1948 Monaco Grand Prix

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Monaco  1948 Monaco Grand Prix
Race details
Monte Carlo track (1963-1972).jpg
Date 16 May 1948 (1948-05-16)
Official name X Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco
Location Monte Carlo
Course Circuit de Monaco
Course length 3.145 km (1.954 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 314.46 km (195.46 mi)
Pole position
Driver Maserati
Time 1:53.8
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Giuseppe Farina Maserati
Time 1:53.9
Podium
First Maserati
Second Talbot-Lago
Third Maserati

The 1948 Monaco Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race, held in Monte Carlo on 16 May 1948.[1]

The first event under a new formula, 1½ litres supercharged or 4½ litres naturally aspirated, it featured a motley crowd of marques.[2] Jean-Pierre Wimille's 1,430 cc (87 cu in) Simca-Gordini took an early lead, but was overwhelmed by the Maserati 4CLs of Giuseppe Farina and then Luigi Villoresi.[3] Farina would take the win.

Classification[edit]

Pos Driver Car Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 Italy Giuseppe Farina Maserati 4CLT 100 3:18:26.9 1
2 Monaco Louis Chiron Talbot-Lago T26 100 + 35.2 11
3 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati 4CL 98 laps + 2 laps 7
4 France Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini 15 98 laps + 2 laps 13
5 Italy Luigi Villoresi
Italy Alberto Ascari
Maserati 4CLT 97 laps + 3 laps 3
6 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago 95 laps + 5 laps 12
7 France Eugène Chaboud Delahaye 135S 88 laps + 12 laps 19
NC Argentina Clemar Bucci Maserati 4CLT 65 laps + 35 laps 8
Ret Italy Piero Taruffi Cisitalia D.46 64 laps Fuel tank 4
Ret Italy Nello Pagani Maserati 4CL 64 laps Gearbox 9
Ret Italy Alberto Ascari Maserati 4CL 61 laps Oil pump 6
Ret France Jean-Pierre Wimille Simca-Gordini T11 60 laps Engine 2
Ret France Prince Igor Troubetzkoy Ferrari 166C 58 laps Accident 16
Ret United Kingdom Cuth Harrison ERA B-Type 47 laps Engine 17
Ret United Kingdom Reg Parnell ERA E-Type 22 laps Oil line 18
Ret Italy Tazio Nuvolari Cisitalia D.46 16 laps Engine 15
Ret France Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago T26 16 laps Engine 14
Ret France Raymond Sommer Simca-Gordini T15 5 laps Valve 5
Ret Thailand 'B.Bira' Simca-Gordini T15 5 laps Oil 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1948 Grands Prix". GEL Motorsport Information. Retrieved 2010-08-01. 
  2. ^ Kettlewell, Mike. "Monaco: Road Racing on the Riviera", in Northey, Tom, editor. World of Automobiles (London: Orbis, 1974), Volume 12, 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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