Formula 1 1951 French Grand Prix

data

1951-07-01
4
Reims-Gueux
Juan Fangio
Luigi Fagioli

The 1951 French Grand Prix was won by Juan Fangio of Alfa Romeo.
Despite being on pole position in France, Luigi Fagioli could not convert this into a win.
Fagioli was forced to retire in lap 55 due to: +22 Laps.

The race in France was round 4 of 8 of the 1951 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 77 3:22:11.0 5
2 77 +58.2 3
3 74 +3 Laps 4
4 73 +4 Laps 3
5 73 +4 Laps 2
6 71 +6 Laps 0
7 71 +6 Laps 0
8 69 +8 Laps 0
9 66 +11 Laps 0
10 58 +19 Laps 0
11 55 +22 Laps 0
54 Accident 0
43 Transmission 0
37 Engine 0
27 Engine 0
23 Overheating 0
11 Engine 0
10 Gearbox 0
7 Engine 0
3 Engine 0
2 Engine 0
1 Engine 0
1 Transmission 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Luigi Fagioli Alfa Romeo
2 Nino Farina Alfa Romeo
3 Alberto Ascari Ferrari
4 Luigi Villoresi Ferrari
5 Consalvo Sanesi Alfa Romeo
6 José Froilán González Ferrari
7 Juan Fangio Alfa Romeo
8 Louis Chiron Talbot-Lago
9 Reg Parnell Ferrari
10 Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago
11 Yves Cabantous Talbot-Lago
12 Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago
13 Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago
14 Eugène Chaboud Talbot-Lago
15 Onofre Marimón Maserati
16 Toulo de Graffenried Maserati
17 Aldo Gordini Simca
18 Maurice Trintignant Simca
19 Guy Mairesse Talbot-Lago
20 Peter Whitehead Ferrari
21 André Simon Simca
22 Harry Schell Maserati
23 Robert Manzon Simca

1951 French Grand Prix

The 1951 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Reims-Gueux on 1 July 1951. It was race 4 of 8 in the 1951 World Championship of Drivers and was won by Juan Manuel Fangio and Luigi Fagioli driving an Alfa Romeo. It was the first of three occasions where two drivers would be credited with a Grand Prix win after sharing a car.

The race, which also carried the honorific title of European Grand Prix, saw the World Championship debuts of Aldo Gordini, André Simon and Onofre Marimón. Fagioli's victory, his first in a World Championship race, made him the oldest driver to win a World Championship Grand Prix, a record he still holds.

This race also holds the record for the longest Formula One Grand Prix in terms of total distance needed to cover. 77 laps of the 4.856 mile Reims-Gueux circuit totaled to 373 miles.


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