1950 British Grand Prix

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The 1950 British Grand Prix was the first of seven races in the 1950 Formula One season, the inaugural season of the series. It was held at Silverstone, in England. Giuseppe Farina won the 70-lap race from Luigi Fagioli and Reg Parnell.

Entries

No Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre
1 Flag of Argentina svg.png Juan Manuel Fangio SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo L8s Pirelli
2 Flag of Italy svg.png Giuseppe Farina SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo L8s Pirelli
3 Flag of Italy svg.png Luigi Fagioli SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo L8s Pirelli
4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Reg Parnell SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo L8s Pirelli
5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Murray Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s Dunlop
6 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Hampshire Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s Dunlop
8 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Leslie Johnson ERA Ltd ERA ERA E Type ERA L6s Dunlop
9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Peter Walker Private ERA ERA E Type ERA L6s Dunlop
10 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Joe Fry Private Maserati Maserati 4CL Maserati L4s Dunlop
11 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Cuth Harrison Private ERA ERA B Type ERA L6s Dunlop
12 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Bob Gerard Private ERA ERA B/C Type ERA L6s Dunlop
14 Flag of France svg.png Yves Giraud-Cabantous Automobiles Talbot-Darracq SA Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C-DA Talbot L6 Dunlop
15 Flag of France svg.png Louis Rosier Ecurie Rosier Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 Dunlop
16 Flag of France svg.png Philippe Étancelin Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 Dunlop
17 Flag of France svg.png Eugène Martin Automobiles Talbot-Darracq SA Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C-DA Talbot L6 Dunlop
18 Flag of Belgium svg.png Johnny Claes Ecurie Belge Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 Dunlop
19 Flag of Monaco svg.png Louis Chiron Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s Pirelli
20 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Toulo de Graffenried Enrico Platé Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s Pirelli
21 Flag of Thailand svg.png B. Bira Enrico Platé Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s Pirelli
22 Flag of Italy svg.png Felice Bonetto Scuderia Milano Maserati Maserati 4CLT-50 Maserati Milano L4s Pirelli
23 Flag of Ireland svg.png Joe Kelly Private Alta Alta GP Alta L4s Dunlop
24 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Geoff Crossley Private Alta Alta GP Alta L4s Dunlop
26† Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Raymond Mays Private ERA ERA D Type ERA L6s Dunlop

† Entry cancelled prior to event

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 2 Flag of Italy svg.png Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo 1:50.8 -
2 3 Flag of Italy svg.png Luigi Fagioli Alfa Romeo 1:51.0 + 0.2
3 1 Flag of Argentina svg.png Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 1:51.2 + 0.4
4 4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Reg Parnell Alfa Romeo 1:52.2 + 1.4
5 21 Flag of Thailand svg.png Prince Bira Maserati 1:52.6 + 1.8
6 14 Flag of France svg.png Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago-Talbot 1:53.4 + 2.6
7 17 Flag of France svg.png Eugène Martin Talbot-Lago-Talbot 1:55.4 + 4.6
8 20 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 1:55.8 + 5.0
9 15 Flag of France svg.png Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot 1:56.0 + 5.2
10 9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Peter Walker ERA 1:56.6 + 5.8
11 19 Flag of Monaco svg.png Louis Chiron Maserati 1:56.6 + 5.8
12 8 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Leslie Johnson ERA 1:57.4 + 6.6
13 12 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Bob Gerard ERA 1:57.4 + 6.6
14 16 Flag of France svg.png Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago-Talbot 1:57.8 + 7.0
15 11 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Cuth Harrison ERA 1:58.4 + 7.6
16 6 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Hampshire Maserati 2:01.0 + 10.2
17 24 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Geoff Crossley Alta 2:02.6 + 11.8
18 5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Murray Maserati 2:05.6 + 14.8
19 23 Flag of Ireland svg.png Joe Kelly Alta 2:06.2 + 15.4
20 10 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Joe Fry Maserati 2:07.0 + 16.2
21 18 Flag of Belgium svg.png Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:08.2 + 17.4
DNA 22 Flag of Italy svg.png Felice Bonetto Maserati - -

