1931 Belgian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 3 of 3 in the 1931 European Championship
Date 12 July 1931
Official name III Grand Prix de Belgique
Location Spa-Francorchamps
Spa, Belgium
Course Permanent racing facility
14.864 km (9.236 mi)
Distance 88 laps, 1320.399 km (820.458 mi)
Pole position
Drivers France Albert Divo Bugatti
France Guy Bouriat
Grid positions set by ballot
Fastest lap
Driver Monaco Louis Chiron Bugatti
Time 6:18.6
Podium
First United Kingdom William Grover-Williams
Italy Caberto Conelli
Bugatti
Second Italy Tazio Nuvolari
Italy Baconin Borzacchini
Alfa Romeo
Third Italy Ferdinando Minoia
Italy Giovanni Minozzi
Alfa Romeo

The 1931 Belgian Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at Spa-Francorchamps on 12 July 1931.

Classification[edit]

Start of the race

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 United Kingdom William Grover-Williams Private entry Bugatti T51 88 2 1
Italy Caberto Conelli 1
2 10 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 6C-1750 88 5 2
Italy Baconin Borzacchini 2
3 2 Italy Ferdinando Minoia Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 6C-1750 85 +3 Laps 3 3
Italy Giovanni Minozzi 3
4 16 United Kingdom Henry Birkin Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 8C-2300LM 83 +5 Laps 8 4
United Kingdom Brian Lewis 4
5 8 France Henri Stoffel Private entry Mercedes-Benz SSK 81 +7 Laps 6 4
RussiaBoris Ivanowski[1] 4
6 24 France Jean Pesato Private entry Alfa Romeo 8C-1750 73 +15 Laps 10 4
France Pierre Félix 4
7 18 France Jean-Pierre Wimille Private entry Bugatti T51 65 +23 Laps 7 5
France Jean Gaupillat 5
8 22 France Charles Montier Private entry Montier-Ford 58 +30 Laps 11 5
France "Ducolombier" 5
Ret 20 France François Montier Private entry Montier-Ford 56 12 5
Ret 6 France Albert Divo Bugatti Bugatti T51 51 Mechanical 1 5
France Guy Bouriat 5
Ret 12 Italy Achille Varzi Bugatti Bugatti T51 44 Magneto 4 5
Monaco Louis Chiron 5
Ret 14 Italy Giuseppe Campari Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 6C-1750 40 Fire 9 6
Italy Goffredo Zehender 6

Starting grid positions[edit]

1st Row 3 Pos. 2 Pos. 1 Pos.
Italy / Italy
Minoia / Minozzi
Alfa Romeo
United Kingdom / Italy
Grover-Williams / Conelli
Bugatti
France / France
Divo / Bouriat
Bugatti
2nd Row 3 Pos. 2 Pos. 1 Pos.
France /  
Stoffel / Russia Ivanowski
Mercedes-Benz
Italy / Italy
Nuvolari / Borzacchini
Alfa Romeo
Italy / Monaco
Varzi / Chiron
Bugatti
3rd Row 3 Pos. 2 Pos. 1 Pos.
Italy / Italy
Campari / Zehender
Alfa Romeo
United Kingdom / United Kingdom
Birkin / Lewis
Alfa Romeo
France / France
Wimille / Gaupillat
Bugatti
4th Row 3 Pos. 2 Pos. 1 Pos.
France
F. Montier
Montier-Ford
France / France
C. Montier / Ducolombier
Montier-Ford
France / France
Pesato / Félix
Alfa Romeo

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ivanowski was a Russian national, but in exile since the Russian Revolution


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