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1926 British Grand Prix

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The 1926 British Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at the Brooklands circuit on August 7, 1926. The length of the course was 287 miles.

The race was established at Brooklands in 1926 by Henry Segrave, after his victories in the 1923 French Grand Prix and the San Sebastián Grand Prix the following year raised interest in the sport in Britain.

Results

Pos No Driver(s) Car Laps Time/Retired
1 14 Robert Senechal and Louis Wagner Delage 155B 110 4h 00m 56s
2 7 Malcolm Campbell Bugatti 39A 110 4h 10m 44s
3 2 Robert Benoist and André Dubonnet Delage 155B 110 4h 18m 08
Ret 1 Albert Divo Talbot 700 83 Supercharger
Ret 5 Frank Halford Halford Special 82 Propellor shaft u-joint
Ret 9 Henry Segrave Talbot 700 60 Supercharger
Ret 3 George Eyston Aston Martin GP 45 Gasket
Ret 10 Louis Wagner Delage 155B 6 Engine
Ret 6 Jules Moriceau Talbot 700 0 Front axle
DNA 4 Clive Gallop Thomas Special Car not ready
DNA 8 Maurice Harvey Alvis Car not ready
DNA 11 Malcolm Campbell Talbot 700
DNA 12 Scrap Thistlethwaite Thomas Special Car not ready
DNA 15 Alistair Miller Bugatti 39A

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Wikipedia
  • The Times, Saturday, Aug 07, 1926
  • The Times, Monday, Aug 09, 1926;