9èmes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1931

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9èmes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1931

Le Mans 1938
Le Mans
Le Mans 1962

Circuit Permanenthe de la Sarthe
Date: June 13th and 14th, 1931


Conditions: Sunny, rain overnight
Starters: 26
Track Length: 16,340 metres
Distance: 3017.654 km
Fastest Lap: Boris Ivanowski, Mercedes-Benz SSK, 7'03" = 139.234 km/h
Average Speed: 125.735
The early Le Mans races were dominated by French, British, and Italian drivers, teams, and cars, with Bugatti, Bentley, and Alfa Romeo being the dominant marques. Innovations in car design began appearing at the track in the late 1930s, with Bugatti and Alfa Romeo running highly aerodynamic bodywork in order to run down the Mulsannes Straight at faster speeds. In 1936 the race was cancelled due to general strikes in France, then with the outbreak of World War II in late 1939, the race went on a ten year hiatus while France reconstructed itself.
CLASS WINNERS
7th Biennial Cup
Lord Howe / H.R.S. Birkin Alfa Romeo
5001 - 8000 cc B. Ivanowski / H. Stoffel Mercedes-Benz
2001 - 3000 cc Lord Howe / H.R.S. Birkin Alfa Romeo
1101 - 1500 cc A.C. Bertelli / C.M. Harvey Aston Martin
751 - 1100 cc J.E. Vernet / F. Vallon Caban
Please Note: You can sort this listing by simply clicking on the column heading
Team / Entrant
Car - Engine
Driver, Nationality
1
1
16
Lord Howe, GB
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM
Lord Howe (5th Earl Howe, Edward Richard Francis Assheton, Viscount Curzon), GB
Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin, GB
2337
sc
8
3.0
3017.654
-
2
2
1
Boris Ivanowski, RUS/F
Mercedes-Benz SSK
Boris Ivanowski, RUS/F
Henri Stoffel, F
7069
sc
6
8.0
2905.139
-
3
3
11
Arthur W. Fox & Charles Nicholl, GB
Talbot AV 105 (GB)
Tim Rose-Richards, GB
Owen Saunders-Davies, GB
2970
6
3.0
2837.398
-
4
4
9
Henri Trébort, F
La Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6
Henri Trébort, F
Louis Balart, F
3445
6
5.0
2452.692
-
5
5
25
Aston Martin, GB
Aston Martin International 1½
A.C. (Augustus Cesare) 'Bert' Bertelli, GB
Maurice Harvey, GB
1496
4
1.5
2286.393
-
6
6
29
Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
Caban Spéciale - Ruby K
Just-Emile Vernet, F
Fernand Vallon, F
1097
4
1.1
2092.185
-
7
NC/
DQ
31
Francis Samuelson, GB
MG Midget C
F.H.B. Samuelson (Sir Francis), GB
Freddy Kindell, GB
747
sc
4
750
-
Last lap over 30 minutes
8
DQ
27
M. de Ricou, F
B.N.C.
Gustave Duverne, F
Robert Girod, F
1096
4
1.1
-
Refuelling too early
9
DQ
22
Mme Marguerite Mareuse, F
Bugatti T40
Mme Marguerite Mareuse, F
Mme Odette Siko, F
1496
4
1.5
-
Refuelling too early
10
DNF
10
Arthur W. Fox & Charles Nicholl, GB
Talbot AV105 (GB)
Hon. Brian E. "Bug" Lewis (Lord Essendon), GB
Johnny Hindmarsh, GB
2970
6
3.0
132
2159.520
Chassis
11
DNF
26
Aston Martin, GB
Aston Martin International 1½
Sammy Newsome, GB
Kenneth 'Kim' Peacock, GB
1496
4
1.5
126
2045.000
-
12
DNF
24
Aston Martin, GB
Aston Martin International 1½
Humphrey W. Cook, GB
Jack Bezzant, GB
1496
4
1.5
111
1815.960
-
13
DNF
14
Soc. Anon. Alfa Romeo, I
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
Goffredo "Freddie" Zehender, I
Attilio Marinoni, I
2337
8
3.0
99
1619.440
Accident
14
DNF
23
Jean Sébilleau, F
Bugatti T40
Jean Sébilleau, F
Georges Delaroche, F
1496
4
1.5
96
1570.560
Clutch
15
DNF
12
Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth?
Arrol Aster
"W.P Lockwood" (Peter Hope-Johnson), GB
Jack H. Bartlett, GB
2356
3.0
95
1554.200
Ignition
16
DNF
28
Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
Caban Spéciale
Roger Labric, F
Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
1097
4
1.1
89
1456.040
-
17
DNF
30
Lombard, F
Lombard AL3
Charier / Charié, F
Charles Charrier, Fr
Camille Royer, F
1097
-
1.1
45
736.200
Oil pressure
18
DNF
32
Hon. Mrs Chetwynd, GB
MG Midget C
Hon. Mrs Joan Chetwynd, GB
Mrs H.H. Stisted, GB
746
sc
4
750
30
480.800
Timing gear
19
DNF
7
Anthony Bevan, GB
Bentley 4½
Gerald Bevan, GB
Mike Couper, GB
4398
4
5.0
29
474.440
Distribution
/ Accident?
20
DNF
5
Equipe Bugatti, F
Bugatti T50S
Albert Divo, F
Guy Bouriat, F
4972
sc
8
5.0
26
425.160
Withdrawn
21
DNF
4
Equipe Bugatti, F
Bugatti T50S
Achille Varzi, I
Louis Chiron, MC
4972
sc
8
5.0
24
392.640
Withdrawn
22
DNF
19
Antoine Schumann, F
Bugatti T43
"Ano""( "a.k.a. Heldé", Pierre Louis-Dreyfus), F
"Nime" (Antoine Schumann), F
DNS ? Mme "Hellé-Nice" (Mariette Delangle), F
2300
8
3.0
22
359.920
Transmission
23
DNF
6
Equipe Bugatti, F
Bugatti T50S
Count Caberto Conelli, I
Maurice Rost, F
4900
sc
8
5.0
20
327.200
Accident
24
DNF
3
Édouard Brisson, F
(C.T. Weymann, F)
Stutz DV 32
Édouard Brisson, F
Joseph (Guido?) "Papa" Cattaneo, I
5326
sc
8
8.0
19
310.840
Engine
25
DNF
2
-
Chrysler Imperial
Henri De Costier, F
Raymond Lussan, F
6316
8.0
18
294.480
Radiator
26
DNF
8
-
Chrysler 29-80
Raymond Sommer, F
Jean Delemer, F
4630
5.0
14
229.040
Radiator
27
DNS
Soc. Anon. Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
Giuseppe Campari, I
Attilio Marinoni, I
2300
8
3.0
Engine blow up in practice
28
DNS
-
Ariés
-
-
-
-
-
-
29
DNS
-
Ariés
-
-
-
-
-
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