1951 German Grand Prix

Race Winner
Country
Germany
Circuit
Round
6
Laps
20
Pole
Fastest Lap
Fangio , 9m 55.8s
1951 Season
Past Results

ON July 211th the first post-war Formula I Grand Prix was staged over the marvellous Narburg Ring circuit in Germany. Alfa-Romeo ran there for the first time and were soundly beaten by the unblown Ferraris. When the ears passed after the first lap Fangio's Alfa-Rome() led from Ascari's Ferrari, Gonzalez' Ferrari, Farina's AlfaRomeo, Pietsch's Alfa-Romeo, Tamil-Vs Ferrari and Villoresi's Ferrari. Such an authority as The Au incur saw Tazio Nuvolari in sixth place, but this must have been something to do with psychic phenomena and the intensity of the racing I

Soon, however, things began to go astray for Alfa-Romeo. Pietsch went. off the road and lost time both getting back on to the course and at his pit. Bonetto also went to his pit, with incurable engine trouble. On lap 5 Aseari passed Fangio and on lap 6 Gonzalez did likewise. Fangio and Farina then made the first

of their pre-arranged fuel stops. Alfa had expected to need two tyre changes and so started on half-full tanks. but one change would proliably have suflieed. Two laps after his stiip Farina retired with a faulty gearbox. Pietselt ran off the road. After ten laps Gonzalez led Aseari by 52.4 see. These two changed roar tyres

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Qualifying

Circuit - Nurburgring

Country

Germany

Location

Nurburg, Rhineland-Palatinate

Type

Permanent road course

Length

14.167 (Miles)

Record

Jim Clark (Lotus 33-Climax), 8m24.1, 101.173 mph, F1, 1965

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