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The 1950 British Grand Prix was the inaugural round of the first Formula One World Championship. It was held on 13th May 1950 at the Silverstone Circuit.

The race was won by polesitter Giuseppe Farina, who also set the fastest lap. Alfa Romeo dominated the event, locking out the four-car front row and taking all three podium positions.

BackgroundEdit

Following the Second World War, the Formula One category was established in 1947 for grand prix racing. After a couple of transitional years, the Formula One World Championship was established for the 1950 grand prix season.

The season marked the return of the Alfa Romeo marque, the Italian squad had been dominating grand prix racing up until its recent withdrawal in 1948. The team returned with its aged but nonetheless highly competitive Alfetta 158. Doctor Giuseppe Farina was selected to lead the squad, the former racing apprentice of the great Tazio Nuvolari and a member of the original Scuderia Ferrari squad had returned to the great Alfetta to lead the squad in 1950. The team's second driver was Luigi Fagioli, the Italian grand veteran was one of the last remaining drivers who had raced in the dominant German Silver Arrows cars of the 1930's. At 52, Fagioli was one of the oldest drivers on the grid, however remained a reliable pair of hands for the powerful Alfa's. Alfa Romeo's third signing was late and somewhat unexpected. After he dominated a non-championship event at San Remo at the beginning of 1950, Alfa Romeo signed Argentina's best racer Juan Manuel Fangio to the team. After dominating in Argentina, the Automobil Club of Argentina sent Fangio to represent them in Europe where he quickly made his mark. As a one-off invitational drive, Alfa Romeo was represented by one of Britain's best up and coming talents following the conclusion of the war, Reg Parnell, for his home grand prix.

Alfa Romeo's main rivals, Ferrari were notably absent from the entry list of the British Grand Prix. Enzo Ferrari's team had withdrawn from the event, the team snubbing the event, unhappy with the starters money the British were willing to pay the teams. The Ferrari squad instead competing in a Formula Two event at Mons.

The Maserati's made up the majority of entrants into the British Grand Prix. Only, Louis Chiron, the grid's most experienced driver who had been on the grand prix scene since the 1920's was representing the works squad. Scuderia Ambrosiana had hired local drivers, David Hampshire and David Murray to race their 4CLT/48 chassis. The Enrico Plate team entered the semi professional royals, Baron Emmanuel de Graffenried of Switzerland and Prince B Bira of Thailand. Felice Bonetto entered a self-modified Maserati, entered as the Maserati 4CL/50 for his Scuderia Milano team. Whilst local driver, Joe Fry, a successful hillclimb racer entered an outdated 4CL chassis.

Talbot-Lago made their return as a works team, Anthony Lago hiring many of the manufacturer's customer clients to race for the reformed works team. Yves-Giraud Cabantous and Eugene Martin entered updated chassis of their T26C whilst Louis Rosier and Philippe Étancelin raced in the standard chassis. Belgian racer, Johnny Claes, was the sole driver to enter a Talbot-Lago as a privateer

The final entries on the grid were made up of the British machinery. Cuth Harrison and Bob Gerard entered old pre-war Type B ERA chassis whilst entering the more modern E-Type chassis was Peter Walker and Leslie Johnson who was hired by another British racer, Taso Mathieson to race in his own E-Type car. ERA founder, Raymond Mays, had also entered the event, however he opted to cancel his entry, prior to arrival. Racing the nimble little Alta's was Joe Kelly and Geoffrey Crossley.

A number of cars were denied entry into the British event. Brian Shawe-Taylor, had planned to enter a very old B-Type ERA and Tony Rolt planned to enter a Delage. Both cars were deemed unfit for race due to their significant age whilst George Abecassis who attempted to enter his newly created HWM car was rejected simply because it was too new. HWM was another new post-war British manufacturer trying to climb to the top of the sport. The newly designed HWM's had been largely untested against the modern grand prix machinery and much to the disappointment of team owners George Abecassis and John Heath were forced to withdraw their entries.

