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 Race Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Constructor Tyre Report
1   British Grand Prix Silverstone 13 May   Giuseppe Farina   Giuseppe Farina   Giuseppe Farina   Alfa Romeo P Report
2   Monaco Grand Prix Monaco 21 May   Juan Manuel Fangio   Juan Manuel Fangio   Juan Manuel Fangio   Alfa Romeo P Report
3   Indianapolis 500A Indianapolis 30 May   Walt Faulkner   Johnnie Parsons   Johnnie Parsons   Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser F Report
4   Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten 4 June   Juan Manuel Fangio   Giuseppe Farina   Giuseppe Farina   Alfa Romeo P Report
5   Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps 18 June   Giuseppe Farina   Giuseppe Farina   Juan Manuel Fangio   Alfa Romeo P Report
6   French Grand Prix Reims-Gueux 2 July   Juan Manuel Fangio   Juan Manuel Fangio   Juan Manuel Fangio   Alfa Romeo P Report
7   Italian Grand Prix Monza 3 September   Juan Manuel Fangio   Juan Manuel Fangio   Giuseppe Farina   Alfa Romeo P Report
^A The Indianapolis 500 was AAA-sanctioned and not run to Formula One regulations. It also counted towards the 1950 AAA Championship Car season.

Teams and driversEdit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1950 FIA World Championship of Drivers.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
  Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 158
159
Alfa Romeo 158 1.5 L8s P   Juan Manuel Fangio 1–2, 4–7
  Giuseppe Farina 1–2, 4–7
  Luigi Fagioli 1–2, 4–7
  Reg Parnell 1
  Consalvo Sanesi 7
  Piero Taruffi 7
  Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 4CLT 1.5 L4s D   David Murray 1, 7
  David Hampshire 1, 6
  Reg Parnell 6
  T.A.S.O. Mathieson ERA E ERA 1.5 L6s D   Leslie Johnson 1
  Peter Walker ERA E ERA 1.5 L6s D   Peter Walker 1
  Tony Rolt 1
  Joe Fry Maserati 4CL Maserati 4CL 1.5 L4s D   Joe Fry 1
  Brian Shawe-Taylor 1
  Cuth Harrison ERA B ERA 1.5 L6s D   Cuth Harrison 1–2, 7
  Bob Gerard ERA B
A
ERA 1.5 L6s D   Bob Gerard 1–2
  Automobiles Talbot-Darracq Talbot-Lago T26C-DA
T26C
T26C-GS
Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D   Yves Giraud-Cabantous 1, 4–6
  Louis Rosier 1, 4–6
  Philippe Étancelin 1, 5
  Eugène Martin 1, 4
  Raymond Sommer 6
  Ecurie Belge Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D   Johnny Claes 1–2, 4–7
  Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 4CLT 1.5 L4s P   Louis Chiron 1–2, 4, 6–7
  Franco Rol 2, 6–7
  Enrico Platé Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 4CLT 1.5 L4s P   Toulo de Graffenried 1–2, 4, 7
  Birabongse Bhanudej 1–2, 4, 7
  Joe Kelly Alta GP Alta 1.5 L4s D   Joe Kelly 1
  Geoffrey Crossley Alta GP Alta 1.5 L4s D   Geoffrey Crossley 1, 5
  Scuderia Achille Varzi Maserati 4CLT/48
4CL
Maserati 4CLT 1.5 L4s
Maserati 4CL 1.5 L4s
P   José Froilán González 2, 6
  Alfredo Pián 2
  Nello Pagani 4
  Toni Branca 4
  Horschell Racing Corporation Cooper-JAP T12 JAP 1.1 V2 D   Harry Schell 2
  Equipe Gordini Simca-Gordini T15 Simca-Gordini 15C 1.5 L4s E   Robert Manzon 2, 6–7
  Maurice Trintignant 2, 7
  Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago T26C
T26C-DA
Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D   Philippe Étancelin 2, 4, 6–7
  Eugène Chaboud 6
  Ecurie Rosier Talbot-Lago T26C
T26C-GS
Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D   Louis Rosier 2, 7
  Henri Louveau 7
  Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 Ferrari 125 F1 1.5 V12s D


