1939 German Grand Prix

1939 German Grand Prix
Race 3 of 4 in the 1939 European Championship
Circuit Nürburgring-1927-Nordschleife.svg
Race details
Date23 July 1939
Official nameXII Großer Preis von Deutschland
Nürburg, Germany
CoursePermanent racing facility
Course length22.810 km (14.173 mi)
Distance22 laps, 501.82 km (311.82 mi)
Pole position
Fastest lap
DriverGermany Rudolf CaracciolaMercedes-Benz
SecondAuto Union

The 1939 German Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at the Nürburgring on 23 July 1939.[1]


112Germany Rudolf CaracciolaDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W154224:08:41.831
26Germany Hermann Paul MüllerAuto UnionAuto Union D22+57.842
332Germany Paul PietschOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati 8CTF21+1 Lap83
424France René DreyfusEcurie Lucy O'Reilly SchellDelahaye 14520+2 Laps124
526France "Raph"Ecurie Lucy O'Reilly SchellDelahaye 14519+3 Laps154
628France Robert MazaudPrivate entryDelahaye T135CS19+3 Laps164
740Germany Leonhard JoaSüddeutsche RenngemeinschaftMaserati 4CM19+3 Laps144
Ret2Italy Tazio NuvolariAuto UnionAuto Union D18Engine64
Ret8Germany Rudolf HasseAuto UnionAuto Union D11Accident105
Ret10Germany Georg MeierAuto UnionAuto Union D10Broken front stub axle96
DSQ36Switzerland Adolfo MandirolaPrivate entryMaserati 6CM9Disqualified178
Ret30Italy Luigi VilloresiOfficine A. MaseratiMaserati 8CTF6Fuel tank116
Ret14Germany Manfred von BrauchitschDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W1545Leaking tank27
Ret20Germany Heinz BrendelDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W1543Accident57
Ret16Germany Hermann LangDaimler-Benz AGMercedes-Benz W1542Engine17
Ret22France Raymond SommerPrivate entryAlfa Romeo Tipo 3080Engine137
Ret4Germany Hans StuckAuto UnionAuto Union D0Fuel pipe77


  1. ^ Motor Sport Magazine. (2019). 1939 German Grand Prix | Motor Sport Magazine Database. [online] Available at: https://www.motorsportmagazine.com/database/races/1939-german-grand-prix [Accessed 17 Apr. 2019].

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Flag of Germany (1935–1945).svg
National flag and merchant ensign of Germany from 1935 to 1945.
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Nürburgring, layout 1927–1966, the Nordschleife