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Armand Hug - MaseratiEttore Bianco - MaseratiJohn Wakefield - ERA

V PRIX DE BERNE
(Voiturette 1500cc)

Bremgarten - Bern (CH), 21 August 1938
2 heats of 14 laps x 7.280 km (4.52 mi) = 101.92 km (63.33 mi)
Final of 21 lap x 7.280 km (4.52 mi) = 152.88 km (95.0 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Herbert BergH BergMaserati6CM1.5S-6
4Paul PietschP. PietschMaserati4CM1.5S-4
6Robin HansonMrs Hall-SmithMaserati6CM1.5S-6
8Allen PollockA. PollockERAA1.5S-6
10Tony RoltA. RoltERAB1.5S-6
12John WakefieldJ. WakefieldERAB1.5S-6
14Norman WilsonN. WilsonERAA?1.5S-6
16Earl HoweERA LtdERAB?1.5S-6
18Raymond MaysERA LtdERAB1.5S-6
20Guido BarbieriG. BarbieriMaserati4CM1.5S-4DNA - did not appear
22Ettore BiancoE. BiancoMaserati4CM1.5S-4
24Luigi CastelbarcoE. GessnerMaserati6CM1.5S-6
26Enrico PlatéE. GessnerMaserati6CM1.5S-6
28Luigi PlatéL. PlatéTalbot7001.5S-8
30Arialdo RuggeriA. RuggeriMaserati6CM1.5S-6DNA - did not appear
32Pino BaruffiGruppo VoltaMaserati6CM1.5S-6DNA - did not appear
34Luciano UboldiGruppo VoltaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
36Eugenio MinettiEntered by Scuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6DNA - did not appear
38Manuel de TefféScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
40Luigi VilloresiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
42Dioscoride LanzaScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6DNA - did not appear
44Edoardo TeagnoScuderia SabaudaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
46Pietro GhersiScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
48Harry HerkuleynsH. HerkuleynsMGK3 Magnette1.1S-6
50Théophile BircherT. BircherBugattiT51 A?1.5S-8
52Bernard BlancpainB. BlancpainMaserati4CM1.5S-4DNS - did not start
54Armand HugA. HugMaserati6/4?CM1.5
56Hans KesslerH. KesslerMaserati4CM1.5S-4DNA - did not appear
58"B Bira""B Bira"ERAC1.5S-6
60Raymond SommerAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8DNA - did not appear
62Emilio VilloresiAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8DNA - did not appear



A home victory for Hug

The race was run in two heats plus a final Pietsch (Maserati) winning the first heat and Mays (ERA) the second. In the final Pietsch took the start but soon Mays and Howe were in the lead heading Pietsch and Bianco. But it was a black day for the ERA team. Mays retired with a broken supercharger and Howe dropped down from the lead position with misfire. Pietsch was also out, leaving Hug to take an unexpected and highly popular home victory.
Entries:
There was as usual a strong list of 31 entries for the Prix de Berne with works teams from Alfa Romeo, Maserati and ERA but to the disappointment of everybody the Alfa team failed to arrive.
     
Practice:
Heat 1:

Pole Position
12
Wakefield

ERA
3m01.6s

58
"B Bira"

ERA
2m57.8s

40
L Villoresi

Maserati
2m54.4s

14
Wilson

ERA
3m08.8s

4
Pietsch

Maserati
3m05.7s

2
Berg

Maserati
3m15.3s


*




46
Ghersi

Maserati
3m10.4s

50
Bircher

Bugatti


24
Castelbarco

Maserati
3m21.9s

48
Herculeyns

MG
4m15.5s

28
L Platé

Talbot
3m34.9s

* 52 Blancpain (Maserati) DNS - did not start



The race started at 10 AM. In heat one the Maseratis of L. Villoresi, Pietsch and Berg faced the ERA cars of Bira, Wakefield and Wilson. The Maserati drivers took the lead but both Villoresi, Berg and Bira retired leaving Pietsch to win from Wilson and Wakefield.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.4Paul PietschP. PietschMaserati4CM1.5S-41448m56.6s
2.14Norman WilsonN. WilsonERAA?1.51452m17.8s+ 3m21.2s
3.12John WakefieldJ. WakefieldERAB1.5S-613
4.46Pietro GhersiScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-613
5.28Luigi PlatéL. PlatéTalbot7001.513
6.50Théophile BircherT. BircherBugattiT51 A1.512
7.48Harry HerkuleynsH. HerkuleynsMGK3 Magnette1.111
DNF24Luigi CastelbarcoE. GessnerMaserati6CM1.5S-613
DNF2Herbert BergH BergMaserati6CM1.5S-610
DNF40Luigi VilloresiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-67misfiring
DNF58"B Bira""B Bira"ERAC1.5S-61supercharger
Fastest lap: Luigi Villoresi (Maserati) in 3m05.6s = 141.2 km/h (87.7 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 124.9 km/h (77.6 mph)
Pole position lap speed: 150.3 km/h (93.4 mph)
Weather:
Heat 2:

Pole Position
54
Hug

Maserati
3m03.0s

16
Howe

ERA
2m59.1s

18
Mays

ERA
2m55.9s

22
Bianco

Maserati
3m10.1s

6
Hanson

Maserati
3m08.5s

10
Rolt

ERA
3m20.6s

38
de Teffé

Maserati
3m15.1s

44
Teagno

Maserati
3m13.0s

26
E Platé

Maserati
3m33.4s

8
Pollock

ERA
3m22.4s

34
Uboldi

Maserati
3m51.7s



The new-painted, blue works ERA's of Mays and Howe faced the Maseratis of Bianco and Hug in heat two. The ERA's took an easy 1-2-3 with Mays winning from Howe with the newcomer Tony Rolt (ex Bira ERA-B) third in his first race.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.18Raymond MaysERA LtdERAB1.5S-61446m30.0s
2.16Earl HoweERA LtdERAB?1.51447m03.1s+     33.1s
3.10Tony RoltA. RoltERAB1.5S-61449m18.6s+ 2m48.6s
4.22Ettore BiancoE. BiancoMaserati4CM1.5S-41449m46.2s+ 3m16.2s
5.54Armand HugA. HugMaserati6/4?CM1.513
6.38Manuel de TefféScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-613
7.6Robin HansonMrs Hall-SmithMaserati6CM1.5S-613
8.44Edoardo TeagnoScuderia SabaudaMaserati6CM1.5S-613
9.8Allen PollockA. PollockERAA1.5S-613
10.26Enrico PlatéE. GessnerMaserati6CM1.5S-612
DNF34Luciano UboldiGruppo VoltaMaserati6CM1.5S-611
Fastest lap: Raymond Mays (ERA) in 3m13.6s =135.4 km/h (84.1 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 131.5 km/h (81.7 mph)
Pole position lap speed: 149.0 km/h (92.6 mph)
Weather:
Final:

Pole Position
4
Pietsch

Maserati

16
Howe

ERA

18
Mays

ERA

10
Rolt

ERA

22
Bianco

Maserati

14
Wilson

ERA

54
Hug

Maserati

38
de Teffé

Maserati

6
Hanson

Maserati

44
Teagno

Maserati

48
Herkuleyns

MG

8
Pollock

ERA

12
Wakefield

ERA

28
L Platé

Talbot




Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.54Armand HugA. HugMaserati6/4?CM1.5211h10m00.5s
2.22Ettore BiancoE. BiancoMaserati4CM1.5S-4211h11m40.8s+ 1m40.3s
3.12John WakefieldJ. WakefieldERAB1.5S-6211h11m41.8s+ 1m41.3s
4.16Earl HoweERA LtdERAB?1.5211h12m00.8s+ 2m00.3s
5.38Manuel de TefféScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6211h13m00.6s+ 3m00.1s
6.14Norman WilsonN. WilsonERAA?1.5201h10m37.0s
7.44Edoardo TeagnoScuderia SabaudaMaserati6CM1.5S-6201h11m20.1s
8.8Allen PollockA. PollockERAA1.5S-6201h12m57.7s
9.10Tony RoltA. RoltERAB1.5S-619
10.48Harry HerkuleynsH. HerkuleynsMGK3 Magnette1.119
DNF28Luigi PlatéL. PlatéTalbot7001.516
DNF18Raymond MaysERA LtdERAB1.5S-611gearbox
DNF4Paul PietschP. PietschMaserati4CM1.5S-45gearbox
DNF6Robin HansonMrs Hall-SmithMaserati6CM1.5S-60stalled
Fastest lap: Raymond Mays (ERA) in 3m07.4s = 139.9 km/h (86.9 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 131.0 km/h (81.4 mph)
Weather:



Rudolf Caracciola - Mercedes-BenzRichard Seaman - Mercedes-BenzManfred von Brauchitsch - Mercedes-Benz

V GROßER PREIS DER SCHWEIZ

Bremgarten - Bern (CH), 21 August 1938
50 laps x 7.280 km (4.52 mi) = 364.0 km (226.2 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Christian KautzAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-12
4Hermann MüllerAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-12
6Tazio NuvolariAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-12
8Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-12
10Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-12
11Walter BäumerDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-12DNS - practice only
12Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-12
14Hermann LangDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-12
16Richard SeamanDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-12
18René DreyfusEcurie Bleue DelahayeDelahaye1454.5V-12
20"Raph"Ecurie Bleue DelahayeDelahaye1454.5V-12
22Giovanni MinozziG. MinozziAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
24Emilio RomanoE. RomanoAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
26Edoardo TeagnoSquadra SabaudaMaserati8CM3.0S-8
28Piero TaruffiScuderia TorinoAlfa Romeo3083.0S-8
30Adolfo MandirolaAuto-Agence S.A.Maserati8CM3.0S-8
32Max ChristenM. ChristenMaseratiTipo 262.0S-8
34Jstván de SztrihaJ. de SztrihaAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-8
36Emmanuel de GraffenriedEcurie Du Puy de GraffenriedMaserati6C343.0S-6DNS - did not start
38Giuseppe FarinaAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo3123.0V-12
40Jean-Pierre WimilleAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo3123.0V-12



Der Regenmeister

Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union entered four cars each. The race was run in heavy rain. Pole position man Seaman took the lead followed by Stuck and Caracciola. Seaman managed to open up a gap but was then trapped behind backmarkers and Caracciola caught him and took over the lead. Lang had a miserable race and retired with glass in his eye The only Auto Union driver who was going well was Müller while Stuck spun and Nuvolari had technical problems. Then with three laps to go Müller had a bad crash but escaped unhurt. The race ended with a Mercedes 1-2-3, Caracciola winning from Seaman and von Brauchitsch.
Entries:

     
Practice:
There were some changes in the driver/car combinations. Wimille had moved from Bugatti to Alfa Corse, and Bugatti were non-starters for the rest of the season. Ecurie Bleue had replaced Comotti with "Raph".
      The Maserati works team missed the Swiss GP, but both Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union entered four cars each. Seaman and Caracciola had large brake drums and had to use 22" wheels while Lang and von Brauchitsch used 19" wheels. Caracciola had liked the experimental car with its large saddle tank at Coppa Ciano and raced it again in the Swiss GP. Lang had another new car similar to Caracciola's. Between the practice sessions the Mercedes team decided to change the gear ratios of all their cars. During the final practice Seaman, who was racing his winning car from the German GP, was in great form, being over 3 seconds faster than his teammates.
      Stuck, who was replacing Hasse, was fastest of the Auto Union drivers. Nuvolari was only 8th on the grid and was looking uncomfortable in his car.
      At Saturday there was a bizarre accident in the "Prix de Bremgarten" for local drivers Hans Gübelin (BMW) surprisingly took the lead on the last lap. The flag man failed to flag him off as winner and the driver passed the finish line at full speed only to crash fatally in the next moment.
Race:
The practice had been dry but on Sunday, when the cars lined up for the start, the rain was pouring.
Pole Position
12
Caracciola

