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  Grand Prix Winner Renault 1906

GP-Renault 1906
MotorInline fourcylinder (2 * 2 cylinder)
Displacement12.906 cm³
Cylinder headnot removable, cast iron
IgnitionMagneto (Bosch)
Performance66 kW (90 PS) at 1200 rpm
Transmission3 speed
Axle drivecardan shaft
SuspensionRigid axle, leaf springs
BrakeRear wheels
DriverFerenc Szisz (siehe 1. Video)
Max. speed154 km/h
Winner average101 km/h
Starting32 cars (12 Teams)

This is also a record-breaking car of 1906, but with 'only' 8 liters displacement emigrated to USA. There in New York it won a race over 24 hours on an oval with unpaved road in 1907. It leads sovereign since the 5th hour. Already the next picture shows the problem races at that time, the tires, and their possible fast changing.

The famous winning car of 1906 is displayed below. It won the first Grand Prix and therewith the forerunner of today's F1 race. It is a 103 km long road circuit at Le Mans, not comparable to today's 24-hour race. Nevertheless, six rounds to go at each of the two racing days.

At that time Renault vehicles were designed and build already since 8 years. This car here has special tire on removable metal rims, what allows tire changing by drivers and mechanics in less than 15 minutes. With unremovable rims the tire changing at race temperature of about 40 °C, it was for the other teams not so accident-free.

Another important Renault-feature is the cardan shaft without any doubt. The competitors may have transferred their partly much higher performance typically to the rear axle by chain (except the Darracq in the video below). Presumably, the technical feature of the wheel change and a calm driving style have helped Renault to the first and thus most important victory. 03/16