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German Grand Prix (1500 cc Class)





German Grand Prix (1500 cc Class), July 19, 1931

Held over a circuit of 14 ¼ miles of the Nurburgring course in the Eifel Mountains, this event was won by Rudolf Caracciola on a Mercedes-Benz at 67.29 m.p.h., on Sunday, July 19, 1931, the race distance being 310 miles. The circuit is one of the most difficult in the world, and the crowd of over one hundred thousand spectators saw many crashes. Chiron in a Bugatti was second at 66.92 m.p.h., and another Bugatti was third with Achille Varzi at the wheel-66.24 m.p.h. First place in his class was taken by Dudley Froy on a British Riley car, his speed being 58.03 m.p.h.