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1950 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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Index: Races by country | Races by season

The 1950 Formula One season included the inaugural FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on May 13, 1950, and ended on September 3 after 7 races. The championship consisted of six Formula One races in Europe plus the Indianapolis 500, which was run to AAA regulations.

Numerous other Formula One races, which did not count towards the Championship, were also held during the year.

Season summary

The inaugural World Championship, to a formula which specified engine capacity of 1.5 litres supercharged or 4.5 litres unsupercharged, saw Alfa Romeo dominate with their supercharged 158, a well-developed pre-war design, which won all six European Grands Prix. Alfa drivers consequently dominated the championship with Farina edging out Fangio by virtue of his fourth place in Belgium. Although the Indianapolis 500, which ran to different regulations, was included in the championship series until 1960, it attracted very little European participation and, conversely, very few American Indianapolis drivers entered any grand prix.

Championship points were given to top 5 finishers (8, 6, 4, 3, 2). 1 point was given for the fastest lap. Only the best four of seven scores counted towards the World Championship. Points for shared drives were divided equally between the drivers, regardless of how many laps each driver drove.

Season review

In this first World Championship season, 14 teams (4 works and 10 independent) participated, alongside a number of privately entered cars, in the 6 European Grands Prix. Only US teams, constructors and drivers participated in the Indianapolis 500. The chassis, engine and car numbers varied from race to race.

Grands Prix

Rnd Race Circuit Date Pole Position Fastest lap Winning driver Constructor Tyre Report
1 Template:Country flagicon British Grand Prix Silverstone May 13 Template:Country flagicon Nino Farina Template:Country flagicon Nino Farina Template:Country flagicon Nino Farina Template:Country flagicon Alfa Romeo Template:Pirelli Report
2 Template:Country flagicon Monaco Grand Prix Monaco May 21 Template:Country flagicon Juan Manuel Fangio Template:Country flagicon Juan Manuel Fangio Template:Country flagicon Juan Manuel Fangio Template:Country flagicon Alfa Romeo Template:Pirelli Report
3 Template:Country flagicon Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis May 30 Template:Country flagicon Walt Faulkner Template:Country flagicon Johnnie Parsons Template:Country flagicon Johnnie Parsons Template:Country flagicon Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser
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4 Template:Country flagicon Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten June 4 Template:Country flagicon Juan Manuel Fangio Template:Country flagicon Nino Farina Template:Country flagicon Nino Farina Template:Country flagicon Alfa Romeo Template:Pirelli Report
5 Template:Country flagicon Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps June 18 Template:Country flagicon Nino Farina Template:Country flagicon Nino Farina Template:Country flagicon Juan Manuel Fangio Template:Country flagicon Alfa Romeo Template:Pirelli Report
6 Template:Country flagicon French Grand Prix Reims-Gueux July 2 Template:Country flagicon Juan Manuel Fangio Template:Country flagicon Juan Manuel Fangio Template:Country flagicon Juan Manuel Fangio Template:Country flagicon Alfa Romeo Template:Pirelli Report
7 Template:Country flagicon Italian Grand Prix Monza September 3 Template:Country flagicon Juan Manuel Fangio Template:Country flagicon Juan Manuel Fangio Template:Country flagicon Nino Farina Template:Country flagicon Alfa Romeo Template:Pirelli Report

Teams and Drivers

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1950 FIA Formula One World Championship. A total of 79 people entered but 24 people were not counted.

