1936 Monaco Grand Prix

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Coordinates: 43°44′4.74″N 7°25′16.8″E / 43.7346500°N 7.421333°E / 43.7346500; 7.421333

Monaco  1936 Monaco Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 4 in the 1936 European Championship
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Date 13 April 1936
Official name VIII Grand Prix de Monaco
Location Circuit de Monaco
Monte Carlo
Course Street circuit
Course length 3.180 km (1.976 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 318.0 km (197.6 mi)
Weather Heavy rain
Pole position
Driver Mercedes-Benz
Time 1:53.2
Fastest lap
Driver Germany Hans Stuck Auto Union
Time 2:07.4
Podium
First Mercedes-Benz
Second Auto Union
Third Auto Union

The 1936 Monaco Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at Circuit de Monaco on 13 April 1936.

Heavy rain contributed to a series of accidents, while a broken oil line on the Alfa Romeo of Mario Tadini led to so many wrecks in the chicane out of the tunnel it was almost impassable.[1] The Mercedes-Benzes of Louis Chiron, Luigi Fagioli, and Manfred von Brauchitsch, as well as Bernd Rosemeyer's Typ C of newcomer Auto Union, were all eliminated.[2] Tazio Nuvolari in the Alfa Romeo 8C benefitted from the chaos, only to suffer brake fade, and Rudolf Caracciola, proving the truth of his nickname, Regenmeister (Rainmaster), went on to win for Mercedes. He was followed by Achille Varzi and Hans Stuck, both for Auto Union.[3]


Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 Germany Rudolf Caracciola Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W25K 100 3:49:20.4 3 1
2 4 Italy Achille Varzi Auto Union Auto Union C 100 +1:48.9 7 2
3 2 Germany Hans Stuck Auto Union Auto Union C 99 +1 Lap 4 3
4 24 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C 35 Type C 99 +1 Lap 2 4
5 26 Italy Antonio Brivio Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C 35 Type C 97 +3 Laps 11 4
Italy Giuseppe Farina n/a
6 16 France Jean-Pierre Wimille Bugatti Bugatti T59 97 +3 Laps 8 4
7 22 France Raymond Sommer Private entry Alfa Romeo Tipo B 94 +6 Laps 14 4
8 38 Italy Pietro Ghersi Scuderia Torino Maserati 6C-34 87 +13 Laps 17 4
9 18 United Kingdom William Grover-Williams Bugatti Bugatti T59 84 +16 Laps 16 4
DNF 20 France Philippe Étancelin Private entry Maserati V8RI 37 Split tank 15 6
DNF 32 Italy Carlo Felice Trossi Scuderia Torino Maserati V8RI 29 Timing pinion 12 6
DNF 6 Germany Bernd Rosemeyer Auto Union Auto Union C 12 Accident 5 7
DNF 12 Italy Luigi Fagioli Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W25K 8 Accident 10 7
DNF 36 Italy Eugenio Siena Scuderia Torino Maserati 6C-34 1 Accident 18 7
DNF 10 Monaco Louis Chiron Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W25K 1 Accident 1 7
DNF 14 Germany Manfred von Brauchitsch Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W25K 1 Accident 9 7
DNF 30 Italy Giuseppe Farina Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C 35 Type C 1 Accident 6 7
DNF 28 Italy Mario Tadini Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 8C 35 Type C 1 Oil leak 13 7
DNS 3 Germany Ernst von Delius Auto Union Auto Union C Practice accident 8

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kettlewell, Mike. "Monaco: Road Racing on the Riviera", in Northey, Tom, editor. World of Automobiles (London: Orbis, 1974), Volume 12, pp.1382–1383.
  2. ^ Kettlewell, p.1383.
  3. ^ Kettlewell, p.1383.

Sources[edit]

  • Kettlewell, Mike. "Monaco: Road Racing on the Riviera", in Northey, Tom, editor. World of Automobiles, Volume 12, pp. 1381–4. London: Orbis, 1974.


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