1907 French Grand Prix

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1907 French Grand Prix
Race details
Date July 2, 1907
Official name Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France
Location Dieppe, France
Course Public roads
Course length 76.989 km (47.840 mi)
Distance 10 laps, 769.889 km (478.400 mi)
Fastest lap
Driver Belgium Arthur Duray Lorraine-Dietrich
Time 37:59.8
First FIAT
Second Renault
Third Brasier

The 1907 French Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at Dieppe on 2 July 1907.

The Race[edit]

Thirty-eight cars set off at one-minute intervals to complete 10 laps of a 48-mile (77 km) circuit on a triangular circuit near the city of Dieppe. The field was led away by Vincenzo Lancia's Fiat. The race was run under a fuel consumption limit of 30 litres per 100 kilometres (7.84 miles per US gallon; 9.42 miles per imperial gallon).[1] Louis Wagner led the race for the first three laps. After Wagner retired on lap four, Arthur Duray took the lead.[2] Duray set the fastest lap, with an average speed of 75.40 mph (121.34 km/h), and led the race until his retirement on lap nine. Felice Nazzaro's Fiat led from this point until the finish, completing the race over six and a half minutes ahead of second placed Ferenc Szisz. Nazzaro's average speed was 70.6 mph (113.6 km/h) for the race.[3][4]


Albert Clément died in a crash during practice while driving his Clément-Bayard. His place in the race was taken by 'Alezy'.[5]


Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retired
1 F2 Italy Felice Nazzaro Fiat 130 HP 10 6:46:33.0
2 R1 Hungary Ferenc Szisz Renault AK +6:37.6
3 B2 France Paul Baras Brasier +18:32.6
4 LD3 France Fernand Gabriel Lorraine-Dietrich +25:06.0
5 D3 France Victor Rigal Darracq +26:03.4
6 D2 France Gustave Caillois Darracq +29:25.6
7 B1 France Jules Barillier Brasier +41:21.0
8 BC1 France Pierre Garcet Clément-Bayard +47:44.0
9 BC3 United States Elliott Shepard Clément-Bayard +53:23.2
10 M3 France Victor Hémery Mercedes +1:38:52.0
11 MB3 Courtade Motobloc +2:02:00.6
12 B3 France Paul Bablot Brasier +2:26:26.6
13 R3 France Claude Richez Renault AK +2:44:19.4
14 GE2 France François Degrais Germain +3:04:03.4
15 GE3 François-Marie Roch-Brault Germain +3:24:12.0
16 C1 France Joseph Collomb Corre +3:38:23.7
17 GE1 Belgium Perpère Germain +4:07:09.0
Ret F1 Italy Vincenzo Lancia Fiat 9 Clutch
Ret M2 Germany Otto Salzer Mercedes 9
Ret LD1 Belgium Arthur Duray Lorraine-Dietrich 8
Ret PL3 Dutemple Panhard 8
Ret M1 Belgium Camille Jenatzy Mercedes 7
Ret MB1 Pierron Motobloc 7
Ret DM1 Switzerland Frederic Dufaux Marchand 7
Ret R2 France Henry Farman Renault AK 7
Ret D1 France René Hanriot Darracq 6 Engine
Ret LD2 France Henri Rougier Lorraine-Dietrich 5
Ret GB1 France Louis Rigolly Gobron-Brillié 5
Ret W2 Pryce Harrison Weigel 5
Ret MB2 Page Motobloc 5
Ret P1 France Emile Stricker Porthos 4 Steering
Ret BC2 Alezy Clément-Bayard 4
Ret WC1 United States Walter Christie Christie 4
Ret F3 France Louis Wagner Fiat 3 Valve gear
Ret W1 Gregor Laxen Weigel 3 Wheel
Ret PL2 France Hubert Le Blon Panhard 3 Driver injury
Ret PL1 United States George Heath Panhard 1 Engine

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  1. ^ "Grand Prix Winners 1895-1949: History, Grand Prix-, American- & Other Formulae". Retrieved 2014-06-12. 
  2. ^ Crooke, Jon (2004-11-15). "Nazzaro, Fiat and Dieppe". Retrieved 2007-10-17. 
  3. ^ Higham, Peter (1995). The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing. Guinness Publishing. pp. 194–195. ISBN 0-85112-642-1. 
  4. ^ "1907 Grand Prix". Retrieved 2007-10-29. 
  5. ^ "Hydro Retro, Clement-Bayard, pdf (French) Clément-Bayard, sans peur et sans reproche par Gérard Hartmann" (PDF).