1948 Formula Libre Races


9 MayMaipokal-Rennen, Hockenheim
25 MayCastletown Trophy, Douglas
30 MayKöln
11 JulDreieck Rennen, Karlsruhe
8 AugWald-Rennen, Aachen
8 AugI Preis der Ostschweiz, Erlen
15 AugRund um Schotten, Schottenring
18 SepGoodwood
18 SepI Goodwood Trophy, Goodwood
19 SepGrenzlandring-Rennen
20 Oct-8 NovGran Premio de la América del Sur

Maipokal-Rennen
9 May 1948 - Hockenheim: 61.8 km (7.72 km x 8 laps)


 1 Georg Meier                  Veritas                 23m25.6s, 158.0 kph 
 2 Roland Mall                  BMW-Eigenbau
 3 Egon Brütsch                 EBS-Maserati            6 laps
 R Leonhard Joa                 Maserati 
 ? Kurt Kiefer                  Maserati 



Castletown Trophy
25 May 1948 - Douglas, Isle of Man:


 1 Ken Bear                     Bugatti T59
 2 Dennis Poore                 Alfa Romeo 8C-35
 3 Jack Fairman                 Bugatti
 R Roy Salvadori                Alfa Romeo P3



30 May 1948 - Köln: 55.42 km (10 laps x 5.542 km)

Combined Formula Libre and Formula 2 race
1 Kurt Kiefer Maserati 30m58.6, 107.4 kph 2 Hellmuth Deutz Alfa Romeo 31m04.2 ? Georg Meier Veritas 31m15.4 1st F2 R Egon Brütsch EBS-Maserati supercharger

Dreieck-Rennen
11 July 1948 - Karlsruhe:


 1  2 Egon Brütsch              EBS-Maserati            113.8 kph 
 2  4 Roland Mall               BMW-Eigenbau            - 1 lap
 3    Hellmuth Deutz            Alfa Romeo              - 1 lap
 R  1 Helmut Polensky           Mono-Pol                head gasket (last lap) 
 R  6 Hermann Holbein           HH48                    transmission (last lap) 
 ?  ? ?                         Monoposto with twin rear wheels
no other starters

Qualifying (2-1-2-1):
 1 Egon Brütsch                 EBS-Maserati
 2 Helmut Polensky              Mono-Pol
 3 Roland Mall                  BMW-Eigenbau
 4 Hermann Holbein              HH48
 5 Hellmuth Deutz               Alfa Romeo
 6 ?



Wald-Rennen
8 August 1948 - Aachen:


 1  1 Helmut Polensky           Mono-Pol                100.7 kph 
 2  2 Egon Brütsch              EBS-Maserati             98.9 kph 
 3    Hellmuth Deutz            Alfa Romeo              - 1 lap 
 4    Hermann Holbein           HH48                    - 1 lap
      no other starters

Qualifying (2-1-2):
 1 Helmut Polensky              Mono-Pol
 2 Egon Brütsch                 EBS-Maserati
 3 Hellmuth Deutz               Alfa Romeo
 4 Hermann Holbein              HH48



I Preis der Ostschweiz
8 August 1948 – Erlen: 140.80 km (2.816 km x 50 laps)


 1 Emmanuel De Graffenried 	Maserati 4CL
 2 Rudolf Fischer 		Gordini 11
 3 Walter Wüst 			Cisitalia D46
 4 Antonio Branca 		Maserati 4CL
 5 Humbert Joly 		Cisitalia D46
 R C.Basadonna 			Cisitalia D46
 R Claude Bernheim 		Cisitalia D46
 R R.Ramseyer 			Maserati 4CL



Rund um Schotten
15 August 1948 - Schottenring:


 1 Egon Brütsch                 EBS-Maserati            112.5 kph 
 2 Georg Meier                  Veritas                 107.0 kph 
 3 Roland Mall                  BMW-Eigenbau            106.3 kph 
 4 Ferdinand Lehder             LTE                      98.1 kph 
 R Helmut Polensky              Mono-Pol                 1 lap 
 ? ?                            ? (750cc monoposto) 
 ? ?                            ? (750cc monoposto) 
   no other starters



18 September 1948 - Goodwood


 1 Dennis Poore                 Alfa Romeo 8C-35
 2 Peter Walker                 ERA B 
 3 John Bolster                 ERA B 
 - Graham Whitehead             ERA B
 - Geoff Richardson             Riley-ERA



I Goodwood Trophy
18 September 1948 – Goodwood: 19.15 km (3.83 km x 5 laps)


 1 Reg Parnell 			Maserati 4CLT/48 1596
 2 Bob Gerard 			ERA B R14B
 3 David Hampshire 		ERA A R1A
 4 Cuth Harrison 		ERA B R8B
 5 Duncan Hamilton		Maserati 6CM
 6 Geoff Ansell 		ERA B R9B
 7 Roy Salvadori		Maserati 4CM
 8 Peter Walker			ERA B R7B
 9 Anthony Baring		Maserati 6CM



Grenzlandring-Rennen
19 September 1948 - Grenzlandring: 45.025 km (9.005 km x 5 laps)


 1 Roland Mall                  BMW-Eigenbau            16m48.1, 160.7 kph 
 2 Helmut Polensky              Mono-Pol                16m52.7
 3 Hellmut Deutz                Alfa Romeo              16m58.5
 4 Fritz Huschke von Hanstein   BMW 
 R ?                            ?
NS Manfred von Brauchitsch      Mono-Pol                car used by Polensky
   no other starters

Fastest Lap: Roland Mall, 3m15.2 (166.0 kph)


Gran Premio de la América del Sur
20 October-8 November 1948 - Buenos Aires (Argentina) to Caracas (Venezuela), via Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia: 5950 miles


 1 12 Domingo Marimón/Pedro Duhalde		Chevrolet
      Juan Gálvez/Desiderio Avila		Ford
 R    Oscar Gálvez/Federico Herrero		Ford Coupe V8		*
      Eusebio Marcilla				Chevrolet
      Pablo Gulle
      Héctor Spicci Sedes
 R  1 Juan Manuel Fangio/Daniel Urrutia		Chevrolet V8		crash - Urrutia died from his injuries (29th Oct)


141 entries

One crew died after falling down a precipice between La Quiaca (Argentina) and Potosí (Bolivia).

* Freewheeled across the finishing line after damaging his engine pulling his brother out of a 
ravine on the final stage. The rules said that you had to finish under your own power, so 
although he was ahead of the field on time, he was not classified as a finisher.