1950 Dutch A1 Grand Prix

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The 1950 Dutch A1 Grand Prix was the second meeting of the inaugural A1 Grand Prix season. England's Peter Whitehead took his and his country's maiden pole position. The race was won by Robert Manzon for France.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No. Driver Time Gap
1 11 Flag of England svg.png Peter Whitehead 1:32.735 Leader
2 16 Flag of Italy svg.png Piero Taruffi 1:33.239 +0.504
3 14 Flag of Germany svg.png Paul Pietsch 1:33.418 +0.683
4 28 Flag of Thailand svg.png B. Bira 1:33.522 +0.787
5 25 Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg.png Paco Godia 1:33.880 +1.145
6 15 Flag of Ireland svg.png Joe Kelly 1:33.897 +1.162
7 20 Flag of New Zealand svg.png Jack Tutton 1:33.921 +1.186
8 4 Flag of Brazil svg.png Chico Landi 1:33.932 +1.197
9 13 Flag of France svg.png Robert Manzon 1:34.016 +1.271
10 1 Flag of Argentina svg.png Alfredo Pián 1:34.035 +1.300
11 30 Flag of Uruguay svg.png Eitel Cantoni 1:34.211 +1.476
12 9 Flag of the Dominican Republic svg.png Porfirio Rubirosa 1:34.282 +1.547
13 18 Flag of Monaco svg.png Louis Chiron 1:34.344 +1.609
14 29 Flag of the United States svg.png Johnnie Parsons 1:34.346 +1.611
15 24 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Arthur Mackenzie 1:34.473 +1.738
16 12 Flag of Finland svg.png Asser Wallenius 1:34.534 +1.799
17 33 Flag of Wales svg.png Charles Headland 1:34.655 +1.920
18 27 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Toulo de Graffenried 1:34.909 +2.174
19 8 Flag of Denmark svg.png Robert Nelleman 1:34.935 +2.200
20 2 Flag of Australia svg.png Tony Gaze 1:34.961 +2.226
21 10 Flag of East Germany svg.png Willy Lehmann 1:35.170 +2.435
22 21 Flag of Northern Ireland svg.png Desmond Titterington 1:35.263 +2.528
23 5 Canadian Red.svg.png Al Pease 1:35.267 +2.532
24 26 Flag of Sweden svg.png Erik Lundgren 1:35.269 +2.534
25 23 Flag of Scotland svg.png Alex McGlashan 1:35.346 +2.611
26 19 Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Jan Flinterman 1:35.543 +2.808
27 3 Flag of Belgium svg.png Johnny Claes 1:35.621 +2.886
28 6 Flag of Colombia svg.png Gabriel Herrera 1:35.657 +2.922
29 7 Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Eliška Junková 1:35.826 +3.091
30 32 Flag of Venezuela svg.png Ramón López 1:36.015 +3.280
31 17 Flag of Mexico svg.png Luis Leal Solares 1:36.021 +3.286
32 22 Flag of Peru.png Luis Asteñgo Albizuri 1:36.811 +4.076
33 31 Flag of the Soviet Union svg.png Mikhail Metelev 1:37.120 +4.385

Race

Whitehead and Taruffi lead off the start.
Taruffi, Pietsch and Whitehead battle for the lead.

As at Silverstone, the pole sitter would loose out to the driver starting alongside as England's Peter Whitehead lost out to Italy's Piero Taruffi. Whitehead was passed by Germany's Paul Pietsch on lap 5 but the two of them managed to close back up to Taruffi providing a very close three way battle during the first stint of the race.

During the first round of pit-stops, Whitehead had a slow stop as he would all the way through the race and lost out to both Prince Bira for Thailand and France's Robert Manzon who had spent the first stint climbing through from his disapointing grid position of 9th. This left Taruffi and Pietsch battling it out for the lead for the second stint though Bira, Manzon and Whitehead would remain within 10 seconds of them.

Some of the midfield action.
Manzon wins for France.

The second round of pit-stops saw Prince Bira take the lead, he had made his stop earlier, allowing him some clear space on the track before the other front runners made their stops. Taruffi was now running second with Manzon and Pietsch just behind them. The final round of stops saw Manzon take the lead while Bira also dropped behind Taruffi and found himself being reeled in by both Pietsch and Whitehead. The leaders would remain in that order till the finish though Pietsch would drop out with a valve failure on lap 71.

