1951 Dutch A1 Grand Prix

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The 1951 Dutch A1 Grand Prix was the third round of the 1951 season.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No. Driver Time Gap
1 10 Flag of Ireland svg.png Joe Kelly 1:25.149 Leader
2 22 Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg.png Juan Jover 1:25.397 +0.248
3 8 Flag of England svg.png Stirling Moss 1:25.449 +0.300
4 16 Flag of East Germany svg.png Edgar Barth 1:25.603 +0.454
5 1 Flag of Italy svg.png Luigi Fagioli 1:25.653 +0.504
6 5 Flag of Monaco svg.png Louis Chiron 1:25.730 +0.581
7 6 Flag of Brazil svg.png Chico Landi 1:25.960 +0.811
8 26 Flag of Uruguay svg.png Eitel Cantoni 1:25.976 +0.827
9 11 Flag of Australia svg.png Tony Gaze 1:26.029 +0.880
10 13 Flag of the Dominican Republic svg.png Porfirio Rubirosa 1:26.080 +0.931
11 7 Flag of Germany svg.png Hans Stuck 1:26.220 +1.071
12 3 Flag of France svg.png Maurice Trintignant 1:26.323 +1.174
13 27 Flag of Sweden svg.png Erik Lundgren 1:26.352 +1.203
14 2 Flag of Argentina svg.png Juan Manuel Fangio 1:26.391 +1.242
15 19 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Ernest Geering 1:26.443 +1.294
16 28 Flag of Scotland svg.png David Murray 1:26.525 +1.376
17 4 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Toulo de Graffenried 1:26.527 +1.378
18 21 Flag of Wales svg.png Charles Headland 1:26.587 +1.438
19 23 Flag of Northern Ireland svg.png Desmond Titterington 1:26.598 +1.449
20 14 Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Václav Bobek 1:26.682 +1.533
21 25 Flag of Finland svg.png Asser Wallenius 1:26.710 +1.561
22 30 Flag of the Soviet Union svg.png Mikhail Metelev 1:26.878 +1.729
23 17 Flag of the United States svg.png Johnnie Parsons 1:26.923 +1.774
24 31 Flag of Colombia svg.png Arcesio Paz 1:26.941 +1.792
25 24 Canadian Red.svg.png Hal Robson 1:26.961 +1.812
26 9 Flag of Thailand svg.png B. Bira 1:27.073 +1.924
27 34 Flag of Portugal svg.png Fernando Mascarenhas 1:27.340 +2.191
28 15 Flag of Denmark svg.png Robert Nelleman 1:27.378 +2.229
29 20 Flag of New Zealand svg.png Jack Tutton 1:27.387 +2.238
30 18 Flag of Belgium svg.png Johnny Claes 1:27.679 +2.530
31 33 Flag of Peru.png Luis Asteñgo Albizuri 1:27.879 +2.730
32 12 Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Jan Flinterman 1:27.945 +2.796
33 35 Flag of Guatemala svg.png Manfredo Lippmann 1:28.097 +2.948
34 36 Flag of Chile svg.png Raúl Jaras 1:28.680 +3.531
35 29 Flag of Venezuela svg.png Ramón López 1:29.415 +4.266
36 32 Flag of Mexico svg.png Luis Leal Solares 1:34.948 +9.799

Race

Lap Chart.

To many people's surprise, Joe Kelly managed to hold on for the win and take fastest lap on the way. He was helped out though by Juan Jover and Louis Chiron holding up the more likely threats in Stirling Moss and Luigi Fagioli. Although Fagioli managed to come out of the second round of pitstops just behind Kelly, his pace in the final stint wasn't enough to seriously threaten the Irishman until the final laps when Kelly was held up by the damaged lapped car of Mikhail Metelev. Meanwhile, Juan Manuel Fangio who had dominated the opening two races for Argentina had a rather mediocre race even considering the fact that he started down in 14th. He never looked as fast as he did in previous races and neither was he helped by slow pitstops or stubborn backmarkers, the latter twice costing him a position on track.

As usual there were a few minor collisions, two of which occurred on the opening lap. Asser Wallenius who so far this season has been a magnet for early race misfortune was pushed into the fence by Metelev forcing a pitstop for repairs followed by another pitstop for a puncture. A couple of corners later, Jan Flinterman for the home Dutch team collided with Luis Albizuri causing both to have to pit. Albizuri would come out amongst the leaders a lap down and would hold up third placed Stirling Moss for a couple of laps before knocking Edgar Barth off the track costing the East German a couple of positions, then finally he would bin his car into the barriers much to the relief of the other drivers.

Lap 22 saw Juan Jover suffer a mechanical failure while still running in second, Moss who was running right behind would slide off on Jover's oil, loosing a couple of positions and a strong chance of catching Kelly for the win. Then Chico Landi ran into Jover spinning the Spaniard around while Tony Gaze went off in avoidance. Jover managed to continue after a pitstop but he was now a lap down and down on power. Later Toulo de Graffenried would trip over Jover sending both cars into the barrier and out of the race.

