1949 French Grand Prix

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Race details
Reims-Karta 1926-1951.svg
Date 17 July 1949
Official name XXXVI Grand Prix de l'ACF
Location Reims
Course Reims-Gueux
Course length 7.815 km (4.856 mi)
Distance 64 laps, 500.160 km (310.785 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 2:42.0
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ferrari
Time 2:46.2
Podium
First Talbot-Lago-Talbot
Second Maserati
Third Ferrari

The 1949 French Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at Reims on 17 July 1949. The race was won by Louis Chiron, who was driving a Talbot-Lago T26C.[1][2]

Entries[edit]

No Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine
2 France Raymond Sommer Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
4 France Philippe Étancelin Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
6 Monaco Louis Chiron SFACS Ecurie France Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
8 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
10 France Louis Rosier Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
12 France Pierre Levegh Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
14 France Georges Grignard Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
16 France Eugène Chaboud Ecurie Lutetia Delahaye Delahaye 135 Delahaye V12
18 United Kingdom George Abecassis HW Motors Alta Alta GP Alta L4
20 Italy Luigi Villoresi Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12
22 Italy Alberto Ascari Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12
24 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Private Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s
26 Italy Luigi Fagioli Luigi Platé Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago 700 Talbot L6
28 Italy Giuseppe Farina Automobiles Talbot-Darracq SA Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
30 Thailand B. Bira Scuderia Enrico Platé Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
32 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Scuderia Enrico Platé Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
34 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Squadra Argentina Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4
36 Argentina Benedicto Campos Squadra Argentina Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4
38 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4
40 United Kingdom David Murray Private Maserati Maserati 4CL Maserati L4

Classification[edit]

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 6 Monaco Louis Chiron Talbot-Lago-Talbot 64 3:06:33.7
2 30 Thailand B. Bira Maserati 64 + 17.6
3 24 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ferrari 64 + 48.5
4 10 France Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot 64 + 56.7 3
5 2 France Raymond Sommer Talbot-Lago-Talbot 61 + 3 Laps
6 16 France Eugène Chaboud Delahaye 58 + 6 Laps
NC 14 France Georges Grignard Talbot-Lago-Talbot 48 Not classified
Ret 12 France Pierre Levegh Talbot-Lago-Talbot 39 Mechanical
Ret 36 Argentina Benedicto Campos Maserati 32 Valve
Ret 8 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago-Talbot 30 Engine
Ret 4 France Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago-Talbot 26 Engine
Ret 34 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 24 Throttle 2
Ret 38 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Maserati 21 Engine
Ret 18 United Kingdom George Abecassis Alta 17 Gearbox
Ret 40 United Kingdom David Murray Maserati 13 Engine
Ret 28 Italy Giuseppe Farina Talbot-Lago-Talbot 11 Gearbox
Ret 20 Italy Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 4 Brakes 1
WD 22 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari
WD 26 Italy Luigi Fagioli Talbot-Lago-Talbot
WD 32 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati

References[edit]

  1. ^ STATS F1 • VI Grand Prix de France. Statsf1.com (17 July 1949). Retrieved on 2010-09-29.
  2. ^ 1949 Grand Prix de France. Silhouet.com (17 July 1949). Retrieved on 2010-09-29.


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