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1939 Le Mans 24 Hours

1939 Le Mans 24 Hours is 16th Le Mans 24 Hours race. Passed at the Le Mans circuit. Pierre Veyron, Jean-Pierre Wimille won this race. Georges Monneret, Louis Gerard and Charles Brackenbury, Austin Dobson also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 248 laps (3,355 km).

Previous race: 1938 Le Mans 24 Hours
Next race: 1949 Le Mans 24 Hours
Race Start: 18th June 1939

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours

1st victory for the Jean-Pierre Wimille team
1st victory for the Pierre Veyron
2nd victory for the Jean-Pierre Wimille
1st podium for the Pierre Veyron
2nd podium for the Jean-Pierre Wimille
1st podium for the Georges Monneret
1st podium for the Louis Gerard
2nd podium for the Charles Brackenbury
1st podium for the Austin Dobson

1939 Le Mans 24 Hours

1939 Le Mans 24 Hours

Bugatti T57 C - 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Bugatti T57 C #1 - 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: 8.0)

Adler  - 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Adler #0 - 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Delage D6-3L - 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Delage D6-3L #21 - 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: 3.0)

Lagonda V12 - 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Lagonda V12 #5 - 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: 5.0)

BMW 328 - 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

BMW 328 #26 - 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: 2.0)

Simca 8 - 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Simca 8 #39 - 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: 1.1)

HRG  - 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

HRG #32 - 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: 1.5)

Simca 5 - 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Simca 5 #48 - 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: 750)

