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This article recaps the inaugaral 1950 Formula One season.

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Season summary

Points were given to top 5 finishers (8, 6, 4, 3, 2). 1 point was given for fastest lap. Only the best four of seven scores counted towards the world championship. Points for shared drives were divided equally between the drivers, regardless of who had driven more laps.

Season review

Race Date Location Winning Driver Winning Team Report
British Grand Prix May 13 Silverstone Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo Report
Monaco Grand Prix May 21 Monaco Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo Report
Indianapolis 500 May 30 Indianapolis Johnnie Parsons Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser Report
Swiss Grand Prix June 4 Bremgarten Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo Report
Belgian Grand Prix June 18 Spa-Francorchamps Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo Report
French Grand Prix July 2 Reims Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo Report
Italian Grand Prix September 3 Monza Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo Report

1950 Constructor final totals

Place Team Chassis Engine Tyre Points Wins Podiums Poles
1 Alfa Romeo       89 6 12 7
2 Ferrari       21   3  
3 Talbot-Talbot       20   2  
4 Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser       13 1 1 1
5 Deidt-Offenhauser       11   2  
6 Maserati       11   1 1
7 Simca-Gordini       3      
8 Stevens-Offenhauser              
9 Ferrari-Jaguar              
10 Watson-Offenhauser              
11 Rae-Offenhauser              
12 Olson-Offenhauser              
13 Moore-Offenhauser              
14 Nichels-Offenhauser              
15 Snowberger-Offenhauser              
16 Milano              
17 Maserati-Offenhauser              
18 Maserati-Milano              
19 Marchese-Offenhauser              
20 Lesovsky-Offenhauser              
21 Langley-Offenhauser              
22 Kurtis Kraft-Cummins              
23 Ewing-Offenhauser              
24 ERA              
25 Alta              
26 Adams-Offenhauser              
27 Wetteroth-Offenhauser              
28 Cooper-JAP              

1950 Drivers Championship final standings

Place Driver Number Country Points Wins Podiums Poles
1 Giuseppe Farina 10 Italy 30 3 3 2
2 Luigi Fagioli 36 Italy 28   5  
3 Juan Manuel Fangio 18 Argentina 27 3 3 4
4 Louis Rosier 58 France 13   2  
5 Alberto Ascari 16 Italy 11   1  
6 Johnnie Parsons 1 USA 9 1 1  
7 Bill Holland 3 USA 6   1  
8 Prince Bira 30 Thailand 5      
9 Peter Whitehead 8 Britain 4   1  
10 Mauri Rose 31 USA 4   1  
11 Reg Parnell 32 Britain 4   1  
12 Louis Chiron 6 France 4   1  
13 Dorino Serafini 48 Italy 3   1  
14 Philippe √Čtancelin 24 France 3      
15 Yves Giraud Cabantous 18 France 3      
16 Raymond Sommer 12 France 3      
17 Robert Manzon 44 France 3      
18 Cecil Green 54 USA 3      
19 Felice Bonetto 40 Italy 2      
20 Joie Chitwood 17 USA 1      
21 Tony Bettenhausen 14 USA 1      
22 Eugene Chaboud 20 France 1      
23 Mack Hellings 15 USA        
24 Luigi Villoresi 2 Italy        
25 Maurice Trintignant 42 France        
26 Myron Fohr 2 USA        
27 Nello Pagani 2 Italy        
28 Pat Flaherty 59 USA        
29 Paul Pietsch 28 Germany        
30 Paul Russo 7 USA        
31 Peter Walker 9 Britain        
32 Piero Taruffi 60 Italy       1
33 Pierre Levegh 56 France        
34 Sam Hanks 23 USA        
35 Spider Webb 21 USA        
36 Toni Branca 30 Switzerland        
37 Toulo de Graffenried 38 Switzerland        
38 Troy Ruttman 55 USA USA      
39 Walt Ader 27 USA USA      
40 Walt Faulkner 98 USA USA     1
41 Walt Brown 4 USA USA      
42 Consalvo Sanesi 46 Italy Italy      
43 Franco Rol 4 Italy Italy      
44 Eugene Martin 8 France France      
45 Duane Carter 18 USA USA      
46 Dick Rathmann 45 USA USA      
47 David Murray 50 Britain Britain      
48 Franco Comotti 62 Italy Italy      
49 Cuth Harrison 32 Britain Britain      
50 Geoff Crossley 26 Britain Britain      
51 Clemente Biondetti 22 Italy Italy      
52 Charles Pozzi 26 France France      
53 Brian Shawe Taylor 10 Britain Britain      
54 Bob Gerard 26 Britain Britain      
55 Bill Schindler 67 USA USA      
56 Bayliss Levrett 24 USA USA      
57 David Hampshire 34 Britain Britain      
58 Jackie Holmes 77 USA USA      
59 Jose-Froilan Gonzalez 36 Argentina Argentina     1
60 Johnny McDowell 62 USA USA      
61 Johnny Claes 2 Belgium Belgium      
62 Joe Kelly 23 Ireland Ireland      
63 Jimmy Jackson 61 USA USA      
64 Jimmy Davies 22 USA USA      
65 Fred Agabashian 28 USA USA      
66 Jerry Hoyt 81 USA USA      
67 Gene Hartley 75 USA USA      
68 Jack McGrath 49 USA USA      
69 Henri Louveau 64 France France      
70 Harry Schell 44 USA USA      
71 Guy Mairesse 40 France France      
72 George Connor 5 USA USA      
73 Lee Wallard 8 USA USA      
74 Jim Rathmann 76 USA USA      








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