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FOREWORD

The 1940 - 1941 seasons page is the last one to be updated to the standard format. The results for the Italian races should now be in decent shape and race reports will eventually be added as well. For the South American races I'm deeply indebted to Napoleão Ribeiro, Chairman of the Brazilian Automobile Federation, who gave me permission to use information from his excellent race reports.
Leif Snellman



INTRODUCTION

The war had already taken its toll among the Grand Prix drivers. Ernst Günther Burggaller was killed on 2 February 1940 and the list would soon grow: Robert Benoist, "Ulli" Bigalke, Rudolf Hasse, Percy Maclure, Tim Rose-Richards, Teddy Rayson, Johnnie Wakefield, "W. Williams", Norman Wilson and several more would never again return to the racing track.
      The 3 litre formula was no more as the 1940 races were run to the Voiturette formula. Italy decided to continue with racing with a full Voiturette calendar planned for 1940. However, on 10 June Italy entered the war definitely ending motor racing's "Golden Era". Racing would go on for yet another year in America before the attack on Pearl Harbour would silence the racing engines in the New World too.

Cancelled events




1940 SEASON LINEUP

Voiturette 1500cc

Mercedes-Benz
The W165 cars were improved with two-stage supercharging and enlarged fuel tanks. A fourth chassis plus two new engines were planned for the Tripoli race but they were never built.

Auto Union
Since 1939 work had been done on the 1.5 litre Auto Union "E" voiturette. The engine would be a
V12 (53 x 56mm = 1483cc) giving 260 BHP and the chassis would have a 250 cm wheelbase. However, no cars were ever built.

Alfa Romeo
Work still continued on Wilfredo Ricart's new 3 litre GP design, the Tipo 162. Work was also done on the T512, a rear engined voiturette with a flat 12 two-stage supercharged engine. Neither car was ever raced. Alfa Romeo also built six new Tipo 158 "Alfetta" chassis in addition to (replacing?) the existing four. The team was still led by Giuseppe Farina with Count Trossi, Clemente Biondetti and Carlo Pintacuda also racing for the Alfa Corse.

Maserati
Maserati made minor improvements on their 4CL cars. Tazio Nuvolari was back to lead the team with Luigi Villoresi and Franco Cortese as the other works drivers.



Star 2 February 1940: Ernst Günther Burggaller, leading Jagdgruppe II / Jagdgeschwader 51, was doing target practicing on Bodensee, some 4 km east of Meersburg, when his Messerschmitt 109E went too low, touched the water and after that crashed into a retaining wall.
Star 19 April 1940: First tests of the new Alfa Romeo Tipo 162 3-litre V16 GP car.
Star 28 April 1940: von Hanstein / Walter Bäumer (BMW) wins the Brescia GP sports car race, officially accepted to be equivalent to the 1940 Mille Miglia. The cars raced nine laps on a 103 mile circuit (The 750 cc and 1500cc classes eight laps). Among the entries are two French Delages, entered by the English Watley team and driven by Italian drivers. There are also two cars entered by Societa Auto Avio Construzioni", de facto the first Ferraris. (Results)



Farina (Alfa Romeo)Biondetti (Alfa Romeo)Trossi (Alfa Romeo)

XIV° GRAN PREMIO DI TRIPOLI
(Voiturette 1500cc)

Autodromo di Mellaha - Tripoli (I), 12 May 1940.
30 laps x 13.1 km (8.14 mi) = 393.0 km (244.2 mi)



2Emilio QuartaraScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
4Giovanni RoccoG. RoccoMaserati4CL1.5S-4
6Alberto AscariScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
8Edoardo TeagnoScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
10Pino BaruffiP. BaruffiMaserati6CM1.5S-6
12Luigi VilloresiOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-4
14Giuseppe FarinaAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8
16Clemente BiondettiAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8
18Guido BarbieriG. BarbieriMaserati6CM1.5S-6
20Giacomo PalmieriG. PalmieriMaserati6CM1.5S-6
22Carlo PintacudaAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8
24Tazio NuvolariOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-4DNS - car too slow
26Emilio RomanoE. RomanoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
28Ettore BiancoE. BiancoMaserati4CL1.5S-4
30Enrico PlatéE. PlatéMaserati6CM1.5S-6
32Arialdo RuggeriScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
34Piero TaruffiScuderia TorinoMaserati4CL1.5S-4
36Franco CorteseOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-4
38Discoride LanzaScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6DNA - did not appear
40Andrea BrezziScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
42Carlo Felice TrossiAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8
44Renato BalestreroScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
46Ovidio CapelliScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6DNA - did not appear
48Mario MoradeiM. MoradeiMaserati6CM1.5S-6
50Carlo PaglianoC. PaglianoMaserati6CM1.5S-6


