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Tours

The 1923 French Grand Prix was a narrow, tricky road course set four miles north-west of Tours.

Country
France
Location
St Antoine du Rochers, Centre
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The 1923 French Grand Prix was a narrow, tricky road course set four miles north-west of Tours. The starting straight was on the steeply cambered RN158 that ran towards the town and ended in a hairpin at La Membrolle-sur-Choisille. The straight RN159 was by a right hand turn and the road to Semblancay. It passed through the village before re-joining the RN158 once more. Dust proved a problem and drivers complained of the poor track surface. However, the 1923 Grand Prix was a notable affair for British motor racing for Henry Segrave won for Sunbeam – the first such victory for a British car or driver.

Circuit

1923

Type

Temporary road course

Length

14.18 (Miles)

Description

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Fastest Qualifying Lap

Pietro Bordino (Fiat 805), 9m36, 88.625 mph, GP, 1923

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Race name Date Championship Laps Winner

1923 French Grand Prix

02/07/1923

Non-championship

35

Henry Segrave

Sunbeam Motor Co

3,128

Championships

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12,833

Results

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15,933

Drivers

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8,248

Teams

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856

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