1939 Le Mans 24 Hours results

Position Name Car Result Lap Team Class Class position
1 Pierre Veyron, Jean-Pierre Wimille Bugatti T57 C, #1 3354.760 kms 248 Jean-Pierre Wimille 8.0 1
2 Georges Monneret, Louis Gerard Delage D6-3L, #21 3312.222 kms 245 Ecurie Walter Watney 3.0 1
3 Charles Brackenbury, Austin Dobson Lagonda V12, #5 3229.451 kms 239 Lagonda Ltd. 5.0 1
4 Lord Selsdon, William Waleran Lagonda V12, #6 3219.481 kms 238 Lord Selsdon 5.0 2
5 Fritz Wenscher, Max Schaumburg-Lippe BMW 328, #26 3188.450 kms 236 BMW 2.0 1
6 Louis Villeneuve, René Biolay Delahaye 135CS, #12 3180.287 kms 235 Louis Villeneuve 5.0 3
7 Paul Heinemann, Ralph Roese BMW 328, #27 3106.969 kms 230 BMW 2.0 2
8 Rob Walker, Ian Connell Delahaye 135CS, #20 3025.799 kms 224 Count Heyden 5.0 4
9 Willi Briem, Rudolph Scholz BMW 328, #28 2975.903 kms 220 BMW 2.0 3
10 José Scaron, Amedée Gordini Simca 8, #39 2885.906 kms 213 Gordini 1.1 1
11 Joseph Chorard, Jacques Seylair Delahaye 135CS, #14 2733.409 kms 202 Joseph Chotard 5.0 5
12 Robert Hitchens, Mortimer Morris-Goodall Aston Martin 2-litre Speed Model, #29 2688.148 kms 199 Robert Hitchens 2.0 4
13 Guy Lapchin, Charles Plantivaux Simca 8, #41 2640.811 kms 195 Gordini 1.1 2
14 Peter C. T. Clark, Marcus Chambers HRG , #32 2599.700 kms 192 Ecurie Lapin Blanc 1.5 1
15 Geoffrey White, C. M. Anthony Morgan 4/4 Series I, #37 2493.292 kms 184 Mrs. Marjorie Fawcett 1.1 3
16 Just-Emile Vernet, Carl de Bodard Riley TT Sprite Pourtout, #34 2434.625 kms 180 Just-Emile Vernet 1.5 2
17 Henri Louveau, Victor Camerano Simca 8, #38 2212.264 kms 163 Victor Camerano 1.1 4
18 Arthur W. Jones, Gordon Wilkins Singer Nine Le Mans Replica, #45 2000.423 kms 148 Arthur Jones 1.1 5
19 Adrien Alin, Albert Aun Simca 5, #48 1999.472 kms 148 Gordini 750 1
20 Maurice Aimé, Albert Leduc Simca 5, #49 1987.249 kms 147 Gordini 750 2
DNF Raymond Sommer, B Bira Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS, #25 2334.116 kms 173 Raymond Sommer 3.0 2
DNF Robert Brunet, Marcel Contet Delahaye 135CS, #18 2307.132 kms 171 Ecurie Francia 5.0 6
DNF Victor Polledry, R. Robert Aston Martin 1 ½, #31 2091260.000 kms 155 Victor Polledry 1.5 3
DNF Luigi Chinetti, T.A.S O. Mathieson Talbot Lago T26, #3 2077.768 kms 154 Luigi Chinetti 5.0 7
DNF Armand Hug, Roger Loyer Delage D6-3L, #22 2064.276 kms 152 Ecurie Walter Watney 3.0 3
DNF Robert Mazaud, Marcel Mongin Delahaye 135CS, #15 1551.580 kms 115 Robert Mazaud 5.0 8
DNF Archie Scott, Tommy Wisdom Singer Nine Le Mans Replica, #44 1416.660 kms 105 Archie Scott 1.1 6
DNF Pierre Levegh, Rene le Begue Talbot Lago SS, #9 1376.184 kms 102 Luigi Chinetti 5.0 9
DNF Eugène Chaboud, Yves Giraud-Cabantous Delahaye 135CS, #19 1335.708 kms 99 Ecurie Francia 5.0 10
DNF Andre Morel, Jim Bradley Talbot Lago T26, #7 1187.296 kms 88 Luigi Chinetti 5.0 11
DNF Philippe De Massa, Norbert Mahé Talbot Lago T150SS, #8 1187.296 kms 88 T.A.S.O. Mathieson 5.0 12
DNF Jean Trémoulet, Raoul Forestier Talbot Lago SS, #10 876.980 kms 68 Jean Trémoulet 5.0 13
DNF Michael Collier, Lewis Welch MG Midget PA, #36 849.996 kms 63 Michael Collier 1.1 7
DNF Joseph Paul, Jean Trévoux Delahaye 135CS, #16 849.996 kms 62 Ecurie Francia 5.0 14
DNF Bellecroix, Gaston Serraud Delahaye 135CS, #11 674.600 kms 50 André Bellecroix 5.0 15
DNF Robert Cayeux, Gaston Tramer Simca 8, #43 674.600 kms 50 Just-Emile Vernet 1.1 8
DNF "Heldé", "Nime" Talbot Lago T26, #4 607.140 kms 45 Luigi Chinetti 5.0 16
DNF Max Mathieu, Claude Bonneau MG Midget PB, #47 539.680 kms 40 Claude Bonneau 1.1 9
DNF Jean Breillet, Albert Debille Simca 8, #40 391.268 kms 29 Gordini 1.1 10
DNF Mme Anne Itier, Mme Suzanne Largeot Simca 8, #42 350.792 kms 26 Me. Anne-Rose Itier 1.1 11
DNF Otto Löhr, Paul von Guilleaume Adler Trumpf, #30 80.952 kms 6 Adler 1.5 4
DNF Jacques Savoye, Pierre Savoye Singer Nine Savoye Special, #46 53.968 kms 4 Jacques Savoye 1.1 12
DNS von Hanstein, Karkmann Adler , #0 Did not start 0 1