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts
1 2 Flag of Italy svg.png Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo 70 2:13:23.6 1 9
2 3 Flag of Italy svg.png Luigi Fagioli Alfa Romeo 70 + 2.6 2 6
3 4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Reg Parnell Alfa Romeo 70 + 52.0 4 4
4 14 Flag of France svg.png Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago-Talbot 68 + 2 Laps 6 3
5 15 Flag of France svg.png Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot 68 + 2 Laps 9 2
6 12 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Bob Gerard ERA 67 + 3 Laps 13  
7 11 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Cuth Harrison ERA 67 + 3 Laps 15  
8 16 Flag of France svg.png Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago-Talbot 65 + 5 Laps 14  
9 6 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Hampshire Maserati 64 + 6 Laps 16  
10 10 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Joe Fry
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Brian Shawe-Taylor
Maserati 64 + 6 Laps 20  
11 18 Flag of Belgium svg.png Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago-Talbot 64 + 6 Laps 21  
Ret 1 Flag of Argentina svg.png Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 62 Oil Leak 3  
NC 23 Flag of Ireland svg.png Joe Kelly Alta 57 Not classified 19  
Ret 21 Flag of Thailand svg.png Prince Bira Maserati 49 Out of fuel 5  
Ret 5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Murray Maserati 44 Engine 18  
Ret 24 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Geoff Crossley Alta 43 Transmission 17  
Ret 20 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 36 Engine 8  
Ret 19 Flag of Monaco svg.png Louis Chiron Maserati 26 Clutch 11  
Ret 17 Flag of France svg.png Eugène Martin Talbot-Lago-Talbot 8 Oil pressure 7  
Ret 9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Peter Walker
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Tony Rolt
ERA 5 Gearbox 10  
Ret 8 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Leslie Johnson ERA 2 Compressor 12  

Fastest lap: Giuseppe Farina

Champion Elimination Medals Championship

Pole position: Giuseppe Farina

Classification:

1. Giuseppe Farina

2. Luigi Fagioli

3. Reg Parnell

4. Yves Giraud-Cabantous

5. Louis Rosier

6. Bob Gerard

7. Cuth Harrison

8. Philippe Etancelin

9. David Hampshire

10. Joe Fry/Brian Shawe-Taylor

11. Johnny Claes

NC. Joe Kelly

Fastest lap: Giuseppe Farina

Mediocrity Awards

1. Joe Fry - 23 laps (6-28)

2. Joe Kelly - 15 laps (29, 44-57)

3. Geoff Crossley - 14 laps (30-43)

4. Brian Shawe-Taylor - 4 laps (58-61)

5. Tony Rolt - 3 laps (3-5)

=. Johnny Claes - 3 laps (62-64)

7. Peter Walker - 1 lap (1)

=. Leslie Johnson - 1 lap (2)

Drivers' Championship standings after the race

Regular championship

Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of Italy svg.png Giuseppe Farina 9
2 Flag of Italy svg.png Luigi Fagioli 6
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Reg Parnell 4
4 Flag of France svg.png Yves Giraud-Cabantous 3
5 Flag of France svg.png Louis Rosier 2
  • Only the top five positions are listed. Only the best 4 results counted towards the Championship.

Champion Elimination Medals Championship

Pos Driver Wins 2nd 3rd Points
1 Flag of Italy svg.png Giuseppe Farina 1 0 0 9
2 Flag of Italy svg.png Luigi Fagioli 0 1 0 6
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Reg Parnell 0 0 1 4
4 Flag of France svg.png Yves Giraud-Cabantous 0 0 0 3
5 Flag of France svg.png Louis Rosier 0 0 0 2
  • Only the top five positions are listed. Only the best 4 results counted towards the Championship.

Mediocrity Awards

Pos Driver Laps
1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Joe Fry 23
2 Flag of Ireland svg.png Joe Kelly 15
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Geoff Crossley 14
4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Brian Shawe-Taylor 4
5 Flag of Belgium svg.png Johnny Claes 3
= Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Tony Rolt 3
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