer (Auto Union) in 9m58.8s = 137.1 km/h (85.2 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 133.9 km/h (83.2 mph)
Pole position lap speed: 137.5 km/h (85.5 mph)
Weather:

Star 19 June 1937: Rudolf Caracciola married Alice "Baby" Hoffman-Trobeck, who worked as Mercedes timekeeper. When Chiron, who had been dating "Baby" for years, heared the news he was furious, but had only himself to blame as he several times had refused her suggestions to get married.
Star 19-20 June 1937: Wimille/Benoist (Bugatti) wins the "Les 24 Heures du Mans" race on the Circuit de la Sarthe in France. Early in the race seven cars were involved in a chain collision at White House. Both René Kippeurt (Bugatti) and ERA's works driver Pat Fairfield (Frazer Nash-BMW) received fatal wounds and "Raph" (BMW) was badly injured while Fritz Roth (BMW), Raoul Forestier (Riley), and Jean Tremoulet (Delahaye) only recieved minor injuries. (Results)



Eugenio Siena - MaseratiAldo Marazza - MaseratiFranco Cortese - Maserati

II° CIRCUITO DI MILANO
(Voiturette 1500cc)

Sempione Park - Milano (I), 20 June 1937
50 laps x 2.4 km (1.49 mi) = 120 km (74.6 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Ettore BiancoE. BiancoMaserati1.5DNA - did not appear
4Reggie TongueR. TongueERAB1.5S-6
6Aldo MarazzaA. MarazzaMaserati4CS1.5
8Giovanni LuraniScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati4CM1.1S-4
10Eugenio SienaE. SienaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
12Francesco SeveriScuderia MaremmanaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
14John WakefieldJ. WakefieldMaserati6CM1.5S-6
16Ferdinando RighettiF. RighettiMaserati4CM1.5S-4
18Pino BaruffiGruppo VoltaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
20Ferdinando BarbieriScuderia MaremmanaMaserati1.5DNA - did not appear
22Luigi VilloresiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
24Sergio CarnevalliGruppo VoltaMB
26Giuseppe GileraG. GileraMaserati1.5DNS - did not start
30Luciano UboldiL. UboldiMaserati1.5DNA - did not appear
32Eugenio MinettiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
34"B Bira""B Bira"ERAB1.5S-6
36Vittorio BelmondoV. BelmondoMaserati4CM1.5S-4
38Giovanni RoccoG. RoccoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
40Luigi CastelbarcoL PlatéTalbot
42Franco CorteseScuderia MaremmanaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
48Gianbattista AzziG. AzziMaserati4CM1.5S-4
50Gino RovereOfficine A MaseratiMaserati6CM1.5S-6
52Emilio VilloresiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
54Peter WhiteheadP. WhiteheadERAB1.5S-6



Eugenio Siena scores
Once again it was 3 private ERAs against a field of Maseratis. This time the Maseratis took command from the start with Severi leading from Rovere and Siena. However, both Severi and Rovene were soon in trouble leaving Siena to win. Marazza once again did a fine job in his old 4CS car.
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Race:

     
Pole Position
12
Severi

Maserati

50
Rovere

Maserati

10
Siena

Maserati

52
E Villoresi

Maserati

6
Marazza

Maserati

42
Cortese

Maserati

38
Rocco

Maserati

34
"B Bira"

ERA

22
L Villoresi

Maserati

24
Carnevalli

MB

14
Wakefield

Maserati

4
Tongue

ERA

16
Righetti

Maserati

8
Lurani

Maserati

36
Belmondo

Maserati

32
Minetti

Maserati

*



40
Castelbarco

Talbot

48
Battista

Maserati

54
Whitehead

ERA

18
Baruffi

Maserati

* 26 Gilera (Maserati) DNS



Once again it was 3 private ERAs against a field of Maseratis. This time the Maseratis took command from the start with Severi leading from Rovere and Siena. However, both Severi and Rovene were soon in trouble leaving Siena to win. Marazza once again did a fine job in his old 4CS car.
     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.10Eugenio SienaE. SienaMaserati4CM1.5S-4501h13m02.95s 
2.6Aldo MarazzaA. MarazzaMaserati4CS1.5501h13m35.64s+ 32.69s
3.42Franco CorteseScuderia MaremmanaMaserati6CM1.5S-6501h13m44.03s+ 41.08s
4.4Reggie TongueR. TongueERAB1.5S-6501h14m50.03s+ 1m47.35s
5.36Vittorio BelmondoV. BelmondoMaserati4CM1.5S-4501h15m39.31s+ 2m36.36s
6.22Luigi VilloresiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6501h16m40.70s+ 3m37.75s
7.12Francesco SeveriScuderia MaremmanaMaserati6CM1.5S-6501h17m08.54s+ 4m05.59s
8.54Peter WhiteheadP. WhiteheadERAB1.5S-6501h17m35.34s+ 4m32.39s
9.16Ferdinando RighettiF. RighettiMaserati4CM1.5S-4501h18m27.66s+ 5m24.71s
10.14John WakefieldJ. WakefieldMaserati6CM1.5S-6501h19m13.29s+ 6m11.34s
11.8Giovanni LuraniScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati4CM1.1S-4471h17m36.41s 
12.18Pino BaruffiGruppo VoltaMaserati4CM1.5S-4461h17m05.10s 
DNF32Eugenio MinettiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati4CM1.5S-435 
DNF52Emilio VilloresiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-625 
DNF24Sergio CarnevalliGruppo VoltaMB29  
DNF50Gino RovereOfficine A MaseratiMaserati6CM1.5S-622engine 
DNF34"B Bira""B Bira"ERAB1.5S-620engine 
DNF40Luigi CastelbarcoL PlatéTalbot5  
DNF38Giovanni RoccoG. RoccoMaserati6CM1.5S-64  
DNF48Azzigio BattistaA. BattistaMaserati4CM1.5S-43  
Fastest lap: Luigi Villoresi (Maserati) on lap 5 in 1m25.20s = 101.4 km/h (63.0 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 98.6 km/h (61.2 mph)
Pole position lap speed: ?
Weather:



Tazio Nuvolari - Alfa RomeoGiuseppe Farina - Alfa RomeoHans Rüesch - Alfa Romeo

II° CIRCUITO DI MILANO

Sempione Park - Milano (I), 20 June 1937
70 laps x 2.4 km (1.49 mi) = 168 km (104.4 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

56Andrea BrezziA. BrezziAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
58Hans RüeschH. RüeschAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
62Emilio RomanoE. RomanoAlfa RomeoDNA - did not appear
64"B Bira"Scuderia MaremmanaMaserati6C-343.7S-6
66Carlo Felice TrossiScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
68Luigi VillaL. VillaBugattiDNA - did not appear
74László HartmannL. HartmannMaserati8CM3.0S-8
76Ernõ FesteticsGraf FesteticsMaserati8CM3.0S-8
78Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
82Rudolf HasseAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0
84Piero DusioScuderia MaremmanaAlfa RomeoTipo BS-8
86Giovanni MinozziG. MinozziAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
88Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12



Alfa Romeo gives Auto Union a lesson
On the twisty park circuit Hasse's long Auto Union had no chance against the more nimble Alfa Romeos and he had to see himself beaten not only by Nuvolari's and Farina's Scuderia Ferraris but also by Rüesch's private Alfa.
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Race:

     
Pole Position
66
Trossi

Alfa Romeo

58
Rüesch

Alfa Romeo

88
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo

86
Minozzi

Alfa Romeo

78
Farina

Alfa Romeo

82
Hasse

Auto Union

76
Festetics

Maserati

64
Bira

Maserati

56
Brezzi

Alfa Romeo

84
Dusio

Maserati

74
L Hartmann

Maserati

(Note 1)




      There could hardly have been any race track that suited worse for the high speed Auto Union cars than the twisty little Milan circuit in the Sempione Park with its two tight hairpins. Varzi had had a humiliating defeat there in 1936 but for some reason Auto Union still decided to enter Hasse for the 1937 race. The results were expected, with a double victory for Scuderia Ferrari with Rüesch's private Alfa third. Hasse finished in fourth place a lap behind Nuvolari. Trossi and Minozzi (both in Alfas) finished fifth and sixth.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.88Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12701h37m15.2s
2.78Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12701h39m19.4s+ 2m04.2s
3.58Hans RüeschH. RüeschAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8691h39m38.4s
4.82Rudolf HasseAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16691h39m49.0s
5.66Carlo Felice TrossiScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12671h38m00.6s1h38m08.6s?
6.86Giovanni MinozziG. MinozziAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8661h38m04.4s
7.56Andrea BrezziA. BrezziAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8631h38m31.8s
8.74László HartmannL. HartmannMaserati8CM3.0S-8621h38m43.4s
DNF64"B Bira" / G de RhamScuderia MaremmanaMaserati6C-343.7S-648fuel
DNF76Ernõ FesteticsGraf FesteticsMaserati8CM3.0S-832
DNF84Piero DusioScuderia MaremmanaAlfa RomeoTipo BS-816
Fastest lap: Tazio Nuvolari (Alfa Romeo) on lap 60 in 1m20s = 108.0 km/h (67.1 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 103.6 km/h (64.4 mph)
Pole position lap speed: ?
Weather:

Footnote:
1. A picture from the grid show that at least the first row and possible the other was like this i.e. a mirror image of what is shown is Sheldon's book.


Star 26 June 1937: A. H. Langley/C. Goodache/Mrs. Kay Petre (Austin) wins the L.C.C. Relay at Brooklands.



