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1952 Le Mans 24 Hours

1952 Le Mans 24 Hours is 20th Le Mans 24 Hours race. Passed at the Le Mans circuit. André Simon, Lucien Vincent won the pole position, Hermann Lang, Fritz Riess won this race. Theo Helfrich, Helmut Niedermayr and Leslie Johnson, Tommy Wisdom also climbed to the podium, in second and third place. Race distance 277 laps (3,734 km).

Previous race: 1951 Le Mans 24 Hours
Next race: 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours
Race Start: 15th June 1952

Interesting facts and statistics about the 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours

1st victory for the Daimler Benz AG team
1st victory for the Hermann Lang
1st victory for the Fritz Riess
1st podium for the Hermann Lang
1st podium for the Fritz Riess
1st podium for the Theo Helfrich
1st podium for the Helmut Niedermayr
1st podium for the Leslie Johnson
1st podium for the Tommy Wisdom

1952 Le Mans 24 Hours

1952 Le Mans 24 Hours

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL - 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Mercedes-Benz 300 SL #21 - 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: S3.0)

Nash-Healey Le Mans - 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Nash-Healey Le Mans #10 - 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: S5.0)

Cunningham C4-R - 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Cunningham C4-R #1 - 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: S8.0)

Lancia Aurelia B20 - 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Lancia Aurelia B20 #39 - 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: S2.0)

Talbot Lago T26GS - 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Talbot Lago T26GS #6 - 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: Ss/c)

Porsche 356 SL - 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Porsche 356 SL #50 - 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: S1.1)

Jowett Jupiter R1 - 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Jowett Jupiter R1 #45 - 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: S1.5)

Monopole X84 - 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours winner

Monopole X84 #60 - 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours winner (Class: S750)

