1950 F1 Championship Standings

1950 F1 season & championship standings

Nino Farina

See all final 1950 F1 results for each race, driver and team. The 1950 Grand Prix season was the inaugural round of the F1 World Championship of Drivers as we know it today.

For the first season of what is now Formula One racing, the calendar was constructed by seven Grands Prix, six in Europe and the Indianapolis 500, which was run with AAA regulations and not the Formula 1 specifications.

The main Formula 1 specifications dictated that supercharged or turbocharged engines could not exceed the 1.5-litre engine displacement, while the naturally aspirated ones could have a 4.5-litre size.

 

Overview & Report

 

1950 F1 Championship Overview

1950 F1 World Championship
NO Grand Prix Date Winner Team Laps Time
1 1950 British F1 GP May 13 Italy Nino Farina
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 70 02:13:23.600
2 1950 Monaco F1 GP May 21 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 100 03:13:18.700
3 1950 Indianapolis 500 May 30 United States Johnnie Parsons
United States Kurtis Kraft 138 02:46:55.970
4 1950 Swiss F1 GP June 4 Italy Nino Farina
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 42 02:02:53.700
5 1950 Belgian F1 GP June 18 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 35 02:47:26.000
6 1950 French F1 GP July 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 64 02:57:52.800
7 1950 Italian F1 GP September 3 Italy Nino Farina
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 80 02:51:17.400

 

1950 F1 Championship Report


The championship was dominated by the Alfa Romeo cars, with Giuseppe ‘Nino’ Farina winning three Grands Prix and Juan Manuel Fangio dominating the other three European rounds. Ultimately, Farina’s fourth place at Belgium was the difference in a closely-fought World Championship. Alfa Romeo’s Luigi Fagioli finished third and was the driver with the most podiums in the season, though he did not win a single event.

Only the four best results of the six races counted for the World Drivers’ Championship and the points-allocation was established with an 8-6-4-3-2 format for the first five finishers and one point for the driver with the Fastest Lap of the race, regardless if that driver finished the race or not.

The Battle of The Alfettas

Farina dominated the first-ever Grand Prix, held at Silverstone. Then, the Italian crashed at Monaco as Fangio reigned supreme and Ferrari made its World Championship debut with a second-place from Alberto Ascari in the 125 F1 with a V12 supercharged engine. The Indy 500 was celebrated on 30 May 1950 without participation from the European drivers and Johnnie Parsons took the win.

Engine woes for Pole-sitter Fangio meant Farina won the 1950 Swiss Grand Prix at Bremgarten on 4 June 1950. Fangio struck back at Belgium after winning from second on the grid on the 14.120-kilometre Spa-Francorchamps.

Then, the Argentine maestro won again in France. Fangio qualified almost two seconds ahead of everyone at Reims-Gueux and then won with a 25-second gap over Fagioli and three laps ahead of the third-placed Peter Whitehead, driving a Ferrari. Fuel pump failure for Farina meant Fangio led the championship heading to the final showdown at Monza with two points over Fagioli and four over ‘Nino’.

Farina needed a series of results to win the crown at his home country. The Italian driver needed at least third place to have a chance if Fangio had a difficult afternoon. The worst possible result that could’ve given the title to the Italian racer was third place with the Fastest Lap of the race. Fangio was in a good spot since he could’ve earned the championship even without scoring any points.

Championship Climax at Monza

For the race at the 6.300-kilometre Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Fangio qualified on Pole two tenths ahead of Ferrari’s first superstar in the World Championship, Ascari. Farina was third, 1.6 seconds off of Fangio’s lap.

Farina took the lead at the start and lost it briefly on lap 14 to Ascari, who was driving the Ferrari 375 with the new 4.5-litre V12 engine without a supercharger. Fangio, on the other hand, had gearbox issue in his car and borrowed Piero Taruffi’s Alfetta, only to retire again with engine issues.

Farina won comfortably ahead of the Ferrari driven by Dorino Serafini and Ascari. Ascari’s car had reliability issues, but he managed to get a podium place at home for Ferrari after finishing in Serafini’s own 375. It was Serafini’s only Grand Prix and he finished second. In third place was Fagioli in one of the other Alfa Romeos.

‘Nino’ Farina, the “Gentleman of Turin”, became the first World Drivers’ Champion in history and 70 years later, he is still the only driver to seal the Formula 1 championship in his home race.

The first Formula 1 season will be remembered forever, due to the utter dominance of the Alfettas, the battle between Farina and Fangio and because it gave way to the mega-sport the Formula 1 championship is today.

The beginning of a great sport, the origin of golden history.

Here you can find the 1950 F1 teams overview.