Raymond Mays - ERARené Dreyfus - MaseratiJohn Wakefield - Maserati

XIII GRAND PRIX DE PICARDIE
(Voiturette 1500cc)

Peronne (F), 27 June 1937
2 heats of 10 laps x 9.765 km (6.068 mi) = 97.65 km (60.68 mi)
Final of 15 laps x 9.765 km (6.068 mi) = 146.475 km (91.02 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2"B Bira""B Bira"Delage15S81.5S-8
4John du PuyJ de PuyMaserati6CM1.5S-6
6René DreyfusOfficine A MaseratiMaserati6CM1.5S-6
8Anne-Cecile Rose-ItierMme. Rose-ItierBugattiT51A1.5S-8
10Herbert BergSüddeutsche RenngemainshaftMaserati1.5DNS - did not start
12Nicholas EmbiricosH W CookERA1.5DNA - did not appear
12Reggie TongueR. TongueERAB1.5S-6
16Alphonse de BurnayA. de BurnayAmilcarC61.1
18Robin HansonR. HansonMaserati6CM1.5S-6
20Adrian Conan-DoyleA. Conan-DoyleDelage1.5DNA - did not appear
22Raymond MaysR. MaysERAC1.5S-6
24John WakefieldJ. WakefieldMaserati6CM1.5S-6
26Emmanuel de GraffenriedJ de PuyMaserati4CM1.5S-4
28Fritz GollinSüddeutsche RenngemainshaftMaserati6CM1.5S-6
30Charles MartinC. MartinERAA1.5S-6
32Peter WhiteheadP. WhiteheadERAB1.5S-6
34Louis VilleneuveL. VilleneuveBugatti1.5DNA - did not appear
36Harry HerkuleynsH. HerkuleynsMGK3 Magnette1.1



Mays with his ERA dominates
The race was run in two heats plus final. B Bira led the first heat before retiring, leaving Dreyfus to take the victory. Then Mays in the ERA-C dominated both the second heat and the final. Dreyfus and Wakefield finished second and third with their Maseratis.
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Heat 1:

     
Pole Position
6
Dreyfus

Maserati
4m10s
2
"B Bira"

Delage
4m04s

Rest of grid unknown




     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.6René DreyfusOfficine A MaseratiMaserati6CM1.5S-61041m34.2s 
2.18Robin HansonR. HansonMaserati6CM1.5S-61045m36s+ 4m01.8s
3.4John du PuyJ de PuyMaserati6CM1.5S-61047m41s+ 6m06.8s
4 NC8Anne-Cecile Rose-ItierMme. Rose-ItierBugattiT51A1.5S-81049m27s+ 7m52.8s
NC2"B Bira""B Bira"Delage15S81.5S-88clutch 
5.16Alphonse de BurnayA. de BurnayAmilcarC61.17 
DNF12Reggie TongueR. TongueERAB1.5S-60piston 
Fastest lap: René Dreyfus (Maserati) in 4m02s = 145.3 km/h (90.2 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 140.9 km/h (87.6 mph)
Pole position lap speed: 144.1 km/h (89.5 mph)
Weather:
Heat 2:

     
Pole Position
22
Mays

ERA
3m48s

Rest of grid unknown



     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.22Raymond MaysR. MaysERAC1.5S-61041m30.6s 
2.26Emmanuel de GraffenriedJ de PuyMaserati4CM1.5S-41045m12s+ 3m41.4s
3.24John WakefieldJ. WakefieldMaserati6CM1.5S-61046m41s+ 5m10.4s
4.28Fritz GollinSüddeutsche RenngemainshaftMaserati6CM1.5S-69  
5.36Harry HerkuleynsH. HerkuleynsMGK3 Magnette1.18 
DNF32Peter WhiteheadP. WhiteheadERAB1.5S-61piston 
DNF30Charles MartinC. MartinERAA1.5S-61piston 
Fastest lap: Raymond Mays (ERA) in 4m05s = 143.5 km/h (89.2 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 141.1 km/h (87.7 mph)
Pole position lap speed: 154.2 km/h (95.8 mph)
Weather:
Final:

     
Pole Position
6
Dreyfus

Maserati

22
Mays

ERA

18
Hanson

Maserati

26
de Graffenried

Maserati

4
du Puy

Maserati

24
Wakefield

Maserati

28
Gollin

Maserati

8
Rose-Itier

Bugatti

36
Herkuleyns

MG




      Both Maserati and ERA works teams entered cars for the Peronne race and Bira was racing his ex. Seaman Delage as both of his ERAs were out of action.
      In the first heat Bira led but had to retire leaving Dreyfus to win from Hanson and Du Puy (both Maserati 6CM). Bira's misfortune created a serious internal conflict in the "White Mouse Stable" ending with the chief mechanic resigning. In the second heat Mays was in a class of his own lapping almost the entire field. Second was de Graffenried (4CM) and third Wakefield (6CM).
      In the final Mays was once again in command, the Maserati drivers having no real chance against the ERA works car.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.22Raymond MaysR. MaysERAC1.5S-61559m47.6s 
2.6René DreyfusOfficine A MaseratiMaserati6CM1.5S-6151h01m30.6s+ 1m43.0s
3.24John WakefieldJ. WakefieldMaserati6CM1.5S-6151h03m52.6s+ 4m04.4s
4.26Emmanuel de GraffenriedJ de PuyMaserati4CM1.5S-414  
5.28Fritz GollinSüddeutsche RenngemainshaftMaserati6CM1.5S-614  
6.18Robin HansonR. HansonMaserati6CM1.5S-614  
DNC8Anne-Cecile Rose-ItierMme. Rose-ItierBugattiT51A1.5S-812mechanical 
7.36Harry HerkuleynsH. HerkuleynsMGK3 Magnette1.111  
DNF4John du PuyJ de PuyMaserati6CM1.5S-615  
Fastest lap: Raymond Mays (ERA) in 3m54s = 156.2 km/h (97.1 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 147.0 km/h (91.3 mph)
Weather:

