1951 United States A1 Grand Prix

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The 1951 United States A1 Grand Prix was the second round of the 1951 A1 Grand Prix season. Juan Manuel Fangio once again took pole for Argentina.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No. Driver Time Gap
1 2 Flag of Argentina svg.png Juan Manuel Fangio 1:59.457 Leader
2 1 Flag of Italy svg.png Luigi Villoresi 1:59.557 +0.100
3 3 Flag of France svg.png Robert Manzon 1:59.717 +0.260
4 7 Flag of Germany svg.png Hans Stuck 1:59.822 +0.365
5 17 Flag of the United States svg.png Johnnie Parsons 1:59.964 +0.507
6 8 Flag of England svg.png Stirling Moss 2:00.064 +0.607
7 11 Flag of Australia svg.png Tony Gaze 2:00.149 +0.692
8 22 Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg.png Paco Godia 2:00.179 +0.722
9 10 Flag of Ireland svg.png Joe Kelly 2:00.181 +0.724
10 6 Flag of Brazil svg.png Chico Landi 2:00.289 +0.832
11 27 Flag of Sweden svg.png Erik Lundgren 2:00.498 +1.041
12 19 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Arthur Mackenzie 2:00.511 +1.054
13 4 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Toulo de Graffenried 2:00.528 +1.071
14 13 Flag of the Dominican Republic svg.png Porfirio Rubirosa 2:00.570 +1.113
15 28 Flag of Scotland svg.png David Murray 2:00.642 +1.185
16 9 Flag of Thailand svg.png B. Bira 2:00.695 +1.238
17 26 Flag of Uruguay svg.png Alberto Uria 2:00.710 +1.253
18 21 Flag of Wales svg.png Jack Niell 2:00.717 +1.260
19 34 Flag of Portugal svg.png Fernando Mascarenhas 2:00.744 +1.283
20 16 Flag of East Germany svg.png Edgar Barth 2:00.779 +1.322
21 35 Flag of Guatemala svg.png Manfredo Lippmann 2:00.878 +1.421
22 15 Flag of Denmark svg.png Robert Nelleman 2:00.900 +1.443
23 23 Flag of Northern Ireland svg.png Desmond Titterington 2:00.918 +1.461
24 20 Flag of New Zealand svg.png Jack Tutton 2:00.986 +1.529
25 18 Flag of Belgium svg.png Johnny Claes 2:00.987 +1.530
26 5 Flag of Monaco svg.png Louis Chiron 2:01.033 +1.576
27 30 Flag of the Soviet Union svg.png Mikhail Metelev 2:01.041 +1.584
28 24 Canadian Red.svg.png Hal Robson 2:01.229 +1.772
29 14 Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Eliška Junková 2:01.391 +1.934
30 25 Flag of Finland svg.png Asser Wallenius 2:01.395 +1.938
31 12 Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Dries van der Lof 2:01.901 +2.444
32 31 Flag of Colombia svg.png Gabriel Herrera 2:02.028 +2.571
33 36 Flag of Chile svg.png Raúl Jaras 2:02.939 +3.482
34 32 Flag of Mexico svg.png Luis Leal Solaraes 2:03.764 +4.307
35 29 Flag of Venezuela svg.png Attilio Cagnasso 2:04.527 +5.070
36 33 Flag of Peru.png Luis Asteñgo Albizuri 2:04.865 +5.408

Race

Lap chart for the race.

It was another race that ended up being dominated by Fangio, though Villoresi managed to keep him honest over the first stint. Sadly as soon as he got within one second of Fangio the Italian suffered a transmission failure on lap 23 putting him down to the back from which he would plow straight into the back of Gabriel Herrera just a few laps later when the Colombian was slowly recovering to the pits with a puncture.

There were a number of other collisions, mainly towards the start of the race. Although everyone made it through the first lap in one piece, lap two saw three separate collisions at the turn seven hairpin. Asser Wallenius ran into the back of Hal Robson, putting the Canadian at the back of the field, while Luis Leal Solares and Manfredo Lippmann ran into Raul Jaras and Jack Tutton respectively, causing a retirement for Solaraes and forced pitstops for the rest involved.

As for the rest of the race, compared to the Brazilian Grand Prix, this was a rather tame affair. Passing on track was more difficult and most battles were sorted during the pitstops. There was also a significant lack of imagination in pit strategies too as asides from those that were out of sequence from unscheduled stops, everyone made their stops within a few laps of each other.