This had been a much cleaner race than the British Grand Prix had been with most accidents only involving one car. However the behaviour of the backmarkers regarding being passed by the leaders wasn't much better this time with several drivers again receiving penalty points on their racing license.

Race Classification

Pos Grid No. Driver Laps Behind Points
1 9 13 Flag of France svg.png Robert Manzon 84 2:14:54.783 25
2 2 16 Flag of Italy svg.png Piero Taruffi 84 +4.751 20
3 4 28 Flag of Thailand svg.png B. Bira 84 +19.272 16
4 1 11 Flag of England svg.png Peter Whitehead 84 +22.148 13
5 13 18 Flag of Monaco svg.png Louis Chiron 84 +28.343 11
6 5 25 Flag of Spain 1945 1977.svg.png Paco Godia 84 +34.019 10
7 10 1 Flag of Argentina svg.png Alfredo Pián 84 +48.804 9
8 18 27 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Toulo de Graffenried 84 +51.030 8
9 15 24 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Arthur Mackenzie 84 +57.111 7
10 22 21 Flag of Northern Ireland svg.png Desmond Titterington 84 +57.259 6
11 16 12 Flag of Finland svg.png Asser Wallenius 84 +1:09.886 5
12 17 33 Flag of Wales svg.png Charles Headland 84 +1:11.427 4
13 19 8 Flag of Denmark svg.png Robert Nelleman 84 +1:22.306 3
14 29 7 Flag of the Czech Republic svg.png Eliška Junková 84 +1:22.435 2
15 25 23 Flag of Scotland svg.png Alex McGlashan 84 +1:25.998 1
16 8 4 Flag of Brazil svg.png Chico Landi 84 +1:32.791
17 33 31 Flag of the Soviet Union svg.png Mikhail Metelev 83 +1 lap
18 24 26 Flag of Sweden svg.png Erik Lundgren 83 +1 lap
19 20 2 Flag of Australia svg.png Tony Gaze 83 +1 lap
20 11 30 Flag of Uruguay svg.png Eitel Cantoni 83 +1 lap
21 26 19 Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Jan Flinterman 82 +2 laps
22 14 29 Flag of the United States svg.png Johnnie Parsons 82 +2 laps
23 28 6 Flag of Colombia svg.png Gabriel Herrera 82 +2 laps
24 23 5 Canadian Red.svg.png Al Pease 80 +4 laps
Ret 3 14 Flag of Germany svg.png Paul Pietsch 71 Valve
Ret 27 3 Flag of Belgium svg.png Johnny Claes 67 Ignition
Ret 6 15 Flag of Ireland svg.png Joe Kelly 47 Clutch
Ret 12 9 Flag of the Dominican Republic svg.png Porfirio Rubirosa 37 Accident
Ret 21 10 Flag of East Germany svg.png Willy Lehmann 32 Accident
Ret 31 17 Flag of Mexico svg.png Luis Leal Solares 28 Accident
Ret 30 32 Flag of Venezuela svg.png Ramon Lopez 21 Accident
Ret 32 22 Flag of Peru.png Luis Asteñgo Albizuri 8 Accident
Ret 7 20 Flag of New Zealand svg.png Jack Tutton 2 Accident

Fastest Lap Flag of Northern Ireland svg.png Desmond Titterington 1:32.121 Lap 49

Penalty Report

Drivers receive points on their race licence if they are deemed by the stewards to be driving in an 'unsporting manner'. Points are usually given for causing avoidable collisions, pitlane infractions or impeding fastest cars while being lapped. If a driver collects 12 points throughout the season then they are given a three month ban from racing in the series. Points are reset to zero after each season. Fines can also be given.

No. Driver Lap Penalty Reason
19 Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Jan Flinterman 9 2 points Causing an avoidable collision with car 6.
17 Flag of Mexico svg.png Luis Leal Solares 18 2 points Impeding a faster car.
3 Flag of Belgium svg.png Johnny Claes 34 2 points Impeding a faster car.
31 Flag of the Soviet Union svg.png Mikhail Metelev 53 2 points Impeding a faster car.
5 Canadian Red.svg.png Al Pease 58 2 points Impeding a faster car.
19 Flag of the Netherlands.svg.png Jan Flinterman 74 2 points Impeding a faster car.