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Erlen, 22 May 1949

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati 4CL [1585] - s/c 4
#2 Enrico Plate (see note 1)
50 1h 19'29.8
65.55 mph
2 Ernest Ramseyer Maserati 4CM [1528] - s/c 4
#12 Écurie Genève
48
3 Frankie Séchehaye Maserati 4CL [1587] - s/c 4
#4 Enrico Plate
48
4 Louis Noverraz (F2) 1.1-litre Cisitalia D46 - Fiat 4
#22 Écurie Helvetica-Course
46
5 Humbert Joly (F2) 1.1-litre Cisitalia D46 - Fiat 4
#16 H Joly
46
6 Max de Terra (F2) 1.1-litre Cisitalia D46 - Fiat 4
#18 W Wüst
45
7 Max Christen Maserati 4CL [1573] - s/c 4
#6 M Christen
43
8 Toni Branca Maserati 4CL [1582] - s/c 4
#8 A Branca (see note 2)
16
R Charles Reimann Maserati 4CL [1564] - s/c 4
#10 A Branca
2 piston
R Claude Bernheim (F2) 1.1-litre Cisitalia D46 - Fiat 4
#20 Écurie Helvetica-Course
2 differential
DNS André Canonica (F2) 1.1-litre Cisitalia D46 - Fiat 4
#22 Écurie Helvetica-Course
Did not start

All cars are 1.5-litre s/c F1 or 4.5-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
1 Emmanuel de Graffenried (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CL [1585] - Maserati s/c 4 1'36.7
2 Toni Branca (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CL [1582] - Maserati s/c 4 1'39.2
3 Charles Reimann (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CL [1564] - Maserati s/c 4 1'43.9
4 Frankie Séchehaye (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CL [1587] - Maserati s/c 4 1'44.7
5 Ernest Ramseyer (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CM [1528] - Maserati s/c 4 1'49.4
6 Max Christen (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CL [1573] - Maserati s/c 4 1'57.6
7 Max de Terra (F2) 1.1-litre Cisitalia D46 - Fiat 4 1'41.0
8 Humbert Joly (F2) 1.1-litre Cisitalia D46 - Fiat 4 1'42.5
9 Louis Noverraz (F2) 1.1-litre Cisitalia D46 - Fiat 4 1'52.3
10 Claude Bernheim (F2) 1.1-litre Cisitalia D46 - Fiat 4 2'02.5

Notes on the cars:

  1. Maserati 4CL [1585] (Emmanuel de Graffenried): Delivered on 30 Apr 1947 to Enrico Plate's team and driven by a variety of drivers from 1947 to 1949, including Emmanuel de Graffenried. Sold to Joe Fry for 1950, but passed after Fry's death in July 1950 to Duncan Hamilton and Philip Fotheringham-Parker who campaigned it in British races until then of the F1 formula in 1951. Campaigned widely in UK historic racing events by several British owners until passing to the current owner, Oliver Maierhofer (Germany) On display at Tubingen Motor Museum in 2007.
  2. Maserati 4CL [1582] (Toni Branca): Delivered 31 July 1946 to Guido Barbieri from Reggio Emilia, and raced in the 1946 Turin and Milan GPs. It is possible that the chassis was then used by Barbieri in his 1.5 litre Maserati 6C Sports Special, which first appeared in October 1946. The car reappeared in normal 4CL form in 1949 in the hands of Swiss Anton Branca, who raced it throughout 1949 and 1950. The car then passed through a variety of Swiss owners’ hands, at one stage fitted with a Ford V8 engine, before being campaigned in historic racing by Dan Margulies for more than 20 years, and being owned most recently by Klaus Edel and then Oliver Maierhofer. The car was for sale in early 2007.

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.

3-litre Formula 1 Non-championship events 1966-1983

These results were initially compiled by Allen Brown, but these were in the very basic form required to track individual car histories. Since then further details, such as laps completed, qualifying times and so on, have been added from Rob Ryder's extensive database.

All comments, clarifications, corrections and additions are most welcome. Please email Allen (allen@oldracingcars.com) if you can help with our research.