1950 Formula One season

sports season

The 1950 Formula One season was the first edition of the championship. The champion was Giussepe Farina in a close battle.

Grands PrixEdit

Rnd Date Race Track Winner Winning Constructor Tyre
1 May 13   RAC British Grand Prix
XI Grand Prix d'Europe
Silverstone Circuit   Nino Farina   Alfa Romeo P
2 May 21   Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco Circuit de Monaco   Juan Manuel Fangio   Alfa Romeo P
3 May 30   Indianapolis International Motor Sweepstakes Indianapolis Motor Speedway   Johnnie Parsons   Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser F
4 June 4   Großer Preis der Schweiz Circuit Bremgarten   Nino Farina   Alfa Romeo P
5 June 18   Grand Prix de Belgique Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps   Juan Manuel Fangio   Alfa Romeo P
6 July 2   Grand Prix de l'ACF Reims-Gueux   Juan Manuel Fangio   Alfa Romeo P
7 September 3   Gran Premio d'Italia Autodromo Nazionale di Monza   Nino Farina   Alfa Romeo P

Teams and DriversEdit

Driver line-upsEdit

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver
  Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 158/50 Alfa Romeo 1.5 L8 Supercharged P   Giuseppe Farina
  Juan Manuel Fangio
  Luigi Fagioli
  Reg Parnell
  Consalvo Sanesi
  Piero Taruffi
  Scuderia Achille Varzi Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 1.5 L4 Supercharged P   José Froilán González
  Nello Pagani
4CL   Toni Branca
  Ecurie Belge Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 D   Johnny Claes
  Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari 1.5 V12 Supercharged P   Luigi Villoresi
275 Ferrari 3.3 V12   Alberto Ascari
375 Ferrari 4.5 V12   Dorino Serafini
  Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 1.5 L4 Supercharged P   Franco Rol
  Louis Chiron
  Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 1.5 L4 Supercharged D   David Hampshire
  David Murray
  Reg Parnell
  Automobiles Talbot-Darracq Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 D   Yves Giraud-Cabantous
  Eugène Martin
  Louis Rosier
  Philippe Étancelin
  Raymond Sommer
  Raymond Sommer Ferrari 125 Ferrari 1.5 V12 Supercharged P   Raymond Sommer
166/F2/50 Ferrari 2.0 V12
Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 D
  English Racing Automobiles ERA E ERA 1.5 L6 Supercharged D   Leslie Johnson
  Horschell Racing Corporation Cooper T12 JAP 1.1 V2 D   Harry Schell
  Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 Ferrari 1.5 V12 Supercharged D   Peter Whitehead
  Peter Walker ERA E ERA 1.5 L6 Supercharged D   Peter Walker
  Tony Rolt
  Joe Fry Maserati 4CL Maserati 1.5 L4 Supercharged D   Joe Fry
  Brian Shawe-Taylor
  Equipe Simca-Gordini Simca-Gordini Simca-Gordini 15 Gordini 1.5 L4 Supercharged E   Robert Manzon
  Maurice Trintignant
  TC Harrison ERA C ERA 1.5 L6 Supercharged D   Cuth Harrison
  FR Gerard ERA B ERA 1.5 L6 Supercharged D   Bob Gerard
A
  Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 D   Philippe Étancelin
  Eugène Chaboud
  Ecurie Rosier Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 D   Louis Rosier
  Henri Louveau
  Ecurie Lutetia Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 D   Eugène Chaboud
  Enrico Platé Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 1.5 L4 Supercharged P   Toulo de Graffenried
  B. Bira
  Clemente Biondetti Ferrari 166I Jaguar 3.4 L6 ?   Clemente Biondetti
  Pierre Levegh Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 D   Pierre Levegh
  Joe Kelly Alta GP Alta 1.5 L4 Supercharged D   Joe Kelly
  Geoffrey Crossley Alta GP Alta 1.5 L4 Supercharged D   Geoff Crossley
  Charles Pozzi Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 D   Charles Pozzi
  Louis Rosier
  Paul Pietsch Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 1.5 L4 Supercharged P   Paul Pietsch
  Antonio Branca Maserati 4CL Maserati 1.5 L4 Supercharged P   Toni Branca
  Scuderia Milano Maserati 4CLT/50 Milano Maserati 1.5 L4 Supercharged P   Felice Bonetto
  Franco Comotti
  Guy Mairesse Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 D   Guy Mairesse
  Ecurie Bleue Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 D   Harry Schell

