1950 Formula One season

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

Grands Prix[change | edit source]

Rnd Race Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest lap Winning driver Constructor Tyre
1 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Silverstone May 13 Italy Nino Farina Italy Nino Farina Italy Nino Farina Italy Alfa Romeo P
2 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Monaco May 21 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Alfa Romeo P
3 United States Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30 United States Walt Faulkner United States Johnnie Parsons United States Johnnie Parsons United States Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser F
4 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten June 4 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Nino Farina Italy Nino Farina Italy Alfa Romeo P
5 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps June 18 Italy Nino Farina Italy Nino Farina Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Alfa Romeo P
6 France French Grand Prix Reims-Gueux July 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Alfa Romeo P
7 Italy Italian Grand Prix Monza September 3 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Nino Farina Italy Alfa Romeo P

Teams and Drivers[change | edit source]

Driver line-ups[change | edit source]

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

1950 Drivers Championship final standings[change | edit source]

Pos. Driver GBR
United Kingdom
MON
Monaco
500
United States
SUI
Switzerland
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
Pts.
1 Italy Nino Farina 1* Ret 1* 4* 7 1 30
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ret 1* Ret 1 1* Ret* / Ret† 27
3 Italy Luigi Fagioli 2 Ret 2 2 2 3 24 (28)
4 France Louis Rosier 5 Ret 3 3 6† 4 13
5 Italy Alberto Ascari 2 Ret 5 2† 11
6 United States Johnnie Parsons 1* 9
7 United States Bill Holland 2 6
8 Thailand Prince Bira Ret 5 4 Ret 5
9 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead 3 7 4
10 Monaco Louis Chiron Ret 3 9 Ret Ret 4
11 United Kingdom Reg Parnell 3 Ret 4
12 United States Mauri Rose 3 4
13 Italy Dorino Serafini 2† 3
14 France Yves Giraud Cabantous 4 Ret Ret 8 3
15 France Raymond Sommer 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3
16 France Robert Manzon Ret 4 Ret 3
17 United States Cecil Green 4 3
18 France Philippe Étancelin 8 Ret Ret Ret 5† 5 3
19 Italy Felice Bonetto 5 Ret Ret 2
20 France Eugène Chaboud Ret 5† 1
21 United States Joie Chitwood 5† 1
22 United States Tony Bettenhausen 5† 1
23 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Ret Ret 6 6 0
24 United Kingdom Bob Gerard 6 6 0
25 Italy Luigi Villoresi Ret Ret 6 0
26 United States Lee Wallard 6 0
27 France Charles Pozzi 6† 0
28 Belgium Johnny Claes 11 7 10 8 Ret Ret 0
29 United Kingdom Cuth Harrison 7 Ret Ret 0
30 France Pierre Levegh 7 Ret Ret 0
31 United States Walt Faulkner 7 0
32 Italy Nello Pagani 7 0
33 United States Harry Schell Ret 8 0
34 United States George Connor 8 0
35 United Kingdom Geoff Crossley NC 9 0
36 United Kingdom David Hampshire 9 Ret 0
37 United States Paul Russo 9 0
38 Switzerland Toni Branca 11 10 0
39 United States Pat Flaherty 10 0
40 United Kingdom Brian Shawe Taylor 10† 0
41 United Kingdom Joe Fry 10† 0
42 United States Myron Fohr 11 0
43 United States Duane Carter 12 0
44 United States Mack Hellings 13 0
45 United States Jack McGrath 14 0
46 United States Troy Ruttman 15 0
47 United States Gene Hartley 16 0
48 United States Jimmy Davies 17 0
49 United States Johnny McDowell 18 0
50 United States Walt Brown 19 0
51 United States Spider Webb 20 0
52 United States Jerry Hoyt 21 0
53 United States Walt Ader 22 0
54 United States Jackie Holmes 23 0
55 United States Jim Rathmann 24 0
Republic of Ireland Joe Kelly NC 0
Italy Franco Rol Ret Ret Ret 0
France Eugène Martin Ret Ret 0
Argentina José Froilán González Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom David Murray Ret Ret 0
France Maurice Trintignant Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Leslie Johnson Ret 0
United Kingdom Peter Walker Ret† 0
United Kingdom Tony Rolt Ret† 0
United States Bill Schindler Ret 0
United States Fred Agabashian Ret 0
United States Jimmy Jackson Ret 0
United States Sam Hanks Ret 0
United States Dick Rathmann Ret 0
United States Duke Dinsmore Ret 0
United States Bayliss Levrett Ret† 0
United States Bill Cantrell Ret† 0
France Guy Mairesse Ret 0
Germany Paul Pietsch Ret 0
Italy Clemente Biondetti Ret 0
France Henri Louveau Ret 0
Italy Franco Comotti Ret 0
Italy Consalvo Sanesi Ret 0
Italy Piero Taruffi Ret† 0
Pos. Driver GBR
United Kingdom
MON
Monaco
500
United States
SUI
Switzerland
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
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 results[change | edit source]

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

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