Star 3 July 1937: The J. C. C. Members Day was held at Brooklands with two One-Hour High-Speed trials and one and two lap handicap events for amateurs.
Star 4 July 1937: Chiron (Talbot T150C) wins the Grand Prix de l´Automobile Club de France sports cars race at Montlhéry, Paris. (Results)



Bernd Rosemeyer - Auto UnionRichard Seaman - Mercedes-BenzRex Mays - Alfa Romeo

II GEORGE VANDERBILT CUP RACE

Roosevelt Raceway - New York (USA), 5 July 1937
(Monday) (delayed two days due to rain)
90 laps x 3 1/3 mi (5.364 km) = 300 mi (482.8 km)


No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1Mauri RoseT. B. MartinMaseratiV8RI
2Jimmy SnyderH.C. HenningBoyle-Miller
3Ted HornH HartzWetteroth-Miller
4Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
5Tazio NuvolariSquderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
7Billy WinnB WinnSummers-Miller4.2
8Deacon LitzMalmacaan TeamMaseratiV8RIDNA - did not appear
9Ernst von DeliusAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
10G. FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-36V-12
12Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8
14Rex MaysB. WhiteAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
15Richard SeamanDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8
16Eugen BjørnstadBalmacaam TeamAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
17George ConnorJ. MarksAdams-Miller
18Bill CummingsJ. MooreMiller-Offenhauser
19H. LewisK. PetilloDeBaets-Studebaker
21Babe StappH. J. ToppingMaseratiV8RI
22Joe ThorneJ. ThorneAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8
24Frank BriskoElgin PP Co.Stevens-Brisko FD
25Kelly PetilloK. PetilloWetteroth-Miller
27Albert CusickGustav-SchumacherSchumacher-Cusick-Ford
28Bob SwansonBob SwansonBugattiDNA - did not appear
31Chester GardnerC. GardnerDuesenberg-Offenhauser
33Frank WearneP. WierickMiller
34Shorty CantlonWilliam CantlonMillerDNA - did not appear
42Wern OldenduffF GriswoldAlfa RomeoDNA - did not appear
43Lucky TeeterFowlerDNA - did not appear
44Ronnie HouseholderR. HouseholderStevens-Miller
45Enzo FiermonteFiermonte-RandMaseratiV8RIDNS lack of experience
45Wilbur ShawFiermonte-RandMaseratiV8RI
46MorettiVirgil WilliamsWilliamsDNA - did not appear
49Henry BanksL. KimmelKimmel-Offenhauser
54Herb ArdingerL. WelchWelch-Offenhauser4.2
63Benny BradfonB BradfonDuesenbergDNQ - did not qualify
65Milt MarionM. MarionMiller
66Gus ZarkaG. WattsAmbler
67Ora BeanR. B. LynchAmbler
72R. SnowbergerF. M. GardnerPackard-Miller4.2



The long journey
Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz split their effort, half the team going to New York and half the team remaining in Europe for the Belgian Grand Prix. Seamn challenged Rosemeyer but at the end the British driver had to make an extra stop for fuel and Rosemeyer could take a flag as winner.
Both German teams and Scuderia Ferrari decided to go to New York for the 1937 Vanderbilt cup, after the organizers had promised to move the race from July 4th to July 3rd so that there were ample time for the teams to catch the ship home even in case of a race delay due to rain. As the race clashed with the Belgian GP it meant that the teams were split up, with two drivers from each team entering each race.
      The German teams entered SS. Bremen (Note 1) in Bremerhaven 22 June, while the Ferrari team went to Le Havre and entered SS Normandie (Note 2). On Normandie Nuvolari who recently had lost his father learned the terrible news that his oldest son Giorgio had died (Note 3).
      Prizes: First: $20,000; second, $10,000; third, $5,000; fourth, $3,500; fifth, $3,000; sixth, $2,200; seventh, $1,800; eighth, $1,600; ninth, $1,500; tenth, $1,400. Consolation money outside first ten: $10,000
Entries:

     
Practice:
The track had been changed since last year and made more faster. The European drivers did not particularly like the track, however, the hidden curves making it hard to find the brake points. For some curious reason the American organizers had asked the Germans to paint swastikas on their cars. (Note 4)
      Qualifying speed was was taken as the avarage for 10 laps with 3 attempts permitted. Caracciola was fastest in practice from Rosemeyer and Californian driver Rex Mays, who raced in the Alfa Romeo 8 cylinder car that had been used as a spare car for the Ferrari team during the 1936 race. The car was heavily modified and with a new larger supercharger Mays proved to be faster than the works 12 cylinder cars to the disgust of the Ferrari team.
      Before the race the Mercedes-Benz team decided to change to the new suction carburettor supercharger system on all their cars to better the supercharger response at medium revs. Mercedes would retain the new system; gone forever was now the typical Mercedes-Benz scream of the blower supercharger that had filled the GP races since Eifelrennen 1934.
     
