Classic Car Catalogue

I Grand Prix de Lorraine

Lorraine Grand Prix
26 June 1932
Seichamps Circuit; Nancy


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Entries and results up to 1500 cc class:
No. Driver: Car:   Engine:   Entrant: Result: Class: Class res.:
60 Herbeaux Bugatti T37A 1.5 S-4 Herbeaux 06th 1100→1500 5th
62 Ladurantie Toril Speciale Ladurantie dna 1100→1500 dna
70 Pierre Veyron Maserati 26 1.5 S-8 Pierre Veyron 01st 1100→1500 1st
86 Alain Guilbaut Bugatti T37A 1.5 S-4 Alain Guilbaut 02nd 1100→1500 2nd
90 Marcel Lister Bugatti T37A 1.5 S-4 Marcel Lister 02nd 1100→1500 2nd
92 Antonio Valette Maserati 26 1.5 S-8 Antonio Valette 04th 1100→1500 4th
104 Robert Gauthier Bugatti T37A 1.5 S-4 Robert Gauthier dnf 1100→1500 dnf
106 Claude Ozannat Bugatti T37A 1.5 S-4 Claude Ozannat acc 1100→1500 acc
64 André Jahan Salmson 1.1 S-4 André Jahan 05th 750→1100 1st
68 José Scaron Amilcar MC 0 1.1 S-6 José Scaron dnf 750→1100 dnf
82 Rochat Salmson 1.1 S-4 Rochat acc 750→1100 acc
84 Chevallier Chevallier Ruby     Chevallier dnf 750→1100 dnf
88 Wernet Caban Speciale Wernet dna 750→1100 dna
98 Dupont Salmson 1.1 S-4 Dupont 07th 750→1100 2nd
102 Jarand Amilcar 1.1 S-6 Jarand dnf 750→1100 dnf
66 Lagrolière Salmson 1.1 S-4 Lagrolière 10th →750 3rd
72 Arnould Rosengart -Austin 0.7 S-4 Arnould 08th →750 1st
74 Gauthier Rosengart -Austin 0.7 S-4 Gauthier dnf →750 dnf
76 Jacob Rosengart -Austin 0.7 S-4 Jacob 12th →750 5th
78 de la Place Rosengart -Austin 0.7 S-4 de la Place 11th →750 4th
80 Wallet Rosengart -Austin 0.7 S-4 Wallet 13th →750 6th
94 Hellouin Rosengart -Austin 0.7 S-4 Hellouin 09th →750 2nd
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Entries and results up to 2000 cc class:
No. Driver: Car: Model: Engine:   Entrant: Position:
22 Emile Tetaldi Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Emile Tetaldi acc
24 Charles Druck Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Charles Druck 3rd
26 Gilbert Ralph Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Gilbert Ralph dnf
28 Pierre Rey Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Pierre Rey dna
30 Victor Mouret Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Victor Mouret dna
32 Pierre Marco Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Pierre Marco dna
34 Mlle Helle-Nice Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Mlle Helle-Nice 5th
36 Stanisłas Czaykowski Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Stanisłas Czaykowski 2nd
38 Pierre Bussienne Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Pierre Bussienne 4th
40 Louis Trintignant Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Louis Trintignant 1st
42 Ricardo Bernasconi Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Ricardo Bernasconi 7th
44 de Villancourt Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 de Villancourt 6th
46 "Ivernel" Bugatti T35C? 2.0 S-8 "Ivernel" dna
48 Gavillon Bugatti T35C 2.0 S-8 Gavillon 8th
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Entries and results over 2000 cc class:
No. Driver: Car: Model: Engine:   Entrant: Position:
2 Marcel Lehoux Bugatti T51 2.3 S-8 Marcel Lehoux 2nd
4 René Ferrant Peugeot 174S 4.0 S-4 René Ferrant 7th
6 Jean Gaupillat Bugatti T51 2.3 S-8 Jean Gaupillat dnf
8 Stanislav Czaykowski Bugatti T51 2.3 S-8 Stanisłas Czaykowski 3rd
10 Pierre Marco Bugatti T35B 2.3 S-8 Pierre Marco dna
12 Albert Broschek Mercedes-Benz SSK 7.1 S-6 Albert Broschek 5th
14 Philippe Etancelin Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Philippe Etancelin 4th
16 Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo Monza 2.3 S-8 Jean-Pierre Wimille 1st
18 Benoît Falchetto Bugatti T51 2.3 S-8 Benoît Falchetto 6th
20 Hans Stuber Bugatti T51 2.3 S-8 Hans Stuber dnf
Motor SportAugust 1932

