1935 Grand Prix season

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1935 AIACR European Championship season
European Champion
Nazi Germany Rudolf Caracciola
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1935 Grand Prix season
Previous: 1934 Next: 1936

The 1935 Grand Prix season was the third AIACR European Championship season. The championship was won by Rudolf Caracciola, driving for the Mercedes-Benz team.

Note that the Nazi German flag bearing the swastika was adopted on 15 September 1935.

Entrants[edit]

Teams[edit]

Scuderia Ferrari were the works Alfa Romeo team for the 1935 season, and raced the P3 model.
Bugatti entered their year old Type 59 model, seen here without its engine cover.
Mercedes-Benz's entry came in the form of the W25.

Works teams[edit]

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Driver
Nazi Germany Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W25 3.7/4.0/4.3 litres Straight-8 Nazi Germany Rudolf Caracciola full-time
Kingdom of Italy Luigi Fagioli full-time
Nazi Germany Manfred von Brauchitsch full-time
Nazi Germany Hermann Lang
Nazi Germany Hanns Geier
Nazi Germany Auto Union Auto Union B 4.9/5.6 litres V16 Nazi Germany Hans Stuck full-time
Nazi Germany Bernd Rosemeyer full-time
Kingdom of Italy Achille Varzi full-time
Nazi Germany Paul Pietsch
Kingdom of Italy Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo Tipo B "P3"
8C-35
3.2/3.8 litres Straight-8
3.8 litres Straight-8
Kingdom of Italy Tazio Nuvolari full-time
France René Dreyfus full-time
Monaco Louis Chiron full-time
Kingdom of Italy Attilio Marinoni
Kingdom of Italy Antonio Brivio
Kingdom of Italy Scuderia Subalpina Maserati 6C-34
V8-RI
3.2 litres Straight-6
4.2 litres V8
Kingdom of Italy Goffredo Zehender
France Philippe Étancelin
Kingdom of Italy Pietro Ghersi
Kingdom of Italy Giuseppe Farina
Kingdom of Italy Eugenio Siena
France Marcel Lehoux
France Automobiles E.Bugatti Bugatti T59 3.3/3.8 litres Straight-8 Kingdom of Italy Piero Taruffi
France Robert Benoist
France Jean-Pierre Wimille
United Kingdom ERA ERA B 2.0 litres Straight-6 United Kingdom Raymond Mays
Nazi Germany Ernst von Delius

Independent teams[edit]

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Driver
Second Spanish Republic Scuderia Villapadierna Maserati 8CM 3.0 litres Straight-8 France Marcel Lehoux
Kingdom of Italy Gruppo san Giorgio Alfa Romeo
Maserati
Tipo B "P3"
26M
3.0 litres Straight-8
2.5 litres Straight-8
Italy Renato Balestrero
Kingdom of Italy Luigi Soffietti Maserati 8CM 3.0 litres Straight-8 Kingdom of Italy Luigi Soffietti
Kingdom of Italy Pietro Ghersi
United Kingdom Earl Howe Bugatti
Maserati
T59
8CM
3.2 litres Straight-8
3.0 litres Straight-8
United Kingdom Earl Howe
United Kingdom Brian Lewis
Kingdom of Italy Gino Rovere Maserati 6C-34 3.7 litres Straight-6 Kingdom of Italy Giuseppe Farina
Kingdom of Italy Franco Sardi Alfa Romeo Tipo B "P3" 2.9 litres Straight-8 Kingdom of Italy Ferdinando Barbieri

Private entries[edit]

Driver Constructor Chassis Engine Races entered
France Raymond Sommer Alfa Romeo Tipo B "P3" 3.2 litres Straight-8 BEL, SUI, ESP
Hungary László Hartmann Maserati 8CM 3.0 litres Straight-8 GER, SUI
Switzerland Hans Rüesch Maserati 8CM 3.0 litres Straight-8 GER
Second Spanish Republic Genaro Léoz-Abad Bugatti ? ESP

Season review[edit]

European Championship Grands Prix[edit]

Rd Date Name Circuit Winning driver Winning team Report
1 22 April Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Monaco Kingdom of Italy Luigi Fagioli Mercedes-Benz Report
2 23 June France French Grand Prix Montlhéry Nazi Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
3 14 July Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps Nazi Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
4 28 July Nazi Germany German Grand Prix Nürburgring Kingdom of Italy Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
5 25 August Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten Nazi Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
6 8 September Kingdom of Italy Italian Grand Prix Monza Nazi Germany Hans Stuck Auto Union Report
7 22 September Second Spanish Republic Spanish Grand Prix Lasarte Nazi Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report

Non-championship Grands Prix[edit]

