1949 Grand Prix season

1949 Grand Prix season
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The 1949 Grand Prix season was the fourth post-war year for Grand Prix racing and the final year before the beginning of the Formula One World Championship. It was the third season of FIA Formula One motor racing, though some of that season's Grands Prix still used other formulas. Races were run to Formula One criteria restricted engines to 1.5 litres supercharged or 4.5 litres naturally aspirated.[citation needed] There was no organised championship in 1949, although several of the more prestigious races were recognised as Grandes Épreuves (great trials) by the FIA.[1] Alberto Ascari and Juan Manuel Fangio proved to be the most successful drivers, each winning five Grands Prix. Maserati's cars were the most successful brand, winning 10 of the season's 27 Grand Prix races.

Season reviewEdit

Grandes ÉpreuvesEdit

Date Name Circuit Pole Position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor Report
15 May   British Grand Prix Silverstone   Luigi Villoresi   B. Bira   Toulo de Graffenried Maserati Report
19 June   Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps   Luigi Villoresi   Giuseppe Farina   Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot Report
3 July   Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten   Giuseppe Farina   Giuseppe Farina   Alberto Ascari Ferrari Report
17 July   French Grand Prix Reims-Gueux   Luigi Villoresi   Peter Whitehead   Louis Chiron Talbot-Lago-Talbot Report
11 September   Italian Grand Prix Monza   Alberto Ascari   Alberto Ascari   Alberto Ascari Ferrari Report

Other Grands PrixEdit

Date Name[2][3][4] Circuit Winning driver Winning constructor Report
29 January   III Gran Premio del General Juan Perón y de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Palermo   Alberto Ascari Maserati Report
6 February   III Gran Premio Eva Duarte de Perón Palermo   Oscar Alfredo Gálvez Alfa Romeo Report
27 March   X Grande Prêmio Cidade do Rio de Janeiro Rio-La Gavea   Luigi Villoresi Maserati Report
3 April   IV San Remo Grand Prix Ospedaletti   Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati Report
18 April   X Grand Prix du Pau Circuit de Pau   Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati Report
18 April   I Richmond Grand Prix Goodwood   Reg Parnell Maserati Report
24 April   III Grand Prix de Paris Linas-Montlhéry   Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago-Talbot Report
28 April   III JCC Jersey Road Race St Helier   Bob Gerard ERA Report
8 May   IV Grand Prix du Roussillon Perpignan   Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati Report
14 May   Grand Prix de Marseille Marseilles   Juan Manuel Fangio Simca Gordini Report
26 May   XI British Empire Trophy Douglas   Bob Gerard ERA Report
5 June   XVIII Grand Prix des Frontières Chimay   Guy Mairesse Talbot-Lago-Talbot Report
10 July   XI Grand Prix de l'Albigeois Albi, Les Planques   Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati Report
31 July   II Zandvoort Grand Prix Zandvoort   Luigi Villoresi Ferrari Report
7 August   XXXVI Grand Prix de l'Automobile Club de France Saint-Gaudens   Charles Pozzi Delahaye Report
20 August   I BRDC International Trophy Silverstone   Alberto Ascari Ferrari Report
27 August   Lausanne Grand Prix Lausanne   Giuseppe Farina Maserati Report
17 September   I Goodwood Trophy Goodwood   Reg Parnell Maserati Report
18 September   Australian Grand Prix Leyburn   John Crouch Delahaye Report
25 September   I Velka cena Ceskoslovenska Brno   Peter Whitehead Ferrari Report
9 October   V Grand Prix du Salon Linas-Montlhéry   Raymond Sommer Talbot-Lago-Talbot Report
18 December   IV Gran Premio del General Juan Perón y de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires Palermo   Alberto Ascari Ferrari Report

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Etzrodt, Hans. "Grand Prix Winners 1895-1949". The Golden Age. Retrieved 2007-04-03.
  2. ^ GP Hors Championnat du Monde, 1949 statsf1.com
  3. ^ 1949 Grands Prix silhouet.com
  4. ^ Resultate Formel 1, 1949[permanent dead link] f1-images.de