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International Trophy

Silverstone, 5 May 1951

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Reg Parnell Ferrari 375 Thin Wall Special [125-C-02] - V12
#35 G A Vandervell (see note 1)
6 0h 16' 48.0
2 Duncan Hamilton Talbot T26C [110 011] 6
#31 J D Hamilton (see note 2)
6 0h 17' 09.0
3 Graham Whitehead ERA B Type [R10B] - s/c 6
#14 A G Whitehead (see note 3)
5
4 Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 159 - s/c 8
#1 Alfa Romeo SpA
5
5 Louis Rosier Talbot T26C-DA [110 053] 6
#33 Écurie Rosier (see note 4)
5
6 Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini T15 [0012-GC] - T15C s/c 4
#28 Équipe Gordini (see note 5)
5
7 Tony Rolt Delage 15S8 [WMG102] - ERA s/c 6
#7 R R C Walker (see note 6)
5
8 Johnny Claes Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] 6
#29 Écurie Belge (see note 7)
5
9 Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo 159 - s/c 8
#2 Alfa Romeo SpA
5
10 Felice Bonetto Alfa Romeo 159 - s/c 8
#3 Alfa Romeo SpA
5
11 Henri Louveau Talbot T26C [110 001] 6
#32 Écurie Rosier (see note 8)
5
12 Philippe Étancelin Talbot T26C-DA [110 054] 6
#34 P Étancelin (see note 9)
5
13 Geoff Richardson RRA - ERA s/c 6
#30 G N Richardson (see note 10)
5
14 Stirling Moss (F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['1'] - Alta 4
#19 HW Motors (see note 11)
5
15 Bob Gerard ERA B Type [R14B] - s/c 6
#10 F R Gerard (see note 12)
5
16 Consalvo Sanesi Alfa Romeo 159 - s/c 8
#4 Alfa Romeo SpA
5
17 "B Bira" Maserati 4CLT-48 [1607] - OSCA V12
#26 Ecurie Siam (see note 13)
5
18 Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] - s/c 4
#21 Enrico Platé (see note 14)
4
19 Harry Schell Maserati 4CLT-48 [1598] - s/c 4
#20 Enrico Platé (see note 15)
4
20 David Hampshire Maserati 4CLT-48 [1596] - s/c 4
#22 D A Hampshire (see note 16)
4
21 David Murray Maserati 4CLT-48 [1593] - s/c 4
#25 Scuderia Ambrosiana (see note 17)
4
22 Robert Manzon Simca-Gordini T15 [0014-GC] - T15C s/c 4
#27 Équipe Gordini (see note 18)
4
23 Joe Kelly Alta GP [No 3] - s/c 4
#5 J Kelly (see note 19)
3
24 Gordon Watson (F2) 2-litre Alta F2 [F2-2] 4
#8 G M Watson
3
R Philip Fotheringham-Parker ERA B Type [R5B] - s/c 6
#12 J D Hamilton & P Fotheringham-Parker
(see note 20)
2
R Edward Miles-Martin ERA A Type [R2A] - s/c 6
#9 E Miles-Martin (see note 21)
2
DNSF John James Maserati 4CLT-48 ['P1'] - s/c 4
#26 J M James (see note 22)
Did not start final
DNS Tony Gaze (F2) 2-litre Alta F2 [F2-1] 4
#6 F A O Gaze
Did not start
DNS Brian Shawe-Taylor ERA C Type [R8C] - s/c 6
#11 B N Shawe-Taylor (see note 23)
Did not start
DNS George Abecassis (F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['3'] - Alta 4
#17 HW Motors (see note 24)
Did not start
T Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 158 - s/c 8
#2 Alfa Romeo SpA
(Only used in practice)
DNA Lance Macklin (F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['2'] - Alta 4
#18 HW Motors (see note 25)
Did not arrive
DNA Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 375 - V12
#16 Scuderia Ferrari
Did not arrive
DNA Alberto Ascari Ferrari 375 - V12
#15 Scuderia Ferrari
Did not arrive
DNA John Green Maserati 4CL [1569] - s/c 4
#24 J V Green (see note 26)
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.5-litre s/c F1 or 4.5-litre F1 unless noted.

