1938 French Grand Prix

1938 French Grand Prix
Race 1 of 4 in the 1938 European Championship
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Race details
Date3 July 1938
Official nameXXXII Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France
LocationReims-Gueux
Reims, France
CoursePublic roads
Course length7.816 km (4.857 mi)
Distance64 laps, 500.22 km (310.82 mi)
Pole position
DriverMercedes-Benz
Time2:39.2
Fastest lap
DriverGermany Hermann LangMercedes-Benz
Time2:45.1
Podium
FirstMercedes-Benz
SecondMercedes-Benz
ThirdMercedes-Benz

The 1938 French Grand Prix (formally the XXXII Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France) was a Grand Prix motor race which was held at Reims-Gueux on 3 July 1938. The race was held over 64 laps of the 7.8-kilometre (4.8 mi) course for a total distance of 500 kilometres (310 mi).

Like the other races in the 1938 European Drivers' Championship, the French Grand Prix was held to new regulations for 1938, mandating a maximum engine capacity of 4.5L, or 3L for supercharged engines, as well as minimum weights based on a sliding scale depending on engine size, with the largest engine cars needing to weigh at least 850 kilograms (1,870 lb).[1]

Classification

PosNoDriverTeamCarLapsTime/RetiredGridPoints
126Germany Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W154643:04:38.521
224Germany Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W154643:06:19.3[1][2]32
328Germany Hermann LangDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W15463+1 lap13
44France René CarrièreTalbot DarracqTalbot T26SS54+10 laps64
DNF2France Philippe ÉtancelinTalbot DarracqTalbot T26SS38Engine75
DNF10France Eugène ChaboudSEFACSEFAC287
DNF16Switzerland Christian KautzAuto UnionAuto Union D1Accident47
DNF22France Jean-Pierre WimilleBugattiBugatti T591Oil line97
DNF18Germany Rudolf HasseAuto UnionAuto Union D1Accident57
Sources:[1][2][3]

References

  1. ^ a b c Hodges, David (1967). The French Grand Prix. pp. 121–125.
  2. ^ a b Snellman, Leif. "1938 Grand Prix Season Part 3". The Golden Era of Grand Prix Racing. Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  3. ^ "1938 French Grand Prix". Motor Sport Magazine Database. Retrieved 2 January 2019.


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