Luis Astengo Albizuri proved to be a nuisance much like his countryman, Henry Bradley was in last year's race. He earned two separate penalties for getting in the way of the leaders, most significantly he held up Manzon long enough for him to get passed by both Stuck and Moss.

Race Classification

Pos Grid No. Driver Laps Behind Points
1 1 2 Flag of Argentina svg.png Juan Manuel Fangio 51 1:48:27.202 25
2 4 7 Flag of Germany svg.png Hans Stuck 51 +19.654 20
3 6 8 Flag of England svg.png Stirling Moss 51 +21.279 16
4 3 3 Flag of France svg.png Robert Manzon 51 +24.666 13
5 5 17 Flag of the United States svg.png Johnnie Parsons 51 +31.349 11
6 10 6 Flag of Brazil svg.png Chico Landi 51 +35.527 10
7 13 4 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Toulo de Graffenried 51 +41.711 9
8 12 19 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Andy Mackenzie 51 +42.218 8
9 15 28 Flag of Scotland svg.png David Murray 51 +44.430 7
10 22 15 Flag of Denmark svg.png Robert Nelleman 51 +45.192 6
11 16 9 Flag of Thailand svg.png B. Bira 51 +48.306 5
12 17 26 Flag of Uruguay svg.png Alberto Uria 51 +55.914 4
13 11 27 Flag of Sweden svg.png Erik Lundgren 51 +56.243 3
14 19 34 Flag of Portugal svg.png Fernando Mascarenhas 51 +57.465 2
15 14 13 Flag of the Dominican Republic svg.png Porfirio Rubirosa 51 +57.802 1
16 23 23 Flag of Northern Ireland svg.png Desmond Titterington 51 +1:06.004
17 18 21 Flag of Wales svg.png Jack Niell 51 +1:08.771
18 26 5 Flag of Monaco svg.png Louis Chiron 51 +1:10.161
19 27 30 Flag of the Soviet Union svg.png Mikhail Metelev 51 +1:12.006
20 31 12 Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Dries van der Lof 51 +1:12.229
21 28 24 Canadian Red.svg.png Hal Robson 51 +1:13.565
22 29 14 Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Eliška Junková 51 +1:48.269
23 24 20 Flag of New Zealand svg.png Jack Tutton 51 +1:48.754
24 20 16 Flag of East Germany svg.png Edgar Barth 51 +2:01.592
25 21 35 Flag of Guatemala svg.png Manfredo Lippmann 50 +1 lap
26 30 25 Flag of Finland svg.png Asser Wallenius 50 +1 lap
27 25 18 Flag of Belgium svg.png Johnny Claes 50 +1 lap
28 32 31 Flag of Colombia svg.png Gabriel Herrera 49 +2 laps
29 36 33 Flag of Peru.png Luis Asteñgo Albizuri 49 +2 laps
Ret 7 11 Flag of Australia svg.png Tony Gaze 44 Header
Ret 8 22 Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg.png Paco Godia 30 Header
Ret 2 1 Flag of Italy svg.png Luigi Villoresi 26 Collision, Herrera
Ret 9 10 Flag of Ireland svg.png Joe Kelly 20 Gearbox
Ret 33 36 Flag of Chile svg.png Raúl Jaras 14 Suspension
Ret 35 29 Flag of Venezuela svg.png Attilio Cagnasso 13 Header
Ret 34 32 Flag of Mexico svg.png Luis Leal Solares 2 Collision Damage, Jaras

Fastest Lap Flag of Italy svg.png Luigi Villoresi Lap 4 1:59.904

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
25 Flag of Finland svg.png Asser Wallenius 2 2 points Causing an avoidable collision with car 24.
32 Flag of Mexico svg.png Luis Leal Solares 2 2 points Causing an avoidable collision with car 36.
35 Flag of Guatemala svg.png Manfredo Lippmann 2 2 points Causing an avoidable collision with car 20.
33 Flag of Peru.png Luis Asteñgo Albizuri 26 2 points Impeding a faster car.
31 Flag of Colombia svg.png Gabriele Herrera 40 2 points Impeding a faster car.
33 Flag of Peru.png Luis Asteñgo Albizuri 42 2 points Impeding a faster car.

Reject of the Race

ROTR - Luis Astengo Albizuri, Mobile Chicane that cost France a podium finish.