1948 Swiss Grand Prix

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Race details
1948 Grand Prix season
Circuit Bremgarten.png
Date 4 June 1948 (1948-06-04)
Official name Grand Prix d'Europe
Location Bern
Course Circuit Bremgarten
7.262 km (4.512 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 290.48 km (180.50 mi)
Pole position
Driver France Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo
Time 2:54.2
Fastest lap
Driver France Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo
Time 2:51.0
Podium
First Italy Carlo Felice Trossi Alfa Romeo
Second France Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo
Third Italy Luigi Villoresi Maserati

The 1948 Swiss Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at Circuit Bremgarten, near Bern, on 4 July 1948.[1][2] Despite racing for nearly two hours, at the finishing line Frenchman Jean-Pierre Wimille was only 0.2 seconds behind the race winner, the Italian driver Carlo Felice Trossi. Trossi's compatriot Luigi Villoresi finished over two and a half minutes behind the pair, in third place. Pre-WWII star driver Achille Varzi was killed when he crashed during practice, and the wealthy Swiss privateer Christian Kautz died in an accident during the race.

Classification[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Car Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 26 Italy Carlo Felice Trossi Alfa Romeo 158 40 1:59:17.3 4
2 30 France Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo 158 40 + 0.2 s 1
3 34 Italy Luigi Villoresi Maserati 4CLT/48 40 + 2:37.3 3
4 56 Italy Consalvo Sanesi Alfa Romeo 158 39 + 1 lap 6
5 32 Italy Alberto Ascari Maserati 4CLT/48 39 + 1 lap 5
6 4 Monaco Louis Chiron Talbot-Lago T26 38 + 2 laps 8
7 8 France Charles Pozzi Talbot-Lago T26SS 37 + 3 laps 10
8 54 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago T150C 36 + 4 laps 20
9 42 Russia Igor Troubetzkoy Ferrari 166SC 35 + 5 laps 18
Ret 20 United Kingdom George Abecassis Alta GP 12
Ret 40 Italy Clemente Biondetti Ferrari 166C 15
Ret 52 Thailand B. Bira Maserati 4CL 16
Ret 36 Italy Gianfranco Comotti Talbot-Lago T26C 19
Ret 48 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati 4CL 13
Ret 46 Italy Luigi Fagioli Maserati 4CL 17
Ret 38 Italy Giuseppe Farina Maserati 4CLT 2
Ret 50 Switzerland Christian Kautz Maserati 4CL Fatal accident 11
Ret 24 United Kingdom Raymond Mays ERA B-Type 9
Ret 18 France Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago T26C 14
Ret 10 France Raymond Sommer Gordini T15 7
DNQ 44 Argentina Clemar Bucci Maserati 4CL
DNQ 22 United Kingdom Bob Gerard ERA B-Type
DNS 28 Italy Achille Varzi Alfa Romeo 158 Fatal accident

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1948 Grands Prix". GEL Motorsport Information. Retrieved 2010-08-02. 
  2. ^ "04-07-1948 • Grosser Preis der Schweiz • Bern". F1-Images.de. Retrieved 2010-08-02.  (German)


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