The Alfetta's dominate Tripoli

The people that gathered at the Mellaha track soon got something other than racing to think about. At 5 am. 10 May German airborne troops landed in Rotterdam and on the top of the Belgian fort Eben Emael. They would soon be followed across the border by 10 Panzer divisions and 63 German infantry divisions. The German attack upon Western Europe had begun.
     
Entries:
The rumoured Mercedes entry failed to materialize. Four Works Alfas therefore faced two works Maseratis plus 14 Maserati privateers. Nuvolari had shown interest to drive Tipo 158 for Alfa Corse but the team had not forgiven Pau 1938 and promptly gave Nuvolari a negative reply. Nuvolari was not satisfied with his Maserati and decided to remain a non-starter with Cortese taking over his car.
Race:

Pole Position
42
Trossi

Alfa Romeo
3m45.28s

12
L Villoresi

Maserati
3m44.65s

16
Biondetti

Alfa Romeo
3m43.91s

14
Farina

Alfa Romeo
3m37.85s

36
Cortese

Maserati
3m57.58s

22
Pintacuda

Alfa Romeo
3m50.48s


*




40
Brezzi

Maserati
4m18.72s

34
Taruffi

Maserati
4m16.28s

4
Rocco

Maserati
4m05.39s

28
Bianco

Maserati
4m03.23s

8
Teagno

Maserati
4m36.11s

26
Romano

Maserati
4m26.44s

6
Ascari

Maserati
4m20.77s

30
E Platé

Maserati
5m12.46s

2
Quartara

Maserati
5m11.49s

20
Palmieri

Maserati
4m45.02s

44
Balestrero

Maserati
4m42.10s

32
Ruggeri

Maserati


18
Barbieri

Maserati


48
Moradei

Maserati
6m46.76s

10
Baruffi

Maserati

50
Pagliano

Maserati

* 24 Nuvolari (Maserati) 3m48.98s DNS



Farina had taken the pole position, but Villoresi took the start to lead the race from Farina, Cortese and Biondetti. On the second lap Farina took over the lead and opened up a small gap. Cortese was falling back and was passed by the Alfa Romeos of Biondetti and Trossi.
Five laps:
1.Farina (Alfa Romeo)19m01.97s
2.Villoresi (Maserati)19m15.93s
3.Biondetti (Alfa Romeo)19m15.93s
4.Trossi (Alfa Romeo)19m17.23s
5.Pintacuda (Alfa Romeo)19m50.73s
6.Cortese (Maserati)19m55.31s
7.Brezzi (Maserati)20m59.22s
8.Taruffi(Maserati)21m03.14s
9.Rocco (Maserati)21m43.97s
10.Ascari (Maserati)22m08.94s
11.Romano (Maserati)22m44.48s
12.Ruggeri (Maserati)23m16.48s
13.Balestrero (Maserati)23m23.27s
14.Platè (Maserati)24m25.26s
15.Bianco (Maserati)25m05.54s
16.Quartara (Maserati)25m34.66s
17.Baruffi (Maserati)26m00.09s
18.Palmeri (Maserati)26m51.16s

