9èmes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1931
Circuit Permanenthe de la Sarthe

 

Date: June 13-14, sunny, rain at night Track Length (m): 16 340
Attendance:   Fastest Lap: Boris Ivanowski, Mercedes Benz SSK, 7'03" = 139.234 km/h
Entries:   Pole Position:  
Practiced:   Distance (km): 3017.654
Starters: 26 Average Speed (km/h): 125.735
Classified: 6    

 

Pos Clas-
sific.
# Team / Entrant
Car - Engine
Driver, Nationality Engine
Vol.
(cc)
Engine
Type
Group Laps
Km
Hour
Reason out / Notes
1 1 16 Lord Howe, GB
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM
Lord Howe (5th Earl Howe, Edward Richard Francis Assheton, Viscount Curzon), GB
Sir Henry 'Tim' Birkin, GB
2337
sc
8 3.0 3017.654  
2 2 1 Boris Ivanowski, RUS/F
Mercedes-Benz SSK
Boris Ivanowski, RUS/F
Henri Stoffel, F
7069
sc
6 8.0 2905.139  
3 3 11 Arthur W. Fox & Charles Nicholl, GB
Talbot AV 105 (GB)
Tim Rose-Richards, GB
Owen Saunders-Davies, GB
2970 6 3.0 2837.398  
4 4 9 Henri Trébort, F
La Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6
Henri Trébort, F
Louis Balart, F
3445 6 5.0 2452.692  
5 5 25 Aston Martin, GB
Aston Martin International 1½
A.C. (Augustus Cesare) 'Bert' Bertelli, GB
Maurice Harvey, GB
1496 4 1.5 2286.393  
6 6 29 Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
Caban Spéciale - Ruby K
Just-Emile Vernet, F
Fernand Vallon, F
1097 4 1.1 2092.185  
                   
7 NC/
DQ
31 Francis Samuelson, GB
MG Midget C
F.H.B. Samuelson (Sir Francis), GB
Freddy Kindell, GB
747
sc
4 750   Last lap over 30 minutes
                   
8 DQ 27 M. de Ricou, F
B.N.C.
Gustave Duverne, F
Robert Girod, F
1096 4 1.1   Refuelling too early
9 DQ 22 Mme Marguerite Mareuse, F
Bugatti T40
Mme Marguerite Mareuse, F
Mme Odette Siko, F
1496 4 1.5   Refuelling too early
                   
10 DNF 10 Arthur W. Fox & Charles Nicholl, GB
Talbot AV105 (GB)
Hon. Brian E. "Bug" Lewis (Lord Essendon), GB
Johnny Hindmarsh, GB
2970 6 3.0 132
2159.520
Chassis
11 DNF 26 Aston Martin, GB
Aston Martin International 1½
Sammy Newsome, GB
Kenneth 'Kim' Peacock, GB
1496 4 1.5 126
2045.000
 
12 DNF 24 Aston Martin, GB
Aston Martin International 1½
Humphrey W. Cook, GB
Jack Bezzant, GB
1496 4 1.5 111
1815.960
 
13 DNF 14 Soc. Anon. Alfa Romeo, I
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
Goffredo "Freddie" Zehender, I
Attilio Marinoni, I
2337 8 3.0 99
1619.440
Accident
14 DNF 23 Jean Sébilleau, F
Bugatti T40
Jean Sébilleau, F
Georges Delaroche, F
1496 4 1.5 96
1570.560
Clutch
15 DNF 12 Richard Ormonde Shuttleworth?
Arrol Aster
"W.P Lockwood" (Peter Hope-Johnson), GB
Jack H. Bartlett, GB
2356   3.0 95
1554.200
Ignition
16 DNF 28 Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
Caban Spéciale
Roger Labric, F
Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
1097 4 1.1 89
1456.040
 
17 DNF 30 Lombard, F
Lombard AL3
Charier / Charié, F(Charles Charrier, F - Freddy Charlier, B ?)
Camille Royer, F
1097   1.1 45
736.200
Oil pressure
18 DNF 32 Hon. Mrs Chetwynd, GB
MG Midget C
Hon. Mrs Joan Chetwynd, GB
Mrs H.H. Stisted, GB
746
sc
4 750 30
480.800
Timing gear
19 DNF 7 Anthony Bevan, GB
Bentley 4½
Gerald Bevan, GB
Mike Couper, GB
4398 4 5.0 29
474.440
Distribution
/ Accident?
20 DNF 5 Equipe Bugatti, F
Bugatti T50S
Albert Divo, F
Guy Bouriat, F
4972
sc
8 5.0 26
425.160
Withdrawn
21 DNF 4 Equipe Bugatti, F
Bugatti T50S
Achille Varzi, I
Louis Chiron, MC
4972
sc
8 5.0 24
392.640
Withdrawn
22 DNF 19 Antoine Schumann, F
Bugatti T43
"Ano""( "a.k.a. Heldé", Pierre Louis-Dreyfus), F
"Nime" (Antoine Schumann), F
DNS ? Mme "Hellé-Nice" (Mariette Delangle), F
2300 8 3.0 22
359.920
Transmission
23 DNF 6 Equipe Bugatti, F
Bugatti T50S
Count Caberto Conelli, I
Maurice Rost, F
4900
sc
8 5.0 20
327.200
Accident
24 DNF 3 Édouard Brisson, F
(C.T. Weymann, F)
Stutz DV 32
Édouard Brisson, F
Joseph (Guido?) "Papa" Cattaneo, I
5326
sc
8 8.0 19
310.840
Engine
25 DNF 2
Chrysler Imperial
Henri De Costier, F
Raymond Lussan, F
6316   8.0 18
294.480
Radiator
26 DNF 8
Chrysler 29-80
Raymond Sommer, F
Jean Delemer, F
4630   5.0 14
229.040
Radiator
                   
27 DNS   Soc. Anon. Alfa Romeo
Alfa Romeo 8C 2300
Giuseppe Campari, I
Attilio Marinoni, I
2300 8 3.0   Engine blow up in practice
28 DNS  
Ariés
           
29 DNS  
Ariés
           

Class Winners:

7th Biennial Cup - Index of Performance
(Rudge Whitworth Cup)
Lord Howe / H.R.S. Birkin Alfa Romeo
5001 - 8000 cc B. Ivanowski / H. Stoffel Mercedes-Benz
2001 - 3000 cc Lord Howe / H.R.S. Birkin Alfa Romeo
1101 - 1500 cc A.C. Bertelli / C.M. Harvey Aston Martin
751 - 1100 cc J.E. Vernet / F. Vallon Caban

 

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