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1950 Monaco Grand Prix

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XI GRAND PRIX DE MONACO
Date 21 May 1950
Location 22px-Flag of Monaco.png Monaco track info
Course 3.180km
Distance 100 laps, 318.000km
Weather Cool, dry and sunny
Pole 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio, 1'50.2
Alfa Romeo
Fastest Lap 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio, 1'51.0
Alfa Romeo
Winner 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio, 3:13'18.7
Alfa Romeo
2nd Place 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari
Ferrari
3rd Place 22px-Flag of Monaco.png Louis Chiron
Maserati
Video 1950 Pile Up in Monaco


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


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 were injured, but José Froilán González, who damaged his Maserati in the pile-up and was running second after it, crashed during the second lap. His car caught fire but thankfully managed to escape only with some 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.


Entries

No Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre
2 22px-Flag of Argentina.png José Froilán González Scuderia Achille Varzi Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s P
4 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Alfredo Piàn Scuderia Achille Varzi Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s P
6 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Johnny Claes Ecurie Belge Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 D
8 22px-Flag of the United States.png Harry Schell Horschell Racing Corporation Cooper Cooper T12 JAP V-twin D
10 22px-Flag of France.png Robert Manzon Equipe Gordini Simca-Gordini Simca Gordini T15 Gordini L4s E
12 22px-Flag of France.png Maurice Trintignant Equipe Gordini Simca-Gordini Simca Gordini T15 Gordini L4s E
14 22px-Flag of France.png Philippe Étancelin Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 D
16 22px-Flag of France.png Louis Rosier Ecurie Rosier Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 D
18 22px-Flag of France.png Charles Pozzi Ecurie Rosier Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 D
20 22px-Flag of France.png Yves Giraud-Cabantous Automobiles Talbot-Darracq SA Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 D
22 22px-Flag of France.png Pierre Levegh Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6 D
24 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Cuth Harrison Private ERA ERA B ERA L6s D
26 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Bob Gerard Private ERA ERA B ERA L6s D
28 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Peter Whitehead Private Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s D
32 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Nino Farina SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo L8s P
34 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo L8s P
36 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luigi Fagioli SA Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo L8s P
38 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luigi Villoresi Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s P
40 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s P
42 22px-Flag of France.png Raymond Sommer Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s P
44 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Franco Rol Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s P
46 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Clemente Biondetti Scuderia Milano Maserati Maserati Milano 4CLT-50 Maserati L4s P
48 22px-Flag of Monaco.png Louis Chiron Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s P
50 22px-Flag of Thailand.png Prince Bira Enrico Platé Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s P
52 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Toulo de Graffenried Enrico Platé Maserati Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati L4s P

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 34 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 1:50.2 -
2 32 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Nino Farina Alfa Romeo 1:52.8 + 2.6
3 2 22px-Flag of Argentina.png José Froilán González Maserati 1:53.7 + 3.5
4 14 22px-Flag of France.png Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago-Talbot 1:54.1 + 3.9
5 36 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luigi Fagioli Alfa Romeo 1:54.2 + 4.0
6 38 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 1:52.3 + 2.1
7 40 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari Ferrari 1:53.8 + 3.6
8 48 22px-Flag of Monaco.png Louis Chiron Maserati 1:56.3 + 6.1
9 42 22px-Flag of France.png Raymond Sommer Ferrari 1:56.6 + 6.4
10 16 22px-Flag of France.png Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot 1:57.7 + 7.5
11 10 22px-Flag of France.png Robert Manzon Simca-Gordini 2:00.4 + 10.2
12 52 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 2:00.7 + 10.5
13 12 22px-Flag of France.png Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini 2:01.4 + 11.2
14 24 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Cuth Harrison ERA 2:01.6 + 11.4
15 50 22px-Flag of Thailand.png Prince Bira Maserati 2:02.2 + 12.0
16 26 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Bob Gerard ERA 2:03.4 + 13.2
17 44 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Franco Rol Maserati 2:04.5 + 14.3
18 4 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Alfredo Piàn Maserati No time -
19 6 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:12.0 + 21.8
20 8 22px-Flag of the United States.png Harry Schell Cooper-JAP No time -
21 28 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Peter Whitehead Ferrari No time -

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 34 22px-Flag of Argentina.png Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 100 3:13:18.7 1 9
2 40 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Alberto Ascari Ferrari 99 + 1 Lap 7 6
3 48 22px-Flag of Monaco.png Louis Chiron Maserati 98 + 2 Laps 8 4
4 42 22px-Flag of France.png Raymond Sommer Ferrari 97 + 3 Laps 9 3
5 50 22px-Flag of Thailand.png Prince Bira Maserati 95 + 5 Laps 15 2
6 26 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Bob Gerard ERA 94 + 6 Laps 16  
7 6 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil).png Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago-Talbot 94 + 6 Laps 19  
Ret 38 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 63 Rear Axle 6  
Ret 14 22px-Flag of France.png Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago-Talbot 38 Oil leak 4  
Ret 2 22px-Flag of Argentina.png José Froilán González Maserati 1 Accident 3  
Ret 32 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Nino Farina Alfa Romeo 0 Accident 2  
Ret 36 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Luigi Fagioli Alfa Romeo 0 Accident 5  
Ret 16 22px-Flag of France.png Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot 0 Accident 10  
Ret 10 22px-Flag of France.png Robert Manzon Simca-Gordini 0 Accident 11  
Ret 52 20px-Flag of Switzerland.png Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 0 Accident 12  
Ret 12 22px-Flag of France.png Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini 0 Accident 13  
Ret 24 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Cuth Harrison ERA 0 Accident 14  
Ret 44 3dflagsdotcom italy2bs.gif Franco Rol Maserati 0 Accident 17  
Ret 8 22px-Flag of the United States.png Harry Schell Cooper-JAP 0 Collision 20  
DNS 28 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom.png Peter Whitehead Ferrari Engine 21  
DNS 4 22px-Flag of Argentina.png 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)



Monaco Grand Prix
Year of race 1950
Previous race in season 1950 British Grand Prix
Next race in season 1950 Indianapolis 500
Previous year's race none
Next year's race 1955 Monaco Grand Prix