1935 Australian Grand Prix

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The 1935 Australian Grand Prix was a motor race held at the Phillip Island circuit in Victoria, Australia on 1 April 1935.[1] The 200 mile race was organised by the Light Car Club of Australia and was open to cars with an engine capacity not exceeding 2000cc. It was the eighth Australian Grand Prix.[1] Contested as a handicap race, it was won by Les Murphy, driving an MG P Type.[2] Murphy started the race 29 minutes and 27 seconds ahead of the last starter, Bill Thompson, who finished second. Thompson completed the race in the fastest actual time and set the fastest lap of the race.[1]

Race classification[edit]

Les Murphy (MG P Type) takes the flag to win the 1935 Australian Grand Prix
Position [3] Driver [3] No. [1] Car [1] Entrant [1] Handicap [1] Laps [3]
1 Les Murphy 12 MG P Type L Murphy 29:27 31
2 Bill Thompson 1 MG K3 Magnette [1] RT Lane Scratch 31
3 Les Jennings 5 MG Magna L Jennings 15:30 31
4 Roy McKay 14 MG P Type R McKay 33:35 31
5 Barney Dentry 3 Riley Special GB Dentry 8:47 31
6 Tom Hollingrake 9 MG J3 H Randall 23:15 31
7 Erniew Nichols 7 Bugatti Type 37 E Nicols 21:42 31
DNF Colin Keefer 15 MG J2 C Keeler 33:35 22
DNF Bernie Horsley 10 MG J3 B Horsley 24:17 16
DNF Bob Lea-Wright 18 Singer Le Mans Sports [1] RA Lea-Wright 34:37 15 [1]
DNF Jack Sidebottom 17 Singer Le Mans Sports [1] J Sidebottom 34:37 11
DNF Harold Drake-Richmond 6 Bugatti Type 37 H Drake-Raymond 20:40 8
DNF Bill Williamson 2 Riley Imp BL Cohen 8:47 8
DNF Jack McCutcheon 4 Bugatti Type 37 K MacMeikan 12:56 5
DNF Merton Wreford 11 Riley Brooklands BL Cohen 26:52 4
DNF Jim Skinner 16 MG J2 J Skinner 33:35 4
DNS Les Cramp 8 Ballot L Cramp 23:15 -
DNS Ted Miller 19 Diatto T Miller 37:12 -

Key:

  • DNF: Did not finish
  • DNS: Did not start

Notes:

  • Race distance: 31 laps, 206 miles [3]
  • Winner's race time: 3 hours 10 minutes and 13 seconds (67.83 mph) [3]
  • Fastest time: 2 hours 33 minutes 28 seconds (80.53 mph) – Bill Thompson [3]
  • Fastest lap: 4 minutes 45 seconds (82.1 mph) – Bill Thompson [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k John Blanden, 1935 Australian Grand Prix, A History Of Australian Grand Prix 1928-1939, pages 115 to 126
  2. ^ The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix, 1986, pages 74 to 80
  3. ^ a b c d e f g Darren Galpin, A Record of Motorsport, Racing 1919 - 1950, (excluding the USA), pages 17 & 18, www.dlg.speedfreaks.org Retrieved on 19 March 2014
Preceded by
1934 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
1935
Succeeded by
1937 Australian Grand Prix