Heat 1 Laps Time Speed
1Juan Manuel Fangio150h 28' 27.0
2Reg Parnell150h 28' 30.0
3Felice Bonetto150h 29' 12.0
4Robert Manzon150h 29' 13.0
5Brian Shawe-Taylor150h 29' 40.0
6Stirling Moss150h 30' 21.0
7Louis Rosier14
8Emmanuel de Graffenried14
9Tony Rolt14
10David Murray14
11Duncan Hamilton14
12Joe Kelly14
13Edward Miles-Martin13
14Johnny Claes8
George Abecassis3
John James3
Heat 2 Laps Time Speed
1Giuseppe Farina150h 27' 51.0
2Consalvo Sanesi150h 28' 22.0
3"B Bira"150h 28' 50.0
4Bob Gerard150h 28' 52.0
5Maurice Trintignant150h 29' 06.0
6David Hampshire150h 29' 27.0
7Philippe Étancelin14
8Graham Whitehead14
9Harry Schell14
10Geoff Richardson14
11Henri Louveau14
12Philip Fotheringham-Parker14
13Tony Gaze13
14Gordon Watson13
Qualifying
1 Consalvo Sanesi (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Alfa Romeo 159 - Alfa Romeo s/c 8 1m 52.0s
2 Felice Bonetto (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Alfa Romeo 159 - Alfa Romeo s/c 8 1m 58.0s
3 Graham Whitehead (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R10B] - ERA s/c 6 1m 57.0s
4 Maurice Trintignant (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Simca-Gordini T15 [0012-GC] - Simca-Gordini T15C s/c 4 1m 57.0s
5 Bob Gerard (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R14B] - ERA s/c 6 1m 58.0s
6 Robert Manzon (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Simca-Gordini T15 [0014-GC] - Simca-Gordini T15C s/c 4 2m 00.0s
7 Brian Shawe-Taylor * (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA C Type [R8C] - ERA s/c 6 2m 01.0s
8 David Murray (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1593] - Maserati s/c 4 2m 01.0s
9 Duncan Hamilton (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 011] - Talbot 6 2m 02.0s
10 Philip Fotheringham-Parker (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R5B] - ERA s/c 6 2m 03.0s
11 Henri Louveau (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 001] - Talbot 6 2m 04.0s
12 Louis Rosier (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 053] - Talbot 6 2m 04.0s
13 Juan Manuel Fangio (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Alfa Romeo 159 - Alfa Romeo s/c 8 2m 06.0s
14 Reg Parnell (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Ferrari 375 Thin Wall Special [125-C-02] - Ferrari V12 2m 07.0s
15 Philippe Étancelin (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 054] - Talbot 6 2m 08.0s
16 Giuseppe Farina (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Alfa Romeo 159 - Alfa Romeo s/c 8 2m 09.0s
17 Edward Miles-Martin (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA A Type [R2A] - ERA s/c 6 2m 10.0s
18 Tony Gaze * (F2) 2-litre Alta F2 [F2-1] - Alta 4 2m 14.0s
19 Geoff Richardson (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre RRA - ERA s/c 6 2m 13.0s
20 Stirling Moss (F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['1'] - Alta 4 2m 15.0s
21 Tony Rolt (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Delage 15S8 [WMG102] - ERA s/c 6 2m 22.0s
22 George Abecassis * (F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['3'] - Alta 4 2m 22.0s
23 David Hampshire (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1596] - Maserati s/c 4 2m 24.0s
24 Johnny Claes (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] - Talbot 6 2m 26.0s
25 Gordon Watson (F2) 2-litre Alta F2 [F2-2] - Alta 4 2m 26.0s
26 "B Bira" (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1607] - OSCA V12 No time
27 Joe Kelly (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Alta GP [No 3] - Alta s/c 4 2m 35.0s
28 Harry Schell (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1598] - Maserati s/c 4 No time
29 Emmanuel de Graffenried (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] - Maserati s/c 4 No time
- John James (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 ['P1'] - Maserati s/c 4 2m 33.0s
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ferrari 375 Thin Wall Special [125-C-02] (Reg Parnell): Vandervell acquired a Tipo 125 for 1950 and entered it at the International Trophy for Ascari to drive. This car is now in the Donington Collection and is stamped 125-C-02 indicating it is one of the three 'GP49' cars but it was rebodied before the International Trophy so identifying whether it was Ascari's or Villoresi's regular car has not been possible.