P

  Peter Whitehead 2, 6–7
  Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 125
166F2-50
275
375
Ferrari 125 F1 1.5 V12s
Ferrari 166 F2 2.0 V12
Ferrari 275 F1 3.3 V12
Ferrari 375 F1 4.5 V12
P   Luigi Villoresi 2, 4–5
  Alberto Ascari 2, 4–5, 7
  Raymond Sommer 2, 4
  Dorino Serafini 7
  Scuderia Milano Maserati-Speluzzi 4CLT/50 Speluzzi 1.5 L4[1] P   Felice Bonetto 4, 6
  Franco Comotti 7
Milano-Speluzzi[2] 1[2]   Felice Bonetto 7
  Ecurie Bleue Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D   Harry Schell 4
  Pierre Levegh Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D   Pierre Levegh 5–7
  Raymond Sommer Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D   Raymond Sommer 5, 7
  Ecurie Lutetia Talbot-Lago T26C-DA Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D   Eugène Chaboud[N 1] 5–6
  Antonio Branca Maserati 4CL Maserati 4CL 1.5 L4s P   Toni Branca 5
  Charles Pozzi Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D   Charles Pozzi 6
  Louis Rosier 6
  Clemente Biondetti Ferrari-Jaguar 166S Jaguar XK 3.4 L6 P   Clemente Biondetti 7
  Paul Pietsch Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 4CLT 1.5 L4s P   Paul Pietsch 7
  Guy Mairesse Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D   Guy Mairesse 7
  1. Chaboud originally entered his own Talbot for the French Grand Prix but did not start the race, and instead co drove with Philippe Étancelin[3]

1950 Drivers Championship final standingsEdit

Pos. Driver GBR
 
MON
 
500
 
SUI
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
Pts.
1   Giuseppe 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 DNS 2† 11
6   Johnnie Parsons 1 9
7   Bill Holland 2 6
8   Birabongse Bhanudej Ret 5 4 Ret 5
9   Peter Whitehead DNS 3 7 4
=   Louis Chiron Ret 3 9 Ret Ret 4
=   Reg Parnell 3 Ret 4
=   Mauri Rose 3 4
13   Dorino Serafini 2† 3
=   Yves Giraud-Cabantous 4 Ret Ret 8 3
=   Raymond Sommer 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3
=   Robert Manzon Ret 4 Ret 3
=   Cecil Green 4 3
=   Philippe Étancelin 8 Ret Ret Ret 5† 5 3
19   Felice Bonetto 5 Ret DNS 2
20   Eugène Chaboud Ret 5† 1
=   Joie Chitwood 5† 1
=   Tony Bettenhausen 5† 1
  Toulo de Graffenried Ret Ret 6 6 0
  Bob Gerard 6 6 0
  Luigi Villoresi Ret Ret 6 DNS 0
  Lee Wallard 6 0
  Charles Pozzi 6† 0
  Johnny Claes 11 7 10 8 Ret Ret 0
  Cuth Harrison 7 Ret Ret 0
  Pierre Levegh 7 Ret Ret 0
  Walt Faulkner 7 0
  Nello Pagani 7 0
  Harry Schell Ret 8 0
  George Connor 8 0
  Geoffrey Crossley Ret 9 0
  David Hampshire 9 Ret 0
  Paul Russo 9 0
  Toni Branca 11 10 0
  Pat Flaherty 10 0
  Brian Shawe-Taylor 10† 0
  Joe Fry 10† 0
  Myron Fohr 11 0
  Duane Carter 12 0
  Mack Hellings 13 0
  Jack McGrath 14 0
  Troy Ruttman 15 0
  Gene Hartley 16 0
  Jimmy Davies 17 0
  Johnny McDowell 18 0
  Walt Brown 19 0
  Spider Webb 20 0
  Jerry Hoyt 21 0
  Walt Ader 22 0
  Jackie Holmes 23 0
  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
  Henry Banks 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
  Alfredo Pián DNS 0
Pos. Driver GBR
 
MON
 
500
 
SUI
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
ITA
 
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Not classified, finished (NC)
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)
  • Italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded)
  • Bold indicates pole position
  • † Position shared between more drivers of the same car

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
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