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Gran Premio de Penya Rhin

Pedralbes, 29 Oct 1950

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Alberto Ascari Ferrari 375/50 ['2'] - V12
#2 Scuderia Ferrari (see note 1)
50 2h 05' 14.8
2 Dorino Serafini Ferrari 375/50 ['1'] - V12
#6 Scuderia Ferrari (see note 2)
50 2h 06' 55.4
3 Piero Taruffi (4.5 F1) 4.1-litre Ferrari 340 ['P'] - V12
#4 Scuderia Ferrari
48 2h 07' 09.2
4 Philippe Étancelin Talbot T26C [110 008] 6
#20 P Étancelin (see note 3)
47 2h 05' 29.6
5 Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] - s/c 4
#30 Enrico Platé (see note 4)
47 2h 06' 45.6
6 Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot T26C [110 002] 6
#22 Y Giraud-Cabantous (see note 5)
46 2h 05' 21.3
7 Georges Grignard Talbot T26C [110 006] 6
#52 G Grignard (see note 6)
46 2h 06' 52.4
8 Guy Mairesse Talbot T26C-GS [110 055] 6
#24 Écurie Rosier
43 2h 05' 58.4
9 David Murray Maserati 4CLT-48 [1593] - s/c 4
#38 Scuderia Ambrosiana (see note 7)
43 2h 06' 53.6
10 Juan Jover Sañés Milan ['1'] - Speluzzi s/c 4
#50 Scuderia Milan (see note 8)
43 2h 09' 36.8
R Robert Manzon Simca-Gordini T15 [0014-GC] - T15C s/c 4
#44 Équipe Gordini (see note 9)
34 Transmission
R Peter Walker BRM V16 Mk I 'P15' [No 2] - s/c V16
#10 BRM Limited (see note 10)
33 Oil pipe
R André Simon Simca-Gordini T15 [0011-GC] - T15C s/c 4
#46 Équipe Gordini (see note 11)
31 Transmission
R Francisco Godia Sales Maserati 4CLT-50 [1612] - Speluzzi s/c 4
#48 Scuderia Milan (see note 12)
27 Engine
R Louis Chiron Maserati 4CLT-48 [1606] - s/c 4
#34 Officine Alfieri Maserati (see note 13)
19 Transmission
R Johnny Claes Talbot T26C [110 011] 6
#26 Écurie Belge (see note 14)
14 Mechanical
R Louis Rosier Talbot T26C [110 001] 6
#18 Écurie Rosier (see note 15)
10 Accident
R Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini T15 [0012-GC] - T15C s/c 4
#42 Équipe Gordini (see note 16)
10 Transmission
R "B Bira" Maserati 4CLT-48 [1598] - s/c 4
#32 Enrico Platé (see note 17)
10 Oil leak
R Luigi Chinetti Ferrari 125 - s/c V12
#16 Scuderia Ferrari (see note 18)
5 Ignition
R Franco Rol Maserati 4CLT-48 [1604] - s/c 4
#36 Officine Alfieri Maserati (see note 19)
3 Accident
R Reg Parnell BRM V16 Mk I 'P15' [No 1] - s/c V16
#8 BRM Limited (see note 20)
2 Supercharger
DNP Henri Louveau Talbot T26C-GS [110 055] 6
#24 Écurie Rosier
Did not take part in official practice
(Alternative driver)
DNA Giovanni Bracco (F2) 2-litre Ferrari 166 F2 - V12
#12 Scuderia Ferrari
Did not arrive
DNA Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 [10C] - s/c V12
#14 P N Whitehead (see note 21)
Did not arrive
DNA César Apezteguía Talbot T26C [110 007] 6
#28 Écurie France (see note 22)
Did not arrive
DNA Felice Bonetto Maserati 4CLT-48 [1611] - Speluzzi s/c 4
#40 Scuderia Milan (see note 23)
Did not arrive
DNA Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 125 - s/c V12
#54 Scuderia Ferrari
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Alberto Ascari (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Ferrari 375/50 ['2'] - Ferrari V12
2 Dorino Serafini (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Ferrari 375/50 ['1'] - Ferrari V12
3 Piero Taruffi (4.5 F1) 4.1-litre Ferrari 340 ['P'] - Ferrari V12
4 Reg Parnell (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre BRM V16 Mk I 'P15' [No 1] - BRM s/c V16
5 Peter Walker (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre BRM V16 Mk I 'P15' [No 2] - BRM s/c V16
6 Emmanuel de Graffenried (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] - Maserati s/c 4
7 Louis Rosier (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 001] - Talbot 6
8 André Simon (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Simca-Gordini T15 [0011-GC] - Simca-Gordini T15C s/c 4
9 Franco Rol (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1604] - Maserati s/c 4
10 Maurice Trintignant (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Simca-Gordini T15 [0012-GC] - Simca-Gordini T15C s/c 4
11 Philippe Étancelin (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 008] - Talbot 6
12 Louis Chiron (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1606] - Maserati s/c 4