  2. Talbot T26C [110 011] (Duncan Hamilton): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 011' was Johnny Claes car in 1948-50 and then sold to Duncan Hamilton (and Fotheringham-Parker) and raced 1951-53. Stored in France until 1955 when Hamilton sold it to Allan Freeman in New Zealand who raced it through to 1961. It was bought by Joe Hepworth in 1963 and returned to England; then via other UK and French owners until sold to Bernie Ecclestone 1996. Retained 2002.
  3. ERA B Type [R10B] (Graham Whitehead): Peter Whitehead's regular B Type from 1936 to 1952 (also driven by Peter Walker and Graham Whitehead). Then via other UK and US owners to Nick Mason who raced and demonstrated it for more than 20 years from 1980. With Paddins Dowling by 2006. Retained 2007.
  4. Talbot T26C-DA [110 053] (Louis Rosier): Built in 1950 using parts from '110 003' and raced for the works by Martin, Chaboud and Giraud-Cabantous in 1950 then by Rosier as a private entry in 1951. Driven by Trintignant for Ecurie Rosier in 1952, then Giraud-Cabantous 1952-53. Owned by Marceau Hauret 1955 and Houdayer (Paris) 1981. Raced from 1987-2000 by François d'Huart (Belgium) as '100105'.
  5. Simca-Gordini T15 [0012-GC] (Maurice Trintignant): Works car 1949 to early 1952. Driven by Trintignant (and possibly Fangio) 1951. Rebuilt 1952 as sportscar 17S and raced at Le Mans with 2.3-litre 6-cyl engine. In Musée de Gérier 1983. More recent history unknown.
  6. Delage 15S8 [WMG102] (Tony Rolt): Numbered '5' by Alan Burnard in his histories as a continuation of the works numbering but also logically 'WMG 102'. The second 1937 White Mouse Garages ifs car, using parts from ex-works 1926/27 GP 2,3 and 4 on a new chassis. Possibly not completed until acquired by Reg Parnell during the war. Driven in 1946 sprints by his nephew Roy Parnell, then by Dick Habershon in club events 1947-49 and Rob Walker (driver Tony Rolt) 1949. Fitted with E-Type ERA engine and campaigned by Walker as the ERA-Delage 1951-53, usual driver Rolt but also Peter Walker, Eric Thompson, Roy Salvadori and, in occasional sprints, Rob Walker himself. Alan Burnand in sprints 1954-56 then in historic racing with Joe Goodhew, Ray Potter, Patrick Lindsay, Anthony Mayman and, since 1993, Bruce Spollon.
  7. Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] (Johnny Claes): Built in 1950 using parts from '110 012' and raced for the works by Giraud-Cabantous, Sommer and, in Argentina, Gonzalez. To Claes for 1951 and then Ecurie Belgique (Claes and Pilette) 1952. Some differences of opinion over its ownership in the 1950s but then via UK and German owners until 1987. Next seen with Peter Mullin (USA) in 2001. Raced by Mullin at 2007 Monterey Historics.
  8. Talbot T26C [110 001] (Henri Louveau): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 001' was raced by Louis Rosier from 1948 to 1950 and then under the Ecurie Rosier banner by Pozzi in 1950; by Henri Louveau and Louis Chiron in 1951; and by Giraud-Cabantous, Chaboud and Mairesse in 1952. It was acquired by the Musée Henri Malatre at Rochetaillé, France, in 1956 and was still on display in 1990.
  9. Talbot T26C-DA [110 054] (Philippe Étancelin): Built for 1950 and raced for the works by Etancelin and Rosier, then Etancelin as a private entry 1951-54. To Terry Hall (US) 1955-57 (also driven by Ernie McAfee and Ignazio Lozano) before conversion to sportscar 1957 and then via a chain of US owners to Peter Giddings who had restored and rebodied by Steve Griswold. Raced by Giddings 1978-96 (and possibly later).
