1950 is the year where a new era of motorsport begin: it’s the year when Formula One starts!
The championship started in Great Britain, Silverstone, passing through tracks which became over time a point of reference for all racing-maniacs: Silverstone, Monaco, Indianapolis, Spa, Monza.
The championship battle has been in between two drivers, Nino Farina and Juan Manuel Fangio.
|Grand Prix||Date||Winning Driver||Team||Laps||Time|
|Great Britain||13/05/1950||Nino Farina||Alfa Romeo||70||2:13’23.6|
|Monaco||21/05/1950||Juan Manuel Fangio||Alfa Romeo||100||3:13’16.7|
|Indianapolis 500||30/05/1950||Johnnie Parsons||Kurtis Kraft||138||2:46’55.97|
|Switzerland||04/06/1950||Nino Farina||Alfa Romeo||42||2:02’53.7|
|Belgium||18/06/1950||Juan Manuel Fangio||Alfa Romeo||35||2:47’26|
|France||02/07/1950||Juan Manuel Fangio||Alfa Romeo||64||2:57’52.8|
|Italy||03/09/1950||Nino Farina||Alfa Romeo||80||2:51’17.4|
The only victory of another driver has been in Indianapolis, where Johnnie Parsons won, leveraging the monster engine his Kurtis Kraft bolide had: Offenhauser engine, built by American specifically for hyper fast tracks.
The dominance of Alfa Romeo was shocking: the Italian cars where fast and reliable and his two top drivers didn’t miss the chance to show their talented skills.
Final Championship Classification:
1) Giuseppe Farina 30pts.
2) Juan Manuel Fangio 27pts.
3) Luigi Fagioli 24pts.
4) Louis Rosier 13pts.
5) Alberto Ascari 11pts.