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Gran Premio di Pescara

Pescara, 15 Aug 1951

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 José Froilán Gonzalez Ferrari 375 [375-3] - V12
#10 Scuderia Ferrari
12 2h 14' 59.8
2 Louis Rosier Talbot T26C-DA [110 053] 6
#26 Écurie Rosier (see note 1)
12 2h 22' 20.6
3 Philippe Étancelin Talbot T26C-DA [110 054] 6
#8 P Étancelin (see note 2)
12 2h 24' 10.0
4 Louis Chiron Talbot T26C [110 001] 6
#16 Écurie Rosier (see note 3)
12 2h 24' 28.8
5 Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 [114] - s/c V12
#24 Scuderia Ferrari
11 2h 15' 36.4
6 Toni Branca Maserati 4CLT-48 [1606] - s/c 4
#20 A Branca (see note 4)
11 2h 22' 54.2
7 Harry Schell Maserati 4CLT-48 [1598] - s/c 4
#12 Enrico Platé (see note 5)
11 2h 23' 15.6
8 David Murray Ferrari 125 [10C] - s/c V12
#28 Scuderia Ambrosiana (see note 6)
10 2h 15' 15.2
R Pierre Bouillin ("Levegh") Talbot T26C [110 005] 6
#18 P "Levegh" (see note 7)
6 Mechanical
R Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot T26C [110 009] 6
#4 Y Giraud-Cabantous (see note 8)
6 Ignition
R Alberto Ascari Ferrari 375 [375-6] - V12
#22 Scuderia Ferrari
4 Shared drive - Transmission
R Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 375 [375-6] - V12
#22 Scuderia Ferrari
4 Shared drive - Transmission
R Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] - s/c 4
#14 Enrico Platé (see note 9)
4 Gearbox
R Guy Mairesse Talbot T26C [110 002] 6
#2 Y Giraud-Cabantous (see note 10)
2 Spark plugs
R Alberto Ascari Ferrari 375 [375-2] - V12
#6 Scuderia Ferrari
0 Oil pressure
R Giovanni Bracco (F2) 2-litre Ferrari 166C [166C-02C] - V12
#30 Scuderia Guastalla
0 Mechanical

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

Qualifying
1 Alberto Ascari (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Ferrari 375 [375-2] - Ferrari V12 10m 43.6s
2 Luigi Villoresi (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Ferrari 375 [375-6] - Ferrari V12 10m 49.2s
3 Louis Chiron (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 001] - Talbot 6 11m 23.4s
4 José Froilán Gonzalez (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Ferrari 375 [375-3] - Ferrari V12 11m 41.4s
5 Louis Rosier (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 053] - Talbot 6 11m 51.0s
6 Philippe Étancelin (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C-DA [110 054] - Talbot 6 12m 19.0s
7 Pierre Bouillin ("Levegh") (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 005] - Talbot 6 12m 24.0s
8 Yves Giraud-Cabantous (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 009] - Talbot 6 13m 02.0s
9 Emmanuel de Graffenried (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1601] - Maserati s/c 4 13m 21.0s
10 Toni Branca (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1606] - Maserati s/c 4 13m 22.8s
11 Harry Schell (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48 [1598] - Maserati s/c 4 13m 31.0s
12 Guy Mairesse (4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 002] - Talbot 6 13m 33.6s
13 David Murray (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Ferrari 125 [10C] - Ferrari s/c V12 14m 19.4s
14 Peter Whitehead (4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Ferrari 125 [114] - Ferrari s/c V12 No time
15 Giovanni Bracco (F2) 2-litre Ferrari 166C [166C-02C] - Ferrari V12 No time

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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Talbot T26C [110 002] (Guy Mairesse): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 002' was raced by 'Raph' and Eugene Chaboud in 1948 and Paul Vallee and Guy Mairesse in 1950. Owned by Mairesse 1950-51; also raced by Giraud-Cabantous 1950; by Jean Blanc and Levegh 1952; and by Etancelin in 1953. In late 1953, Vallee sold the car to Doug Whiteford in Australia to replace his existing chassis '110 007'. Whiteford was surprised to discover that he'd bought an earlier model and it was 1955 before the car raced in Australia. It was sold to Ralph Snodgrass in 1956 but crashed badly at Mt Druitt in 1957. Snodgrass retained the car until 1980 when it was sold to Reg Hunt who restored it for historic events. Retained by Hunt until sold to Ron Towney in 2006.

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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