Race:
At Saturday 1.30 PM when the cars were already lined up for the start it began to rain. The race was immediately postponed until Monday.
Pole Position
12
Caracciola

Mercedes-Benz
85.850 mph

4
Rosemeyer

Auto Union
84.370 mph

14
Mays

Alfa Romeo
84.054 mph

15
Seaman

Mercedes-Benz
83.172 mph

5
Nuvolari

Alfa Romeo
83.048 mph

10
Farina

Alfa Romeo
82.375 mph

7
Winn

Miller
82.062 mph

9
Delius

Auto Union
81.817 mph

3
Horn

Miller
81.461 mph

44
Householder

Miller
80.644 mph

21
Stapp

Maserati
79.800 mph

17
Connor

Miller
79.255 mph

25
Petillo

Offenhauser
79.074 mph

2
Snyder

Boyle
78.052 mph

22
Thorne

Alfa Romeo
77.636 mph

1
Rose

Maserati
77.607 mph

33
Wearne

Miller
77.483 mph

18
Cummings

Miller
77.470 mph

49
Banks

Jumire
77.279 mph

16
Bjørnstad

Alfa Romeo
77.154 mph

72
Snowberger

Packard
76.557 mph

24
Brisko

Miller
75.884 mph

31
Gardner

Miller
75.606 mph

45
Shaw

Maserati
75.034 mph

67
Bean

Ambler
73.430 mph

66
Zarka

Ambler
73.344 mph

65
Marion

Miller
73.123 mph

54
Ardinger

Rawhide
72.378 mph

27
Cusick

Schumacher
69.348 mph

19
Lewis*

Debaets
69.300 mph

* Car qualified by Enzo Fiermonte, who withdrew.

(Note 5)



At 2 PM Monday 5th 80,000 spectators finally saw Ralph de Palma wave the flag. Rosemeyer pulled his Auto Union hard to the left and took the first corner in front of Caracciola and Mays. Then followed Nuvolari, Seaman and Farina. On lap two Seaman moved into fourth position and on the next lap Caracciola took over the lead and opened up a 6 seconds gap. American Billy Winn was doing a great job having passed Farina and Nuvolari and was fighting with Seaman for fourth place before having to fall back with mechanical problems. On lap 11 it was Rosemeyer's turn to take the lead, he and Caracciola having a tough fight and pulling away from the others. Mays was still third now followed by Nuvolari, who had decided to start after all. Nuvolari was driving flat out as usual, having already passed Seaman. Nuvolari's efforts ended on lap 16 when the engine could not stand the pace anymore and threw a rod.
      Caracciola was the next to retire with supercharger failure on lap 22. Caracciola was however not particularly disappointed as the America trip doubled as his and "Baby's" honeymoon trip. Seaman had started to advance and the order was now Rosemeyer, Seaman, Mays, von Delius and Farina.
      On lap 38 Rosemeyer made a 35 seconds pitstop for fuel and tyres, Seaman now being the new leader by 30 seconds. Mays was also in for a 78 seconds stop and at lap 40 Farina came in and gave over his car to Nuvolari.
      Rosemeyer pulled in Seaman's lead and caught the Mercedes just as Seaman pulled into the pits for his stop on lap 46. The order after the pitstops were: Rosemeyer, Seaman, Mays, von Delius, Nuvolari, Winn and Horn.
      Nuvolari was in great form, passing von Delius and then challenging and passing Mays. But on lap 50 the Flying Mantuan was back in the pits having destroyed his second engine of the day and gave back the Alfa to Farina, who limped on to finish fifth after having to do an extra pitstop on lap 70.
      Near the end Seaman was rapidly closing in on Rosemeyer but then the Mercedes run out of fuel and Seaman had to make an unscheduled stop one lap from the finish, leaving Rosemeyer to win by 50 seconds.
      After having been promoted to SS-Obersturmführer for his victory at Eifelrennen 1936, Rosemeyer was now promoted to SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain).
     
