1936 Monaco Grand Prix

Coordinates:43°44′4.74″N 7°25′16.8″E / 43.7346500°N 7.421333°E / 43.7346500; 7.421333

1936 Monaco Grand Prix
Race 1 of 4 in the 1936 European Championship
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Race details
Date13 April 1936
Official nameVIII Grand Prix de Monaco
LocationCircuit de Monaco
Monte Carlo
CourseStreet circuit
Course length3.180 km (1.976 mi)
Distance100 laps, 318.0 km (197.6 mi)
WeatherHeavy rain
Pole position
Fastest lap
DriverGermany Hans StuckAuto Union
SecondAuto Union
ThirdAuto Union

The 1936 Monaco Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at Circuit de Monaco on 13 April 1936.

Heavy rain contributed to a series of accidents, while a broken oil line on the Alfa Romeo of Mario Tadini led to so many wrecks in the chicane out of the tunnel it was almost impassable.[1] The Mercedes-Benzes of Louis Chiron, Luigi Fagioli, and Manfred von Brauchitsch, as well as Bernd Rosemeyer's Typ C of newcomer Auto Union, were all eliminated.[2] Tazio Nuvolari in the Alfa Romeo 8C benefitted from the chaos, only to suffer brake fade, and Rudolf Caracciola, proving the truth of his nickname, Regenmeister (Rainmaster), went on to win for Mercedes. He was followed by Achille Varzi and Hans Stuck, both for Auto Union.[3]


18Germany Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W25K1003:49:20.431
24Italy Achille VarziAuto UnionAuto Union C100+1:48.972
32Germany Hans StuckAuto UnionAuto Union C99+1 Lap43
424Italy Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo 8C 35 Type C99+1 Lap24
526Italy Antonio BrivioScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo 8C 35 Type C97+3 Laps114
Italy Giuseppe Farinan/a
616France Jean-Pierre WimilleBugattiBugatti T5997+3 Laps84
722France Raymond SommerPrivate entryAlfa Romeo Tipo B94+6 Laps144
838Italy Pietro GhersiScuderia TorinoMaserati 6C-3487+13 Laps174
918United Kingdom William Grover-WilliamsBugattiBugatti T5984+16 Laps164
DNF20France Philippe ÉtancelinPrivate entryMaserati V8RI37Split tank156
DNF32Italy Carlo Felice TrossiScuderia TorinoMaserati V8RI29Timing pinion126
DNF6Germany Bernd RosemeyerAuto UnionAuto Union C12Accident57
DNF12Italy Luigi FagioliDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W25K8Accident107
DNF36Italy Eugenio SienaScuderia TorinoMaserati 6C-341Accident187
DNF10Monaco Louis ChironDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W25K1Accident17
DNF14Germany Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W25K1Accident97
DNF30Italy Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo 8C 35 Type C1Accident67
DNF28Italy Mario TadiniScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo 8C 35 Type C1Oil leak137
DNS3Germany Ernst von DeliusAuto UnionAuto Union CPractice accident8


  1. ^ Kettlewell, Mike. "Monaco: Road Racing on the Riviera", in Northey, Tom, editor. World of Automobiles (London: Orbis, 1974), Volume 12, pp.1382–1383.
  2. ^ Kettlewell, p.1383.
  3. ^ Kettlewell, p.1383.
  • Kettlewell, Mike. "Monaco: Road Racing on the Riviera", in Northey, Tom, editor. World of Automobiles, Volume 12, pp. 1381–4. London: Orbis, 1974.

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