Australian Grand Prix

Australian Grand Prix, March, 1931

There were nineteen entries for this race which was held on Port Phillip Island in March, 1931. The winning car, an Austin Seven, had won the Brooklands 500-mile race five months earlier when handled by S.C.H. Davis. The Australian course is 6 1/4 miles long, with four difficult corners, and this year's event was won by Dickason in 3 hrs. 2 mins. 24 secs., carrying a handicap of thirty minutes. The second place was taken by Junkers on a straight-8 Bugatti, and another Bugatti came third with Drake-Richmond at the wheel. Only six cars finished the course.