1951 San Remo Grand Prix

The 1951 San Remo Grand Prix was a non-Championship Formula One motor race held on 22 April 1951 at the Autodromo di Ospedaletti, in San Remo, Liguria, Italy. It was the fourth race of the 1951 Formula One season. The 90-lap race was won by Ferrari driver Alberto Ascari, starting from pole position. Dorino Serafini finished second in a Ferrari and Rudi Fischer third, also in a Ferrari. All cars were 1.5-litre s/c F1 or 4.5-litre F1† unless noted (F2). During practice, Claes crashed his Talbot after a brake pipe broke, injuring four and killing one spectator, Antonino Cavestri.[1]

1951 San Remo Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1951 Formula One season
Circuito di Ospedaletti 1948 (San Remo Grand Prix at Ospedaletti)
Circuito di Ospedaletti 1948 (San Remo Grand Prix at Ospedaletti)
Race details
Date 22 April 1951
Official name VI Gran Premio di San Remo
Location San Remo, Liguria, Italy
Course Ospedaletti
Course length 3.380 km (2.100 mi)
Distance 90 laps, 304.200 km (186.281 mi)
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:52.0
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari
Time 1:53.8
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Ferrari

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 18   Alberto Ascari Ferrari 90 2:57:08.2 1
2 30   Dorino Serafini Ferrari 90 2:58:33.0 4
3 40   Rudi Fischer Ferrari 90 2:59:11.0 7
4 8   Harry Schell Maserati 87 + 3 Laps 8
5 16   Stirling Moss HWM-Alta 51 (F2) 85 + 5 Laps 10
6 14   Guy Mairesse Talbot-Lago 84 + 6 Laps 17
7 24   Lance Macklin HWM-Alta 51 (F2) 81 + 9 Laps 13
8 28   Henri Louveau Talbot-Lago 79 NC 15
9 10   David Murray Maserati 59 NC 12
10 4   Peter Whitehead Ferrari 56 NC 14
11 36   Louis Chiron HWM-Alta (F2) 42 NC 16
Ret 22   Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago 71 Mechanical 9
Ret 26   Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 63 Accident 2
Ret 32   Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati 60 Suspension 3
Ret 34   Reg Parnell Maserati 16 Rear Axle 11
Ret 6   Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago 8 Piston 6
Ret 20   B. Bira Maserati 5 Accident 5
DNS 2   Toni Branca Maserati
DNS 12   Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago Practice Accident
DNA 38   Giuseppe Farina Maserati Did not appear

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Antonino Cavestri from motorsportmemorial.org, last accessed on 27 October 2021.
  • Ospedaletti Circuit blog 1951
  • Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "OldRacingCars.com". Retrieved 2014-03-02. or "1951 Non-World Championship Grands Prix". Retrieved 2014-03-02.

Coordinates: 43°48′02.8″N 7°43′22.1″E / 43.800778°N 7.722806°E / 43.800778; 7.722806


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