1934 Monaco Grand Prix

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The 1934 Monaco Grand Prix (formally the VI Grand Prix de Monaco) was a Grand Prix motor race held on 2 April 1934 at Circuit de Monaco in and out of Monte Carlo. The race comprised 100 laps of a 3.180km circuit, for a total race distance of 318.0km.

The Association Internationale des Automobile Clubs Reconnus (AIACR) had announced on 12 October 1932 that a new Grand Prix formula will go into effect for the 1934 season, and the 1934 Monaco Grand Prix was the first Grand Épreuve event run under the new regulations. Although one of the new rules required the race distance to be over 500 km, Monaco GP was permitted to be run for 100 laps or 318 km, as the time required to complete 100 laps at the slow Circuit de Monaco was comparable to 500 km at faster tracks such as Monza.

The race was won by Guy Moll, a newly recruited Algerian[1] of Scuderia Ferrari, driving an Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3. In addition to winning the very first race after the enrollment to the Ferrari team, Moll (at 23 years and 10 months old) remained the youngest driver to have won a Monaco GP until Lewis Hamilton (at 23 years and 4 months) won in 2008.

Starting grid[edit]

Grid No Driver Car Qual.Time
1 22 Carlo Felice Trossi Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3 1'58"
2 14 Philippe Étancelin Maserati 8CM 1'59"
3 8 René Dreyfus Bugatti T59 1'59"
4 24 Achille Varzi Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3 1'59"
5 28 Tazio Nuvolari Bugatti T59 1'59"
6 16 Louis Chiron Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3 2'00"
7 20 Guy Moll Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3 2'00"
8 32 Piero Taruffi Maserati 4C 2500[2] 2'00"
9 10 Jean-Pierre Wimille Bugatti T59 2'00"
10 18 Marcel Lehoux Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3 2'00"
11 4 Whitney Straight Maserati 8CM 2'02"
12 30 Eugenio Siena Maserati 8C3000 2'05"
13 26 Renato Balestrero Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 Monza 2'05"
14 12 Pierre Veyron Bugatti T51 2'06"
15 2 Earl Howe Maserati 8CM 2'08"

Classification[3][4][edit]

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retire
1 20 Guy Moll Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3 100 3h31m31.4
2 16 Louis Chiron Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3 100 3h32m33.4
3 8 René Dreyfus Bugatti T59 99 3h32m19s
4 18 Marcel Lehoux Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3 99 3h33m18s
5 28 Tazio Nuvolari Bugatti T59 98 3h33m35s
6 24 Achille Varzi Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3 98 3h33m38s
7 4 Whitney Straight Maserati 8CM 96 3h32m00s
8 14 Eugenio Siena Maserati 8C 3000 96 3h32m47s
9 12 Pierre Veyron Bugatti T51 95 3h33m29s
Ret 22 Carlo Felice Trossi Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3 95 Transmission
Ret 32 Piero Taruffi Maserati 4C 2500[2] 91 Ignition/Fuel feed?
10 2 Earl Howe Maserati 8CM 85 3h31m51s
Ret 14 Philippe Étancelin Maserati 8CM 63 Accident
Ret 26 Renato Balestrero Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 Monza 51 Differential
Ret 10 Jean-Pierre Wimille Bugatti T59 18 Brakes

Fastest Lap: Carlo Felice Trossi (Alfa Romeo Tipo B/P3), 2m00s

References[edit]

  1. ^ Algeria was a French colony, so Moll had a French nationality
  2. ^ a b Chassis #2012 34 Engine #2012"4CM 2000/2500". 
  3. ^ http://www.teamdan.com/archive/gen/1934/1934.html#mc
  4. ^ http://www.kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/gp341.htm

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(Monaco Grand Prix was not held in 1935.)