1951 Formula Libre Races


26 MarChichester Cup, Goodwood
14 MayFestival of Britain Trophy, Goodwood
14 JunCastletown Trophy, Isle of Man
21 JulKenning Trophy, Gamston
11 AugWHDCC Trophy, Boreham
29 SepWoodcote Cup, Goodwood
6 OctHastings Trophy, Castle Combe

Chichester Cup
26 March 1951 - Goodwood: 12.1 miles (2.42 miles x 5 laps)


 1    Reg Parnell		Maserati 4CLT/48	8m41.0
 2    Brian Shawe-Taylor	ERA B			8m43.6
 3    "B.Bira"			OSCA 4500G		8m52.2
 4    Bob Gerard		ERA B
 5    Johnny Claes		Talbot-Lago T26C
 6    Graham Whitehead		ERA B

Fastest Lap: Shawe-Taylor, 1m41.2


Festival of Britain Trophy
14 May 1951 - Goodwood: 57.45 km (2 x 3.830 km x 7 lap Heats, 15 lap Final)


Final
 1    Reg Parnell		Ferrari Thinwall	23m34.2, 146.245 km/h
 2    Giuseppe Farina		Maserati 4CLT		23m45
 3    Emanuel de Graffenried	Maserati 4CLT		24m17.8
 4    Brian Shawe-Taylor	ERA B-Type
 5    Duncan Hamilton		Talbot-Lago T26C
 6    Tony Rolt			Delage 15S8
      Dennis Poore		Alfa Romeo
      Claes			Talbot
      Fotheringham-Parker
      A.G.Whitehead

Fastest Lap: Parnell, 1:30.6, 152.15 km/h


Heat 1
 1    Reg Parnell		Ferrari Thinwall	144.382 km/h
 2    Emanuel de Graffenried	Maserati 4CLT		-12.4s
 3    Brian Shawe-Taylor	ERA B-Type
 4    Bob Gerard		ERA
      Duncan Hamilton		Talbot-Lago T26C
      Tony Rolt			Delage 15S8
      Goodhew			Alfa Romeo P3

Fastest Lap: Parnell, 1:32.4, 149.26 km/h


Heat 2
 1    B.Bira			OSCA			141.513 km/h
 2    Giuseppe Farina		Maserati 4CLT		-4.8s
 3    David Hampshire		Maserati 4CLT
 4    Dennis Poore		Alfa Romeo
 5    Claes			Talbot
      Fairman			Alfa Romeo
      Kelly			Alta
      Mann			Alfa Romeo Monza
      Sydney Allard		Cadillac-Allard "Mille Miglia"
      Winterbottom		Cooper 1000cc
      Harry Schell		Maserati 4CLT

Fastest Lap: Bira, 1:33.4, 147.67 km/h


Castletown Trophy
14 June 1951 - Isle of Man: 112.365 km (6.242 km x 18 laps)

Race was run simultaneously with the Manx Cup for 1100cc
supercharged and 2500 unsupercharged cars

 1 25 Reg Parnell               Maserati 4CLT           59m49s 
 2    David Murray              Maserati 4CLT           61m15, 17 laps (1 lap penalty/jump start)
 R    J V Green                 Maserati 4CL
 R    Joe Ashmore               ERA R2A

1100cc s/c and 2500cc uns/c Manx Cup
 1  1 C.G.H.F.Dunham            Alvis 12-70 Speed 20    1h03m19.0 
 2    T.M.Meyer                 HWM-Alta                1h04m35.0 
 3    J.H.Webb                  Turner                  17 laps 
 4    G.S.Shillito              Riley                   17 laps 
 5    P.J.Simpson               Healey                  17 laps 
 6    E.C.W.Stapleton           Aston Martin            16 laps 
 7    Horace Richards           Riley                   15 laps 
 8    Joe Kelly                 IRA                     14 laps 
 R  7 Barber                    Cooper
 R    Bill Aston                Cooper                  Engine
 R    Eric Brandon              Cooper 
NS    Bob Baird                 Baird Griffin-MG        Driveshaft in practice 


Qualifying (3-2-3):
      ?
      R.W.Merrick               Cooper                  DNA
      John Barber               Cooper                  DNA
      L.Leonard                 Cooper-MG               DNA - started in Empire Trophy
      R.C.Willis                Frazer Nash-BMW         DNA
      Stirling Moss             HWM                     DNA - car not ready
      Oscar Moore               HWM                     DNA - timing change broke in garage
      Peter Clark               HRG                     DNA
      E.W.K.Lund                Lea Francis             DNA
      R.W.Jacobs                MG                      DNA
      Peter Walker              Delage Special          DNA
      David Murray              ERA                     DNA
      J.V.Green                 ERA                     DNA
      M.Martin                  Maserati                DNA
      David Hampshire           Maserati                DNA



Kenning Trophy
21 July 2001 - Gamston: 152.90 km (3.058 km x 50 laps)


 1 62 Bob Gerrard               ERA                     64m30s 
 2    Ian Sutherlan             ERA                     49 laps
 3    A G Whitehead             ERA
 4 59 C J Hamilton              ERA
 5 65 Dennis Poore              Alfa Romeo P3           spark plugs
 R    David Hampshire           ERA
 R 66 R Dutt                    Maserati
 R 63 J M James                 Maserati

Qualifying (4-3-1):



WHDCC Trophy
11 August 1951 - Boreham: 72.42 km (4.828 km x 15 laps)


 1 Brian Shawe-Taylor           ERA                     34m16s, 78.8mph/126.82 kph
 2 A G Whitehead                ERA                     35m38.2
 3 T L Allard                   Allard                  36m23.4
 4 George Abecassis             HWM                     - 1 lap
 5 O Moore                      HWM



Woodcote Cup
29 September 1951 - Goodwood: 19.15 km (3.831 km x 15 laps)


 1 Giuseppe Farina 		Alfa Romeo 159		7m31, 152.61 kph
 2 Reg Parnell 			Ferrari 375 Thinwall	7m38.4
 3 Tony Rolt 			Delage-ERA 
 4 Brian Shawe-Taylor		ERA B-Type		8m9.6

Fastest Lap: Farina, 1:28.4, 155.98 kph




Hastings Trophy
6 October 1951 - Castle Combe: 18.2 miles (1.82 miles x 10 laps)


 1 Bob Gerard                   ERA                     13m35, 81.27mph 
 2 Peter Whitehead              ERA                     14m00
 3 George Abecassis             HWM
 4 Sidney Allard                Allard-Cadillac
 R Ken Wharton                  ERA                     Gearbox/fire
 ? C J Hamilton                 ERA
 ? T Seccombe                   ERA
 ? Stirling Moss                HWM
 ? Duncan Hamilton              HWM
 ? T M Meyer                    HWM
 ? Tony Rolt                    Delage Special
 ? Willment                     Ferrari

Fastest Lap: Gerrard, 1m19.2s (83.64mph)



Winfield (25 laps)


 1 Reg Parnell                  Ferrari Thinwall        34m53.4, 86.1mph 
 2 Ken Wharton                  ERA                     24 laps
 3 Graham Whitehead             ERA                     24 laps 
 4 Joe Kelly                    Alta                    24 laps 

Fastest Lap: Parnell, 1m21s (88.888mph)