1925 Belgian Grand Prix

It has been said that this year’s race was an easy affair for the Alfa-Romeo cars, but just because my compatriot Campari and I happened to be the only two drivers to finish the course, one should not imagine the race was what you call a “walk-over.” No, indeed, it was a very severe test of endurance, both for the cars and the drivers, and, of course, I am more than delighted to have driven my beautiful Alfa-Romeo to victory once again.

My car, as well as that of Campari and Brilli Perri, has been improved a little since last year’s race, and perhaps a few details may go to show that it is really an ideal machine for very fast racing. The eight-cylinder engine (61 mm. by 85 mm.) has overhead valves, driven by two separate camshafts, and is supercharged by the Alfa-Romeo Compressor, which helps to give the enormous engine speed. During the race my revolution counter frequently registered 7,000 r.p.m., and at this speed the engine develops nearly 175 h.p. The engine clutch and gear box are combined in a single unit, and there are four forward speeds, the transmission having an enclosed shaft in a torque tube. All these cars were designed by Signor Jano, who was formerly with the Fiat Company. I should like to give further details of this wonderful car, but I have to speak of the race, so must not wander into the realms of technique.

“Finding my engine respond to my call for more speed, I tried for a faster lap time on the next circuit”

Race Results

Qualifying

Circuit - Spa-Francorchamps

Country

Belgium

Location

Francorchamps, Wallonia

Type

Temporary road course

Length

9.31 (Miles)

Record

Antonio Ascari (Alfa Romeo P2), 6m51.2, 81.508 mph, GP, 1925

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