1939 French Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 2 of 4 in the 1939 European Championship
Reims-Karta 1926-1951.svg
Date 9 July 1939
Official name XXXIII Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France
Location Reims-Gueux
Reims, France
Course Road course
7.816 km (4.857 mi)
Distance 51 laps, 398.61 km (247.68 mi)
Weather Wet, drying. Minor showers.
Pole position
Driver Germany Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz
Time 2:27.7
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz
Time 2:32.2
Podium
First Germany Hermann Paul Müller Auto Union
Second Germany Georg Meier Auto Union
Third France René Le Bègue Talbot

The 1939 French Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at Reims-Gueux on 9 July 1939.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12 Germany Hermann Paul Müller Auto Union Auto Union D 51 2:21:11.8 5 1
2 14 Germany Georg Meier Auto Union Auto Union D 50 +1 Lap 7 2
3 36 France René Le Bègue Talbot-Darracq Talbot MD 48 +3 Laps 8 3
4 34 France Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Darracq Talbot MD 48 +3 Laps 9 4
5 2 France Raymond Sommer Private entry Alfa Romeo Tipo 308 47 +4 Laps 13 4
6 10 Germany Hans Stuck Auto Union Auto Union D 47 +4 Laps 6 4
7 30 France René Dreyfus Ecurie Lucy O'Reilly Schell Delahaye 145 45 +6 Laps 11 4
8 4 Italy Luigi Chinetti Christian Kautz Alfa Romeo Tipo 308 45 +6 Laps 12 4
9 32 France "Raph" Ecurie Lucy O'Reilly Schell Delahaye 145 44 +7 Laps 15 4
Ret 20 Germany Hermann Lang Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W154 36 Engine 1 5
Ret 18 Germany Manfred von Brauchitsch Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W154 17 Engine 4 6
Ret 6 France Yves Matra Christian Kautz Alfa Romeo Tipo 308 17 14 6
Ret 38 United Kingdom Raymond Mays Talbot-Darracq Talbot MC 10 Split tank 10 7
Ret 8 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Auto Union Auto Union D 8 Gearbox 3 7
Ret 16 Germany Rudolf Caracciola Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W154 1 Accident 2 7


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1939 Belgian Grand Prix
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