1931 Grand Prix season

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1931 AIACR European Championship
European Champion
Flag of Italy (1861–1946).svg Ferdinando Minoia
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1931 Grand Prix season
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The 1931 Grand Prix season was the first AIACR European Championship season. The championship was won by Ferdinando Minoia, driving for the Alfa Corse team. Minoia won the championship despite not winning a single race during the championship season.[1] Similar to the modern FIA World Endurance Championship, all championship races were endurance events, each lasing ten hours, so most cars utilised more than one driver.[2][3][4]

Season review[edit]

European Championship Grands Prix[edit]

Rd Date Name Circuit Winning drivers Winning
constructor
Report
1 24 May Italy Italian Grand Prix Monza Italy Giuseppe Campari Alfa Romeo Report
Italy Tazio Nuvolari
2 21 June France French Grand Prix Montlhéry Monaco Louis Chiron Bugatti Report
Italy Achille Varzi
3 12 July Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps United Kingdom William Grover-Williams Bugatti Report
Italy Caberto Conelli

Non-championship Grands Prix[edit]

Grandes Épreuves are denoted by a yellow background.

Date Name Circuit Winning driver Winning
constructor
Report
29 March France Tunis Grand Prix Carthage Street Circuit Italy Achille Varzi Bugatti Report
6 April France Circuit d'Esterel Plage Saint-Raphaël France Philippe Étancelin Bugatti Report
19 April Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Monaco Louis Chiron Bugatti Report
26 April Italy Circuito di Alessandria Alessandria Italy Achille Varzi Bugatti Report
10 May Italy Targa Florio Madonie Italy Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
10 May France Picardy Grand Prix Péronne France "Ivernel" Bugatti Report
17 May France Casablanca Grand Prix Anfa Circuit Poland Stanislas Czaykowski Bugatti Report
6 June Republic of Ireland Irish Grand Prix Dublin United Kingdom Norman Black MG Report
7 June Switzerland Geneva Grand Prix Meyrin France Marcel Lehoux Bugatti Report
7 June Italy Rome Grand Prix Littorio Italy Ernesto Maserati Maserati Report
7 June Poland Lviv Grand Prix Lviv Germany Hans Stuck Mercedes-Benz Report
7 June Germany Eifelrennen Nürburgring Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
5 July France Grand Prix de la Marne Reims-Gueux France Marcel Lehoux Bugatti Report
5 July France Circuit du Vaucluse Avignon France Frédéric Toselli Bugatti Report
19 July Germany German Grand Prix Nürburgring Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
26 July France Dieppe Grand Prix Dieppe France Philippe Étancelin Alfa Romeo Report
2 August Italy Coppa Ciano Montenero Italy Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
2 August Germany Avusrennen AVUS Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
2 August France Circuit du Dauphiné Grenoble France Philippe Étancelin Alfa Romeo Report
16 August France Grand Prix du Comminges Saint-Gaudens France Philippe Étancelin Alfa Romeo Report
16 August Italy Coppa Acerbo Pescara Italy Giuseppe Campari Alfa Romeo Report
6 September Italy Monza Grand Prix Monza Italy Luigi Fagioli Maserati Report
13 September France La Baule Grand Prix La Baule United Kingdom William Grover-Williams Bugatti Report
27 September Czech Republic Masaryk Grand Prix Brno Monaco Louis Chiron Bugatti Report
27 September France Brignoles Grand Prix Brignoles France René Dreyfus Bugatti Report
17 October United Kingdom Mountain Championship Brooklands United Kingdom Henry Birkin Maserati Report

Championship Final Standings[edit]

