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1951 French Grand Prix (Rnd 4, Reims, June 30th-July 1st)

1951 French Grand Prix (Rnd 4, Reims, Qualifying, June 30th)
Pos Driver Team Time / Gap
 1. Juan Manuel Fangio          Alfa Romeo 159               2:25.7
 2. Giuseppe Farina             Alfa Romeo 159                 -1.7
 3. Alberto Ascari              Ferrari 375                    -2.4
 4. Luigi Villoresi             Ferrari 375                    -2.8
 5. Consalvo Sanesi             Alfa Romeo 159                 -3.2
 6. José Froilan González       Ferrari 375                    -5.1
 7. Luigi Fagioli               Alfa Romeo 159                 -7.4
 8. Louis Chiron                Talbot-Lago T26C              -18.0
 9. Reg Parnell                 Ferrari 375 TW                -18.3
10. Phillipe Étançelin          Talbot-Lago T26C-DA           -19.1
11. Yves Giraud-Cabantous       Talbot-Lago T26C              -20.0
12. Johnny Claes                Talbot-Lago T26C-DA           -20.9
13. Louis Rosier                Talbot-Lago T26C-DA           -22.3
14. Eugéne Chaboud              Talbot-Lago T26C-GS           -23.9
15. Onofré Marimón              Maserati-Milano 4CLT/50       -24.1
16. Emmanuel de Graffenried     Maserati 4CLT/48              -24.4
17. Aldo Gordini                Simca-Gordini T15             -24.6
18. Maurice Trintignant         Simca-Gordini T15             -24.6
19. Guy Mairesse                Talbot-Lago T26C 110002       -32.7
20. Peter Whitehead             Ferrari 125               {No time}
21. André Simon                 Simca-Gordini T15         {No time}
22. Harry Schell                Maserati 4CLT/48          {No time}
23. Robert Manzon               Simca-Gordini T15         {No time}
1951 French Grand Prix (Rnd 4, Reims, 77 laps, June 30th)
Pos Driver Team Time / Gap
 1  Juan Manuel Fangio/Luigi Fagioli	  Alfa Romeo 159              3h22m11.0
 2  Alberto Ascari/Jose Froilan Gonzalez  Ferrari 375 '375-4'             +58.2
 3  Luigi Villoresi                       Ferrari 375 '375-3'           +3 laps
 4  Reg Parnell                           Ferrari 375 '125-C-02'        +4 laps
 5  Giuseppe Farina           	          Alfa Romeo 159             	+4 laps
 6  Louis Chiron              	          Talbot-Lago T26C '110001'     +6 laps
 7  Yves Giraud-Cabantous     	          Talbot-Lago T26C '110009'     +6 laps
 8  Eugene Chaboud            	          Talbot-Lago T26C-GS '110058'  +8 laps
Not Classified, but still running:
    Guy Mairesse              	          Talbot-Lago T26C '110006'    +11 laps
    Consalvo Sanesi           	          Alfa Romeo 159 '159-9'       +19 laps
    Luigi Fagioli/Juan Manuel Fangio      Alfa Romeo 159               +22 laps
Did Not Finish
    Johnny Claes              	          Talbot-Lago T26C-DA '110052'  54 laps (Accident)
    Louis Rosier              	          Talbot-Lago T26C-DA '110053'  43 laps (Rear axle)
    Philippe Etancelin        	          Talbot-Lago T26C-DA '110054'  37 laps (Inlet manifold)
    Aldo Gordini                	  Simca-Gordini T11 '0004-GC'   27 laps (Valve gear)
    Harry Schell              	          Maserati 4CLT/48 '1607'       24 laps (Overheating)
    Maurice Trintignant       	          Simca-Gordini T15 '0012-GC'   11 laps (Valves)
    Alberto Ascari            	          Ferrari 375 '375-4'           10 laps (Gearbox)
    Andre Simon                  	  Simca-Gordini T15 '0011-GC'    7 laps (Engine)
    Robert Manzon             	          Simca Gordini T15 '0014-GC'    3 laps (Engine)
    Onofre Marimon            	          Maserati Milano                2 laps (Piston)
    Emmanuel de Graffenried   	          Maserati 4CLT/48 '1601'        2 laps (Transmission)
    Peter Whitehead           	          Ferrari 125 '125-114'           1 lap (Head gasket)
Fastest Lap:
      Juan Manuel Fangio                  Alfa Romeo                     2:27.8

*Notes
Shared drives:
Car #8: Fagioli (20 laps), Fangio (57 laps); points shared for 1st place.
Car #14: Gonzalez (35 laps), Ascari (42 laps). points shared for 2nd place.
Car #24: Fangio (15 laps), Fagioli (40 laps) (Fagioli rejoined the race in Fangio’s repaired car.)
Did not start:
Piero Taruffi, Ferrari 375 (did not arrive)
“B.Bira”, Maserati 4CLT/48 (did not arrive)
Brian Shawe-Taylor (entered as alternative or spare driver)
“B.Bira”, BRM P15 (listed as alternative entry)
Records:
Oldest Grand Prix winner: Luigi Fagioli (53 years, 22 days)
First Grand Prix win shared by two drivers.
First world championship Grand Prix: Aldo Gordini, André Simon and Onofre Marimón.
Final world championship drive: Luigi Fagioli (switched to sports car racing)
Race carried honorary title of “European Grand Prix.”

1951 Drivers’ Championship (Rd 4)
Pos Driver Points
 1. Juan-Manuel Fangio  15
 2. Giuseppe Farina     14
 3. Lee Wallard          9
 4. Alberto Ascari       9
 5. Luigi Villoresi      8
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