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The 1954 Formula One season was the 5th running of the FIA Formula One World Championship, which commenced on January 17, 1954, and ended on October 24 after nine races. There were also 25 races that, while run to Formula One rules, did not count towards championship standings.

Season summaryEdit

With the formula changing to 2.5 litres unsupercharged, Mercedes re-entered grand prix racing for the first time since the Second World War at the French Grand Prix with a streamlined single seater which Juan Manuel Fangio and Karl Kling took to a dominating 1–2 win. Fangio's French success had come after switching from the Maserati team with whom he had won the first two Grands Prix of the season. Although the streamlined body proved unsuitable for Silverstone, Mercedes produced a more conventional body for the Nürburgring and Fangio won three of the remaining four races. Reigning champion Alberto Ascari had a less successful switch of teams, choosing to leave Ferrari for the newly formed Lancia team. Unfortunately for him, Lancia's car, the D50, was not ready until the final World Championship race, meaning he had to sit out most of his title defence. Points were given to top 5 finishers (8, 6, 4, 3, 2). 1 point was given for fastest lap. Only the best five of nine scores counted towards the world championship. Points for shared drives were divided equally between the drivers, regardless of who had driven more laps unless one of the drivers was deemed to have completed "insufficient distance". Drivers who shared more than one car during a race received points only for their highest finish.

Season reviewEdit

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Tyres Report
1 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix January 17 Oscar Gálves Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Maserati P Report
2 United States Indianapolis 500 May 31 Indianapolis United States Bill Vukovich United States Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser F Report
3 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix June 20 Spa-Francorchamps Italy Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Maserati P Report
4 France French Grand Prix July 4 Reims Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Germany Mercedes GP C Report
5 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 17 Silverstone Argentina José Froilán González Italy Ferrari P Report
6 Germany German Grand Prix August 1 Nürburgring Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Germany Mercedes GP C Report
7 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix August 22 Bremgarten Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Germany Mercedes GP C Report
8 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 5 Monza Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Germany Mercedes GP C Report
9 Spain Spanish Grand Prix October 24 Pedralbes United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Italy Ferrari P Report

Teams and DriversEdit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1954 FIA Formula One World Championship.

1954 Driver line-upsEdit

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver(s)
Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F A6GCM Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6
Maserati A6 2.0 L6
P Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Argentina Onofre Marimón
Italy Luigi Musso
Thailand Prince Bira
Italy Sergio Mantovani
Italy Alberto Ascari
Italy Luigi Villoresi
Argentina Roberto Meires
United Kingdom Stirling Moss
United States Harry Schell
France Louis Rosier
Spain Paco Godia
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 375
553
500
Ferrari 2.5 L4 P Italy Guiseppe Farina
Argentina José Froilán González
United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
Italy Umberto Maglioli
France Maurice Trintignant
Italy Piero Taruffi
France Robert Manzon
Italy Alberto Ascari
France Equipe Gordini Gordini Gordini T16 Gordini 23 2.5 L6 E France Jean Behra
France Élie Bayol
France Roger Loyer
Belgium Paul Frère
Belgium André Pilette
France Jacques Pollet
Argentina Clemar Bucci
United States Fred Wacker
France Ecurie Rosier Ferrari
Maserati
Ferrari 500
Ferrari 625
Maserati 250F
Ferrari 500 2.0 L4
Ferrari 625 2.5 L4
Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6
D
P
France Louis Rosier
France Maurice Trintignant
France Robert Manzon
United States Harry Schell Maserati Maserati A6GCM
Maserati 250F
Maserati A6 2.0 L6
Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6
P United States Harry Schell
Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried
Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio
Argentina Roberto Mieres Maserati Maserati A6GCM
Maserati 250F
Maserati A6 2.0 L6
Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6
P United States Roberto Mieres
Argentina Jorge Daponte Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P Argentina Jorge Daponte
Argentina Onofre Marimón Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P Argentina Carlos Menditeguy
Belgium Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 2.0 L4 E Belgium Jacques Swaters
Thailand Prince Bira Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P Thailand Prince Bira
D United Kingdom Ron Flockhart
United Kingdom Equipe Moss Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P United Kingdom Stirling Moss
Germany Daimler Benz AG Mercedes GP W196 Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 C Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Germany Karl Kling
Germany Hans Herrmann
Germany Hermann Lang
Belgium Georges Berger Gordini T16 Gordini 23 2.5 L6 E Belgium Georges Berger
United Kingdom HW Motors HWM 53 Alta GP 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Lance Macklin
United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D United Kingdom Ken Wharton
Italy Guerino Bertocchi
United Kingdom Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D United Kingdom Roy Salvadori
Italy Scuderia Ambrosiana Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 2.0 L4 A United Kingdom Reg Parnell
United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall Special Vanwall 254 2.5 L4 P United Kingdom Peter Collins
United Kingdom Bill Whitehouse Cooper T24 Alta GP 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Bill Whitehouse
United Kingdom Leslie Marr Connaught A Lea Francis 2.0 L4 D United Kingdom Leslie Marr
United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Connaught A Lea Francis 2.0 L4 D United Kingdom John Risely-Pritchard
United Kingdom Sir Jeremy Boles Connaught A Lea Francis 2.0 L4 D United Kingdom Don Beauman
United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse Connaught A Lea Francis 2.0 L4 D United Kingdom Leslie Thorne
United Kingdom R. J. Chase Cooper T23 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D United Kingdom Alan Brown
United Kingdom Gould's Garage Cooper T23 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D United Kingdom Horace Gould
United Kingdom Bob Gerard Cooper T23 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D United Kingdom Bob Gerard
United Kingdom Ecurie Richmond Cooper T23 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D United Kingdom Eric Brandon
United Kingdom Rodney Nuckey
Germany Hans Klenk Klenk Meteor BMW 328 2.0 L6 P Germany Theo Helfrich
Italy Giovanni de Riu Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P Italy Giovanni de Riu
Italy Scuderia Lancia Lancia D50 Lancia DS50 2.5 L8 P Italy Alberto Ascari
Italy Luigi Villoresi

