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
Race Date Winner Team Laps Time
British Grand Prix May 13 Italy Nino Farina
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 70 02:13:23.600
Monaco Grand Prix May 21 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 100 03:13:18.700
Indianapolis 500 May 30 United States Johnnie Parsons
United States Kurtis Kraft 138 02:46:55.970
Swiss Grand Prix June 4 Italy Nino Farina
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 42 02:02:53.700
Belgian Grand Prix June 18 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 35 02:47:26.000
French Grand Prix July 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Switzerland Alfa Romeo 64 02:57:52.800
Italian Grand Prix 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

PosDriverBRIMONINDYSWIBELFREITAPts
1Italy Nino Farina1*DNF 1*4*7130
2Argentina Juan Manuel FangioDNF1* DNF11*DNF27
3Italy Luigi Fagioli2DNF 222324 (28)
4France Louis Rosier5DNF 336413
5Italy Alberto Ascari 2 DNF5DNQ211
6United States Johnnie Parsons  1*    9
7United States Bill Holland  2    6
8Thailand Prince BiraDNF5 4  DNF5
9United Kingdom Reg Parnell3    DNF 4
10United Kingdom Peter Whitehead DNS   374
11United States Mauri Rose  3    4
12Monaco Louis ChironDNF3 9 DNFDNF4
13France Yves Giraud Cabantous4  DNFDNF8 3
14United States Cecil Green  4    3
15France Robert Manzon DNF   4DNF3
16France Raymond Sommer 4 DNFDNFDNFDNF3
17France Philippe Étancelin8DNF DNFDNF553
18Italy Dorino Serafini      23
19Italy Felice Bonetto   5 DNFDNS2
20United States Tony Bettenhausen  5    1
21United States Joie Chitwood  5    1
22France Eugène Chaboud    DNF5 1
23France Eugène MartinDNF  DNF   0
24France Pierre Levegh    7DNFDNF0
25France Maurice Trintignant DNF    DNF0
26United States Myron Fohr  11    0
27Italy Nello Pagani   7   0
28United States Bayliss Levrett  27    0
29United States Pat Flaherty  10    0
30Germany Paul Pietsch      DNF0
31United States Paul Russo  9    0
32United Kingdom Peter WalkerDNF      0
33United States Dick Rathmann  32    0
34United Kingdom David MurrayDNF     DNF0
35Italy Piero Taruffi      DNF0
36United Kingdom David Hampshire9    DNF 0
37United States Mack Hellings  13    0
38United Kingdom Cuth Harrison7DNF    DNF0
39Italy Consalvo Sanesi      DNF0
40Italy Clemente Biondetti      DNF0
41United States Sam Hanks  30    0
42United States Spider Webb  20    0
43Switzerland Toni Branca   1110  0
44France Charles Pozzi     6 0
45United Kingdom Tony RoltDNF      0
46Switzerland Toulo de GraffenriedDNFDNF 6  60
47United States Troy Ruttman  15    0
48United States Walt Ader  22    0
49United States Walt Brown  19    0
50United States Walt Faulkner  7    0
51United States Duane Carter  12    0
52Italy Luigi Villoresi DNF DNF6DNQ 0
53Italy Franco Comotti     DNPDNF0
54United States Jim Rathmann  24    0
55Italy Franco Rol DNF   DNFDNF0
56United States Fred Agabashian  28    0
57United States Gene Hartley  16    0
58United Kingdom Geoff CrossleyDNF   9  0
59United States George Connor  8    0
60France Guy Mairesse      DNF0
61United States Harry Schell DNF 8   0
62France Henri Louveau      DNF0
63United States Henry Banks  25    0
64United States Jack McGrath  14    0
65United States Jackie Holmes  23    0
66United States Jerry Hoyt  21    0
67United States Jimmy Davies  17    0
68United States Bill Cantrell  27    0
69United States Jimmy Jackson  29    0
70United Kingdom Joe Fry10      0
71Ireland Joe KellyNC      0
72Argentina Alfredo Piàn DNS     0
73Belgium Johnny Claes117 108DNFDNF0
74United States Johnny McDowell  18    0
75United Kingdom Brian Shawe Taylor10      0
76Argentina José Froilán González DNF   DNF 0
77United States Bill Schindler  26    0
78United States Lee Wallard  6    0
79United Kingdom Leslie JohnsonDNF      0
80United States Duke Dinsmore  33    0
81United Kingdom Bob Gerard66     0

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

Teams Standings

1950 F1 Constructors Championship Table

The World Constructors Championship did not exist until 1958.


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