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1931 Le Mans 24 Hours

1931 Le Mans 24 Hours is 9th Le Mans 24 Hours race. Passed at the Le Mans circuit. Francis Samuelson, Freddy Kindell won the pole position, Henry Birkin, Earl Howe won this race. Henri Stoffel, Boris Ivanowski and Owen Saunders Davies, Tim Rose-Richards also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 184 laps (3,018 km).

Previous race: 1930 Le Mans 24 Hours
Next race: 1932 Le Mans 24 Hours
Race Start: 14th June 1931

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1931 Le Mans 24 Hours

1st victory for the Lord E. Howe team
2nd victory for the Henry Birkin
1st victory for the Earl Howe
2nd podium for the Henry Birkin
1st podium for the Earl Howe
3rd podium for the Henri Stoffel
1st podium for the Boris Ivanowski
1st podium for the Owen Saunders Davies
1st podium for the Tim Rose-Richards

1931 Le Mans 24 Hours

1931 Le Mans 24 Hours

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM - 1931 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM #16 - 1931 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: 3.0)

MG Midget C-type - 1931 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

MG Midget C-type #31 - 1931 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: 750)

Mercedes-Benz SSK - 1931 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Mercedes-Benz SSK #1 - 1931 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: 8.0)

La Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 - 1931 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

La Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6 #9 - 1931 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: 5.0)

Aston Martin 1 ½ - 1931 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Aston Martin 1 ½ #25 - 1931 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: 1.5)

Caban Spéciale - 1931 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Caban Spéciale #29 - 1931 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: 1.1)

1931 Le Mans 24 Hours results

Position Name Car Result Lap Team Class Class position
1 Henry Birkin, Earl Howe Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM, #16 3017.654 kms 184 Lord E. Howe 3.0 1
2 Henri Stoffel, Boris Ivanowski Mercedes-Benz SSK, #1 2905.139 kms 177 B. Ivanovski 8.0 1
3 Owen Saunders Davies, Tim Rose-Richards Talbot AV105, #11 2837.398 kms 173 Talbot-Darracq 3.0 2
4 Henri Trebort, Louis Balart La Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6, #9 2452.692 kms 150 H. Trebort 5.0 1
5 Augustus Cesare Bertelli, Maurice Harvey Aston Martin 1 ½, #25 2286.393 kms 139 Aston Martin Cars Ltd. 1.5 1
6 Just-Emile Vernet, Fernand Vallon Caban Spéciale, #29 2092.185 kms 128 Y. Giraud-Cabantous 1.1 1
DNF Brian Lewis, Johnny Hindmarsh Talbot AV105, #10 2159.520 kms 132 Fox & Nicholl 3.0 3
DNF Sammy Newsome, Kenneth Peacock Aston Martin 1 ½, #26 2045.000 kms 126 Aston Martin Cars Ltd. 1.5 2
DNF Humphrey Cook, Jack Bezzant Aston Martin 1 ½, #24 1815.960 kms 111 Aston Martin Cars Ltd. 1.5 3
DNF Attilio Marinoni, Goffredo Zehender Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM, #14 1619.440 kms 99 Automobili Alfa Romeo 3.0 4
DNF Jean Sébilleau, Georges Delaroche Bugatti T40, #23 1570.560 kms 96 J. Sébilleau 1.5 4
DNF "W. P. Lockwood", Jack Bartlett Arrol Aster , #12 1554.200 kms 95 3.0 5
DNF Roger Labric, Yves Giraud-Cabantous Caban Spéciale, #28 1456.040 kms 89 Y. Giraud-Cabantous 1.1 2
DNF Charier, Camille Royer Lombard AL3, #30 736.200 kms 45 Automobiles Lombard 1.1 3
DNF Mrs. Chetwynd, Mrs. H. H. Stisted MG Midget C-type, #32 480.800 kms 30 Honorable Mrs. Chetwynd 750 2
DNF Anthony Bevan, Mike Couper Bentley 4 ½ Litre, #7 474.440 kms 29 G. Bevan 5.0 2
DNF Albert Divo, Guy Bouriat Bugatti T50 S, #5 425.160 kms 26 E. Bugatti 5.0 3
DNF Achille Varzi, Louis Chiron Bugatti T50 S, #4 392.640 kms 24 E. Bugatti 5.0 4
DNF "Heldé", "Nime" Bugatti T43, #19 359.920 kms 22 Antoine Schumann 3.0 6
DNF Maurice Rost, Caberto Conelli Bugatti T50 S, #6 327.200 kms 20 E. Bugatti 5.0 5
DNF Edouard Brisson, Joseph Cattanéo Stutz DV 32 Bearcat, #3 310.840 kms 19 E. Brisson 8.0 2
DNF Henri de Costier, Raymond Lussan Chrysler Impérial, #2 294.480 kms 18 8.0 3
DNF Raymond Sommer, Jean Delemer Chrysler 29-80, #8 229.040 kms 14 R. Sommer 5.0 6
DNC Freddy Kindell MG Midget C-type, #31 Last lap over 30 min 0 F. Samuelson 750 1
DNS Giuseppe Campari, Ferdinando Minoia Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM, #15 Engine in practice 0 Automobili Alfa Romeo 3.0 7
DNC Francis Samuelson MG Midget C-type, #31 Last lap over 30 min 0 F. Samuelson 750 1

