1950 Formula One season

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1950 Formula One season
Drivers' Champion: Italy Giuseppe Farina
Previous: 1949 Next: 1951

The 1950 Formula One season was the first Formula One season that had a driver's championship. The season which consisted of six Grand Prix races all in Europe was held from May 13 to September 3.

Teams and drivers[edit | edit source]

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

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
Italy Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo 158 1.5 Straight-8 P Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio All
Italy Giuseppe Farina All
Italy Luigi Fagioli All
United Kingdom Reg Parnell 1
Italy Consalvo Sanesi 6
Italy Piero Taruffi 6
Italy Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 4CLT 1.5 Straight-4 D United Kingdom David Murray 1
United Kingdom David Hampshire 1, 5
United Kingdom Reg Parnell 5
United Kingdom T.A.S.O. Mathieson ERA E ERA 1.5 Straight-six engine D United Kingdom Leslie Johnson 1
United Kingdom Peter Walker ERA E ERA 1.5 Straight-six engine D United Kingdom Peter Walker 1
United Kingdom Tony Rolt 1
United Kingdom Joe Fry Maserati 4CL Maserati 4CL 1.5 Inline-four engine D United Kingdom Joe Fry 1
United Kingdom Brian Shawe-Taylor 1
United Kingdom Cuth Harrison ERA B ERA 1.5 Straight-six engine D United Kingdom Cuth Harrison 1–2, 6
United Kingdom Bob Gerard ERA B ERA 1.5 Straight-six engine D United Kingdom Bob Gerard 1–2
France Automobiles Talbot-Darracq Talbot-Lago T26C-DA Talbot 23CV 4.5 Straight-six engine D France Yves Giraud-Cabantous 1, 3–5
France Louis Rosier 1, 3–5
France Philippe Étancelin 1, 4
France Eugène Martin 1, 3
Belgium Ecurie Belge Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 Straight-six engine D Belgium Johnny Claes All
Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 4CLT 1.5 Straight-4 P Monaco Louis Chiron 1–3, 5–6
Italy Franco Rol 2, 5–6
Switzerland Enrico Platé Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 4CLT 1.5 Straight-4 P Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried 1–3, 5–6
Thailand Birabongse Bhanudej 1–3, 5–6
Republic of Ireland Joe Kelly Alta GP Alta 1.5 Inline-four engine D Republic of Ireland Joe Kelly 1
United Kingdom Geoffrey Crossley Alta GP Alta 1.5 Inline-four engine D United Kingdom Geoffrey Crossley 1, 4
Argentina Scuderia Achille Varzi Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 4CLT 1.5 Straight-4 P Argentina José Froilán González 2, 4–5
Italy Nello Pagani 3
Switzerland Toni Branca 3
France Equipe Gordini Simca-Gordini T15 Simca-Gordini 15C 1.5 Inline-four engine E France Robert Manzon 2, 5–6
France Maurice Trintignant 2, 6
France Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 Straight-six engine D France Philippe Étancelin 2-3, 5–6
France Eugène Chaboud 5
France Ecurie Rosier Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 Straight-six engine D France Louis Rosier 2, 6
France Henri Louveau 6
United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 Ferrari 125 F1 1.5 V12 engine D
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United Kingdom Peter Whitehead 2, 5–6
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari 125 F1 1.5 V12 engine P Italy Luigi Villoresi 2–4
Italy Alberto Ascari 2–4, 6
France Raymond Sommer 2
Italy Dorino Serafini 6
Italy Scuderia Milano Speluzzi 4CLT/50 Speluzzi 1.5 Inline-four engine P Italy Felice Bonetto 3, 5
Italy Franco Comotti 6
Milano-Speluzzi 1 Italy Felice Bonetto 6
United States Ecurie Bleue Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 Straight-six engine D United States Harry Schell 3, 5
France Pierre Levegh Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 Straight-six engine D France Pierre Levegh 2, 4–6
France Raymond Sommer Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 Straight-six engine D France Raymond Sommer 3–4
France Ecurie Lutetia Talbot-Lago T26C-DA Talbot 23CV 4.5 Straight-six engine D France Eugène Chaboud 4–5
Switzerland Antonio Branca Maserati 4CL Maserati 4CL 1.5 Inline-four engine P Switzerland Toni Branca 4
France Charles Pozzi Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 Straight-six engine D France Charles Pozzi 5
France Louis Rosier 5
Italy Clemente Biondetti Jaguar 166S Jaguar XK 3.4 Straight-six engine P Italy Clemente Biondetti 6
West Germany Paul Pietsch Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 4CLT 1.5 Straight-4 P West Germany Paul Pietsch 6
France Guy Mairesse Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 Straight-six engine D France Guy Mairesse 6

