1950 24 Hours of Le Mans

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1950 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1950 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 18th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 24 and 25 June 1950. 44-year old Frenchman Louis Rosier and his son Jean-Louis won the race, Louis spent 23 hours and 15 minutes driving his privately entered Talbot.

Official results[edit]

Le Mans in 1950
Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
1 S
5.0
5 France Louis Rosier France Louis Rosier
France Jean-Louis Rosier
Talbot-Lago T26 GS Talbot-Lago 4.5L I6 256
2 S
5.0
7 France Pierre Meyrat France Pierre Meyrat
France Guy Mairesse
Talbot-Lago Monoplace Decalee Talbot-Lago 4.5L I6 255
3 S
8.0
4 United Kingdom S.H. Allard United Kingdom Sydney Allard
United States Tom Cole Jr.
Allard J2 Cadillac 5.4L V8 251
4 S
5.0
14 United Kingdom Healey Motors Ltd. United Kingdom Tony Rolt
United Kingdom Duncan Hamilton
Nash-Healey E Nash 3.8L I6 250
5 S
3.0
19 United Kingdom Aston Martin Ltd. United Kingdom George Abecassis
United Kingdom Lance Macklin
Aston Martin DB2 Aston Martin 2.6L I6 249
6 S
3.0
21 United Kingdom Aston Martin Ltd. United Kingdom Charles Brackenbury
United Kingdom Reg Parnell
Aston Martin DB2 Aston Martin 2.6L I6 244
7 S
3.0
18 France Henri Louveau France Henri Louveau
France Jean Estager
Delage D6-3L Delage 3.0L I6 241
8 S
5.0
11 United Kingdom E.R. Hall United Kingdom E.R. Hall
United Kingdom Tom Clarke
Bentley Corniche TT Bentley 4.3L I6 236
9 S
2.0
30 United Kingdom H.J. Aldington United Kingdom "Donald" Mathieson
United Kingdom Richard Stoop
Frazer Nash Milla Miglia Bristol 2.0L I6 235
10 S
8.0
3 United States Briggs Cunningham United States Miles Collier
United States Sam Collier
Cadillac Coupe de Ville
"Clumsy Pup"
or "Petit Pataud"
Cadillac 5.4L V8 233
11 S
8.0
2 United States Briggs Cunningham United States Briggs Cunningham
United States Phil Walters
Cadillac Spider
"Le Monstre"
Cadillac 5.4L V8 232
12 S
5.0
15 United Kingdom P.T.C. Clark United Kingdom Peter C. Clark
United Kingdom Nick Haines
Jaguar XK120S Jaguar 3.4L I6 230
13 S
5.0
6 France André Chambas France André Chambas
France André Morel
Talbot-Lago Gran Sport Coupe Talbot-Lago 4.5L I6 228
14 S
5.0
12 United Kingdom H.S.F. Hay United Kingdom H.S.F. Hay
United Kingdom Hugh Hunter
Bentley 4¼ Paulin Bentley 4.3L I6 225
15 S
5.0
16 United Kingdom P.C.D. Walker United Kingdom Peter Whitehead
United Kingdom John Marshall
Jaguar XK120S Jaguar 3.4L I6 225
16 S
1.5
36 United Kingdom Jowett Cars Ltd. United Kingdom Tommy Wisdom
United Kingdom Tommy Wise
Jowett Jupiter Jowett 1.5L Flat-4 220
17 S
3.0
22 United Kingdom Robert Lawrie United Kingdom Robert Lawrie
United Kingdom Geoffrey Beetson
Riley RMC Riley 2.5L I4 213
18 S
1.5
39 United Kingdom G.E. Phillips United Kingdom George Phillips
United Kingdom Eric Winterbottom
MG TC Special Body MG 1.2L I4 208
19 S
3.0
23 United Kingdom N.H. Mann United Kingdom Nigel Mann
United Kingdom Mortimer Morris-Goodall
Healey Elliott Riley 2.4L I4 203
20 S
2.0
31 United Kingdom N.R. Culpan United Kingdom Norman Culpan
United Kingdom Lt. Cdr. Peter Wilson
Frazer Nash High Speed Le Mans Replica Bristol 2.0L I6 201
21 S
750
51 Czechoslovakia Rudy Letov Letnany Netherlands Maurice Gatsonides
Netherlands Henk Hoogeveen
Aero Minor 750 Aero 0.7L Flat-2
(2-Stroke)
184
22 S
750
52 France Ets. Monopole France Jean de Montrémy
France Jean Hémard
Monopole X84 Tank Panhard 0.6L Flat-2 180
23 S
750
58 France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet France René Bonnet
France Élie Bayol
DB Tank Panhard 0.6L Flat-2 175
24 S
1.1
46 France J.L.V. Sandt France Jean Sandt
France Hervé Coatalen
Renault 4CV Renault 0.8L I4 171
25 S
1.1
48 France Jacques Lecat France Jacques Lecat
France Louis Pons
Renault 4CV Renault 0.8L I4 170
26 S
750
55 France Auguste Lachaize France Auguste Lachaize
France Albert Debille
Panhard Dyna X84 Sport Panhard 0.6L Flat-2 168
27 S
1.1
45 France Just-Emile Vernet France Just-Emile Vernet
France Roger Eckerlein
Renault 4CV Renault 0.8L I4 158
28 S
750
56 France Raymond Gaillard France Raymond Gaillard
France Pierre Chancel
Callista RAN Panhard 0.6L Flat-2 153
29 S
750
57 Belgium Louis Eggen Belgium Louis Eggen
Belgium "Escale"
Panhard Dyna X84 Panhard 0.6L Flat-2 151