  10. RRA (Geoff Richardson): Built by Geoff Richardson using mechanical parts of an ex-works Riley raced before the war by Percy Maclure, in a new Richardson-built frame. Raced initially with the engine from the White Riley, and sometimes therefore called the ERA-Riley. Richardson continued to race the car, mainly in small English events, until 1955, replacing the engine with a 2.5 Riley in 1954 and a 2.0 Alta in 1955. The car was then dismantled but reassembled by Keith Knight, still with Alta engine, in 1965. Retained by Knight into this century.
  11. HWM 51 ['1'] (Stirling Moss): The number '1' is used here just for convenience; chassis number of this car is not known. This was one of the first pair of 1951 HWMs to appear and was Moss's car throughout the season. Tony Gaze recalls that he had Moss's regular 1951 car for 1952. This car was raced in Europe in 1952 and then went to Lex Davison in Australia who fitted a Jaguar XK120 engine. It passed to Arthur Griffiths in 1956 and Arnold Glass in 1957. After a further six Australian owners and a conversion to a sports car body, the HWM-Jaguar was owned by Ralph Hough in 2002.
  12. ERA B Type [R14B] (Bob Gerard): Johnny Wakefield 1938-39 and then Bob Gerard's main ERA from 1946 to 1953. Then via Jimmy Stuart to Donald Day in 1959. Apart from a short period, Day has owned it ever since. Recent drivers include Ted Rollason, Goff Tidball and Paul Richardson. Retained 2007.
  13. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1607] ("B Bira"): To Enrico Platé for 1949 (dated 14 Nov 1949 in Maserati records) and raced by Bira up to Geneva 1950. Car fitted with a 4450cc OSCA V12 engine for Bira for the 1951 season. The OSCA was taken to Australia in 1955 by Bira as a spare car to his 250F and sold there to Alf Harvey who raced it from 1955 to 1959. The car then went to the UK for historic racing and was bought by Tom Wheatcroft in 1971. Subsequently in the Donington Museum.
  14. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] (Emmanuel de Graffenried): To Enrico Platé for 1949 (dated 7 Mar 1949 in Maserati records) and driven by Emmanuel de Graffenried. Continued as de Graffenried's well-used car through 1950 and 1951. Probably one of two cars extensively rebuilt as Plate-Maseratis for 1952. Probably raced by Ottorino Volonterio in F2 in 1953. Sold with the sister car (probably 1598) by de Graffenried to 20th Century Fox for film work then sold again via Tom Carstens (Tacoma, WA). Subsequent history unknown.
  15. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1598] (Harry Schell): Maserati records show this car going to 'B. Bira' 23 Sep 1948. Bira raced 1948 British GP, 1949 Argentine Temporada and 1949 European season. Retained 1950 being used as Platé team car from Pescara. Raced by Harry Schell for Enrico Platé in 1951 then becoming one of two cars extensively rebuilt as Platé-Maseratis for 1952. Probably raced by Giovanni de Riu in F2 in 1953. Then sold via de Graffenried to 20th Century Fox for film work and then acquired by Tom Carstens (Tacoma, WA). Subsequent history unknown.
  16. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1596] (David Hampshire): Maserati records list this as Reg Parnell's car dated 14 Sep 1948. Raced by Parnell from 1949 to 1951, under the Scuderia Ambrosiana banner in 1950 and 1951, also by Hampshire in 1951. Sold or leased to Bobby Baird mid-1951 and then sometime after 1952 sold to Count Johnny Lurani. Lurani sold it in 1955 to Pat Hoare in New Zealand where it raced until the mid-1960s and then spent many years in the Queenstown Motor Museum. It was sold in 1982 and returned to Europe in 1989. Sold at auction a number of times in the late 1980s and 1990s. Owned by Max Lustenberger (Switzerland) from 1999. Retained 2004.
  17. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1593] (David Murray): Shown in Maserati records as Alberto Ascari's early 1948 car. To Reg Parnell 1949 for Fred Ashmore then raced in 1950 by David Hampshire and others as part of Scuderia Ambrosiana. Then David Murray's car for 1951. Crashed in practice at the Nürburgring for the 1951 German GP and not seen again.