On the seventh lap Farina went wide into a corner and Villoresi was back into the lead. Order after 10 laps:
1.Farina (Alfa Romeo)37m57.28s
2.Villoresi (Maserati)38m02.77s
3.Biondetti (Alfa Romeo)38m08.40s
4.Trossi (Alfa Romeo)38m13.33s
5.Pintacuda (Alfa Romeo)39m09.04s
6.Cortese (Maserati)39m40.11s
7.Brezzi (Maserati)40m23.40s
8.Taruffi (Maserati)41m53.81s
9.Ascari (Maserati)44m13.02s
10.Ruggeri (Maserati)45m25.08s
11.Romano (Maserati)45m28.63s
12.Bianco (Maserati)55m45.63s
13.Balestrero (Maserati)46m45.99s
14.Rocco (Maserati)49m45.99s
15.Palmeri (Maserati)49m49.49s
16.Baruffi (Maserati)50m29.12s

On lap 10 Farina retook the lead and 4 laps later Villoresi dropped to third as also Biondetti passed him. Situation after 15 laps:
1.Farina (Alfa Romeo)56m41.82s
2.Biondetti (Alfa Romeo)56m55.93s
3.Villoresi (Maserati)56m58.26s
4.Trossi (Alfa Romeo)56m59.52s
5.Pintacuda (Alfa Romeo)58m28.91s
6.Cortese (Maserati)59m10.52s
7.Brezzi (Maserati)1h01m57s
8.Taruffi (Maserati)1h03m03.68s
9.Ascari (Maserati)1h07m26s
10.Romano (Maserati)1h07m47s
11.Ruggeri (Maserati)1h07m51s
12.Bianco (Maserati)1h10m20s
13.Balestrero (Maserati)1h10m44s
14.Rocco (Maserati)1h11m36s
15.Platè (Maserati)1h11m52s
16.Palmeri (Maserati)

On lap 17 the leading cars came in for their pit stops and that definitely decided the race. The Alfa Romeo crew sent Farina back to the track after 24 seconds while Villoresi remained standing for 57 seconds. With 2/3 of the race gone Villoresi was 4th, 1:30 after Farina:
1.Farina (Alfa Romeo)1h16m15.42s
2.Biondetti (Alfa Romeo)1h16m43.89s
3.Trossi (Alfa Romeo)1h16m47.41s
4.Villoresi (Maserati)1h17m44.09s
5.Pintacuda (Alfa Romeo)1h18m57.66s
6.Cortese (Maserati)1h19m56s
7.Brezzi (Maserati)1h24m09s
8.Taruffi (Maserati)1h25m25s

Pintacuda makes a pit stop on lap 22 falling back behind Cortese. Order after 25 laps:
1.Farina (Alfa Romeo)1h33m03s
2.Biondetti (Alfa Romeo)1h35m29.18s
3.Trossi (Alfa Romeo)1h35m42.70s
4.Villoresi (Maserati)1h36m58.19s
6.Cortese (Maserati)1h39m41s

During the last laps Villoresi was able to close the gap but could do nothing to hinder an Alfa Romeo triple victory. And making his debute in a Maserati 6CM, finishing 9th, was a driver that one day would make history in Formula 1 racing. His name: Alberto Ascari.

That same evening motorcycle units from general Rommel's 7th Panzer Division managed to create a bridgehead on the western bank of the river Meuse between Dinant and Houx. The way was now open for the German army into the heart of France.

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.14Giuseppe FarinaAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8301h54m16.49s 
2.16Clemente BiondettiAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8301m54m45.96s+ 29.47s
3.42Carlo Felice TrossiAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8301m55m09.36s+ 52.87s
4.12Luigi VilloresiOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-4301h55m23.56s+ 1m07.07s
5.36Franco CorteseOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-4302h02m41.59s+ 8m25.10s
6.22Carlo PintacudaAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo1581.5S-8302h02m52.33s+ 8m35.84s
7.40Andrea BrezziScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6302h05m01.69s+ 10m44.8s
8.34Piero TaruffiScuderia TorinoMaserati4CL1.5S-4292h03m13.04s 
9.6Alberto AscariScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6282h04m31.48s 
10.4Giovanni RoccoG. RoccoMaserati4CL1.5S-4282h05m33.96s 
11.26Emilio RomanoE. RomanoMaserati6CM1.5S-6272h04m13.30s 
12.44Renato BalestreroScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6272h04m30.66s 
13.28Ettore BiancoE. BiancoMaserati4CL1.5S-4272h05m41.84s  
14.20Giacomo PalmieriG. PalmieriMaserati6CM1.5S-6272h05m58.06s 
15.30Enrico PlatéE. PlatéMaserati6CM1.5S-6262h04m40.11s 
16.10Pino BaruffiP. BaruffiMaserati6CM1.5S-6242h03m50.55s 
DNF32Arialdo RuggeriScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-616  
DNF2Emilio QuartaraScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-65  
DNF18Guido BarbieriG. BarbieriMaserati6CM1.5S-64  
DNF8Edoardo TeagnoScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-63  
DNF50Carlo PaglianoC. PaglianoMaserati6CM1.5S-61  
DNF48Mario MoradeiM. MoradeiMaserati6CM1.5S-61  
Fastest lap: Giuseppe Farina (Alfa Romeo) in 3m40.91s = 213.5 km/h (132.7 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 206.3 km/h (128.2 mph)
Pole Position lap speed: 216.5 km/h (134.5 mph)
Weather:



