1951_Spanish_Grand_Prix

1951 Spanish Grand Prix

The 1951 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on October 28, 1951 at Pedralbes Circuit. This was the last race of the 1951 season.

Juan Manuel Fangio led Alberto Ascari by two points before the race. Ascari was forced to stop frequently to change his tyres and Fangio comfortably won his first drivers' title.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/retired Grid Points
1 22 Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 70 2:46:54.10 2 9
2 6 José Froilán González Ferrari 70 +54.28 3 6
3 20 Nino Farina Alfa Romeo 70 +1:45.54 4 4
4 2 Alberto Ascari Ferrari 68 +2 laps 1 3
5 24 Felice Bonetto Alfa Romeo 68 +2 laps 8 2
6 26 Toulo de Graffenried Alfa Romeo 66 +4 laps 6
7 28 Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot 64 +6 laps 20
8 34 Philippe Etancelin Talbot-Lago-Talbot 63 +7 laps 13
9 14 Robert Manzon Simca-Gordini 63 +7 laps 9
10 44 Paco Godia Maserati 60 +10 laps 17
Ret 4 Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 48 Ignition 5
Ret 16 André Simon Simca-Gordini 48 Engine 10
Ret 36 Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago-Talbot 37 Accident 15
Ret 8 Piero Taruffi Ferrari 30 Wheel 7
Ret 12 Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini 25 Engine 11
Ret 38 Georges Grignard Talbot-Lago-Talbot 23 Engine 16
Ret 32 Yves Giraud Cabantous Talbot-Lago-Talbot 7 Accident 14
Ret 30 Louis Chiron Talbot-Lago-Talbot 4 Ignition 12
Ret 18 Prince Bira Maserati-Osca 1 Engine 19
Ret 46 Juan Jover Maserati 0 Engine (DNS) 18

Notes

  • First Grand Prix: Paco Godia, Georges Grignard
  • Two drivers were fighting for the championship going into this race, with Fangio on 27 points, and Ascari on 25.
    • Fangio needed either
      • To finish ahead of Ascari
      • Ascari 3rd or lower
    • Ascari needed either
      • 1st
      • 2nd with Fangio 3rd or lower

References

''Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from The Official Formula 1 website. Retrieved on 2007-06-05..

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