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1913 French Grand Prix

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Date  12 July 1913
Course  Public roads
Location  Amiens, France
Course length  31.62 km (19.650 mi)
1913 French Grand Prix
Official name  Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France
Distance  29 laps, 916.98 km (569.850 mi)

The 1913 French Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race held at Amiens on 12 July 1913.

The race

The restriction on Grand Prix cars for 1913 included an 800 kg (1,764 lb) minimum weight and an 1,100 kg (2,425 lb) maximum weight, as well as a 14 mpg‑imp (20 L/100 km; 12 mpg‑US) fuel consumption limit. The buildup to the race and the race itself were marred by three fatal crashes. Bigio was killed testing his Itala before the race. In a separate incident before the race, Paul Zuccarelli was killed when his Peugeot crashed into a cart, and a spectator was killed when Kenelm Lee Guinness's Sunbeam crashed into a river. This made Amiens's fatality tally rise to 5 in the span of less than two months- 2 other people had been killed while testing on the roads being used for the circuit in May. After this race, this circuit- which included an 8-mile (13 km) long straight (which is now known as the D934)- was never used again for motor racing.

Georges Boillot won for the second year in succession, at an average speed of 72.141 mph (116.096 km/h). The fastest lap was set by Paul Bablot, at an average speed of 76.718 mph (123.462 km/h).

References

1913 French Grand Prix Wikipedia


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