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1954 British Grand Prix

The 1954 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Silverstone on 17 July 1954. It was race 5 of 9 in the 1954 World Championship of Drivers. The 90-lap race was won by Ferrari driver José Froilán González after he started from second position. His teammate Mike Hawthorn finished second and Maserati driver Onofre Marimón came in third.

1954 British Grand Prix
Silverstone Circuit in 1952–1973 configuration
Silverstone Circuit in 1952–1973 configuration
Race details
Date 17 July 1954
Official name VII RAC British Grand Prix
Location Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.7105 km (2.927 mi)
Distance 90 laps, 423.949 km (263.43 mi)
Weather Cold, wet
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1:45.0
Fastest lap
Drivers Italy Alberto Ascari Maserati
Fastest lap France Jean Behra Gordini
Fastest lap Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes
Fastest lap Argentina José Froilán González Ferrari
Fastest lap United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari
Fastest lap Argentina Onofre Marimón Maserati
Fastest lap United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati
Time 1:50
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Maserati

Race reportEdit

A huge crowd turned out at Silverstone to see if Mercedes could repeat their Reims rout. In the end, just two silver cars arrived (for Fangio and Kling). In contrast, Maserati had nine cars, whilst Ferrari had three for the experienced trio of Hawthorn, Gonzalez and Trintignant. Fangio set Silverstone's fastest ever lap, breaking the 100 mph barrier with a lap of 100.35 mph. It was Gonzalez who led away and held the lead until the flag. Behind him, Fangio passed Hawthorn for second but after colliding several times with oil drums in a difficult handling car, he dropped to fourth. Moss took over the position but retired with rear axle problems, leaving Hawthorn to follow home for a Ferrari 1–2 and young Onofre Marimón to take his second (and last) podium place.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1   Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 1:45.0
2 9   José Froilán González Ferrari 1:46.0 + 1.0
3 11   Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 1:46.5 + 1.5
4 7   Stirling Moss Maserati 1:47.0 + 2.0
5 17   Jean Behra Gordini 1:48.0 + 3.0
6 2   Karl Kling Mercedes 1:48.1 + 3.1
7 5   Roy Salvadori Maserati 1:48.4 + 3.4
8 10   Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 1:48.6 + 3.6
9 8   Ken Wharton Maserati 1:49.5 + 4.5
10 6   Prince Bira Maserati 1:49.6 + 4.6
11 20   Peter Collins Vanwall 1:50.0 + 5.0
12 19   André Pilette Gordini 1:51.0 + 6.0
13 18   Clemar Bucci Gordini 1:52.0 + 7.0
14 12   Reg Parnell Ferrari 1:52.1 + 7.1
15 14   Robert Manzon Ferrari 1:52.5 + 7.5
16 3   Harry Schell Maserati 1:53.0 + 8.0
17 25   Don Beauman Connaught-Lea-Francis 1:55.0 + 10.0
18 29   Bob Gerard Cooper-Bristol 1:55.3 + 10.3
19 22   Bill Whitehouse Connaught-Lea-Francis 1:56.0 + 11.0
20 28   Horace Gould Cooper-Bristol 1:56.7 + 11.7
21 24   John Riseley-Prichard Connaught-Lea-Francis 1:57.0 + 12.0
22 23   Leslie Marr Connaught-Lea-Francis 1:57.3 + 12.3
23 26   Leslie Thorne Connaught-Lea-Francis 1:57.8 + 12.8
24 21   Peter Whitehead Cooper-Alta 1:59.0 + 14.0
25 30   Eric Brandon1 Cooper-Bristol 1:59.7 + 14.7
26 27   Alan Brown Cooper-Bristol 2:00.0 + 15.0
27 32   Luigi Villoresi Maserati 2:02.0 + 17.0
28 33   Onofre Marimón Maserati 2:02.6 + 17.6
29 30   Rodney Nuckey1 Cooper-Bristol No time
30 31   Alberto Ascari Maserati No time
31 15   Louis Rosier Ferrari No time
32 4   Roberto Mieres Maserati No time
DNA 16   Jacques Swaters Ferrari No time
Source:[1]
^1Rodney Nuckey, named substitute driver for Eric Brandon in the #30 Cooper-Bristol, was given a starting position despite not completing a single lap in qualifying or in the race.

