1950 French Grand Prix

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The 1950 French Grand Prix was the sixth race out of seven in the 1950 Formula One season, held at Reims. Juan Manuel Fangio won the race, taking advantage of Giuseppe Farina's retirement from the race to take the championship lead, with Luigi Fagioli finishing second and also passing Farina in the standings. Peter Whitehead finished third. The race was declared a non-championship round for the Mediocrity Awards.

Entries

No Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre
2 Flag of Italy svg.png Giuseppe Farina SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo L8s Pirelli
4 Flag of Italy svg.png Luigi Fagioli SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo L8s Pirelli
6 Flag of Argentina svg.png Juan Manuel Fangio SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo L8s Pirelli
8 Flag of Italy svg.png Luigi Villoresi Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s Pirelli
10 Flag of Italy svg.png Alberto Ascari Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s Pirelli
12 Flag of France svg.png Raymond Sommer Automobiles Talbot-Darracq SA Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C-GS Talbot L6 Dunlop
14 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Peter Whitehead Private Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s Pirelli
16 Flag of France svg.png Philippe Étancelin Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C-DA Talbot L6 Dunlop
16* Flag of France svg.png Eugène Chaboud Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C-DA Talbot L6 Dunlop
18 Flag of France svg.png Yves Giraud-Cabantous Automobiles Talbot-Darracq SA Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C-DA Talbot L6 Dunlop
20 Flag of France svg.png Louis Rosier Automobiles Talbot-Darracq SA Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C-DA Talbot L6 Dunlop
22 Flag of France svg.png Pierre Levegh Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 Dunlop
24 Flag of France svg.png Eugène Chaboud Ecurie Lutetia Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 Dunlop
26 Flag of France svg.png Charles Pozzi Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 Dunlop
28 Flag of Italy svg.png Franco Rol Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s Pirelli
30 Flag of Monaco svg.png Louis Chiron Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s Pirelli
32 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Reg Parnell Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s Dunlop
34 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Hampshire Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s Dunlop
36 Flag of Argentina svg.png José Froilán González Scuderia Achille Varzi Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s Pirelli
38 Flag of Italy svg.png Franco Comotti Scuderia Achille Varzi Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s Pirelli
40 Flag of Italy svg.png Felice Bonetto Scuderia Milano Maserati Maserati 4CLT-50 Milano L4s Pirelli
42 Flag of Belgium svg.png Johnny Claes Ecurie Belge Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 Dunlop
44 Flag of France svg.png Robert Manzon Equipe Gordini Simca-Gordini Simca-Gordini T15 Gordini L4s Englebert
  • Chaboud decided not to start the race in his car, instead sharing Philippe Etancelin's Talbot-Lago.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 6 Flag of Argentina svg.png Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 2:30.6 -
2 2 Flag of Italy svg.png Nino Farina Alfa Romeo 2:32.5 + 1.9
3 4 Flag of Italy svg.png Luigi Fagioli Alfa Romeo 2:34.7 + 4.1
4 16 Flag of France svg.png Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:39.0 + 8.4
5 18 Flag of France svg.png Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:42.7 + 12.1
6 20 Flag of France svg.png Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:46.0 + 15.4
7 28 Flag of Italy svg.png Franco Rol Maserati 2:46.7 + 16.1
8 36 Flag of Argentina svg.png José Froilán González Maserati 2:48.0 + 17.4
9 22 Flag of France svg.png Pierre Levegh Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:49.0 + 18.4
10 24 Flag of France svg.png Eugène Chaboud Talbot-Lago-Talbot No time -
11 40 Flag of Italy svg.png Felice Bonetto Maserati-Milano No time -
12 32 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Reg Parnell Maserati No time -
13 44 Flag of France svg.png Robert Manzon Simca-Gordini No time -
14 30 Flag of Monaco svg.png Louis Chiron Maserati No time -
15 42 Flag of Belgium svg.png Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago-Talbot No time -
16 26 Flag of France svg.png Charles Pozzi Talbot-Lago-Talbot No time -
17 12 Flag of France svg.png Raymond Sommer Talbot-Lago-Talbot No time -
18 34 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Hampshire Maserati No time -
19 14 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Peter Whitehead Ferrari No time -

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 6 Flag of Argentina svg.png Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 64 2:57:52.8 1 9
2 4 Flag of Italy svg.png Luigi Fagioli Alfa Romeo 64 + 25.7 3 6
3 14 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Peter Whitehead Ferrari 61 + 3 Laps 18 4
4 44 Flag of France svg.png Robert Manzon Simca-Gordini 61 + 3 Laps 12 3
5 16 Flag of France svg.png Philippe Étancelin
Flag of France svg.png Eugène Chaboud
Talbot-Lago-Talbot 59 + 5 Laps 4 1
1
6 26 Flag of France svg.png Charles Pozzi
Flag of France svg.png Louis Rosier
Talbot-Lago-Talbot 56 + 8 Laps 15  
7 2 Flag of Italy svg.png Nino Farina Alfa Romeo 55 Fuel Pump 2  
8 18 Flag of France svg.png Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago-Talbot 52 + 12 Laps 5  
Ret 22 Flag of France svg.png Pierre Levegh Talbot-Lago-Talbot 36 Engine 9  
Ret 40 Flag of Italy svg.png Felice Bonetto Maserati-Milano 14 Engine 10  
Ret 42 Flag of Belgium svg.png Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago-Talbot 11 Overheating 14  
Ret 20 Flag of France svg.png Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot 10 Overheating 6  
Ret 32 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Reg Parnell Maserati 9 Engine 11  
Ret 28 Flag of Italy svg.png Franco Rol Maserati 6 Engine 7  
Ret 30 Flag of Monaco svg.png Louis Chiron Maserati 6 Engine 13  
Ret 34 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png David Hampshire Maserati 5 Engine 17  
Ret 12 Flag of France svg.png Raymond Sommer Talbot-Lago-Talbot 4 Overheating 16  
Ret 36 Flag of Argentina svg.png José Froilán González Maserati 3 Engine 8  

Fastest lap: Juan Manuel Fangio

Champion Elimination Medals Championship

Pole position: Juan Manuel Fangio

1. Juan Manuel Fangio

2. Luigi Fagioli

3. Peter Whitehead

4. Robert Manzon

5. Philippe Étancelin/Eugène Chaboud

6. Charles Pozzi/Louis Rosier

7. Giuseppe Farina

8. Yves Giraud-Cabantous

Fastest lap: Juan Manuel Fangio

Drivers' Championship standings after the race

Regular championship

Pos Driver Points
1 Flag of Argentina svg.png Juan Manuel Fangio 26
2 Flag of Italy svg.png Luigi Fagioli 24
3 Flag of Italy svg.png Giuseppe Farina 22
4 Flag of France svg.png Louis Rosier 10
5 US flag 48 stars svg.png Johnnie Parsons 9
  • 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 Argentina svg.png Juan Manuel Fangio 3 0 0 26
2 Flag of Italy svg.png Giuseppe Farina 2 0 0 22
3 US flag 48 stars svg.png Johnnie Parsons 1 0 0 9
4 Flag of Italy svg.png Luigi Fagioli 0 4 0 24
5 Flag of Italy svg.png Alberto Ascari 0 1 0 8
  • Only the top five positions are listed. Only the best 4 results counted towards the Championship.

Mediocrity Awards

Pos Driver Laps
1 Flag of Belgium svg.png Johnny Claes 67
2 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Toni Branca 41
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Bob Gerard 36
4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Joe Fry 23
5 Flag of Ireland svg.png Joe Kelly 15
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