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The 1906 French Grand Prix was the first official Grand Prix, held on 26-27 June 1906 at Le Mans.

Ferenc Szisz won the 1,238.16 km Grand Prix in his Renault ahead of Felice Nazzaro and Albert Clément. The race was run in two parts, with the cars completing six laps of the 103.18km course each day.

Entry List[]

No. Driver Entrant Constructor
1A France Fernand Gabriel France France Lorraine-Dietrich
1B France Henri Rougier France France Lorraine-Dietrich
1C France Arthur Duray France France Lorraine-Dietrich
2A Italy Vincenzo Lancia Italy Italy Fiat
2B Italy Felice Nazzaro Italy Italy Fiat
2C Germany Aldo Weilschott Italy Italy Fiat
3A Hungary Ferenc Szisz France France Renault
3B France J. Edmond France France Renault
3C France Claude Richez France France Renault


Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired
1 3A Hungary Ferenc Szisz Renault 12 12:14:07.4
2 2B Italy Felice Nazzaro Fiat 12 +32:19.4
3 13A France Albert Clément Clément-Bayard 12 +35:39.2
4 5B France Jules Barillier Brasier 12 +1:38:53.0
5 2A Italy Vincenzo Lancia Fiat 12 +2:08:04.0
6 10A United States George Heath Panhard 12 +2:33:38.4
7 5A France Paul Baras Brasier 12 +3:01:43.0
8 1C Belgium Arthur Duray Lorraine-Dietrich 12 +3:11:54.6
9 5C France "Pierry" Brasier 12 +4:01:00.6
10 6A Belgium Camille Jenatzy
United Kingdom "Burton"
Mercedes 12 +4:04:35.8
11 6B France "Mariaux" Mercedes 12 +4:34:44.4
Ret 1B France Henri Rougier Lorraine-Dietrich 10 Punctures
Ret 3C France Claude Richez Renault 8 Accident
Ret 12C United States Elliott Shepard Hotchkiss 7 Wheel
Ret 4A France Victor Hémery Darracq 7 Engine
Ret 7A France Louis Rigolly Gobron-Brillié 7 Radiator
Ret 10C France Georges Teste Panhard 6 Accident
Ret 3B France J. Edmond Renault 5 Driver injury
Ret 2C Germany Aldo Weilschott Fiat 5 Accident
Ret 6C Italy Vincenzo Florio Mercedes 5 Wheels
Ret 13B France A. Villemain Clément-Bayard 4 Wheels
Ret 12A France Hubert Le Blon Hotchkiss 4 Wheel
Ret 10B France Henri Tart Panhard 4 Suspension
Ret 13C France "De la Touloubre" Clément-Bayard 3 Gearbox
Ret 12B France Jacques Salleron Hotchkiss 2 Accident
Ret 4B France Louis Wagner Darracq 2 Engine
Ret 8A Italy Alessandro Cagno Itala 2 Radiator
Ret 8C Belgium Pierre de Caters Itala 1 Wheel
Ret 1A France Fernand Gabriel Lorraine-Dietrich 0 Radius rod
Ret 8B France Maurice Fabry Itala 0 Accident
Ret 9B France Xavier Civelli de Bosch Grégoire 0 Radiator
Ret 4C France René Hanriot Darracq 0 Engine
DNS 9A France Philippe Tavenaux Grégoire Car would not start
DNS 11A France Marius Barriaux Vulpes Car overweight

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