1934 Swiss Grand Prix

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Race details[1]
1934 Grand Prix season
Circuit Bremgarten.png
Date 26 August 1934 (1934-08-26)
Official name I Großer Preis der Schweiz
Location Bern
Course Circuit Bremgarten
7.28 km (4.52 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 509.6 km (316.4 mi)
Pole position
Driver Germany Hans Stuck Auto Union
Fastest lap
Driver Germany August Momberger Auto Union
Time 2:53.0
Podium
First Germany Hans Stuck Auto Union
Second Germany August Momberger Auto Union
Third France René Dreyfus Bugatti

The 1934 Swiss Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race run to the 750 kg formula, held at Circuit Bremgarten, near Bern, on 26 August 1934. It was supported earlier in the day by the voiturette-class I Prix de Berne. The main event was won by Hans Stuck in an Auto Union, having led the race from pole position. While Stuck's pole position had been earned by setting the fastest lap time in practice, the positions following the German were decided by ballot. The voiturette race was won by Dick Seaman driving an MG. The Grand Prix was marred by the fatal accident of British driver Hugh Hamilton on the final lap.

Classification[edit]

Großer Preis der Schweiz[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Car Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 6 Germany Hans Stuck Auto Union A 70 3:37:51.6 1
2 4 Germany August Momberger Auto Union A 69 + 1 lap 16
3 14 France René Dreyfus Bugatti T59 69 + 1 lap 14
4 32 Italy Achille Varzi Alfa Romeo P3 69 + 1 lap 2
5 28 Monaco Louis Chiron Alfa Romeo P3 69 + 1 lap 5
6 12 Italy Luigi Fagioli Mercedes-Benz W25 68 + 2 laps 15
7 30 Italy Pietro Ghersi Alfa Romeo P3 66 + 4 laps 10
8 26 Italy Clemente Biondetti Maserati 4C 2500 66 + 4 laps 3
Ret 40 United Kingdom Hugh Hamilton Maserati 8CM 65 fatal accident 12
NC 16 United Kingdom Earl Howe Maserati 8CM 63 + 7 laps 17
NC 10 Germany Rudolf Caracciola
Germany Hanns Geier
Mercedes-Benz W25 62 + 8 laps 9
Ret 8 Germany Manfred von Brauchitsch Mercedes-Benz W25 52 oil pipe 11
Ret 24 Italy Renato Balestrero Alfa Romeo 8C 2600 47 gearbox 8
Ret 20 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Maserati 8CM 36 engine 7
Ret 2 Germany Hermann of Leiningen Auto Union A 18 gearbox 13
Ret 38 Hungary László Hartmann Bugatti T35B 13 mechanical 6
DNS 36 Switzerland Hans Ruesch Maserati 8CM 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1934 – Part 5". The Golden Era of Grand Prix Racing. Archived from the original on 15 August 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 


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