Championship review[edit | edit source]

In this first World Championship of Drivers, 14 teams (4 works and 10 independent) participated, along with a number of privately entered cars, in the six European Grands Prix. The chassis, engine and car numbers varied from race to race.

Grands Prix[edit | edit source]

Rnd Race Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Constructor Tyre Report
1 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Silverstone 13 May Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Alfa Romeo P Report
2 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Monaco 21 May Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Alfa Romeo P Report
3 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten 4 June Italy Luigi Fagioli Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Alfa Romeo P Report
4 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps 18 June Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio France Philippe Étancelin Italy Luigi Fagioli Italy Alfa Romeo P Report
5 France French Grand Prix Reims-Gueux 2 July Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Alfa Romeo P Report
6 Italy Italian Grand Prix Monza 3 September Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Luigi Fagioli Italy Consalvo Sanesi Italy Alfa Romeo P Report

Results and standings[edit | edit source]

Points were awarded on an 8–6–4–3–2 basis to the first five finishers at each Grand Prix, with an additional point awarded for setting the fastest lap. Only the best four results counted towards the championship. Numbers without parentheses are championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

Pos. Driver GBR
United Kingdom
MON
Monaco
SUI
Switzerland
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
Pts.
1 Italy Giuseppe Farina 1 1 1 Ret 1 Ret 34
2 Italy Luigi Fagioli Ret 2 DNS 1 2 2 27
3 France Louis Rosier 2 6 Ret 3 Ret 5 12
4 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Ret 5 2 4 Ret 11
5 France Philippe Étancelin Ret Ret Ret 2 5 6 9
6 Italy Consalvo Sanesi 1 8
7 Thailand Prince Bira 3 Ret Ret Ret 3 8
8 Belgium Johnny Claes Ret 9 5† 4 10 Ret 5
9 France Charles Pozzi 7 3 Ret 7 4
10 Italy Alberto Ascari Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 4
11 Argentina José Froilán González 3 Ret Ret 4
12 Monaco Louis Chiron 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3
13 France Robert Manzon Ret Ret 4 3
14 France Maurice Trintignant 4 Ret 3
15 United States Harry Schell 4 Ret 3
16 United Kingdom Bob Gerard 5 Ret 2
17 United Kingdom Geoffrey Crossley Ret 5† 2
18 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 2
19 France Eugène Martin DNS Ret Ret 6 0
20 United Kingdom Joe Fry 6 Ret 0
21 United Kingdom Cuth Harrison 7 Ret 0
22 Germany Paul Pietsch 7 0
23 France Eugène Chaboud Ret 8 0
24 United Kingdom Reg Parnell 8 Ret 0
25 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead 8 Ret Ret Ret 0
26 France Pierre Levegh 10 Ret 9 Ret 0
27 Italy Felice Bonetto Ret 11 Ret 0
28 Italy Franco Rol Ret Ret 12 Ret 0
France Yves Giraud-Cabantous DNS Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Italy Luigi Villoresi Ret Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Leslie Johnson Ret Ret 0
France Raymond Sommer Ret Ret DNS 0
Switzerland Toni Branca Ret Ret 0
Italy Franco Comotti Ret Ret 0
Italy Dorino Serafini Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom David Hampshire Ret DNS 0
United Kingdom David Murray Ret 0
United Kingdom Peter Walker Ret 0
Republic of Ireland Joe Kelly Ret 0
France Henri Louveau Ret 0
France Guy Mairesse Ret 0
Italy Piero Taruffi Ret 0
Pos. Driver GBR
United Kingdom
MON
Monaco
SUI
Switzerland
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
Pts.

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  • Italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded)
  • Bold indicates pole position
  • † indicate that they retired but was still classified.

References[edit | edit source]

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