1934 24 Hours of Le Mans

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1934 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1934 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 12th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 16 and 17 June 1934.

Official results[edit]

Le Mans in 1934
Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
1 3.0 9 Italy Luigi Chinetti
France Philippe Étancelin
Italy Luigi Chinetti
France Philippe Étancelin
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Alfa Romeo 2.3L Supercharged I8 213
2 1.5 27 United Kingdom Riley Motor Company Ltd. France Jean Sébilleau
France Georges Delaroche
Riley 6/12 MPH Racing Riley 1.5L I6 200
3 1.5 28 United Kingdom Riley Motor Company Ltd. United Kingdom Freddie Dixon
United Kingdom Cyril Paul
Riley 6/12 MPH Racing Riley 1.5L I6 199
4 1.1 34 United Kingdom Roy Eccles United Kingdom Charles E.C. Martin
United Kingdom Roy Eccles
MG K3 MG 1.1L Supercharged I4 197
5 1.1 36 United Kingdom Riley Motor Company Ltd. United Kingdom Alex van der Becke
United Kingdom Kenneth Peacock
Riley Brooklands Riley 1.1L I4 195
6 1.1 37 United Kingdom Riley Motor Company Ltd. United Kingdom Sammy Newsome
United Kingdom Percy Maclure
Riley Nine Ulster Imp Riley 1.1L I4 195
7 1.5 26 United Kingdom A.A. Rigby United Kingdom Brian E. Lewis
United Kingdom Johnny Hindmarsh
Singer Le Mans 1½ Litre Singer 1.5L I4 195
8 1.5 25 United Kingdom Frank Stanley Barnes United Kingdom Frank Stanley Barnes
United Kingdom Alf Langley
Singer Le Mans 1½ Litre Singer 1.5L I4 192
9 3.0 4 France Norbert Jean Mahé France Norbert Jean Mahé
France Jean Desvignes
Bugatti Type 44 Bugatti 3.0L I8 191
10 1.5 20 United Kingdom M.R.E. Tongue United Kingdom Reggie Tongue
United Kingdom Maurice Faulkner
Aston Martin 1½ Le Mans Aston Martin 1.5L I4 188
11 1.5 24 United Kingdom John Cecil Noël United Kingdom John Cecil Noël
United Kingdom Jen Wheeler
Aston Martin 1½ Le Mans Aston Martin 1.5L I4 180
12 1.1 39 France Jean Trévoux France Jean Trévoux
France René Carriére
Riley Nine Ulster Imp Riley 1.1L I4 174
13 1.1 38 United Kingdom Miss Dorothy Champney United Kingdom Dorothy Champney
Canada Kay Petre
Riley Nine Ulster Imp Riley 1.1L I4 172
14 1.1 32 France Jean de Gavardie France Jean de Gavardie
United States George Stewart
Amilcar C6 Amilcar 1.1L I6 168
15 1.1 48 United Kingdom Singer Ltd. United Kingdom Norman Black
United Kingdom J.R.H. Baker
Singer Nine Le Mans Singer 1.0L I4 163
16 1.1 40 United Kingdom Lord de Clifford United Kingdom Freddie de Clifford
United Kingdom Charles Brackenbury
Lagonda Rapier
"De Clifford Special"
Lagonda 1.1L I4 163
17 1.1 52 France Mme Anne-Cecile Rose-Itier France Anne-Cecile Rose-Itier
France Charles Duruy
MG PA Midget MG 0.8L I4 162
18 1.1 47 United Kingdom Singer Ltd. United Kingdom Tommy Wisdom
United Kingdom John Donald Barnes
Singer Nine Le Mans Singer 1.0L I4 161
19 1.1 44 France J.A. Grégoire France Félix Quinault
France Daniélault
Tracta Tracta 1.0L I4 158
20 1.1 42 France Charles Auguste Martin France Charles Auguste Martin
France Fernand Pousse
Amilcar CG
"Spéciale Martin"
Amilcar 1.1L I4 155
21 1.1 45 France Alin Fréres France Adrien Alin
France Albert Alin
B.N.C. B.N.C. 1.0L I4 150
22 1.1 31 France Ecurie de l'Ours France Camille Poiré
France Gaston Robail
Amilcar C6 Amilcar 1.1L I6 148
23 1.1 50 United Kingdom R.P. Gardner United Kingdom R.P. Gardner
United Kingdom A.C. Beloë
Singer Nine Le Mans Singer 1.0L I4 143

