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The 1950 Formula One season was the first edition of the championship. The champion was Giussepe Farina in a close battle.

Grands Prix

Rnd Race Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Constructor Tyre Report
1 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Silverstone 13 May Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Alfa Romeo P Report
2 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Monaco 21 May Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Alfa Romeo P Report
3 United States Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 30 May United States Walt Faulkner United States Johnnie Parsons United States Johnnie Parsons United States Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser F Report
4 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten 4 June Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Alfa Romeo P Report
5 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps 18 June Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Giuseppe Farina Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Alfa Romeo P Report
6 France French Grand Prix Reims-Gueux 2 July Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Alfa Romeo P Report
7 Italy Italian Grand Prix Monza 3 September Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Alfa Romeo P Report
The Indianapolis 500 was AAA-sanctioned and not run to Formula One regulations. It also counted towards the 1950 AAA Championship Car season.

Teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1950 FIA World Championship of Drivers.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
Italy Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 158
159
Alfa Romeo 158 1.5 L8s P Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1–2, 4–7
Italy Giuseppe Farina 1–2, 4–7
Italy Luigi Fagioli 1–2, 4–7
United Kingdom Reg Parnell 1
Italy Consalvo Sanesi 7
Italy Piero Taruffi 7
Italy Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 4CLT 1.5 L4s D United Kingdom David Murray 1, 7
United Kingdom David Hampshire 1, 6
United Kingdom Reg Parnell 6
United Kingdom T.A.S.O. Mathieson ERA E ERA 1.5 L6s D United Kingdom Leslie Johnson 1
United Kingdom Peter Walker ERA E ERA 1.5 L6s D United Kingdom Peter Walker 1
United Kingdom Tony Rolt 1
United Kingdom Joe Fry Maserati 4CL Maserati 4CL 1.5 L4s D United Kingdom Joe Fry 1
United Kingdom Brian Shawe-Taylor 1
United Kingdom Cuth Harrison ERA B ERA 1.5 L6s D United Kingdom Cuth Harrison 1–2, 7
United Kingdom Bob Gerard ERA B
A
ERA 1.5 L6s D United Kingdom Bob Gerard 1–2
France Automobiles Talbot-Darracq Talbot-Lago T26C-DA
T26C
T26C-GS
Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D France Yves Giraud-Cabantous 1, 4–6
France Louis Rosier 1, 4–6
France Philippe Étancelin 1, 5
France Eugène Martin 1, 4
France Raymond Sommer 6
Belgium Ecurie Belge Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D Belgium Johnny Claes 1–2, 4–7
Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 4CLT 1.5 L4s P Monaco Louis Chiron 1–2, 4, 6–7
Italy Franco Rol 2, 6–7
Switzerland Enrico Platé Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 4CLT 1.5 L4s P Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried 1–2, 4, 7
Thailand Birabongse Bhanudej 1–2, 4, 7
Republic of Ireland Joe Kelly Alta GP Alta 1.5 L4s D Republic of Ireland Joe Kelly 1
United Kingdom Geoffrey Crossley Alta GP Alta 1.5 L4s D United Kingdom Geoffrey Crossley 1, 5
Argentina Scuderia Achille Varzi Maserati 4CLT/48
4CL
Maserati 4CLT 1.5 L4s
Maserati 4CL 1.5 L4s
P Argentina José Froilán González 2, 6
Argentina Alfredo Pián 2
Italy Nello Pagani 4
Switzerland Toni Branca 4
United States Horschell Racing Corporation Cooper-JAP T12 JAP 1.1 V2 D United States Harry Schell 2
France Equipe Gordini Simca-Gordini T15 Simca-Gordini 15C 1.5 L4s E France Robert Manzon 2, 6–7
France Maurice Trintignant 2, 7
France Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago T26C
T26C-DA
Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D France Philippe Étancelin 2, 4, 6–7
France Eugène Chaboud 6
France Ecurie Rosier Talbot-Lago T26C
T26C-GS
Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D France Louis Rosier 2, 7
France Henri Louveau 7
United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 Ferrari 125 F1 1.5 V12s D


P

United Kingdom Peter Whitehead 2, 6–7
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 125
166F2-50
275
375
Ferrari 125 F1 1.5 V12s
Ferrari 166 F2 2.0 V12
Ferrari 275 F1 3.3 V12
Ferrari 375 F1 4.5 V12
P Italy Luigi Villoresi 2, 4–5
Italy Alberto Ascari 2, 4–5, 7
France Raymond Sommer 2, 4
Italy Dorino Serafini 7
Italy Scuderia Milano Maserati-Speluzzi 4CLT/50 Speluzzi 1.5 L4 P Italy Felice Bonetto 4, 6
Italy Franco Comotti 7
Milano-Speluzzi 1 Italy Felice Bonetto 7
United States Ecurie Bleue Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D United States Harry Schell 4
France Pierre Levegh Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D France Pierre Levegh 5–7
France Raymond Sommer Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D France Raymond Sommer 5, 7
France Ecurie Lutetia Talbot-Lago T26C-DA Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D France Eugène Chaboud 5–6
Switzerland Antonio Branca Maserati 4CL Maserati 4CL 1.5 L4s P Switzerland Toni Branca 5
France Charles Pozzi Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D France Charles Pozzi 6
France Louis Rosier 6
Italy Clemente Biondetti Ferrari-Jaguar 166S Jaguar XK 3.4 L6 P Italy Clemente Biondetti 7
West Germany Paul Pietsch Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati 4CLT 1.5 L4s P West Germany Paul Pietsch 7
France Guy Mairesse Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D France Guy Mairesse 7