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1950 British Grand Prix is shown below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 158 Alfetta Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 159 LBC 1.5 L8s P
2 Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 158 Alfetta Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 159 LBC 1.5 L8s P
3 Italy Luigi Fagioli Italy Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 158 Alfetta Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 159 LBC 1.5 L8s P
4 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Italy Alfa Romeo SpA Alfa Romeo 158 Alfetta Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 159 LBC 1.5 L8s P
5 United Kingdom David Murray Italy Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati 4 CL 1.5 L4s P
6 United Kingdom David Hampshire Italy Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati 4 CL 1.5 L4s P
8 United Kingdom Leslie Johnson United Kingdom Taso Mathieson ERA E ERA ERA 1.5 L6s V12 3.5 D
9 United Kingdom Peter Walker United Kingdom Peter Walker ERA E ERA ERA 1.5 L6s V12 3.5 D
10 United Kingdom Joe Fry United Kingdom Joe Fry Maserati 4CL Maserati 4 CL 1.5 L4s D
11 United Kingdom Cuth Harrison United Kingdom Cuth Harrison ERA B ERA ERA 1.5 L6s V12 3.5 D
12 United Kingdom Bob Gerard United Kingdom Bob Gerard ERA B ERA ERA 1.5 L6s V12 3.5 D
14 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous France Automobiles
Talbot-Darracq
Talbot-Lago T26C-DA Talbot Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D
15 France Louis Rosier France Automobiles
Talbot-Darracq
Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D
16 France Philippe Étancelin France Automobiles
Talbot-Darracq
Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D
17 France Eugène Martin France Automobiles
Talbot-Darracq
Talbot-Lago T26C-DA Talbot Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D
18 Belgium Johnny Claes Belgium Ecurie Belge Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot Talbot 23CV 4.5 L6 D
19 Monaco Louis Chiron Italy Officine Alfieri
Maserati
Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati 4 CL 1.5 L4s P
20 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Italy Enrico Platé Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati 4 CL 1.5 L4s P
21 Thailand B Bira Italy Enrico Platé Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati 4 CL 1.5 L4s P
22 Italy Felice Bonetto Italy Scuderia Milano Maserati 4CLT-50 Maserati 4 CL 1.5 L4s P
23 Ireland Joe Kelly Ireland Joe Kelly Alta GP Alta Alta 1.5 L4s D
24 United Kingdom Geoffrey Crossley United Kingdom Geoffrey Crossley Alta GP Alta Alta 1.5 L4s D

QualifyingEdit

With the Ferrari's non-competing, the Alfa Romeo's held an unquestioned dominance during Thursday practice. Giuseppe Farina took the first ever World Championship pole position, two tenths ahead of teammates Luigi Fagioli and Juan Manuel Fangio who set nearly identical lap times. The local favourite, Reg Parnell, who served as the Alfa guest driver could only manage fourth, a little off the pace of the Alfa regulars.

Prince Bira was the highest of the Maserati's, beating Cabantous and Martin in the newer Talbot-Lago's. De Graffenried led Rosier and then came Peter Walker in the ERA. Walker who had previously impressed in his E-Type was the highest qualifier of the British cars. Louis Chiron was a disappointing eleventh, the works Maserati well off the pace. Johnson and Gerard were next in their ERA machinery whilst Philippe Etancelin was well off the pace in his works Talbot-Lago. Cuth Harrison was fifteenth whilst the Ambrosiana Maserati's of Hampshire and Murray were a disappointing sixteenth and eighteenth, sandwiched by Geoffrey Crossley's Alta.

The back of the grid was made up of Kelly's Alta, Fry's Maserati and the Talbot-Lago of Johnny Claes. Felice Bonetto and his Maserati failed to turn up to the event and so his entry was withdrawn from the weekend.

