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Gran Premio di Bari

Bari, 2 Sep 1951

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 159 - s/c 8
#4 Alfa Romeo SpA
65 2h 39m 58.3s
2 José Froilán Gonzalez Ferrari 375 [375-3] - V12
#10 Scuderia Ferrari
65 2h 41.11.0
3 Piero Taruffi (4.5 F1) 2.5-litre Ferrari 500/625 [500-1] 4
#20 Scuderia Ferrari (see note 1)
62 2h 40m 08.3s
4 Louis Rosier Talbot T26C-DA [110 053] 6
#6 Écurie Rosier (see note 2)
61 2h 41m 23.0s
5 Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot T26C [110 009] 6
#36 Y Giraud-Cabantous (see note 3)
60 2h 42m 09.0s
6 Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 [114] - s/c V12
#32 A G Whitehead
60 2h 42m 27.0s
7 Pierre Bouillin ("Levegh") Talbot T26C [110 005] 6
#22 P "Levegh" (see note 4)
58 2h 40m 31.2s
8 Johnny Claes Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] 6
#42 Écurie Belge (see note 5)
58 2h 40m 33.2s
9 Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] - s/c 4
#26 Enrico Platé (see note 6)
57 2h 42m 05.0s
R Robert Manzon Simca-Gordini T15 [0014-GC] - T16C s/c 4
#40 Équipe Gordini (see note 7)
39 Oil system
R Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini T15 [0012-GC] - T16C s/c 4
#14 Équipe Gordini (see note 8)
35 Piston failure
R Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 375 [375-6] - V12
#8 Scuderia Ferrari
31 Oil leak
R Alberto Ascari Ferrari 375 [375-4] - V12
#2 Scuderia Ferrari
18 Fire
R Chico Landi Maserati 4CLT-48 - s/c 4
#12 Escuderia Bandeirantes (see note 9)
15 Head gasket
R Harry Schell Maserati 4CLT-48 [1598] - s/c 4
#24 Enrico Platé (see note 10)
12 Oil leak
R Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo 159 - s/c 8
#16 Alfa Romeo SpA
8 Piston failure
R André Simon Simca-Gordini T15 [0011-GC] - T16C s/c 4
#28 Équipe Gordini (see note 11)
8 Piston failure
R Toni Branca Maserati 4CLT-48 [1606] - s/c 4
#30 A Branca (see note 12)
6 Oil pump
R Louis Chiron Talbot T26C [110 001] 6
#18 Écurie Rosier (see note 13)
5 Head gasket
DNS Stirling Moss Ferrari 125 [10C] - s/c V12
#38 Scuderia Ambrosiana (see note 14)
Did not start
(Practice accident)
DNP David Murray Ferrari 125 [10C] - s/c V12
#38 Scuderia Ambrosiana (see note 15)
Did not take part in official practice
(Alternative driver)
DNA Felice Bonetto Alfa Romeo 159 - s/c 8
#34 Alfa Romeo SpA
Did not arrive

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

Qualifying
1 Juan Manuel Fangio (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Alfa Romeo 159 - Alfa Romeo s/c 8 2m 20.2s
2 Alberto Ascari (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Ferrari 375 [375-4] - Ferrari V12 2m 21.2s
3 José Froilán Gonzalez (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Ferrari 375 [375-3] - Ferrari V12 2m 21.6s
4 Giuseppe Farina (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Alfa Romeo 159 - Alfa Romeo s/c 8 2m 21.6s
5 Luigi Villoresi (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Ferrari 375 [375-6] - Ferrari V12 2m 22.8s
6 Louis Chiron (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 001] - Talbot 6 2m 31.8s
7 Chico Landi (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 - Maserati s/c 4 2m 31.8s
8 Louis Rosier (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 053] - Talbot 6 2m 32.0s
9 André Simon (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Simca-Gordini T15 [0011-GC] - Simca-Gordini T16C s/c 4 2m 33.0s
10 Yves Giraud-Cabantous (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 009] - Talbot 6 2m 33.8s
11 Piero Taruffi (4.5 F1) 2.5-litre Ferrari 500/625 [500-1] - Ferrari 4 2m 34.2s
12 Robert Manzon (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Simca-Gordini T15 [0014-GC] - Simca-Gordini T16C s/c 4 2m 35.6s
13 Pierre Bouillin ("Levegh") (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 005] - Talbot 6 2m 36.0s
14 Maurice Trintignant (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Simca-Gordini T15 [0012-GC] - Simca-Gordini T16C s/c 4 2m 36.4s
15 Johnny Claes (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] - Talbot 6 2m 37.0s
16 Toni Branca (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1606] - Maserati s/c 4 2m 38.2s
17 Peter Whitehead (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Ferrari 125 [114] - Ferrari s/c V12 2m 39.0s
18 Emmanuel de Graffenried (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] - Maserati s/c 4 2m 41.2s
19 Harry Schell (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1598] - Maserati s/c 4 2m 44.8s
20 Stirling Moss * (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Ferrari 125 [10C] - Ferrari s/c V12 No time
 
* Did not start

Notes on the cars:

  1. Ferrari 500/625 [500-1] (Piero Taruffi): The prototype for Ferrari's 1952 F2 car was first tried out at the Pescara GP in Sep 1951 where it was fitted with a 2.5-litre version of the F2 engine and driven by Piero Taruffi. The car was also at Monza during practice for the Italian GP where Chico Landi was expected to drive it. However, he preferred to use the team's muletto Ferrari 375/50.
  2. 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'.
  3. Talbot T26C [110 009] (Yves Giraud-Cabantous): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 009' was Raymond Sommer's 1949 car and then passed to Yves Giraud-Cabantous for 1950. Driven by Giraud-Cabantous and Pierre Meyrat 1951 and next seen with Louis Girardot 1953-56 and then possibly via Serge Pozzoli to Fritz Schlumpf 1957. In Musée de l'Automobile in Mulhouse 2001, possibly numbered 110002.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Maserati 4CLT-48 (Chico Landi): It has not yet been possible to positively identify Chico Landi's Escuderia Bandeirantes Maserati 4CLT-48 at Bari in 1950. He also entered such a car at the Nürburgring and Pedralbes.
  10. 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.
  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-48 [1606] (Toni Branca): 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Ferrari 125 [10C] (Stirling Moss): 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.
  15. Ferrari 125 [10C] (David Murray): 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.

Formula 1 events 1948-1953

The results published here were compiled by David McKinney and Adam Ferrington from a range of sources including Autocourse, Motor Sport and Autosport, as well as the F1 Register's A Record of Grand Prix and Voiturette Racing Volume 5 covering 1950 and 1951. Individual car identities were then meticulously checked against their enormous libraries of books and photographs, notably Talbot-Lago de Course by Pierre Abeillon, Les Gordini by Robert Jarraud, Gordini – Un Sorcier, Une Equipe by Christian Huet and The History of English Racing Automobiles by David Weguelin.

David has also contributed extensively from his notes on car identities compiled over 40 years of research, Michael Müller has contributed immaculately researched histories of all the 1948-1950 Ferrari 125s, and Doug Nye, both through his books and his personal assistance on HWM, has also been of great help.

Please note that since David's sad death in 2014, Adam and Allen have agreed that these pages will remain unaltered from now on, as a lasting testimony to David's expertise.