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Germany 1932 German Grand Prix
1932GermanGP1
Race 3 of 3 in the 1932 European Championship
Date 17 July 1932
Official name VI Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Nürburgring
Distance 25 laps, 570.270 km (354.349 mi)
Pole Position
Driver Germany Rudolf Caracciola Alfa Rmeo
Time Grid positions set by ballot
Fastest Lap
Driver Italy Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo
Time 10:49.4
Podium
First Germany Rudolf Caracciola Alfa Rmeo
Second Italy Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Romeo
Third Italy Baconin Borzacchini Alfa Romeo

The 1932 German Grand Prix (formally the VI Großer Preis von Deutschland) was a Grand Prix motor race that took take place at the Nürburgring on 17 July 1932. The race was carried out in three groups: Group 1 for vehicles without restrictions, Group 2 for vehicles between 800 to 1100 cm³ displacement and Group 3 for cars up to 800 cm³ displacement.

ReportEdit

BackgroundEdit

RaceEdit

The 31 cars assembled on the starting grid in numerical order, the nine cars of the premier class first, followed by the 15 cars of the second class and last the 7 cars of the third class. At 10:00 AM the flag fell and all 31 cars were released. Caracciola, last year's winner with a Mercedes, immediately went into the lead from the front of the grid, followed by Nuvolari, Borzacchini, Chiron, Dreyfus, and Lehoux; three Alfas and three Bugatti were at the front.

The final result after 25 laps saw Alfa Romeo in the first three places, Caracciola winner with a time of 4h 47m 22.8s, followed half a minute later by Nuvolari, then Borzacchini and Dreyfus. These four drivers were the only finishers. With this victory Alfa Romeo was victorious in the European Championship of makes and Nuvolari became European Champions of drivers.

ClassificationEdit

Starting gridEdit

Group 1 (More than 1500cm³)
Row 1 Pos. 3 Pos. 2 Pos. 1
Italy
Nuvolari
Alfa Romeo
France
Lehoux
Bugatti
Germany
Caracciola
Alfa Romeo
Row 2 Pos. 5 Pos. 4
Germany
Lewy
Bugatti
Italy
Borzacchini
Alfa Romeo
Row 3 Pos. 8 Pos. 7 Pos. 6
Germany
Pietsch
Bugatti
Italy
Ruggeri
Maserati
Monaco
Chiron
Bugatti
Row 4 Pos. 10 Pos. 9
France
Dreyfus
Bugatti
Group 2 (800-1500cm³)
Row 5 Pos. 13 Pos. 12 Pos. 11
Germany
Seibel
Bugatti
United Kingdom
Fane
Frazer Nash
United Kingdom
Curzon
Delage
Row 6 Pos. 15 Pos. 14
United Kingdom
Siday
Frazer Nash
Germany
Simons
Bugatti
Row 7 Pos. 18 Pos. 17 Pos. 16
Germany
Wagner
Bugatti
Hungary
Hartmann
Bugatti
Switzerland
Täuber
Alfa Romeo
Row 8 Pos. 20 Pos. 19
Italy
Maserati
Maserati
France
Rose-Itier
Bugatti
Row 9 Pos. 23 Pos. 22 Pos. 21
Luxembourg
Zigrand
Bugatti
France
Scaron
Amilcar
Hungary
Gyulai
Alfa Romeo
Row 10 Pos. 25 Pos. 24
Germany
Burggaller
Bugatti
France
Félix
FG Lombard
Group (350-800cm³)
Row 11 Pos. 28 Pos. 27 Pos. 26
United Kingdom
De Belleroche
Austin
Czech Republic
Urban-Emmerich
MG
Germany
Macher
Austin
Row 12 Pos. 30 Pos. 29
United Kingdom
Hamilton
MG
Germany
Bäumer
Austin
Row 13 Pos. 33 Pos. 32 Pos. 31
Germany
Kohlrausch
BMW
Germany
Hedderich
BMW

Group 1 raceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Car Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 22 Germany Rudolf Caracciola Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo Tipo B 25 4:47:22.8 1 1
2 21 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo Tipo B 25 +31.0 4 2
3 23 Italy Baconin Borzacchini Alfa Corse Alfa Romeo Tipo B 25 +7:10.2 5 3
4 20 France René Dreyfus Private entry Bugatti T51 +13:42.2 7 4
Ret 17 Monaco Louis Chiron Ettore Bugatti Bugatti T51 6 Rear axle 9 7
Ret 12 Germany Hans Lewy Pilesi Racing Team Bugatti T51 5 Accident 3 7
Germany Paul Pietsch n/a
Ret 16 France Marcel Lehoux Private entry Bugatti T51 3 Rear axle 8 7
Ret 25 Italy Àmedeo Ruggeri Private entry Maserati 26M 1 Engine 6 7
Ret 13 Germany Paul Pietsch Pilesi Racing Team Bugatti T51 0 Radiator 2 7

Group 2 raceEdit

Group 3 raceEdit

Standings after the raceEdit

European Drivers' Championship standingsEdit

Pos. Driver Points
1 Italy Tazio Nuvolari 4
2 Italy Baconin Borzacchini 8
3 Germany Rudolf Caracciola 9
4 France René Dreyfus 12
5 Monaco Louis Chiron 17
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.


ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.kolumbus.fi/leif.snellman/gp3211.htm
  2. https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Prix_automobile_d%27Allemagne_1932
  3. https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gro%C3%9Fer_Preis_von_Deutschland_1932

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