Mercedes
2m42.2s

14
Lang

Mercedes
2m42.0s

16
Seaman

Mercedes
2m38.8s

10
Brauchitsch

Mercedes
2m42.9s

8
Stuck

Auto Union
2m42.9s

42
Wimille

Alfa Romeo
2m44.3s

6
Nuvolari

Auto Union
2m43.9s

4
Müller

Auto Union
2m43.5s

40
Farina

Alfa Romeo
2m46.7s

2
Kautz

Auto Union
2m45.4s

26
Teagno

Maserati
3m03.8s

18
Dreyfus

Delaheye
2m55.9s

28
Taruffi

Alfa Romeo
2m52.6s

20
Raph

Delahaye
3m13.3s

*




30
Mandirola

Maserati
3m28.0s

32
Christen

Maserati
3m27.9s

24
Romano

Alfa Romeo
3m17.7s

34
de Sztriha

Alfa Romeo
3m31.1s

22
Minozzi

Alfa Romeo
3m29.1s

* 36 de Graffenried (Maserati) 3m11.9s DNS



Seaman did a fantastic start but Lang in second position on the grid got too much wheelspin and remained standing. He also blocked off Nuvolari and both were passed by cars on both sides. Seaman took the lead followed by Stuck, Caracciola, Müller, Kautz, von Brauchitsch and Lang. After two laps Seaman, who was doing the race of his life, had already opened up a 10 seconds gap to the rest. On lap 4 Caracciola finally took over the second position from Stuck and started the chase after Seaman. On lap 10 Lang, who was doing the worst race of his career and really was struggling in the rain, got his goggles destroyed by a stone and had to retire with glass in his eye. His car was taken over by Bäumer.
      For 11 laps Seaman held the lead while the conditions became worse and worse. There was torrential rain and appalling visibility as Seaman became trapped behind two backmarkers, who were racing each other. In no time Caracciola closed up on the trio and in a perfectly timed manoeuvre swept past all three cars to take over the lead. At the same time Stuck in third position spun his Auto Union and came into the pits for a checkout of the gas pedal. The order was now Caracciola, Seaman, Müller, Kautz, von Brauchitsch and Farina.
      The problems for the Auto Union team continued. Kautz had to retire and Nuvolari was in and out of the pits with oiled up plugs. Caracciola had lost his visor but incredibly the driver could somehow see through the rain. The only Auto Union driver who was going well was Müller in third place but with only three laps remaining Müller lost control and hit a tree. The whole rear end of the car was torn off but the driver ended up without injury with the rest of the car in a ditch.
      Caracciola took another rain victory in one of his finest performances ever. Seaman was second, only half a minute behind, after a magnificent drive that finally established him as an elite driver and von Brauchitsch completed the Mercedes triumph. Stuck was the first Auto Union home. Nuvolari, who had never been competitive during the weekend, struggled home in ninth place. The Alfa Romeos had shown their reliability by finishing fifth, sixth and seventh led home by Farina.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.12Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-12502h32m07.8s
2.16Richard SeamanDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-12502h32m33.8s+       26.0s
3.10Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-12492h33m11.6s+ 1m03.8s?
4.8Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-12482h34m12.5s
5.38Giuseppe FarinaAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo3123.0S-8482h34m34.8s
6.28Piero TaruffiScuderia TorinoAlfa Romeo3083.0S-847
7.40Jean-Pierre WimilleAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo3123.0V-1247
DNF4Hermann MüllerAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-1246run into ditch
8.20René DreyfusEcurie Bleue DelahayeDelahaye1454.5V-1246
9.6Tazio NuvolariAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-1246
10.14H. Lang / W. BäumerDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-1245
11.20"Raph"Ecurie Bleue DelahayeDelahaye1454.5V-1243
12.24Emilio RomanoE. RomanoAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-841
13.32Max ChristenM. ChristenMaseratiTipo 262.040
14.26E. Teagno / "B Bira"Squadra SabaudaMaserati8CM3.0S-839
DNF2Christian KautzAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-1219fuel leak/carburettor?
DNF30Adolfo MandirolaAuto-Agence S.A.Maserati8CM3.0S-817
DNF22Giovanni MinozziG. MinozziAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-817
DNF34Jstván de SztrihaJ. de SztrihaAlfa RomeoMonza2.6S-85
Fastest lap: Richard Seaman (Mercedes Benz) in 2m51.0s? = 153.3 km/h (95.2 mph)?
Winner's medium speed: 143.6 km/h (89.2 mph)
Pole position lap speed: 165.0 km/h (102.6 mph)
Weather: heavy rain



John Wakefield - ERAB. Bira - MaseratiEarl Howe - ERA

XI JUNIOR CAR CLUB 200 MILE RACE

Brooklands (GB), 27 August 1938 (Saturday)
88 laps x 3.648 km (2.267 mi) = 321 km (199.5 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

Over 1500 cc:
"B Bira""B Bira"Maserati8CM3.0S-8
Kenneth EvansK EvansAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8
Percy MaclureP. MaclureRiley2000/62.0S-6
Bob LaceB. LaceDarracqsports4.0
Christopher StanilandC. StanilandMulti Union2.9S-8
Francis AshbyF. AshbyAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8DNS - piston
Arthur HydeA. HydeMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNS - did not start
 
