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GP 1951

6° GRAN PREMIO AUTOMOBILISTICO DI SAN REMO
AUTODROMO DI OSPEDALETTI – Mt. 3.380

Autodromo di Ospedaletti



 

GRIGLIA DI QUALIFICA 1951

All cars are 1.5-litre s/c F1 or 4.5-litre F1† unless noted
Pos.PilotaVeicoloTempo
1Alberto Ascari4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Ferrari 375 [375-3] - Ferrari V121m 52.0s
2Luigi Villoresi(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Ferrari 375/50 ['1'] - Ferrari V121m 52.4s
3Emmanuel de Graffenried(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] - Maserati s/c 41m 55.2s
4Dorino Serafini(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Ferrari 375/50 ['2'] - Ferrari V121m 55.6s
5"B Bira"(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1607] - OSCA V121m 55.8s
6Louis Rosier(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110053] - Talbot 61m 59.2s
7Rudi Fischer(4.5 F1) 2.6-litre Ferrari 212 [110] - Ferrari V121m 59.2s
8Harry Schell(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1598] - Maserati s/c 42m 01.6s
9Yves Giraud-Cabantous(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 009] - Talbot 62m 01.8s
10Stirling Moss(F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['1'] - Alta twin cam 42m 02.2s
11Reg Parnell(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1596] - Maserati s/c 42m 02.4s
12David Murray(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1593] - Maserati s/c 42m 03.0s
13Lance Macklin(F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['2'] - Alta twin cam 42m 03.2s
14Peter Whitehead(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Ferrari 125 GP49 [125-114] - Ferrari s/c V122m 03.6s
15Henri Louveau(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-GS [110 055] - Talbot 62m 06.4s
16Louis Chiron(F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['3'] - Alta twin cam 42m 06.6s
17Guy Mairesse(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 006] - Talbot 62m 06.8s
Toni Branca *(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1606] - Maserati s/c 4*not start
Johnny Claes *(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] - Talbot 6*not start

 

6° GRAN PREMIO AUTOMOBILISTICO DI SAN REMO
22 aprile 1951

AUTODROMO DI OSPEDALETTI
90 giri x 3,380 km = 304,200 km
POSPILOTASCUDERIAVEICOLOMOTOREGIRI
1Alberto ASCARIScuderia FerrariFerrari 375 [375-3]Ferrari V12†90
2Dorino SERAFINIScuderia FerrariFerrari 375/50 ['2']Ferrari V12†90
3Rudi FISCHERÉcurie Espadon(4.5 F1) 2.6-litre Ferrari 212 [110]Ferrari V1288
4Harry SCHELLEnrico PlatéMaserati 4CLT-48 [1598]Maserati s/c 487
5Stirling MOSSHW Motors(F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['1']Alta twin cam 485
6Guy MAIRESSEY Giraud-CabantousTalbot T26C [110 006]Talbot 6†84
7Lance MACKLINHW Motors(F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['2']Alta twin cam 481
8Henri LOUVEAUÉcurie RosierTalbot T26C-GS [110 055]Talbot 6†79
9David MURRAYScuderia AmbrosianaMaserati 4CLT-48 [1593]Maserati s/c 459
10Peter WHITEHEADP N WhiteheadFerrari 125 GP49 [125-114]Ferrari s/c V1256
11Louis CHIRONHW MotorsF2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['3']Alta twin cam 442
RYves GIRAUD-CABANTOUSY Giraud-CabantousTalbot T26C [110 009]Talbot 6†71 Mécanique
RLuigi VILLORESIScuderia FerrariFerrari 375/50 ['1']Ferrari V12†63 Accident
REmmanuel DE GRAFFENRIEDEnrico PlatéMaserati 4CLT-48 [1601]Maserati s/c 460 Suspension
RReg PARNELLReg Parnell RacingMaserati 4CLT-48 [1596]Maserati s/c 416 Rear axle
RLouis ROSIERÉcurie RosierTalbot T26C-DA [110053]Talbot 6†8 Piston
RPrince BIRAÉcurie SiamMaserati 4CLT-48 [1607]OSCA V12†5 Accident
DNSToni BRANCAPrivéMaserati 4CLT-48 [1606]Maserati s/c 4Did not start
DNSJohnny CLAESÉcurie BelgeTalbot T26C-DA [110 052]Talbot 6†Did not start
DNAGiuseppe FARINAG FarinaMaserati 4CLT-48 [1609]Maserati s/c 4Did not arrive

abbreviazioni:  R : ritirato / retired;  DNS : non partito / did not start ;  DNA : non arrivato / did not arrived