Did Not Finish[edit]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
30 S
5.0
17 United Kingdom Leslie Johnson United Kingdom Leslie Johnson
United Kingdom Bert Hadley
Jaguar XK120S Jaguar 3.4L I6 220
31 S
5.0
8 France Ecurie Lutetia France Charles Pozzi
France Pierre Flahaut
Delahaye 175S Delahaye 4.5L I6 165
32 S
2.0
28 United Kingdom Lord Seldson United Kingdom Lord Seldson
France Jean Lucas
Ferrari 166MM Ferrari 2.0L V12 164
33 S
1.1
43 France Automobiles Gordini France Georges Blondel
France Raoul Martin
Simca-Gordini T15S Gordini 1.1L I4 157
34 S
1.1
41 France Mmes Rouault et Gordine France Germaine Rouault
France Reginé Gordine
Simca-Gordini TMM Gordini 1.1L I4 143
35 S
750
49 France Jacques Poch France Jacques Poch
France Edmond Mouche
Aero Minor Aero 0.7L Flat-2
(2-Stroke)
139
36 S
1.1
40 France Norbert Jean Mahé France Norbert Jean Mahé
France Sacha Gordine
Simca Huit Gordini 1.1L I4 126
37 S
3.0
24 United States Luigi Chinetti United States Luigi Chinetti
France Pierre-Louis Dreyfus
Ferrari 195S Barchetta Ferrari 2.4L V12 121
38 S
5.0
10 France Ets. Delettrez France Jean Delettrez
France Jacques Delettrez
Delettrez Diesel Delettrez 4.4L I6
(Diesel)
120
39 S
1.1
44 Czechoslovakia A.Z.N.P. Czechoslovakia Václav Bobek
Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Netušil
Škoda 1101 Sport Škoda 1.1L I4 120
40 S
750
54 France Guy Lapchin France Guy Lapchin
France Charles Plantivaux
Panhard Dyna X84 Sport Panhard 0.6L Flat-2 115
41 S
3.0
33 France Automobiles Gordini Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Argentina José Froilán González
Simca-Gordini T15S Compresseur Gordini 1.5L Supercharged I4 95
42 S
1.1
47 France Ets. Savin & Leroy France Fernand Leroy
France Marcel Joseph
Renault 4CV Renault 0.8L I4 92
43 S
750
53 France Jacques Savoye France Jacques Savoye
France Eugène Dossous
Monopole X84 Tank Panhard 0.6L Flat-2 89
44 S
750
50 France Sté. Pierre Ferry France Pierre Ferry
France Georges Claude
Ferry Renault 0.7L I4 86
45 S
3.0
25 United States Luigi Chinetti France Raymond Sommer
Italy Dorino Serafini
Ferrari 195S Berlinetta Ferrari 2.4L V12 82
46 S
1.1
42 France Automobiles Gordini France José Scaron
France J. Pascal
Simca-Gordini T15S Gordini 1.5L I4 77
47 S
1.5
37 France Jacques Brault France Jacques Brault
France Louis Paimpol
Fiat 1500 Fiat 1.5L I4 75
48 S
1.5
35 France Automobiles Gordini France Roger Loyer
France Jean Behra
Simca-Gordini T15S Gordini 1.5L I4 50
49 S
2.0
26 United States Luigi Chinetti Dominican Republic Porfirio Rubirosa
France Pierre Leygonie
Ferrari 166MM Ferrari 2.0L V12 44
50 S
2.0
64 France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet France René Simone
France Michel Arnaud
DB Citroën 1.9L I4 44
51 S
5.0
1 France M.A.P. France Pierre Veyron
France Francois Lacour
M.A.P. M.A.P. 5.0L Supercharged I4
(Diesel)
39
52 S
3.0
32 France Automobiles Gordini France Maurice Trintignant
France Robert Manzon
Simca-Gordini T15S Compresseur Gordini 1.5L Supercharged I4 34
53 S
1.1
63 France Marcel Gendron France Marcel Gendron
France Jean Vinatier
Renault 4CV Renault 0.8L I4 32
54 S
2.0
27 United States Luigi Chinetti France Yvonne Simon
France Michel Casse
Ferrari 166MM Coupe Ferrari 2.0L V12 25
55 S
750
60 France Ecurie Verte France Emmanuel Baboin
France Pierre Gay
Simca Six Simca 0.6L I4 20
56 S
1.5
34 France Automobiles Gordini France Aldo Gordini
France André Simon
Simca-Gordini T15S Gordini 1.5L I4 14
57 S
1.1
66 France André Guillard France André Guillard
Switzerland Roger Caron
Simca Huit Gordini 1.1L I4 13
58 S
3.0
20 United Kingdom Aston Martin Ltd. United Kingdom Eric Thompson
United States John Gordon
Aston Martin DB2 Aston Martin 2.6L I6 8
59 S
750
59 France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet France Georges Guyot
France André Chaussat
DB Tank Panhard 0.6L Flat-2 6
60 S
5.0
9 France Ecurie Lutetia France Gaston Serraud
France André Guelfi
Delahaye 175S Delahaye 4.5L I6 0

Statistics[edit]

  • Fastest Lap – #5 Louis Rosier – 4:53.5
  • Distance – 3465.12 km
  • Average Speed – 144.380 km/h

Trophy Winners[edit]

  • 16th Rudge-Whitworth Biennial Cup – #52 Ets. Monopole
  • Index of Performance – #19 Aston Martin Ltd. and #52 Ets. Monopole (tie)