AN excellent entry was received for the Grand Prix of Lorraine, which was run off in three separate classes, 1½-litre, 2-litre, and over, on the Circuit of Seichamps, near Nancy, on June 26th. The length of the circuit was 5 kms., and the various classes had to cover 23, 26 and 30 laps respectively.
There were twenty starters in the 1½-litre class, and for some time it looked as though Scaron would score yet another win on his fleet little Amilcar. However, he was keenly pursued by his old rival, Veyron (Maserati) who by the 3rd lap had got into second place. Then on the 9th lap Scaron retired with a broken piston, and Veyron stepped into the lead followed by Ozannat (Bugatti), Guilbaut (Bugatti) and Vallette (Maserati). Rochat (Salmson) crashed into the straw barricade at the Virage du Tronc qui Fume, and a few laps later Ozannat, who had been having a terrific scrap with Guilbaut, ran into a sandbank at the Virage de Pulnoy. Veyron steadily increased his lead, but there was a wonderful fight for second place, Guilbaut and Lister, both on Bugattis, passing and repassing each other, and finally going over the finishing line dead level!
Results :
1. Veyron (Maserati, 1,500 c.c.), 1h. 18m. 7s. Average speed 61 m.p.h.
2. Dead heat. Guilbaut (Bugatti) and Lister (Bugatti), 1h. 20m. 56s.
4. Valette (Maserati), 1h. 21m. 15s.
The second category, cars up to 2 litres, drew 10 starters, and for the first few laps the order was Trintignant, Tetaldi, Druck and Czaikowski, all on Bugattis. Then it was noticed that Tetaldi failed to appear, and rumours gradually reached the tribunes of a terrible accident at the Virage du Pulnoy. However, the race continued, with Trinignant in the lead, but he was being gradually overhauled by Czaikowski. Suddenly no cars appeared in front of the stands, and consternation reigned. Then it was announced that the race had been stopped owing to Tetaldi's accident, which had turned out to be worse than was at first thought. It appears that Tetaldi was trying to pass another car just before a corner when he suddenly realised that he could not get by in time; he braked heavily, skidded on the wet road, and lost control. His Bugatti shot off the road, struck a tree and bounced into the crowd, killing three spectators and injuring eleven others. Tetaldi himself was seriously injured, sustaining a broken leg, a fractured thigh, and severe bruises, but after a few anxious days in hospital, we learn that it is only a question of time before he is fully recovered.
It was hoped to re-run the race after the larger class had been run, but this was impossible for the road was only free for a certain time, and so it was decided to place the competitors as at the 9th lap.
Results :
1. Trintignant (Bugatti 2,000 c.c.), 28m. 12s. (Average speed 66 m.p.h.).
2. Czaikowski (Bugatti 2,000 c.c.), 28m. 47s.
3. Druck (Bugatti 2,000 c.c.), 29m. 31s.
The largest class, over 2-litres, was remarkable for the wonderful performance of Jean-Pierre Wimille, who, although several places behind on the first few laps, quickly caught up and took the lead, followed by Lehoux. Wimille forged steadily ahead, but there was a terrific scrap between Lehoux and Gaupillat for second place. The latter got ahead, only to skid badly on a corner, letting Lehoux past. Then on the 22nd lap, Gaupillat stopped at the pits and retired with brake trouble. From then the order was unchanged.
Results :
1. Wimille (Alfa-Romeo 2,300 c.c.), 1h. 29m. 14s. (69 m.p.h.).
2. Lehoux (Bugatti 2,300 c.c.), 1h. 31m. 4s.
3. Czaikowski (Bugatti 2,300 c.c.), 1h. 32m. 38s.
4. Etancelin (Alfa-Romeo 2,300 c.c.), 1h. 33m, 32s.