1951 24 Hours of Le Mans

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1951 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 19th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 22 and 23 June 1951.

This race saw the death of French driver Jean Larivière within the opening laps of the race.

Official results[edit]

Le Mans in 1951
Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
1 S
5.0
20 United Kingdom Peter Walker United Kingdom Peter Walker
United Kingdom Peter Whitehead
Jaguar XK-120C Jaguar 3.4L I6 267
2 S
5.0
9 France Pierre Meyrat France Pierre Meyrat
France Guy Mairesse
Talbot-Lago T26 GS Talbot-Lago 4.5L I6 258
3 S
3.0
26 United Kingdom Aston Martin Ltd. United Kingdom Lance Macklin
United Kingdom Eric Thompson
Aston Martin DB2 Aston Martin 2.6L I6 257
4 S
5.0
10 France Pierre Levegh France Pierre Levegh
France René Marchand
Talbot-Lago Monoplace Decalee Talbot-Lago 4.5L I6 256
5 S
3.0
25 United Kingdom Aston Martin Ltd. United Kingdom George Abecassis
United Kingdom Brian Shawe-Taylor
Aston Martin DB2 Aston Martin 2.6L I6 255
6 S
5.0
19 United Kingdom Donald Healey Motor Company United Kingdom Tony Rolt
United Kingdom Duncan Hamilton
Nash-Healey Sport Coupe Nash 3.8L V8 255
7 S
3.0
24 United Kingdom Aston Martin Ltd. United Kingdom Reg Parnell
United Kingdom David Hampshire
Aston Martin DB2 Aston Martin 2.6L I6 252
8 S
5.0
15 United States Luigi Chinetti United States Luigi Chinetti
France Jean Lucas
Ferrari 340 America Barchetta Ferrari 4.1L V12 246
9 S
3.0
29 France Norbert Jean Mahé France Norbert Jean Mahé
France Jacques Péron
Ferrari 212 Export Ferrari 2.6L V12 244
10 S
3.0
28 United Kingdom N.H. Mann United Kingdom Nigel Mann
United Kingdom Mortimer Morris-Goodall
Aston Martin DB2 Aston Martin 2.6L I6 236
11 S
3.0
21 United Kingdom Robert Lawrie United Kingdom Robert Lawrie
United Kingdom Ivan Waller
Jaguar XK-120C Jaguar 3.4L I6 236
12 S
2.0
33 Italy Scuderia Ambrosiana Italy Don Giovanni Lurani
Italy Giovanni Bracco
Lancia Aurelia B20 GT Lancia 2.0L V6 235
13 S
3.0
27 United Kingdom P.T.C. Clark United Kingdom Peter Clark
United Kingdom James Scott-Douglas
Aston Martin DB2 Aston Martin 2.6L I6 233
14 S
2.0
35 United Kingdom Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd. United Kingdom Eric Winterbottom
United Kingdom John Marshall
Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica Bristol 2.0L I6 232
15 S
2.0
32 United States Luigi Chinetti France Yvonne Simon
United Kingdom Betty Haig
Ferrari 166MM Berlinetta Ferrari 2.0L V12 231
16 S
3.0
31 United States Charles Moran Jr. United States Charles Moran Jr.
Italy Franco Cornacchia
Ferrari 212 Export Ferrari 2.6L V12 227
17 S
5.0
11 France André Chambas France André Morel
France André Chambas
Talbot-Lago Gran Sport Barchetta Talbot-Lago 4.5L I6 226
18 S
8.0
4 United States Briggs Cunningham United States Phil Walters
United States John Fitch
Cunningham C2-R Chrysler 5.5L V8 223
19 S
2.0
34 United Kingdom M.P. Trevelyan United Kingdom Richard Stoop
United Kingdom Peter Wilson
Frazer Nash Mille Miglia Bristol 2.0L I6 217
20 S
1.1
46 Germany Porsche KG France Auguste Veuillet
France Edmond Mouche
Porsche 356/4 SL Coupe Porsche 1.1L Flat-4 210
21 S
1.1
48 France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet France René Bonnet
France Élie Bayol
DB Panhard 0.9L Flat-2 206
22 S
5.0
14 United Kingdom H.S.F. Hay United Kingdom H.S.F. Hay
United Kingdom Tommy Clarke
Bentley Corniche Bentley 4.3L I6 204
23 S
1.5
66 France Marcel Becquart France Marcel Becquart
United Kingdom Gordon Wilkins
Jowett Jupiter Jowett 1.5L Flat-4 203
24 S
750
50 France Team Renault France Francois Landon
France André Briat
Renault 4CV Renault 0.7L I4 197
25 S
750
60 France Ets. Monopole France Jean de Montrémy
France Jean Hémard
Monopole X84 Panhard 0.6L FLat-2 194
26 S
750
61 France Raymond Gaillard France Raymond Gaillard
France Pierre Chancel
Panhard Dyna X84 Panhard 0.6L Flat-2 190
27 S
750
54 France Jacques Lecat France Jacques Lecat
France Henri Senftleben
Renault 4CV Renault 0.7L I4 184
28 S
750
58 France Auguste Lachaize France Jean-Paul Colas
France Robert Schollmann
Callista RAN D120 Panhard 0.6L Flat-2 183
29 S
750
53 France Just-Emile Vernet France Just-Emile Vernet
France Jean Pairard
Renault 4CV Renault 0.7L I4 181
30 S
750
56 France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet France Michel Arnaud
France Louis Pons
DB Panhard 0.6L Flat-2 179