1950 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos. Driver GBR
United Kingdom
MON
Monaco
500
United States
SUI
Switzerland
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
Pts.
1 Italy Giuseppe Farina 1 Ret 1 4 7 1 30
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Ret 1 Ret 1 1 Ret / Ret 27
3 Italy Luigi Fagioli 2 Ret 2 2 2 (3) 24 (28)
4 France Louis Rosier 5 Ret 3 3 6† 4 13
5 Italy Alberto Ascari 2 Ret 5 DNS 2† 11
6 United States Johnnie Parsons 1 9
7 United States Bill Holland 2 6
8 Thailand Birabongse Bhanudej Ret 5 4 Ret 5
9 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead DNS 3 7 4
= Monaco Louis Chiron Ret 3 9 Ret Ret 4
= United Kingdom Reg Parnell 3 Ret 4
= United States Mauri Rose 3 4
13 Italy Dorino Serafini 2† 3
= France Yves Giraud-Cabantous 4 Ret Ret 8 3
= France Raymond Sommer 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 3
= France Robert Manzon Ret 4 Ret 3
= United States Cecil Green 4 3
= France Philippe Étancelin 8 Ret Ret Ret 5† 5 3
19 Italy Felice Bonetto 5 Ret DNS 2
20 France Eugène Chaboud Ret 5† 1
= United States Joie Chitwood 5† 1
= United States Tony Bettenhausen 5† 1
Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Ret Ret 6 6 0
United Kingdom Bob Gerard 6 6 0
Italy Luigi Villoresi Ret Ret 6 DNS 0
United States Lee Wallard 6 0
France Charles Pozzi 6† 0
Belgium Johnny Claes 11 7 10 8 Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Cuth Harrison 7 Ret Ret 0
France Pierre Levegh 7 Ret Ret 0
United States Walt Faulkner 7 0
Italy Nello Pagani 7 0
United States Harry Schell Ret 8 0
United States George Connor 8 0
United Kingdom Geoffrey Crossley Ret 9 0
United Kingdom David Hampshire 9 Ret 0
United States Paul Russo 9 0
Switzerland Toni Branca 11 10 0
United States Pat Flaherty 10 0
United Kingdom Brian Shawe-Taylor 10† 0
United Kingdom Joe Fry 10† 0
United States Myron Fohr 11 0
United States Duane Carter 12 0
United States Mack Hellings 13 0
United States Jack McGrath 14 0
United States Troy Ruttman 15 0
United States Gene Hartley 16 0
United States Jimmy Davies 17 0
United States Johnny McDowell 18 0
United States Walt Brown 19 0
United States Spider Webb 20 0
United States Jerry Hoyt 21 0
United States Walt Ader 22 0
United States Jackie Holmes 23 0
United States Jim Rathmann 24 0
Republic of Ireland Joe Kelly NC 0
Italy Franco Rol Ret Ret Ret 0
France Eugène Martin Ret Ret 0
Argentina José Froilán González Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom David Murray Ret Ret 0
France Maurice Trintignant Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Leslie Johnson Ret 0
United Kingdom Peter Walker Ret† 0
United Kingdom Tony Rolt Ret† 0
United States Henry Banks Ret 0
United States Bill Schindler Ret 0
United States Fred Agabashian Ret 0
United States Jimmy Jackson Ret 0
United States Sam Hanks Ret 0
United States Dick Rathmann Ret 0
United States Duke Dinsmore Ret 0
United States Bayliss Levrett Ret† 0
United States Bill Cantrell Ret† 0
France Guy Mairesse Ret 0
West Germany Paul Pietsch Ret 0
Italy Clemente Biondetti Ret 0
France Henri Louveau Ret 0
Italy Franco Comotti Ret 0
Italy Consalvo Sanesi Ret 0
Italy Piero Taruffi Ret† 0
Argentina Alfredo Pián DNS 0
Pos. Driver GBR
United Kingdom
MON
Monaco
500
United States
SUI
Switzerland
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
ITA
Italy
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Not classified, finished (NC)
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)
  • Italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded)
  • Bold indicates pole position
  • † Position shared between more drivers of the same car

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

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