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Caracciola (Mercedes-Benz)Müller (Auto Union)Pietsch (Maserati)

XII GROßER PREIS VON DEUTSCHLAND

Nürburgring (D), 23 July 1939
22 laps x 22.81 km (14.17 mi) = 501.82 km (311.8 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

2Tazio NuvolariAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-12
4Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-12
6Hermann MüllerAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-12
8Rudolf HasseAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-12
10Georg MeierAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-12
12Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-12
14Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-12
16Hermann LangDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-12
18-Daimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-12DNA
20Hans Hugo HartmannDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-12DNS - reserve driver
20Heinz BrendelDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-12took Hartmann's place
22Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoTipo 3083.0S-8
24René DreyfusEcurie Lucy O'Reilly SchellDelahayeT1454.5V-12also practiced T155
26"Raph"Ecurie Lucy O'Reilly SchellDelahayeT1454.5V-12
28Robert MazaudR. MazaudDelahayeT135CS4.5S-6
30Luigi VilloresiOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati8CTF3.0S-8
32Paul PietschOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati8CTF3.0S-8
34Armand HugA. HugMaserati4CM1.5S-4DNA - driver injured at Albi
36Adolfo MandirolaA. MandirolaMaserati8CM3.0S-8
38Hans DipperSüddeutsche RenngemeinschaftMaserati6CM1.5S-6DNA
40Leonhard JoaSüddeutsche RenngemeinschaftMaserati4CM1.5S-4



Sixth time for the Rain Master
Entries:
Auto Union entered no less than five cars for the race against four for Mercedes-Benz. The Maserati works team sent two of their fast 8CTF cars for their only start of the season but the only Alfa Romeo was Sommer's private 8 cylinder car. The Schell's were there with their Delahayes and Süddeutsche Renngemeinschaft with their silver colored Maseratis. Mandirola's and Mazaud's private entries completed the field. Mercedes-Benz had worked hard to cure the engine problems that had occurred during the French GP and were now confident that the cars would stand the whole distance..
     
Practice:
Practice was all about just one man, Hermann Lang. The Mercedes driver was in a class of his own, finally beating even Rosemeyer's pole time from 1937 with a 9:43.1 lap. Von Brauchitsch and Caracciola completed an all Mercedes front row. Brendel made a fine debut, being faster than Nuvolari during practice. Nuvolari's car had started to burn after the last practice session and Meier had both gone off the track and destroyed an engine so the Auto Union team had a lot of work to do before the race.
Race:
Some 250,000 - 300,000 spectators turned up to what would be the last German GP for a considerable time. During practice the weather had been sunny but now the sky was grey with fog in the woods and drizzling rain on several places of the track. As giant variants of the modern Goodyear blimps two Zeppelins (Note 1) flew over the scene.The cars lined up according to their practice times like this:
Pole Position
12
Caracciola

