Paris Grand Prix (May 20th)

Fangio's Simca-Gordini led at first; but the race was eventually won by Farina's Maserati, at 67 1/2 m.p.h. for 104 miles of the new Bois de Boulogne circuit. Gonzales' Talbot was second, 30.6 sec. behind, Rosier's Talbot third ; de Graffenried's Maserati made fastest practice lap.