1906 Grand Prix season
The Grand Prix season 1906 was the first Grand Prix of France, the beginning of the history of the Great Prices.
After the end of the city - to-city races in the previous year was found with the Grand Prix a new form of motor sport, which replaced the restrictive Gordon Bennett Cup and the decades remained significantly. Another innovation was the Targa Florio, a long distance race in Sicily.
Grand Prix of France
The French Grand Prix was held on a 103 km circuit at Le Mans, which had to be surrounded on two days on 26 and 27 June 1906 a total of twelve times. 32 drivers on twelve different teams, including Renault, Brasier, Mercedes -Benz, Fiat and Itala competed.
Lives in France, Hungarian Ferenc Szisz, formerly a mechanic by Louis Renault took over in the fourth round of the lead. After six rounds was interrupted and the second day started the driver according to the time interval from the previous day. Thanks a safe, car -friendly driving Szisz defended his lead and won with 31 minutes ahead of Felice Nazzaro.
Ardennes races - Bastogne
On August 13, 1906 Ardennes race was held again. It is a circuit race at Bastogne, held since 1902.
In 1906, the race brought with the victory of the Belgian Arthur Duray's again the triumph of a French vehicle.
Vanderbilt Cup - Long Iceland
On October 6, 1906 was the third time the invitation race of the American industrialist William Kissam Vanderbilt II on Long Iceland instead.
It brought the first great victory of Louis Wagner, who should be one of the stars of the French pre-war era.
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- Grand Prix season before 1950
- Sporting event in 1906