1927 British Grand Prix

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1927 British Grand Prix
Race 5 of 5 in the 1927 World Manufacturers' Championship
Brooklands Circuit Layout.svg
Race details
Date 1 October 1927
Official name II Royal Automobile Club Grand Prix
Location Surrey, England
Course Brooklands
Course length 4.21 km (2.61 mi)
Distance 125 laps, 526.25 km (327.00 mi)
First Delage
Second Delage
Third Delage

The II Royal Automobile Club Grand Prix, commonly referred to as the 1927 British Grand Prix, was a Grand Prix motor race held at the Brooklands circuit on 1 October 1927.[1] It was the fifth and final race of the 1927 AIACR World Manufacturers' Championship season. The race was won by French driver Robert Benoist. It was his fourth victory from the season's five races,[2] a performance that ensured his Delage team won the Championship.

The same circuit was used as in the race the previous year, that is using the Finishing Straight, on which two chicanes were constructed.


Pos No Driver Car Laps Time/Retired
1 2 France Robert Benoist Delage 155B 125 3h49m14.6
2 3 France Edmond Bourlier Delage 155B 125 3h49m21.6
3 4 France Albert Divo Delage 155B 125 3h52m20.0
4 12 Monaco Louis Chiron Bugatti 39A 125 4h17m50.0
5 11 Italy Emilio Materassi Bugatti 39A 118
NC 10 Italy Caberto Conelli
United Kingdom Williams
Bugatti 39A 106
Ret 1 United Kingdom George Eyston
United Kingdom Sammy Davis
Bugatti 39A 95 Supercharger
Ret 5 United Kingdom Malcolm Campbell Bugatti 39A 93 Valve
Ret 14 Romania Jean Ghika-Cantacuzino Bugatti 37A 28 Valve
Ret 7 United Kingdom Harold Purdey Thomas Special 9 Transmission
Ret 6 United Kingdom Bummer Scott Thomas Special 8 Supercharger
DNA 8 United States George Souders Dusenberg
DNA 9 United Kingdom Maurice Harvey Alvis GP


  1. ^ Darren Galpin. "1927 Grands Prix, The GEL Motorsport Information Page". Archived from the original on 2009-06-24. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 
  2. ^ Hans Etzrodt. "Grand Prix Winners 1895-1949: Part 2 (1919-1933)". The Golden Era of Grand Prix Racing. Archived from the original on 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2009-06-24. 

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