XVI Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1939
Circuit de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France

 

Date: June 17-18, sunny Track Length (m): 13 492
Attendance:   Fastest Lap: Robert Mazaud, Delahaye, 5:12.1 = 155.627 km/h on lap 25
Entries:   Pole Position:  
Practiced:   Distance (km): 3354.760
Starters: 42 Average Speed (km/h): 139.781
Classified: 20    

 

Pos Clas-
sific.
# Team / Entrant
Car - Engine
Driver, Nationality Engine
Vol
(cc)
Engine
Type
Group Laps /
Km /
Hour
Reason Out
1 1 1 Jean-Pierre Wimille, F
Bugatti T57 C 'Tank'
Jean-Pierre Wimille, F
Pierre Veyron, F
3251
sc
L8 8.0 3354.760  
2 2 21 Ecurie Walter Watney
Delage D6-3 L
Louis Gérard, F
Georges Monneret, F
2991 L6 3.0 3312.222  
3 3 5 Lagonda Ltd, GB
Lagonda V12
Austin (Arthur ?) Dobson, GB
Charles Brackenbury, GB
4479 V12 5.0 3229.451  
4 4 6 Lord Selsdon, GB
Lagonda V12
Lord Selsdon, GB
Lord William Waleran, GB
4479 V12 5.0 3219.481  
5 5 26 BMW, D
BMW 328 Touring Coupé "Stromlinien-Innenlenker"
Prince Max 'Sause' zu Schaumburg-Lippe, A
Fritz Hans Wenscher, D
1976 L6 2.0 3188.450  
6 6 12 Louis Villeneuve, F
Delahaye 135 CS
Louis Villeneuve, F
René Biolay, F
3590 L6 5.0 3180.287  
7 7 27 BMW, D
BMW 328
Ralph Röese, D
Paul Heinemann, D
1976 L6 2.0 3106.969  
8 8 20 Count Heyden, GB
Delahaye 135 CS
R.R.C. 'Rob' Walker, GB
Ian Connell, GB
3557 L6 5.0 3025.799  
9 9 28 BMW, D
BMW 328
Willi Briem, D
Rudolf Scholz, D
1976 L6 2.0 2975.903  
10 10 39 Gordini, F
Simca Huit - Fiat
Amedée Gordini, F
José Scaron, B/F
1087 L4 1.1 2885.906  
11 11 14 Joseph Chotard, F
Delahaye 135 SC
Joseph Chotard, F
"Jacques Seylair" (Lucien Langlois), F
3575 L6 5.0 2733.409  
12 12 29 Commander R.P. Hitchens, GB
Aston Martin Speed Model
Commander Robert P. Hitchens, GB
Mortimer Morris-Goodall, GB
1969 L4 2.0 2688.148  
13 13 41 Gordini, F
Simca Huit - Fiat
Guy Lapchin, F
Charles Plantivaux, F
1087 L4 1.1 2640.811  
14 14 32 Ecurie Lapin Blanc, GB
HRG (- Singer ?)
P.C.T. 'Peter' Clark, GB
Marcus Chambers, GB
1496 L4 1.5 2599.700  
15 15 37 Mrs Marjorie Fawcett, GB
Morgan 4+4 - Standard Ten
Geoffrey White, GB
C.M. (Cuthbert Marc) Anthony, GB
1104 L4 1.1 2493.292  
16 16 34 Just Emile Vernet, F
Riley TT Sprite Pourtout
Just-Emile Vernet, F
Carl de Bodard, F
1496 L4 1.5 2434.625  
17 17 38 Victor Camerano, F
Simca Huit - Fiat
Victor Camerano, F
Henri Louveau, F
1090 L4 1.1 2212.264  
18 18 45 Arthur W. Jones, GB
Singer Le Mans Replica
Arthur W. Jones, GB
Gordon Wilkins, GB
972 L4 1.1 2090.423  
19 19 48 Gordini, F
Simca Cinq - Fiat
Adrien Alin, F
Albert Alin, F
566 L4 750 1999.472  
20 20 49 Gordini, F
Simca Cinq - Fiat
Maurice Aimé, F
Albert Leduc, F
570 L4 750 1987.249  
                   
21 DNF 25 Raymond Sommer, F
Alfa Romeo 6C 2500SS
Raymond Sommer, F
"B. Bira" (Prince Birabongse Banutej Bhanuband), SIAM
2443 L6 3.0 173
2334.116
Engine
22 DNF 18 Ecurie Francia, F
Delahaye 135 CS
Marcel Contet, F
Robert Brunet, F
3575 L6 5.0 171
2307.132
Suspension
23 DNF 31 Victor Polledry, F
Aston Martin 1½
Victor Polledry, F
R Robert, F
1497 L4 1.5 155
2091.260
 
