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The 1931 Italian Grand Prix was a race held on May 24, at the Autodromo Nazionale Monza. It was the ninth Italian Grand Prix ever, but the first race in the new European drivers' championship. The 10-hour race was won by the team of Giuseppe Campari and Tazio Nuvolari in an Alfa Romeo.


BackgroundEdit


Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1931 Italian Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine
8 Italy Umberto Klinger
Italy Pietro Ghersi
U. Klinger Maserati 26M 2.5 L8
10 Switzerland Carlo Pedrazzini C. Pedrazzini Maserati 26B 2.0 L8
12 Italy Achille Varzi
Monaco Louis Chiron
Automobile
Ettore Bugatti
Bugatti T51 2.3 L8
14 France Albert Divo
France Guy Bouriat
Automobiles
Ettore Bugatti
Bugatti T51 2.3 L8
16 France Marcel Lehoux
France Philippe Étancelin
M. Lehoux Bugatti T51 2.3 L8
18 France Jean-Pierre Wimille
France Jean Gaupillat
J.-P. Wimille Bugatti T51 2.3 L8
20 France Robert Sénéchal
France Henri Frètet
R. Sénéchal Delage 15S8 1.5 L8
22 Russia Boris Ivanowski
France Henri Stoffel
B. Ivanowski Mercedes SSK 7.1 L6
24 Italy Antonio Maino
Italy Gildo Strazza
A. Maino Mercedes SSK 7.1 L6
26 Italy Giuseppe Campari
Italy Attilio Marinoni*
SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 2.3 L8
28 Italy Tazio Nuvolari
Italy Baconin Borzacchini
SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Type A 2x 3.5 L6
30 Italy Ferdinando Minoia
Italy Goffredo Zehender
SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 8C-2300 2.3 L8
32 Italy Francesco Pirola
Italy Giovanni Lurani
F. Pirola Alfa Romeo 6C-1500 1.5 L6
34 Italy Guglielmo Lettieri G. Lettieri Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 1.7 L6
38 Italy Amedeo Ruggeri
Italy Renato Balestrero
A. Ruggeri Talbot Talbot 700 1.7 L8
40 Italy Carlo di Vecchio
Italy Gerolamo Ferrari
C. di Vecchio Talbot Talbot 700 1.5 L8
50 Italy Alfredo Caniato
Italy Mario Tadini
A. Caniato Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 1.8 L8

Practice OverviewEdit

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/
Retired
Distance
(km)
Grid Points
1 26 Italy Giuseppe Campari Italy Alfa Romeo 155 10:00:00.7 1557.754 3 1
Italy Tazio Nuvolari n/a*
2 30 Italy Ferdinando Minoia Italy Alfa Romeo 153 + 2 Laps 1535.087 4 2
Italy Baconin Borzacchini n/a*
3 14 France Albert Divo France Bugatti 152 + 3 Laps 1525.319 9 3
France Guy Bouriat 3
4 18 France Jean-Pierre Wimille France Bugatti 138 + 17 Laps 1386.082 2 4
France Jean Gaupillat 4
5 22 Russia Boris Ivanowski Germany Mercedes 134 + 21 Laps 1343.255 6 4
France Henri Stoffel 4
6 32 Italy Francesco Pirola Italy Alfa Romeo 129 + 26 Laps 1290.243 14 4
Italy Giovanni Lurani 4
7 38 Italy Amedeo Ruggeri France Talbot 129 + 26 Laps 1290.000 12 4
Italy Renato Balestrero 4
8 8 Italy Umberto Klinger Italy Maserati 114 + 41 Laps 1140.000 13 5
Italy Pietro Ghersi 5
Ret 40 Italy Carlo di Vecchio France Talbot 87 + 68 Laps 870.000 8 5
Italy Gerolamo Ferrari 5
NC 20 France Robert Sénéchal France Delage 81 + 74 Laps 809.977 1 5
France Henri Frètet 5
Ret 16 France Marcel Lehoux France Bugatti 49 Engine 490.000 5 6
France Philippe Étancelin 6
Ret 12 Italy Achille Varzi France Bugatti 44 Differential 440.000 11 6
Monaco Louis Chiron 6
Ret 28 Italy Tazio Nuvolari Italy Alfa Romeo 31 Mechanical 310.000 7 7
Italy Baconin Borzacchini 7
Ret 50 Italy Alfredo Caniato Italy Alfa Romeo 14 140.000 10 7
Italy Mario Tadini 7
DNS 24 Italy Antonio Maino Germany Mercedes Did not start 8
Italy Gildo Strazza 8
DNS 36 Italy Luigi Castelbarco Italy Maserati Did not start 8
Italy Tino Bianchi 8
Sources:[1]
  • * — Nuvolari and Borzacchini did not receive the points for first and second place, respectively, because they were not driving in their designated cars. The seven points apiece that they received were for driving car #28, which completed less than a quarter of the race distance. Attilio Marinoni and Goffredo Zehender, who had been designated to drive cars #26 and #30, respectively, both received eight points, since they did not take part in the race.[1]
  • — Ruggeri and Balestrero were initially credited with 1290.534 km, putting them in sixth place. However, their final lap took more than five minutes to complete, so the fraction of the lap completed prior to the ten-hour mark was eliminated, demoting the pair to seventh, and promoting Pirola and Lurani to sixth.[1]
  • — Sénéchal and Frètet were not classified because they failed to complete at least three-fifths of the number of laps achieved by the race winner.[1]

Notes:

  • The race was limited to ten hours. Each driver was allowed to complete a lap begun before the ten-hour cutoff (and retain the fraction of the lap already completed), provided that the lap took no more than five minutes.[1]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

LinksEdit

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