17èmes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1949

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17èmes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1949

Le Mans 1938
Le Mans
Le Mans 1962

Circuit Permanenthe de la Sarthe
Date: June 25th and 26th, 1949


Conditions: Sunny
Starters: 49 (from 52 entries)
Track Length: 13,492 metres
Distance: 3178.299 km
Fastest Lap: André Simon, Delahaye, 5:12.5 = 155.427 km/h (at 5.30)
Average Speed: 132.420 km/h
Race Notes: Following the reconstruction of the circuit facilities, the Le Mans race resumed in 1949 with renewed interest from major automobile manufacturers.
CLASS WINNERS
Index of Performance
3rd Annual Cup
Luigi Chinetti / Lord Selsdon Ferrari 166 MM
15th Biennial Cup
(Rudge-Whitworth Cup)
Luigi Chinetti / Lord Selsdon Ferrari 166 MM
3001 - 5000cc Robert Brunet / Georges Grignard Delahaye 135 S
2001 - 3000cc Henri Louveau / Juan Jover Delage D.6
1501 - 2000cc Luigi Chinetti / Lord Selsdon Ferrari 166 MM
1101 - 1500cc Jack Fairman / Eric Thompson HRG
751 - 1100cc Jean de Montremy / Eugene Dussous Monopole - Simca
500 - 750cc Frantisek Sutnar / Otto Krattner Aero Minor
Please Note: You can sort this listing by simply clicking on the column heading
Team / Entrant
Car - Engine
Driver, Nationality
1
1
22
Lord Selsdon, GB
Ferrari 166 MM
Luigi Chinetti, I/USA
Lord Selsdon, (Hon. Peter Mitchell-Thompson), GB
1995
V12
S 2.0
235
-
2
2
15
Henri Louveau, F
Delage D6S-3L
Henri Louveau, F
Juan Jover, E
2991
L6
S 3.0
234
-
3
3
26
Mrs P. Trevelyan, GB
Frazer-Nash High Speed Replica Le Mans - Bristol
H.J. (Harold John) Aldington, GB
Norman Culpan, GB
1971
L6
S 2.0
224
-
4
4
14
W.S. Watney, GB
Delage D6S-3L
Louis Gérard, F
Francisco Godia (-Sales), E
2994
L6
S 3.0
212
-
5
5
11
Pierre Meyrat, F
Delahaye 135 CS
Pierre Meyrat, F (DNS ?)
Robert Brunet, F
Georges Grignard, F (DNS ?)
3558
L6
S 5.0
210
-
6
6
6
H.S.F. Hay, GB
Bentley 4½ Paulin 1939
H.S.F. 'Soltan' Hay, GB
Tommy Wisdom, GB
DNS Mrs Hay, GB
4246
L6
S 5.0
210
-
7
7
27
Arthur Jones, GB
Aston Martin DB1 (DB 2 ?)
Arthur Jones, GB
Nick Haines, GB
1971
L4
S 2.0
207
-
8
8
35
Ecurie Lapin Blanc
H.R.G. 1500 Lightweight Le Mans - Singer
Eric Thompson, GB
Jack Fairman, GB
1496
L4
S 1.5
202
-
9
9
12
René Bouchard, F
Delahaye 135 MS
René Bouchard, F
Pierre Larrue, F
3595
L6
S 5.0
-
-
10
10
9
Henry Leblanc, F
Delahaye 135CS
Henry Leblanc, F
Jean Brault, F
3617
L6
S 5.0
-
-
11
11
29
Robert Lawrie, GB
Aston Martin DB1
Robert Lawrie, GB
Robert W. Parker, GB
1971
L4
S 2.0
-
-
12
12
44
Monopole-Poissy, F
Monopole Sport - Simca
Jean de Montrémy, F
Eugene Dussous, F
1098
L4
S 1.1
-
-
13
13
20
Jack Bartlett, GB
Healey Coach Sport - Riley
Jack Bartlett, GB
Nigel Mann, GB
2443
L4
S 3.0
-
-
14
14
47
N.J. Mahé / R. Crovetto, F
Simca Huit
Norbert Jean Mahé, F
Roger Crovetto, F
1092
L4
S 1.1
-
-
15
15
58
Let-Aviation, CS
Aero Minor Sport 750
Frantisek Sutnar, CS
Otto Krattner, CS
745
F2
2-str.
