Goodwood, 26 Mar 1951
|1||"B Bira"||Maserati 4CLT-48  - OSCA V12†
#20 Ecurie Siam (see note 1)
|2||Brian Shawe-Taylor||ERA B Type [R9B] - s/c 6
#27 B N Shawe-Taylor (see note 2)
|3||Duncan Hamilton||ERA B Type [R5B] - s/c 6
#28 J D Hamilton & P Fotheringham-Parker
(see note 3)
|4||Johnny Claes||Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] 6†
#30 Écurie Belge (see note 4)
|5||Stirling Moss||(F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['1'] - Alta 4
#1 HW Motors (see note 5)
|6||Graham Whitehead||ERA B Type [R10B] - s/c 6
#26 A G Whitehead (see note 6)
|7||Lance Macklin||(F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['2'] - Alta 4
#2 HW Motors (see note 7)
|R||Reg Parnell||Maserati 4CLT-48  - s/c 4
#21 R Parnell (see note 8)
|R||Bob Gerard||ERA B Type [R14B] - s/c 6
#24 F R Gerard (see note 9)
|DNS||Fred Ashmore||ERA B Type [R12B] - s/c 6
#25 R Parnell (see note 10)
|Did not start
|DNA||Bob Cowell||(F2) 2-litre Alta F2 [F2-3] 4
#31 Ecurie Cowell-Stokes
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||George Abecassis||(F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['3'] - Alta 4
#3 HW Motors (see note 11)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||David Hampshire||Maserati 4CLT-48  - s/c 4
#22 D A Hampshire (see note 12)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||John James||Maserati 4CLT-48 ['P1'] - s/c 4
#23 R M Blomfield (see note 13)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Pat Garland||Talbot T26C [110 010] 6†
#33 P A T Garland (see note 14)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Tony Rolt||Delage 15S8 [WMG102] - ERA s/c 6
#29 R R C Walker (see note 15)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||David Murray||Maserati 4CLT-48  - s/c 4
#35 Scuderia Ambrosiana (see note 16)
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 1.5-litre s/c F1 or 4.5-litre F1† unless noted.
|1||Graham Whitehead||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R10B] - ERA s/c 6|
|2||Fred Ashmore *||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R12B] - ERA s/c 6|
|3||"B Bira"||(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48  - OSCA V12|
|4||Reg Parnell||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48  - Maserati s/c 4|
|5||Duncan Hamilton||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R5B] - ERA s/c 6|
|6||Brian Shawe-Taylor||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R9B] - ERA s/c 6|
|8||Bob Gerard||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R14B] - ERA s/c 6|
|9||Stirling Moss||(F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['1'] - Alta 4|
|10||Lance Macklin||(F2) 2-litre HWM 51 ['2'] - Alta 4|
|11||Johnny Claes||(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 052] - Talbot 6|
|* Did not start|
Notes on the cars:
- 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.
- ERA B Type [R9B] (Brian Shawe-Taylor): A customer car for Denis Scribbans and then Bob Ansell up to 1949. Guest drivers included Brian Shawe-Taylor, who then bought the car and raced it 1950-51. Then via Irish and UK owners, entering historic racing in 1955. Raced by the Mann brothers from 1976 to 1993, then to Switzerland for four years, back to Peter Mann and then to Rainer Ott (Germany) in 2005. Retained 2007.
- ERA B Type [R5B] (Duncan Hamilton): Bira's second car, acquired in 1936 and named 'Remus' . Raced for White Mouse Stable in 1936 but used only as a back-up car 1937. Via Tony Rolt from 1938 to 1945, Ian Connell in 1946, Peter Bell (driver John Bolster) 1947-49 and others until bought by the Lindsay family in 1958. Raced by Hon Patrick Lindsay in historic events 1959-85 and, since his death, by son Ludovic Lindsay 1986-2000. Retained by the family in 2007.
- 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.
- 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.
- ERA B Type [R10B] (Graham Whitehead): Peter Whitehead's regular B Type from 1936 to 1952 (also driven by Peter Walker and Graham Whitehead). Then via other UK and US owners to Nick Mason who raced and demonstrated it for more than 20 years from 1980. With Paddins Dowling by 2006. Retained 2007.
- 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".
- Maserati 4CLT-48  (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.
- ERA B Type [R14B] (Bob Gerard): Johnny Wakefield 1938-39 and then Bob Gerard's main ERA from 1946 to 1953. Then via Jimmy Stuart to Donald Day in 1959. Apart from a short period, Day has owned it ever since. Recent drivers include Ted Rollason, Goff Tidball and Paul Richardson. Retained 2007.
- ERA B Type [R12B] (Fred Ashmore): Built by White Mouse Stable in 1939 on a new factory B-Type chassis and using the mechanical parts from R12C. Raced by Bira 1946-47 as 'Hanuman II' then to David Hampshire and David Murray for 1949 and 1950. Through a chain of mainly Scottish owners and then to Sam Tingle in Rhodesia in 1957. Then via Allan Gillespie back to Britain for Bill Morris in 1962. Campaigned by Morris up to 1998 then to David Wenman in 1999. Retained 2007.
- HWM 51 ['3'] (George Abecassis): 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".
- Maserati 4CLT-48  (David Hampshire): 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.
- Maserati 4CLT-48 ['P1'] (John James): In November 1950 Reg Parnell advertised a 4CLT as "virtually an English production of the 4CLT Maserati". Given the way Parnell and Maserati operated at this time, it would seem likely that the car was built from factory-supplied components but assembled in the UK for tax reasons. Roy Blomfield and John James bought this car and raced it; then it went to George Weaver in US together with Leslie Brooke's 1595. From Weaver's estate to Tom Wheatcroft by 1974 and now in the Donington Museum.
- Talbot T26C [110 010] (Pat Garland): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 010' was P A T Garland's very rarely-used car, entered for four races over that period but did not start any! Via Serge Pozzoli to Schlumpf Collection and still in Musée de l'Automobile 2001.
- Delage 15S8 [WMG102] (Tony Rolt): Numbered '5' by Alan Burnard in his histories as a continuation of the works numbering but also logically 'WMG 102'. The second 1937 White Mouse Garages ifs car, using parts from ex-works 1926/27 GP 2,3 and 4 on a new chassis. Possibly not completed until acquired by Reg Parnell during the war. Driven in 1946 sprints by his nephew Roy Parnell, then by Dick Habershon in club events 1947-49 and Rob Walker (driver Tony Rolt) 1949. Fitted with E-Type ERA engine and campaigned by Walker as the ERA-Delage 1951-53, usual driver Rolt but also Peter Walker, Eric Thompson, Roy Salvadori and, in occasional sprints, Rob Walker himself. Alan Burnand in sprints 1954-56 then in historic racing with Joe Goodhew, Ray Potter, Patrick Lindsay, Anthony Mayman and, since 1993, Bruce Spollon.
- Maserati 4CLT-48  (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.
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 Non-championship events 1966-1983
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