24 DNF 3 Luigi Chinetti, I
Talbot T26
Luigi Chinetti, I
T.A.S.O. 'Donald' Mathieson, GB
4483 L6 5.0 154
2077.768
Accident
25 DNF 22 Ecurie Walter Watney, GB
Delage D6-3L
Armand Hug, CH
Roger Loyer, F
2968 L6 3.0 152
2064.276
Accident
26 DNF 15 Robert Mazaud, F
Delahaye 135 CS
Robert Mazaud, F
Marcel Mongin, F
3565 L6 5.0 115
1551.580
Fire
27 DNF 44 Archie Scott, GB
Singer Nine Le Mans Replica
Archie (Jack?) Scott, GB
Tommy Wisdom, GB
980 L4 1.1 105
1416.660
Dirty fuel
28 DNF 9 Luigi Chinetti, I
Talbot Lago SS
René Le Begue, F
"Pierre Levegh" (Pierre Boullin) , F
3996 L6 5.0 102
1376.184
Ignition
29 DNF 19 Ecurie Francia, F
Delahaye 135 CS
Eugene Chaboud, F
Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
3568 L6 5.0 99
1335.708
 
30 DNF 8 T.A.S.O. Mathieson, GB
Talbot 150SS Figoni
Philippe de Massa, F
Norbert Jean Mahé, F
3998 L6 5.0 88
1187.296
Valve spring
31 DNF 7 Luigi Chinetti, I
Talbot T26
André Morel, F
Jim Bradley, GB
DNS Cholsol
4468 L6 5.0 88
1187.296
 
32 DNF 10 Jean Trémoulet, F
Talbot Lago SS
Jean Trémoulet, F
Raoul Forestier, F
3997 L6 5.0 68
876.980
 
33 DNF 36 Michael Collier, GB
MG Midget PA
Mike Collier, GB
Lewis Welch, GB
847 L4 1.1 63
849.996
 
34 DNF 16 Ecurie Francia, F
Delahaye 135 CS
Joseph Paul, F
Jean Trévoux, F
3604 L6 5.0 62
849.996
 
35 DNF 11 André Bellecroix, F
Delahaye 135CS
André Belleroix, F
Gaston Serraud, F
3604 L6 5.0 50
674.600
Accident
36 DNF 43 Just Emile Vernet, F
Simca Huit - Fiat
Robert Cayeux, F
Gaston Tramer, F
1090 L4 1.1 50
674.600
 
37 DNF 4 Luigi Chinetti, I
Talbot T26
"Heldé", (Pierre Louis-Dreyfus), F
"Nime", (Antoine 'Tony' Schumann, F
DNS Shrubsall, GB
DNS Anthony Heal, GB
4483 L6 5.0 45
607.140
 
38 DNF 47 Claude Bonneau, F
MG Midget PB
Claude Bonneau, F
Max Mathieu, F
954 L4 1.1 40
539.680
Carburettor
39 DNF 40 Gordini, F
Simca Huit - Fiat
Jean Breillet, F
Albert Debille, F
1087 L4 1.1 29
391.268
Accident
40 DNF 42 Mme Anne-Cecile Rose-Itier, F
Simca Huit - Fiat
Mme Anne-Cecile Rose-Itier, F
Mme Suzanne Largeot, F
1087 L4 1.1 26
350.792
Accident
41 DNF 30 Adler, D
Adler Trumpf
Otto Löhr, D
Paul von Guilleaume, D
1498 L4 1.5 6
80.952
Piston
42 DNF 46 Jacques Savoye, F
Singer NineLe Mans Replica Savoye Special
Jacques Savoye, F
Pierre Savoye, F
967 L4 1.1 4
53.968
 
                   
43 DNS   Adler, D
Adler Trumpf
Baron Huschke von Hanstein, D
Karkmann, D
         
                   
44 DNA   Lucy O'Reilly Schell, F
Delahaye 145
           
45 DNA  
Atalanta
           
46 DNA  
Bentley
           
47 DNA   Robert Arbuthnot, GB
Alfa Romeo 8C 2900A
Robert Arbuthnot, GB
-
         
48 DNA     Charles Dodson, GB
Sammy Davis, GB
         

 

Class Winners:

14th Biennial Cup
(Rudge-Whitworth Cup)
A. Gordini / J. Scaron Simca Huit
Index of Performance - 2nd Annual Cup A. Gordini / J. Scaron Simca Huit
3001 - 5000 cc J. P. Wimille / P. Veyron Bugatti 57 C
2001 - 3000 cc L. Gérard / G. Monneret Delage 3 L
1501 - 2000 cc von Schaumberg-Lippe / F Wencher BMW 328
1101 - 1500 cc P. Clark / M. Chambers HRG
751 - 1100 cc A. Gordini / J. Scaron Simca Huit
501 - 750 cc Ad. Alin / Al. Alin Simca Cinq

 

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