1950 Drivers Championship final standingsEdit

Pos. Driver GBR
 
MON
 
500
 
SUI
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
Pts.
1   Nino Farina 1* Ret 1* 4* 7 1 30
2   Juan Manuel Fangio Ret 1* Ret 1 1* Ret* / Ret† 27
3   Luigi Fagioli 2 Ret 2 2 2 3 24 (28)
4   Louis Rosier 5 Ret 3 3 6† 4 13
5   Alberto Ascari 2 Ret 5 2† 11
6   Johnnie Parsons 1* 9
7   Bill Holland 2 6
8   Prince Bira Ret 5 4 Ret 5
9   Peter Whitehead 3 7 4
10   Louis Chiron Ret 3 9 Ret Ret 4
11   Reg Parnell 3 Ret 4
12   Mauri Rose 3 4
13   Dorino Serafini 2† 3
14   Yves Giraud Cabantous 4 Ret Ret 8 3
15   Raymond Sommer 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3
16   Robert Manzon Ret 4 Ret 3
17   Cecil Green 4 3
18   Philippe Étancelin 8 Ret Ret Ret 5† 5 3
19   Felice Bonetto 5 Ret Ret 2
20   Eugène Chaboud Ret 5† 1
21   Joie Chitwood 5† 1
22   Tony Bettenhausen 5† 1
23   Toulo de Graffenried Ret Ret 6 6 0
24   Bob Gerard 6 6 0
25   Luigi Villoresi Ret Ret 6 0
26   Lee Wallard 6 0
27   Charles Pozzi 6† 0
28   Johnny Claes 11 7 10 8 Ret Ret 0
29   Cuth Harrison 7 Ret Ret 0
30   Pierre Levegh 7 Ret Ret 0
31   Walt Faulkner 7 0
32   Nello Pagani 7 0
33   Harry Schell Ret 8 0
34   George Connor 8 0
35   Geoff Crossley NC 9 0
36   David Hampshire 9 Ret 0
37   Paul Russo 9 0
38   Toni Branca 11 10 0
39   Pat Flaherty 10 0
40   Brian Shawe Taylor 10† 0
41   Joe Fry 10† 0
42   Myron Fohr 11 0
43   Duane Carter 12 0
44   Mack Hellings 13 0
45   Jack McGrath 14 0
46   Troy Ruttman 15 0
47   Gene Hartley 16 0
48   Jimmy Davies 17 0
49   Johnny McDowell 18 0
50   Walt Brown 19 0
51   Spider Webb 20 0
52   Jerry Hoyt 21 0
53   Walt Ader 22 0
54   Jackie Holmes 23 0
55   Jim Rathmann 24 0
  Joe Kelly NC 0
  Franco Rol Ret Ret Ret 0
  Eugène Martin Ret Ret 0
  José Froilán González Ret Ret 0
  David Murray Ret Ret 0
  Maurice Trintignant Ret Ret 0
  Leslie Johnson Ret 0
  Peter Walker Ret† 0
  Tony Rolt Ret† 0
  Bill Schindler Ret 0
  Fred Agabashian Ret 0
  Jimmy Jackson Ret 0
  Sam Hanks Ret 0
  Dick Rathmann Ret 0
  Duke Dinsmore Ret 0
  Bayliss Levrett Ret† 0
  Bill Cantrell Ret† 0
  Guy Mairesse Ret 0
  Paul Pietsch Ret 0
  Clemente Biondetti Ret 0
  Henri Louveau Ret 0
  Franco Comotti Ret 0
  Consalvo Sanesi Ret 0
  Piero Taruffi Ret† 0
Pos. Driver GBR
 
MON
 
500
 
SUI
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
  • * Fastest lap (1 point awarded)
  • † Position shared between more drivers of the same car
  • Only the best 4 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

Non-Championship race resultsEdit

Other Formula One races, which did not count towards the World Championship, also held in 1950.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
  XI Pau Grand Prix Pau April 10   Juan Manuel Fangio   Maserati Report
  II Richmond Trophy Goodwood April 10   Reg Parnell   Maserati Report
  V San Remo Grand Prix Sanremo April 16   Juan Manuel Fangio   Alfa Romeo Report
  IV Grand Prix de Paris Paris April 30   Georges Grignard   Talbot-Lago Report
  XII British Empire Trophy Douglas June 15   Bob Gerard   ERA Report
  IV Gran Premio di Bari Bari July 9   Nino Farina   Alfa Romeo Report
  IV J.C.C. Jersey Road Race Jersey July 13   Peter Whitehead   Ferrari Report
  XII Circuit de l'Albigeois Albi July 16   Louis Rosier   Talbot-Lago Report
  I Grote Prijs van Nederland Zandvoort July 23   Louis Rosier   Talbot-Lago Report
  III Grand Prix des Nations Geneve July 30   Juan Manuel Fangio   Alfa Romeo Report
  I Nottingham Trophy Gamston August 7   David Hampshire   Maserati Report
  IV Ulster Trophy Dundrod August 12   Peter Whitehead   Ferrari Report
  XIX Coppa Acerbo Pescara August 15   Juan Manuel Fangio   Alfa Romeo Report
  I Sheffield Telegraph Trophy Gamston August 19   Cuth Harrison   ERA Report
  II BRDC International Trophy Silverstone August 26   Nino Farina   Alfa Romeo Report
  III Goodwood Trophy Goodwood September 30   Reg Parnell   BRM Report
  X Gran Premio de Penya Rhin Pedralbes October 29   Alberto Ascari   Ferrari Report