13 Francisco Godia Sales (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-50 [1612] - Speluzzi s/c 4
14 Juan Jover Sañés (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Milan ['1'] - Speluzzi s/c 4
15 "B Bira" (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1598] - Maserati s/c 4
16 Yves Giraud-Cabantous (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 002] - Talbot 6
17 Georges Grignard (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 006] - Talbot 6
18 Robert Manzon (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Simca-Gordini T15 [0014-GC] - Simca-Gordini T15C s/c 4
19 David Murray (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1593] - Maserati s/c 4
20 Luigi Chinetti (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Ferrari 125 - Ferrari s/c V12
21 Johnny Claes (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 011] - Talbot 6
22 Guy Mairesse (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-GS [110 055] - Talbot 6

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ferrari 375/50 ['2'] (Alberto Ascari): One of the pair of Ferrari 375s introduced at the 1950 Italian GP and marked 'GP/50/1'. Believed to be Ascari's car at Monza and then used by Ascari at the first two races of 1951. Then became the team's muletto and used by Gonzales to win the British GP and by Ascari to win at the Nürburgring. Last seen when raced by Chico Landi at the Italian GP. The car stamped '2' that was later owned by Rosier appears to be a late-51 375, not this 1950 car. Subsequent history unknown.
  2. Ferrari 375/50 ['1'] (Dorino Serafini): One of the pair of Ferrari 375s introduced at the 1950 Italian GP and marked 'GP/50/1'. Believed to be Serafina's car at Monza (handed over to Ascari) and then used by Villoresi in the first few races of 1951. Crashed by Villoresi at San Remo and again at Berne five weeks later. This car does not appear to have raced thereafter as the team had thre 1951-model 375s. Subsequent history unknown.
  3. Talbot T26C [110 008] (Philippe Étancelin): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 008' was Philippe Etancelin's car in 1948 and then passed to Jean Achard November 1950. Achard moved to Brazil, taking the car, and sold it there to Pinheiro Pires who raced it in Brazil from 1951 to 1954. Remains to UK via Colin Crabbe in the 1980s and then via other UK owners to Tony Bianchi c1999. Has been raced in historics up to 2005.
  4. 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.
  5. Talbot T26C [110 002] (Yves Giraud-Cabantous): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 002' was raced by 'Raph' and Eugene Chaboud in 1948 and Paul Vallee and Guy Mairesse in 1950. Owned by Mairesse 1950-51; also raced by Giraud-Cabantous 1950; by Jean Blanc and Levegh 1952; and by Etancelin in 1953. In late 1953, Vallee sold the car to Doug Whiteford in Australia to replace his existing chassis '110 007'. Whiteford was surprised to discover that he'd bought an earlier model and it was 1955 before the car raced in Australia. It was sold to Ralph Snodgrass in 1956 but crashed badly at Mt Druitt in 1957. Snodgrass retained the car until 1980 when it was sold to Reg Hunt who restored it for historic events. Retained by Hunt until sold to Ron Towney in 2006.
  6. Talbot T26C [110 006] (Georges Grignard): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 006' was raced by Georges Grignard in 1948, by Giraud-Cabantous in 1949, Pozzi and Levegh in 1950 and by Jean Blanc in one 1951 hillclimb. Then to Ecurie Belgique in 1951 and retained to 1952. Reappeared in US ownership in 1964 and then via two further US owners to Dean Butler in 1998. Retained 2003. This car was on display at the 2006 Brussels Retro Festival honouring Ecurie Francorchamps.
  7. 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.
  8. Milan ['1'] (Juan Jover Sañés): Built during 1950 by Scuderia Milan incorporating the modifications they had previously made to Maserati 4CLT chassis. A Gilco built tubular chassis frame housed a Speluzzi 4 cylinder engine ultimately in twin supercharged form. The car was notably unsuccessful, only appearing five times in 1950, after which it disappeared from view. Its ultimate fate is unknown. No Chassis number is known for this car.