Driver line-ups

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
Template:Country flagicon Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 158/50 Alfa Romeo 1.5 L8 Supercharged Template:Pirelli Template:Country flagicon Juan Manuel Fangio 1-2, 4-7
Template:Country flagicon Giuseppe Farina 1-2, 4-7
Template:Country flagicon Luigi Fagioli 1-2, 4-7
Template:Country flagicon Reg Parnell 1
Template:Country flagicon Consalvo Sanesi 7
Template:Country flagicon Piero Taruffi 7
Template:Country flagicon Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 1.5 L4 Supercharged Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon David Murray 1, 7
Template:Country flagicon David Hampshire 1, 6
Template:Country flagicon Reg Parnell 6
Template:Country flagicon English Racing Automobiles ERA E ERA 1.5 L6 Supercharged Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Leslie Johnson 1
Template:Country flagicon Peter Walker ERA E ERA 1.5 L6 Supercharged Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Peter Walker 1
Template:Country flagicon Tony Rolt 1
Template:Country flagicon Joe Fry Maserati 4CL Maserati 1.5 L4 Supercharged Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Joe Fry 1
Template:Country flagicon Brian Shawe-Taylor 1
Template:Country flagicon TC Harrison ERA C ERA 1.5 L6 Supercharged Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Cuth Harrison 1-2, 7
Template:Country flagicon FR Gerard ERA B
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ERA 1.5 L6 Supercharged Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Bob Gerard 1-2
Template:Country flagicon Automobiles Talbot-Darracq Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Yves Giraud-Cabantous 1, 4-6
Template:Country flagicon Eugène Martin 1, 4
Template:Country flagicon Louis Rosier 4-6
Template:Country flagicon Philippe Étancelin 5
Template:Country flagicon Raymond Sommer 6
Template:Country flagicon Ecurie Rosier Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Louis Rosier 1-2, 7
Template:Country flagicon Henri Louveau 7
Template:Country flagicon Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Philippe Étancelin 1-2, 4, 6-7
Template:Country flagicon Eugène Chaboud 6
Template:Country flagicon Ecurie Belge Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Johnny Claes 1-2, 4-7
Template:Country flagicon Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 1.5 L4 Supercharged Template:Pirelli Template:Country flagicon Louis Chiron 1-2, 4, 6-7
Template:Country flagicon Franco Rol 2, 6-7
Template:Country flagicon Enrico Platé Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 1.5 L4 Supercharged Template:Pirelli Template:Country flagicon Toulo de Graffenried 1-2, 4, 7
Template:Country flagicon B. Bira 1-2, 4, 7
Template:Country flagicon Scuderia Milano Maserati 4CLT/50 Milano Maserati 1.5 L4 Supercharged Template:Pirelli Template:Country flagicon Felice Bonetto 1, 4, 6-7
Template:Country flagicon Franco Comotti 7
Template:Country flagicon Joe Kelly Alta GP Alta 1.5 L4 Supercharged Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Joe Kelly 1
Template:Country flagicon Geoffrey Crossley Alta GP Alta 1.5 L4 Supercharged Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Geoff Crossley 1, 5
Template:Country flagicon Raymond Mays ERA D ERA 1.5 L6 Supercharged Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Raymond Mays 1
Template:Country flagicon Scuderia Achille Varzi Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 1.5 L4 Supercharged Template:Pirelli Template:Country flagicon José Froilán González 2, 6
Template:Country flagicon Nello Pagani 4
4CL Template:Country flagicon Toni Branca 4
Template:Country flagicon Horschell Racing Corporation Cooper T12 JAP 1.1 V2 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Harry Schell 2
Template:Country flagicon Equipe Simca-Gordini Simca-Gordini 15 Gordini 1.5 L4 Supercharged Template:Englebert Template:Country flagicon Robert Manzon 2, 6-7
Template:Country flagicon Maurice Trintignant 2, 7
Template:Country flagicon Pierre Levegh Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Pierre Levegh 2, 5-7
Template:Country flagicon Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 Ferrari 1.5 V12 Supercharged Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Peter Whitehead 2, 6-7
Template:Country flagicon Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 125
275
375
Ferrari 1.5 V12 Supercharged
Ferrari 3.3 V12
Ferrari 4.5 V12
Template:Pirelli Template:Country flagicon Luigi Villoresi 2, 4-6
Template:Country flagicon Alberto Ascari 2, 4-7
Template:Country flagicon Raymond Sommer 2, 4
Template:Country flagicon Dorino Serafini 7
Template:Country flagicon Ecurie Espadon SVA  ? FIAT Template:Pirelli Template:Country flagicon Rudi Fischer 4
Template:Country flagicon Ecurie Bleue Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Harry Schell 4
Template:Country flagicon Raymond Sommer Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Raymond Sommer 5, 7
Template:Country flagicon Ecurie Lutetia Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Eugène Chaboud 5
Template:Country flagicon Antonio Branca Maserati 4CL Maserati 1.5 L4 Supercharged Template:Pirelli Template:Country flagicon Toni Branca 5
Template:Country flagicon Charles Pozzi Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Charles Pozzi 6
Template:Country flagicon Louis Rosier 6
Template:Country flagicon Clemente Biondetti Ferrari 166I Jaguar 3.4 L6  ? Template:Country flagicon Clemente Biondetti 7
Template:Country flagicon Paul Pietsch Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 1.5 L4 Supercharged Template:Pirelli Template:Country flagicon Paul Pietsch 7
Template:Country flagicon Guy Mairesse Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot-Lago 4.5 L6 Template:Dunlop Template:Country flagicon Guy Mairesse 7

1950 Drivers Championship final standings

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

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  • * 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

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

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

See Also


Formula One World Championship seasons

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