1945 Grand Prix season
The Second World War had hardly come to an end when the first hesitant attempts to carry out car races again began in Europe . The 1945 Grand Prix season only consisted of one major automobile race: the Coupe des Prisonniers.
Coupe des Prisonniers - Bois de Boulogne
|1||Jean-Pierre Wimille||Bugatti||1: 03,33.3 h|
|2||Raymond Summers||Talbot||+ 1.20.0 min|
|3||Eugène Chaboud||Delahaye||+ 3 rounds|
|4th||Henri Trillaud||Delahaye||+ 4 rounds|
|5||Marcel Balsa||Bugatti||+ 5 rounds|
|6th||Joseph Chotard||Delahaye||+ 6 rounds|
|7th||Louis Villeneuve||Delahaye||+ 9 rounds|
|DNF||Raymond de Saugé||Bugatti|
|DNF||Philippe Étancelin||Alfa Romeo|
Most of the attention was drawn to the race in the Grand Prix class, the Coupe des Prisonniers: 16 drivers competed in vehicles that had survived the war hidden somewhere. However, the French stayed among themselves in the starting field. The race led over 43 laps of the 2.826 km long track. Overall, the race led over a distance of 121.52 km.
Jean-Pierre Wimille became the first Grand Prix winner after 1939.
- I Coupe Des Prisonniers. www.teamdan.com, accessed on May 2, 2017 (English).