Qualifying Results for the 1931 Le Mans 24 Hours on the Le Mans circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 Freddy Kindell, Francis Samuelson MG Midget C-type, #31 F. Samuelson
2 Mrs. H. H. Stisted, Mrs. Chetwynd MG Midget C-type, #32 Honorable Mrs. Chetwynd
3 Camille Royer, Charier Lombard AL3, #30 Automobiles Lombard
4 Just-Emile Vernet, Fernand Vallon Caban Spéciale, #29 Y. Giraud-Cabantous
5 Roger Labric, Yves Giraud-Cabantous Caban Spéciale, #28 Y. Giraud-Cabantous
7 Sammy Newsome, Kenneth Peacock Aston Martin 1 ½, #26 Aston Martin Cars Ltd.
8 Augustus Cesare Bertelli, Maurice Harvey Aston Martin 1 ½, #25 Aston Martin Cars Ltd.
9 Humphrey Cook, Jack Bezzant Aston Martin 1 ½, #24 Aston Martin Cars Ltd.
11 Jean Sébilleau, Georges Delaroche Bugatti T40, #23 J. Sébilleau
12 "Heldé", "Nime" Bugatti T43, #19 Antoine Schumann
13 Earl Howe, Henry Birkin Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM, #16 Lord E. Howe
14 Attilio Marinoni, Goffredo Zehender Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM, #14 Automobili Alfa Romeo
15 Jack Bartlett, "W. P. Lockwood" Arrol Aster , #12
16 Johnny Hindmarsh, Brian Lewis Talbot AV105, #10 Fox & Nicholl
17 Owen Saunders Davies, Tim Rose-Richards Talbot AV105, #11 Talbot-Darracq
18 Louis Balart, Henri Trebort La Lorraine-Dietrich B3-6, #9 H. Trebort
19 Jean Delemer, Raymond Sommer Chrysler 29-80, #8 R. Sommer
20 Maurice Rost, Caberto Conelli Bugatti T50 S, #6 E. Bugatti
21 Anthony Bevan, Mike Couper Bentley 4 ½ Litre, #7 G. Bevan
22 Albert Divo, Guy Bouriat Bugatti T50 S, #5 E. Bugatti
23 Louis Chiron, Achille Varzi Bugatti T50 S, #4 E. Bugatti
24 Edouard Brisson, Joseph Cattanéo Stutz DV 32 Bearcat, #3 E. Brisson
25 Henri de Costier, Raymond Lussan Chrysler Impérial, #2
26 Boris Ivanowski, Henri Stoffel Mercedes-Benz SSK, #1 B. Ivanovski
0 Ferdinando Minoia, Giuseppe Campari Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 LM, #15 Automobili Alfa Romeo

List of all cars for the 1931 Le Mans 24 Hours on the Le Mans circuit

Mercedes-Benz SSK

Mercedes-Benz

Aston Martin 1 ½

Aston Martin

Bugatti T40

Bugatti

Arrol Aster

Arrol Aster

Lombard AL3

Lombard

Bugatti T43

Bugatti

Chrysler 29-80

Chrysler