1951 Formula One season

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

Season review[change | edit source]

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

1951 Drivers Championship final standings[change | edit source]

Pos. Driver SUI
Switzerland
500
United States
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
Pts.
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1* 9* 1*† / 11† 2 2* Ret 1* 31 (37)
2 Italy Alberto Ascari 6 2 2† Ret 1 1 4 25 (28)
3 Argentina José Froilán González Ret 2† 1 3 2 2 24 (27)
4 Italy Nino Farina 3 1 5 Ret* Ret 3† / Ret* 3 19 (22)
5 Italy Luigi Villoresi Ret 3 3 3 4 4 Ret 15 (18)
6 Italy Piero Taruffi 2 Ret 5 5 Ret 10
7 United States Lee Wallard 1* 9
8 Italy Felice Bonetto 4 Ret 3† 5 7
9 United States Mike Nazaruk 2 6
10 United Kingdom Reg Parnell 4 5 DNS 5
11 Italy Luigi Fagioli 1† / 11† 4
12 Italy Consalvo Sanesi 4 Ret 10 6 3
13 France Louis Rosier 9 4 Ret 10 8 7 7 3
14 United States Andy Linden 4 3
15 United States Manny Ayulo 3† 2
16 United States Jack McGrath 3† 2
17 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried 5 Ret Ret Ret 6 2
18 France Yves Giraud Cabantous Ret 5 7 Ret 8 Ret 2
19 United States Bobby Ball 5 2
20 Monaco Louis Chiron 7 Ret 6 Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
21 Switzerland Rudi Fischer 11 6 0
22 France Andre Simon Ret Ret 6 Ret 0
23 United States Henry Banks 6 0
24 Belgium Andre Pilette 6 0
25 France Robert Manzon Ret 7 Ret 9 0
26 Belgium Johnny Claes 13 7 Ret 13 11 Ret Ret 0
27 United States Carl Forberg 7 0
28 United Kingdom Peter Walker 7 0
29 France Pierre Levegh 8 9 Ret 0
30 France Philippe Etancelin 10 Ret Ret Ret 8 0
31 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 8 0
32 United States Duane Carter 8 0
33 France Eugene Chaboud 8 0
34 United Kingdom Brian Shawe Taylor 8 0
35 France Guy Mairesse 14 9 0
36 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ret Ret 9 Ret 0
37 Italy Franco Rol 9 0
38 Belgium Jacques Swaters 10 Ret 0
39 Spain Paco Godia 10 0
40 United Kingdom Bob Gerard 11 0
41 United States Harry Schell 12 Ret 0
42 United Kingdom Duncan Hamilton 12 Ret 0
France Maurice Trintignant Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
France Henri Louveau Ret 0
United Kingdom George Abecassis Ret 0
Switzerland Peter Hirt Ret 0
United States Tony Bettenhausen Ret 0
United States Duke Nalon Ret 0
United States Gene Force Ret 0
United States Sam Hanks Ret 0
United States Bill Schindler Ret 0
United States Mauri Rose Ret 0
United States Walt Faulkner Ret 0
United States Jimmy Davies Ret 0
United States Fred Agabashian Ret 0
United States Carl Scarborough Ret 0
United States Bill Mackey Ret 0
United States Chuck Stevenson Ret 0
United States Johnnie Parsons Ret 0
United States Cecil Green Ret 0
United States Troy Ruttman Ret 0
United States Duke Dinsmore Ret 0
United States Chet Miller Ret 0
United States Walt Brown Ret 0
United States Rodger Ward Ret 0
United States Cliff Griffith Ret 0
United States Bill Vukovich Ret 0
United States George Connor Ret 0
United States Mack Hellings Ret 0
United States Joe James Ret 0
United States Johnny McDowell Ret 0
France Aldo Gordini Ret 0
Argentina Onofre Marimon Ret 0
Republic of Ireland Joe Kelly Ret 0
United Kingdom Philip Fotheringham-Parker Ret 0
France David Murray Ret 0
United Kingdom John James Ret 0
Germany Paul Pietsch Ret 0
Switzerland Toni Branca Ret 0
Brazil Chico Landi Ret 0
France Georges Grignard Ret 0
Thailand Prince Bira Ret 0
United Kingdom Ken Richardson DNS 0
Pos. Driver SUI
Switzerland
MON
United States
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
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 results[change | edit source]

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

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