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the 1921 French Grand Prix was the first Grande Epreuve held since the war. It was run over 30 laps of the 17.26km circuit at Le Mans. The race was won by a driver and car from the United States, Jimmy Murphy in a Duesenberg.

Background[]

With this being the first Grande Epreuve since the war, it was decided to use the same 3-liter formula used at Indianapolis. Entries were accepted from France, Italy, United Kingdom and United States, Germany being excluded. Cars were flagged off in numerical order in pairs, at one minute intervals.


Race[]

Results[]

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retired
1 12 United States Jimmy Murphy United States Duesenberg 30 4:07:11.4
2 1 United States Ralph DePalma France Template:Ballot-CON 30 + 14:59.2
3 18 France Jules Goux France Template:Ballot-CON 30 + 21:26.8
4 19 France André Dubonnet United States Duesenberg 30 + 23:07.8
5 5 France Andre Boillot France Template:Talbot-Darracq 30 + 28:36.0
6 6 France Albert Guyot United States Duesenberg 30 + 36:01.6
7 14 France Louis Wagner France Template:Ballot-CON 30 + 40:50.4
8 4 United Kingdom Kenelm Lee Guinness France Template:Talbot-Darracq 30 + 55:32.4
9 10 United Kingdom Henry Segrave France Template:Talbot-Darracq 30 + 56:54.6
Ret 11 France René Thomas France Template:Talbot-Darracq 23 Oil tank
Ret 16 United States Joe Boyer United States Duesenberg 17 Engine
Ret 8 France Jean Chassagne France Template:Ballot-CON 17 Fuel tank
Ret 3 France Émile Mathis France Mathis 5 Engine
DNS 15 France André Dubonnet France Template:Talbot-Darracq Originally entered in Talbot-Darracq team; replaced injured Inghilbert in Duesenberg for race
DNS 2 Poland Louis Zborowski United Kingdom Template:Sunbeam-STD Car not ready
WD 19 France Louis Inghilbert United States Duesenberg Injured in practice; replaced by Dubonnet for race
DNA 9 United Kingdom Dario Resta United Kingdom Template:Sunbeam-STD Car not ready
DNA 7 Italy Ugo Sivocci Italy Fiat-CON Car not ready due to labor difficulties
DNA 13 Italy Pietro Bordino Italy Fiat-CON Car not ready due to labor difficulties
DNA 17 Unknown Italy Fiat-CON Third Fiat entry; car not ready due to labor difficulties
Sources:[1][2]

Milestones[]

V T E France French Grand Prix
Circuits Reims (1950–1951, 1953–1954, 1956, 1958–1961, 1963, 1966)
Rouen-Les-Essarts (1952, 1957, 1962, 1964, 1968)
Charade Circuit (1965, 1969–1970, 1972)
Bugatti Circuit (1967)
Circuit Paul Ricard (1971, 1973, 1975–1976, 1978, 1980, 1982–1983, 1985–1990, 2018–2019)
Dijon-Prenois (1974, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1984)
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours (1991–2008)
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