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France  1950 French Grand Prix
Race details
Race 6 of 7 in the 1950 Formula One season
Date 2 July 1950
Official name XXXVII GRAND PRIX DE L'A.C.F.
Location Reims
Course Reims-Gueux
7.815 km (4.856 mi)
Distance 64 laps, 500.160 km (310.785 mi)
Weather Hot and sunny
Pole position
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio SA Alfa Romeo
Time 2:30.6
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio SA Alfa Romeo
Time 2:35.6
Podium
First Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio SA Alfa Romeo
Second Italy Luigi Fagioli SA Alfa Romeo
Third United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Private Entry

The 1950 French Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on July 2, 1950 at Reims-Gueux. It was the sixth round of 1950 World Drivers Championship.

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Report

Fangio put in a stunning display with a 116 mph practice lap. With Ferrari not starting their 3-litre cars, the main opposition was to come from the Talbots complete with dual ignition engines with 12 spark plugs. But they suffered from radiator problems and overheated to allow Fangio and Fagioli to lead home another Alfa demonstration run, whilst Farina succumbed to fuel pump trouble. Peter Whitehead took a deserved podium with 3rd place despite a fractured head gasket in the last two laps.

Entries

No Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre
2 Italy Nino Farina SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo L8s P
4 Italy Luigi Fagioli SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo L8s P
6 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo L8s P
8 Italy Luigi Villoresi Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s P
10 Italy Alberto Ascari Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s P
12 France Raymond Sommer Automobiles Talbot-Darracq SA Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C-GS Talbot L6 D
14 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Private Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s P
16 France Philippe Étancelin Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C-DA Talbot L6 D
18 France Yves Giraud Cabantous Automobiles Talbot-Darracq SA Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C-DA Talbot L6 D
20 France Louis Rosier Automobiles Talbot-Darracq SA Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C-DA Talbot L6 D
22 France Pierre Levegh Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 D
24 France Eugène Chaboud Ecurie Lutetia Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 D
26 France Charles Pozzi Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 D
28 Italy Franco Rol Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s P
30 Monaco Louis Chiron Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s P
32 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s D
34 United Kingdom David Hampshire Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s D
36 Argentina José Froilán González Scuderia Achille Varzi Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s P
38 Italy Gianfranco Comotti Scuderia Achille Varzi Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s P
40 Italy Felice Bonetto Scuderia Milano Maserati Maserati Milano 4CLT-50 Maserati L4s P
42 Belgium Johnny Claes Ecurie Belge Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 D
44 France Robert Manzon Equipe Gordini Simca-Gordini Simca-Gordini T15 Gordini L4s E

Qualifying

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

1st Row 3 Pos. 2 Pos. 1 Pos.
Italy
Fagioli
Alfa Romeo
2:34.7
Italy
Farina
Alfa Romeo
2:32.5
Argentina
Fangio
Alfa Romeo
2:30.6
2nd Row 5 Pos. 4 Pos.
France
Cabantous
Talbot-Lago
2:42.7
France
Étancelin
Talbot-Lago
2:39.0
3rd Row 8 Pos. 7 Pos. 6 Pos.
Argentina
González
Maserati
2:48.0
Italy
Rol
Maserati
2:46.7
France
Rosier
Talbot-Lago
2:46.0
4th Row 10 Pos. 9 Pos.
( France )
(Chaboud)
(Talbot-Lago)
(No time)
France
Levegh
Talbot-Lago
2:49.0
5th Row 13 Pos. 12 Pos. 11 Pos.
France
Manzon
Simca-Gordini
No time
United Kingdom
Parnell
Maserati
No time
Italy
Bonetto
Maserati
No time
6th Row 15 Pos. 14 Pos.
Belgium
Claes
Talbot-Lago
No time
Monaco
Chiron
Maserati
No time
7th Row 18 Pos. 17 Pos. 16 Pos.
United Kingdom
Hampshire
Maserati
No time
France
Sommer
Talbot-Lago
No time
France
Pozzi
Talbot-Lago
No time
8th Row 19 Pos.
United Kingdom
Whitehead
Ferrari
2:06.2

Classification

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

Notes

Drivers' Championship standings after the race

Pos Driver Points
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 26
2 Italy Luigi Fagioli 24
3 Italy Nino Farina 22
4 France Louis Rosier 10
5 United States Johnnie Parsons 9
  • Note: Only the top five positions are listed. Only the best 4 results counted towards the Championship.

References

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1950 Belgian Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1950 season
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1950 Italian Grand Prix
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