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Dutch Grand Prix

Zandvoort, 23 Jul 1950

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Louis Rosier Talbot T26C-DA [110 051] 6
#18 Automobiles Talbot-Darracq (see note 1)
90 3h 03' 36.3
2 Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 125 - s/c V12
#6 Scuderia Ferrari (see note 2)
90 3h 04' 49.3
3 Alberto Ascari (F2) 2-litre Ferrari 166 F2 [GP1-49] - V12
#8 Scuderia Ferrari
90 3h 04' 49.8
4 Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 [10C] - s/c V12
#10 P N Whitehead (see note 3)
88
5 "B Bira" Maserati 4CLT-48 [1607] - s/c 4
#24 Enrico Platé (see note 4)
87
6 David Murray Maserati 4CLT-48 [1593] - s/c 4
#28 Scuderia Ambrosiana (see note 5)
85
7 José Froilán Gonzalez Maserati 4CLT-48 [1600] - s/c 4
#4 Scuderia Achille Varzi (see note 6)
84
R Johnny Claes Talbot T26C [110 011] 6
#14 Écurie Belge (see note 7)
77 Accident
R Philippe Étancelin Talbot T26C-DA [110 054] 6
#16 Automobiles Talbot-Darracq (see note 8)
60 Oil pipe
R Reg Parnell Maserati 4CLT-48 [1596] - s/c 4
#26 Scuderia Ambrosiana (see note 9)
42 Rear axle
R Raymond Sommer Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] 6
#12 Automobiles Talbot-Darracq (see note 10)
37 Clutch
R Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 4CLT-48 [1599] - s/c 4
#2 Scuderia Achille Varzi (see note 11)
24 Suspension
R Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot T26C-DA [110 053] 6
#20 Automobiles Talbot-Darracq (see note 12)
20 Engine
R Enrico Plate Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] - s/c 4
#22 Enrico Platé (see note 13)
1 Engine
DNP Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] - s/c 4
#22 Enrico Platé (see note 14)
Did not take part in official practice
(Alternative driver)
DNP Louis Chiron Maserati 4CLT-48 [1593] - s/c 4
#28 Scuderia Ambrosiana (see note 15)
Did not take part in official practice
(Alternative driver)

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

Qualifying
1 Raymond Sommer (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] - Talbot 6 1m 51.8s
2 Juan Manuel Fangio (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1599] - Maserati s/c 4 1m 53.0s
3 José Froilán Gonzalez (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1600] - Maserati s/c 4 1m 54.7s
4 Louis Rosier (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 051] - Talbot 6 1m 55.0s
5 Luigi Villoresi (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Ferrari 125 - Ferrari s/c V12 1m 55.0s
6 Yves Giraud-Cabantous (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 053] - Talbot 6 1m 55.2s
7 Alberto Ascari (F2) 2-litre Ferrari 166 F2 [GP1-49] - Ferrari V12 1m 56.9s
8 "B Bira" (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1607] - Maserati s/c 4 1m 57.4s
9 Philippe Étancelin (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 054] - Talbot 6 1m 57.6s
10 Reg Parnell (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1596] - Maserati s/c 4 1m 58.3s
11 Peter Whitehead (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Ferrari 125 [10C] - Ferrari s/c V12 1m 58.4s
12 Johnny Claes (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 011] - Talbot 6 1m 59.7s
13 Enrico Plate (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] - Maserati s/c 4 2m 01.4s
14 David Murray (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1593] - Maserati s/c 4 2m 08.1s

Notes on the cars:

  1. Talbot T26C-DA [110 051] (Louis Rosier): Originally a works car Rosier in 1950 and then for Fangio in Argentina that December. Raced by Grignard 1951-56 (mainly in hillclimbs), then possibly in in Clères Museum before appearing in UK historic racing with Bob Roberts 1970-71. Via two other UK owners until bought by Jim Hull (US) in 1988. Retained 1991.
  2. Ferrari 125 (Luigi Villoresi): This car was one of the new two-stage supercharged, long-wheelbase Tipo 125s built for the 1949 Italian GP and now known to have had the internal designation 'GP49'. These were numbered either 125-C-00 and 125-C-01 or 125-C-01 and 125-C-02 and it is unclear which serial applies to the car that Villoresi drove. However, it is probable that he had the same car throughout. Villoresi's car was fitted with a Tipo 275 (3.3-litre) sports car Lampredi engine at Albi. At the French GP, Villoresi was to have a 275 engine but it's not clear whether his car was even present. One of these two cars became the Thinwall Special while the other was renumbered 0114 and sold to Peter Whitehead for 1951.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1600] (José Froilán Gonzalez): Built in 1949 for Automovil Club Argentina and raced by under the ACA's "Scuderia Achille Varzi" banner Malusardi and Benedicto Campos. Raced in 1950 by Jose Froilan Gonzalez and then 1950-52 by other ACA drivers in South America. Reportedly to Venezuela then via US, Japanese and further US owners to 1996. Owned by Jean-Louis Duret from 1996. Retained 2000.
  7. 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.
  8. 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).
  9. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1596] (Reg Parnell): 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.
  10. Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] (Raymond Sommer): 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.
  11. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1599] (Juan Manuel Fangio): Built in 1949 for Automovil Club Argentina and under the ACA's "Scuderia Achille Varzi" banner raced by Fangio and others. Raced occasionally in Europe 1950 by Fangio then to South America 1950-52 for various ACA drivers. A car with this number discovered in Argentina in 2002. Owned by Daniel Sielecki (Argentina) 2002.
  12. Talbot T26C-DA [110 053] (Yves Giraud-Cabantous): 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'.
  13. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] (Enrico Plate): 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.
  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 [1593] (Louis Chiron): 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.

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' original results.

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