Pos Driver ITA
Italy
FRA
France
BEL
Belgium
Pts Total km
1 Italy Ferdinando Minoia 2 6 3 9 3935,254
2 Italy Giuseppe Campari 1 2 Ret 9 3368,876
3 France Albert Divo 3 7 Ret 12 3410,319
France Guy Bouriat 3 7 Ret
4 France Jean-Pierre Wimille 4 Ret Ret 14 3242,582
France Jean Gaupillat 4 Ret Ret
5 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Ret 11 2 13 2689,000
6 Italy Achille Varzi Ret 1 Ret 13 2353,600
Monaco Louis Chiron Ret 1 Ret
7 Russia[5] Boris Ivanowski 5 Ret 5 15 2740,255
France Henri Stoffel 5 Ret 5
8 United Kingdom William Grover-Williams Ret 1 14 2137,524
Italy Caberto Conelli Ret 1
9 United Kingdom Henry Birkin 4 4 16 2425,763
10 France Jean Pesato 10 6 16 2144,538
France Pierre Félix 10 6
11 France Robert Sénéchal NC 5 17 1952,535
France Henri Frètet NC 5
12 Italy Clemente Biondetti 3 19 1187,535
Italy Luigi Parenti 3
13 Italy Francesco Pirola 6 20 1300,000
Italy Giovanni Lurani 6
14 Italy Amadeo Ruggeri 7 20 1290,534
Italy Renato Balestrero 7
15 France René Dreyfus 8 20 1108,279
16 France René Ferrant 9 20 1070,508
France Louis Rigal 9
17 United Kingdom Earl Howe 12 20 975,938
18 Italy Umberto Klinger 8 21 1140,000
19 Italy Roberto di Vecchio Ret 21 870,000
Italy Gerolamo Ferrari Ret
20 France Charles Montier 7 21 864,200
 "Ducolombier" 7
21 France François Montier Ret 21 835,240
22 Italy Emilio Eminente Ret 21 741,887
France Edmond Bourlier Ret
23 France Georges d'Arnoux Ret 21 729,013
France Max Fourny Ret
24 France Marcel Lehoux Ret Ret 21 678,288
France Philippe Étancelin Ret Ret
25 Italy Enzo Grimaldi Ret 22 616,362
 "Borgait" Ret
26 Italy Luigi Fagioli Ret 22 566,474
Italy Ernesto Maserati Ret
27 Germany Rudolf Caracciola Ret 22 490,836
Germany Otto Merz Ret
28 United Kingdom William "Bummer" Scott Ret 23 276,800
 S. Armstrong-Payne Ret
29 Italy Alfredo Caniato Ret 23 150,000
Italy Mario Tadini Ret
30 United Kingdom Jack Dunfee Ret 23 0
 "Appleyard" Ret
ineligible for points
[N 1] Italy Baconin Borzacchini Ret 2 2
[N 2] United Kingdom George Eyston 4
[N 3] Italy Pietro Ghersi 8 8
[N 4] United Kingdom Brian Lewis 12 4
[N 5] Italy Giovanni Minozzi 11 3
[N 6] Italy Goffredo Zehender DNS 6 Ret
[N 7] Italy Attilio Marinoni DNS
Pos Driver ITA
Italy
FRA
France
BEL
Belgium
Pts Total km
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

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Borzacchini was co-driver with Nuvolari at the Italian GP, Campari at the French GP and Nuvolari at the Belgian GP, therefore rules excluded him from scoring.
  2. ^ Eyston was co-driver with Birkin at the French GP and Birkin drove with Lewis at the Belgian GP, therefore rules excluded Eyston from scoring.
  3. ^ Ghersi was co-driver with Klinger at the Italian GP and with Dreyfus at the French GP, therefore rules excluded him from scoring.
  4. ^ Lewis was co-driver with Howe at the French GP and with Birkin at the Belgian GP, therefore rules excluded him from scoring.
  5. ^ Minozzi was co-driver with Nuvolari at the French GP and with Minoia at the Belgian GP, therefore rules excluded him from scoring.
  6. ^ Zehender was co-driver with Minoia at the French GP and with Campari at the Belgian GP, therefore rules excluded him from scoring.
  7. ^ Marinoni was entered as the co-driver with Campari at the Italian GP but instead of Marinoni, Nuvolari took over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "THE 1931 EUROPEAN AUTOMOBILE CHAMPIONSHIP". kolumbus.fi. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  2. ^ "GRAND PRIX WINNERS 1895-1949 – by Hans Etzrodt". kolumbus.fi. Retrieved October 17, 2017. 
  3. ^ "1931 Grands Prix". teamdan.com. Retrieved October 17, 2017. 
  4. ^ "THE GOLDEN ERA – OF GRAND PRIX RACING". kolumbus.fi. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  5. ^ Ivanowski was a Russian national, but in exile since the Russian Revolution