 L. Villoresi (Maserati) Cortese (Maserati)Rocco (Maserati)

XXXI° TARGA FLORIO
(Voiturette 1500cc)

Favorita Park - Palermo (I), 23 May 1940.
40 laps x 5.7 km ( mi) = 228 km ( mi)



2Arialdo RuggeriScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6
4Renato BalestreroScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
6Ettore BiancoE. BiancoMaserati4CL1.5S-4
8Secondo CorsiS. CorsiMaserati6CM1.5S-6
10"Pimpiricchio"Scuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
12Guido BarbieriG. BarbieriMaserati6CM1.5S-6
14Emilio RomanoE. RomanoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
16Bassoli
18Giovanni RoccoG. RoccoMaserati4CL1.5S-4
20Enrico PlatéE. PlatéMaserati6CM1.5S-6
22Mario MoradeiMoradeiMaserati6CM1.5S-6
24Franco CorteseOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-4
26Luigi VilloresiOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-4
28Alberto AscariScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
30Andrea BrezziScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6
32Giacomo PalmieriG. PalmieriMaserati6CM1.5S-6
Carlo PaglianoC. paglianoMaserati6CM1.5S-6


The final race

At the time when the Germans had reached the coast near Abbeville trapping the Allied armies round Dunkerque the last pre war race on European soil was held at Palermo.
Entries:
The only works cars entered were the two Maseratis of Villoresi and Cortese.
Race:

Pole Position
26
L Villoresi

Maserati
2m21.6s

24
Cortese

Maserati
2m26.2s

18
Rocco

Maserati
2m26.2s

6
Bianco

Maserati
2m27.2s

30
Brezzi

Maserati
2m35.0s

28
Ascari

Maserati
2m35.0s

2
Ruggeri

Maserati
2m35.8s

32
Palmieri

Maserati
2m37.0s

10
"Pimpiricchio"

Maserati
2m43.2s

14
Romano

Maserati
2m38.0s

12
Barbieri

Maserati
2m43.2s

4
Balestrero

Maserati
2m46.2s

?
Pagliano

Maserati


20
E Platé

Maserati
2m49.8s

8
Corsi

Maserati
3m05.4s

22
Moradei

Maserati
3m18.0s



Villoresi led the race from start to finish in his Maserati. Cortese finished second after a fierce fight with Rocco. Ascari retired after a spin.
5 laps:
1.Villoresi (Maserati)11m59.8s
2.Cortese (Maserati)12m27.4s
3.Rocco (Maserati)12m27.4s

10 laps:
1.Villoresi (Maserati)24m03.2s
2.Cortese (Maserati)24m32.2s
3.Rocco (Maserati)24m40.0s

15 laps:
1.Villoresi (Maserati)35m50.2s
2.Cortese (Maserati)36m40.0s
3.Rocco (Maserati)36m43.2s

20 laps:
1.Villoresi (Maserati)47m52.4s
2.Cortese (Maserati)48m44.6s
3.Rocco (Maserati)48m57.6s

25 laps:
1.Villoresi (Maserati)59m53s
2.Cortese (Maserati)1h00m40.s
3.Rocco (Maserati)1h05m04s

