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Italy  1950 Italian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 7 of 7 in the 1950 Formula One season
Date 3 September 1950
Official name XXI GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
Course Permanent racing facility
6.300 km (3.915 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 504.000 km (313.171 mi)
Weather Warm, hot and sunny
Pole position
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio[1] Alfa Romeo
Time 1:58.6
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio[2] Alfa Romeo
Time 2:00.0
Podium
First Italy Nino Farina Alfa Romeo
Second Italy Alberto Ascari/Dorino Serafini Ferrari
Third Italy Luigi Fagioli Alfa Romeo

The 1950 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on September 3, 1950 at Monza. It was the seventh and final event of the 1950 World Drivers Championship. In this race, Nino Farina became the first World Drivers' Champion, and the only driver to win the title in his home country.

Contents

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 18 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 1:58.6 -
2 16 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari 1:58.8 + 0.2
3 10 Italy Nino Farina Alfa Romeo 2:00.2 + 1.6
4 46 Italy Consalvo Sanesi Alfa Romeo 2:00.4 + 1.8
5 36 Italy Luigi Fagioli Alfa Romeo 2:04.0 + 5.4
6 48 Italy Dorino Serafini Ferrari 2:05.6 + 7.0
7 60 Italy Piero Taruffi Alfa Romeo 2:05.8 + 7.2
8 12 France Raymond Sommer Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:08.6 + 10.0
9 4 Italy Franco Rol Maserati 2:10.0 + 11.4
10 44 France Robert Manzon Simca-Gordini 2:12.4 + 13.8
11 40 France Guy Mairesse Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:13.2 + 14.6
12 42 France Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini 2:13.4 + 14.8
13 58 France Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:13.4 + 14.8
14 64 France Henri Louveau Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:13.8 + 15.2
15 30 Thailand Prince Bira Maserati 2:14.0 + 15.4
16 24 France Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:14.4 + 15.8
17 38 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 2:14.4 + 15.8
18 8 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ferrari 2:16.2 + 17.6
19 6 Monaco Louis Chiron Maserati 2:17.2 + 18.6
20 56 France Pierre Levegh Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:17.2 + 18.6
21 32 United Kingdom Cuth Harrison ERA 2:18.4 + 19.8
22 2 Belgium Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:18.6 + 20.0
23 52 Italy Felice Bonetto Milano 2:19.8 + 21.2
24 50 United Kingdom David Murray Maserati 2:22.0 + 23.4
25 22 Italy Clemente Biondetti Ferrari-Jaguar 2:30.6 + 32.0
26 62 Italy Franco Comotti Maserati 2:33.6 + 35.0
27 28 Germany Paul Pietsch Maserati No time -

Report

Ferrari pulled out all the stops to impress at their home circuit, producing a new unsupercharged 4 1/2 litre engine to try and end the Alfa monopoly. Ascari gained a stunning 2nd place on the grid to Fangio and then in the race leading Farina. Sadly, the pace was too punishing for the new car and a porous block broke on lap 20 and the battle returned as usual to the Alfas. Fangio retired twice-once in his own car and a second time after taking over Taruffi's. Farina led to the finish from Ascari who was now in team-mate Serafini's car. Only seven cars finished out of the 25 starters and with Farina's win, he became the first recipient of the World Driver's Championship crown.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 10 Italy Nino Farina Alfa Romeo 80 2:51:17.4 3 8
2 48 Italy Dorino Serafini
Italy Alberto Ascari
Ferrari 80 + 1:18.6 6 3
3
3 36 Italy Luigi Fagioli Alfa Romeo 80 + 1:35.6 5 4
4 58 France Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot 75 + 5 Laps 13 3
5 24 France Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago-Talbot 75 + 5 Laps 16 2
6 38 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 72 + 8 Laps 17  
7 8 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ferrari 72 + 8 Laps 18  
Ret 50 United Kingdom David Murray Maserati 56 Gearbox 24  
Ret 32 United Kingdom Cuth Harrison ERA 51 Radiator 21  
Ret 12 France Raymond Sommer Talbot-Lago-Talbot 48 Gearbox 8  
Ret 40 France Guy Mairesse Talbot-Lago-Talbot 42 Oil Pipe 11  
Ret 4 Italy Franco Rol Maserati 39 Retirement 9  
Ret 60 Italy Piero Taruffi
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Alfa Romeo 34 Engine 7  
Ret 56 France Pierre Levegh Talbot-Lago-Talbot 29 Gearbox 20  
Ret 18 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 23 Gearbox 1 1
Ret 2 Belgium Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago-Talbot 22 Overheating 22  
Ret 16 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari 21 Engine 2  
Ret 22 Italy Clemente Biondetti Ferrari-Jaguar 17 Engine 25  
Ret 64 France Henri Louveau Talbot-Lago-Talbot 16 Brakes 16  
Ret 62 Italy Franco Comotti Maserati 15 Retirement 26  
Ret 42 France Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini 13 Water Pipe 12  
Ret 6 Monaco Louis Chiron Maserati 13 Oil Pressure 19  
Ret 46 Italy Consalvo Sanesi Alfa Romeo 11 Engine 4  
Ret 44 France Robert Manzon Simca-Gordini 7 Transmission 10  
Ret 30 Thailand Prince Bira Maserati 1 Engine 15  
Ret 28 Germany Paul Pietsch Maserati 0 Engine 27  
DNS 52 Italy Felice Bonetto Milano 0 Non Starter 23  

Notes

  • Leaders:
    • Nino Farina (laps 1-13, 16-80)
    • Alberto Ascari (laps 14-15)
  • Fangio scored 1 championship point for setting the fastest race lap.
  • Luigi Fagioli's 4 points were not counted in the World Championship standings. Only the best 4 results during the season were counted.
  • Philippe Étancelin finishing fifth, remains the oldest driver to score championship points.
  • Going into this race, three drivers had championship hopes.
    • Fangio needed either
      • 2nd place
      • 3rd, 4th or 5th, with Farina in 2nd.
      • If he didn't finish inside the top 5, but got fastest lap, he needed Farina to finish 3rd or lower (without fastest lap)
      • If he didn't finish inside the top 5, but didn't get fastest lap, he needed Farina to finish 3rd or lower (without fastest lap), and for Fagioli not to win with fastest lap
    • Farina needed either
      • 1st with fastest lap, and Fangio 3rd or lower
      • 3rd with fastest lap or higher, with Fangio out of the points
    • Fagioli needed
      • to win with fastest lap, with Farina 3rd or lower, and Fangio outside the top 5

Drivers' Championship standings after the race

Pos Driver Points
1 Italy Nino Farina 30
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 27
3 Italy Luigi Fagioli 24
4 France Louis Rosier 13
5 Italy Alberto Ascari 11
  • Note: Only the top five positions are listed. Only the best 4 results counted towards the Championship.

References

  1. ^ Lang, Mike (1981). Grand Prix! Vol 1. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 22. ISBN 0-85429-276-4. 
  2. ^ Lang, Mike (1981). Grand Prix! Vol 1. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 23. ISBN 0-85429-276-4. 

Unless otherwise indicated, all race results are taken from "The Official Formula 1 website". http://www.formula1.com/results/season/1950/385/. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 

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