1951 24 Hours Le Mans

 

The 1951 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 19th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 23 and 24 June 1951. It was won by Peter Walker and Peter Whitehead in their works-entered Jaguar C-type, the first Le Mans win for the marque.

The arrival of Jaguar's and Cunningham's first purpose-built racers in direct competition with Ferrari, and the first showing for Porsche and Lancia, marked the beginning of an era of intense competition between manufacturers of sports cars. The more powerful new sport racers would develop rapidly and put a final end to luxury touring cars and their derivatives as top contenders at Le Mans. It was the final outing for Delahaye and Bentley (for 50 years) and the sports prototype tide would overwhelm Talbot-Lago in the next couple of years. The race was marred by the death of French driver Jean Larivière within the opening laps of the race.

Where we have not had a model of the car as raced through the business I've added another example of the car as an illustration (where I have one)

 

Pos

Car

No

Team

Drivers

Chassis

Engine

Laps

1

Jaguar C Type

20

 Jaguar Cars Ltd

 Peter Walker
 Peter Whitehead

Jaguar XK-120C

Jaguar 3.4L S6

267

2

1950 Talbot Lago T26 GS (example)

9

 Pierre Meyrat
(private entrant)

 Pierre Meyrat
 Guy Mairesse

Talbot-Lago T26 GS Biplace

Talbot-Lago 4.5L S6

258

3

Aston Martin DB2

26

 Aston Martin Ltd.

 Lance Macklin
 Eric Thompson

Aston Martin DB2

Aston Martin 2.6L S6

257

4

Still Looking

10

 Pierre ”Levegh”
(private entrant)

 Pierre "Levegh"
 René Marchand

Talbot-Lago T26 Monoplace Decalée

Talbot-Lago 4.5L S6

256

5

Aston Martin DB2

25

 Aston Martin Ltd.

 George Abecassis
 Brian Shawe-Taylor

Aston Martin DB2

Aston Martin 2.6L S6

255

6

Nash Healey Coupe

19

 Donald Healey Motor Company

 Tony Rolt
 Duncan Hamilton

Nash-Healey Sport Coupé

Nash 3.8L S6

255

7

Aston Martin DB2

24

 Aston Martin Ltd.

 Reg Parnell
 David Hampshire

Aston Martin DB2

Aston Martin 2.6L S6

252

8

Ferrari 340 America (example)

15

 Luigi Chinetti

 Luigi Chinetti
 Jean Lucas

Ferrari 340 America Barchetta

Ferrari 4.1L V12

246

9

Ferrari 212 (example)

29

 N.-J. Mahé
(private entrant)

 Norbert Jean Mahé
 Jacques Péron

Ferrari 212 Export Coupé

Ferrari 2.6L V12

244

10

Aston Martin DB2 (example)

28

 N.H. Mann
(private entrant)

 Nigel Mann
 Mortimer Morris-Goodall

Aston Martin DB2

Aston Martin 2.6L S6

236

11

Jaguar XK120 Roadster

21

 R. Lawrie
(private entrant)

 Rob Lawrie
 Ivan Waller

Jaguar XK-120S

Jaguar 3.4L S6

236

12

Lancia Aurelia B20

33

 Scuderia Ambrosiana

 Comte Giovanni Lurani
 Giovanni Bracco

Lancia Aurelia B20 GT

Lancia 2.0L V6

235

13

Aston Martin DB2 (example)

27

 P.T.C. Clark
(private entrant)

 Peter Clark
 James Scott-Douglas

Aston Martin DB2

Aston Martin 2.6L S6

233

14

Frazer Nash MM (example)

35

 Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd.