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9   José Froilán González Ferrari 90 2:56:14 2 8 171
2 11   Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 90 + 1:10[2][3] 3 6 171
3 33   Onofre Marimón Maserati 89 + 1 lap 28 4 171
4 1   Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 89 + 1 lap 1 3 171
5 10   Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 87 + 3 laps 8 2
6 4   Roberto Mieres Maserati 87 + 3 laps 32  
7 2   Karl Kling Mercedes 87 + 3 laps 6  
8 8   Ken Wharton Maserati 86 + 4 laps 9  
9 19   André Pilette Gordini 86 + 4 laps 12  
10 29   Bob Gerard Cooper-Bristol 85 + 5 laps 18  
11 25   Don Beauman Connaught-Lea-Francis 84 + 6 laps 17  
12 3   Harry Schell Maserati 83 + 7 laps 16  
13 23   Leslie Marr Connaught-Lea-Francis 82 + 8 laps 22  
14 26   Leslie Thorne Connaught-Lea-Francis 78 + 12 laps 23  
15 28   Horace Gould Cooper-Bristol 44 + 46 laps 20  
Ret 7   Stirling Moss Maserati 80 Axle 4 171
Ret 22   Bill Whitehouse Connaught-Lea-Francis 63 Fuel system 19  
Ret 17   Jean Behra Gordini 54 Suspension 5 171
Ret 5   Roy Salvadori Maserati 53 Transmission 7  
Ret 6   Prince Bira
  Ron Flockhart
Maserati 44 Accident 10  
Ret 32   Luigi Villoresi
  Alberto Ascari
Maserati 40 Engine 27  
Ret 24   John Riseley-Prichard Connaught-Lea-Francis 40 Accident 21  
Ret 12   Reg Parnell Ferrari 25 Engine 14  
Ret 31   Alberto Ascari Maserati 21 Engine 30 171
Ret 18   Clemar Bucci Gordini 18 Accident 13  
Ret 20   Peter Collins Vanwall 16 Engine 11  
Ret 14   Robert Manzon Ferrari 16 Engine 15  
Ret 21   Peter Whitehead Cooper-Alta 4 Oil leak 24  
Ret 30   Eric Brandon Cooper-Bristol 2 Engine 25  
Ret 15   Louis Rosier Ferrari 2 Engine 31  
DNS 27   Alan Brown Cooper-Bristol   Non-starter 26  
DNS 30   Rodney Nuckey Cooper-Bristol   Non-starter 29  
Source:[4]
Notes
  • ^1 – Ascari, Behra, Fangio, González, Hawthorn, Marimón & Moss all set the equal fastest lap time of 1:50. Each received ​17 of a point.

NotesEdit

  • Shared drives:
    • Car #6: Bira (42 laps) then Flockhart (2 laps)
    • Car #32: Villoresi (30 laps) then Ascari (10 laps)
  • F1 debuts: Don Beauman, Clemar Bucci, Ron Flockhart, Horace Gould, Leslie Marr, John Riseley-Prichard, Leslie Thorne, Bill Whitehouse, Vanwall
  • Final F1 race for: Alan Brown, Reg Parnell, Peter Whitehead

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
  1   Juan Manuel Fangio 28 17
  2 2   José Froilán González 14 914
  1 3   Maurice Trintignant 11
  1 4   Bill Vukovich 8
  11 5   Mike Hawthorn 7 914
Source: [5]
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included. Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Britain 1954 – Qualifying". statsf1.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  2. ^ Lang, Mike (1981). Grand Prix! Vol 1. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 75. ISBN 0-85429-276-4.
  3. ^ "Britain 1954 – Race". statsf1.com. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  4. ^ "1954 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Britain 1954 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.


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