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The 1949 French Grand Prix was held on July 17 at the Reims-Gueux circuit. It was won by Louis Chiron in a Talbot-Lago-Talbot, after late leader Peter Whitehead's Ferrari developed gearbox problems. Prince Bira of Thailand finished second in a Maserati, while Whitehead held on for third.


BackgroundEdit

Entry ListEdit

No Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine
2 France Raymond Sommer Private Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
4 France Philippe Étancelin Private Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
6 Monaco Louis Chiron SFACS Ecurie France Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
8 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous Private Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
10 France Louis Rosier Private Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
12 France Pierre Levegh Private Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
14 France Georges Grignard Private Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
16 France Eugène Chaboud Ecurie Lutetia Delahaye 135 Delahaye V12
18 United Kingdom George Abecassis HW Motors Alta GP Alta L4
20 Italy Luigi Villoresi Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12
22 Italy Alberto Ascari Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12
24 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Private Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s
26 Italy Luigi Fagioli Luigi Platé Talbot-Lago 700 Talbot L6
28 Italy Giuseppe Farina Automobiles Talbot-Darracq SA Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
30 Thailand B. Bira Scuderia Enrico Platé Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
32 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Scuderia Enrico Platé Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
34 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Squadra Argentina Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4
36 Argentina Benedicto Campos Squadra Argentina Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4
38 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4
40 United Kingdom David Murray Private Maserati 4CL Maserati L4

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver
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3 Juan Manuel Fangio
Louis Rosier
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RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 6 Monaco Louis Chiron France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 64 3:06:33.7 9
2 30 Thailand B. Bira Italy Maserati 64 + 17.6 8
3 24 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Italy Ferrari 64 + 48.5 17
4 10 France Louis Rosier France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 64 + 56.7 3
5 2 France Raymond Sommer France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 61 + 3 Laps 4
6 16 France Eugène Chaboud France Delahaye 58 + 6 Laps 12
NC 14 France Georges Grignard France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 48 Not classified 16
Ret 12 France Pierre Levegh France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 39 Mechanical 10
Ret 36 Argentina Benedicto Campos Italy Maserati 32 Valve 7
Ret 8 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 30 Engine 11
Ret 4 France Philippe Étancelin France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 26 Engine 5
Ret 34 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Maserati 24 Throttle 2
Ret 38 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Italy Maserati 21 Engine 14
Ret 18 United Kingdom George Abecassis United Kingdom Alta 17 Gearbox 15
Ret 40 United Kingdom David Murray Italy Maserati 13 Engine 13
Ret 28 Italy Giuseppe Farina France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 11 Gearbox 6
Ret 20 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Ferrari 4 Brakes 1
WD 22 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari
WD 26 Italy Luigi Fagioli France Talbot-Lago-Talbot
WD 32 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Italy Maserati

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