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Dutch Grand Prix

Zandvoort, 22 Jul 1951

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Louis Rosier Talbot T26C-DA [110 053] 6
#16 Écurie Rosier (see note 1)
90 2h 59' 19.4
2 Philippe Étancelin Talbot T26C-DA [110 054] 6
#8 P Étancelin (see note 2)
89
3 Stirling Moss (F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['1'] - Alta 4
#28 HW Motors (see note 3)
89
4 Rudi Fischer (4.5 F1) 2.6-litre Ferrari 212 [0110] - V12
#26 Écurie Espadon
88
5 Duncan Hamilton Talbot T26C [110 011] 6
#30 J D Hamilton (see note 4)
86
6 Lance Macklin (F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['2'] - Alta 4
#24 HW Motors (see note 5)
84 Out of fuel
7 André Pilette Talbot T26C [110 006] 6
#14 Écurie Belgique (see note 6)
84 Accident
8 John Heath (F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['3'] - Alta 4
#2 HW Motors (see note 7)
82
R Johnny Claes Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] 6
#10 Écurie Belge (see note 8)
61 Engine
R Giuseppe Farina Maserati 4CLT-48 [1609] - s/c 4
#12 G Farina (see note 9)
46 Oil pipe
R Louis Chiron Talbot T26C [110 001] 6
#4 Écurie Rosier (see note 10)
41 Brakes
R Pierre Bouillin ("Levegh") Talbot T26C [110 005] 6
#18 P "Levegh" (see note 11)
37 Engine
DNP Hermann Roosdorp (F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['3'] - Alta 4
#2 HW Motors (see note 12)
Did not take part in official practice
(Alternative driver)
DNA Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 375 - V12
#6 Scuderia Ferrari
Did not arrive
DNA Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 [114] - s/c V12
#18 A G Whitehead
Did not arrive
DNA Alberto Ascari Ferrari 375 - V12
#20 Scuderia Ferrari
Did not arrive
DNA José Froilán Gonzalez Maserati 4CLT-48 [1598] - s/c 4
#22 Enrico Platé (see note 13)
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Giuseppe Farina (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1609] - Maserati s/c 4 1m 52.9s
2 Louis Chiron (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 001] - Talbot 6 1m 54.1s
3 André Pilette (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 006] - Talbot 6 1m 54.2s
4 Philippe Étancelin (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 054] - Talbot 6 1m 54.3s
5 Johnny Claes (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] - Talbot 6 1m 55.0s
6 Stirling Moss (F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['1'] - Alta 4 1m 55.2s
7 Rudi Fischer (4.5 F1) 2.6-litre Ferrari 212 [0110] - Ferrari V12 1m 55.4s
8 Louis Rosier (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 053] - Talbot 6 1m 57.2s
9 Pierre Bouillin ("Levegh") (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 005] - Talbot 6 2m 00.5s
10 Lance Macklin (F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['2'] - Alta 4 2m 00.7s
11 Duncan Hamilton (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 011] - Talbot 6 2m 01.0s
12 John Heath (F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['3'] - Alta 4 2m 11.5s

Notes on the cars:

  1. 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'.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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".
  6. Talbot T26C [110 006] (André Pilette): 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. HWM 51 ['3'] (John Heath): 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".
  8. 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.
  9. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1609] (Giuseppe Farina): Maserati records show this car going to Nino Farina on 14 Nov 1949. Driven by Farina in 1950 Argentine Temporada, at Albi 1950 and in 1951 non-championship F1 races. From Farina to the Schlumpf brothers and now in the Musée National de l'Automobile de Mulhouse. The car apparently wears the chassis plate 1602 (another Farina-owned 4CLT).
  10. Talbot T26C [110 001] (Louis Chiron): 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.
  11. Talbot T26C [110 005] (Pierre Bouillin ("Levegh")): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 005' was raced by 'Levegh' from 1948 to 1951 and by Grignard once in 1951. Retained by the works until it was sold to Otto Zipper in the US in 1957. Then to the Briggs Cunningham museum via two other US owners to Tony Wang 1988.
  12. HWM 51 ['3'] (Hermann Roosdorp): 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".
  13. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1598] (José Froilán Gonzalez): 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.

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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