35 laps:
1.Villoresi (Maserati)1h24m19s
2.Cortese (Maserati)1h25m21.s
3.Rocco (Maserati)1h25m42s




Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.26Luigi VilloresiOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-4401h36m08.6s 
2.24Franco CorteseOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati4CL1.5S-4401h37m23.6s+ 1m15.0s
3.18Giovanni RoccoG. RoccoMaserati4CL1.5S-4401h37m40.0s+ 1m31.4s
4.6Ettore BiancoE. BiancoMaserati4CL1.5S-4401h38m45.0s+ 2m36.4s
5.2Arialdo RuggeriScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati6CM1.5S-6381h39m30.2s 
6.12Guido BarbieriG. BarbieriMaserati6CM1.5S-6381h39m54.2s 
7.32Giacomo PalmieriG. PalmieriMaserati6CM1.5S-6371h39m29.0s 
8.10"Pimpiricchio"Scuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6371h40m28.2s 
9.20Enrico PlatéE. PlatéMaserati6CM1.5S-6361h40m29.4s 
10.4Renato BalestreroScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6361h41m10.2s 
11.8Secondo CorsiS. CorsiMaserati6CM1.5S-6361h41m34.0s 
DNF22Mario MoradeiMoradeiMaserati6CM1.5S-6?engine 
DNF28Alberto AscariScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6?spin 
DNFCarlo PaglianoC. paglianoMaserati6CM1.5S-6?  
DNF14Emilio RomanoE. RomanoMaserati6CM1.5S-6?fuel pipe 
DNF30Andrea BrezziScuderia TorinoMaserati6CM1.5S-6?crash 
Fastest lap: Luigi Villoresi (Maserati) in 2m19.4s = 147.7 km/h (91.8 mph)
Winner's medium speed:
Pole Position lap speed: 145.4 km/h (90.3 mph)
Weather:


Star 30 May 1940: Shaw (Maserati) wins the Indianapolis 500.
Star 18 June 1940: While testing an experimental Alfa Romeo 158 with Tipo 512 suspension Alfa Romeo head test driver Attilio Marinoni has a fatal crash with a lorry at the Milano-Varese autostrada.
Star 12 September 1940: New Alfa Romeo head test driver Consalvo Sanesi tests the Tipo 512 at Monza. After 88 Lancasters of 5 Group RAF Bomber Command attacks Milano on 24 October 1942 the Alfa Romeo 158s are moved from the factory to garages in the Monza paddock. In 1943 the cars are moved again and hidden in a cheese factory in Melzo.



Abrunhosa (Woerdenbag)Landi (Maserati)Gonçalves (Ford)

III CIRCUITO DE GÁVEA NACIONAL

Gávea - Rio de Janeiro (BRA), 29 December 1940.
20 laps x 11.16 km (6.95 mi ) = 223.2 km (138.7 mi)



2Oldemar RamosAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
4Chico LandiMaserati6CM1.5S-6
6Geraldo AvellarAlfa Romeo2900 B2.9S-8
8Rubem AbrunhosaWoerdenbag-Studebaker4.1
10Domingos LopesBugattiT512.3S-8
12Gino BiancoFiatSpecial1.5
14Luiz Tavares MoraesAlfa Romeo8C-23002.3S-8
16José Santos SoeiroFiatSpecial1.5
18Kohan HigaFordSpecial3.6V-8
20?Ângelo GonçalvesFordSpecial3.6V-8
20?Diogo da Costa e SilvaWillysSpecial2.2
24José BernardoFordSpecial3.6V-8
26?João Santo MauroFordSpecial3.6V-8
26?Antônio José PereiraMaserati8CM3.0S-8
28Rodrigo MirandaAlfa Romeo8C-23002.3S-8
30Júlio de MoraesWandererSpecial2.6
32Amaral JúniorLincolnSpecial7.3
34Thadeu JúniorFordSpecial3.6V-8
42Fábio AndradeAlfa Romeo8C-23002.3S-81


Rubem Abrunhosa victorious at Rio

Entries:
Race:

Pole Position
8
Abrunhosa

Woerdenbag
8m00.9s

6
Avelar

Alfa Romeo
7m57.3s

4
Landi

Maserati
7m48.0s

2
Ramos

Alfa Romeo
7m43.4s

16
Santos Soeiro

Fiat

14
Morais

Wanderer

12
Bianco

Fiat

10
Lopes

Bugatti

Rest of grid unknown.




Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/Status

1.8Rubem AbrunhosaR. AbrunhosaWoerdenbag-Studebaker4.1202h49m49.0s
2.4Chico LandiC. LandiMaserati6CM1.5S-6192h53m37.7s
3.20?Ângelo GonçalvesA. GonçalvesFordSpecial3.6V-8192h54m00.7s
4.26?João Santo MauroJ. Santo MauroFordSpecial3.6V-8192h55m56.2s
5.26?Antônio José PereiraA. PereiraMaserati8CM3.0S-8172h49m53.0s
6.34Thadeu JúniorThadeu JúniorFordSpecial3.6V-815 
7.20?Diogo da Costa e SilvaD. da Costa e SilvaWillysSpecial2.214 
DNF16José Santos SoeiroJ. Santos SoeiroFiatSpecial1.512accident
9.2Oldemar RamosO. RamosAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8101h17m32.7s
DNF12Gino BiancoG. BiancoFiatSpecial1.510accident
DNF18Kohan HigaK. HigaFordSpecial3.6V-810accident
DNF6Geraldo AvellarG. AvellarAlfa Romeo2900 B2.9S-87
DNF32Amaral JúniorAmaral JúniorLincolnSpecial7.37 
DNF10Domingos LopesD. LopesBugattiT512.3S-86mechanical
DNF28Rodrigo MirandaR. MirandaAlfa Romeo8C-23002.3S-86
DNF24José BernardoJ. BernardoFordSpecial3.6V-83 
DNF14Luiz Tavares MoraesL. Tavares MoraesAlfa Romeo8C-23002.3S-83
DNF30Júlio de MoraesJ. de MoraesWandererSpecial2.62 
DNF42Fábio AndradeF. AndradeAlfa Romeo8C-23002.3S-81
Fastest lap: Oldemar Ramos (Alfa Romeo) 7m39.4s = 87.5 km/h (54.3 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 78.9 km/h (49.0 mph)
Pole Position lap speed: 86.7 km/h (53.9 mph)
Weather:

Main source:
http://www.luik.com.br/index.php/corridas/
Special thanks to:
Napoleão Ribeiro




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Star 30 May 1941: Davis/Rose (Wetteroth-Offenhauser) wins the Indianapolis 500.



 F. Landi (Alfa Romeo ) Q. Landi (Maserati) Teffé (Maserati )

GRANDE PRÊMIO DA CIDADE DE RIO DE JANEIRO

Gavea - Rio de Janeiro (BRA), 28 September 1941.
20 laps x 10.776 km (6.696 mi) = 215.5 km (133.9 mi)



2Oldemar RamosO. RamosAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
4Francisco LandiC. LandiAlfa RomeoTipo B/P33.2S-8
6Geraldo AvellarG. AvellarAlfa RomeoTipo B/P32.9S-8
8Manuel de TefféM. de TefféMaserati6CM1.5S-6
10Querino LandiQ. LandiMaserati8CM3.0S-8
12Luis BiancoL. BiancoMaserati
14Rubem AbrunhosaR. AbrunhosaWoerdenbag-Studebaker4.1
16Benedicto LopesB. LopesMaserati6CM1.5S-6
18Armando SartorelliA. SartorelliAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8
20Rodrigo MirandaR. MirandaAlfa RomeoMonza2.4S-8
22Henrique CasiniH. CasiniFiatSpecial1.5
24Maurício TorresM. TorresFiatSpecial1.5
26Julio de MoraisJ. de MoraisWanderer
28Joâo Santo MauroJ. Santo MauroFord
30José BernardoJ. BernardoFordSpecial3.6V-8
32Valdomiro FariaV. FariaFordSpecial2.9S-4
34Ângelo GonçalvesA. GonçalvesFordSpecial3.6V-8
36Calil HaddadC. HaddadFordSpecial3.6V-8
38Manuel BotelhoM. BotelhoHudson
40Nicola CorvinoN. CorvinoFord
42Ary CortezA. CortezLanciaSpecial2.5
44Amadeu AlonsoA. AlonsoFordSpecial3.6V-8
46Domingos LopesD. LopesBugattiT512.3S-8
48Claudiomiro PachecoC. PachecoFordSpecial3.6V-8
50Jose Santos SoeiroJ. Santos SoeiroGraham