1952 Le Mans 24 Hours results

Position Name Car Result Lap Team Class Class position
1 Hermann Lang, Fritz Riess Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, #21 3733.800 kms 277 Daimler Benz AG S3.0 1
2 Theo Helfrich, Helmut Niedermayr Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, #20 3720.260 kms 276 Daimler Benz AG S3.0 2
3 Leslie Johnson, Tommy Wisdom Nash-Healey Le Mans, #10 3534.030 kms 262 Healey S5.0 1
4 Briggs Cunningham, Bill Spear Cunningham C4-R, #1 3399.030 kms 252 B. S. Cunningham S8.0 1
5 André Simon, Lucien Vincent Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta, #14 3361.810 kms 250 Luigi Chinetti S5.0 2
6 Gino Valenzano, "Ippocampo" Lancia Aurelia B20, #39 3342.420 kms 248 Scuderia Lancia S2.0 1
7 Peter C. T. Clark, Mike Keen Aston Martin DB2, #32 3335.780 kms 248 Peter Clark S3.0 3
8 Felice Bonetto, Enrico Anselmi Lancia Aurelia B20, #40 3320.440 kms 247 Scuderia Lancia S2.0 2
9 André Chambas, Andre Morel Talbot Lago T26GS, #6 3155.230 kms 235 André Chambas Ss/c 1
10 Rodney Peacock, Gerry Ruddock Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica, #42 3021.530 kms 225 Me. P. Trevalyan S2.0 3
11 Auguste Veuillet, Edmond Mouche Porsche 356 SL, #50 2955.410 kms 220 Porsche KG S1.1 1
12 Charles Plantivaux, Robert Chancel Panhard Dyna, #52 2914.950 kms 217 Panhard S1.1 2
13 Marcel Becquart, Gordon Wilkins Jowett Jupiter R1, #45 2818.900 kms 210 Marcel Becquart S1.5 1
14 Jean Hémard, Eugéne Dussous Monopole X84, #60 2802.190 kms 208 Monopole S750 1
15 Ernest de Regibus, Marius Porta Renault 4CV 1063, #68 2628.850 kms 195 Renault S750 2
16 Raymond Gaillard, Pierre Chancel Panhard Dyna X84, #61 2508.340 kms 186 Raymond Gaillard S750 3
17 Jean Rédélé, Guy Lapchin Renault 4CV 1063, #67 2388.050 kms 178 Renault S750 4
DNF Phil Walters, Duane Carter Cunningham C4-RK, #2 Engine 0 B. S. Cunningham S8.0 2
DNF John Fitch, George Rice Cunningham C4-R, #3 Engine 0 B. S. Cunningham S8.0 3
DNF Sydney Allard, Jack Fairman Allard J2X Le Mans, #4 Fuel tank 0 Allard S8.0 4
DNF Frank Curtis, Zora Arkus Duntov Allard J2X Le Mans, #5 Brakes 0 Allard S8.0 5
DNF Pierre Levegh Talbot Lago T26GS, #8 Engine 0 Pierre Levegh S5.0 3
DNF Pierre Meyrat, Guy Mairesse Talbot Lago T26GS, #9 Oil pump 0 Pierre Meyrat S5.0 4
DNF Pierre Veyron, Yves Giraud-Cabantous Nash-Healey Silverstone, #11 Gearbox 0 Healey S5.0 5
DNF Luigi Chinetti, Jean Lucas Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spyder, #12 Disqualified 0 Luigi Chinetti S5.0 6
DNF Louis Rosier, Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spider, #15 Clutch 0 Ecurie Rosier S5.0 7
DNF "Heldé" Ferrari 340 America, #16 Clutch 0 Luigi Chinetti S5.0 8
DNF Stirling Moss, Peter Walker Jaguar C-type, #17 Engine 0 Peter Walker S5.0 9
DNF Tony Rolt, Duncan Hamilton Jaguar C-type, #18 Head gasket 0 Jaguar Ltd. S5.0 10
DNF Ian Stewart, Peter Whitehead Jaguar C-type, #19 Head gasket 0 Jaguar Ltd. S5.0 11
DNF Karl Kling, Hans Klenk Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, #22 Electrical 0 Daimler Benz AG S3.0 4
DNF Lance Macklin, Peter Collins Aston Martin DB3, #25 Accident 0 Aston Martin Ltd. S3.0 5
DNF Dennis Poore, Pat Griffith Aston Martin DB3, #26 Water pump 0 Aston Martin Ltd. S3.0 6
DNF Reg Parnell, Eric Thompson Aston Martin DB3, #27 Transmission 0 Aston Martin Ltd. S3.0 7
DNF "Pagnibon", Tom Cole Ferrari 225 S Vignale Berlinetta, #30 Ignition 0 Scuderia Ferrari S3.0 8
DNF Nigel Mann, Mortimer Morris-Goodall Aston Martin DB2, #31 Starter 0 N. H. Mann S3.0 9
DNF Charles Moran, Franco Cornacchia Ferrari 212 MM Berlinetta, #33 Electrical 0 Charles Moran S3.0 10
DNF Jean Behra, Robert Manzon Gordini T15S, #34 Front brakes 0 Automobiles Gordini S3.0 11
DNF Robert Lawrie, Ray Isherwood Morgan Plus 4, #35 Water pump 0 Robert Lawrie S3.0 12
DNF Dickie Stoop, Peter Wilson Frazer Nash Mille Miglia, #41 Transmission 0 Frazer Nash S2.0 4
DNF Alexis Constantin, Jacques Poch Peugeot 203 Constantin, #43 Accident 0 Alexis Constantin S1.5 2
DNF Roger Loyer, "Charles Rinen" Gordini T15S, #44 Clutch 0 Automobiles Gordini S1.5 3
DNF Bert Hadley, Tommy Wise Jowett Jupiter R1, #46 Oil leak 0 Jowett S1.5 4
DNF Auguste Lachaize, Eugène Martin Porsche 356 SL, #47 Accident 0 Auguste Lachaize S1.5 5
DNF Mario Damonte, Martial OSCA MT4 1100, #48 Clutch 0 Automobili Osca S1.5 6
DNF Norbert Mahé, José Scaron Gordini TMM, #49 Water pump 0 Norbert Jean Mahé/Mécanorma S1.1 3
DNF von Hanstein, Petermax Müller Porsche 356 SL, #51 Gearbox 0 Porsche KG S1.1 4
DNF Yves Lesur, André Briat Renault 4CV 1063, #53 Transmission 0 Renault S750 5
DNF Louis Pons, Paul Moser Renault 4CV 1063, #54 Accident 0 Renault S750 6
DNF Jacques Lecat, Henri Senftleben Renault 4CV 1063, #55 Engine 0 Jacques Lecat S750 7
DNF Just-Emile Vernet, Jean Pairard Renault 4CV 1063, #56 Ignition 0 Just-Emile Vernet S750 8
DNF René Bonnet, Elie Bayol D.B. Barquette, #57 Transmission 0 D.B. S750 9
DNF Jean-Paul Colas, Robert Schollmann D.B. Coupe, #58 Fuel 0 D.B. S750 10
DNF Jacques Savoye, Raymond Liénard Panhard Dyna X84, #59 Engine 0 Panhard S750 11
DNF Alberto Ascari, Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 250 S Vignale Berlinetta, #62 Clutch 0 Scuderia Ferrari S3.0 13
DNF Maurice Gatsonides, Hugo van Zuylen van Nijevelt Jowett Jupiter R1, #64 Engine 0 Maurice Gatsonides S1.5 7
DNF Eugène Chaboud, Charles Pozzi Talbot Lago T26, #65 Accident 0 Eugene Chaboud S5.0 12

