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1949 British Grand Prix

The 1949 British Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race which was held at Silverstone on 14 May 1949. The race was won by Emmanuel de Graffenried driving a Maserati 4CLT.[1][2]

1949 British Grand Prix
Race details
Date 15 May 1949
Official name II British Grand Prix
Location Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.828 km (3.000 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 482.8 km (300.0 mi)
Pole position
Driver Maserati
Time 2:09.8
Fastest lap
Driver Thailand B. Bira Maserati
Time 2:10.4
Podium
First Maserati
Second ERA
Third Talbot-Lago-Talbot

EntriesEdit

No Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine
1   B. Bira Private Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
2   Emmanuel de Graffenried Private Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
3   Tony Rolt Private Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo B Alfa Romeo L8
4   Raymond Mays
  Ken Richardson
T. Vandervell Thinwall Special Ferrari Thinwall Special Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s
5   Bob Ansell Private Maserati Maserati 4CM Maserati L4s
6   Geoff Ansell
  Brian Shawe-Taylor
Private ERA ERA B ERA L6s
7   Bob Gerard Bob Gerard Racing ERA ERA B ERA L6s
8   David Hampshire
  Billy Cotton
Private ERA ERA B ERA L6s
9   David Murray Private Maserati Maserati 4CL Maserati L4s
10   Reg Parnell Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
11   Fred Ashmore Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
12   Luigi Villoresi Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
15   Louis Chiron SFACS Ecurie France Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
16   Louis Rosier Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
17   Yves Giraud-Cabantous Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
18   George Abecassis Private Alta Alta GP Alta L4s
19   Johnny Claes Ecurie Belge Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
20   George Nixon Private ERA ERA A ERA L6s
21   Peter Whitehead
  Dudley Folland
Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s
22   Duncan Hamilton
  Philip Fotheringham-Parker
Private Maserati Maserati 6CM Maserati L6s
23   Cuth Harrison ? ERA ? ?
24   Philippe Étancelin Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
25   Roy Salvadori Private Maserati Maserati 4CL Maserati L4s
26   Anthony Baring Private Maserati Maserati 4CM Maserati L4
27   John Bolster P.H. Bell ERA ERA B ERA L6s
28   Peter Walker P.N. Whitehead ERA ERA B ERA L6s

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 12   Luigi Villoresi Maserati 2:09.8
2 1   B. Bira Maserati 2:10.2 + 0.4
3 28   Peter Walker ERA 2:13.2 + 3.4
4 2   Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati 2:13.6 + 3.8
5 7   Bob Gerard ERA 2:14.4 + 4.6
6 10   Reg Parnell Maserati 2:14.8 + 5.0
7 3   Tony Rolt Alfa Romeo 2:15.8 + 6.0
8 24   Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:15.8 + 6.0
9 ?   Cuth Harrison ERA 2:16.4 + 6.6
10 8   David Hampshire ERA 2:17.2 + 7.4
11 17   Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:17.4 + 7.6
12 18   George Abecassis Alta 2:17.6 + 7.8
13 6   Geoff Ansell ERA 2:18.0 + 8.2
14 21   Peter Whitehead Ferrari 2:18.4 + 8.6
15 15   Louis Chiron Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:19.2 + 9.4
16 27   John Bolster ERA 2:20.0 + 10.2
17 11   Fred Ashmore Maserati 2:20.8 + 11.0
18 19   Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:22.2 + 12.4
19 4   Raymond Mays Thinwall Special Ferrari 2:24.6 + 14.8
20 16   Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:25.2 + 15.4
21 26   Anthony Baring Maserati 2:27.0 + 17.2
22 22   Duncan Hamilton Maserati 2:29.0 + 19.2
23 25   Roy Salvadori Maserati 2:29.2 + 19.4
24 20   George Nixon ERA 2:29.8 + 20.0
25 9   David Murray Maserati 2:30.4 + 20.6

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 2   Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati 100 3:52:50.2 4
2 7   Bob Gerard ERA 100 + 1:05.2 5
3 16   Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot 99 + 1 Lap 20
4 8   David Hampshire
  Billy Cotton
ERA 99 + 1 Lap 10
5 24   Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago-Talbot 97 + 3 Laps 8
6 11   Fred Ashmore Maserati 97 + 3 Laps 11
7 18   George Abecassis Alta 96 + 4 Laps 12
8 21   Peter Whitehead
  Dudley Folland
Ferrari 95 + 5 Laps 14
9 6   Geoff Ansell
  Brian Shawe-Taylor
ERA 94 + 6 Laps 13
10 19   Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago-Talbot 92 + 8 Laps 18
11 22   Philip Fotheringham-Parker
  Duncan Hamilton
Maserati 92 + 8 Laps 22
Ret 4   Raymond Mays
  Ken Richardson
Thinwall Special Ferrari 82 Accident 19
Ret 10   Reg Parnell Maserati 69 Transmission 6
Ret 25   Roy Salvadori Maserati 65 Valve 23
Ret 9   David Murray Maserati 64 Engine 25
Ret 27   John Bolster ERA 53 Accident 16
Ret 28   Peter Walker ERA 50 Brakes 3
Ret 1   B. Bira Maserati 47 Collision 2
Ret 15   Louis Chiron Talbot-Lago-Talbot 41 Engine 15
Ret 17   Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago-Talbot 39 Oil leak 11
Ret 26   Anthony Baring Maserati 39 Water leak 21
Ret 12   Luigi Villoresi Maserati 36 Engine 1
Ret ?   Cuth Harrison ERA 25 ? 9
Ret 20   George Nixon ERA 16 Supercharger 24
Ret 3   Tony Rolt Alfa Romeo 15 Rear axle 7
DNS 5   Bob Ansell Maserati Engine

ReferencesEdit