Landi vs. Landi

Because of the war the field consisted of local drivers only and the cars were run on alcohol. In the list of the grid in Jornal do Brasil car #34 was listed as Maurício Dantas Torres, Fiat.
Entries:
Race:

Pole Position
8
de Teffe

Maserati

2
Ramos

Alfa Romeo

10
Q Landi

Maserati

6
Avellar

Alfa Romeo

22
Casini

Fiat

20
Miranda

Alfa Romeo

4
F Landi

Alfa Romeo

14
Abrunhosa

Studebaker

34
Gonçalves

Ford

30
Bernardo

Ford

36
Haddad

Ford

28
Mauro

Ford

44
Alonso

Ford

34
Gonçalves

Ford

18
Sartorelli

Alfa Romeo

38
Botelho

Hudson

46
D. Lopes

Bugatti

42
Santana

Lancia

50
Soeiro

Graham

16
B. Lopes

Maserati

32
Faria

Ford

26
Moraies

Wanderer

40
Corvio

Ford

12
Bianco

Maserati

48
Pacheco

Ford




Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.4Francisco LandiC. LandiAlfa RomeoTipoB/P33.2S-8202h39m51.8s
2.10Quirino LandiQ. LandiMaserati8CM3.0S-8202h43m51.2s+ 3m59.4s
3.8Manuel de TefféM. de TefféMaserati6CM1.5S-6202h44m01.9s+ 4m10.1s
4.14Rubem AbrunhosaR. AbrunhosaWoerdenbag-Studebaker4.1 202h44m55.1s+ 5m03.3s
5.46Domingos LopesD. LopesBugattiT512.3S-8192h43m04.7s 
6.20Rodrigo MirandaR. MirandaAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-8192h44m43.8s
7.2Oldemar RamosO. RamosAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-818
8.16Benedicto LopesB. LopesMaserati6CM1.5S-618
9.30José BernardoJ. BernardoFordSpecial3.6V-817  
10.32Valdomiro FariaV. FariaFordSpecial2.9S-417  
DNF36Calil HaddadC. HaddadFordSpecial3.6V-810  
DNF24Maurício TorresM. TorresFiatSpecial1.5 10  
DNF44Amadeu AlonsoA. AlonsoFordSpecial3.6V-87  
DNF42Ary CortezA. CortezLanciaSpecial2.5 7  
DNF48Claudiomiro PachecoC. PachecoFordSpecial3.6V-86  
DNF6Geraldo AvellarG. AvellarAlfa RomeoTipoB/P32.9S-85
DNF18Armando SartorelliA. SartorelliAlfa RomeoMonza2.3S-85
DNF34Ângelo GonçalvesA. GonçalvesFordSpecial3.6V-85  
DNF22Henrique CasiniH. CasiniFiatSpecial1.5 0  
?12Luis BiancoL. BiancoMaserati
?26Julio de MoraisJ. de MoraisWanderer
?28Joâo Santo MauroJ. Santo MauroFord
?38Manuel BotelhoM. BotelhoHudson
?40Nicola CorvinoN. CorvinoFord
?50Jose Santos SoeiroJ. Santos SoeiroGraham
Fastest lap: Francisco Landi (Alfa Romeo ) in 7m46.05s = 83.2 km/h (51.7 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 80.9 km/h (50.3 mph)
Pole Position lap speed: Avellar in 7m51.3s = 80.1 km/h (52.3 mph)
Weather:

Main sources:
Jornal do Brasil
http://www.luik.com.br/index.php/corridas/
Special thanks to:
Napoleão Ribeiro
Marcelo Ferreira



 Canziani (Alfa Romeo) Ramos (Alfa Romeo)Chiozza (Mercury)

