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#1 William Hunt

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Posted 07 September 2001 - 11:12

In 1951 there was a non-championship race in Buenos Aires at the Costanera Nord track. Some sources call it the President Peron GP , others the Evita Peron GP. Which one is the right name or were these 2 different races.

I would also like to know who was participating , the starting grid and finish order. I haven't found any results but I know that Mercedes was participating with at least 3 W163 cars for Juan-Manuel Fangio (I believe Fangio was Mercedes importer in his early days), Herrmann Lang & Karl Kling. José-Froilan Gonzalez was there with a Ferrari 125 .

Can anyone help me with more info.

Thanks in advance, William.

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#2 Chico Landi

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Posted 07 September 2001 - 11:33

Actually, there were two differents GPs: Juan Perón GP and Eva Perón GP, with one week difference between them. Here's the results I have:


V Gran Premio del General Juan Perón y de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires


18 February 1951 - Costanera Norte, Buenos Aires: 157.5 km (3.50 km x 45 laps)


1 Froilán González (RA) A.C.A. Ferrari 166 FL 013F (2.0 sc) 1h35m18.9, 100.34 kph
2 Hermann Lang (D) Daimler-Benz Mercedes-Benz W154/163 (3.0 sc) 1h35m35.3
3 Juan Manuel Fangio (RA) Daimler-Benz Mercedes-Benz W154/163 (3.0 sc) 1h36m10.4
4 Oscar Gálvez (RA) A.C.A. Ferrari 166 C 011F (2.0 sc) 44 laps
5 Alfredo Pian (RA) Maserati (1.5 sc) 44 laps
6 Karl Kling (D) Daimler-Benz Mercedes-Benz W154/163 (3.0 sc) 44 laps

Fastest Lap: Juan Manuel Fangio, 2m02.4 (103.11 kph)


Did Not Finish
Clemar Bucci (RA) Alfa Romeo 12C-37 51204(4.6 sc)
Carlos Menditeguy (RA) O.Gálvez Alfa Romeo 308 50017 (3.8 sc)
Viannini (RA) Viannini Maserati 4CLT 1608 (1.5 sc)
Alfredo Pián (RA) Maserati 4CLT 1599 (1.5 sc)
Jorge Daponte (RA) Maserati 4CLT 1600 (1.5 sc)


Qualifying
1 Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes-Benz W154/163 1m58.4
2 Karl Kling Mercedes-Benz W154/163 2m00.0
? Hermann Lang Mercedes-Benz W154/163 2m06

Giuseppe Farina was originally nominated to drive for Mercedes, but was replaced by Fangio
at the insistence of the race organizers. Farina lodged a formal complaint with the FIA against
the ACA.





V Gran Premio Extraordinario de Eva Duarte Perón


25 February 1951 - Costanera Norte, Buenos Aires: 157.5 km (3.50 km x 45 laps)


1 Froilán González (RA) A.C.A. Ferrari 166 FL 013F (2.0 sc) 1h35m40.6, 98.98 kph
2 Karl Kling (D) Daimler-Benz Mercedes-Benz W154/163 (3.0 sc) 1h37m53.1
3 Hermann Lang (D) Daimler-Benz Mercedes-Benz W154/163 (3.0 sc) 43 laps
4 Jorge Daponte (RA) Maserati (1.5 sc) 43 laps

Fastest Lap: Froilán González, 1m58.6 (106.2 kph)


Did Not Finish
Carlos Menditeguy (RA) O.Gálvez Alfa Romeo 308 50017 (3.8 sc) 36 laps/Fuel pipe
Juan Manuel Fangio (RA) Daimler-Benz Mercedes-Benz W154/163 (3.0 sc) 16 laps/Carburation
Oscar Gálvez (RA) A.C.A. Ferrari 166 C 011F (2.0 sc)
Alfredo Pian (RA) Maserati 4CLT (1.5 sc) 32 laps

#3 William Hunt

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Posted 07 September 2001 - 12:12

"Giuseppe Farina was originally nominated to drive for Mercedes, but was replaced by Fangio
at the insistence of the race organizers. Farina lodged a formal complaint with the FIA against
the ACA." (quote)

Did Farina drive on other occasions for Mercedes , I can't remember he ever did and I am a bit intrigued.

Where there other cases when organisers refused entrants and insisted on a replacement ?