Drivers Standings

1950 Formula 1 Drivers Championship Table

PosDriverPtsBRIMONINDYSWIBELFREITA
1Italy Nino Farina301*DNF 1*4*71
2Italy Luigi Fagioli24 (28)2DNF 2223
3Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio27DNF1* DNF11*DNF
4France Louis Rosier135DNF 3364
5Italy Alberto Ascari11 2 DNF5DNQ2
6United States Johnnie Parsons9 1*
7United States Bill Holland6 2
8Thailand Prince Bira5DNF5 4 DNF
9United States Mauri Rose4 3
10United Kingdom Peter Whitehead4 DNS 37
11United Kingdom Reg Parnell43 DNF
12Monaco Louis Chiron4DNF3 9 DNFDNF
13United States Cecil Green3 4
14Italy Dorino Serafini3 2
15France Robert Manzon3 DNF 4DNF
16France Yves Giraud Cabantous34 DNFDNF8
17France Philippe Étancelin38DNF DNFDNF55
18France Raymond Sommer3 4 DNFDNFDNFDNF
19Italy Felice Bonetto2 5 DNFDNS
20United States Joie Chitwood1 5
21United States Tony Bettenhausen1 5
22France Eugène Chaboud1 DNF5
23United States Bayliss Levrett0 27
24United States Bill Cantrell0 27
25United States Bill Schindler0 26
26United Kingdom Bob Gerard066
27United Kingdom Brian Shawe Taylor010
28France Charles Pozzi0 6
29United States Dick Rathmann0 32
30United States Duane Carter0 12
31United States Duke Dinsmore0 33
32United States Fred Agabashian0 28
33United States Gene Hartley0 16
34United States George Connor0 8
35United States Henry Banks0 25
36United States Jack McGrath0 14
37United States Jackie Holmes0 23
38United States Jerry Hoyt0 21
39United States Jim Rathmann0 24
40United States Jimmy Davies0 17
41United States Jimmy Jackson0 29
42United Kingdom Joe Fry010
43United States Johnny McDowell0 18
44United States Lee Wallard0 6
45United States Mack Hellings0 13
46United States Myron Fohr0 11
47Italy Nello Pagani0 7
48United States Pat Flaherty0 10
49United States Paul Russo0 9
50United States Sam Hanks0 30
51United States Spider Webb0 20
52Switzerland Toni Branca0 1110
53United States Troy Ruttman0 15
54United States Walt Ader0 22
55United States Walt Brown0 19
56United States Walt Faulkner0 7
57Argentina Alfredo Piàn0 DNS
58Italy Clemente Biondetti0 DNF
59Italy Consalvo Sanesi0 DNF
60United Kingdom David Hampshire09 DNF
61United Kingdom Geoff Crossley0DNF 9
62France Guy Mairesse0 DNF
63United States Harry Schell0 DNF 8
64France Henri Louveau0 DNF
65Ireland Joe Kelly0NC
66United Kingdom Leslie Johnson0DNF
67Germany Paul Pietsch0 DNF
68United Kingdom Peter Walker0DNF
69Italy Piero Taruffi0 DNF
70United Kingdom Tony Rolt0DNF
71United Kingdom Cuth Harrison07DNF DNF
72United Kingdom David Murray0DNF DNF
73France Eugène Martin0DNF DNF
74Italy Franco Comotti0 DNPDNF
75Belgium Johnny Claes0117 108DNFDNF
76Argentina José Froilán González0 DNF DNF
77France Maurice Trintignant0 DNF DNF
78France Pierre Levegh0 7DNFDNF
79Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried0DNFDNF 6 6
80Italy Franco Rol0 DNF DNFDNF
81Italy Luigi Villoresi0 DNF DNF6DNQ

1950 F1 results distribution of points: 1st = 9, 2nd = 6, 3rd = 4, 4th = 3, 5th = 2 point

DNQ = Did Not Qualify, DNS = Did Not Start, Ret = Retired, DSQ = Disqualified, NC = Not Classified