  9. 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.
  10. BRM V16 Mk I 'P15' [No 2] (Peter Walker): Raced by Peter Walker 1950-51, Ken Wharton 1952-54, Gonzalez 1952-53, Moss and Reg Parnell 1952 and by Ron Flockhart once in 1954. Damaged during Wharton's win at Glover Trophy, Goodwood Apr 1954, stripped and scrapped.
  11. Simca-Gordini T15 [0011-GC] (André Simon): Works car 1949-53, driven by Pollet 1951-53, Simon 1951, and Behra, Bira and Schell 1952. Converted to T15S sports as chassis 16S in 1952. Subsequent history unknown.
  12. Maserati 4CLT-50 [1612] (Francisco Godia Sales): Listed in Maserati records as going to Officine A. Maserati and then Scuderia Milan. It is not clear if this car ever raced.
  13. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1606] (Louis Chiron): Shown in Maserati records as going to Louis Chiron in Monte Carlo 21 Sep 1949. Raced by Chiron through 1950 then to Toni Branca for 1951 and then de Walckiers (who entered Steve Watson and Pilette) for 1952. Reappeared Italy 1960s then via chain of Italian, Belgian, Swiss, German and French owners to 1998. Owned by Bernie Ecclestone from 1998.
  14. Talbot T26C [110 011] (Johnny Claes): 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.
  15. Talbot T26C [110 001] (Louis Rosier): 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.
  16. 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.
  17. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1598] ("B Bira"): 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.
  18. Ferrari 125 (Luigi Chinetti): Roberto Vallone bought one of the old 1948/49 Tipo 125s for the 1950 season and photographs indicate that it was the original chassis 02C from 1948. Vallone returned the car angrily to Ferrari after a single race but it may have raced again as it appears, again from photographs, to be the car driven by Luigi Chinetti at Pedrables in October.
  19. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1604] (Franco Rol): Maserati records state that this car went to Franco Rol 8 Sep 1949. Raced by Rol through 1950 until Rol's crash at Pedralbes 29 Oct 1950. Then raced by Adolfo Macchieraldo 1952-54. To USA, where Marguerite Morgan entered 1957 Indianapolis 500 but driver Danny Kladis failed to qualify. Reappeared in the US in 1965 then via a chain of US, UK, Australian, South African and German owners up to 2002. Owned by Wolf-Dieter Baumann from 2002. Raced by Thomas Steinke 2007 Goodwood Revival but possibly still owned by Baumann.
  20. BRM V16 Mk I 'P15' [No 1] (Reg Parnell): Raced by Ray Sommer 1950, Reg Parnell 1950-53, Fangio 1952-53 and Gonzalez 1952. Retired after the 1953 season but retained by Owen Organisation as an exhibition car. Bought by Dan Marguiles for a Greek consortium at Christie's Motorfair auction in October 1981. Subsquently sold to the National Motor Museum Trust. Retained 2007.
  21. Ferrari 125 [10C] (Peter Whitehead): Peter Whitehead bought 10C new for 1949 and used it through 1949 and 1950 before buying a newer ex-works 125. This car was raced by Dobson in 1951 and later sold to David Murray. Whitehead later bought a 1949/50 LWB Tipo 125 renumbered 0114; it is this latter car that spent many years in the Donington Collection.
  22. Talbot T26C [110 007] (César Apezteguía): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 007' was Paul Vallee's Ecurie France car driven by Chiron 1948-49 and Apezteguia in 1950. To Tom Hawkes in Australia in 1951. From him it passed to Doug Whiteford, Rex Taylor and then a string of Australian, UK (including a loan period in the Donington Collection), Swiss, US and French owners to Bernie Ecclestone's collection in 1997. Retained 2002.
  23. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1611] (Felice Bonetto): Listed in Maserati records as going to Officine A. Maserati 7 Mar 1950 and then Scuderia Milan. Used by Milan for second Milan (Speluzzi)-engined 4CLT and raced in 1950 (for Bonetto at Monza and Godia at Barcelona) and 1951 (Marimon at Reims and Landi at Albi). Subsequent history unknown but one of the Milan-Maseratis is owned by Doreen Fielding in Scotland.

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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