1949 Swiss Grand Prix

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Race details
1949 Grand Prix season
Circuit Bremgarten.png
Date 3 July 1949
Official name IX Grand Prix de Suisse
Location Circuit Bremgarten, Bern
Course Permanent racing facility
7,280 km (4.523 mi)
Distance 40 laps, 291,200 km (180.951 mi)
Pole position
Driver Italy Giuseppe Farina Maserati
Time 2:50.4
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Giuseppe Farina Maserati
Time 2:52.2
Podium
First Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari
Second Italy Luigi Villoresi Ferrari
Third France Raymond Sommer Talbot-Lago-Talbot

The 1949 Swiss Grand Prix was a Grand Prix motor race which was held at Bremgarten on 3 July 1949. The race was won by Alberto Ascari driving a Ferrari 125.[1][2]

Entries[edit]

No Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine
2 Belgium Johnny Claes Ecurie Belge Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
8 France Philippe Étancelin Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
12 France Georges Grignard Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
14 France Pierre Levegh Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
16 France Louis Rosier Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
18 France Raymond Sommer Private Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
20 Italy Giuseppe Farina Private Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
22 Thailand B. Bira Scuderia Enrico Platé Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
24 Switzerland Frankie Sechehaye Scuderia Enrico Platé Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
26 Italy Clemente Biondetti Lubri-Loy/3-L Racing Team Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago 700 Talbot L8s
28 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
30 Italy Alberto Ascari Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s
34 Italy Luigi Villoresi Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s
36 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s
38 Switzerland Toni Branca Private Maserati Maserati 4CL Maserati L4s
42 Switzerland Alfred Dattner Private Simca Gordini Simca Gordini T11 Gordini L4
44 Switzerland Rudi Fischer Private Simca Gordini Simca Gordini T11 Gordini L4
46 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Private Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
48 United States Harry Schell Horschell Racing Corp Talbot-Lago Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
50 United Kingdom Fred Ashmore Scuderia Ambrosiana Maserati Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 20 Italy Giuseppe Farina Maserati 2:50.4
2 22 Thailand B. Bira Maserati 2:53.2 + 2.8
3 30 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari 2:54.7 + 4.3

Race[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 30 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari 40 1:59:24.6 3
2 34 Italy Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 40 + 56.6
3 18 France Raymond Sommer Talbot-Lago-Talbot 40 + 1:06.7
4 8 France Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago-Talbot 40 + 1:43.3
5 22 Thailand B. Bira Maserati 40 + 2:06.7 2
6 16 France Louis Rosier Talbot-Lago-Talbot 40 + 2:28.3
7 46 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati 39 + 1 Lap
8 28 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Maserati 39 + 1 Lap
9 36 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ferrari 39 + 1 Lap
10 14 France Pierre Levegh Talbot-Lago-Talbot 38 + 2 Laps
11 50 United Kingdom Fred Ashmore Maserati 38 + 2 Laps
12 12 France Georges Grignard Talbot-Lago-Talbot 38 + 2 Laps
13 2 Belgium Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago-Talbot 38 + 2 Laps
14 38 Switzerland Toni Branca Maserati 37 + 3 Laps
15 44 Switzerland Rudi Fischer Simca Gordini 36 + 4 Laps
16 48 United States Harry Schell Talbot-Lago-Talbot 34 + 6 Laps
17 42 Switzerland Alfred Dattner Simca Gordini 31 + 9 Laps
Ret 20 Italy Giuseppe Farina Maserati 13 Oil pressure 1
Ret 24 Switzerland Frankie Sechehaye Maserati 10 Gearbox
Ret 26 Italy Clemente Biondetti Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2 Brakes

References[edit]


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