Qualification ResultsEdit

PosNo.DriverConstructorTimeGap%Avg Speed
1 2 Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Alfa Romeo 1:50.8 100% 151.051
2 3 Italy Luigi Fagioli Italy Alfa Romeo 1:51.0 +0.2 100.2% 150.778
3 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Alfa Romeo 1:51.0 +0.2 100.2% 150.778
4 4 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Italy Alfa Romeo 1:52.2 +1.4 101.3% 149.166
5 21 Thailand Prince Bira Italy Maserati 1:52.6 +1.8 101.6% 148.636
6 14 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 1:53.4 +2.6 102.3% 147.587
7 17 France Eugène Martin France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 1:55.4 +4.6 104.2% 145.029
8 20 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Italy Maserati 1:55.8 +5.0 104.5% 144.528
9 15 France Louis Rosier France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 1:56.0 +5.2 104.7% 144.279
10 9 United Kingdom Peter Walker United Kingdom ERA 1:56.6 +5.8 105.2% 143.537
11 19 Monaco Louis Chiron Italy Maserati 1:56.6 +5.8 105.2% 143.537
12 8 United Kingdom Leslie Johnson United Kingdom ERA 1:57.4 +6.6 106% 142.559
13 12 United Kingdom Bob Gerard United Kingdom ERA 1:57.4 +6.6 106% 142.559
14 16 France Philippe Étançelin France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 1:57.8 +7.0 106.3% 142.075
15 11 United Kingdom Cuth Harrison United Kingdom ERA 1:58.4 +7.6 106.9% 141.355
16 6 United Kingdom David Hampshire Italy Maserati 2:01.0 +10.2 109.2% 138.317
17 24 United Kingdom Geoff Crossley United Kingdom Alta 2:02.6 +11.8 110.6% 136.512
18 5 United Kingdom David Murray Italy Maserati 2:05.6 +14.8 113.4% 133.252
19 23 Ireland Joe Kelly United Kingdom Alta 2:06.2 +15.4 113.9% 132.618
20 10 United Kingdom Joe Fry Italy Maserati 2:07.0 +16.2 114.6% 131.783
21 18 France Johnny Claes France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:08.8 +18.0 116.2% 129.941

Note: all timing during the meeting was to 15 of a second, instead of the more commonplace timing to 110. This implies that equipment designed for horse racing was used.

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
______________ 2 Giuseppe Farina
______________ 3 Luigi Fagioli
4 Juan Manuel Fangio
Reg Parnell
______________
______________ 5
______________ 6 Prince Bira
7 Yves Giraud-Cabantous
Eugène Martin
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______________ 8
______________ 9 Emmanuel de Graffenried
______________ 10 Louis Rosier
11 Peter Walker
Louis Chiron
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______________ 12
______________ 13 Leslie Johnson
14 Bob Gerard
Philippe Étancelin
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______________ 15
______________ 16 Cuth Harrison
______________ 17 David Hampshire
18 Geoff Crossley
David Murray
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______________ 19
______________ 20 Joe Kelly
21 Joe Fry
Johnny Claes



RaceEdit

ReportEdit

Pre-Race Edit

1950 Silverstone Farina Fagioli

Farina leads Fagioli at the British GP

The first world championship grand prix was welcomed by a crowd of 200 000 British spectators for the inaugural event. The Royal Family was also in attendance to mark this prestigious occassion, King George VI, Queen Elizabeth and the Earl & Countess of Mountbatten were introduced to the drivers and toured the circuit by Earl Howe, a successful British pre-war driver who had been instrumental in the design of the Silverstone circuit.
1950 1 Fangio

Fangio retired from third with 8 laps to go

Before the race commenced, Raymond Mays publically unveiled the BRM V16 to the British public. The inaugral BRM car, funded by the British government and based on the design plans of the all-dominant pre-war German Mercedes cars was the first serious attempt for a British manufacturer to challenge the dominance of the Italian manufacturers such as Alfa Romeo and Ferrari in grand prix racing. Mays announced the V16 would make its racing debut in August at the BRDC International Trophy before challenging in the world championship for 1951. 

Race Edit

The start saw the Alfa Romeo's predicatably pull away, their grid order remaining the same. Farina leading Fangio, Fagioli and Parnell. Immediately distanced from the leaders, Bira leads the secondary pecking order with De Graffenried, Martin, Giraud-Cabantous, Rosier and Etancelin following behind.

Behind the Maserati's and Talbot-Lago's, the small British manufacturers trailed behind. The new E-Type ERA's were not fairing well, Leslie Johnson became the first retirement when his supercharger spectacularly blew up on the second lap. Shortly after, the second E-Type of Walker who was struggling with his gearbox pulled into the pits and swapped out of the car for his friend, Tony Rolt to see if he could make an improvement. However after 5 laps, the share car of Walker and Rolt was out of the race. After only 5 laps, the fastest British manufacturers had retired from the race.

