Mont Ventoux Hill Climb

Mont Ventoux Hill Climb, August 30, 1931

The oldest and most famous hillclimb known to motor racing was run for the twenty-fourth time on August 30, 1931. The sinuous is 12 ½ miles long. All records were broken by Rudolf Caracciola with a Mercedes-Benz, who made the ascent in 15 mins. 22 secs., giving a speed of 52.4 m.p.h. The previous record was 16 mins. 45.2 secs. Set up by Lamy on a Bugatti in 1928. Caracciola’s rival this year was Albert Divot, driving a Bugatti, whose time was 16 mins. 5 secs.; Divot had preciously set up a record for the hill in 1925.