1936 Pau Grand Prix
- Sunday, March 1, 1936
- Grand Prix de Pau
The road racing season is with us once -more. Alfas, Bugattis, Maseratis, sleek, multi-coloured racing cars are playing those heart-stirring tunes of rising and falling exhaust notes. And it all started at Pau.
The A.C. Basco-Bearnais had planned a tricky little circuit for their race on March 1st. A shade under 3 kilometres in length, it was never straight for a moment, and was even more sinuous than Monaco. The organisers had spent a good deal of money in resurfacing the road, which was in a fair condition except on a certain downhill stretch that was not easy to negotiate when braking hard for the corner at the bottom.
The entry list was limited to twelve, of which the three Ferrari-owned Alfa Romeos were the most formidable. Nuvolari and Brivio were to have driven the 3.8-litre Tipo C cars which were seen at Monza last autumn, while Farina had been promised a 3.2-litre Monoposto. The complete team, cars, lorries, drivers and mechanics, left Modena by road, but were stopped at the Italian-French frontier.
Temporary street circuit
Emanuele Naspetti (Reynard 92D-Cosworth), 1m09.82, 88.428 mph, F3000, 1992
First Race1933 Pau Grand Prix