1939 Swiss Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 4 of 4 in the 1939 European Championship
Circuit Bremgarten.png
Date 20 August 1939
Official name VI Großer Preis der Schweiz
Location Bremgarten
Bern, Switzerland
Course Road course
7.28 km (4.52 mi)
Distance 30 laps, 218.40 km (135.71 mi)
Weather Rain
Pole position
Driver Germany Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz
Grid positions set by heat results
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz
Time 2:38.4
Podium
First Germany Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz
Second Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz
Third Germany Manfred von Brauchitsch Mercedes-Benz

The 1939 Swiss Grand Prix was a motor race held at Bremgarten on 20 August 1939.

The Grand Prix was run as a combined event for Grand Prix cars and Voiturettes. Each class had a heat with the best from each going through to a combined final. This was the last victory for a German driver driving a German car until Nico Rosberg´s victory at the 2012 Chinese Grand Prix.

Classification[edit]

Final[edit]

Voiturette cars are denoted by a pink background

Pos No Driver Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 16 Germany Hermann Lang Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W154 30 1:24:47.6 1 1
2 14 Germany Rudolf Caracciola Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W154 30 +3.1 2 2
3 10 Germany Manfred von Brauchitsch Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W154 30 +1:09.9 3 3
4 4 Germany Hermann Paul Müller Auto Union Auto Union D 30 +2:13.7 9 4
5 6 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Auto Union Auto Union D 30 +2:25.0 4 4
6 12 Germany Hans Hartmann Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W154 29 +1 Lap 5 4
7 64 Italy Giuseppe Farina Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 158 29 +1 Lap 6 4
8 28 France René Dreyfus Ecurie Lucy O'Reilly Schell Maserati 8CTF 28 +2 Laps 13 4
9 66 Italy Clemente Biondetti Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 158 28 +2 Laps 8 4
10 8 Germany Hans Stuck Auto Union Auto Union D 28 +2 Laps 7 4
11 32 United Kingdom Kenneth Evans Private entry Alfa Romeo Tipo B 27 +3 Laps 16 4
12 54 United Kingdom John Wakefield Private entry Maserati 4CL 26 +4 Laps 11 4
13 48 United Kingdom Robert Ansell Private entry ERA B 25 +5 Laps 15 4
Ret 72 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Private entry Maserati 6C-34 22 17 5
Ret 2 Germany Rudolf Hasse Auto Union Auto Union D 20 Lubrication 10 5
Ret 40 Germany Paul Pietsch Private entry Maserati 4CL 7 14 7
Ret 60 Italy Giovanni Rocco Private entry Maserati 4CL 3 12 7

Grand Prix heat[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Car Grid
1 16 Germany Hermann Lang Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W154 1
2 14 Germany Rudolf Caracciola Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W154 3
3 10 Germany Manfred von Brauchitsch Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W154 2
4 6 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Auto Union Auto Union D 5
5 12 Germany Hans Hartmann Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W154 8
6 8 Germany Hans Stuck Auto Union Auto Union D 4
7 4 Germany Hermann Paul Müller Auto Union Auto Union D 7
8 2 Germany Rudolf Hasse Auto Union Auto Union D 6
9 28 France René Dreyfus Ecurie Lucy O'Reilly Schell Maserati 8CTF 9
10 32 United Kingdom Kenneth Evans Private entry Alfa Romeo Tipo B 11
11 72 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Private entry Maserati 6C-34 10
12 18 France Robert Mazaud Private entry Delahaye T135CS 12
Ret 24 Switzerland Max Christen Private entry Maserati 26B 13
Ret 30 France "Raph" Ecurie Lucy O'Reilly Schell Maserati 6C-34  ?

Voiturette heat[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 64 Italy Giuseppe Farina Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 158 20 56:28.0 1
2 66 Italy Clemente Biondetti Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 158 20 +37.0 5
3 54 United Kingdom John Wakefield Private entry Maserati 4CL 20 +1:08.9 4
4 60 Italy Giovanni Rocco Private entry Maserati 4CL 20 +1:46.9 2
5 40 Germany Paul Pietsch Private entry Maserati 4CL 19 +1 Lap 3
6 48 United Kingdom Robert Ansell Private entry ERA B 19 +1 Lap 8
7 44 Germany Leonhard Joa Süddeutsche Renngemeinschaft Maserati 7
8 50 United Kingdom Allen Pollock Private entry ERA A 6
Ret 56 Italy Guido Barbieri Private entry Maserati 10
Ret 46 France Marc Horvilleur Private entry Maserati 6CM 9


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