Italian 1000 miles Race

Italian 1000 miles Race, April 11-12, 1931

Roads are not officially closed for the "Mille Miglia." The cars race southwards from Brescia to Rome, turn east and then skirt the coast, then travel up through Bologna to Trevino and back to Brescia. Rudolf Caracciola drove his Mercedes-Benz to victory in 16 hrs. 10 mins. 10 secs. at an average speed of 62.84 m.p.h. traveling at over 100 m.p.h. on many parts of the road and breaking all records for the race. g. Campari was second, arriving 11mins. 7 secs. later on an Alfa-Romeo. One hundred cars started; fifty-one finished-the last arriving 8 1/2 hours after Caracciola.