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British Grand Prix 1951

The 1951 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 14 July 1951 at the Silverstone Circuit in Northamptonshire, England. It was race 5 of 8 in the 1951 World Championship of Drivers and was contested over 90 laps. The race was the first victory for José Froilán González, and was also the first of many for the Scuderia Ferrari team. Both the team and driver also achieved their first ever pole position during the weekend.

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1951 British Grand Prix
Silverstone Circuit in 1950–1951 configuration
Race details
Date14 July 1951
Official nameIV RAC British Grand Prix
LocationSilverstone Circuit
Silverstone, England
CoursePermanent racing facility
Course length4.649 km (2.888 mi)
Distance90 laps, 408.410 km (253.774 mi)
WeatherMild, Dry
Pole position
Driver
  • José Froilán González
Ferrari
Time1:43.4
Fastest lap
Driver Nino FarinaAlfa Romeo
Time1:44.0 on lap 38
Podium
First
  • José Froilán González
Ferrari
Second
  • Juan Manuel Fangio
Alfa Romeo
Third
  • Luigi Villoresi
Ferrari
Lap leaders

Entries

NoDriverEntrantConstructorChassisEngineTyre
1 Nino FarinaAlfa Romeo SpAAlfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 159BAlfa Romeo 1.5 L8 sP
2 Juan Manuel FangioAlfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 159BAlfa Romeo 1.5 L8 sP
3 Consalvo SanesiAlfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 159BAlfa Romeo 1.5 L8 sP
4 Felice BonettoAlfa RomeoAlfa Romeo 159AAlfa Romeo 1.5 L8 sP
5 Joe KellyJoe KellyAltaAlta GPAlta 1.5 L4 sD
6 Reg ParnellBRM Ltd.BRMBRM P15BRM 15 1.5 V16 sD
7 Peter WalkerBRMBRM P15BRM 15 1.5 V16 sD
8 Bob GerardBob GerardERAERA BERA 1.5 L6 sD
9 Brian Shawe-TaylorBrian Shawe-TaylorERAERA B/CERA 1.5 L6 sD
10 Luigi VilloresiScuderia FerrariFerrariFerrari 375Ferrari Type 375 4.5 V12P
11 Alberto AscariFerrariFerrari 375Ferrari Type 375 4.5 V12P
12 José Froilán GonzálezFerrariFerrari 375Ferrari Type 375 4.5 V12P
14 Peter WhiteheadG. A. VandervellFerrariFerrari 375 twFerrari Type 375 4.5 V12P
15 David MurrayScuderia AmbrosianaMaseratiMaserati 4CLT-48Maserati 4 CL 1.5 L4 sD
16 John JamesJohn JamesMaseratiMaserati 4CLT-48Maserati 4 CL 1.5 L4 sD
17 Philip Fotheringham-ParkerPhilip Fotheringham-ParkerMaseratiMaserati 4CLMaserati 4 CL 1.5 L4 sD
18 Duncan HamiltonDuncan HamiltonTalbot-LagoTalbot-Lago T26CTalbot 23CV 4.5 L6D
19 Maurice TrintignantEquipe GordiniSimca-GordiniSimca-Gordini T15Simca-Gordini 15C 1.5 L4 sE
20 Robert ManzonSimca-GordiniSimca-Gordini T15Simca-Gordini 15C 1.5 L4 sE
21 André SimonSimca-GordiniSimca-Gordini T15Simca-Gordini 15C 1.5 L4 sE
22 Louis RosierEcurie RosierTalbot-LagoTalbot-Lago T26C-DATalbot 23CV 4.5 L6D
23 Louis ChironTalbot-LagoTalbot-Lago T26CTalbot 23CV 4.5 L6D
24 Philippe ÉtancelinPhilippe ÉtancelinTalbot-LagoTalbot-Lago T26C-DATalbot 23CV 4.5 L6D
25 Johnny ClaesEcurie BelgeTalbot-LagoTalbot-Lago T26C-DATalbot 23CV 4.5 L6D
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Classification

Qualifying

PosNoDriverConstructorTimeGap
112 José Froilán GonzálezFerrari1:43.4
22 Juan Manuel FangioAlfa Romeo1:44.4+ 1.0
31 Nino FarinaAlfa Romeo1:45.0+ 1.6
411 Alberto AscariFerrari1:45.4+ 2.0
510 Luigi VilloresiFerrari1:45.8+ 2.4
63 Consalvo SanesiAlfa Romeo1:50.2+ 6.8
74 Felice BonettoAlfa Romeo1:52.0+ 8.6
814 Peter WhiteheadFerrari1:54.6+ 11.2
922 Louis RosierTalbot-Lago-Talbot1:56.0+ 12.6
108 Bob GerardERA1:57.0+ 13.6
1118 Duncan HamiltonTalbot-Lago-Talbot1:57.2+ 13.8
129 Brian Shawe-TaylorERA1:58.2+ 14.8
1323 Louis ChironTalbot-Lago-Talbot2:00.2+ 16.8
1425 Johnny ClaesTalbot-Lago-Talbot2:05.8+ 22.4
1515 David MurrayMaserati2:06.0+ 22.6
1617 Philip Fotheringham-ParkerMaserati2:13.2+ 29.8
1716 John JamesMaserati2:17.0+ 33.6
185 Joe KellyAlta2:18.4+ 35.0
197 Peter WalkerBRMNo time
206 Reg ParnellBRMNo time
DNA19 Maurice TrintignantSimca-Gordini
DNA20 Robert ManzonSimca-Gordini
DNA21 André SimonSimca-Gordini
DNA24 Philippe ÉtancelinTalbot-Lago-Talbot
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Race

PosNoDriverConstructorLapsTime/retiredGridPoints
112 José Froilán GonzálezFerrari902:42:18.218
22 Juan Manuel FangioAlfa Romeo90+51.026
310 Luigi VilloresiFerrari88+2 laps54
44 Felice BonettoAlfa Romeo87+3 laps73
56 Reg ParnellBRM85+5 laps202
63 Consalvo SanesiAlfa Romeo84+6 laps6
77 Peter WalkerBRM84+6 laps19
89 Brian Shawe-TaylorERA84+6 laps12
914 Peter WhiteheadFerrari83+7 laps8
1022 Louis RosierTalbot-Lago-Talbot83+7 laps9
118 Bob GerardERA82+8 laps10
1218 Duncan HamiltonTalbot-Lago-Talbot81+9 laps11
1325 Johnny ClaesTalbot-Lago-Talbot80+10 laps14
Ret1 Nino FarinaAlfa Romeo75Clutch31
NC5 Joe KellyAlta75Not classified18
Ret11 Alberto AscariFerrari56Gearbox4
Ret17 Philip Fotheringham-ParkerMaserati46Oil leak16
Ret15 David MurrayMaserati45Engine15
Ret23 Louis ChironTalbot-Lago-Talbot41Brakes13
Ret16 John JamesMaserati23Radiator17
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Championship standings after the race

PosDriverPoints
1 Juan Manuel Fangio21
2 Nino Farina15
23 Luigi Villoresi12
54 José Froilán González11
25 Lee Wallard9
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References

Previous race:
1951 French Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1951 season
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1951 German Grand Prix
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