The oldest and most famous hillclimb
known to motor racing was run for the twenty-fourth time on August 30, 1931. The sinuous
is 12 ½ miles long. All records were broken by Rudolf Caracciola with a Mercedes-Benz,
who made the ascent in 15 mins. 22 secs., giving a speed of 52.4 m.p.h. The previous
record was 16 mins. 45.2 secs. Set up by Lamy on a Bugatti in 1928. Caracciolas
rival this year was Albert Divot, driving a Bugatti, whose time was 16 mins. 5 secs.;
Divot had preciously set up a record for the hill in 1925.