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|Location||Le Mans, France|
|Prints issue||LIMITED EDITION 50 prints ONLY|
|Shooting date||June 27th, 1906|
|Original picture||Glass Plate|
WARNING ! Scanned from an old damaged glass plate -
In 1906, Renault and its revolutionary Type AK entrusted to Ferenc Szisz won at Le Mans, the very first Grand Prix organized by the Automobile Club of France (ACF), ensuring the Hungarian driver and the manufacturer a unique place in the history of motorsport.
Disputed on public roads around Le Mans June 26th and 27th, 1906, the first Grand Prix was held over two days. Renault entered the Type AK with a light chassis and a four-cylinder 12.9 liter engine. Thirty-two cars were at the start of this long ordeal, but many failed in the sweltering heat. After 1238.16 km of racing at an incredible average speed of 100.9 km/h, Szisz nevertheless crossed the finish line thirty-two minutes ahead of his closest pursuer. A triumph achieved thanks to the technical innovation of his car of 90 horses and new removable rims already decked with tires, therefore easily replaceable, designed by the Michelin brothers.