Qualifying Results for the 1952 Le Mans 24 Hours on the Le Mans circuit

Position Name Car Result Team
1 André Simon, Lucien Vincent Ferrari 340 America Berlinetta, #14 Luigi Chinetti
2 Stirling Moss, Peter Walker Jaguar C-type, #17 Peter Walker
3 Phil Walters, Duane Carter Cunningham C4-RK, #2 B. S. Cunningham
4 Jean Behra, Robert Manzon Gordini T15S, #34 Automobiles Gordini
5 Tony Rolt, Duncan Hamilton Jaguar C-type, #18 Jaguar Ltd.
6 Louis Rosier, Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spider, #15 Ecurie Rosier
7 Pierre Levegh Talbot Lago T26GS, #8 Pierre Levegh
8 Ian Stewart, Peter Whitehead Jaguar C-type, #19 Jaguar Ltd.
9 Theo Helfrich, Helmut Niedermayr Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, #20 Daimler Benz AG
10 Hermann Lang, Fritz Riess Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, #21 Daimler Benz AG
11 Karl Kling, Hans Klenk Mercedes-Benz 300 SL, #22 Daimler Benz AG
12 Luigi Chinetti, Jean Lucas Ferrari 340 America Vignale Spyder, #12 Luigi Chinetti
13 John Fitch, George Rice Cunningham C4-R, #3 B. S. Cunningham
14 Frank Curtis, Zora Arkus Duntov Allard J2X Le Mans, #5 Allard
15 "Heldé" Ferrari 340 America, #16 Luigi Chinetti
16 Lance Macklin, Peter Collins Aston Martin DB3, #25 Aston Martin Ltd.
17 Eugène Chaboud, Charles Pozzi Talbot Lago T26, #65 Eugene Chaboud
18 Sydney Allard, Jack Fairman Allard J2X Le Mans, #4 Allard
19 Leslie Johnson, Tommy Wisdom Nash-Healey Le Mans, #10 Healey
20 Pierre Meyrat, Guy Mairesse Talbot Lago T26GS, #9 Pierre Meyrat
21 Roger Loyer, "Charles Rinen" Gordini T15S, #44 Automobiles Gordini
22 Pierre Veyron, Yves Giraud-Cabantous Nash-Healey Silverstone, #11 Healey
23 Reg Parnell, Eric Thompson Aston Martin DB3, #27 Aston Martin Ltd.
24 Felice Bonetto, Enrico Anselmi Lancia Aurelia B20, #40 Scuderia Lancia
25 Dickie Stoop, Peter Wilson Frazer Nash Mille Miglia, #41 Frazer Nash
26 Gino Valenzano, "Ippocampo" Lancia Aurelia B20, #39 Scuderia Lancia
27 Peter C. T. Clark, Mike Keen Aston Martin DB2, #32 Peter Clark
28 Briggs Cunningham, Bill Spear Cunningham C4-R, #1 B. S. Cunningham
29 Nigel Mann, Mortimer Morris-Goodall Aston Martin DB2, #31 N. H. Mann
30 Rodney Peacock, Gerry Ruddock Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica, #42 Me. P. Trevalyan
31 Auguste Lachaize, Eugène Martin Porsche 356 SL, #47 Auguste Lachaize
32 André Chambas, Andre Morel Talbot Lago T26GS, #6 André Chambas
33 Dennis Poore, Pat Griffith Aston Martin DB3, #26 Aston Martin Ltd.
34 Mario Damonte, Martial OSCA MT4 1100, #48 Automobili Osca
35 "Pagnibon", Tom Cole Ferrari 225 S Vignale Berlinetta, #30 Scuderia Ferrari
36 Auguste Veuillet, Edmond Mouche Porsche 356 SL, #50 Porsche KG
37 von Hanstein, Petermax Müller Porsche 356 SL, #51 Porsche KG
38 Maurice Gatsonides, Hugo van Zuylen van Nijevelt Jowett Jupiter R1, #64 Maurice Gatsonides
39 Bert Hadley, Tommy Wise Jowett Jupiter R1, #46 Jowett
40 René Bonnet, Elie Bayol D.B. Barquette, #57 D.B.
41 Marcel Becquart, Gordon Wilkins Jowett Jupiter R1, #45 Marcel Becquart
42 Robert Lawrie, Ray Isherwood Morgan Plus 4, #35 Robert Lawrie
43 Alexis Constantin, Jacques Poch Peugeot 203 Constantin, #43 Alexis Constantin
44 Charles Plantivaux, Robert Chancel Panhard Dyna, #52 Panhard
45 Jean Hémard, Eugéne Dussous Monopole X84, #60 Monopole
46 Jacques Savoye, Raymond Liénard Panhard Dyna X84, #59 Panhard
47 Raymond Gaillard, Pierre Chancel Panhard Dyna X84, #61 Raymond Gaillard
48 Alberto Ascari, Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 250 S Vignale Berlinetta, #62 Scuderia Ferrari
49 Louis Pons, Paul Moser Renault 4CV 1063, #54 Renault
50 Jean Rédélé, Guy Lapchin Renault 4CV 1063, #67 Renault
51 Just-Emile Vernet, Jean Pairard Renault 4CV 1063, #56 Just-Emile Vernet
52 Ernest de Regibus, Marius Porta Renault 4CV 1063, #68 Renault
53 Jean-Paul Colas, Robert Schollmann D.B. Coupe, #58 D.B.
54 Charles Moran, Franco Cornacchia Ferrari 212 MM Berlinetta, #33 Charles Moran
55 Jacques Lecat, Henri Senftleben Renault 4CV 1063, #55 Jacques Lecat
56 Norbert Mahé, José Scaron Gordini TMM, #49 Norbert Jean Mahé/Mécanorma
57 Yves Lesur, André Briat Renault 4CV 1063, #53 Renault