1954 Formula One season

sports season

The 1954 Formula One season was the 5th edition of the championship. The champion was Juan Manuel Fangio in a close battle.

Season reviewEdit

Rd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1   Argentine Grand Prix January 17 Oscar Gálvez   Juan Manuel Fangio   Maserati Report
2   Indianapolis 500 May 31 Indianapolis   Bill Vukovich   Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser Report
3   Belgian Grand Prix June 20 Spa-Francorchamps   Juan Manuel Fangio   Maserati Report
4   French Grand Prix July 4 Reims   Juan Manuel Fangio   Mercedes Report
5   British Grand Prix July 17 Silverstone   José Froilán González   Ferrari Report
6   German Grand Prix August 1 Nürburgring   Juan Manuel Fangio   Mercedes Report
7   Swiss Grand Prix August 22 Bremgarten   Juan Manuel Fangio   Mercedes Report
8   Italian Grand Prix September 5 Monza   Juan Manuel Fangio   Mercedes Report
9   Spanish Grand Prix October 24 Pedralbes   Mike Hawthorn   Ferrari Report

1954 Drivers Championship final standingsEdit

Pos. Driver ARG
 
500
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
SUI
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
Pts.
1   Juan Manuel Fangio 1 1* 1 4** 1 1* 1 3 42 (57.14)
2   José Froilán González 3* 4† Ret 1** 2† 2* 3† / Ret 25.14 (26.64)
3   Mike Hawthorn DSQ 4† Ret 2** 2† Ret 2 1 24.64
4   Maurice Trintignant 4 2 Ret 5 3 Ret 5 Ret 17
5   Karl Kling 2 7 4* Ret Ret 5 12
6   Bill Vukovich 1 8
7   Hans Herrmann Ret* Ret 3 4 Ret 8
8   Luigi Musso DNS Ret 2 6
9   Nino Farina 2 Ret 6
10   Jimmy Bryan 2 6
11   Roberto Mieres Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret 4 6
12   Jack McGrath 3* 5
13   Stirling Moss 3 Ret** Ret Ret 10 Ret 4.14
14   Onofre Marimon Ret Ret Ret 3** 4.14
15   Robert Manzon 3 Ret 9 Ret Ret 4
16   Sergio Mantovani 7 5 5 9 Ret 4
17   Prince Bira 7 6 4 Ret† Ret 9 3
18   Umberto Maglioli 9 7 3† 2
19   Andre Pilette 5 9 Ret 2
20   Luigi Villoresi 5 Ret† Ret Ret 2
21   Elie Bayol 5 2
22   Mike Nazaruk 5 2
23   Troy Ruttman 4† 1.5
24   Duane Carter 4† / 15† 1.5
25   Alberto Ascari 21 Ret** / Ret† Ret Ret* 1.14
26   Jean Behra DSQ Ret 6 Ret** 10 Ret Ret Ret 0.14
27   Harry Schell 6 Ret 12 7 Ret Ret 0
28   Ken Wharton Ret 8 6 8 0
29   Fred Wacker Ret 6 0
30   Fred Agabashian 6 0
31   Piero Taruffi 6 0
32   Paco Godia 6 0
33   Louis Rosier Ret Ret Ret 8 8 7 0
34   Peter Collins Ret 7 0
35   Don Freeland 7 0
36   Jacques Swaters Ret 8 Ret 0
37   Toulo de Graffenried 8 Ret† 0
38   Paul Russo 8 0
39   Larry Crockett 9 0
40   Cal Niday 10 0
41   Bob Gerard 10 0
42   Jorge Daponte Ret 11 0
43   Art Cross 11 0
44   Don Beauman 11 0
45   Chuck Stevenson 12 0
46   Manny Ayulo 13 0
47   Leslie Marr 13 0
48   Bob Sweikert 14 0
49   Leslie Thorne 14 0
50   Horace Gould 15 0
51   Jimmy Jackson 15† 0
52   Ernie McCoy 16 0
53   Jimmy Reece 17 0
54   Ed Elisian 18 0
55   Frank Armi 19 0
  Clemar Bucci Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
  Paul Frère Ret Ret Ret 0
  Roy Salvadori Ret Ret 0
  Jacques Pollet Ret Ret 0
  Roger Loyer Ret 0
  Sam Hanks Ret 0
  Pat O'Connor Ret 0
  Rodger Ward Ret 0
  Gene Hartley Ret 0
  Andy Linden Ret 0
  Johnny Thomson Ret 0
  Jerry Hoyt Ret 0
  Jimmy Daywalt Ret 0
  Tony Bettenhausen Ret 0
  Spider Webb Ret 0
  Bill Homeier Ret 0
  Johnnie Parsons Ret 0
  Len Duncan Ret 0
  Pat Flaherty Ret† 0
  Jim Rathmann Ret† 0
  Lance Macklin Ret 0
  Georges Berger Ret 0
  Bill Whitehouse Ret 0
  John Riseley-Prichard Ret 0
  Reg Parnell Ret 0
  Peter Whitehead Ret 0
  Eric Brandon Ret 0
  Hermann Lang Ret 0
  Theo Helfrich Ret 0
  Ron Flockhart Ret† 0
  Ottorino Volonterio Ret† 0
  Alan Brown DNS 0
Pos. Driver ARG
 