 Eric Winterbottom
 John Marshall

Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica

Bristol 2.0L S6

232

15

Ferrari 166 MM (example)

32

 Luigi Chinetti

 Yvonne Simon
 Betty Haig

Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta

Ferrari 2.0L V12

231

16

Ferrari 212 Export Spider

31

 Charles Moran Jr.
(private entrant)

 Charles Moran Jr.
 Franco Cornacchia

Ferrari 212 Export Spyder

Ferrari 2.6L V12

227

17

Still Looking

11

 A. Chambas
(private entrant)

 André Chambas
 André Morel

Talbot-Lago SS Spyder

Talbot-Lago 4.5L S6

226

18

Frazer Nash MM

34

 Mrs P. Trevelyan
(private entrant)

 Richard "Dickie" Stoop
 Peter Wilson

Frazer Nash Mille Miglia

Bristol 2.0L S6

217

19

Porsche 356 (example)

46

 Porsche K.G.

 Auguste Veuillet
 Edmond Mouche

Porsche 356 SL Coupe

Porsche 1086cc Flat-4

210

20

Still Looking

48

 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet

 René Bonnet
 Élie Bayol

DB Sport

Panhard 851cc Flat-2

206

21

Still Looking

66

 M. Becquart
(private entrant)

 Marcel Becquart
 Gordon Wilkins

Jowett Jupiter

Jowett 1486cc Flat-4

203

22

Renault 4CV (example)

50

 Régie Renault

 Francois Landon
 André Briat

Renault 4CV-1063

Renault 747cc S4

197

23

Still Looking

60

 Établissements Monopole

 Jean de Montrémy
 Jean Hémard

Monopole X84

Panhard 614cc FLat-2

194

24

Still Looking

61

 R. Gaillard
(private entrant)

 Raymond Gaillard
 Pierre Chancel

Panhard Dyna X84

Panhard 611cc Flat-2

190

25

Renault 4CV (example)

54

 Régie Renault

 Jacques Lecat
 Henri Senftleben

Renault 4CV-1063

Renault 747cc S4

184

26

Still Looking

58

 Auguste Lachaize
(private entrant)

 Jean-Paul Colas
 Robert Schollmann

Callista RAN D120

Panhard 611cc Flat-2

183

27

Renault 4CV (example)

53

 Régie Renault

 Just-Emile Vernet
 Jean Pairard

Renault 4CV-1063

Renault 747cc S4

181

28

Still Looking

56

 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet

 Michel Arnaud
 Louis Pons

DB Sport

Panhard 745cc Flat-2

179

DNF

Allard J2 (example)

2

 S.H. Allard

 Peter Reece
 Alfred Hitchings

Allard J2

Cadillac 5.4L V8

230

DNF

Cunningham C2R

4

 Briggs Cunningham

 John Fitch
 Phil Walters

Cunningham C2-R

Chrysler 5.5L V8

223

DNF

Bentley Embiricos (example)

14

 H.S.F. Hay
(private entrant)

 Jack ‘Zoltan’ Hay
 Tom Clarke

Bentley 4¼ Paulin

Bentley 4.3L S6

204

DNF

Renault 4CV (example)

51

 Régie Renault

 Jean-Louis Rosier
 Jean Estager

Renault 4CV-1063

Renault 0.7L I4

194

DNF

Still Looking

57

 L. Eggen
(private entrant)

 Louis Eggen
 André Beaulieux

DB Sport

Panhard 745cc Flat-2

184

DNF

Renault 4CV (example)

52

 Régie Renault

 Jean Sandt
 Paul Moser

Renault 4CV-1063

Renault 747cc S4

177

DNF

Allard J2

1

 S.H. Allard

 Sydney Allard
 Tom Cole Jr.

Allard J2

Cadillac 5.4L V8

134

DNF

Simca 8 Sport Cabrio (example)

45

 R. Caron
(private entrant)

 Roger Caron
 André Guillard

Simca Huit Sport

Simca 1090cc S4

133

DNF

Ferrari 340 America (example)

17

 William Spear
(private entrant)

 William "Bill" Spear
 Johnny Claes

Ferrari 340 America Barchetta

Ferrari 4.1L V12

132

DNF

Still Looking

37

 Equipe Gordini

 Pierre Veyron
 Georges Monneret

Gordini T15S

Simca 1495cc S4

130

DNF

1950 Talbot Lago T26 GS (example)

7

 Henri Louveau
(private entrant)

 José Froilán González
 Onofre Marimón

Talbot-Lago T26 GS Biplace

Talbot-Lago 4.5L S6

128

DNF

Ferrari 340 America (example)

18

 E.R. Hall
(private entrant)

 Eddie Hall
 Giuseppe Navone

Ferrari 340 America Barchetta

Ferrari 4.1L V12

125

DNF

Cunningham C2R (example)

5

 Briggs Cunningham

 George Rand
 Fred Wacker, Jr.