1954 Drivers Championship final standingsEdit

Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
500
United States
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
SUI
Switzerland
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
Pts.
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1 1 1 4 1 1 1 3 42 (57.14)
2 Argentina José Froilán González 3 4† Ret 1 2† 2 3†/
Ret
25.14 (26.64)
3 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn DSQ 4† Ret 2 2† 2 Ret 1 24.64
4 France Maurice Trintignant 4 2 Ret 5 3 Ret 5 Ret 17
5 Germany Karl Kling 2 7 4 Ret Ret 5 12
6 United States Bill Vukovich 1 8
7 Germany Hans Herrmann Ret Ret 3 4 Ret 8
8 Italy Luigi Musso DNS Ret 2 6
9 Italy Nino Farina 2 Ret 6
10 United States Jimmy Bryan 2 6
11 Argentina Roberto Mieres Ret Ret Ret 6 Ret 4 Ret 4 6
12 United States Jack McGrath 3 5
13 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 3 Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 4.14
14 Argentina Onofre Marimón Ret Ret Ret 3 4.14
15 France Robert Manzon 3 Ret 9 Ret Ret 4
16 Italy Sergio Mantovani 7 5 5 9 Ret 4
17 Thailand Prince Bira 7 6 4 Ret† Ret 9 3
18 Italy Umberto Maglioli 9 7 3† 2
19 Belgium André Pilette 5 9 Ret 2
20 Italy Luigi Villoresi 5 Ret† Ret Ret 2
21 France Élie Bayol 5 2
22 United States Mike Nazaruk 5 2
23 United States Troy Ruttman 4† 1.5
24 United States Duane Carter 4† / 15† 1.5
25 Italy Alberto Ascari Ret Ret / Ret† Ret Ret 1.14
26 France Jean Behra DSQ Ret 6 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 0.14
United States Harry Schell 6 Ret 12 7 Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Ken Wharton Ret 8 6 8 0
United States Fred Wacker Ret 6 0
United States Fred Agabashian 6 0
Italy Piero Taruffi 6 0
Spain Paco Godia 6 0
France Louis Rosier Ret Ret Ret 8 8 7 0
United Kingdom Peter Collins Ret 7 0
United States Don Freeland 7 0
Belgium Jacques Swaters Ret 8 Ret 0
Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried 8 Ret† 0
United States Paul Russo 8 0
United States Larry Crockett 9 0
United States Cal Niday 10 0
United Kingdom Bob Gerard 10 0
Argentina Jorge Daponte Ret 11 0
United States Art Cross 11 0
United Kingdom Don Beauman 11 0
United States Chuck Stevenson 12 0
United States Manny Ayulo 13 0
United Kingdom Leslie Marr 13 0
United States Bob Sweikert 14 0
United Kingdom Leslie Thorne 14 0
United Kingdom Horace Gould 15 0
United States Jimmy Jackson 15† 0
United States Ernie McCoy 16 0
United States Jimmy Reece 17 0
United States Ed Elisian 18 0
United States Frank Armi 19 0
Argentina Clemar Bucci Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Belgium Paul Frère Ret Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Ret Ret 0
France Jacques Pollet Ret Ret 0
France Roger Loyer Ret 0
United States Sam Hanks Ret 0
United States Pat O'Connor Ret 0
United States Rodger Ward Ret 0
United States Gene Hartley Ret 0
United States Andy Linden Ret 0
United States Johnny Thomson Ret 0
United States Jerry Hoyt Ret 0
United States Jimmy Daywalt Ret 0
United States Tony Bettenhausen Ret 0
United States Spider Webb Ret 0
United States Bill Homeier Ret 0
United States Johnnie Parsons Ret 0
United States Len Duncan Ret 0
United States Pat Flaherty Ret† 0
United States Jim Rathmann Ret† 0
United Kingdom Lance Macklin Ret 0
Belgium Georges Berger Ret 0
United Kingdom Bill Whitehouse Ret 0
United Kingdom John Riseley-Prichard Ret 0
United Kingdom Reg Parnell Ret 0
United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ret 0
United Kingdom Eric Brandon Ret 0
United Kingdom Ron Flockhart Ret† 0
Germany Hermann Lang Ret 0
Germany Theo Helfrich Ret 0
Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio Ret† 0
United Kingdom Alan Brown DNS 0
United Kingdom Rodney Nuckey DNS 0
Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
500
United States
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
SUI
Switzerland
ITA
Italy
ESP
Spain
Pts.
  • Italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded – point shared equally between drivers sharing fastest lap)
  • Bold indicates pole position
  • † Position shared between multiple drivers of the same car
  • ‡ Several cars were shared in this race. See the race page for details.
  • Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