     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.4Bernd RosemeyerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16903h38m00.75s
2.15Richard SeamanDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8903h38m51.78s+ 51.03s
3.14Rex MaysB. WhiteAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8903h44m35.82s+ 6m35.07s
4.9Ernst von DeliusAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16903h48m09.50s+ 10m08.75s
5.10G. Farina/T. NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-36V-12903h51m29.75s+ 13m29.00s
6.22Joe ThorneJ. ThorneAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8903h59m56.10s+ 21m55.35s
7.18Bill CummingsJ. MooreMiller-Offenhauser904h02m54.30s+ 24m53.55s9th ?
8.72R. Snowberger/K. FowlerF. M. GardnerPackard-Miller904h03m47.40s+ 25m46.65s
9.45Wilbur ShawFiermonte-RandMaseratiV8RI904h04m03.42s+ 26m02.67s
10.54Herb ArdingerL. WelchWelch-Offenhauser904h17m18.43s+ 39m17.68s
11.33Frank WearneP. WierickMiller904h19m19.42s+ 41m18.67s
12.31Chester GardnerC. GardnerDuesenberg-Offenhauser904h22m00.37s+ 43m59.62s
13.24Frank BriskoElgin PP Co.Stevens-Brisko FD87
DNF1Mauri RoseT. B. MartinMaseratiV8RI85universal joint
14.65Milt MarionM. MarionMiller78
DNF16Eugen BjørnstadBalmacaam TeamAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-860transmission
DNF3Ted HornH HartzWetteroth-Miller59transmission
DNF17George ConnorJ. MarksAdams-Miller55transmission
DNF67Ora BeanR. B. LynchAmbler42flywheel bolts
DNF25Kelly PetilloK. PetilloWetteroth-Miller39pinion bearing
DNF2Jimmy SnyderH.C. HenningBoyle-Miller39gear lever
DNF19H. LewisK. PetilloDeBaets-Studebaker25magneto coupling
DNF49Henry BanksL. KimmelKimmel-Offenhauser24rear axle
DNF12Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-817supercharger
DNF5Tazio NuvolariSquderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-1216connecting rod
DNF27Albert CusickGustav-SchumacherSchumacher-Cusick-Ford11left rear hub
DNF21Babe StappH. J. ToppingMaseratiV8RI8piaton
DNF44Ronnie HouseholderR. HouseholderStevens-Miller8oil pipe
DNF7Billy WinnB WinnSummers-Miller8transmission
DNF66Gus ZarkaG. WattsAmbler2connecting rod
Fastest lap: ?
Winner's medium speed: 132.9 km/h (82.6 mph)
Pole position lap (2m19.78s) speed: 138.16 km/h (85.85 mph)
Weather:

Footnote:
1. North German Lloyd's turbine steamer "Bremen". ( 51731 GRT, 135,000 SHP 28.5 knots) had held the "Blue Riband" as the fastest Atlantic liner in 1933.

2. CGT's Turbo-electric "Normandie" (83423 GRT, 165,000 SHP 32.2 knots) was at that time of the 1937 trip the world's largest liner. She had just lost the "Blue Riband" to Cunard-White Star's "Queen Mary" but won it back in July.

3. Some sources says typhoid, other talks about heart failure.

4. While swastikas were often to be seen on German record cars and streamliners, this is one of the very few times that swastikas apperared on Grand Prix cars in race condition.

5. Qualifying results giving as speed. Caracciola's pole speed corresponds to a 2m19.78s lap. Sheldon (1st ed) has the speed recalculated to time for 10 laps but as he has used 3 miles instead of 3 1/3 miles for track length all his times are wrong.


Star 10 July 1937: The B. A. R. C. Meeting was held at Brooklands.
H. L. Hadley (Austin 0.7 L) wins the National Race. The other handicap races were won by R. Parnell (M. G. 1.1 L), C. H. Masters (Fiat 1.0 L), Michael May (Alvis 2.0 L) and Arthur Dobson (ERA 1.5 L).



Rudolf Hasse - Auto UnionHans Stuck - Auto UnionHermann Lang - Mercedes-Benz<

VII GRAND PRIX DE BELGIQUE

Spa-Francorchamps (B), 11 July 1937
34 laps x 14.864 km (9.236 mi) = 505.38 km (314.03 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Hermann LangDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8
4Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8
6Christian KautzDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8
H HartmannDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8DNS - reserve
8Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
10Luigi FagioliAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16DNA - did not appear
12Rudolf HasseAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
14Hermann MüllerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16
16Raymond SommerScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
18Carlo Felice TrossiScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-12
20Franz Gouvionprivate/Team Lancia?Maserati8CM3.0S-8DNS - blown engine



Hasse's greatest day
Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz split their effort, half the team going to New York and half the team remaining in Europe for the Belgian Grand Prix. Stuck and Lang took turns leading the race but spurred each other to keep such a pace that they destroyed their tires. Hasse on a one pit stop strategy kept his head cool and it was he who scored at the end.
Entries:
Due to the Vanderbilt cup race held six days before, the grid was down to seven cars. The Mercedes plans had been to send Lang and Caracciola to America but the Belgian organizers complained and wanted one of the Mercedes star drivers to start in Belgium so finally Mercedes decided to send Lang and von Brauchitsch to Spa.
Practice:
Von Brauchitsch had a bad crash during practice as he missed the braking point for the Ancienne Douanne (a hairpin next to L'Eau Rouge corner) and the car somersaulted landing on it's wheels in a meadow right next to some trees. Von Brauchitsch survived with only minor bruises and a cut in the shoulder. Against doctor's orders he sat behind the wheel again on Friday, the third practice day and did his fastest lap in 5m11s, which made him favorite for the race.
Race:

     
Pole Position
8
Stuck

Auto Union

4
Brauchitsch

Mercedes-Benz

16
Sommer

Alfa Romeo

12
Hasse

Auto Union

2
Lang

Mercedes-Benz

14
Müller

Auto Union

6
Kautz

Mercedes-Benz

18
Trossi

Alfa Romeo

(Note 1)



20 minutes before the start the radiator on von Brauchitsch car started to leak. The Mercedes mechanics managed to make the repairs on the grid but then the cooled down engine refused to start. King Leopold himself started the race. The mechanics were still trying to handcrank the front row Mercedes when the flag dropped and cars passed to left and right. Finally the engine started and von Brauchitsch was able to follow the other cars down to L'Eau Rouge with Stuck leading the field followed by Sommer, Hasse, Lang and Müller. After the first lap von Brauchitsch pulled into the pits to have his windshield and goggles cleaned, which were covered with oil lost by Müller's car. For seven laps Stuck led with Lang and Hasse hanging on, the trio driving at a tremendous speed, leaving the rest behind. On lap three Trossi had to retire with engine failure. Stuck broke the lap record on the third lap, von Brauchitsch on the fourth, and then Stuck again on the seventh.
      But the tyres could not withstand such speeds and and on the eight lap Stuck was in the pits after he had thrown a thread during his fast lap, leaving Lang to lead the race followed by Hasse and Kautz. Lang led for four laps, then he also had to make a pitstop at the end of lap 11 for fresh tires and fuel. The order on lap 12 was now Hasse, Lang, Kautz, Stuck, Müller, Brauchitsch and Sommer. Müller had to retire on lap 14 with a broken oil pipe.
      Hasse on a one pit stop strategy broke the lap record and succeeded in opening up the gap to 45 seconds before making his pitstop at the end of lap 17 with the white signal-stip of the left rear tire visible. Lang was up at the front again, immediately braking Hasse's new lap record as he tried to open up a gap. When Stuck made his second stop for tires on lap 19, Hasse inherited second place. The tires of Lang's Mercedes did not withstand this fast pace and he lost a lot of time, limping with a shredded tire to the pits on lap 23, to receive new tyres. The new order on lap 24 was Hasse, Lang, Stuck, Kautz, von Brauchitsch and Sommer. Although Hasse had a good lead, the outcome of the race was not yet decided with 11 more laps to go to.
      Then Lang struck trouble as the rear of the car began to behave strangely. Lang nearly ran into a tree as the car was going all over the track. One universal joint at the rear axle had partially broken and every time he accelerated, the car swerved severely. The only thing he could do was to slow down and on lap 30 he let Stuck by without a fight. Von Brauchitsch retired with supercharger trouble on lap 32 when in fifth place.
      As the last lap started Hasse, who was cruising, led by one minute from Stuck. Lang followed another minute behind, desperately trying to finish the race. Stuck closed up half a minute to the leader but Hasse had the situation in control and took his first and only GP victory, after having done a superb race. Kautz managed to come home fourth after having been outside the track twice.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.12Rudolf HasseAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16343h01m22s
2.8Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-16343h02m04s+ 42s
3.2Hermann LangDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8343h04m07s+ 1m45s
4.6Christian KautzDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-8343h04m25s+ 3m03s
5.16Raymond SommerScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-1233
DNF4Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1255.6S-831supercharger
DNF14Hermann MüllerAuto Union AGAuto UnionC6.0V-1613oil pipe
DNF18Carlo Felice TrossiScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo12C-364.1V-125engine
Fastest lap: Hermann Lang (Mercedes-Benz) on lap 18 in 5m04.7s = 175.1 km/h (108.8 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 167.2 km/h (103.9 mph)
Weather:

Footnote:
1. The Belgian GP grid and results are very confusing. Sources seem to indicate that the front row grid order was von Brauchitsch, Lang and Stuck. The grid shown here, reconstructed from films of the start, shows a totally different grid and should be the correct one as also confirmed by Hans Etzrodt.



Raymond Mays - MaseratiCharles Martin - ERAReggie Tongue - ERA

GRAND PRIX DE L´ALBIGEOIS
(Voiturette 1500cc)

Les Planques - Albi (F), 11 July 1937
2 heats of 20 laps x 8.901 km (5.531 mi) = 178.0 km (110.6 mi)
In total: 356.0 km (221.2 mph)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Raymond MaysH W CookERAB1.5S-6
4Humphrey CookH W CookERAB1.5S-6
6Reggie TongueR. TongueERAB1.5S-6
8Charles MartinC. MartinERAA1.5S-6
10John du PuyJ de PuyMaserati6CM1.5S-6
12Emmanuel de GraffenriedJ de PuyMaserati4CM1.5S-4
14Luigi VilloresiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
16Emilio VilloresiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
18Ciro BasadonnaEcurieMaserati4CM1.5S-4Helvetia
20Ferdinando RighettiF. RighettiMaserati4CM1.5S-4
22Fritz GollinSüddeutsche RenngemeinshaftMaserati6CM1.5S-6
24ToniToniToniSpeciale