Eugene Martin's Talbot-Lago had been struggling with failing oil pressure since the beginning of the race and he became the next retirement on lap 10. At the front, the Alfa Romeo's continued to dominate the field. The battle for the lead remained tight however, Farina only was able to contain a very narrow lead over his two main rivals of Fangio and Fagioli. Parnell, the local favourite had began to drop back from the regular Alfa drivers. Nonetheless he still held a significant lead over Bira in fifth.

Chiron's uncompetitive race for Maserati came to an end on lap 26 when he retired with clutch failure whilst battling the two B-Type ERA's of Bob Gerard and Cuth Harrison for tenth position. De Graffenried, another Maserati driver pulled out of the race on lap 36 with engine failure. Geoffrey Crossley in the little Alta retired on lap 43 with transmission problems, he and fellow Alta racer Joe Kelly had been trundling along at the back of the pack in their underpowered cars.

At the mid-distance of the race, most of the cars came into the pits for fuel. The order was left largely unchanged, the Alfa Romeo pit crew impressively getting the cars refuelled in a sub- 30 second pit stop. Etancelin lost his ninth position to the ERA's of Gerard and Harrison when he had to change a spark plug during his pit-stop. Other changes in the pit-stop phase saw Joe Fry swap out of his ERA to allow Brian Shawe-Taylor to finish the race. At the end of the pit-stop phase, Farina continued to lead Fangio and Fagioli whilst a distanced Parnell remained in fourth.

Bira who had been the only competitive Maserati in the race lost his fifth position to the Talbot-Lago's of Giraud-Cabantous and Rosier when he encountered engine problems. On lap 49, his car ground to a halt whilst going down the Hangar Straight.

After trailing Farina the whole race, Fangio made his challenge for the lead on lap 60. Exiting the Hangar Straight, Fangio attacked on the entry to Stowe, however his car ran wide and collided with one of the straw bales at the exit of the corner. The move had cost him second place to Fagioli, and then worst still, an oil pipe had been cracked and he was forced to pull into the pits to retire on lap 62.

For the remainder of the race, Fagioli continued to hound the tail of Farina, however he would not find a way past and Farina took the first world championship grand prix victory. Fagioli followed him 2.6 seconds adrift whilst Parnell was on the final step of the podium a further 50 seconds adrift. It was a near perfect start for Alfa Romeo with a 1-2-3 finish. The nearest non-Alfa cars of Giraud-Cabantous and Rosier were fourth and fifth, two laps adrift in their Talbot-Lago's.

Gerard and Harrison finished the race in sixth and seventh, the duo in their B-Type ERA's had battled throughout the whole race. Etancelin was disappointed to be eighth following his reliability problems whilst rounding out the finishers at the back of the field was David Murray in his outdated Maserati, the share car of Fry and Shawe-Taylor and Claes's Talbot-Lago. Joe Kelly had also managed to get his Alta to the finish, however clutch problems had seen him 13 laps adrift of the leaders and he was denied classification amongst the finishers.

It had been a dominant start to the season for Alfa Romeo, Farina left Silverstone a happy man with the full array of points, both taking victory and the extra point for fastest lap. Not to mention, the £500 he received in prize money for his race win.

ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Avg Speed Grid Pts
1 2 Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Alfa Romeo 70 2:13:23.6 146.378 1 9
2 3 Italy Luigi Fagioli Italy Alfa Romeo 70 + 2.6s 146.330 2 6
3 4 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Italy Alfa Romeo 70 + 52.0s 145.433 4 4
4 14 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous France Talbot-Lago 68 + 2 laps 142.171 6 3
5 15 France Louis Rosier France Talbot-Lago 68 + 2 laps 141.053 9 2
6 12 United Kingdom Bob Gerard United Kingdom ERA 67 + 3 laps 140.055 13
7 11 United Kingdom Cuth Harrison United Kingdom ERA 67 + 3 laps 140.048 15
8 16 France Philippe Étancelin France Talbot-Lago 65 + 5 laps 134.794 14
9 6 United Kingdom David Hampshire Italy Maserati 64 + 6 laps 133.165 16
10 10 United Kingdom Joe Fry Italy Maserati 64 + 6 laps 132.232 20
United Kingdom Brian Shawe-Taylor
11 18 Belgium Johnny Claes France Talbot-Lago 64 + 6 laps 131.773 21
Ret 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Alfa Romeo 62 Oil Leak 3
NC 23 Ireland Joe Kelly United Kingdom Alta 57 + 13 laps 19
Ret 21 Thailand B Bira Italy Maserati 49 Out of Fuel 5
Ret 5 United Kingdom David Murray Italy Maserati 44 Engine 18
Ret 24 United Kingdom Geoffrey Crossley United Kingdom Alta 43 Transmission 17
Ret 20 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Italy Maserati 36 Engine 8
Ret 19 Monaco Louis Chiron Italy Maserati 26 Clutch 11
Ret 17 France Eugène Martin France Talbot-Lago 8 Oil Pressure 7
Ret 9 United Kingdom Peter Walker United Kingdom ERA 5 Gearbox 10
United Kingdom Tony Rolt
Ret 8 United Kingdom Leslie Johnson United Kingdom ERA 2 Compressor 12
  • Shared drive contributions:
    • Car number 10: Joe Fry: 45 out of 64, Brian Shawe-Taylor: 19 out of 64 (10th)
    • Car number 9: Peter Walker: 2 out of 5, Tony Rolt: 3 out of 5 (Ret)