Drivers Stats

1950 F1 Drivers Statistics Table

Driver GP 1st 2nd 3rd Pod Pole Laps FL RET PTS
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 7 3 0 0 3 4 350 3 4 27
France Louis Rosier 7 0 0 2 2 0 285 0 2 13
Italy Nino Farina 6 3 0 0 3 2 282 3 2 30
Italy Luigi Fagioli 6 0 4 1 5 0 291 0 1 28
Italy Alberto Ascari 6 0 2 0 2 0 238 0 2 11
France Philippe Étancelin 6 0 0 0 0 0 277 0 3 3
Belgium Johnny Claes 6 0 0 0 0 0 251 0 2 0
Monaco Louis Chiron 5 0 0 1 1 0 182 0 3 4
France Raymond Sommer 5 0 0 0 0 0 188 0 4 3
Thailand Prince Bira 4 0 0 0 0 0 185 0 2 5
France Yves Giraud Cabantous 4 0 0 0 0 0 122 0 2 3
Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried 4 0 0 0 0 0 148 0 2 0
Italy Luigi Villoresi 4 0 0 0 0 0 105 0 2 0
United Kingdom Peter Whitehead 3 0 0 1 1 0 133 0 1 4
France Robert Manzon 3 0 0 0 0 0 68 0 2 3
Italy Felice Bonetto 3 0 0 0 0 0 54 0 2 2
France Eugène Chaboud 3 0 0 0 0 0 81 0 1 1
France Pierre Levegh 3 0 0 0 0 0 98 0 2 0
Italy Franco Rol 3 0 0 0 0 0 45 0 3 0
United Kingdom Cuth Harrison 3 0 0 0 0 0 118 0 2 0
United Kingdom Reg Parnell 2 0 0 1 1 0 79 0 1 4
United States Tony Bettenhausen 2 0 0 0 0 0 166 0 1 1
France Eugène Martin 2 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 2 0
United Kingdom Geoff Crossley 2 0 0 0 0 0 73 0 1 0
United Kingdom David Hampshire 2 0 0 0 0 0 69 0 1 0
Italy Franco Comotti 2 0 0 0 0 0 15 0 1 0
France Maurice Trintignant 2 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 2 0
United Kingdom Bob Gerard 2 0 0 0 0 0 161 0 0 0
United Kingdom David Murray 2 0 0 0 0 0 100 0 2 0
Argentina José Froilán González 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 0
Switzerland Toni Branca 2 0 0 0 0 0 64 0 0 0
United States Harry Schell 2 0 0 0 0 0 39 0 1 0
United States Johnnie Parsons 1 1 0 0 1 0 138 1 0 9
United States Bill Holland 1 0 1 0 1 0 137 0 0 6
United States Mauri Rose 1 0 0 1 1 0 137 0 0 4
United States Cecil Green 1 0 0 0 0 0 137 0 0 3
Italy Dorino Serafini 1 0 1 0 1 0 80 0 0 3
United States Joie Chitwood 1 0 0 0 0 0 136 0 0 1
United States Lee Wallard 1 0 0 0 0 0 136 0 0 0
France Henri Louveau 1 0 0 0 0 0 16 0 1 0
United States Walt Ader 1 0 0 0 0 0 123 0 0 0
United States Walt Brown 1 0 0 0 0 0 127 0 0 0
France Guy Mairesse 1 0 0 0 0 0 42 0 1 0
United States Gene Hartley 1 0 0 0 0 0 128 0 0 0
United Kingdom Leslie Johnson 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0
United States Dick Rathmann 1 0 0 0 0 0 25 0 1 0
United States Mack Hellings 1 0 0 0 0 0 132 0 0 0
United States Fred Agabashian 1 0 0 0 0 0 64 0 1 0
Argentina Alfredo Piàn 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
United States Pat Flaherty 1 0 0 0 0 0 135 0 0 0
United Kingdom Joe Fry 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 0 0
United States Bill Schindler 1 0 0 0 0 0 111 0 1 0
United States Walt Faulkner 1 0 0 0 0 1 135 0 0 0
United States Jackie Holmes 1 0 0 0 0 0 123 0 1 0
United States Spider Webb 1 0 0 0 0 0 126 0 0 0
France Charles Pozzi 1 0 0 0 0 0 56 0 0 0
United States Jimmy Davies 1 0 0 0 0 0 128 0 0 0
Italy Clemente Biondetti 1 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 1 0
United States Duke Dinsmore 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 1 0
United States Jack McGrath 1 0 0 0 0 0 131 0 1 0
United Kingdom Peter Walker 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0
United States Jimmy Jackson 1 0 0 0 0 0 52 0 1 0
Italy Nello Pagani 1 0 0 0 0 0 39 0 0 0
United States Myron Fohr 1 0 0 0 0 0 133 0 0 0
United Kingdom Brian Shawe Taylor 1 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 0 0
United States Bill Cantrell 1 0 0 0 0 0 108 0 1 0
United States George Connor 1 0 0 0 0 0 135 0 0 0
Italy Consalvo Sanesi 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 1 0
United States Jim Rathmann 1 0 0 0 0 0 122 0 0 0
Italy Piero Taruffi 1 0 0 0 0 0 34 0 1 0
United States Jerry Hoyt 1 0 0 0 0 0 125 0 0 0
United States Johnny McDowell 1 0 0 0 0 0 128 0 0 0
United States Troy Ruttman 1 0 0 0 0 0 130 0 0 0
United Kingdom Tony Rolt 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0
United States Sam Hanks 1 0 0 0 0 0 42 0 1 0
United States Duane Carter 1 0 0 0 0 0 133 0 0 0
Ireland Joe Kelly 1 0 0 0 0 0 57 0 1 0
United States Bayliss Levrett 1 0 0 0 0 0 108 0 1 0
United States Paul Russo 1 0 0 0 0 0 135 0 0 0
Germany Paul Pietsch 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
United States Henry Banks 1 0 0 0 0 0 112 0 1 0

Teams Standings

1950 F1 Constructors Championship Table

The World Constructors Championship did not exist until 1958.


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