1936 Pau Grand Prix

  • Sunday, March 1, 1936
  • Grand Prix de Pau
Race Winner
Country
France
Circuit
Laps
100
Pole
Fastest Lap
Wimille, 1m 57.5s
Other Results

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.

Race Results

Qualifying

Circuit - Pau

Country

France

Location

Pau, Aquitaine

Type

Temporary street circuit

Length

1.715 (Miles)

Record

Emanuele Naspetti (Reynard 92D-Cosworth), 1m09.82, 88.428 mph, F3000, 1992

First Race

1933 Pau Grand Prix

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