1946 Turin Grand Prix

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1946 Turin Grand Prix
Valentinopark 1948.svg
Race details
Date 1 September 1946
Official name III Gran Premio del Valentino
Location Valentino Park
Turin, Italy
Course Street circuit
Course length 4.489 km (2.789 mi)
Distance 60 laps, 269.926 km (167.724 mi)
Pole position
Driver Alfa Romeo
Time ?
Fastest lap
Driver France Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo
Time 2:22.1
Podium
First Alfa Romeo
Second Alfa Romeo
Third Maserati

The 1946 Turin Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at Valentino Park on 1 September 1946. It is the first ever Formula 1 race in history.

Classification[edit]

Final[edit]

Pos No Driver Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 46 Italy Achille Varzi Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 60 2:35:45.8
2 52 France Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 60 +0.5
3 22 France Raymond Sommer Private entry Maserati 4CL 58 +2 Laps
4 10 France Eugène Chaboud Ecurie France Delahaye 135S 55 +5 Laps
5 26 Switzerland Enrico Platé Private entry Maserati 4CL 55 +5 Laps
6 54 Italy Carlo Felice Trossi Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 51 +9 Laps
7 56 Monaco Louis Chiron Private entry Maserati 4CL 50 +10 Laps
8 18 United Kingdom Leslie Brooke ERA ERA B 50 +10 Laps
9 4 Italy Discoride Lanza Private entry Maserati 4CM 50 +10 Laps
Ret 32 Switzerland Christian Kautz Private entry Maserati 4CL 38 Engine
Ret 50 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Private entry ERA E 32 Gearbox
Ret 36 France Henri Louveau Scuderia Automovilistica Milan Maserati 4CL 30 Collision
Ret 40 Italy Franco Cortese Private entry Maserati 4CL 25 Magneto
Ret 28 Italy Arialdo Ruggieri Private entry Maserati 4CL 17 Supercharger
Ret 48 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Private entry Maserati 4CL 12 Lost wheel
Ret 16 Italy Giorgio Pelassa Private entry Maserati 4CL 10 Lost wheel
Ret 24 Italy Consalvo Sanesi Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 8 Ignition
Ret 64 Italy Emilio Romano Private entry Maserati 4CL 7 Ignition
Ret 42 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Private entry ERA C 3 Gearbox
Ret 8 Italy Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 0 Differential 1
DNQ 2 France "Raph" Ecurie Naphtra Course Maserati 4CL
DNQ 6 United States Harry Schell Ecurie Lucy O'Reilly Schell Maserati 6CM
DNQ 12 France Georges Grignard Ecurie France Delahaye 135


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