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.
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