1954 Formula One season

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

Season review[change | edit source]

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

1954 Drivers Championship final standings[change | edit source]

Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
500
United States
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
SUI
Switzerland
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
Pts.
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1 1* 1 4** 1 1* 1 3 42 (57.14)
2 Argentina José Froilán González 3* 4† Ret 1** 2† 2* 3† / Ret 25.14 (26.64)
3 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn DSQ 4† Ret 2** 2† Ret 2 1 24.64
4 France Maurice Trintignant 4 2 Ret 5 3 Ret 5 Ret 17
5 Germany Karl Kling 2 7 4* Ret Ret 5 12
6 United States Bill Vukovich 1 8
7 Germany Hans Herrmann Ret* Ret 3 4 Ret 8
8 Italy Luigi Musso DNS Ret 2 6
9 Italy Nino Farina 2 Ret 6
10 United States Jimmy Bryan 2 6
11 Argentina Roberto Mieres Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret 4 6
12 United States Jack McGrath 3* 5
13 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 3 Ret** Ret Ret 10 Ret 4.14
14 Argentina Onofre Marimon Ret Ret Ret 3** 4.14
15 France Robert Manzon 3 Ret 9 Ret Ret 4
16 Italy Sergio Mantovani 7 5 5 9 Ret 4
17 Thailand Prince Bira 7 6 4 Ret† Ret 9 3
18 Italy Umberto Maglioli 9 7 3† 2
19 Belgium Andre Pilette 5 9 Ret 2
20 Italy Luigi Villoresi 5 Ret† Ret Ret 2
21 France Elie Bayol 5 2
22 United States Mike Nazaruk 5 2
23 United States Troy Ruttman 4† 1.5
24 United States Duane Carter 4† / 15† 1.5
25 Italy Alberto Ascari 21 Ret** / Ret† Ret Ret* 1.14
26 France Jean Behra DSQ Ret 6 Ret** 10 Ret Ret Ret 0.14
27 United States Harry Schell 6 Ret 12 7 Ret Ret 0
28 United Kingdom Ken Wharton Ret 8 6 8 0
29 United States Fred Wacker Ret 6 0
30 United States Fred Agabashian 6 0
31 Italy Piero Taruffi 6 0
32 Spain Paco Godia 6 0
33 France Louis Rosier Ret Ret Ret 8 8 7 0
34 United Kingdom Peter Collins Ret 7 0
35 United States Don Freeland 7 0
36 Belgium Jacques Swaters Ret 8 Ret 0
37 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried 8 Ret† 0
38 United States Paul Russo 8 0
39 United States Larry Crockett 9 0
40 United States Cal Niday 10 0
41 United Kingdom Bob Gerard 10 0
42 Argentina Jorge Daponte Ret 11 0
43 United States Art Cross 11 0
44 United Kingdom Don Beauman 11 0
45 United States Chuck Stevenson 12 0
46 United States Manny Ayulo 13 0
47 United Kingdom Leslie Marr 13 0
48 United States Bob Sweikert 14 0
49 United Kingdom Leslie Thorne 14 0
50 United Kingdom Horace Gould 15 0
51 United States Jimmy Jackson 15† 0
52 United States Ernie McCoy 16 0
53 United States Jimmy Reece 17 0
54 United States Ed Elisian 18 0
55 United States Frank Armi 19 0
Argentina Clemar Bucci Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Belgium Paul Frère Ret Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Ret Ret 0
France Jacques Pollet Ret Ret 0
France Roger Loyer Ret 0
United States Sam Hanks Ret 0
United States Pat O'Connor Ret 0
United States Rodger Ward Ret 0
United States Gene Hartley Ret 0
United States Andy Linden Ret 0
United States Johnny Thomson Ret 0
United States Jerry Hoyt Ret 0
United States Jimmy Daywalt Ret 0
United States Tony Bettenhausen Ret 0
United States Spider Webb Ret 0
United States Bill Homeier Ret 0
United States Johnnie Parsons Ret 0
United States Len Duncan Ret 0
United States Pat Flaherty Ret† 0
United States Jim Rathmann Ret† 0
United Kingdom Lance Macklin Ret 0
Belgium Georges Berger Ret 0
United Kingdom Bill Whitehouse Ret 0
United Kingdom John Riseley-Prichard Ret 0
United Kingdom Reg Parnell Ret 0
United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ret 0
United Kingdom Eric Brandon Ret 0
Germany Hermann Lang Ret 0
Germany Theo Helfrich Ret 0
United Kingdom Ron Flockhart Ret† 0
Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio Ret† 0
United Kingdom Alan Brown DNS 0
Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
500
United States
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
SUI
Switzerland
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
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 results[change | edit source]

Other Formula One races also held in 1954, which did not count towards the World Championship.

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