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#1 Boniver

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Posted 10 September 2001 - 18:30

for the record, this is where the race fits into the history books:

Shortest Grands Prix in History

1. Australia 1991: 24m34.899s
(Rain)

2. Spain 1975: 42m53.700s
(Fatal accident)

3. Austria 1975: 57m56.690s
(Rain)

4. Monaco 1984: 61m07.740s
(Rain, chequered flag shown in error so no restart)

5. Italy 1978: 67m04.540s
(Restart after accident delays, cut from 52 to 40 laps)

6. Belgium 2001: 68m05.002s
(accident in lap 4)
(Cut from 44 to 36 laps)
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#2 Boniver

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Posted 10 September 2001 - 18:31

In the past if a race was stopped later than the second lap, then the final result would be an aggregate of the two parts. This happened 10 times, the first occasion being Austria 1978, the last Japan 1994. However, adding up the gaps often led to confusion during the second half. What's more, if a stoppage came after a safety car had been out for a while, the artificial gaps behind it would become unfairly relevant to the final result.

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#3 Wolf

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Posted 10 September 2001 - 19:02

1950 Richmond Trophy - 20:14.4 (time of the winner, Reg Parnell), 11 laps on Goodwood (67km, IIRC). Ha! Beat that!;) And full distance was run, IIRC...

#4 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 September 2001 - 19:13

Well, if we're going non-Championship ....

1951 International Trophy. Stopped after 6 laps due to torrential rain. Winner's time 16 minutes 48 seconds: that man Parnell again, in the Thinwall Special Ferrari 375.

#5 Don Capps

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Posted 10 September 2001 - 19:56

....and the point is that here the term "Grand Prix" doesn't automatically connote only a "points race" event as DSJ called them.

#6 Wolf

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Posted 10 September 2001 - 20:56

Damn! I should've known somebody will come up with a shorter race! :D

Was my guess at least the shortest 'unstopped' race? :blush:

Hehe, Don- I noticed Bonivers list was WDC events only, and that's the loophole I was getting at, albeit with usual result- WROOONG! :lol:

#7 Vitesse2

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Posted 10 September 2001 - 21:44

Sorry Wolf ....:p

First British F1 race of 1954: Lavant Cup, 19/4/54. Seven laps of Goodwood - 16.8 miles (27km). 11 minutes 21.4 seconds. Winner: Reg Parnell AGAIN!!!! Ferrari 500 this time ...:)

There might be a shorter one .....:p

#8 Wolf

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Posted 10 September 2001 - 21:47

This Parnell seems to be a short distance runner of a sort... :lol:

#9 Boniver

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Posted 11 September 2001 - 09:39

Part I + Part II

78 Oost rain
79 ZA rain
81 Fr rain
82 Det acc Patrese
84 GB acc Palmer
87 Mex acc Warwick
89 SM acc Berger
89 Mex acc Modena
92 Fr rain
94 Jap rain


;)

#10 HistoricMustang

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Posted 10 July 2006 - 21:50

Wanted to "bump" this thread and perhaps include other sanctioning bodies to locate the shortest scheduled race at the top level for a closed circuit or oval.

This one of only 33 miles for the Grand National division of NASCAR.

Henry

http://www.racing-re...m/tracks?id=160