Cunningham C2-R

Chrysler 5.5L V8

98

DNF

1950 Talbot Lago T26 GS (example)

6

 Louis Rosier
(private entrant)

 Louis Rosier
 Juan Manuel Fangio

Talbot-Lago T26 GS Biplace

Talbot-Lago 4.5L S6

92

DNF

Jaguar C Type (example)

22

 Jaguar Cars Ltd
 Stirling Moss

 Stirling Moss
 Jack Fairman

Jaguar XK-120C

Jaguar 3.4L S6

92

DNF

 

62

 H. Leblanc
(private entrant)

 Henry Leblanc
 Robert Bertrand

Delahaye 135CS

Delahaye 3.6L S6

88

DNF

MG TD Roadster

43

 G.E. Phillips
(private entrant)

 George Phillips
 Alan Rippon

MG TD EX.172

MG 1250cc S4

80

DNF

Still Looking

40

 Equipe Gordini

 José Scaron
 Aldo Gordini

Gordini T15S

Simca 1495cc S4

77

DNF

Cunningham C2R (example)

3

 Briggs Cunningham

 Briggs Cunningham
 George Huntoon

Cunningham C2-R

Chrysler 5.5L V8

76

DNF

 

64

 René Bouchard
(private entrant)

 Robert Bouchard
 Lucien Farnaud

Ferrari 166 MM Barchetta

Ferrari 2.0L V12

75

DNF

Jaguar C Type (example)

23

 Jaguar Cars Ltd
 Clemente Biondetti

 Clemente Biondetti
 Leslie Johnson

Jaguar XK-120C

Jaguar 3.4L S6

50

DNF

Still Looking

39

 Equipe Gordini

 Maurice Trintignant
 Jean Behra

Gordini T15S

Simca 1495cc S4

49

DNF

Still Looking

41

 Jowett Cars Ltd.

 Tommy Wisdom
 Tommy Wise

Jowett Jupiter R1

Jowett 1486cc Flat-4

48

DNF

Still Looking

59

 Crosley Motors

 George Schrafft
 Phil Stiles

Crosley Hotshot Super Sport

Crosley 726cc S4

40

DNF

Still Looking

49

 J. Poch
(private entrant)

 Jacques Poch
 Maurice Vaselle

Aero Minor

Aero 749cc S2
(2-Stroke)

40

DNF

Renault 4CV (example)

55

 Satecmo

 Georges Claude
 Pierre Clause

Renault 4CV-1063

Renault 747cc S4

38

DNF

1950 Talbot Lago T26 GS (example)

8

 E. Chaboud
(private entrant)

 Eugène Chaboud
 Lucien Vincent

Talbot-Lago T26 GS Biplace

Talbot-Lago 4.5L S6

33

DNF

Ferrari 340 America (example)

16

 Luigi Chinetti

 Louis Chiron
 Pierre-Louis Dreyfus ("Heldé")

Ferrari 340 America Barchetta

Ferrari 4.1L V12

29

DNF

Still Looking

38

 Equipe Gordini

 Robert Manzon
 André Simon

Gordini T15S

Simca 1495cc S4

26

DNF

Still Looking

12

 Etablissements Delettrez

 Jean Delettrez
 Jacques Delettrez

Delettrez Diesel

Delettrez 4.5L S6
(Diesel)

24

DNF

Still Looking

42

 Jowett Cars Ltd.

 Bert Hadley
 Charles Goodacre

Jowett Jupiter

Jowett 1486cc Flat-4

19

DNF

Ferrari 212 (example)

30

 Johnny Claes
(private entrant)

 Jean Larivière
 André Guelfi

Ferrari 212 Export C

Ferrari 2.6L V12

5


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