 

NOTES ON THE CARS

Ferrari 375/50 ['2'] (Dorino Serafini) :
One of the pair of Ferrari 375s introduced at the 1950 Italian GP and marked ‘GP/50/1′. Believed to be Ascari’s car at Monza and then used by Ascari at the first two races of 1951. Then became the team’s muletto and used by Gonzales to win the British GP and by Ascari to win at the Nürburgring. Last seen when raced by Chico Landi at the Italian GP. The car stamped ’2′ that was later owned by Rosier appears to be a late-51 375, not this 1950 car. Subsequent history unknown.

Maserati 4CLT-48 [1598] (Harry Schell) :
Maserati records show this car going to ‘B. Bira’ 23 Sep 1948. Bira raced 1948 British GP, 1949 Argentine Temporada and 1949 European season. Retained 1950 being used as Platé team car from Pescara. Raced by Harry Schell for Enrico Platé in 1951 then becoming one of two cars extensively rebuilt as Platé-Maseratis for 1952. Probably raced by Giovanni de Riu in F2 in 1953. Then sold via de Graffenried to 20th Century Fox for film work and then acquired by Tom Carstens (Tacoma, WA). Subsequent history unknown.
 

HWM 51 ['1'] (Stirling Moss) :
The number ’1′ is used here just for convenience; chassis number of this car is not known. This was one of the first pair of 1951 HWMs to appear and was Moss’s car throughout the season. Tony Gaze recalls that he had Moss’s regular 1951 car for 1952. This car was raced in Europe in 1952 and then went to Lex Davison in Australia who fitted a Jaguar XK120 engine. It passed to Arthur Griffiths in 1956 and Arnold Glass in 1957. After a further six Australian owners and a conversion to a sports car body, the HWM-Jaguar was owned by Ralph Hough in 2002.

Talbot T26C [110 006] (Guy Mairesse) :
Talbot-Lago T26C chassis ’110 006′ was raced by Georges Grignard in 1948, by Giraud-Cabantous in 1949, Pozzi and Levegh in 1950 and by Jean Blanc in one 1951 hillclimb. Then to Ecurie Belgique in 1951 and retained to 1952. Reappeared in US ownership in 1964 and then via two further US owners to Dean Butler in 1998. Retained 2003. This car was on display at the 2006 Brussels Retro Festival honouring Ecurie Francorchamps.

HWM 51 ['2'] (Lance Macklin) :
The number ’2′ is used here just for convenience; the chassis number of this car is not known. This was one of the first pair of 1951 HWMs to appear and was Macklin’s usual car that season. Subsequent history unknown but the chassis may have been used in another of the early HWM-Jaguar sports cars, such as “VPA 9″, “XPA 748″ or “2 BMF”.

Maserati 4CLT-48 [1593] (David Murray) :
Shown in Maserati records as Alberto Ascari’s early 1948 car. To Reg Parnell 1949 for Fred Ashmore then raced in 1950 by David Hampshire and others as part of Scuderia Ambrosiana. Then David Murray’s car for 1951. Crashed in practice at the Nürburgring for the 1951 German GP and not seen again.

HWM 51 ['3'] (Louis Chiron) :
The number ’3′ is used to denote that this was the third 1951 car; its chassis number is not known. It is the ‘third car’ referred to in Denis Jenkinson’s Racing Car Review and was usually raced by Heath and Abecassis. Subsequent history unknown but the chassis may have been used in another of the early HWM-Jaguar sports cars, such as “VPA 9″, “XPA 748″ or “2 BMF”.

Talbot T26C [110 009] (Yves Giraud-Cabantous) :
Talbot-Lago T26C chassis ’110 009′ was Raymond Sommer’s 1949 car and then passed to Yves Giraud-Cabantous for 1950. Driven by Giraud-Cabantous and Pierre Meyrat 1951 and next seen with Louis Girardot 1953-56 and then possibly via Serge Pozzoli to Fritz Schlumpf 1957. In Musée de l’Automobile in Mulhouse 2001, possibly numbered 110002.