Lap by LapEdit

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Fastest LapsEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Lap Time Gap Avg Speed Race
1 2 Italy Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo 2 1:50.6 151.324 1
2 14 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago 41 1:53.4 2.8 147.587 4
3 15 France Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago 10 1:55.4 4.8 145.029 5
4 16 France Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago 31 1:57.4 6.8 142.559 8
5 18 Belgium Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago 29 2:08.8 18.2 129.941 11

Lap LeadersEdit

Lap-by-LapEdit

Stint Driver Laps Total Distance
1 Italy Giuseppe Farina 01 – 09 09 41.841 km
2 Italy Luigi Fagioli 10 – 14 05 23.245 km
3 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 15 – 15 01 4.649 km
4 Italy Giuseppe Farina 16 – 37 22 102.278 km
5 Italy Luigi Fagioli 38 – 38 01 4.649 km
6 Italy Giuseppe Farina 39 – 70 32 148.768 km

TotalsEdit

Pos. Driver Laps Distance
1 Italy Giuseppe Farina 63 292.887 km
2 Italy Luigi Fagioli 06 27.894 km
3 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 01 6.419 km

StandingsEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 Italy Giueseppe Farina 9
2 Italy Luigi Fagioli 6
3 United Kingdom Reg Parnell 4
4 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous 3
5 France Louis Rosier 2