500
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
SUI
 
ITA
 
ESP
 
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)
  • ** Multiple drivers set equal fastest lap times, thus sharing the 1 point.
  • † Position shared between more drivers of the same car
  • ‡ Several cars were shared in this race. See the race page for details.
  • Only the best 5 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 also held in 1954, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
  XIII Grande Prêmio Cidade do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro January 3   Toulo de Graffenried   Maserati Report
  New Zealand Motor Cup Grand Prix Ardmore January 9   Stan Jones   Maybach Report
  Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires January 31   Maurice Trintignant   Ferrari Report
  IV Gran Premio di Siracusa Syracuse April 11   Nino Farina   Ferrari Report
  XV Grand Prix de Pau Pau April 19   Jean Behra   Gordini Report
  VI Levant Cup Goodwood April 19   Reg Parnell   Ferrari Report
  III Grand Prix de Bordeaux Bordeaux May 9   José Froilán González   Ferrari Report
  IV BRDC International Trophy Silverstone May 15   José Froilán González   Ferrari Report
  VII Gran Premio di Bari Bari May 22   José Froilán González   Ferrari Report
  II Curtis Trophy Snetterton June 5   Roy Salvadori   Maserati Report
  XIII Gran Premio di Roma Castelfusano June 6   Onofre Marimón   Maserati Report
  XXIV Grand Prix des Frontières Chimay June 6   B Bira   Maserati Report
  I Cornwall M.R.C. Formula 1 Race Davidstow June 7   John Riseley-Prichard   Connaught-Francis Report
  I BARC Formula 1 Race Goodwood June 7   Reg Parnell   Ferrari Report
  II Crystal Palace Trophy Crystal Palace June 19   Reg Parnell   Ferrari Report
  IV Grand Prix de Rouen-les-Essarts Rouen July 11   Maurice Trintignant   Ferrari Report
  III Grand Prix de Caen Caen July 25   Maurice Trintignant   Ferrari Report
  I August Cup Crystal Palace August 2   Reg Parnell   Ferrari Report
  II Cornwall M.R.C. Formula 1 Race Davidstow August 2   John Coombs   Lotus-Francis Report
  I International Gold Cup Oulton Park August 7   Stirling Moss   Maserati Report
  RedeX Trophy Snetterton August 14   Reg Parnell   Ferrari Report
  XXIII Circuito di Pescara Pescara August 15   Luigi Musso   Maserati Report
  III Joe Fry Memorial Trophy Castle Combe August 28   Horace Gould   Cooper-Bristol Report
  V Circuit de Cadours Cadours September 12   Jean Behra   Gordini Report
  I Grosser Preis von Berlin AVUS September 19   Karl Kling   Mercedes-Benz Report
  VII Goodwood Trophy Goodwood September 25   Stirling Moss   Maserati Report
  I Daily Telegraph Trophy Aintree October 2   Stirling Moss   Maserati Report