Date Name Circuit Winning driver Winning team Report
10 February Norway Norwegian Grand Prix Bogstad, Oslo Sweden Per-Viktor Widengren Alfa Romeo Report
17 February Sweden Vallentunaloppet Vallentnasjön Sweden Per-Viktor Widengren Alfa Romeo Report
24 February France Pau Grand Prix Pau Kingdom of Italy Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
28 April Kingdom of Italy Targa Florio Madonie Kingdom of Italy Antonio Brivio Alfa Romeo Report
5 May France Tunis Grand Prix Carthage Street Circuit Kingdom of Italy Achille Varzi Auto Union Report
12 May Kingdom of Italy Tripoli Grand Prix Mellaha Nazi Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
12 May Finland Finnish Grand Prix Eläintarharata Finland Karl Ebb Mercedes-Benz Report
19 May Kingdom of Italy Bergamo Circuit Bergamo Kingdom of Italy Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
26 May Nazi Germany Avusrennen AVUS Italy Luigi Fagioli Mercedes-Benz Report
26 May France Picardy Grand Prix Péronne France Robert Benoist Bugatti Report
26 May France Orléans Circuit Orléans France Robert Cazaux Bugatti Report
31 May United Kingdom Mannin Moar Douglas United Kingdom Brian Lewis Bugatti Report
2 June France U.M.F. Grand Prix Montlhéry France Raymond Sommer Alfa Romeo Report
2 June Brazil Rio de Janeiro Grand Prix Gávea Argentina Riccardo Carú Fiat Report
9 June Kingdom of Italy Biella Circuit Biella Kingdom of Italy Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
9 June Belgium Grand Prix des Frontières Chimay Nazi Germany Rudolf Steinweg Bugatti Report
16 June Nazi Germany Eifelrennen Nürburgring Nazi Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz Report
30 June Second Spanish Republic Penya Rhin Grand Prix Montjuïc Park Kingdom of Italy Luigi Fagioli Mercedes-Benz Report
30 June France Lorraine Grand Prix Nancy Monaco Louis Chiron Alfa Romeo Report
7 July Kingdom of Italy Turin Circuit Valentino Park Kingdom of Italy Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
7 July France Grand Prix de la Marne Reims-Gueux France René Dreyfus Alfa Romeo Report
21 July France Dieppe Grand Prix Dieppe France René Dreyfus Alfa Romeo Report
21 July Kingdom of Italy Varese Circuit Varese Kingdom of Italy Vittorio Belmondo Alfa Romeo Report
4 August France Grand Prix du Comminges Saint-Gaudens France Raymond Sommer Alfa Romeo Report
4 August Kingdom of Italy Coppa Ciano Montenero Kingdom of Italy Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
15 August Kingdom of Italy Coppa Acerbo Pescara Kingdom of Italy Achille Varzi Auto Union Report
18 August France Nice Grand Prix Nice Kingdom of Italy Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
15 September Kingdom of Italy Modena Grand Prix Modena Kingdom of Italy Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo Report
15 September Estonia Estonian Grand Prix Pirita-Kose Finland Karl Ebb Mercedes-Benz Report
29 September Czech Republic Masaryk Grand Prix Brno Nazi Germany Bernd Rosemeyer Auto Union Report
29 September Kingdom of Italy Coppa Edda Ciano Lucca Kingdom of Italy Mario Tadini Alfa Romeo Report
5 October United Kingdom Donington Grand Prix Donington Park United Kingdom Richard Shuttleworth Alfa Romeo Report
6 October Kingdom of Italy Coppa della Sila Cosenza Kingdom of Italy Antonio Brivio Alfa Romeo Report
19 October United Kingdom Mountain Championship Brooklands United Kingdom Richard Shuttleworth Alfa Romeo Report
20 October Portugal Estoril Circuit Estoril Portugal Francisco Ribeiro Ferreira Bugatti Report

Championship Final Standings[edit]

Pos Driver MON
Monaco
FRA
France
BEL
Belgium
GER
Nazi Germany
SUI
Switzerland
ITA
Kingdom of Italy
ESP
Second Spanish Republic
Pts
1 Germany Rudolf Caracciola Ret 1 1 3 1 Ret 1 17
2 Italy Luigi Fagioli 1 4 2 6 2 Ret 2 22
3 Nazi Germany Manfred von Brauchitsch Ret 2 Ret 5 Ret Ret 3 34
4 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Ret Ret 1 5 Ret Ret 35
5 Nazi Germany Hans Stuck Ret 2 11 1 Ret 36
= France René Dreyfus 2 4 7 2 36
7 Nazi Germany Bernd Rosemeyer Ret 4 3 Ret 5 39
= Kingdom of Italy Achille Varzi 5 8 4 Ret Ret 39
= France Raymond Sommer 6 6 Ret 9 7 39
10 Monaco Louis Chiron 5 Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret 40
11 Kingdom of Italy Goffredo Zehender 7 3 11 Ret 42
12 Nazi Germany Hermann Lang Ret 6 Ret 45
13 France Robert Benoist Ret 5 6 46
= France Philippe Étancelin 4 Ret Ret Ret 46
15 Kingdom of Italy Piero Taruffi 7 Ret 5 47
= Nazi Germany Paul Pietsch 9 3 47
17 France Marcel Lehoux 6 8 48
18 France Jean-Pierre Wimille Ret Ret 4 49
19 Kingdom of Italy Antonio Brivio 3 Ret 50
= United Kingdom Earl Howe Ret 10 50
21 Kingdom of Italy Pietro Ghersi 12 Ret 51
= Kingdom of Italy Renato Balestrero Ret 12 51
= Kingdom of Italy Giuseppe Farina Ret 8 DNS 51
24 Kingdom of Italy Attilio Marinoni 4 52
= Nazi Germany Hanns Geier 7 52
= Kingdom of Italy Luigi Soffietti 8 52
= Switzerland Hans Rüesch 10 52
= Hungary László Hartmann Ret Ret 52
29 Second Spanish Republic José de Villapadierna Ret 53
= United Kingdom Raymond Mays Ret 53
= Second Spanish Republic Genaro Léoz-Abad Ret 53
32 Kingdom of Italy Piero Dusio Ret 55
= Kingdom of Italy Ferdinando Barbieri Ret 55
= United Kingdom Brian Lewis Ret 55
= Kingdom of Italy Eugenio Siena Ret 55
Pos Driver MON
Monaco
FRA
France
BEL
Belgium
GER
Germany
SUI
Switzerland
ITA
Italy
ESP
Second Spanish Republic
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

External links[edit]

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. "1935". The Golden Era of Grand Prix Racing. Archived from the original on 5 July 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-05. 

Galpin, Darren. "1935 Grands Prix". The GEL Motorsport Information Page. Retrieved 2007-08-05.