Mercedes-Benz
9m56.0s

14
Brauchitsch

Mercedes-Benz
9m51.0s

16
Lang

Mercedes-Benz
9m43.1s

20
Brendel

Mercedes-Benz
10m09.4s

6
Müller

Auto Union
9m59.3s

32
Pietsch

Maserati
10m14.0s

4
Stuck

Auto Union
10m13.4s

2
Nuvolari

Auto Union
10m11.2s

8
Hasse

Auto Union
10m22.3s

10
Meier

Auto Union
10m19.0s

22
Sommer

Alfa Romeo
12m03.3s

24
Dreyfus

Delahaye
11m28.0s

30
L Villoresi

Maserati
10m26.0s

26
Raph

Delahaye
12m16.2s

40
Joa

Maserati
12m15.2s

36
Mandirola

Maserati
13m12.2s

28
Mazaud

Delahaye
12m53.0s



When the light turned to green von Brauchitsch made a perfect start to lead the field into the Südkehre followed by Stuck, Lang and Caracciola. But coming to the curve Lang cut in in front of the field to take the lead and then went away with such a speed that spectators on the far side of the track must have thought that some accident had happened to the rest of the competitors. In fact Lang hardly believed his eyes when the pits showed a lead of 28 seconds after one lap.
      Von Brauchitsch was second followed by Müller, Caracciola, Nuvolari and Pietsch. Stuck and Sommer were already out of the race and Villoresi was in the pit for new plugs but Pietsch in the sister car was really flying, passing car after car.
      Lang took the second lap a bit easier to open the lead to "only" 40 seconds. But on lap 3 Lang heard the same noise as in the French GP and decided to retire to the pits rather than to have his engine destroyed. Von Brauchitsch also went into the pits for new plugs and suddenly, to the surprise of all, Pietsch's Maserati was leading the German GP. But the fun lasted less than a lap as Pietsch had brake problems and he had to let Nuvolari past and made a pitstop for adjustments.
      Neubauer sent junior driver Brendel a signal to come in so that Lang could take over the car. But Brendel refused to obey and instead made a 10:28 lap, the fastest of the race so far. Before the Adenauer Brügge Pietsch's Maserati spun in front of Brendel and the Mercedes driver went into a ditch destroying the car, arousing Neubauer's anger. As the driver phoned the pits and asked for a car to pick him up he was told by Neubauer in no uncertain terms that he could start walking. It was now raining over the whole track and the cold created plug troubles to several cars including Meier and Pietsch. Nuvolari was leading from Müller and Caracciola in the sole remaining Mercedes as von Brauchitsch had retired, too. Caracciola soon advanced to second position, 5 seconds behind the leading Auto Union. Meanwhile Villoresi retired his Maserati with a split tank.
      For five laps Nuvolari led the race but then he had to make a one minute stop for engine inspection leaving the lead to Caracciola. On the next lap Nuvolari made a new stop for fuel and tyres falling further back. The order was now: Caracciola, Hasse, Müller, Nuvolari, Pietsch, Dreyfus, Meier, Joa, "Raph", Mazaud and Mandirola. Caracciola made a 1:23 minute pitstop for fuel, tyres and plugs on lap 9 falling back to third place. The Auto Union team made faster stops and now Hasse (37 s stop) was leading Müller (44 s stop) by 15 seconds, followed by Caracciola, Nuvolari, Pietsch, Meier and Dreyfus.
      The rain increased and the rain specialist Caracciola soon passed Müller for second place. The front stub axle broke on Meier's Auto Union when he went down the Fuchsröhre and the front wheels started to move in different directions. The driver was fortunate to be able to stop the car without damage. Caracciola passed also Hasse to take the lead and when Hasse tried to answer he went off the slippery track and had to retire leaving only two Auto Unions to challenge the Mercedes.
      Müller was now second half a minute behind Caracciola and Nuvolari a distant third suffering from engine problems. Nuvolari made his second fuel stop on lap 16. Pietsch had spun twice and had made four pit stops but the Maserati was still making good speed in fourth place.
      On lap 18 Caracciola made an 18 seconds stop for fuel only without losing his lead. Nuvolari's engine exploded in a spectacular way and Müller in the last remaining Auto Union also made a short stop for fuel. On the last laps Caracciola raced in dominant style, making the fastest lap of the race, and he took the flag to win the German GP for the sixth time. It was to be Caracciola's last victory.
      Müller finished second and Pietsch third despite his problems. Dreyfus, "Raph" and Mazaud took the next places, showing that the Delahaye sportscars even if they lacked speed did not lack reliability. However Laurie Schell had now had enough of the Delahayes and the team immediately made arrangements for buying the works Maseratis instead.
In retrospect:
After the race Lang's car was tested by Uhlenhaut but he could find no fault. Then an angry Lang demanded the engine to be dismantled on the spot, revealing a piston seizure.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.12Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-12224h08m41.4s
2.6Hermann MüllerAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-12224h09m39.3s+ 57.9s
3.32Paul PietschOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati8CTF3.0S-821
4.24René DreyfusEcurie Lucy O'Reilly SchellDelahayeT1454.5V-1220
5.26"Raph"Ecurie Lucy O'Reilly SchellDelahayeT1454.5V-1219
6.28Robert MazaudR. MazaudDelahayeT135CS4.5S-619
7.40Leonhard JoaSüddeutsche RenngemeinschaftMaserati4CM1.5S-419
DNF2Tazio NuvolariAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-1218engine
DNF8Rudolf HasseAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-1211crash
DNF10Georg MeierAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-1210/13? broken front stub axle
DSQ36Adolfo MandirolaA. MandirolaMaserati8CM3.0S-89DSQ - wrong refueling procedure
DNF30Luigi VilloresiOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati8CTF3.0S-86spin/fuel tank
DNF14Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-125leaking tank
DNF20Heinz BrendelDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-123crash
DNF16Hermann LangDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-BenzW1543.0V-122engine
DNF22Raymond SommerR. SommerAlfa RomeoTipo 3083.0S-80engine
DNF4Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto UnionD3.0V-120fuel pipe
Fastest lap: Rudolf Caracciola (Mercedes) on lap 20 in 10m24.2s (10m24.0s?) = 131.6 km/h (81.7 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 121.1 km/h (75.2 mph)
Pole position speed: 140.8 km/h (87.5 mph)
Weather:


