1951 Formula One season

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1951 Formula One season
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The 1951 Formula One season was the second Formula One season that had a driver's championship. The season which consisted of eight Grand Prix races all in Europe was held from May 27 to October 28.

Teams and drivers[edit | edit source]

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1951 FIA World Championship of Drivers. The list does not include those that contested only the Indianapolis 500 event.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
Belgium Ecurie Belge Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D Belgium Johnny Claes 1–2
Belgium André Pilette 1–2
France Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D France Philippe Étancelin 1–2
France Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D France Yves Giraud-Cabantous 1–2
France Guy Mairesse 1
France Ecurie Rosier Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D France Louis Rosier 1–2
France Henri Louveau 1
Monaco Louis Chiron 2
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 375 Ferrari 375 4.5 V12 P Italy Luigi Villoresi 1–2
Italy Alberto Ascari 1–2
Italy Piero Taruffi 1–2
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1–2
Italy Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 159 Alfa Romeo 158 1.5 L8 s P Italy Giuseppe Farina 1–2
Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried 1
Italy Consalvo Sanesi 1–2
Switzerland Enrico Platé Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 4CLT 1.5 L4 s P Monaco Louis Chiron 1
Argentina José Froilán González 2
Switzerland Ecurie Espadon Ferrari 212 Ferrari 212 2.5 V12 P Switzerland Rudi Fischer 1
France Equipe Gordini Simca-Gordini T15 Gordini 15C 1.5 L4 s E France Robert Manzon 1
France André Simon 1
United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 Ferrari 125 1.5 V12 s D United Kingdom Peter Whitehead 1–2

Championship review[edit | edit source]

Grand Prix[edit | edit source]

Rnd Race Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Constructor Tyre Report
1 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten 27 May Italy Giuseppe Farina Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Ferrari P Report
2 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps 17 June Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Ferrari P Report
3 France French Grand Prix Reims-Gueux 1 July Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Alfa Romeo P Report
4 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Silverstone 14 July Argentina José Froilan Gonzalez Italy Giuseppe Farina Argentina José Froilan Gonzalez Italy Alfa Romeo P Report
5 Germany German Grand Prix Nürburgring 29 July Italy Giuseppe Farina Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina José Froilan Gonzalez Italy Alfa Romeo P Report
6 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort 15 August Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari P Report
7 Italy Italian Grand Prix Monza 16 September Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari P Report
8 Spain Spanish Grand Prix Pedralbes 28 October Argentina José Froilan Gonzalez Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Ferrari P Report

Results and standings[edit | edit source]

Points were awarded on an 8–6–4–3–2 basis to the first five finishers at each Grand Prix, with an additional point awarded for setting the fastest lap. Only the best four results counted towards the championship. Numbers without parentheses are championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

Pos. Driver SUI
Switzerland
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
Pts.
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1 9
2 Italy Alberto Ascari 2 6
3 Italy Luigi Villoresi 3 4
4 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried 4 3
5 France Louis Rosier 5 2
6 Switzerland Rudi Fischer 6 0
7 France Philippe Étancelin 7 0
8 France Guy Mairesse 8 0
9 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous 9 0
10 France Henri Louveau 10 0
France André Simon Ret 0
Italy Piero Taruffi Ret 0
Italy Giuseppe Farina Ret 0
Italy Consalvo Sanesi Ret 0
Monaco Louis Chiron Ret 0
France Robert Manzon Ret 0
Belgium Johnny Claes Ret 0
United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ret 0

References[edit | edit source]

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