The ERA works team triumphs
The race was decided on aggregate times of two heats. Mays dominated the first heat from Luigi Villoresi intil Mays' car broke a half shaft and Luigi Villoresi spun giving Emilio Villoresi a surprice victory. Mays took over Cooks 3rd positioned car for the second heat and opened up such a gap that the combination wwon not only the second heat but the whole event.
Entries:

     
Practice:

     
Heat 1:

     
Pole Position
4
Cook

ERA
3m52.0s

16
E Villoresi

Maserati
3m51.8s

2
Mays

ERA
3m23.0s

22
Gollin

Maserati
3m55.4s

14
L Villoresi

Maserati
3m55.8s

18
Basadonna

Maserati
4m18.0s

12
de Graffenried

Maserati
4m01.8s

20
Righetti

Maserati
3m59.0s

6
Tongue

ERA

10
de Puy

Maserati

24
Toni

Toni

8
Martin

ERA



The race was run in 2 heats with the times added for the final result. Cook, co-founder of ERA, was back as works driver replacing the deceased Fairfield. Mays took the lead in the first heat and opened up the gap to Emilio Villoresi but the ERA retired on lap 17 leaving Villoresi to win from Tongue and Cook. Mays took over Cook's car for heat two and once again he was in a class of his own. Villoresi, who had a 2 minute bonus over Mays from heat one, followed the ERA but then made a mistake and destroyed his car leaving Mays to win heat two from Martin and Righetti (Maserati).
     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.16Emilio VilloresiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6201h13m58s 
2.6Reggie TongueR. TongueERAB1.5S-6201h14m16s+ 18s
3.4Humphrey CookH W CookERAB1.5S-6201h14m56s+ 58s
4.14Luigi VilloresiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6201h16m29s+ 2m31s
5.20Ferdinando RighettiF. RighettiMaserati4CM1.5S-4201h17m28s+ 3m30s
6.8Charles MartinC. MartinERAA1.5S-6201h17m35s+ 3m37s
7.22Fritz GollinSüddeutsche RenngemeinshaftMaserati6CM1.5S-6191h16m04s 
8.18Ciro BasadonnaEcurieMaserati4CM1.5S-4181h15m30s 
DNF2Raymond MaysH W CookERAB1.5S-617half shaft 
9.10John du PuyJ de PuyMaserati6CM1.5S-6181h15m57s 
DNF24ToniToniToniSpeciale14lost wheel 
DNF12Emmanuel de GraffenriedJ de PuyMaserati4CM1.5S-45gearbox 
Fastest lap: Raymond Mays (ERA) in 3m21s = 159.4 km/h (99.1 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 144.4 km/h (89.7 mph)
Pole position lap speed: 157.9 km/h (98.1 mph)
Weather:
Heat 2:

     
Pole Position
4
Mays

ERA

6
Tongue

ERA

16
E Villoresi

Maserati

20
Righetti

Maserati

14
L Villoresi

Maserati

18
Basadonna

Maserati

22
Gollin

Maserati

8
Martin

ERA

12
de Graffenried

Maserati

10
de Puy

Maserati




     

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.2Raymond MaysH W CookERAB1.5S-6201h11m46s 
2.8Charles MartinC. MartinERAA1.5S-6201h13m51s+ 2m05s
3.20Ferdinando RighettiF. RighettiMaserati4CM1.5S-419  
4.6Reggie TongueR. TongueERAB1.5S-619  
5.12Emmanuel de GraffenriedJ de PuyMaserati4CM1.5S-419  
6.22Fritz GollinSüddeutsche RenngemeinshaftMaserati6CM1.5S-618  
7.14Luigi VilloresiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-618  
8.18Ciro BasadonnaEcurieMaserati4CM1.5S-417  
DNF10John du PuyJ de PuyMaserati6CM1.5S-620  
DNF16Emilio VilloresiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-62crash 
Fastest lap: ?
Winner's medium speed: 148.8 km/h (92.5 mph)
Weather:


Results (Aggregate)

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.2H Cook / R MaysH W CookERAB1.5S-6402h26m42s 
2.8Charles MartinC. MartinERAA1.5S-6402h31m28s+ 4m46s
3.6Reggie TongueR. TongueERAB1.5S-639  
4.20Ferdinando RighettiF. RighettiMaserati4CM1.5S-439  
5.14Luigi VilloresiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-638  
6.22Fritz GollinSüddeutsche RenngemeinshaftMaserati6CM1.5S-637  
NC18Ciro BasadonnaEcurieMaserati4CM1.5S-435  
NC12Emmanuel de GraffenriedJ de PuyMaserati4CM1.5S-424  
Winner's medium speed: 145.6 km/h (90.5 mph)


Star 17 July 1937: "B Bira" (ERA) wins the London Grand Prix at the Crystal Palace track in England.
Star 18 July 1937: Wimille (Bugatti) wins the Grand Prix de la Marne sports car race at the Reims-Gueux track in France. (Results)
Star 24 July 1937: "B. Bira" / Hector Dobbs (Delahaye) wins the Donington 12 Hours sports car race at Donington Park (GB).



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