Footnote:
1. They were the largest airships in the world, the LZ 127 and LZ 130, both named "Graf Zeppelin". The former was famous for its round-the-world flights in the late 20s and South America trips in the 30s, the latter was the sister ship of the infamous LZ 129 "Hindenburg" and had never done any trips with passengers. While waiting for helium gas to come available for passenger trips the Zeppelins were used for propaganda and for electronic espionage along the borders.



Farina (Alfa Romeo)Cortese (Maserati)Pintacuda (Alfa Romeo)

XIX COPPA CIANO

Livorno (I), 30 July 1939
Amateur race: 20 laps 5.8 km (3.6 mi) = 116 km (72.1 mi)
Coppa Ciano: 60 laps x 5.8 km km (3.6 mi) = 348 km (216.2 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

Group I, individuals:
2Enrico PlatéE. PlatéMaserati6CM1.5S-6
4Edoardo TeagnoScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
6MeregalliMeregalli?DNA
8"Ventidue""Ventidue"RoccaDNA
10Emilio RomanoE. RomanoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
12Dioscoride LanzaScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
12Roberto BonomiScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6DNS - alternative driver
12Pino BaruffiScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6DNS - alternative driver
14Arialdo RuggeriScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
16Gualtiero GaragnaniScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
16Mario VenturelliScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6DNS - alternative driver
18Catullo LamiC LamiMaserati6CM1.5S-6
20Vico PaglianoC LamiMaserati6CM1.5S-6DNA
22Giorgio PelassaScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
24Luigi PlatéL. PlatéTalbot7001.5
26Guido BarbieriG. BarbieriMaserati6CM1.5S-6
28Secondo CorsiS. CorsiMaserati6CM1.5S-6
30Andrea BrezziScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
Group II, teams:
32Giuseppe FarinaAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8
34"Nando" AldrighettiAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8
36Leonhard JoaSüddeutsche RenngemainschaftMaserati4CM1.5S-4DNA
38Luigi VilloresiOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-4
40Giovanni RoccoOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-4
42Franco CorteseOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-4
44Emmanuel de GraffenriedEcurie AutosportMaserati6CM1.5S-6
46Piero TaruffiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
48Clemente BiondettiAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8
50John WakefieldJ. WakefieldMaserati4CL1.5S-4DNA
52Paul PietschP. PietschMaserati6CM1.5S-6
54Carlo PintacudaAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8
56Carlo Felice TrossiOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-4
58Heinz DipperSüddeutsche RenngemainschaftMaserati6CM1.5S-6private entry



Farina ending up on top in a good Alfa Romeo vs. Maserati duel.
Entries:
Practice:
Race 1 ("Junior")

Pole Position
30
Brezzi

Maserati

?
Maserati
4
Teagno

Maserati


     
Rest of grid unknown

     



Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.4Edoardo TeagnoScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-62056m29.6s
2.18Catullo LamiC LamiMaserati6CM1.5S-62056m30.0s+ 0.4s
3.30Andrea BrezziScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-62056m32.8s+ 3.2s
4.12Dioscoride LanzaScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-61956m35.4s
5.28Secondo CorsiS. CorsiMaserati6CM1.5S-61757m18.8s
DNF24Luigi PlatéL. PlatéTalbot7001.5?
DNF2Enrico PlatéE. PlatéMaserati6CM1.5S-6?
DNF10Emilio RomanoE. RomanoMaserati6CM1.5S-6?
DNF26Guido BarbieriG. BarbieriMaserati6CM1.5S-6?
DNF16Gualtiero GaragnaniScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6?
DNF14Arialdo RuggeriScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6?
DNF22Giorgio PelassaScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6?
Fastest lap: Andrea Brezzi (Maserati) in 2m45.2s = 126.4 km/h (78.5 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 123.2 km/h (76.6 mph)
Weather:

Race 2 (Coppa Ciano)

Pole Position
48
Biondetti

Alfa Romeo

42
Cortese

Maserati

32
Farina

Alfa Romeo

52
Pietsch?

Maserati

34
Aldrighetti

Alfa Romeo

38
L Villoresi

Maserati

44
Graffenried

Maserati

40
Rocco

Maserati

46
Taruffi

Maserati

56
Trossi?

Maserati

54
Pintacuda

Alfa Romeo



Just as in Tripoli the 1939 Coppa Ciano was a race for Voiturettes only. Before the main race there was a "junior" race won by Teagno (Maserati). In the main race the Alfa Corse team with Farina, Biondetti Aldrighetti and Pintacuda faced seven Maseratis with drivers including Cortese, Taruffi, Pietsch and Villoresi. Farina took command of the race and led from start to finish pulling away by 2-3 seconds per lap. Behind him Villoresi held second place with Cortese, Biondetti and Taruffi fighting for the third position. Biondetti got problems and handed over the car to Severi while Biondetti himself took over Pintacuda's car. Villoresi had to retire leaving Cortese to take second place far behind Farina.
In retrospect:

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.32Giuseppe FarinaAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8602h30m10.4s
2.42Franco CorteseOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-459
3.54C Pintacuda / C BiondettiAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-857
4.46Piero TaruffiScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-656
5.48C Biondetti / F SeveriAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-852
DNF38Luigi VilloresiOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-442half shaft
DNF52Paul PietschP. PietschMaserati6CM1.5S-633
DNF34"Nando" AldrighettiAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-831
DNF40Giovanni RoccoOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-430half shaft
DNF56Carlo Felice TrossiOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-426
DNF44Emmanuel de GraffenriedEcurie AutosportMaserati6CM1.5S-614
Fastest lap: Giuseppe Farina (Alfa Romeo) in 2m24.8s = 144.2 km/h (89.6 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 139.0 km/h (86.4 mph)
Weather:


Star 30 July 1939: Mays (ERA) wins the Prescott Hillclimb in Gloucestershire, England.
Star 6 August 1939: Le Bégue (Talbot MD 90) wins the Grand Prix du Comminges on the St Gaudens track in France. (Results)
Star 6 August 1939: Lang (Mercedes-Benz) wins the Großer Bergpreis von Deutschland hillclimb on Großglockner, Germany (Austria).



Mays (ERA)Bira (Maserati) - new Siamese color schemeAitken (ERA)

CAMPBELL TROPHY

Brooklands (GB), 7 August 1939
10 laps x 3.648 km (2.267 mi) = 36.5 km (22.7 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

Raymond MaysR. MaysERAD2.0S-6
"B Bira""B Bira"Maserati8CM3.0S-8
Peter AitkenP. AitkenERAB1.5S-6
Robert ArbuthnotR. ArbuthnotAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
Christopher StanilandC. StanilandMulti UnionII3.5S-8
William CottonW. CottonERAA1.5S-6
HorsfallHorsfallERAB1.5S-6
Peter WhiteheadP. WhiteheadERAB1.5S-6
Christopher StanilandC. StanilandMulti UnionII2.9S-8DNA
Dick ShuttleworthR. ShuttleworthAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8DNA
Kenneth EvansK EvansAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8DNA
Francis AshbyF. AshbyAlfa RomeoTipo B2.9S-8DNA
Anthony H. BeadleA. H. BeadleAlta2.0S-4DNA
Percy MaclureP. MaclureRiley2000/62.0S-6DNA
Robert AnsellR. AnsellERAB1.5S-6DNA
Arthur HydeA. HydeMaserati8CM3.0S-8DNA
Leslie BrookeL. BrookeBrooke-AltaSpl1.5S-4DNA



