1913 French Grand Prix

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Race details
1913 Grand Prix season
Date July 12, 1913
Official name Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France
Location Amiens, France
Course Public roads
31.62 km (19.650 mi)
Distance 29 laps, 916.98 km (569.850 mi)
Fastest lap
Driver France Paul Bablot Delage
Time 15:22.0
Podium
First France Georges Boillot Peugot
Second France Jules Goux Peugot
Third France Jean Chassagne Sunbeam

The 1913 French Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at Amiens on 12 July 1913.

The race[edit]

The restriction on Grand Prix cars for 1913 included an 800 kg (1,764 lb) minimum weight and an 1,100 kg (2,425 lb) maximum weight, as well as a 14 mpg-imp (20 L/100 km; 12 mpg-US) fuel consumption limit.[1] The buildup to the race and the race itself were marred by three fatal crashes. Bigio was killed testing his Itala before the race. In a separate incident before the race, Paul Zuccarelli was killed when his Peugeot crashed into a cart, and a spectator was killed when Kenelm Lee Guinness's Sunbeam crashed into a river.

Georges Boillot won for the second year in succession, at an average speed of 72.141 mph (116.096 km/h). The fastest lap was set by Paul Bablot, at an average speed of 76.718 mph (123.462 km/h).[2]

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retired
1 8 France Georges Boillot Peugeot EX3 29 7:53:56.8
2 14 France Jules Goux Peugeot EX3 +2:25.6
3 15 France Jean Chassagne Sunbeam +12:23.4
4 2 France Paul Bablot Delage Y +22:16.8
5 10 France Albert Guyot Delage Y +24:02.0
6 9 United Kingdom Dario Resta Sunbeam +27:41.6
7 16 France René Champoiseau Th Schneider +50:40.4
8 5 Belgium Joseph Christiaens Excelsior +1:03:26.8
9 20 France René Thomas Th Schneider +1:10:15.4
10 6 France René Croquet Th Schneider +1:18:55.8
11 11 Sigurd Hornsted Excelsior +1:43:43.8
Ret 19 United KingdomKenelm Lee Guinness Sunbeam 15 Crash
Ret 17 ItalyAntonio Moriondo Itala 13 Spring
Ret 7 Italy Felice Nazzaro Itala 12 Spring
Ret 4 France Dragutin Esser Mathis 8 Valve
Ret 1 France Gustave Caillois Sunbeam 4 Radius rod
Ret 12 France Fernand Gabriel Th Schneider 3 Carburettor
Ret 3 GermanyCarl Jörns Opel 1 Engine
Ret 18 Delpierre Peugeot EX3 1 Crash
Ret 13 H. Pope Itala 1 Engine


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References[edit]

  1. ^ Higham, Peter (1995). The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing. Guinness Publishing. pp. 194–196. ISBN 0-85112-642-1. 
  2. ^ "1913 Grands Prix.". Retrieved 2007-11-09.