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Formula 1 1951

After their domination of the 1950 series, Alfa Corse squeezed what little development was possible from their 158 design for 1951. Ferrari, however, were now fully competitive with their new 375 and won in Britain, Germany and Italy, almost beating Juan Manuel Fangio's Alfetta to the drivers' title. These two were the only competive teams, only Talbot-Lago and BRM also scoring points in World Championship races. Without the financial backing they needed for a new car, Alfa Romeo dropped out after this season and the World Championship had to be held for F2 cars in 1952 and 1953.

The 20 most significant F1 races of the 1951 season are shown below together with three of the main libre races of the year. The World Championship expanded to seven events with the addition of the German and Spanish GPs but with the Monaco GP dropping out. These events are shown in bold.

The races

11 Mar 1951 > Syracuse Grand Prix

26 Mar 1951 > Grand Prix de Pau

26 Mar 1951 > Richmond Trophy at Goodwood

22 Apr 1951 > San Remo Grand Prix

29 Apr 1951 > Bordeaux Grand Prix

05 May 1951 > International Trophy

14 May 1951 > Festival of Britain Trophy Race at Goodwood (libre) new!

20 May 1951 > Paris Grand Prix at Bois de Boulogne

27 May 1951 > Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten

02 Jun 1951 > Ulster Trophy at Dundrod

17 Jun 1951 > Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps

01 Jul 1951 > French Grand Prix at Reims

14 Jul 1951 > British Grand Prix at Silverstone

21 Jul 1951 > Kenning Trophy at Gamston Airfield (libre) new!

22 Jul 1951 > Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort

29 Jul 1951 > German Grand Prix at Nrburgring

05 Aug 1951 > Albi Grand Prix

11 Aug 1951 > Daily Mail Trophy Race at Boreham (libre) new!

15 Aug 1951 > Pescara Grand Prix

02 Sep 1951 > Bari Grand Prix

16 Sep 1951 > Italian Grand Prix at Monza

29 Sep 1951 > Goodwood Trophy

28 Oct 1951 > Spanish Grand Prix at Pedralbes

 

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