The first round of pitstops saw a rather serious incident in the pitlane when Landi was released by his pit crew straight into the path of Maurice Trintignant. Landi was spun around and unwittingly knocked over a mechanic from the Italian pit crew. The mechanic was taken to hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken left leg. Both cars involved suffered minor damage, enough to force an extra pitstop while the Brazilian pit crew was placed on probation for causing the incident.

Race Classification

Pos Grid No. Driver Laps Behind Points
1 1 10 Flag of Ireland svg.png Joe Kelly 76 1:47:98.303 25
2 5 1 Flag of Italy svg.png Luigi Fagioli 76 +0.118 20
3 6 5 Flag of Monaco svg.png Louis Chiron 76 +10.085 16
4 3 8 Flag of England svg.png Stirling Moss 76 +11.949 13
5 11 7 Flag of Germany svg.png Hans Stuck 76 +13.583 11
6 10 13 Flag of the Dominican Republic svg.png Porfirio Rubirosa 76 +15.547 10
7 16 28 Flag of Scotland svg.png David Murray 76 +25.671 9
8 14 2 Flag of Argentina svg.png Juan Manuel Fangio 76 +26.734 8
9 19 23 Flag of Northern Ireland svg.png Desmond Titterington 76 +27.060 7
10 4 16 Flag of East Germany svg.png Edgar Barth 76 +38.426 6
11 13 27 Flag of Sweden svg.png Erik Lundgren 76 +40.002 5
12 20 14 Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Václav Bobek 76 +43.019 4
13 8 26 Flag of Uruguay svg.png Eitel Cantoni 76 +52.035 3
14 25 24 Canadian Red.svg.png Hal Robson 76 +57.464 2
15 12 3 Flag of France svg.png Maurice Trintignant 76 +1:00.782 1
16 30 18 Flag of Belgium svg.png Johnny Claes 76 +1:02.212
17 32 12 Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Jan Flinterman 76 +1:06.537
18 7 6 Flag of Brazil svg.png Chico Landi 76 +1:06.774
19 15 19 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Ernest Geering 76 +1:06.915
20 27 34 Flag of Portugal svg.png Fernando Mascarenhas 76 +1:07.744
21 21 25 Flag of Finland svg.png Asser Wallenius 75 +1 lap
22 9 11 Flag of Australia svg.png Tony Gaze 74 +2 laps
23 26 9 Flag of Thailand svg.png B. Bira 74 +2 laps
24 28 15 Flag of Denmark svg.png Robert Nelleman 73 Puncture
25 22 30 Flag of the Soviet Union svg.png Mikhail Metelev 73 +3 laps
26 23 17 Flag of the United States svg.png Johnnie Parsons 73 +3 laps
Ret 24 31 Flag of Colombia svg.png Arcesio Paz 67 Accident
Ret 29 20 Flag of New Zealand svg.png Jack Tutton 56 Alternator
Ret 36 32 Flag of Mexico svg.png Luis Leal Solares 45 Accident
Ret 17 4 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Toulo de Graffenried 40 Collision, Jover
Ret 2 22 Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg.png Juan Jover 39 Collision, de Graffenried
Ret 35 29 Flag of Venezuela svg.png Ramón López 39 Electrics
Ret 18 21 Flag of Wales svg.png Charles Headland 29 Gearbox
Ret 33 35 Flag of Guatemala svg.png Manfredo Lippmann 29 Engine
Ret 34 36 Flag of Chile svg.png Raúl Jaras 8 Accident Damage
Ret 31 33 Flag of Peru.png Luis Asteñgo Albizuri 7 Accident

Fastest Lap Flag of Ireland svg.png Joe Kelly 1:25.221 Lap 60

Penalty Report

Drivers receive points on their race licence if they are deemed by the stewards to be driving in an 'unsporting manner'. Points are usually given for causing avoidable collisions, pitlane infractions or impeding fastest cars while being lapped. If a driver collects 12 points throughout the season then they are given a three month ban from racing in the series. Points are reset to zero after each season. Fines can also be given.

No. Driver Lap Penalty Reason
30 Flag of the Soviet Union svg.png Mikhail Metelev 1 2 points Causing an avoidable collision with car 25.
33 Flag of Peru.png Luis Asteñgo Albizuri 1 2 points Causing an avoidable collision with car 12.
33 Flag of Peru.png Luis Asteñgo Albizuri 4 2 points Impeding a faster car.
33 Flag of Peru.png Luis Asteñgo Albizuri 5 2 points Causing an avoidable collision with car 16.
6 Flag of Brazil svg.png Pit Crew 30 $20,000 plus probation. Causing injury by unsafe release.
32 Flag of Mexico svg.png Luis Leal Solaraes 34 2 points Impeding a faster car.
4 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Toulo de Graffenried 40 3 points Causing an avoidable collision with car 22.
31 Flag of Colombia svg.png Arcesio Paz 66 2 points Impeding a faster car.
30 Flag of the Soviet Union svg.png Mikhail Metelev 75 2 points Impeding a faster car.

Reject of the Race

ROTR - Brazilian Pit Crew. Caused injury to an Italian mechanic with an unsafe release.