.....
The Campbell trophy scratch race was a part of the B.A.R.C. August meeting.
Entries:
Practice:
Race:

 
Grid in line across the track



In retrospect:

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.Raymond MaysR. MaysERAD2.0S-610~18m24.2s
2."B Bira""B Bira"Maserati8CM3.0S-810~18m37.6s+ 13.4s
3.Peter AitkenP. AitkenERAB1.5S-610
?Robert ArbuthnotR. ArbuthnotAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-810
?Christopher StanilandC. StanilandMulti UnionII2.9S-810
?William CottonW. CottonERAA1.5S-610
?HorsfallHorsfallERAB1.5S-610
?Peter WhiteheadP. WhiteheadERAB1.5S-610
Fastest lap: ~1m48.4s = 121.2 km/h (75.3 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 118.9 km/h (73.91 mph)
Weather:


Star 10-12 August 1939: Mercedes-Benz made tests on Nürburgring to solve the engine troubles. Mercedes-Benz used an advanced carburettor system with an "extra" carburettor (known as the Zusatzvergaser) coming on in several programmable steps at high RPMs. It turned out that the Zusatzvergaser could stuck in an open position. That drenched the plugs and cylinders with fuel destroying the piston rings and making the engine to fail. The troubles were solved with modified carburettors, a loss of 10 BHP and 300 RPM.
Star 11 August 1939: Jean Bugatti, the 27 year old son of Ettore Bugatti dies in a 200 km/h crash on the Molsheim-Strasbourg highway. He was testing a T57C near Duppigheim at 10 p.m. when he run over a cyclist that came in from a side path. The cyclist survived with broken wrists but Bugatti lost control, and the car turned left and went off the road hitting two pear trees, it then bounced across the road and hit yet another tree on the right side The car split in half lengthwise and Bugatti was thrown out and was found dead with his hand still holding the remains of the steering wheel.



Biondetti (Alfa Romeo)Pintacuda (Alfa Romeo)Farina (Alfa Romeo)

XV° COPPA ACERBO

Pescara (I), 13 August 1939
4 laps x 25.8 km (16.0 mi) = 103.2 km (64.1 mi)
14 laps x 25.8 km (16.0 mi) = 361.2 km (224.2 mi)



No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngine

Group I, individuals:
2Gianfranco ComottiScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
2Giorgio PelassaScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6DNS - alternative driver
4Edoardo TeagnoScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
6Dioscoride LanzaScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
8Andrea BrezziScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
10Luigi PlatéL. PlatéTalbot7001.5S-8
12Arialdo RuggeriScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
14Carlo BonomiScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
16Secondo CorsiS. CorsiMaserati6CM1.5S-6
18Catullo LamiC. LamiMaserati6CM1.5S-6
20Gualtiero GaragnaniScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
22Guido BarbieriG. BarbieriMaserati6CM1.5S-6
24Enrico PlatéE. PlatéMaserati6CM1.5S-6
Group II, teams:
26Luigi VilloresiOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-4
28Giovanni RoccoOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-4
30Heinz DipperSüddeutsche RenngemainschaftMaserati6CM1.5S-6DNA
32Giuseppe FarinaAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8
34Franco CorteseOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-4
36Leonhard JoaSüddeutsche RenngemainschaftMaserati4CM1.5S-4DNA
38"Nando" AldrighettiAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8DNS - fatal crash in practice
38Carlo PintacudaAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8
40Allen PollockA. PollockERAA1.5S-6
42Paul PietschOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-4DNA
44Clemente BiondettiAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8
46Francesco SeveriAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8



