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1951 Belgian Grand Prix

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Date  17 June 1951
Course length  14.12 km (8.774 mi)
Course  Grand Prix Circuit
1951 Belgian Grand Prix
Official name  XIII GROTE PRIJS VAN BELGIE
Location  Spa-Francorchamps, Spa, Belgium
Distance  36 laps, 508.320 km (315.864 mi)

The 1951 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 17 June 1951 at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. It was the third round of the 1951 World Drivers' Championship.

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Despite there being just 13 starters representing 3 makes of car, the race attracted a record crowd. There were a further 3 entries, including 2 Maseratis, which did not attend the event. Fangio had a new suspension with special wheels, which had to be concave to make room for the brake drums. These proved an expensive novelty. At his first pit stop, they jammed and his stop lasted over 14 minutes. Farina's Alfa Romeo dominated, holding off the Ferraris of Ascari and Villoresi. A lightning stop of 39 seconds for wheel change and refuelling preserved his lead until the finish.

Championship standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
  • Note: Only the top five positions are listed. Only the best 4 results counted towards the Championship.
  • References

    1951 Belgian Grand Prix Wikipedia


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