S750
-
Front wheel drive
16
16
41
Auguste Lachaize, F
D.B. 'Tank' - Citroën
Auguste Lachaize, F
Albert Debille, F
1490
L4
S 1.5
-
-
17
17
52
André Guillard, F
Simca Huit
André Guillard, F
Théodore Martin, F
1082
L4
S 1.1
-
-
18
18
60
Ecurie Verte, F
Simca Six
Emmanuel Baboin, F
Pierre Gay, F
569
-
S750
-
-
19
19
59
Jacques Poch, F
Aero Minor Sport 750
Ivan Hodac, CS
Jacques Poch, F
745
F2
2-str.
S750
Front wheel drive
20
DNF
1
André Chambas / Ecurie Verte, F
Talbot GS Coupé
André Morel, F
André Chambas, F
4483
L6
S 5.0
222
Head gasket
21
DNF
18
Auguste Veuillet, F
Delage D6-3L
Auguste Veuillet, F
Edmond Mouche, F
2978
L6
S 3.0
208
Engine
22
DNF
28
Mrs R. P. Hichens, GB
Aston Martin DB2
Pierre Marechal, F/GB*
T.A.S.O. "Donald" Mathieson, GB
1971
L6
S 2.0
192
*Fatal accident
23
DNF
4
Charles Pozzi, F
Delahaye 175S (135 ?)
Pierre Flahault, F
André Simon, F
4464
L6
S 5.0
179
Engine
24
DNF
42
René Bonnet, F
DB 5 - Citroën
René Bonnet, F
Charles Deutsch, F
1490
L4
(FWD)
S 1.5
175
Engine
25
DNF/
DQ
43
G.E. Phillips, GB
MG TC 'Special body'
George Phillips, GB
Ronald 'Curly' Dryden, GB
1250
L4
S 1.5
134
Disqualified:
Outside help
26
DNF
8
Louis Villeneuve, F
Delahaye 135CS
Marius Chanal, F
Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
3617
L6
S 5.0
128
Gearbox
27
DNF
10
R.R.C. Walker Racing Team, GB
Delahaye 135CS
Tony Rolt, GB
Guy Jason-Henry, GB
3566
L6
S 5.0
126
Bearings
28
DNF
5
Ets. Delettrez, F
Delettrez Diesel
Jean Delettrez, F
Jacques Delettrez, F
4395
L6
diesel 
S 5.0
123
Out of fuel
29
DNF
45
Monopole-Poissy, F
Monopole - Simca/Fiat
Jean Hémard, F
Raymond Lienard, F
1096
L4
S 1.1
120
Engine
30
DNF
48
Just-Emile Vernet, F
Simca Huit
Just-Emile Vernet, F
Claude Batault, F
1091
L4
S 1.1
118
Accident/
B. fell asleep!
31
DNF
56
Jacques Savoye, F
Singer 9
Jacques Savoye, F
Marcel Renault, F
983?
L4
S750
97
Clutch
Gearbox
32
DNF
2
Ecurie France, F
Talbot MD
Paul Vallé, F
Guy Mairesse, F
4483
L6
S 5.0
95
Engine
33
DNF
54
Mme Vivianne Elder, F
Simca Huit
Vivianne Elder, F
René Camerano, F
1090
L4
S 1.1
95
Crankshaft
34
DNF
46
Robert Redge, F
Simca Dého
Félix Lecerf, F
Robert Redge, F
1089
L4
S 1.1
89
Crankshaft
35
DNF
50
Amedée Gordini, F
Simca Gordini T8
Pierre Veyron, F
José Scaron, F
1099
L4
S 1.1
88
Clutch
36
DNF
34
Ecurie Lapin Blanche, GB
H.R.G. 1500 Lightweight Le Mans - Singer
Jack Scott-Douglas, GB
Neville Gee, GB
1496
L4
S 1.5
83
Engine
37
DNF
16
Marc Versini, F
Delage D6-3L
Marc Versini, F
Gaston Serraud, F
2985
L6
S 3.0
58
Engine
38
DNF
23
J.A. Plisson, F
(Lugi Chinetti, I/USA ?)
Ferrari 166 MM
Jean Lucas, F
"Ferret" (Pierre Louis-Dreyfus), F
1995
V12
S 2.0
53
Accident
39
DNF
3
Charles Pozzi, F
Delahaye 175S (135 ?)
