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Monaco  1950 Monaco Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 7 in the 1950 Formula One season
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Date May 21, 1950
Official name XI Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco
Location Circuit de Monaco
Course Street circuit
3.181 km (1.977 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 318.1 km (197.7 mi)
Pole position
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo
Time 1:50.2[1]
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo
Time 1:51.0[2]
Podium
First Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo
Second Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari
Third Monaco Louis Chiron Maserati

The 1950 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One race held on May 21, 1950 at Monaco. This race was the second round of 1950 World Drivers Championship.

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Report

After two qualifying sessions, on Thursday and Saturday, which Charles Pozzi, Yves Giraud-Cabantous, Pierre Levegh and Clemente Biondetti didn't start, the race was dominated by Juan Manuel Fangio, who scored his first ever victory in a World Championship event, driving an Alfa Romeo. The race was marred by a large pile-up during the first lap, when a wave from the harbour flooded the track at Tabac Corner. Nino Farina in 2nd, spun and crashed while Fangio managed to escape the chaos. Those who were behind them tried to stop or avoid the carnage, but eight more drivers (from a field of 19 drivers) crashed and retired. None of them was injured, but José Froilán González, who damaged his Maserati in the pile-up but was subsequently running second, crashed during the second lap. His car caught fire and he suffered burns. The race went on with many cars going off at Tabac Corner, nearly causing other accidents. Ferrari driver Luigi Villoresi charged his way from the back of the field after being delayed by the pile-up, but didn't finish.

Harry Schell's Cooper was the first rear-engined car to start in a championship race.

Entries

No Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre
2 Argentina José Froilán González Scuderia Achille Varzi Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s P
4 Argentina Alfredo Piàn Scuderia Achille Varzi Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s P
6 Belgium Johnny Claes Ecurie Belge Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 D
8 United States Harry Schell Horschell Racing Corporation Cooper Cooper T12 JAP V-twin D
10 France Robert Manzon Equipe Gordini Simca-Gordini Simca Gordini T15 Gordini L4s E
12 France Maurice Trintignant Equipe Gordini Simca-Gordini Simca Gordini T15 Gordini L4s E
14 France Philippe Étancelin Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 D
16 France Louis Rosier Ecurie Rosier Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 D
18 France Charles Pozzi Ecurie Rosier Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 D
20 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous Automobiles Talbot-Darracq SA Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 D
22 France Pierre Levegh Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 D
24 United Kingdom Cuth Harrison Private ERA ERA B ERA L6s D
26 United Kingdom Bob Gerard Private ERA ERA B ERA L6s D
28 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Private Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s D
32 Italy Giuseppe Farina SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo L8s P
34 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo L8s P
36 Italy Luigi Fagioli SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo L8s P
38 Italy Luigi Villoresi Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s P
40 Italy Alberto Ascari Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s P
42 France Raymond Sommer Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s P
44 Italy Franco Rol Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s P
46 Italy Clemente Biondetti Scuderia Milano Maserati Maserati Milano 4CLT-50 Maserati L4s P
48 Monaco Louis Chiron Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s P
50 Thailand Prince Bira Enrico Platé Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s P
52 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Enrico Platé Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s P

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 34 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 1:50.2 -
2 32 Italy Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo 1:52.8 + 2.6
3 2 Argentina José Froilán González Maserati 1:53.7 + 3.5
4 14 France Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago-Talbot 1:54.1 + 3.9
5 36 Italy Luigi Fagioli Alfa Romeo 1:54.2 + 4.0
6 38 Italy Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 1:52.3 + 2.1
7 40 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari 1:53.8 + 3.6
8 48 Monaco Louis Chiron Maserati 1:56.3 + 6.1
9 42 France Raymond Sommer Ferrari 1:56.6 + 6.4
10 16 France Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot 1:57.7 + 7.5
11 10 France Robert Manzon Simca-Gordini 2:00.4 + 10.2
12 52 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 2:00.7 + 10.5
13 12 France Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini 2:01.4 + 11.2
14 24 United Kingdom Cuth Harrison ERA 2:01.6 + 11.4
15 50 Thailand Prince Bira Maserati 2:02.2 + 12.0
16 26 United Kingdom Bob Gerard ERA 2:03.4 + 13.2
17 44 Italy Franco Rol Maserati 2:04.5 + 14.3
18 4 Argentina Alfredo Piàn Maserati No time -
19 6 Belgium Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:12.0 + 21.8
20 8 United States Harry Schell Cooper-JAP No time -
21 28 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ferrari No time -

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 34 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 100 3:13:18.7 1 9
2 40 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari 99 + 1 Lap 7 6
3 48 Monaco Louis Chiron Maserati 98 + 2 Laps 8 4
4 42 France Raymond Sommer Ferrari 97 + 3 Laps 9 3
5 50 Thailand Prince Bira Maserati 95 + 5 Laps 15 2
6 26 United Kingdom Bob Gerard ERA 94 + 6 Laps 16  
7 6 Belgium Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago-Talbot 94 + 6 Laps 19  
Ret 38 Italy Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 63 Rear Axle 6  
Ret 14 France Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago-Talbot 38 Oil leak 4  
Ret 2 Argentina José Froilán González Maserati 1 Accident 3  
Ret 32 Italy Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo 0 Accident 2  
Ret 36 Italy Luigi Fagioli Alfa Romeo 0 Accident 5  
Ret 16 France Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot 0 Accident 10  
Ret 10 France Robert Manzon Simca-Gordini 0 Accident 11  
Ret 52 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 0 Accident 12  
Ret 12 France Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini 0 Accident 13  
Ret 24 United Kingdom Cuth Harrison ERA 0 Accident 14  
Ret 44 Italy Franco Rol Maserati 0 Accident 17  
Ret 8 United States Harry Schell Cooper-JAP 0 Collision 20  
DNS 28 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ferrari Engine 21  
DNS 4 Argentina Alfredo Piàn Maserati Practice accident 18  

Notes

  • The first five positions on the grid were reserved for the fastest five times from the first qualifying session on Thursday. The remainder of the grid was based on the times from the second qualifying session on Saturday.
  • Drivers: 25 competing, 21 qualified for race, 7 classified
  • Numbers: #30 not assigned.
  • Leader: Juan Manuel Fangio (Laps 1-100, entire race)
  • First race in Formula 1 for Scuderia Ferrari
  • First podium finish for Scuderia Ferrari
  • First points for Scuderia Ferrari

Drivers' Championship standings after the race

Pos Driver Points
1 Italy Giuseppe Farina 9
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 9
3 Italy Luigi Fagioli 6
4 Italy Alberto Ascari 6
5 Monaco Louis Chiron 4
  • 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. 15. ISBN 0-85429-276-4. 
  2. ^ Lang, Mike (1981). Grand Prix! Vol 1. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 16. 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/1950/380/. Retrieved 2007-06-05. 

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