Did Not Finish[edit]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
24 1.5 23 United Kingdom Aston Martin Ltd. United Kingdom Mortimer Morris-Goodall
United Kingdom Jim Elwes
Aston Martin 1½ Le Mans Aston Martin 1.5L I4 155
25 1.5 22 United Kingdom Aston Martin Ltd. United Kingdom Thomas Fothringham-Parker
United Kingdom John Appleton
Aston Martin 1½ Le Mans Aston Martin 1.5L I4 142
26 5.0 3 France Just-Emile Vernet France Just-Emile Vernet
France Daniel Porthault
La Lorraine B3-6 La Lorraine 3.5L I6 133
27 750 54 United Kingdom H. Bridgman Metchim United Kingdom H. Bridgman Metchim
United Kingdom C.H. Masters
Austin 7 Austin 0.7L I4 95
28 1.5 29 France Auguste Bodoignet France Auguste Bodoignte
France Fernand Vallon
Bugatti
(Type Unknown)
Bugatti 1.4L I6 90
29 1.1 33 United Kingdom John Ludovic Ford United Kingdom John Ludovic Ford
United Kingdom Maurice Baumer
MG K-type K3 MG 1.1L Supercharged I4 85
30 3.0 6 United Kingdom Lord Howe United Kingdom Lord Howe
United Kingdom Tim Rose-Richards
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300LM Alfa Romeo 2.4L Supercharged I8 85
31 1.1 30 France Just-Emile Vernet France Albert Debille
France Jean Viale
Salmson GS Salmson 1.1L I4 82
32 3.0 14 France Charles Brunet France Charles Brunet
France Jean Renaldi
Bugatti Type 55 Bugatti 2.3L Supercharged I8 75
33 5.0 2 France Roger Labric France Roger Labric
France Pierre Veyron
Bugatti Type 50S Bugatti 4.9L I8 73
34 1.1 49 United Kingdom Gordon Hendy United Kingdom Gordon Hendy
United Kingdom James Boulton
Singer Nine Le Mans Singer 1.0L I4 59
35 1.5 21 United Kingdom Aston Martin Ltd. United Kingdom A.C. Bertelli
United Kingdom Clifton Penn-Hughes
Aston Martin 1½ Le Mans Aston Martin 1.5L I4 59
36 2.0 16 France Louis Villeneuve France Louis Villeneuve
France Géo Ham
Derby L8 Derby 2.0L V8 44
37 3.0 5 United Kingdom Tim Rose-Richards United Kingdom Freddy Clifford
United Kingdom Owen Saunders-Davies
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Alfa Romeo 2.4L I8 40
38 1.1 46 France Raymond Gaillard France Raymond Gaillard
France Paul Vallée
Rally Rally 1.0L I4 38
39 750 53 France Philippe Maillard-Brune France Philippe Maillard-Brune
France Charles Druck
MG J-type Midget MG 0.7L I4 30
40 1.1 43 France J.A. Grégoire France Pierre Padrault
France "Charlault"
Tracta Tracta 1.0L I4 23
41 2.0 18 United Kingdom Mrs. Gwenda Stewart United Kingdom Gwenda Stewart
United Kingdom Louis Bonne
Derby L8 Derby 2.0L V8 16
42 3.0 15 France M. Bayard France Max Fourney
France Louis Decaroli
Bugatti Type 55 Bugatti 2.3L I8 15
43 1.1 41 France Georges Boursin France Georges Boursin
France "Nadeau"
Amilcar CGS Amilcar 1.1L I4 14
44 3.0 7 France Raymond Sommer France Raymond Sommer
France Dr. Pierre Félix
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Alfa Romeo 2.4L I8 14

Statistics[edit]

  • Fastest Lap – #9 Luigi Chinetti / Philippe Étancelin – 5:41
  • Distance – 2886.938 km
  • Average Speed – 120.289 km/h

Trophy Winners[edit]

  • 10th Rudge-Whitworth Biennial Cup – #36 Riley Motor Company Ltd.
  • Index of Performance – #36 Riley Motor Company Ltd.