MilestonesEdit

Records BrokenEdit

1. Most Podium FinishesAlfa Romeo (3),
2. Most RetirementsMaserati (4),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresAlfa Romeo (3),
4. Most RetirementsDavid Murray, Emmanuel de Graffenried, Eugène Martin, Geoffrey Crossley, Joe Kelly, Juan Manuel Fangio, Leslie Johnson, Louis Chiron, Peter Walker, Prince Bira, Tony Rolt (1),
5. Most Podium FinishesLuigi Fagioli, Giuseppe Farina, Reg Parnell (1),
6. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresLouis Rosier, Luigi Fagioli, Giuseppe Farina, Reg Parnell, Yves Giraud-Cabantous (1),
7. Most Race WinsAlfa Romeo (1),
8. Most Race Wins]] – Nino Farina (1),
9. Most 2nd Place Finishes – Alfa Romeo (1),
10. Most 2nd Place Finishes – Luigi Fagioli (1),
11. Most 3rd Place Finishes – Alfa Romeo (1),
12. Most 3rd Place Finishes – Reg Parnell (1),
13. Most 4th Place Finishes – Talbot-Lago (1),
14. Most 4th Place Finishes – Yves Giraud-Cabantous (1),
15. Most 5th Place Finishes – Talbot-Lago (1),
16. Most 5th Place Finishes – Louis Rosier (1),
17. Most 6th Place Finishes – ERA (1),
18. Most 6th Place Finishes – Bob Gerard (1),
19. Most 7th Place Finishes – ERA (1),
20. Most 7th Place Finishes – Cuth Harrison (1),
21. Most 8th Place Finishes – Talbot-Lago (1),
22. Most 8th Place Finishes – Philippe Étançelin (1),
23. Most 9th Place Finishes – Maserati (1),
24. Most 9th Place Finishes – David Hampshire (1),
25. Most 10th Place Finishes – Maserati (2),
26. Most 10th Place Finishes – Brian Shawe-Taylor, Joe Fry (1),
27. Most 11th Place Finishes – Talbot-Lago (1),
28. Most 11th Place Finishes – Johnny Claes (1),
29. Highest Retirement Ratio – Alta (100.00%),
30. Highest Drivers' Championship Points Score Ratio – Alfa Romeo, Talbot-Lago (100.00%),
31. Highest Drivers' Championship Points Score Ratio – Louis Rosier, Luigi Fagioli, Nino Farina, Reg Parnell, Yves Giraud-Cabantous (100.00%),
32. Highest Retirement Ratio – David Murray, Emmanuel de Graffenried, Eugène Martin, Geoff Crossley, Joe Kelly, Juan Manuel Fangio, Leslie Johnson, Louis Chiron, Peter Walker, Prince Bira (100.00%)
33. Highest Race Win Ratio – Alfa Romeo (25.00%)
34. Highest Race Win Ratio – Nino Farina (100.00%)
35. Highest 2nd Place Finish Ratio – Alfa Romeo (25.00%),
36. Highest 2nd Place Finish Ratio – Luigi Fagioli (100.00%),
37. Highest 3rd Place Finish Ratio – Alfa Romeo (25.00%),
38. Highest 3rd Place Finish Ratio – Reg Parnell (100.00%),
39. Highest 4th Place Finish Ratio – Talbot-Lago (20.00%),
40. Highest 4th Place Finish Ratio – Yves Giraud-Cabantous (100.00%),
41. Highest 5th Place Finish Ratio – Talbot-Lago (20.00%),
42. Highest 5th Place Finish Ratio – Louis Rosier (100.00%),
43. Highest 6th Place Finish Ratio – ERA (25.00%),
44. Highest 6th Place Finish Ratio – Bob Gerard (100.00%),
45. Highest 7th Place Finish Ratio – ERA (25.00%),
46. Highest 7th Place Finish Ratio – Cuth Harrison (100.00%),
47. Highest 8th Place Finish Ratio – Talbot-Lago (20.00%),
48. Highest 8th Place Finish Ratio – Philippe Étançelin (100.00%),
49. Highest 9th Place Finish Ratio – Maserati (16.67%),
50. Highest 9th Place Finish Ratio – David Hampshire (100.00%),
51. Highest 10th Place Finish Ratio – Maserati (33.33%),
52. Highest 10th Place Finish Ratio – Joe Fry (100.00%),
53. Highest 11th Place Finish Ratio – Talbot-Lago (20.00%),
54. Highest 11th Place Finish Ratio – Johnny Claes (100.00%),
55. Most Retirements in a Season – Maserati (4),
56. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores in a Season – Alfa Romeo (3)
, 57. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores in a Season – Louis Rosier, Luigi Fagioli, Nino Farina, Reg Parnell, Yves Giraud-Cabantous (1),
58. Most Retirements in a Season – David Murray, Emmanuel de Graffenried, Eugène Martin, Geoff Crossley, Joe Kelly, Juan Manuel Fangio, Leslie Johnson, Louis Chiron, Peter Walker, Prince Bira, Tony Rolt (1),
59. Most Race Wins in a Season – Alfa Romeo (1),
60. Most Race Wins in a Season – Nino Farina (1),