1500 cc:
Raymond MaysR. MaysERAD1.5S-6
Earl HoweEarl HoweERAC1.5S-6
John WakefieldJ. WakefieldERAB1.5S-6
Reggie TongueR. TongueERAB1.5S-6
Tony RoltA. RoltERAB1.5S-6
William CottonW. CottonERAB1.5S-6
Ian ConnellI. ConnellERAB1.5S-6
Arthur DobsonA. C. DobsonERAB1.5S-6
Robin HansonMrs Hall-SmithMaserati6CM1.5S-6
Peter AitkenP. AitkenMaserati6CM1.5S-6
Teddy RaysonE. RaysonMaserati4CM1.5S-4
Leslie BrookeL. BrookeBrooke-AltaSpl.1.5S-4
Anthony BeadleA. H. BeadleAltaS-4
Lord AveburyLord AveburyAltaS-4
George AbecassisG. AbecassisAlta1.5S-4
Norman WilsonN. WilsonERAA1.1S-6
 
1100 cc:
Angus Cuddon-FletcherA. Cuddon-FletcherMG1.1
Herbert Stuart WiltonH. Stuart WiltonMG1.1
Stanley SmithS. SmithMG1.1
H. D. WolleyH. D. WolleyMG1.1
Ian NicholsI. NicholsMG1.1



Wakefield's first major victory

Bira took the lead at the start of the race followed by Tongue and Dobson but soon Mays was up to second. Mays dropped back in the order when he did his pit stop as did Bira. Bira advanced again to second position but was unable to do anything to Wakefield, who did a fast pit stop without changing tyres and went on to win from Bira and Earl Howe.
The J.C.C. 200 was back at Brooklands after two years at Donington. The race was run in three classes: formula libre, voiturette 1.5 litre and voiturette 1.1 litre.
Entries:

     
Practice:
Bira in his Maserati was fastest during practice with a time of 1m49s.
Race:

Pole Position

Cotton

ERA

Bira

Maserati

Staniland

Multi-Union

Mays

ERA

Tongue

ERA

Dobson

ERA

Wakefield

ERA

Lace

Darracq

Beadle

Alta

Howe

ERA

Evans

Alfa Romeo

Connell

ERA

Maclure

Riley

Rolt

ERA

Lord Avebury

Alta

Hanson

Maserati

Fletcher

M.G.

Rayson

Maserati

Smith

M.G.

Wooley

M.G.

Stuart Wilton

M.G.

Abecassis

Alta

Brooke

Brooke

Nickols

M.G.

Aitken

Maserati

Wilson

ERA



Bira took the lead at the start of the race followed by Tongue and Dobson but soon Mays was up to second in his ERA while Tongue fell back. Staniland was an early retirement. After 8 laps Mays, who now was trailing Bira by 9 seconds, made a stop for new plugs leaving Bira to lead from Dobson and Wakefield.
      Order after 10 laps: Bira, Dobson 9s behind, Wakefield 24s behind.
      Order after 20 laps: Bira, Dobson 18s behind, Wakefield 37s behind.
      At lap 22 Dobson retired with an engine failure and the order was now Bira, Wakefield, Cotton and Tongue. Order after 30 laps: Bira, Wakefield 1m46s behind, Tongue 2m05s behind.
      Order after 40 laps: Bira, Wakefield 46s behind, Tongue 1m01s behind.
      At 42 laps Bira made his pitstop dropping back in the field.
      Order after 50 laps: Wakefield 46s, Tongue 21s behind, Bira 1m31s behind.
      Bira was back to 2nd after 60 laps but 72s behind Wakefield with Tongue a further 87s behind Bira. With failing brakes Bira was unable to do anything to Wakefield.
      Order after 70 laps: Wakefield, Bira 1m34s behind, Tongue 2m31s behind, .
      Wakefield did a 20s pit stop for fuel without changing tyres and went into the lead. Order after 80 laps: Wakefield, Bira 44s behind, Howe 5m21s behind, .
      Wakefield went on to win by on to win by 34 seconds from Bira and Earl Howe.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusClass Res.

