1938 Grand Prix season

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1938 AIACR European Championship season
European Champion
Nazi Germany Rudolf Caracciola
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1938 Grand Prix season
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The 1938 Grand Prix season was the sixth AIACR European Championship season. The championship was won by Rudolf Caracciola, driving for the Mercedes-Benz team. Caracciola won one of the four events that counted towards the championship.

Season review[edit]

European Championship Grands Prix[edit]

Rd Date Name Circuit Winning drivers Winning constructor Report
1 3 July France French Grand Prix Reims-Gueux Nazi Germany Manfred von Brauchitsch Mercedes-Benz Report
2 24 July Nazi Germany German Grand Prix Nürburgring United Kingdom Richard Seaman Mercedes-Benz Report
3 21 August Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten Nazi Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
4 11 September Italy Italian Grand Prix Monza Italy Tazio Nuvolari Auto Union Report

Non-championship Grands Prix[edit]

Grandes Épreuves are denoted by a yellow background.

Date Name Circuit Winning driver Winning constructor Report
10 April France Pau Grand Prix Pau France René Dreyfus Delahaye Report
18 April United Kingdom Campbell Trophy Brooklands Thailand Prince Bira ERA Report
23 April Republic of Ireland Cork Grand Prix Carrigrohane France René Dreyfus Delahaye Report
15 May Italy Tripoli Grand Prix Mellaha Nazi Germany Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz Report
29 May Brazil Gávea Nacional Circuit Gávea Brazil Arthur Nascimento Jr Alfa Romeo Report
5 June Belgium Grand Prix des Frontières Chimay France Maurice Trintignant Bugatti Report
12 June Brazil Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix Gávea Italy Carlo Maria Pintacuda Alfa Romeo Report
7 August Italy Coppa Ciano Montenero Nazi Germany Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz Report
15 August Italy Coppa Acerbo Pescara Nazi Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
27 August United Kingdom Junior Car Club 200 mile race Brooklands United Kingdom Johnny Wakefield ERA Report
15 October United Kingdom Mountain Championship Brooklands United Kingdom Raymond Mays ERA Report
22 October United Kingdom Donington Grand Prix Donington Park Italy Tazio Nuvolari Auto Union Report

Championship Final Standings[edit]

Pos Driver FRA
France
GER
Nazi Germany
SUI
Switzerland
ITA
Italy
Pts
1 Nazi Germany Rudolf Caracciola 2 2 1 3 8
2 Nazi Germany Manfred von Brauchitsch 1 Ret 3 Ret 15
3 Nazi Germany Hermann Lang 3 Ret 10 Ret 17
4 United Kingdom Richard Seaman 1 2 Ret 18
5 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Ret 9 1 20
= Nazi Germany Hans Stuck 3 4 Ret 20
= Nazi Germany Hermann Paul Müller 4 Ret Ret 20
8 Italy Giuseppe Farina Ret 5 2 21
9 France René Dreyfus 5 8 24
= Italy Pietro Ghersi 8 5 24
11 France Jean-Pierre Wimille Ret 7 Ret 25
12 Italy Piero Taruffi Ret 6 Ret 26
13 Italy Clemente Biondetti Ret 4 27
14 France René Carrière 4 28
= Switzerland Christian Kautz Ret Ret Ret 28
= Nazi Germany Rudolf Hasse Ret Ret 28
= Nazi Germany Paul Pietsch 6 28
= Italy Renato Balestrero 7 28
= Italy Franco Cortese 9 28
= France "Raph" 11 28
= Italy Emilio Romano 12 28
= Switzerland Max Christen 13 28
= Italy Edoardo Teagno 14 28
24 France Philippe Étancelin Ret 29
= United Kingdom Arthur Hyde Ret 29
26 Switzerland Adolfo Mandirola Ret 30
= Italy Giovanni Minozzi Ret 30
= Italy Luigi Villoresi Ret 30
= Italy Goffredo Zehender Ret 30
= Italy Vittorio Belmondo
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Ret 30
31 France Eugène Chaboud Ret 31
= Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Ret 31
= Italy Franco Comotti Ret 31
= Nazi Germany Herbert Berg Ret 31
= Hungary István de Sztriha Ret 31
36 Italy Carlo Felice Trossi DSQ 32
Pos Driver FRA
France
GER
Nazi Germany
SUI
Switzerland
ITA
Italy
Pts
Colour Result Points
Gold Winner 1
Silver 2nd place 2
Bronze 3rd place 3
Green Completed more than 75% 4
Blue Completed between 50% and 75% 5
Purple Completed between 25% and 50% 6
Red Completed less than 25% 7
Black Disqualified 8
Blank Did not participate 8

References[edit]

Etzrodt, Hans. "Grand Prix Winners 1895–1949 : Part 3 (1934–1949)". The Golden Era of Grand Prix Racing. Archived from the original on 6 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-05. 

Leif Snellman and Hans Etzrodt. "1938". The Golden Era of Grand Prix Racing. Retrieved 2007-08-05. 

Galpin, Darren. "1938 Grands Prix". The GEL Motorsport Information Page. Retrieved 2007-08-05.