61. Most 2nd Place Finishes in a Season – Alfa Romeo (1),
62. Most 2nd Place Finishes in a Season – Luigi Fagioli (1),
63. Most 3rd Place Finishes in a Season – Alfa Romeo (1),
64. Most 3rd Place Finishes in a Season – Reg Parnell (1),
65. Most 4th Place Finishes in a Season – Talbot-Lago (1),
66. Most 4th Place Finishes in a Season – Yves Giraud-Cabantous (1),
67. Most 5th Place Finishes in a Season – Talbot-Lago (1),
68. Most 5th Place Finishes in a Season – Louis Rosier (1),
69. Most 6th Place Finishes in a Season – ERA (1),
70. Most 6th Place Finishes in a Season – Bob Gerard (1),
71. Most 7th Place Finishes in a Season – ERA (1),
72. Most 7th Place Finishes in a Season – Cuth Harrison (1),
73. Most 8th Place Finishes in a Season – Talbot-Lago (1),
74. Most 8th Place Finishes in a Season – Philippe Étançelin (1),
75. Most 9th Place Finishes in a Season – Maserati (1),
76. Most 9th Place Finishes in a Season – David Hampshire (1),
77. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season – Maserati (2),
78. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season – Brian Shawe-Taylor, Joe Fry (1),
79. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season – Talbot-Lago (1),
80. Most 11th Place Finishes in a Season – Johnny Claes (1),
81. Most Fastest Laps – Alfa Romeo (1),
82. Most Fastest Laps – Nino Farina (1),
83. Most 7th Fastest Laps – Talbot-Lago (1),
84. Most 7th Fastest Laps – Yves Giraud-Cabantous (1),
85. Most 10th Fastest Laps – Talbot-Lago (1),
86. Most 10th Fastest Laps – Louis Rosier (1),
87. Most 13th Fastest Laps – Talbot-Lago (1),
88. Most 13th Fastest Laps – Philippe Étançelin (1),
89. Most 17th Fastest Laps – Talbot-Lago (1),
90. Most 17th Fastest Laps – Johnny Claes (1),
91. Most Fastest Laps in a Season – Alfa Romeo (1),
92. Most Fastest Laps in a Season – Nino Farina (1),
93. Most 7th Fastest Laps in a Season – Talbot-Lago (1),
94. Most 7th Fastest Laps in a Season – Yves Giraud-Cabantous (1),
95. Most 10th Fastest Laps in a Season – Talbot-Lago (1),
96. Most 10th Fastest Laps in a Season – Louis Rosier (1), 97. Most 13th Fastest Laps in a Season – Talbot-Lago (1),
98. Most 13th Fastest Laps in a Season – Philippe Étançelin (1),
99. Most 17th Fastest Laps in a Season – Talbot-Lago (1),
100. Most 17th Fastest Laps in a Season – Johnny Claes (1),
101. Most Races Led – Alfa Romeo (3),
102. Most Races Led – Juan Manuel Fangio, Luigi Fagioli, Nino Farina (1),
103. Most Laps Led – Alfa Romeo (70),
104. Most Laps Led – Nino Farina (63),
105. Most Race Entries – Maserati (6),
106. Most Race Entries – Bob Gerard, Cuth Harrison, David Hampshire, David Murray, Emmanuel de Graffenried, Eugène Martin, Geoff Crossley, Joe Fry, Joe Kelly, Johnny Claes, Juan Manuel Fangio, Leslie Johnson, Louis Chiron, Louis Rosier, Luigi Fagioli, Nino Farina, Peter Walker, Philippe Étançelin, Prince Bira, Reg Parnell, Yves Giraud-Cabantous (1),
107. Most Perfect Weekends – Alfa Romeo (1),
108. Most Perfect Weekends – Nino Farina (1),
109. Most Poles – Alfa Romeo (1),
110. Most Poles – Nino Farina (1),
111. Most 2nd Place Qualifications – Alfa Romeo (1),
112. Most 2nd Place Qualifications – Luigi Fagioli (1),
113. Most 3rd Place Qualifications – Alfa Romeo (1),
114. Most 3rd Place Qualifications – Juan Manuel Fangio (1),
115. Most 4th Place Qualifications – Alfa Romeo (1),
116. Most 4th Place Qualifications – Reg Parnell (1),
117. Most 5th Place Qualifications – Maserati (1),
118. Most 5th Place Qualifications – Prince Bira (1),
119. Most 6th Place Qualifications – Talbot-Lago (1),
120. Most 6th Place Qualifications – Yves Giraud-Cabantous (1),
121. Most 7th Place Qualifications – Talbot-Lago (1),
122. Most 7th Place Qualifications – Eugène Martin (1),
123. Most 8th Place Qualifications – Maserati (1),
124. Most 8th Place Qualifications – Emmanuel de Graffenried (1),
125. Most 9th Place Qualifications – Talbot-Lago (1),
126. Most 9th Place Qualifications – Louis Rosier (1),
127. Most 10th Place Qualifications – ERA (1),
128. Most 10th Place Qualifications – Peter Walker (1),
