June 26, 1906 – The first French Grand Prix

The Grand Prix de l’Automobile Club de France, the first Grand Prix event in France, started on this day in 1906 and would come to an end the following evening. Each day of the race had the drivers completing six laps of a 103.18-kilometre (64.11 mi) circuit composed of closed public roads outside the city of Le Mans with the driver’s daily times being combined for their total time. The Grand Prix was won by Ferenc Szisz driving a Renault, followed by Felice Nazzaro in a FIAT, and in third was Albert Clément and his Clément-Bayard.

Both images from the first French GP

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