Quadruple Alfa
Entries:
Practice:
Race 1 ("Junior")
--------------
Pole Position
4
Teagno

Maserati

18
Lami

Maserati

6
Lanza

Maserati

14
Bonomi

Maserati

8
Brezzi

Maserati

24
E Platé

Maserati

10
L Platé

Talbot

16
Corsi

Maserati

22
Barbieri

Maserati

12
Ruggeri

Maserati

20
Garganani

Maserati

2
Comotti

Maserati



Coppa Acerbo was another GP race changed to Voiturette status. During practice motor cycle racer and Alfa Romeo newcomer Aldrighetti crashed and became trapped in the burning car receiving fatal wounds. This was the second fatal accident in less than two months for the Alfa Corse team. However, the team decided to start in the race. As in Coppa Ciano the main race was preceded by a "junior" race with the top finishers (Barbieri, Teagno and Lami) allowed to enter the main race.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.22Guido BarbieriG. BarbieriMaserati6CM1.5S-6450m57.98s
2.4Edoardo TeagnoScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6453m34.70s+ 2m36.72s
3.18Catullo LamiC. LamiMaserati6CM1.5S-6454m49.55s+ 3m51.57s
4.10Luigi PlatéL. PlatéTalbot7001.541h00m27.00s+ 9m29.02s
5.16Secondo CorsiS. CorsiMaserati6CM1.5S-641h03m33.49s+ 12m35.51s
DNF14Carlo BonomiScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6?
DNF6Dioscoride LanzaScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6?
DNF24Enrico PlatéE. PlatéMaserati6CM1.5S-6?
DNF12Arialdo RuggeriScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6?
DNF8Andrea BrezziScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6?
DNF20Gualtiero GaragnaniScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6?
DNF2Gianfranco ComottiScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6?
Fastest lap: Guido Barbieri (Maserati) in 12m39.65s = 122.3 km/h (76.0 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 121.5 km/h (75.5 mph)
Weather:

Final:

Pole Position
26
L Villoresi

Maserati

32
Farina

Alfa Romeo

34
Cortese

Maserati

38
Pintacuda

Alfa Romeo

44
Biondetti

Alfa Romeo

46
Severi

Alfa Romeo

40
Pollock

ERA

28
Rocco

Maserati

22
Barbieri

Maserati

18
Lami

Maserati

4
Teano

Maserati



Farina took the start followed by Villoresi (works Maserati 4CL) and Biondetti. There was another terrible accident on the first lap as Catullo Lami, who was a late starter after plug problems, got killed when he overturned his Maserati 6CM. The race did not start well for the "junior" drivers as both Barbieri and Teagno retired after the first lap. During the pitstops the top duo fumbled and let Biondetti into the lead and as the last lap started the Alfa driver was still leading. He was pursued by Villoresi and Cortese (works Maserati 4CL) but then both Maserati cars ran out of fuel leaving Alfa Corse to take a quadruple victory with Biondetti, Pintacuda, Farina and Severi.
In retrospect:

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.44Clemente BiondettiAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8142h41m38.10s
2.38Carlo PintacudaAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8142h43m37.13s+ 1m59.03s
3.32Giuseppe FarinaAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8142h43m56.26s+ 2m18.16s
4.46Francesco SeveriAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8142h48m16.44s+ 6m38.34s
DNF26Luigi VilloresiOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-413out of fuel
DNF34Franco CorteseOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-413out of fuel
5.40Allen PollockA. PollockERAA1.5S-6132h50m13.38s+ 8m35.28s
DNF28Giovanni RoccoOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-41
DNF4Edoardo TeagnoScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-61mechanical
DNF22Guido BarbieriG. BarbieriMaserati6CM1.5S-61mechanical
DNF18Catullo LamiC. LamiMaserati6CM1.5S-60fatal crash
Fastest lap: Giuseppe Farina (Alfa Romeo) in 11m06.81s = 139.3 km/h (86.6 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 134.1 km/h (83.3 mph)
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