  18. Simca-Gordini T15 [0014-GC] (Robert Manzon): Completed late 1949 and run by works for Manzon in 1950 and 1951, including in F1 events with supercharged engine. Rebuilt 1952 as sportscar 0019 and raced by Bordoni in Mille Miglia with 2.3-litre 6-cyl engine. In Musée Nationale 1983 but apparently not by 1993. More recent history unknown.
  19. Alta GP [No 3] (Joe Kelly): The third GP Alta, 'GP3', was built for Joe Kelly and raced until 1951. Then extensively modified by Kelly as his 'IRA' special. This car was later acquired by Ray Fielding and fitted with a Jaguar engine. (Sources: Directory of Historic Racing Cars, Jenkinson; Powered by Jaguar 2nd Ed 2005, Nye)
  20. ERA B Type [R5B] (Philip Fotheringham-Parker): Bira's second car, acquired in 1936 and named 'Remus' . Raced for White Mouse Stable in 1936 but used only as a back-up car 1937. Via Tony Rolt from 1938 to 1945, Ian Connell in 1946, Peter Bell (driver John Bolster) 1947-49 and others until bought by the Lindsay family in 1958. Raced by Hon Patrick Lindsay in historic events 1959-85 and, since his death, by son Ludovic Lindsay 1986-2000. Retained by the family in 2007.
  21. ERA A Type [R2A] (Edward Miles-Martin): A works 1100cc car in 1934, usually raced by Humphrey Cook and then re-engined as a 1500 for 1935 and raced mainly by Mays. Then via Nicky Embiricos, Con Pollock, HW Motors (Abecassis and Heath) 1947 and Reg Parnell (1948) to George Nixon for 1948/49. Also owned by George Hartwell, Harry Kaley and Ted Lloyd-Jones before entering historic racing in the late 1950s. Through a chain of other owners and owned by Rodney Smith (US) since 1997. Retained by his family 2007.
  22. Maserati 4CLT-48 ['P1'] (John James): In November 1950 Reg Parnell advertised a 4CLT as "virtually an English production of the 4CLT Maserati". Given the way Parnell and Maserati operated at this time, it would seem likely that the car was built from factory-supplied components but assembled in the UK for tax reasons. Roy Blomfield and John James bought this car and raced it; then it went to George Weaver in US together with Leslie Brooke's 1595. From Weaver's estate to Tom Wheatcroft by 1974 and now in the Donington Museum.
  23. ERA C Type [R8C] (Brian Shawe-Taylor): Built in 1938 using mechanical parts from R8B and raced by Earl Howe 1938 and until a crash in the 1939 International Trophy. Then to Reg Parnell for 1946, Cuth Harrison from 1947 to 1951, Brian Shawe-Taylor 1951 and 1952; then a chain of other owners until acquired in 1977 by Bruce Spollon. Rebuilt to correct C-type specs and raced from 1981 to 2003.
  24. HWM 51 ['3'] (George Abecassis): The number '3' is used to denote that this was the third 1951 car; its chassis number is not known. It is the 'third car' referred to in Denis Jenkinson's Racing Car Review and was usually raced by Heath and Abecassis. Subsequent history unknown but the chassis may have been used in another of the early HWM-Jaguar sports cars, such as "VPA 9", "XPA 748" or "2 BMF".
  25. HWM 51 ['2'] (Lance Macklin): The number '2' is used here just for convenience; the chassis number of this car is not known. This was one of the first pair of 1951 HWMs to appear and was Macklin's usual car that season. Subsequent history unknown but the chassis may have been used in another of the early HWM-Jaguar sports cars, such as "VPA 9", "XPA 748" or "2 BMF".
  26. Maserati 4CL [1569] (John Green): Delivered on 29 May 1939 to Johnny Wakefield who campaigned it successfully up to the outbreak of war. After Wakefield's death in 1942, purchased by Reg Parnell. Raced by extensively Parnell between 1946 and 1948, after which it was raced by David Murray in 1948/49. Fitted by Parnell with twin-stage supercharged engine, then Ambrosiana team spare during 1950 before passing via John Green to Bobby Baird in 1951. To George Weaver in USA, then via British, Swiss and German owners to Georg Kaufmann (Switzerland). Retained 2005

Sources

The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' orginal results.

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