Non-Championship race resultsEdit

Other Formula One races also held in 1954, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
Italy IV Gran Premio di Siracusa Syracuse April 11 Italy Nino Farina Italy Ferrari Report
France XV Pau Grand Prix Pau April 19 France Jean Behra France Gordini Report
United Kingdom VI Lavant Cup Goodwood April 19 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Italy Ferrari Report
France III Grand Prix de Bordeaux Bordeaux May 9 Argentina José Froilán González Italy Ferrari Report
United Kingdom IV BRDC International Trophy Silverstone May 15 Argentina José Froilán González Italy Ferrari Report
Italy VII Gran Premio di Bari Bari May 22 Argentina José Froilán González Italy Ferrari Report
United Kingdom II Curtis Trophy Snetterton June 5 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Italy Maserati Report
Italy XIII Gran Premio di Roma Castelfusano June 6 Argentina Onofre Marimón Italy Maserati Report
Belgium XXIV Grand Prix des Frontières Chimay June 6 Thailand B Bira Italy Maserati Report
United Kingdom I Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race Davidstow June 7 United Kingdom John Riseley-Prichard United Kingdom Connaught-Francis Report
United Kingdom I BARC Formula 1 Race Goodwood June 7 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Italy Ferrari Report
United Kingdom II Crystal Palace Trophy Crystal Palace June 19 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Italy Ferrari Report
France IV Grand Prix de Rouen-les-Essarts Rouen July 11 France Maurice Trintignant Italy Ferrari Report
France III Grand Prix de Caen Caen July 25 France Maurice Trintignant Italy Ferrari Report
United Kingdom I August Cup Crystal Palace August 2 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Italy Ferrari Report
United Kingdom II Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race Davidstow August 2 United Kingdom John Coombs United Kingdom Lotus-Connaught Report
United Kingdom I International Gold Cup Oulton Park August 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Maserati Report
United Kingdom RedeX Trophy Snetterton August 14 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Italy Ferrari Report
Italy XXIII Circuito di Pescara Pescara August 15 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Maserati Report
Germany V Sachsenring-Rennen Sachsenring August 15 Germany Paul Thiel Germany EMW Report
United Kingdom III Joe Fry Memorial Trophy Castle Combe August 28 United Kingdom Horace Gould United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol Report
France V Circuit de Cadours Cadours September 12 France Jean Behra France Gordini Report
Germany I Grosser Preis von Berlin AVUS September 19 Germany Karl Kling Germany Mercedes Report
United Kingdom VII Goodwood Trophy Goodwood September 25 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Maserati Report
United Kingdom I Daily Telegraph Trophy Aintree October 2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Maserati Report

Notes Edit

See AlsoEdit

V T E Formula One Seasons
1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1954 • 1955 • 1956 • 1957 • 1958 • 1959 • 1960 • 1961 • 1962 • 1963 • 1964 • 1965 • 1966 • 1967 • 1968 • 1969 • 1970 • 1971 • 1972 • 1973 • 1974 • 1975 • 1976 • 1977 • 1978 • 1979 • 1980 • 1981 • 1982 • 1983 • 1984 • 1985 • 1986 • 1987 • 1988 • 1989 • 1990 • 1991 • 1992 • 1993 • 1994 • 1995 • 1996 • 1997 • 1998 • 1999 • 2000 • 2001 • 2002 • 2003 • 2004 • 2005 • 2006 • 2007 • 2008 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2012 • 2013 • 2014 • 2015 • 2016 • 2017 • 2018


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