Grace's Guide

British Industrial History

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 109,686 pages of information and 152,162 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

1901 Paris-Berlin Race

From GracesGuide

Jump to: navigation, search

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

Loading...

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