1.John WakefieldJ. WakefieldERAB1.5S-6882h48m37.7s1st 1500 cc class
2."B Bira""B Bira"Maserati8CM3.0S-8882h49m11s1st GP class
3.Earl HoweEarl HoweERAC1.5S-6862h50m16s2nd 1500 cc class
4.Kenneth EvansK EvansAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8852nd GP class
5.Reggie TongueR. TongueERAB1.5S-6833rd 1500 cc class
6.Percy MaclureP. MaclureRiley2000/62.0S-6833rd GP class
7.Tony RoltA. RoltERAB1.5S-6824th 1500 cc class
?Angus Cuddon-FletcherA. Cuddon-FletcherMG1.1821st 1100 cc class
?Herbert Stuart WiltonH. Stuart WilsonMG1.1812nd 1100 cc class
?Stanley SmithS. SmithMG1.1803rd 1100 cc class
?H. Wolley / P. MonkhouseH. WolleyMG1.1794th 1100 cc class
?Teddy RaysonE. RaysonMaserati4CM1.5S-4785th 1500 cc class
?William CottonW. CottonERAB1.5S-6
?Anthony H. BeadleA. H. BeadleAltaS-4
?Lord AveburyLord AveburyAltaS-4
?George AbecassisG. AbecassisAlta1.5S-4
?Ian NicholsI. NicholsMG1.1
?Peter AitkenP. AitkenMaserati6CM1.5S-6
?Norman WilsonN. WilsonERAA1.1S-6
DNFBob LaceB. LaceDarracqsports4.0gasket
DNFIan ConnellI. ConnellERAB1.5S-6brakes
DNFArthur DobsonA. C. DobsonERAB1.5S-622piston
DNFLeslie BrookeL. BrookeBrooke-AltaSpl.1.5S-4big end
DNFRaymond MaysR. MaysERAD1.5S-614scavenge pump
DNFRobin HansonMrs Hall-SmithMaserati6CM1.5S-613gearbox
DNFChristopher StanilandC. StanilandMulti Union2.9S-8
Fastest lap: ?
Winner's medium speed: 114.2 km/h (70.97 mph)
Weather:



Armand Hug - MaseratiHerbert Berg - MaseratiJean Delorme - Bugatti

GRAND PRIX DE LA BAULE
(Voiturette 1500cc)

La Baule (F), 28 August 1938
Planned: 50 laps x 3.0 km (1.86 mi) = 150.0 km (93.2 mi)
Shorted down to 40 laps x 3.0 km (1.86 mi) = 120.0 km (74.6 mi) (Note 1)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

1"Raph""Raph"Maserati6CM1.5S-6
2Jean TrémouletJ. TrémouletBugattiT37A1.5S-4
3Jean DelormeJ. DelormeBugattiT51A1.5S-8
4Maurice MestivierM. MestivierAmilcarMC01.1S-6
5Armand HugEcurie HelvetiaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
6Amédée GordiniEquipe GordiniSimcaT81.1S-4
7Ettore BiancoScuderia SabaudaMaserati4CM1.5S-4DNA - did not appear
8Jean BreilletEquipe GordiniSimcaT81.1S-4
9Francis GuerinF. GuerinBugattiT37A1.5S-4
10Georges GrignardG. GrignardAmilcarMC01.1S-6
11Yves MatraY. MatraMaserati4CM1.5S-4DNA - did not appear
12René DreyfusR. DreyfusMaserati6CM1.5S-6
14Herbert BergEcurie HelvetiaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
15Secondo CorsiS. CorsiMaserati4CM1.5S-4



A Swiss on the beach

In this minor race the only real challengers for the victory were Hug and GP driver Dreyfus (Maserati 6CM), so when Dreyfus had to retire Hug was able to take his second victory in a week from Berg's Scuderia Altona Maserati and Delorme's ancient Bugatti. The race was shortened due to the fact that the tide coming in on the beach.
Entries:

     
Practice:
Race:

Pole Position
14
Berg

Maserati
1m38.0s

5
Hug

Maserati
1m34.0s

12
Dreyfus

Maserati
1m32.8s

3
Delorme

Bugatti
1m43.8s

1
"Raph"

Maserati
1m42.0s

Rest of grid unknown.




Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.5Armand HugEcurie HelvetiaMaserati4CM1.5S-4401h05m16s
2.14Herbert BergEcurie HelvetiaMaserati6CM1.5S-6391h05m54s
3.3Jean DelormeJ. DelormeBugattiT51A1.5S-8371h06m10s
4.4Maurice MestivierM. MestivierAmilcarMC01.1S-6351h05m21s
5.6Amédée GordiniEquipe GordiniSimcaT81.1S-4351h05m38s
6.9Francis GuerinF. GuerinBugattiT37A1.5S-4341h05m39s
7.8Jean BreilletEquipe GordiniSimcaT81.1S-4341h05m50s
8.15Secondo CorsiS. CorsiMaserati4CM1.5S-4341h06m05s
9.10Georges GrignardG. GrignardAmilcarMC01.1S-6331h07m21s
DNF2Jean TrémouletJ. TrémouletBugattiT37A1.5S-429throttle slide
DNF12René DreyfusR. DreyfusMaserati6CM1.5S-615piston
DNF1"Raph""Raph"Maserati6CM1.5S-63piston
Fastest lap: Armand Hug (Maserati) in 1m39s = 109.1 km/h (67.8 mph) (Note 1)
Winner's medium speed: 108.7 km/h (67.5 mph)
Pole position lap speed: 116.4 km/h (72.3 mph)
Weather:

Footnote:
1. This is a rather mysterious race regarding track length and results. If the track was indeed 3 km then Armand Hug's fastest lap speed in my mind comes too close to his medium speed to be correct. Sheldon gives a lap speed of 75.40 mph and Rémi Paolozzi in an article at Forix 8W 121,348 km/h corresponding to track length of 3.337 km even if they both clime a track length of 3 km.

Star 28 August 1938: Hans Stuck (Auto Union) wins the Großer Bergpreis von Deutschland hillclimb on Großglockner, Germany (Austria).
Star 3 September 1938: Louis Gérard (Delage) wins the RAC Tourist Trophy sports car handicap race at Donington Park, England. (Results)



Luigi Villoresi - Maserati (Scuderia Ambrosiana)Franco Cortese - Maserati (Scuderia Ambrosiana)Paul Pietsch - Maserati

IV° COPPA EDDA CIANO
(Voiturette 1500cc)

Circuit of Lucca - Lucca (I), 4 September 1938
60 laps 2.35 km (1.46 mi) = 141.0 km (87.6 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Luigi VilloresiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
4Ettore BiancoScuderia SabaudaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
6Andrea BrezziScuderia TorinoMaserati4CM1.5S-4
8Emilio VilloresiAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8DNA - did not appear
10Paul PietschP. PietschMaserati4CM1.5S-4
12Secondo CorsiS. CorsiMaserati4CM1.5S-4
14Guido BarbieriG. BarbieriMaserati6CM1.5S-6
16Piero TaruffiScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
18Francesco SeveriAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8DNA - did not appear
20Arialdo RuggeriA. RuggeriMaserati6CM1.5S-6
22Giovanni RoccoG. RoccoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
24Enrico PlatéE. Platé?DNA - did not appear
26Pino BaruffiGruppo VoltaMaserati4CM1.5S-4
28Franco CorteseScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
30BagnoliBagnoliMaserati4CM1.5S-4DNA - did not appear
32Enrico GessnerScuderia GessnerMaserati4CM1.5S-4DNA - did not appear



Another Villoresi victory

Two Alfa Romeo entries were again withdrawn, leaving an all-Maserati field to fight for the victory. Bianco took an early lead followed by Luigi Villoresi and Pietsch. Then Villoresi passed Bianco and took command of the race. Pietsch was fighting through the field having lost several places after a spin. At half distance Bianco had to retire leaving 2nd place to Cortese. At the end Pietsch was able to retake the 3rd position he had held before his spin.
Entries:

     
Practice:
Race:

Pole Position
28
Cortese

Maserati
1m28.8s

10
Pietsch

Maserati
1m28.6s

2
L Villoresi

Maserati
1m25.8s

4
Bianco

Maserati
1m30.0s

16
Taruffi

Maserati
1m29.2s

22
Rocco

Maserati
1m29.0s

12
Corsi

Maserati
1m50.0s

6
Brezzi

Maserati
1m43.4s

14
Barbieri

Maserati
1m32.4s

26
Baruffi

Maserati


20
Ruggeri

Maserati


(Note 1)




Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.2Luigi VilloresiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6601m36m02.2s
2.28Franco CorteseScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6601h36m52.6s+     50.4s
3.10Paul PietschP. PietschMaserati4CM1.5S-4601h37m05.4s+ 1m03.2s
4.16Piero TaruffiScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6591h36m09.0s
5.22Giovanni RoccoG. RoccoMaserati6CM1.5S-6591h37m49.0s
6.14Guido BarbieriG. BarbieriMaserati6CM1.5S-6581h26m57.0s
7.26Pino BaruffiGruppo VoltaMaserati4CM1.5S-4571h36m32.0s
8.20Arialdo RuggeriA. RuggeriMaserati6CM1.5S-6541h36.28.2s
9.12Secondo CorsiS. CorsiMaserati4CM1.5S-4511h36m39.0s
10.6Andrea BrezziScuderia TorinoMaserati4CM1.5S-4501h36m12.6s
DNF4Ettore BiancoScuderia SabaudaMaserati4CM1.5S-429transmission
Fastest lap: Paul Pietsch (Maserati) in 1m30.8s = 93.2 km/h (57.2 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 88.1 km/h (54.7 mph)
Pole position lap speed: 98.6 km/h (61.3 mph)
Weather:

Footnote:
1. Grid reconstructed from practice times in news paper "Il Littoriale" following 1937 grid appearence.


Star 10 September 1938:Chris Staniland (Multi-Union) wins the Phoenix Park race at Phoenix Park - Dublin, Ireland.



Jimmy Snyder - Burd Piston RingRex Mays - WeirickDuke Nalon - Dryer

SYRACUSE 100 Mile

Syracuse - New York (USA), 10 September 1938 (Saturday)
100 laps x 1.61 km (1.00 mi) = 160.9 km (100.0 mi)



No.DriverEntrant

2Ted HornRiverside Tire
3George ConnorMarion Miller
4George BaileyGerber
5Frank WearneNyquist
6Jimmy SnyderBurd Piston Ring
8Rex MaysWeirick
10Floyd DavisLion Oil
12Miny DugattaWhalen ChromeDNQ
14Bill CummingsLoop Cafe
15Mauri RoseO'Day
18Jack RussellTrevis-HalDNQ
22Joel ThorneThrone EngineeringDNQ
23Floyd RobertsBurd Piston RingDNQ
24Henry GuerandStrupp MillerDNQ
25Duke NalonDreyer
26George RobsonConze
29Walt BrownWilliams FordDNQ
33Hank RogersSingerDNQ
34Buster WarkeWarke MillerDNQ
35Kelly PetilloPetillo
37Al Miller IIFreeman DADNQ
55Doc KeimAmblerDNQ
66Billy DeVoreAmbler
73Tom HinnershitzGerber



Syracuse but not Sicily

This race on a one mile dirt oval at New York State Fairgrounds was the second part of the American two-race AAA National Championship but with the Indy 500 giving five times as much points, this race really did not influence the championship, race winner Jimmy Snyder only finishing tenth overall.
Entries:

     
Practice:
The first seven starting positions qualified during the first day and the other seven qualified during the second day. Jimmy Snyder took pole position with a speed of 87.357 mph.
Race:

Pole Position
6
Snyder


2
Horn


14
Cummings


8
Mays


15
Rose


3
Connor


25
Nalon


35
Petillo


10
Davis


4
Bailey


73
Hinnershitz


26
Robson


66
DeVore


5
Wearne




According to New York Times there were 70,000 spectators for the race. Ted Horn led the first six laps. Then Jimmy Snyder, a 28-year-old former milk wagon driver from Chicago, took over the lead and held it till the end of the race. The Syracuse win was Snyder's only National Championship victory. He was killed in a midget racing accident near Cahokia, Illinois in 1939.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantLapsTime/StatusSpeed

1.6Jimmy SnyderBurd Piston Ring1001h11m15.28s 84.205 mph
2.8Rex MaysWeirick1001h11m26.67s83.981 mph
3.25Duke NalonDryer1001h12m57.18s82.245 mph
4.2Ted HornRiverside Tire1001h12m58.99s82.211 mph
5.15Mauri RoseO'Day1001h13m09.58s82.012 mph
6.3George ConnorMarion Miller1001h13m21.39s81.792 mph
7.10Floyd DavisLion Oil99
8.14B. Cummings/R. SnowbergerLoop Cafe98
DNF73Tom HinnershitzGerber95crash
DNF66Billy DeVoreAmbler75engine
DNF26George RobsonConze55engine
DNF35Kelly PetilloPetillo45overheating
DNF5Frank WearneNyquist35crash
DNF4GeorgeBailey Gerber20engine
Fastest lap: ?
Winner's medium speed: 135.5 km/h (84.205) mph
Pole position: Jimmy Snyder in 41.21 s = 140.6 km/h (87.357 mph)



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