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Results from the 1954 Formula One Belgian Grand Prix held at Spa-Francorchamps on June 20, 1954

Race report

This was to be Fangio's last Championship race of the season for Maserati as the new Mercedes cars would be ready in France. There were only three makes contesting this round - Maserati, Ferrari and Gordini. Despite Farina having an arm in plaster after a crash in the Mille Miglia he managed to lead away from the start. Fangio soon overtook him, but lost the lead whilst adjusting his rain visor. A frantic duel ensued, with the Argentine coming out in the lead. Farina battled furiously,but an engine blow-up cost him a chance of a race win. Fangio cruised home an easy winner from Trintignant and Moss in his privately-entered Maserati.

Classification

Pos No Nat Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 36 2:44:42.4 1 9
2 8 France Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 36 + 24.2 6 6
3 22 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati 35 + 1 Lap 9 4
4 10 United Kingdom
Argentina
Mike Hawthorn
José Froilán González
Ferrari 35 + 1 Lap 5 1.5
1.5
5 18 Belgium André Pilette Gordini 35 + 1 Lap 8 2
6 20 Thailand Prince Bira Maserati 35 + 1 Lap 13  
7 30 Italy Sergio Mantovani Maserati 34 + 2 Laps 11  
Ret 4 Italy Nino Farina Ferrari 14 Ignition 3  
Ret 16 Belgium Paul Frère Gordini 14 Engine 10  
Ret 12 France Jean Behra Gordini 12 Suspension 7  
Ret 28 Argentina Onofre Marimón Maserati 3 Engine 4  
Ret 6 Argentina José Froilán González Ferrari 1 Engine 2  
Ret 2 Belgium Jacques Swaters Ferrari 1 Engine 14  
Ret 24 Argentina Roberto Mieres Maserati 0 Fire 12  

Notes

  • Pole position: Juan Manuel Fangio - 4:22.1
  • Fastest Lap: Juan Manuel Fangio - 4:25.5
  • Shared Drive - Car #10: Hawthorn (20 laps) then González (15 laps)
  • F1 Firsts: First podium finish for Trintignant and Moss; First points for Moss and Pilette (this would be Pilette's only points).
  • Records broken: Fangio's 11th career fast lap gives him sole possession of most fast laps.
  • This is the last race that Farina would start in 1954 (he would miss the rest of the season due to injury). He is the last driver to have started in all non-Indy 500 championship races. Thus ending his record string of 30 straight Grand Prix starts.
  • de Graffenried (Maserati) also participated as a camera car for a film.
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