129. Most 11th Place Qualifications – Maserati (1),
130. Most 11th Place Qualifications – Louis Chiron (1),
131. Most 12th Place Qualifications – ERA (1),
132. Most 12th Place Qualifications – Leslie Johnson (1),
133. Most 13th Place Qualifications – ERA (1),
134. Most 13th Place Qualifications – Bob Gerard (1),
135. Most 14th Place Qualifications – Talbot-Lago (1),
136. Most 14th Place Qualifications – Philippe Étançelin (1),
137. Most 15th Place Qualifications – ERA (1),
138. Most 15th Place Qualifications – Cuth Harrison (1),
139. Most 16th Place Qualifications – Maserati (1),
140. Most 16th Place Qualifications – David Hampshire (1),
141. Most 17th Place Qualifications – Alta (1),
142. Most 17th Place Qualifications – Geoff Crossley (1),
143. Most 18th Place Qualifications – Maserati (1),
144. Most 18th Place Qualifications – David Murray (1),
145. Most 19th Place Qualifications – Alta (1),
146. Most 19th Place Qualifications – Joe Kelly (1),
147. Most 20th Place Qualifications – Maserati (1),
148. Most 20th Place Qualifications – Joe Fry (1),
149. Most 21st Place Qualifications – Talbot-Lago (1),
150. Most 21st Place Qualifications – Johnny Claes (1),
151. Most Poles in a Season – Alfa Romeo (1),
152. Most Poles in a Season – Nino Farina (1),
153. Most 2nd Place Qualifications in a Season – Alfa Romeo (1),
154. Most 2nd Place Qualifications in a Season – Luigi Fagioli (1)
, 155. Most 3rd Place Qualifications in a Season – Alfa Romeo (1),
156. Most 3rd Place Qualifications in a Season – Juan Manuel Fangio (1),
157. Most 4th Place Qualifications in a Season – Alfa Romeo (1),
158. Most 4th Place Qualifications in a Season – Reg Parnell (1),
159. Most 5th Place Qualifications in a Season – Maserati (1),
160. Most 5th Place Qualifications in a Season – Prince Bira (1),
161. Most 6th Place Qualifications in a Season – Talbot-Lago (1),
162. Most 6th Place Qualifications in a Season – Yves Giraud-Cabantous (1),
163. Most 7th Place Qualifications in a Season – Talbot-Lago (1),
164. Most 7th Place Qualifications in a Season – Eugène Martin (1),
165. Most 8th Place Qualifications in a Season – Maserati (1),
166. Most 8th Place Qualifications in a Season – Emmanuel de Graffenried (1),
167. Most 9th Place Qualifications in a Season – Talbot-Lago (1),
168. Most 9th Place Qualifications in a Season – Louis Rosier (1),
169. Most 10th Place Qualifications in a Season – ERA (1),
170. Most 10th Place Qualifications in a Season – Peter Walker (1),
171. Most 11th Place Qualifications in a Season – Maserati (1),
172. Most 11th Place Qualifications in a Season – Louis Chiron (1),
173. Most 12th Place Qualifications in a Season – ERA (1),
174. Most 12th Place Qualifications in a Season – Leslie Johnson (1),
175. Most 13th Place Qualifications in a Season – ERA (1),
176. Most 13th Place Qualifications in a Season – Bob Gerard (1),
177. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season – Talbot-Lago (1),
178. Most 14th Place Qualifications in a Season – Philippe Étançelin (1),
179. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season – ERA (1),
180. Most 15th Place Qualifications in a Season – Cuth Harrison (1),
181. Most 16th Place Qualifications in a Season – Maserati (1),
182. Most 16th Place Qualifications in a Season – David Hampshire (1),
183. Most 17th Place Qualifications in a Season – Alta (1),
184. Most 17th Place Qualifications in a Season – Geoff Crossley (1),
185. Most 18th Place Qualifications in a Season – Maserati (1),
186. Most 18th Place Qualifications in a Season – David Murray (1),
187. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season – Alta (1),
188. Most 19th Place Qualifications in a Season – Joe Kelly (1),
189. Most 20th Place Qualifications in a Season – Maserati (1),
190. Most 20th Place Qualifications in a Season – Joe Fry (1),
191. Most 21st Place Qualifications in a Season – Talbot-Lago (1),
192. Most 21st Place Qualifications in a Season – Johnny Claes (1)

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