1937 Italian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 4 of 4 in the 1937 European Championship
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Date 12 September 1937
Official name XV Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Circuito del Montenero
Livorno, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 7.218 km (4.485 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 360.90 km (224.25 mi)
Pole position
Driver Mercedes-Benz
Time 3:11.0
Fastest lap
Drivers Germany Rudolf Caracciola Mercedes-Benz
Fastest lap Germany Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz
Time 3:11
Podium
First Mercedes-Benz
Second Mercedes-Benz
Third Auto Union

The 1937 Italian Grand Prix was a "750 kg Formula" Grand Prix race held on 12 September 1937 at the Montenero Circuit in Livorno.

Race report[edit]

Caracciola took an early lead from pole, Lang was second but he soon took the lead from Caracciola, the two Mercedes drivers pushing each other hard. Team manager Alfred Neubauer was not impressed by the internal fighting. The partisan crowd were disappointed when the Italian Nuvolari retired and gave his car to Farina.

Von Brauchitsch and Kautz were out, the two leading Mercedes had a fierce fight to the flag with Caracciola blocking any attempt to pass by Lang. Rosemeyer couldn't match their pace and Caracciola held on for a win with Lang just 0.4s behind him at the flag.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Germany Rudolf Caracciola Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W125 50 2:44:54.4 1 1
2 6 Germany Hermann Lang Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W125 50 + 0.4 4 2
3 12 Germany Bernd Rosemeyer Auto Union Auto Union C 50 + 2:25.4 3 3
4 8 United Kingdom Richard Seaman Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W125 49 + 1 Lap 8 4
5 18 Germany Hermann Paul Müller Auto Union Auto Union C 49 + 1 Lap 10 4
6 14 Italy Achille Varzi Auto Union Auto Union C 49 + 1 Lap 2 4
7 22 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 12C-36 49 + 1 Lap 7 4
Italy Giuseppe Farina n/a
8 26 Italy Carlo Felice Trossi Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 12C-36 47 + 3 Laps 9 4
9 16 Germany Hans Stuck Auto Union Auto Union C 47 + 3 Laps 5 4
Germany Rudolf Hasse n/a
10 20 Italy Vittorio Belmondo Private entry Alfa Romeo C 45 + 5 Laps 15 4
DNF 10 Switzerland Christian Kautz Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W125 43 14 4
DNF 28 Italy Clemente Biondetti Private entry Alfa Romeo C 38 13 4
DNF 4 Germany Manfred von Brauchitsch Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W125 36 Mechanical 6 5
DNF 30 Italy Giovanbattista Guidotti Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo 12C-37 24 Mechanical 11 6
DNF 24 Italy Giuseppe Farina Scuderia Ferrari Alfa Romeo 12C-36 13 Mechanical 12 6
* (AIACR European Driver Championship round) [1] - Sources:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AIACR European Driver Championships". dlg.speedfreaks.org. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1937 - XV Gran Premio d'Italia". Leif Snellman. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 


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