I have searched, though not overly extensively, to see if I could find some info about this event but have thus far failed to find the answer to my query.
The race is well-documented and I have the Motor Sport archive to refer to but I am left puzzled by one aspect of the event.
I am trying to work out how the grid for the final was arrived at. Fangio won heat 1, Farina heat 2, but they started the final from 13th and 16th respectively. Whitehead and Trintignant started the final from the front row of the grid next to the other two Alfa Romeos but were only 8th and 5th in heat 2.
Were these positions drawn from a hat? In which case, what was the point of having two heats?
This all seems very odd and given what happened in the final, seems to be wholly appropriate.
At least it gets me away from "who were the best drivers never to win a championship?" etc etc etc.