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Lyon-Givors

The Automobile Club de France had previously chosen a northern town for the Grand Prix before Lyon was named as host venue in 1914.

Country
France
Location
Givors, Rhone-Alpes
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The Automobile Club de France had previously chosen a northern town for the Grand Prix before Lyon was named as host venue in 1914. A 23-mile circuit at nearby Givors was chosen for what proved to be a seminal event – played out under the spectre of impending war in Europe. Christian Lautenschlager led an unpopular victory for Mercedes and Germany in what was one of the great Grands Prix in the days before World War I. The race returned 10 years later on a shortened version of the circuit with Giuseppe Campari winning for Alfa Romeo.

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Type

Temporary road course

Length

23.38 (Miles)

Description

Le Sept Chemins-Givors-La Madeleine

Fastest Race Lap

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Max Sailer (Mercedes GP), 20m06.0, 69.791 mph, GP, 1914

Type

Temporary road course

Length

14.38 (Miles)

Description

Circuit length reduced by turning right after Givors

Fastest Race Lap

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Henry Segrave (Sunbeam), 11m19, 76.242 mph, GP, 1924

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