1934 Australian Grand Prix

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The 1934 Australian Grand Prix was a motor race held at the Phillip Island circuit in Victoria, Australia on 19 March 1934.[1] The 200 mile race, which was organised by the Light Car Club of Australia, was the seventh Australian Grand Prix.[1] Contested as a handicap race, it was won by Bob Lea-Wright, driving a Singer 9 Le Mans.[1]

Race classification[edit]

The Singer 9 Le Mans of Bob Lea-Wright, pictured after Lea-Wright’s victory in the 1934 Australian Grand Prix
Position [1] [2] Driver [1] No. [1] Car [1] [2] Entrant [1] Handicap [1] Laps [1] [2]
1 Bob Lea-Wright 20 Singer 9 Le Mans Lea-Wright Motors 35 minutes 31
2 Bill Thompson 2 MG K3 Magnette R Lane Scratch 31
3 Jack Clements 22 MG J2 Midget J Clements 35 minutes 31
4 Les Jennings 9 MG Magna L Jennings 15 minutes 31
5 Harold Drake Raymond 12 Bugatti Type 37 H Drake Raymond 17 minutes 31
6 Cec Warren 6 MG J2 Midget Britannia Motors P/L 12 minutes 31
NC Arthur Terdich 3 Bugatti Type 37A AJ Turdich 4 minutes 29
NC Barnie Dentry 7 Riley Brooklands GB Dentry 13 minutes 28
DNF Geoff Disher 16 Salmson L Type G Disher 19 minutes 28
DNF Neil Gullifer 15 Ballot N Gullifer 18 minutes 28
DNF R Anderson 10 MG Magna R Anderson 15 minutes 20
DNF Les Murphy 21 MG J2 Midget L Murphy 35 minutes 14
DNF Johnny Summers 8 MG Magna JH Summers 14 minutes 13
DNF Bill Williamson 19 Riley 9 JW Williamson 32 minutes 10
DNF Ernie Nichols 11 Bugatti Type 37 E Nichols 15 minutes 8
DNF Jack McCutcheon 5 Bugatti Type 37 K MacMeikan 15 minutes 7
DNF R Johnstone 14 Lombard HWH Lowe 17 minutes 6
DNF Arthur Wylie 13 Bugatti Type 37 AJ Wylie 17 minutes 3
DNF Norman Putt 18 MG K1 Magnette Britannia Motors P/L 20 minutes 3
DNF Ken McKinney 17 Austin 7 K McKinney 20 minutes 1
DNS Jack Edwards 4 Bugatti Type 30 AC Smith - -

Of the twenty starters, six completed the course within the prescribed time limit.[3]

Key:

  • NC: Not classified
  • DNF: Did not finish
  • DNS: Did not start

Notes:

  • Race distance: 31 laps, 206 miles, 321.8 km [2]
  • Winner's race time: 3 hours 12 minutes 10 seconds (63.5 mph) [1]
  • Fastest lap: Bill Thompson, 4 minutes 43 seconds [1] (84 mph) [4]
  • Fastest time: Bill Thompson, 2 hours 37 minutes and 21 seconds [4] (Thompson was awarded the prize for the "Fastest time",[4] this being actual running time,[1] ignoring handicap.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m John Blanden, 1934 Australian Grand Prix, A History Of Australian Grand Prix 1928-1939, pages 101 to 114
  2. ^ a b c d The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix, 1986, pages 60 to 72
  3. ^ Light Car Club race - Grand Prix at Cowes - Victory for Lea-Wright, The Age, Tuesday, March 20 1934, Page 10
  4. ^ a b c 200-Mile Motor Race won by R.A. Lea-Wright, The Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday, March 20 1934, page 10 Retrieved from trove.nla.gov.au on 12 March 2014
Preceded by
1933 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
1934
Succeeded by
1935 Australian Grand Prix