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1936 AIACR Grand Prix Season
Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
Champion Constructor: None
Putative Constructor: Auto Union (DE,0,1)
Champion Driver: Bernd Rosemeyer (DE,1,1)
Putative Driver: Bernd Rosemeyer (DE)
Putative Constructor Entry Specification: Model Typ C, 6.0-liter, sixteen-cylinder vee, mid-engine, aluminum/alloy engine, OHV, twin carburetors, supercharged, five-speed, Lockheed hydraulic-assist drum brakes, trailing links/swing axle suspension, aluminum body/molybdenum tubular frame, 525 horsepower (Ferdinand Porsche).

The Ferdinand Porsche-conceived Auto Union Typ C dominates the Grand Prix landscape for the 1936 season. Italian Premier Benito Mussolini in March prevents the Scuderia Ferrari from sending a team to the Pau Grand Prix in southern France as national tensions rise in Europe. German Chancellor Adolf Hitler announces in March the pending introduction of his pet project, the Volkswagen (the People's Car) as envisioned and designed by Ferdinand Porsche. Departures: Six spectators due to Hellé Nice shunt, GP Sāo Paulo, Brazil, July. Marcel Lehoux, 48, b. Vendée France 1888, d. GP Deauville, France, July. New Racing Makes. Japanese Toyota. Racing Evolution: Tubular frame chassis (Mercedes, ALFA Romeo). All-aluminum alloy engine (ALFA Romeo).

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.

Auto Union81     Rosemeyer37
SF Alfa Romeo23     Stuck18
Mercedes17     Caracciola16
Bugatti1     Varzi16
Scuderia Torino Maserati1     Nuvolari11
     Von Delius8

Noteworthy 1936 Races

1936 VIII Grand Prix de Monaco Monte Carlo1936 1936 VIII Grand Prix de Monaco At Monaco for the Grand Prix in April (318 kilometers), the race comes to a German Daimler Benz Mercedes W25K under Rudy Caracciola (DE) in heavy rains in 3:49:20.4 (average 51.70 mph), under two minutes ahead of an Auto Union entry. Showing off in the wet, Caracciola moves out front past race leader Tazio Nuvolari in his ALFA Romeo on Lap 28 before electing not to stop for service and running unchallenged all the way to victory. Photo Credit: LAT Photographic Archive.