Belgian Grand Prix
Spa-Francorchamps, 17 Jun 1951
|1||Giuseppe Farina||Alfa Romeo 159 - s/c 8
#4 Alfa Romeo SpA
|36||2h 45m 46.2s
|2||Alberto Ascari||Ferrari 375 [375-4] - V12†
#8 Scuderia Ferrari
|36||2h 48m 37.2s
|3||Luigi Villoresi||Ferrari 375 [375-3] - V12†
#10 Scuderia Ferrari
|36||2h 50m 08.1s
|4||Louis Rosier||Talbot T26C-DA [110 053] 6†
#14 Écurie Rosier (see note 1)
|5||Yves Giraud-Cabantous||Talbot T26C [110 009] 6†
#22 Y Giraud-Cabantous (see note 2)
|6||André Pilette||Talbot T26C [110 006] 6†
#24 Écurie Belgique (see note 3)
|7||Johnny Claes||Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] 6†
#16 Écurie Belge (see note 4)
|8||Pierre Bouillin ("Levegh")||Talbot T26C [110 005] 6†
#26 P "Levegh" (see note 5)
|9||Juan Manuel Fangio||Alfa Romeo 159 - s/c 8
#2 Alfa Romeo SpA
|R||Louis Chiron||Talbot T26C [110 001] 6†
#18 Écurie Rosier (see note 6)
|R||Consalvo Sanesi||Alfa Romeo 159 - s/c 8
#6 Alfa Romeo SpA
|R||Piero Taruffi||Ferrari 375 [375-5] - V12†
#12 Scuderia Ferrari
|R||Philippe Étancelin||Talbot T26C-DA [110 054] 6†
#20 P Étancelin (see note 7)
|DNA||"B Bira"||Maserati 4CLT-48  - OSCA V12†
#28 Ecurie Siam (see note 8)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||José Froilán Gonzalez||Maserati 4CLT-48  - s/c 4
#30 Enrico Platé (see note 9)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Reg Parnell||Ferrari 375 Thin Wall Special [125-C-02] - V12†
#32 G A Vandervell (see note 10)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Louis Chiron||Maserati 4CLT-48  - s/c 4
#34 Enrico Platé (see note 11)
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 1.5-litre s/c F1 or 4.5-litre F1† unless noted.
|1||Juan Manuel Fangio||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Alfa Romeo 159 - Alfa Romeo s/c 8||4m 25.0s|
|2||Giuseppe Farina||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Alfa Romeo 159 - Alfa Romeo s/c 8||4m 28.0s|
|3||Luigi Villoresi||(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Ferrari 375 [375-3] - Ferrari V12||4m 29.0s|
|4||Alberto Ascari||(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Ferrari 375 [375-4] - Ferrari V12||4m 30.0s|
|5||Piero Taruffi||(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Ferrari 375 [375-5] - Ferrari V12||4m 32.0s|
|6||Consalvo Sanesi||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Alfa Romeo 159 - Alfa Romeo s/c 8||4m 36.0s|
|7||Louis Rosier||(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 053] - Talbot 6||4m 45.0s|
|8||Yves Giraud-Cabantous||(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 009] - Talbot 6||4m 52.0s|
|9||Louis Chiron||(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 001] - Talbot 6||5m 01.0s|
|10||Philippe Étancelin||(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 054] - Talbot 6||5m 04.0s|
|11||Johnny Claes||(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] - Talbot 6||5m 09.0s|
|12||André Pilette||(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 006] - Talbot 6||5m 16.0s|
|13||Pierre Bouillin ("Levegh")||(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 005] - Talbot 6||5m 17.0s|
Notes on the cars:
- 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'.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Maserati 4CLT-48  ("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.
- Maserati 4CLT-48  (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.
- Ferrari 375 Thin Wall Special [125-C-02] (Reg Parnell): Vandervell acquired a Tipo 125 for 1950 and entered it at the International Trophy for Ascari to drive. This car is now in the Donington Collection and is stamped 125-C-02 indicating it is one of the three 'GP49' cars but it was rebodied before the International Trophy so identifying whether it was Ascari's or Villoresi's regular car has not been possible.
- Maserati 4CLT-48  (Louis Chiron): 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.
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.
3-litre Formula 1 World Championship events 1966-1985
These 1966 to 1985 results were initially compiled by Allen Brown, but these were in the very basic form required to track individual car histories. Since then further details, such as laps completed, qualifying times and so on, have been added from Rob Ryder's extensive database.