1931_24_heures_du_mans_race_posters_memorabilia

1931 24 Hours of Le Mans Results and Competitors

9èmes Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1931
Circuit Permanente de la Sarthe
For Posters and Memorabilia relating to the 1931 Le Mans 24 Hours, please see HERE.

 

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 Chetwynd, GB
Mrs H.H. Stisted, GB
746
sc
4 750 30
480.800
Timing gear
19 DNF 7 Anthony Bevan, GB
Bentley 4½
Anthony (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 Antoione Schumann, F
Bugatti T43
"Ano-Nyme"( "a.k.a. Heldé", Pierre Louis-Dreyfus), F
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