1949 British Grand Prix

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Race details
1949 Grand Prix season
Silverstone circuitmap 1950-51.jpg
Date 15 May 1949
Official name II British Grand Prix
Location Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone, England
Course Permanent racing facility
4.649 km (2.8887 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 464.900 km (288.870 mi)
Pole position
Driver Italy Luigi Villoresi Maserati
Time 2:09.8
Fastest lap
Driver Thailand B. Bira Maserati
Time 2:10.4
Podium
First Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati
Second United Kingdom Bob Gerard ERA
Third France Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot

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]

Entries[edit]

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

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

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

Race[edit]

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

References[edit]


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