1938 German Grand Prix

1938 German Grand Prix
Race 2 of 4 in the 1938 European Championship
Circuit Nürburgring-1927-Nordschleife.svg
Race details
Date24 July 1938
Official nameXI Großer Preis von Deutschland
LocationNürburgring
Nürburg, Germany
CoursePermanent racing facility
Course length22.810 km (14.173 mi)
Distance22 laps, 501.82 km (311.82 mi)
Attendance350,000[1]
Pole position
Driver
  • Germany Manfred von Brauchitsch
Mercedes-Benz
Time9:48.4
Fastest lap
DriverUnited Kingdom Richard SeamanMercedes-Benz
Time10:09.1
Podium
FirstMercedes-Benz
Second
Mercedes-Benz
Third
  • Germany Hans Stuck
Auto Union

The 1938 German Grand Prix was a championship Grand Prix held on 24 July 1938 at the Nürburgring in Nazi Germany. It was the 2nd race in the 1938 European Championship. The race which was 22 laps, was won by Richard Seaman driving a Mercedes-Benz W154 after starting from 3rd place.[2]

Entries

No.DriverEntrantCar
2Italy Tazio NuvolariAuto Union AGAuto Union D
4Germany Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto Union D
6Germany Rudolf HasseAuto Union AGAuto Union C/D
8Germany Hermann MüllerAuto Union AGAuto Union C/D
10Germany Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W154
12Germany Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W154
14Germany Hermann LangDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W154
16United Kingdom Richard SeamanDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W154
18Germany Walter BäumerDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W154
20France René DreyfusEcurie BleueDelahaye 145
22Italy Franco ComottiEcurie BleueDelahaye 145
24Italy Giuseppe FarinaAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo Tipo 312
26Italy Clemente BiondettiAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo Tipo 312
28Italy Piero TaruffiScuderia TorinoAlfa Romeo Tipo 308
30Italy Pietro GhersiScuderia TorinoAlfa Romeo 8C 2900A
32Switzerland Toulo de GraffenriedBaron de GraffenriedMaserati 6C-34
34Hungary Ernõ FesteticsGraf FesteticsAlfa Romeo Tipo B/P3
36United Kingdom Arthur HydeA. HydeMaserati 8CM
38Germany Herbert BergEcurie HelvetiaMaserati 6CM
40Germany Paul PietschEcurie HelvetiaMaserati 6CM
42Italy Renato BalestreroR. BalestreroAlfa Romeo Tipo 308
44Italy Franco CorteseScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati 6CM
Source:[2]

Race

Pos.DriverEntrantCarLapsTime/Retired
1United Kingdom Richard SeamanDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W154223:51:46.1
2Germany Rudolf Caracciola
Germany Hermann Lang2
Daimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W154223:55:06.1
3Germany Hans StuckAuto Union AGAuto Union D224:00:42.3
4Germany Hermann Müller
Italy Tazio Nuvolari3
Auto Union AGAuto Union C/D224:01:19.1
5France René DreyfusEcurie BleueDelahaye 14521
6Germany Paul PietschEcurie HelvetiaMaserati 6CM20
7Italy Renato BalestreroR. BalestreroAlfa Romeo Tipo 308
8Italy Pietro GhersiScuderia TorinoAlfa Romeo 8C 2900A
9Italy Franco CorteseScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati 6CM
RetGermany Rudolf HasseAuto Union AGAuto Union C/D15Engine
RetGermany Hermann Lang2
Germany Walter Bäumer1
Daimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W15415Engine
RetGermany Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W15415Crash
RetUnited Kingdom Arthur HydeA. HydeMaserati 8CM14Crashed into ditch
RetSwitzerland Toulo de GraffenriedBaron de GraffenriedMaserati 6C-343Transmission
RetItaly Giuseppe FarinaAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo Tipo 3122Mechanical
RetItaly Piero TaruffiScuderia TorinoAlfa Romeo Tipo 3082Skidded off track
RetItaly Tazio NuvolariAuto Union AGAuto Union D2Crash
RetItaly Clemente BiondettiAlfa CorseAlfa Romeo Tipo 3121Crash
RetItaly Franco ComottiEcurie BleueDelahaye 1451Gearbox
RetGermany Herbert BergEcurie HelvetiaMaserati 6CM1Fuel Pump
DNSGermany Walter Bäumer1Daimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W154
DNAHungary Ernõ FesteticsGraf FesteticsAlfa Romeo Tipo B/P3
Source:[2]
Notes
  • ^1  - After Walter Bäumer's car failed to start, he joined Hermann Lang in the #14 car.
  • ^2  - Subsequently, after the #14 car suffered an engine failure, Hermann Lang joined Rudolf Caracciola in the #10 car.
  • ^3  - After Tazio Nuvolari's lap 2 crash, he joined Hermann Müller in the #2 car.

References

  1. ^ "Wins German Grand Prix". The Gazette. 25 July 1938. Retrieved 22 July 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b c "1938 GRAND PRIX SEASON - PART 3". www.kolumbus.fi. Retrieved 2020-07-23.



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