Ferrari 375/50 ['1'] (Luigi Villoresi) :
One of the pair of Ferrari 375s introduced at the 1950 Italian GP and marked ‘GP/50/1′. Believed to be Serafina’s car at Monza (handed over to Ascari) and then used by Villoresi in the first few races of 1951. Crashed by Villoresi at San Remo and again at Berne five weeks later. This car does not appear to have raced thereafter as the team had thre 1951-model 375s. Subsequent history unknown.

Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] (Emmanuel de Graffenried) :
To Enrico Platé for 1949 (dated 7 Mar 1949 in Maserati records) and driven by Emmanuel de Graffenried. Continued as de Graffenried’s well-used car through 1950 and 1951. Probably one of two cars extensively rebuilt as Plate-Maseratis for 1952. Probably raced by Ottorino Volonterio in F2 in 1953. Sold with the sister car (probably 1598) by de Graffenried to 20th Century Fox for film work then sold again via Tom Carstens (Tacoma, WA). Subsequent history unknown.

Maserati 4CLT-48 [1596] (Reg Parnell) :
Maserati records list this as Reg Parnell’s car dated 14 Sep 1948. Raced by Parnell from 1949 to 1951, under the Scuderia Ambrosiana banner in 1950 and 1951, also by Hampshire in 1951. Sold or leased to Bobby Baird mid-1951 and then sometime after 1952 sold to Count Johnny Lurani. Lurani sold it in 1955 to Pat Hoare in New Zealand where it raced until the mid-1960s and then spent many years in the Queenstown Motor Museum. It was sold in 1982 and returned to Europe in 1989. Sold at auction a number of times in the late 1980s and 1990s. Owned by Max Lustenberger (Switzerland) from 1999. Retained 2004.

Talbot T26C-DA [110053] (Louis Rosier) :
Built in 1950 using parts from ’110 003′ and raced for the works by Martin, Chaboud and Giraud-Cabantous in 1950 then by Rosier as a private entry in 1951. Driven by Trintignant for Ecurie Rosier in 1952, then Giraud-Cabantous 1952-53. Owned by Marceau Hauret 1955 and Houdayer (Paris) 1981. Raced from 1987-2000 by François d’Huart (Belgium) as ’100105′.

Maserati 4CLT-48 [1607] (“B Bira”) :
To Enrico Platé for 1949 (dated 14 Nov 1949 in Maserati records) and raced by Bira up to Geneva 1950. Car fitted with a 4450cc OSCA V12 engine for Bira for the 1951 season. The OSCA was taken to Australia in 1955 by Bira as a spare car to his 250F and sold there to Alf Harvey who raced it from 1955 to 1959. The car then went to the UK for historic racing and was bought by Tom Wheatcroft in 1971. Subsequently in the Donington Museum.

Maserati 4CLT-48 [1606] (Toni Branca) :
Shown in Maserati records as going to Louis Chiron in Monte Carlo 21 Sep 1949. Raced by Chiron through 1950 then to Toni Branca for 1951 and then de Walckiers (who entered Steve Watson and Pilette) for 1952. Reappeared Italy 1960s then via chain of Italian, Belgian, Swiss, German and French owners to 1998. Owned by Bernie Ecclestone from 1998.

Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] (Johnny Claes) :
Built in 1950 using parts from ’110 012′ and raced for the works by Giraud-Cabantous, Sommer and, in Argentina, Gonzalez. To Claes for 1951 and then Ecurie Belgique (Claes and Pilette) 1952. Some differences of opinion over its ownership in the 1950s but then via UK and German owners until 1987. Next seen with Peter Mullin (USA) in 2001. Raced by Mullin at 2007 Monterey Historics.

Maserati 4CLT-48 [1609] (Giuseppe Farina) :
Maserati records show this car going to Nino Farina on 14 Nov 1949. Driven by Farina in 1950 Argentine Temporada, at Albi 1950 and in 1951 non-championship F1 races. From Farina to the Schlumpf brothers and now in the Musée National de l’Automobile de Mulhouse. The car apparently wears the chassis plate 1602 (another Farina-owned 4CLT).

SOURCES:
http://www.oldracingcars.com
The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers’ orginal results.