Qualifying Results for the 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours on the Le Mans circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
0 Rene le Begue Talbot Lago SS, #9 Luigi Chinetti
0 Michael Collier MG Midget PA, #36 Michael Collier
0 Raoul Forestier, Jean Trémoulet Talbot Lago SS, #10 Jean Trémoulet
0 Norbert Mahé, Philippe De Massa Talbot Lago T150SS, #8 T.A.S.O. Mathieson
0 Jim Bradley, Andre Morel Talbot Lago T26, #7 Luigi Chinetti
0 Yves Giraud-Cabantous, Eugène Chaboud Delahaye 135CS, #19 Ecurie Francia
0 Pierre Levegh Talbot Lago SS, #9 Luigi Chinetti
0 Lewis Welch MG Midget PA, #36 Michael Collier
0 Tommy Wisdom, Archie Scott Singer Nine Le Mans Replica, #44 Archie Scott
0 Marcel Mongin, Robert Mazaud Delahaye 135CS, #15 Robert Mazaud
0 Roger Loyer, Armand Hug Delage D6-3L, #22 Ecurie Walter Watney
0 T.A.S O. Mathieson, Luigi Chinetti Talbot Lago T26, #3 Luigi Chinetti
0 R. Robert, Victor Polledry Aston Martin 1 ½, #31 Victor Polledry
0 Max Mathieu MG Midget PB, #47 Claude Bonneau
0 Karkmann, von Hanstein Adler , #0
0 Pierre Savoye, Jacques Savoye Singer Nine Savoye Special, #46 Jacques Savoye
0 Paul von Guilleaume, Otto Löhr Adler Trumpf, #30 Adler
0 Mme Suzanne Largeot, Mme Anne Itier Simca 8, #42 Me. Anne-Rose Itier
0 Albert Debille, Jean Breillet Simca 8, #40 Gordini
0 Robert Brunet Delahaye 135CS, #18 Ecurie Francia
0 Claude Bonneau MG Midget PB, #47 Claude Bonneau
0 "Nime", "Heldé" Talbot Lago T26, #4 Luigi Chinetti
0 Gaston Tramer, Robert Cayeux Simca 8, #43 Just-Emile Vernet
0 Gaston Serraud, Bellecroix Delahaye 135CS, #11 André Bellecroix
0 Jean Trévoux, Joseph Paul Delahaye 135CS, #16 Ecurie Francia
0 René Biolay Delahaye 135CS, #12 Louis Villeneuve
0 Jacques Seylair, Joseph Chorard Delahaye 135CS, #14 Joseph Chotard
0 Amedée Gordini, José Scaron Simca 8, #39 Gordini
0 Rudolph Scholz, Willi Briem BMW 328, #28 BMW
0 Ian Connell, Rob Walker Delahaye 135CS, #20 Count Heyden
0 Paul Heinemann, Ralph Roese BMW 328, #27 BMW
0 Robert Hitchens Aston Martin 2-litre Speed Model, #29 Robert Hitchens
0 Louis Villeneuve Delahaye 135CS, #12 Louis Villeneuve
0 Max Schaumburg-Lippe, Fritz Wenscher BMW 328, #26 BMW
0 William Waleran, Lord Selsdon Lagonda V12, #6 Lord Selsdon
0 Charles Brackenbury, Austin Dobson Lagonda V12, #5 Lagonda Ltd.
0 Georges Monneret, Louis Gerard Delage D6-3L, #21 Ecurie Walter Watney
0 Pierre Veyron Bugatti T57 C, #1 Jean-Pierre Wimille
0 Victor Camerano Simca 8, #38 Victor Camerano
0 Marcel Contet Delahaye 135CS, #18 Ecurie Francia
0 B Bira, Raymond Sommer Alfa Romeo 6C 2500 SS, #25 Raymond Sommer
0 Albert Leduc, Maurice Aimé Simca 5, #49 Gordini
0 Albert Aun, Adrien Alin Simca 5, #48 Gordini
0 Gordon Wilkins, Arthur W. Jones Singer Nine Le Mans Replica, #45 Arthur Jones
0 Henri Louveau Simca 8, #38 Victor Camerano
0 Jean-Pierre Wimille Bugatti T57 C, #1 Jean-Pierre Wimille
0 Carl de Bodard, Just-Emile Vernet Riley TT Sprite Pourtout, #34 Just-Emile Vernet
0 C. M. Anthony, Geoffrey White Morgan 4/4 Series I, #37 Mrs. Marjorie Fawcett
0 Marcus Chambers, Peter C. T. Clark HRG , #32 Ecurie Lapin Blanc
0 Charles Plantivaux, Guy Lapchin Simca 8, #41 Gordini
0 Mortimer Morris-Goodall Aston Martin 2-litre Speed Model, #29 Robert Hitchens

List of all cars for the 1939 Le Mans 24 Hours on the Le Mans circuit

HRG

Meadows

Aston Martin 1 ½

Aston Martin

Simca 8

Fiat

Simca 5

Fiat

Delahaye 135CS

Delahaye