Did Not Finish[edit]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
31 S
8.0
2 United Kingdom S.H. Allard United Kingdom Peter Reece
United Kingdom Alfred Hitchings
Allard J2 Cadillac 5.4L V8  ?
32 S
750
51 France Team Renault France Jean-Louis Rosier
France Jean Estager
Renault 4CV Renault 0.7L I4 194
33 S
750
57 Belgium Louis Eggen Belgium Louis Eggen
France André Beaulieux
DB Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 184
34 S
750
52 France Team Renault France Jean Sandt
France Paul Moser
Renault 4CV Renault 0.7L I4 177
35 S
8.0
1 United Kingdom S.H. Allard United Kingdom Sydney Allard
United States Tom Cole Jr.
Allard J2 Cadillac 5.4L V8 134
36 S
1.1
45 Switzerland Roger Caron Switzerland Roger Caron
France André Guillard
Simca Huit Sport Simca 1.1L I4 133
37 S
5.0
17 United States Bill Spear United States William Spear
Belgium Johnny Claes
Ferrari 340 America Barchetta Ferrari 4.1L V12 132
38 S
1.5
37 France Equipe Gordini France Pierre Veyron
France Georges Monneret
Simca-Gordini T15S Gordini 1.5L I4 130
39 S
5.0
7 France Henri Louveau Argentina José Froilán González
Argentina Onofre Marimón
Talbot-Lago T26 GS Talbot-Lago 4.5L I6 128
40 S
5.0
18 United Kingdom E.R. Hall United Kingdom Eddie Hall
Italy Giuseppe Navone
Ferrari 340 America Barchetta Ferrari 4.1L V12 125
41 S
8.0
5 United States Briggs Cunningham United States George Rand
United States Fred Wacker, Jr.
Cunningham C2-R Chrysler 5.5L V8 98
42 S
5.0
6 France Louis Rosier France Louis Rosier
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Talbot-Lago T26 GS Talbot-Lago 4.5L I6 92
43 S
5.0
22 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Stirling Moss
United Kingdom Jack Fairman
Jaguar XK-120C Jaguar 3.4L I6 92
44 S
5.0
62 France Henry Leblanc France Henry Leblanc
France Robert Bertrand
Delahaye 135CS Delahaye 3.6L I6 88
45 S
1.5
43 United Kingdom George Phillips United Kingdom George Phillips
United Kingdom Alan Rippon
MG TD MG 1.3L I4 80
46 S
1.5
40 France Equipe Gordini France Jose Scaron
France Aldo Gordini
Simca-Gordini T15S Gordini 1.5L I4 77
47 S
8.0
3 United States Briggs Cunningham United States Briggs Cunningham
United States George Huntoon
Cunningham C2-R Chrysler 5.5L V8 76
48 S
2.0
64 France René Bouchard France René Bouchard
France Lucien Farnaud
Ferrari 166MM Barchetta Ferrari 2.0L V12 75
49 S
5.0
23 Italy Clemente Biondetti
United Kingdom Leslie Johnson
Italy Clemente Biondetti
United Kingdom Leslie Johnson
Jaguar XK-120C
"Biondetti Special"
Jaguar 3.4L I6 50
50 S
1.5
39 France Equipe Gordini France Maurice Trintignant
France Jean Behra
Simca-Gordini T15S Gordini 1.5L I4 49
51 S
1.5
41 United Kingdom Jowett Cars Ltd. United Kingdom Tommy Wisdom
United Kingdom Tommy Wise
Jowett Jupiter R1 (Prototype) Jowett 1.5L Flat-4 48
52 S
750
59 United States Crosley United States George Schrafft
United States Phil Stiles
Crosley Hotshot Sport Crosley 0.7L I4 40
53 S
750
49 France Jacques Poch France Jacques Poch
France Maurice Vaselle
Aero Minor Aero 0.7L I2
(2-Stroke)
40
54 S
750
55 France Satecmo France Georges Claude
France Pierre Clause
Renault 4CV Renault 0.7L I4 38
55 S
5.0
8 France Eugène Chaboud France Eugène Chaboud
France Lucien Vincent
Talbot-Lago T26 GS Talbot-Lago 4.5L I6 33
56 S
5.0
16 United States Luigi Chinetti France Pierre-Louis Dreyfus
Monaco Louis Chiron
Ferrari 340 America Barchetta Ferrari 4.1L V12 29
57 S
1.5
38 France Equipe Gordini France Robert Manzon
France André Simon
Simca-Gordini T15S Gordini 1.5L I4 26
58 S
5.0
12 France Ets. Delettrez France Jean Delettrez
France Jacques Delettrez
Delettrez Diesel Delettrez 4.5L I6
(Diesel)
24
59 S
1.5
42 United Kingdom Jowett Cars Ltd. United Kingdom Bert Hadley
United Kingdom Charles Goodacre
Jowett Jupiter Jowett 1.5L Flat-4 19
60 S
3.0
30 Belgium Johnny Claes France Jean Larivière
France André Guelfi
Ferrari 212 Export C Ferrari 2.6L V12 5

Statistics[edit]

  • Fastest Lap – #22 Stirling Moss – 4:46.8
  • Distance – 3611.193 km
  • Average Speed – 150.466 km/h

Trophy Winners[edit]

  • 17th Biennial Cup – #60 Ets. Monopole
  • Index of Performance – #60 Ets. Monopole