1937 Italian Grand Prix

1937 Italian Grand Prix
Race 5 of 5 in the 1937 European Championship
Race details
Date12 September 1937
Official nameXV Gran Premio d'Italia
LocationCircuito del Montenero
Livorno, Italy
CoursePermanent racing facility
Course length7.218 km (4.485 mi)
Distance50 laps, 360.90 km (224.25 mi)
Pole position
Fastest lap
DriversGermany Rudolf CaracciolaMercedes-Benz
Fastest lapGermany Hermann LangMercedes-Benz
ThirdAuto Union

The 1937 Italian Grand Prix was a "750 kg Formula" Grand Prix race held on 12 September 1937 at the Montenero Circuit in Livorno.

Race report

Caracciola took an early lead from pole, Lang was second but he soon took the lead from Caracciola, the two Mercedes drivers pushing each other hard. Team manager Alfred Neubauer was not impressed by the internal fighting. The partisan crowd were disappointed when the Italian Nuvolari retired and gave his car to Farina.

Von Brauchitsch and Kautz were out, the two leading Mercedes had a fierce fight to the flag with Caracciola blocking any attempt to pass by Lang. Rosemeyer couldn't match their pace and Caracciola held on for a win with Lang just 0.4s behind him at the flag.


12Germany Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W125502:44:54.411
26Germany Hermann LangDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W12550+ 0.442
312Germany Bernd RosemeyerAuto UnionAuto Union C50+ 2:25.433
48United Kingdom Richard SeamanDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W12549+ 1 Lap84
518Germany Hermann Paul MüllerAuto UnionAuto Union C49+ 1 Lap104
614Italy Achille VarziAuto UnionAuto Union C49+ 1 Lap24
722Italy Tazio NuvolariScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo 12C-3649+ 1 Lap74
Italy Giuseppe Farinan/a
826Italy Carlo Felice TrossiScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo 12C-3647+ 3 Laps94
916Germany Hans StuckAuto UnionAuto Union C47+ 3 Laps54
Germany Rudolf Hassen/a
1020Italy Vittorio BelmondoPrivate entryAlfa Romeo C45+ 5 Laps154
DNF10Switzerland Christian KautzDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W12543144
DNF28Italy Clemente BiondettiPrivate entryAlfa Romeo C38134
DNF4Germany Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W12536Mechanical65
DNF30Italy Giovanbattista GuidottiAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo 12C-3724Mechanical116
DNF24Italy Giuseppe FarinaScuderia FerrariAlfa Romeo 12C-3613Mechanical126
* (AIACR European Driver Championship round) [1] - Sources:[2]


  1. ^ "AIACR European Driver Championships". dlg.speedfreaks.org. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
  2. ^ "1937 - XV Gran Premio d'Italia". Leif Snellman. Retrieved April 16, 2014.

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Circuito Montenero 1937