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The 1954 Spanish Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 24 October 1954 at Pedralbes. It was the ninth and final race in the 1954 World Championship of Drivers. The 80-lap race was won by Ferrari driver Mike Hawthorn after he started from third position. Luigi Musso finished second for the Maserati team and Mercedes driver Juan Manuel Fangio came in third.

1954 Spanish Grand Prix
Circuit Pedralbes layout
Circuit Pedralbes layout
Race details
Date 24 October 1954
Official name XII Gran Premio de España
Location Pedralbes Circuit, Barcelona, Spain
Course Temporary street circuit
Course length 6.316 km (3.925 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 505.280 km (313.966 mi)
Weather Sunny, mild, dry
Pole position
Driver Lancia
Time 2:18.1
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Alberto Ascari Lancia
Time 2:20.4 on lap 3
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Maserati
Third Mercedes

Race reportEdit

The long-awaited Lancia D50s arrived-using their 90 degree V8 engine as a stiffening aid for the chassis; they were simple but brilliantly designed. Ascari immediately set the fastest practice lap and led from pole.

Villoresi in the fellow Lancia retired with brake trouble after just 1 lap and Ascari succumbed to clutch problems after 9 laps.

Various other drivers took the lead and then retired-Schell spun off, Trintignant had mechanical problems and Moss overheated (one of several retirements caused by flying newspaper jamming the radiator ducts). The race boiled down to a duel between Hawthorn and Fangio but the Argentine was losing oil and lost second place to Musso. Hawthorn hung on to take the win with Fangio driving well to claim the final podium position.

This proved to be the last major race held at the Pedralbes street circuit. The Le Mans disaster in 1955 meant tighter safety regulations, and the spectator-lined street circuit in the Pedralbes neighborhood of Barcelona was abandoned and has not been used since.

ClassificationEdit

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 38   Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 80 3:13:52.1 3 8
2 14   Luigi Musso Maserati 80 +1:13.2 7 6
3 2   Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 79 +1 Lap 2 4
4 10   Roberto Mieres Maserati 79 +1 Lap 11 3
5 4   Karl Kling Mercedes 79 +1 Lap 12 2
6 16   Paco Godia Maserati 76 +4 Laps 13
7 26   Louis Rosier Maserati 74 +6 Laps 20
8 28   Ken Wharton Maserati 74 +6 Laps 14
9 18   Prince Bira Maserati 68 +12 Laps 15
Ret 12   Sergio Mantovani Maserati 58 Brakes 10
Ret 22   Toulo de Graffenried
  Ottorino Volonterio
Maserati 57 Engine 21
Ret 6   Hans Herrmann Mercedes 50 Injection 9
Ret 40   Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 47 Gearbox 8
Ret 48   Jacques Pollet Gordini 37 Engine 16
Ret 24   Harry Schell Maserati 29 Transmission 4
Ret 8   Stirling Moss Maserati 20 Oil Pump 6
Ret 46   Jean Behra Gordini 17 Brakes 18
Ret 30   Jacques Swaters Ferrari 16 Engine 19
Ret 34   Alberto Ascari Lancia 10 Clutch 1 11
Ret 36   Luigi Villoresi Lancia 2 Brakes 5
Ret 20   Robert Manzon Ferrari 2 Engine 17
DNS 42   Peter Collins Vanwall Non Starter – Accident
Source:[1]
Notes
  • ^1 – 1 point for fastest lap

NotesEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
  1   Juan Manuel Fangio 42 (57 ​17)
  2   José Froilán González 25 ​17 (26 ​914)
  1 3   Mike Hawthorn 24 ​914
  1 4   Maurice Trintignant 17
  5   Karl Kling 12
Source: [2]
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included. Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1954 Spanish Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Spain 1954 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 20 March 2019.


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