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1901 Paris-Berlin Race

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The race was divided in three parts -

  • June 27th Paris-Aachen. 285 miles
  • June 28th Aachen-Hanover. 278 miles
  • June 29th Hanover-Berlin. 186 miles

100 cars were entered

Charles Stewart Rolls with mechanic Claud Crompton enterd in a Mors and finished 18th


The winner was Henry Fournier



The best times for the whole race, irrespective of class,are as follows -[1]

  • Fournier, 16 hours 5 minutes, 44.12 miles per hour
  • Girardot, 17 hours 7 minutes, 43.40 miles per hour,
  • Renée de Knyff 17 hours 42 minutes 43.24 miles per hour
  • Brasier 17 hours 42 minutes, 41.97 miles per hour
  • H. Farman, l8 hours 21 minutes, 40.49 miles per hour
  • Charron, 18 hours 51 minutes 39.41 miles per hour
  • Axt, 18 hours 58 minutes 39.38 miles per hour
  • Osmont, 19 hours 15 minutes 38.60 miles per hour
  • L. Renault, 19 hours 31 minutes, 38.07 miles per hour
  • Jarrott, 19 hours 34 minutes, 37 97 miles per hour
  • Chauchard, 19 hours 36 minutes, 37.93 miles per hour
  • Hourgieres, 19 hours 38 minutes, 37 86 miles per hour
  • Heath, 19 hours 43 minutes, 37.68 miles per hour
  • Giraud, 19 hours 51 minutes, 37.43 miles per hour.
  • Fournier wins the Kaiser's Cup, the prizes of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and of the city of Hanover
  • Maurice Farman wins King Leopold's cup for the best time to the Belgian frontier
  • Giraud wins the prize of the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg
  • Werner wins the Sevres vase of President Loubet for the first Germain car
  • L. Renault wins the prize offered by M. Pierre Baudin

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. The Sydney Morning Herald. Wednesday 21 August 1901 Next issue
  • Why Not? The Story of Charles Stewart Rolls by David Baines. Published 2007. ISBN 13 978-1-85443-224-7