Welcome to nicheforSpeed.com

Current Motorsport Status and History including Formula 1 (F1), World Endurance and GT (WEC, IMSA, Weathertech), IndyCar (NTT), and NASCAR (Monster Cup) racing. Please explore and enjoy your niche for speed.

Prior Season

1906 AIACR Grand Prix Season

Next Season

1906 AIACR Grand Prix Season
Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
Champion Constructor: None
Putative Constructor: Renault (FR,0,1)
Champion Driver: None
Putative Driver: Ferenc Szisz (HU,0,1)
Putative Constructor Entry Specification: Model AK 90CV, 12.99-liter, four-cylinder inline, aluminum block, piston hydraulic dampers, shaft drive, three-speed, no rear differential, channel steel frame, non-rim bound tires, detachable rims, 90 horsepower (Louis Renault).

The Automobile Club de France (ACF) hosts the first global racing event referred to as a 'Grandes Epauves' under the auspices of the Association Internationale des Automobiles Clubs Reconnus (AIACR) at the newly established Le Mans circuit located in the Sarthe Valley in June. Club officials establish a specification formula for all entries. The inaugural running of the Targa Florio among the treacherous Madonie Mountains of Sicily takes place in May. USA inventor Louis Perlman introduces a demountable tire rim to the passenger car market in May. New Racing Makes: British Rolls-Royce. Italian Lancia. American Simplex (Amplex). American Colburn. American Locomotive (ALCO). American Atlas. American Mason. French Delage. Racing Evolution: Piston hydraulic dampers for racing (Renault). Detachable rubber-pneumatic tires for racing (Michelin).

HeM applies the Putative Model to all racing seasons for two primary purposes: First, to effectively normalize all racing seasons for empirical comparison across the decades, and second, to step clear of series organizers which score season championships primarily out of commercial interest or to attract manufacturer participation. The Putative Model simply scores all seasons in the same fashion as a standard track and field meeting, with the only purpose of tracking what takes place at the finishing stripe If the Putative Champion differs from the nominal Series Champion, please note the (SC) notation below.

Renault12     Szisz12
FIAT10     Nazzaro8
Clement Bayard5     Clement5
Brasier3     Barillier3
Panhard Levassor1     Lancia2
     Heath1

Noteworthy 1906 Races

1906 Grand Prix de l'ACF Le Mans, France1906 1906 Grand Prix de l'ACF At Le Mans, France for the inaugural National Grand Prix (six laps per day, overall 1238.5 kilometers) in June, a 100 horsepower French Renault AK under Ferenc Szisz (HU) takes the flag in 12:03:57.6 (average 63.8 mph), thirty-two seconds ahead of a FIAT entry. The contest marks a milestone moment in global motorsport as the ACF organizers host the first Grand Prix event under a predetermined technical formula on the pre-modern Sarthe circuit as a successor to the Bennett Gordon and Vanderbilt Cup racing ventures. Photo Credit: Non-Primary: 8w.forix.com/.
1906 Vanderbilt Cup Westbury, Long Island, New York1906 1906 Vanderbilt Cup At Hempstead, Long Island for the Vanderbilt Cup (non-championship, 478 miles) in October, a 100 horsepower French Darracq under Louis Wagner (FR) bests the field in 4:50:10.6 (average 61.38 mph), under three minutes ahead of a FIAT entry. The race claims the life of a spectator struck by an entry driven by E.F. Shepherd. The American Automobile Association sponsors the fabled event after the French ACF spurns the original request in lieu of hosting its own maiden Grand Prix. Photo Credit: Non-Primary: www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/.