1926 British Grand Prix

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1926 British Grand Prix
Race 4 of 5 in the 1926 World Manufacturers' Championship
Brooklands Circuit Layout.svg
Race details
Date 7 August 1926
Official name I Royal Automobile Club Grand Prix
Location Surrey, England
Course Brooklands
Course length 4.21 km (2.61 mi)
Distance 110 laps, 463.10 km (287.76 mi)
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Henry Segrave Talbot
Time 1:49.5
First Delage
Second Bugatti
Third Delage

The I Royal Automobile Club Grand Prix, commonly referred to as the 1926 British Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at the Brooklands circuit on 7 August 1926.[1]

It was the fourth race of the 1926 AIACR World Manufacturers' Championship season, and the inaugural edition of the British Grand Prix.

The full banking wasn't used for the Grand Prix. Instead cars continued straight on at The Fork and drove down the Finishing Straight, on which two chicanes were constructed.


Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retired
1 14 France Robert Sénéchal
France Louis Wagner
Delage 155B 110 4h00m56
2 7 United Kingdom Malcolm Campbell Bugatti 39A 110 4h10m44
3 2 France Robert Benoist
France André Dubonnet
Delage 155B 110 4h18m08
Ret 1 France Albert Divo Talbot 700 83 Supercharger
Ret 5 United Kingdom Frank Halford Halford Special 82 Propellor shaft u-joint
Ret 9 United Kingdom Henry Segrave Talbot 700 60 Supercharger
Ret 3 United Kingdom George Eyston Aston Martin GP 45 Gasket
Ret 10 France Louis Wagner Delage 155B 6 Engine
Ret 6 France Jules Moriceau Talbot 700 0 Front axle
DNA 4 United Kingdom Clive Gallop Thomas Special Car not ready
DNA 8 United Kingdom Maurice Harvey Alvis Car not ready
DNA 11 United Kingdom Malcolm Campbell Talbot 700
DNA 12 United Kingdom Scrap Thistlethwaite Thomas Special Car not ready
DNA 15 United Kingdom Alistair Miller Bugatti 39A


  1. ^ Darren Galpin. "1926 Grands Prix, The GEL Motorsport Information Page". Archived from the original on 4 May 2009. Retrieved 24 March 2009.

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