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1951 Season
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1951 Paris GP
1950 Italian GP
1950 Swiss GP

1951 Swiss GP

1951 Indianapolis 500
1952 Swiss GP
 XI  Großer Preis der Schweiz

Event Overview • Entry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 27 May 1951
Start time14:00
Event Swiss GP
Circuit Bremgarten
Event FormatRace of 42 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#1 of 8 in 1951
#8 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps42
Circuit Perimeter7280 m
Race Distance7280 × 42 = 305.760 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherOvercast, Rain
Participants
Entries21
Qualifiers21
Finishers14
Debutants
Peter Hirt (Driver),
Rudi Fischer (Driver),
Veritas (Car Manufacturer),
Veritas (Engine Manufacturer),
Alfa Romeo 159A (Car Model),
Ferrari 212 (Car Model),
HWM 51 (Car Model),
   Veritas Meteor (Car Model),
Ecurie Espadon (Entrant),
HW Motors (Entrant),
José Froilan González (Entrant),
Peter Hirt (Entrant),
Yves Giraud-Cabantous (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 24 – 1st Fastest Lap (Car Number)
Car 24 – 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
Car 24 – 1st Win (Car Number)
Records Broken 1. Most Retirements Talbot-Lago (22),
2. Most Race Wins Juan Manuel Fangio (4),
3. Most 3rd Place Finishes Alfa Romeo (3),
4. Most Consecutive Drivers' Championship Points Scores Alfa Romeo (5),
5. Most Fastest Laps Juan Manuel Fangio (4),
6. Most Laps Led Juan Manuel Fangio (216),
7. Most 4th Place Qualifications Alfa Romeo (3),
8. Most 5th Place Qualifications Alfa Romeo (3),
9. Most 7th Place Qualifications Ferrari (3),
10. Most 8th Place Qualifications Louis Rosier (2),
11. Most 18th Place Qualifications Talbot-Lago (3),
12. Most 19th Place Qualifications Maserati (2),
13. Most 19th Place Qualifications Louis Chiron (2),
14. Most 21st Place Qualifications Talbot-Lago (2)
Records Extended 1. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Alfa Romeo (18),
2. Most Podium Finishes Alfa Romeo (14),
3. Most Race Wins Alfa Romeo (7),
4. Most Consecutive Retirements Talbot-Lago (5),
5. Most Consecutive Race Wins Alfa Romeo (5),
6. Most Fastest Laps Alfa Romeo (7),
7. Most Races Led Alfa Romeo (15),
8. Most Races Led Juan Manuel Fangio,  Nino Farina (6),
9. Most Laps Led Alfa Romeo (426),
10. Most Race Entries Talbot-Lago (43),
11. Most Race Entries Louis Rosier (8),
12. Most Perfect Weekends Alfa Romeo (7),
13. Most Perfect Weekends Juan Manuel Fangio (3),
14. Most Poles Alfa Romeo (7),
15. Most Poles Juan Manuel Fangio (5),
16. Most 2nd Place Qualifications Alfa Romeo (6),
17. Most 2nd Place Qualifications Nino Farina (4),
18. Most 7th Place Qualifications Alberto Ascari (3),
19. Most 17th Place Qualifications Maserati (5)

World Championship standings
1  Juan Manuel Fangio 9 
2  Piero Taruffi 6 
3  Nino Farina 4 
4  Consalvo Sanesi 3 
5  Emmanuel de Graffenried 2 
1  Alfa Romeo / Alfa Romeo 8 
2  Ferrari / Ferrari 6 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 24Car 24Car 24
EntrantAlfa Romeo SpAAlfa Romeo SpAAlfa Romeo SpA
Driver Juan Manuel Fangio Juan Manuel Fangio Juan Manuel Fangio
Car Alfa Romeo 159A Alfa Romeo 159A Alfa Romeo 159A
EngineAlfa Romeo 1.5 L8CAlfa Romeo 1.5 L8CAlfa Romeo 1.5 L8C
Time2:07'53.642'35.92'51.1
Speed143.444 km/h168.108 km/h153.174 km/h