II GRAN PREMIO DE BUENOS AIRES

Circuito Retiro - Buenos Aires (RA), 23 November 1941.
40 laps x 2.41 km (1.5 mi) = 96.4 km (59.9 mi)



Mecánica Nacional
3Alfredo PianA. PianFordA Special2.9
4RossiRossiFordA Special2.9
10Mário SessaregoM. SessaregoFordA Special2.9
16Rodolfo A. MartiniR. MartiniFordA Special2.9
22Roque A. BriscoR. BriscoFordA Special2.9
26Mário ChiozzaM. ChiozzaMercurybi-motor7.8
 
Coches Especiales
39Oldemar RamosO. RamosAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-8
40José A. CanzianiJ. CanzianiAlfa Romeo3083.8S-8
41Francisco LandiF. LandiAlfa RomeoTipoB/P33.2S-8
42Adriano MalusardiA. MalusardiAlfa RomeoTipoB/P32.9S-8
43Eric Forrest-GreeneE. Forrest-GreeneMaserati6CM1.5S-6
44Geraldo AvellarG. AvellarAlfa RomeoTipoB/P32.9S-8
45Domingo OchotecoD. OchotecoAlfa Romeo8C-2900A2.9S-8
46Raoul RigantiR. RigantiMaserati8CL3.0S-8
?Victorio CoppoliV. CoppoliMercedesDNS - did not start


Argentinian Canziani wins at Buenos Aires

Entries:
The entries were sub-divided in two categories: the cars of national mechanic "Mecánica Nacional", based on series cars (like Ford, Chevrolet or Hudson) and the Grand Prix cars, known as "Coches Especiales".
      The Mecanica Nacional cars raced on the Saturday with Mario P. Chiozza (Bi-Motor Mercury) winning. The best five MN racers qualified for the GP race (that's why there are number gaps in the entry list above). The GP class included Riganti's new Maserati 8CL (#3034) that he had entered in the 1940 Indianapolis.
Race:
The MN cars were handicapped so they started one minute before the GP cars.
 
Grid not available



Chiozza (Mercury) took the lead from the start and held it until lap 13 when he was overtaken by Canziani's GP Alfa. He was later also passed by Ramos but Chiozza went on to take third position overall in the race, winning the Mecanica Nacional class. Riganti, with his Maserati ex-Indy (also know as "Maserati People's Car" (La Maserati del Pueblo) had a lot of problems; he started last in the Special Cars grid and abandon the race after 3 lap

Results

Pos.No.DriverEntrantCarTypeEngineLapsTime/StatusDiff

1.40José A. CanzianiJ. CanzianiAlfa Romeo3083.8S-84053m49.5s
2.39Oldemar RamosO. RamosAlfa Romeo8C-353.8S-84054m31.5s+ 42.0s
3.26Mário ChiozzaM. ChiozzaMercurybi-motor7.839  
4.41Francisco LandiF. LandiAlfa RomeoTipoB/P33.2S-839
5.44Geraldo AvellarG. AvellarAlfa RomeoTipoB/P32.9S-839
6.43Eric Forrest-GreeneE. Forrest-GreeneMaserati6CM1.5S-638
7.16Rodolfo A. MartiniR. MartiniFordA Special2.938  
8.22Roque A. BriscoR. BriscoFordA Special2.936  
9.45Domingo OchotecoD. OchotecoAlfa Romeo8C-2900A2.9S-836
10.3Alfredo PianA. PianFordA Special2.936  
11.10Mário SessaregoM. SessaregoFordA Special2.934  
12.42Adriano MalusardiA. MalusardiAlfa RomeoTipoB/P32.9S-831
13.4RossiRossiFordA Special2.927  
14.46Raoul RigantiR. RigantiMaserati8CL3.0S-8
Fastest lap: José Canziani (Alfa Romeo) in1m17.1s = 112.5km/h (69.9 mph)
Winner's medium speed: 107.5 km/h (66.8 mph)
Pole Position lap speed: Oldemar Ramos (Alfa Romeo) in 1m16.7s = 113.1 km/h (70.3 mph)
Weather:

Main source:
http://www.luik.com.br/index.php/corridas/
Special thanks to:
Napoleão Ribeiro
Nicolas Korzan



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