1931 24 Hours of Le Mans

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1931 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1931 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 9th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 13 and 14 June 1931.

Official results[edit]

Le Mans in 1931
Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
1 3.0 16 United Kingdom Lord Howe United Kingdom Lord Howe
United Kingdom Sir Henry Birkin
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM Alfa Romeo 2.3L
Supercharged I8
184
2 8.0 1 France Boris Ivanowski Russia Boris Ivanowski
France Henri Stoffel
Mercedes-Benz SSK Mercedes-Benz 7.1L
Supercharged I6
177
3 3.0 11 United Kingdom Arthur W. Fox
United Kingdom Charles Nicholl
United Kingdom Tim Rose-Richards
United Kingdom Owen Saunders-Davies
Talbot AV105 Talbot 3.0L I6 173
4 5.0 9 France Henri Trébort France Henri Trébort
France Louis Balart
La Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 La Lorraine 3.4L I6 150
5 1.5 25 United Kingdom Aston Martin United Kingdom A.C. Bertelli
United Kingdom Maurice Harvey
Aston Martin 1½ International Aston Martin 1.5L I4 139
6 1.1 29 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous France Just-Emile Vernet
France Fernand Vallon
Caban Spéciale Ruby 1.1L I4 128

Disqualified[edit]

  • #31 failed to complete the final lap of the race in under 30 minutes and was disqualified.
  • #27 and #22 were disqualified for attempting to refuel before the allowed time.
Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
7 750 31 United Kingdom Francis Samuelson United Kingdom F.H.B. Samuelson
United Kingdom Freddy Kindell
MG C-type Midget MG 0.7L Supercharged I4  ?
8 1.1 27 France M. de Ricou France Gustave Duverne
France Robert Girod
B.N.C. B.N.C. 1.1L I4  ?
9 1.5 22 France Mme. Marguerite Mareuse France Marguerite Mareuse
France Odette Siko
Bugatti Type 40 Bugatti 1.5L I4  ?

Did Not Finish[edit]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
10 3.0 10 United Kingdom Arthur W. Fox
United Kingdom Charles Nicholl
United Kingdom Brian E. Lewis
United Kingdom Johnny Hindmarsh
Talbot AV105 Talbot 3.0L I6 132
11 1.5 26 United Kingdom Aston Martin United Kingdom Sammy Newsome
United Kingdom Kenneth Peacock
Aston Martin 1½ International Aston Martin 1.5L I4 126
12 1.5 24 United Kingdom Aston Martin United Kingdom Humphrey W. Cook
United Kingdom Jack Bezzant
Aston Martin 1½ International Aston Martin 1.5L I4 111
13 3.0 14 Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Soc. Anon. Alfa Romeo Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Goffredo Zehender
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Attilio Marinoni
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Alfa Romeo 2.3L I8 99
14 1.5 23 France Jean Sébilleau France Jean Sébilleau
France Georges Delaroche
Bugatti Type 40 Bugatti 1.5L I4 96
15 3.0 12 United Kingdom Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth United Kingdom Peter Hope-Johnson
United Kingdom Jack H. Barlett
Arrol-Aster Arrol-Aster 2.4L I6 95
16 1.1 28 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous France Roger Labric
France Yves Giraud-Cabantous
Caban Spéciale Caban 1.1L I4 89
17 1.1 30 France Lombard France Charles Cherrier
France Camille Royer
Lombard Lombard 1.1L I4 45
18 750 32 United Kingdom Hon. Mrs. Chetwynd United Kingdom Mrs. Chetwynd
United Kingdom Mrs. H.H. Stisted
MG C-type Midget MG 0.7L Supercharged I4 30
19 5.0 7 United Kingdom Anthony Bevan United Kingdom Anthony Bevan
United Kingdom Mike Couper
Bentley 4½ Bentley 4.4L I4 29
20 5.0 5 France Equipe Bugatti France Albert Divo
France Guy Bouriat
Bugatti Type 50S Bugatti 5.0L Supercharged I8 26
21 5.0 4 France Equipe Bugatti Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Achille Varzi
Monaco Louis Chiron
Bugatti Type 50S Bugatti 5.0L Supercharged I8 24
22 3.0 19 France Antoione Schumann France Pierre Louis-Dreyfus
France Mariette Delangle
Bugatti Type 43 Bugatti 2.3L I8 22
23 5.0 6 France Equipe Bugatti Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Count Caberto Conelli
France Maurice Rost
Bugatti Type 50S Bugatti 4.9L Supercharged I8 20
24 8.0 3 France Éduoard Brisson France Éduoard Brisson
Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg Joseph Cattaneo
Stutz DV32 Stutz 5.3L Supercharged I8 19
25 8.0 2 No Team Name France Henri De Costier
France Raymond Lussan
Chrysler Imperial Chrysler 6.3L I8 18
26 5.0 8 No Team Name France Raymond Sommer
France Jean Delemer
Chrysler 80 Chrysler 4.6L I6 14

Statistics[edit]

  • Fastest Lap – #1 Boris Ivanowski – 7:03
  • Distance – 3017.654 km
  • Average Speed – 125.735 km/h

Trophy Winners[edit]

  • 7th Biennial Cup – #16 Lord Howe
  • Index of Performance – #16 Lord Howe