1950 Albi Grand Prix

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France  1950 Albi Grand Prix
Race details
Circuit d'Albi
Circuit d'Albi
Date 16 June 1950
Official name XII Circuit de l'Albigeois
Location Albi, France
Course Street circuit
8.880 km (5.518 mi)
Distance 2x17 laps, 301.9 km (187.6 mi)
Pole position
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati
Time 3:06.7
Podium
First France Louis Rosier Talbot
Second Argentina José Froilán González Maserati
Third France Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini

The 1950 Albi Grand Prix (officially known as XII Circuit de l'Albigeois) was a non-championship Formula One Grand Prix held on 16 July 1950. It was the fourteenth Grand Prix of the year, counting both championship and non-championship races.

The race was contested over two heats of 17 laps after which the times were be aggregated. The winner was Louis Rosier in a Talbot-Lago after finishing third and second in respectively Heat 1 and Heat 2. José Froilán González finished second in a Maserati 4CLT-48 and Maurice Trintignant came in third in a Simca-Gordini T15.

Entries[edit]

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis DNS/DNA
2 France Raymond Sommer R. Sommer Talbot T26C
4 France Philippe Étancelin P. Étancelin
6 France Louis Rosier Écurie Rosier
8 Italy Giuseppe Farina Dr. Giuseppe Farina Maserati 4CLT-48
10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Scuderia Achille Varzi
12 Argentina José Froilán González
14 Italy Nello Pagani
16 Italy Luigi Villoresi Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 275
18 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari 125
20 France Robert Manzon Équipe Gordini Simca-Gordini T15
22 France Maurice Trintignant
24 Thailand B. Bira Enrico Platé Maserati 4CLT-48
26 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried
28 Italy Felice Bonetto Scuderia Milano 4CLT-48 DNA
30 Italy Gianfranco Comotti Milano DNA
32 Belgium Johnny Claes Écurie Belge Talbot T26C
34 France Pierre Levegh P. Levegh
36 France Yves Giraud-Cabantous Y. Giraud Cabantous
France Pierre Meyrat DNS - Giraud-Cabantous started in this car

Qualifying results[edit]

Pos. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 3:06.7
2 José Froilán González 3:08.6 +1.9
3 Raymond Sommer Talbot 3:10.0 +3.3
4 Giuseppe Farina Maserati 3:11.0 +4.3
5 Louis Rosier Talbot 3:12.6 +5.9
6 Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 3:12.7 +6.0
7 Philippe Étancelin Talbot 3:15.4 +8.7
8 Alberto Ascari Ferrari 3:16.0 +9.3
9 Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot 3:16.8 +10.1
10 Johnny Claes 3:21.3 +14.6
11 Pierre Levegh 3:23.4 +16.7
12 Nello Pagani Maserati 3:27.5 +20.8
13 Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini 3:30.6 +23.9
14 Robert Manzon 3:31.5 +24.8
15 Prince Bira Maserati No time
16 Emmanuel de Graffenried

Race results[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Pos. Driver Constructor Time (Diff.)/DNF Grid
1 Raymond Sommer Talbot 55:53.6 3
2 Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati +0.5 1
3 Louis Rosier Talbot +27.6 5
4 José Froilán González Maserati +1:14.6 2
5 Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini +2:42.6 13
6 Nello Pagani Maserati +1 lap 12
7 Pierre Levegh Talbot +1 lap 11
8 Robert Manzon Simca-Gordini +1 lap 14
9 Alberto Ascari Ferrari +1 lap 8
10 Johnny Claes Talbot +2 laps 10
Giuseppe Farina Maserati NC 4
Emmanuel de Graffenried 16
Luigi Villoresi Ferrari DNF - Ignition 6
Prince Bira Maserati DNF - rear axle 15
Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot DNF - rear axle 9
Philippe Étancelin DNF - driver injured 7

Heat 2[edit]

Pos. Driver Constructor Time (Diff.)/DNF/DNS Grid
1 José Froilán González Maserati 56:27.7 4
2 Louis Rosier Talbot +19.7 3
3 Giuseppe Farina Maserati +2:37.8 11
4 Pierre Levegh Talbot +3:33.5 7
5 Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini +1 lap 5
6 Robert Manzon 8
7 Nello Pagani Maserati 6
8 Emmanuel de Graffenried 12
Johnny Claes Talbot NC 10
Philippe Étancelin DNF - valve 13
Alberto Ascari Ferrari DNF 9
Raymond Sommer Talbot DNS - damaged car 1
Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati DNS - oil leak 2

Overall[edit]

Pos. Driver Constructor Time (Diff.)
1 Louis Rosier Talbot 1:53:08.6
2 José Froilán González Maserati +27.3
3 Maurice Trintignant Simca-Gordini +1 lap
4 Pierre Levegh Talbot
5 Robert Manzon Simca-Gordini +2 laps
6 Nello Pagani Maserati
7 Giuseppe Farina +3 laps
8 Johnny Claes Talbot +5 laps
9 Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati +7 laps
10 Alberto Ascari Ferrari
11 Raymond Sommer Talbot +17 laps
12 Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati
13 Luigi Villoresi Ferrari
14 Philippe Étancelin Talbot
15 Yves Giraud-Cabantous
16 Prince Bira Maserati

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