1951 Formula One season

sports season

The 1951 Formula One season was the second edition of the championship. The champion was Juan Manuel Fangio in a close battle.

Season reviewEdit

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Tyres
1   Swiss Grand Prix May 27 Bremgarten   Juan Manuel Fangio   Alfa Romeo P
2   Indianapolis 500 May 30 Indianapolis   Lee Wallard   Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser F
3   Belgian Grand Prix June 17 Spa-Francorchamps   Giuseppe Farina   Alfa Romeo P
4   French Grand Prix July 1 Reims   Juan Manuel Fangio   Alfa Romeo P
5   British Grand Prix July 14 Silverstone   José Froilán González   Ferrari P
6   German Grand Prix July 29 Nürburgring   Alberto Ascari   Ferrari P
7   Italian Grand Prix September 16 Monza   Alberto Ascari   Ferrari P
8   Spanish Grand Prix October 28 Pedralbes   Juan Manuel Fangio   Alfa Romeo P

1951 Drivers Championship final standingsEdit

Pos. Driver SUI
 
500
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
Pts.
1   Juan Manuel Fangio 1* 9* 1*† / 11† 2 2* Ret 1* 31 (37)
2   Alberto Ascari 6 2 2† Ret 1 1 4 25 (28)
3   José Froilán González Ret 2† 1 3 2 2 24 (27)
4   Nino Farina 3 1 5 Ret* Ret 3† / Ret* 3 19 (22)
5   Luigi Villoresi Ret 3 3 3 4 4 Ret 15 (18)
6   Piero Taruffi 2 Ret 5 5 Ret 10
7   Lee Wallard 1* 9
8   Felice Bonetto 4 Ret 3† 5 7
9   Mike Nazaruk 2 6
10   Reg Parnell 4 5 DNS 5
11   Luigi Fagioli 1† / 11† 4
12   Consalvo Sanesi 4 Ret 10 6 3
13   Louis Rosier 9 4 Ret 10 8 7 7 3
14   Andy Linden 4 3
15   Manny Ayulo 3† 2
16   Jack McGrath 3† 2
17   Toulo de Graffenried 5 Ret Ret Ret 6 2
18   Yves Giraud Cabantous Ret 5 7 Ret 8 Ret 2
19   Bobby Ball 5 2
20   Louis Chiron 7 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
21   Rudi Fischer 11 6 0
22   Andre Simon Ret Ret 6 Ret 0
23   Henry Banks 6 0
24   Andre Pilette 6 0
25   Robert Manzon Ret 7 Ret 9 0
26   Johnny Claes 13 7 Ret 13 11 Ret Ret 0
27   Carl Forberg 7 0
28   Peter Walker 7 0
29   Pierre Levegh 8 9 Ret 0
30   Philippe Etancelin 10 Ret Ret Ret 8 0
31   Stirling Moss 8 0
32   Duane Carter 8 0
33   Eugene Chaboud 8 0
34   Brian Shawe Taylor 8 0
35   Guy Mairesse 14 9 0
36   Peter Whitehead Ret Ret 9 Ret 0
37   Franco Rol 9 0
38   Jacques Swaters 10 Ret 0
39   Paco Godia 10 0
40   Bob Gerard 11 0
41   Harry Schell 12 Ret 0
42   Duncan Hamilton 12 Ret 0
  Maurice Trintignant Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
  Henri Louveau Ret 0
  George Abecassis Ret 0
  Peter Hirt Ret 0
  Tony Bettenhausen Ret 0
  Duke Nalon Ret 0
  Gene Force Ret 0
  Sam Hanks Ret 0
  Bill Schindler Ret 0
  Mauri Rose Ret 0
  Walt Faulkner Ret 0
  Jimmy Davies Ret 0
  Fred Agabashian Ret 0
  Carl Scarborough Ret 0
  Bill Mackey Ret 0
  Chuck Stevenson Ret 0
  Johnnie Parsons Ret 0
  Cecil Green Ret 0
  Troy Ruttman Ret 0
  Duke Dinsmore Ret 0
  Chet Miller Ret 0
  Walt Brown Ret 0
  Rodger Ward Ret 0
  Cliff Griffith Ret 0
  Bill Vukovich Ret 0
  George Connor Ret 0
  Mack Hellings Ret 0
  Joe James Ret 0
  Johnny McDowell Ret 0
  Aldo Gordini Ret 0
  Onofre Marimon Ret 0
  Joe Kelly Ret 0
  Philip Fotheringham-Parker Ret 0
  David Murray Ret 0
  John James Ret 0
  Paul Pietsch Ret 0
  Toni Branca Ret 0
  Chico Landi Ret 0
  Georges Grignard Ret 0
  Prince Bira Ret 0
  Ken Richardson DNS 0
Pos. Driver SUI
 
MON
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
  • * Fastest lap (1 point awarded)
  • † Position shared between more drivers of the same car
  • Only the best 4 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

Non-Championship race resultsEdit

Other Formula One races, which did not count towards the World Championship, also held in 1951.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
  I Gran Premio di Siracusa Syracuse March 11   Luigi Villoresi   Ferrari Report
  XII Grand Prix de Pau Pau March 26   Luigi Villoresi   Ferrari Report
  III Richmond Trophy Goodwood March 26   B. Bira   Maserati Report
  VI Gran Premio di Sanremo Ospedaletti April 22   Alberto Ascari   Ferrari Report
  I Grand Prix de Bordeaux Bordeaux April 29   Louis Rosier   Talbot-Lago Report
  III BRDC International Trophy Silverstone May 5   Reg Parnell   Ferrari Report
  V Grand Prix de Paris Bois de Boulogne May 20   Giuseppe Farina   Maserati Report
  V Ulster Trophy Dundrod June 2   Giuseppe Farina   Alfa Romeo Report
  I Scottish Grand Prix Winfield July 21   Philip Fotheringham-Parker   Maserati Report
  II Grote Prijs van Nederland Zandvoort July 22   Louis Rosier   Talbot-Lago Report
  XIII Grand Prix de l'Albigeois Albi August 5   Maurice Trintignant   Simca-Gordini Report
  XX Circuito di Pescara Pescara August 15   José Froilán González   Ferrari Report
  V Gran Premio di Bari Bari September 2   Juan Manuel Fangio   Alfa Romeo Report
  IV Goodwood Trophy Goodwood September 29   Giuseppe Farina   Alfa Romeo Report