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1948 Grand Prix season

1948 Grand Prix season
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The 1948 Grand Prix season was the third post-war year for Grand Prix racing. It was the second season of the FIA's Formula One motor racing, though some of that season's Grand Prix still used other formulas. There was no organised championship in 1948, although several of the more prestigious races were recognised as Grandes Épreuves (great trials) by the FIA.[1] Luigi Villoresi proved to be the most successful driver, for the second consecutive year, winning six Grands Prix. Maserati's cars proved difficult to beat, winning 13 of the season's 23 Grands Prix.

Season reviewEdit

Grandes ÉpreuvesEdit

Date Name Circuit Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor Report
16 May   Monaco Grand Prix Monaco   Giuseppe Farina   Giuseppe Farina   Giuseppe Farina Maserati Report
4 July   Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten   Jean-Pierre Wimille   Jean-Pierre Wimille   Carlo Felice Trossi Alfa Romeo Report
18 July   French Grand Prix Reims-Gueux   Jean-Pierre Wimille   Jean-Pierre Wimille   Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo Report
5 September   Italian Grand Prix Torino   Jean-Pierre Wimille   Jean-Pierre Wimille   Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo Report

Other Grands PrixEdit

Date Name Circuit Winning driver Winning constructor Report
17 January   II Gran Premio del General Juan Perón y de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Palermo   Luigi Villoresi Maserati Report
14 February   II Gran Premio de Eva Duarte Perón (Gran Premio Dalmiro Varela Castex) Palermo   Luigi Villoresi Maserati Report
29 March   IX Grand Prix Automobile de Pau Pau   Nello Pagani Maserati Report
29 April   II Jersey Road Race St Helier   Bob Gerard ERA Report
2 May   II Grand Prix des Nations Geneva   Giuseppe Farina Maserati Report
25 May   X British Empire Trophy Douglas   Geoff Ansell ERA Report
30 May   II Grand Prix de Paris Linas-Montlhéry   Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago-Talbot Report
30 May   Stockholm Grand Prix Skarpnäck Airfield   B. Bira Simca-Gordini Report
27 June   III Gran Premio di San Remo Ospedaletti   Alberto Ascari Maserati Report
7 August   Grand Prix de Zandvoort Zandvoort   B. Bira Maserati Report
8 August   XIV Grand Prix du Comminges Saint-Gaudens   Luigi Villoresi Maserati Report
8 August   Grand Prix de Suisse Orientale Erlen   Toulo de Graffenried Maserati Report
29 August   X Grand Prix de l'Albigeois Albi   Luigi Villoresi Maserati Report
18 September   Goodwood Trophy Goodwood   Reg Parnell Maserati Report
2 October   British Grand Prix[2] Silverstone   Luigi Villoresi Maserati Report
10 October   IV Grand Prix du Salon Linas-Montlhéry   Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot Report
17 October   Gran Premio di Monza Monza   Jean-Pierre Wimille Alfa Romeo Report
24 October   Circuito di Garda Salò   Giuseppe Farina Ferrari Report
31 October   IX Gran Premio de Penya Rhin Pedralbes   Luigi Villoresi Maserati Report

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Etzrodt, Hans. "Grand Prix Winners 1895-1949". The Golden Age. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
  2. ^ Nye, Doug (1977). The British Grand Prix 1926-1976. p. 10. ISBN 0713432837.