1931 Australian Grand Prix

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The 1931 Australian Grand Prix was a motor race held at Phillip Island on 23 March 1931. The race had 20 entrants and 14 starters.

It was the fourth Australian Grand Prix and the fourth held at Phillip Island. The race was run in 4 classes (A, B, C and D)

Classification[edit]

Source:[1]

Pos No. Class Driver Car Laps Time
1 16 C Carl Junker Bugatti Type 39 31 2h 54m 50s
2 1 A Cyril Dickason Austin 7 Ulster s/c 31 3h 02m 24s
3 12 C Harold Drake-Richmond Bugatti Type 37 31 3h 03m 19s
4 10 B Barney Dentry Riley Brooklands 31 3h 09m 39s
5 13 B Joan Richmond Riley Brooklands 31 3h 34m 00s
6 3 A Cec Warren Austin 7 Ulster 31 3h 35m 21s
Ret 15 C Hope Bartlett Bugatti Type 37 s/c 29 Engine
Ret 19 D Les Jennings Morris Oxford 28
Ret 2 A Clarrie May Austin 7 s/c 18
Ret 4 A Ian Russell Morris Minor 15
Ret 20 D Jack Clements Bugatti Type 30 14 Crankshaft
Ret 18 D Jack Sidebottom Singer 12
Ret 14 C Arthur Terdich Bugatti Type 37 s/c 8 Con-rod
Ret 9 B Bill Lowe Lombard AL3 s/c

Notes[edit]

  • Pole position:
  • Fastest lap: Hope Bartlett – 4'45.00 (79.90 mph)
  • Organised by the Victorian Light Car Club.
  • Officially a scratch race although handicap times were recorded.
  • Handicap race.
  • Lap times had improved greatly after a resurfacing of the track.

References[edit]

Preceded by
1930 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
1931
Succeeded by
1932 Australian Grand Prix

External links[edit]