Eugene Chaboud, F
Charles Pozzi, F
4464
L6
S 5.0
52
Electrical
Fire
40
DNF
30
Peter Monkhouse, GB
Aston Martin Speed Model (SM 36)
Peter Monkhouse, GB
Ernest Stapleton, GB
1955
L6
S 2.0
45
Cylinder head
41
DNF
51
Robert Tocheport, F
Simca Huit
Robert Tocheport, F
Roger Carron, CH
1089
L4
S 1.1
45
Radiator
42
DNF
36
Just-Emile Vernet, F
Riley Lynx RMA
Georges Trouis, F
Roger Eckerlein, F
1494
L4
S 1.5
40
Engine
43
DNF
31
Dudley C. Folland, GB
Aston Martin Speed Model (SM 38)
Anthony Heal, GB
Dudley Folland, GB
1994
L6
S 2.0
26
Piston
Cooling
44
DNF
7
Ecurie Rosier, F
Talbot Spéciale
Louis Rosier, F
Jean-Louis Rosier, F
4068
L6
S 5.0
21
Fan belt
45
DNF
57
Camille Hardy, F
Renault 4 CV
Camille Hardy, F
Maurice Roger, F
759
L4
S750
21
Valves
46
DNF
33
Ecurie Lapin Blanche, GB
H.R.G. 1500 Lightweight Le Mans - Singer
Peter Clark, GB
Mortimer Morris-Goddall, GB
1496
L4
S 1.5
11
Radiator
47
DNF
19
Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd, GB
Aston Martin DB2 - Lagonda
Leslie Johnson, GB
Charles Brackenbury, GB
2580
L6
S 3.0
6
Loss of water
48
DNF
32
Louis Eggen, B
Alvis TA 14
Louis Eggen, B
Egon Kraft de la Saulx, B
1892
-
S 2.0
6
Bearings
49
DNF
49
Amedée Gordini, F
Simca Gordini TMM
Jean Trévoux, F
Marcel Lesurque, F
1099
L4
S 1.1
5
Engine
50
DNS
John Gordon, USA
Lancia Astura
-
-
3000
-
S 3.0
-
-
51
DNS
37
Amedée Gordini, F
Simca Gordini T15S
Robert Manzon, F
Maurice Trintignant, F
1500
L6
S 1.5
-
-
52
DNA
-
B. Michelot, F
Simca Huit
-
-
1100
L4
-
-
Reserve entry
53
DNA
-
Victor Polledry, F
Simca Huit
-
-
1100
L4
-
-
Reserve entry
54
DNA
-
Jack Bartlett, GB
Aston Martin
-
-
2000
L6
-
-
-
55
DNA
-
Peter Clark, GB
H.R.G.
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
56
DNA
-
Michel P. Tenbosch, GB
Frazer Nash
-
-
1970
L6
-
-
-
57
DNA
-
Guy Lapchin, F
Panhard Dyna
-
-
610
F2
-
-
-
58
DNA
-
Charles de Cortanze, F
Car not nominated
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
59
DNA
-
Louis Villeneuve, F
Delahaye
-
-
3557
L6
-
-
-
60
DNA
-
Edmond Mouche, F
Delahaye
-
-
3557
L6
-
-
-
61
DNA
-
Amedée Gordini, F
Simca Gordini
-
-
1430
L4
-
-
Too late at scrutineering
62
DNA
-
Amedée Gordini, F
Simca Gordini
-
-
1430
L4
-
-
Too late at scrutineering
63
DNA
-
Amedée Gordini, F
Simca Gordini
-
-
750
-
-
-
Too late at scrutineering
64
DNA
-
Robert Delpech, F
Renault 4 CV
-
-
750
L4
-
-
-
65
DNA
-
Robert Delpech, F
Renault 4 CV
-
-
750
L4
-
-
-
66
DNA
-
Ecurie Canot, F
Renault 4 CV
-
-
750
L4
-
-
-
67
DNA
-
Luigi Chinetti, I/USA
Ferrari 166 MM
-
-
-
V12
-
-
-
68
DNA
-
H Grange, GB
Riley
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
69
DNA
-
J.A. Plisson, F
Ferrari 166
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
70
DNA
38
Amédée Gordini, F
Simca-Gordini T15S
Pierre Veyron, F
Franco Rol, I
1500
L6
S 1.5
-
-
71
DNA
39
Amédée Gordini, F
Simca Gordini
José Scaron, F
Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
-
-
-
-
-
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