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The 1951 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Reims-Gueuxmarker on 1 July 1951. It was the fourth round of the 1951 Formula One season.

Classification

Pos No Nat Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8

Luigi Fagioli

Juan Manuel Fangio
Alfa Romeo 77 3:22:11.0 7 4

5
2 14

José Froilán González

Alberto Ascari
Ferrari 77 + 58.2 6 3

3
3 10 Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 74 + 3 Laps 4 4
4 26 Reg Parnell Ferrari 73 + 4 Laps 9 3
5 2 Nino Farina Alfa Romeo 73 + 4 Laps 2 2
6 42 Louis Chiron Talbot-Lago-Talbot 71 + 6 Laps 8  
7 46 Yves Giraud Cabantous Talbot-Lago-Talbot 71 + 6 Laps 11  
8 44 Eugène Chaboud Talbot-Lago-Talbot 69 + 8 Laps 14  
9 48 Guy Mairesse Talbot-Lago-Talbot 66 + 11 Laps 19  
10 6 Consalvo Sanesi Alfa Romeo 58 + 19 Laps 5  
11 24

Juan Manuel Fangio

Luigi Fagioli
Alfa Romeo 55 + 22 Laps 1  
Ret 28 Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago-Talbot 54 Accident 12  
Ret 40 Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot 43 Transmission 13  
Ret 38 Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago-Talbot 37 Engine 10  
Ret 36 Aldo Gordini Simca-Gordini 27 Engine 17  
Ret 20 Harry Schell Maseratimarker 23 Overheating 22  
Ret 32 Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini 11 Engine 18  
Ret 12 Alberto Ascari Ferrari 10 Gearbox 3  
Ret 34 André Simon Simca-Gordini 7 Engine 21  
Ret 30 Robert Manzon Simca-Gordini 3 Engine 23  
Ret 50 Onofre Marimón Maseratimarker-Milanomarker 2 Engine 15  
Ret 18 Toulo de Graffenried Maseratimarker 1 Transmission 16  
Ret 24 Peter Whitehead Ferrari 1 Engine 20  


Notes

  • Shared Drives:
    • Car #8: Fagioli (first 20 laps) then Fangio (57 laps). They shared the points for the win (Fangio scored one extra point for setting the fastest race lap).
    • Car #14: Gonzalez (first 35 laps) then Ascari (42 laps). They shared the points for 2nd position.
    • Car #24: Fangio (first 15 laps) then Fagioli (40 laps). When Fagioli rejoined the race in Fangio's car he was already 20 laps behind.
  • Designated Grand Prix of Europe for 1951.
  • First win: Luigi Fagioli
  • First Grand Prix: Aldo Gordini, André Simon, Onofre Marimón
  • Fagioli remains the oldest driver to win a grand prix.


Drivers' Championship standings after the race

Pos Driver Points
1 Juan Manuel Fangio 15
2 Nino Farina 14
3 Lee Wallard 9
4 Alberto Ascari 9
5 Luigi Villoresi 8
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.


References

Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from


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