1954 24 Hours of Le Mans

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1954 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1954 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 22nd Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 12 and 13 June 1954. It was also the fourth round of the World Sportscar Championship.

Official results[edit]

Le Mans in 1954
Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
1 S
5.0
4 Italy Scuderia Ferrari Argentina José Froilán González
France Maurice Trintignant
Ferrari 375 Plus Ferrari 5.0L V12 302
2 S
5.0
14 United Kingdom Jaguar Cars Ltd. United Kingdom Duncan Hamilton
United Kingdom Tony Rolt
Jaguar D-Type Jaguar 3.4L I6 301
3 S
8.0
2 United States Briggs Cunningham United States William Spear
United States Sherwood Johnston
C4-R Chrysler 5.5L V8 283
4 S
5.0
16 Belgium Ecurie Francorchamps Belgium Roger Laurent
Belgium Jacques Swaters
Jaguar C-Type Jaguar 3.4L I6 277
5 S
8.0
1 United States Briggs Cunningham United States Briggs Cunningham
United States John Gordon Bennet
C4-R Chrysler 5.5L V8 274
6 S
3.0
30 France Equipe Gordini France André Guelfi
France Jacques Pollet
Gordini T15 Gordini 2.5L I6 263
7 S
2.0
35 United Kingdom Bristol Aeroplane Company United Kingdom Peter S. Wilson
United Kingdom Jim Mayers
Bristol 450 Bristol 2.0L I6 260
8 S
2.0
33 United Kingdom Bristol Aeroplane Company United Kingdom Tommy Wisdom
United Kingdom Jack Fairman
Bristol 450 Bristol 2.0L I6 257
9 S
2.0
34 United Kingdom Bristol Aeroplane Company United Kingdom Mike Keen
United Kingdom John Line
Bristol 450 Bristol 2.0L I6 255
10 S
750
57 France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet France René Bonnet
France Élie Bayol
DB HBR Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 240
11 S
2.0
36 United Kingdom Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd. Netherlands Maurice Gatsonides
France Marcel Becquart
Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe Bristol 2.0L I6 228
12 S
1.5
39 West Germany Porsche KG Belgium Johnny Claes
Belgium Pierre Stasse
Porsche 550/4 RS 1500 Spyder Porsche 1.5L Flat-4 228
13 S
750
55 France Ets. Monopole France Jean Hèmard
France Pierre Flahaut
Monopole X84 Panhard 0.6L Flat-2 222
14 S
1.1
47 West Germany Porsche KG United States Zora Arkus-Duntov
France Gustave Olivier
Porsche 550/4 RS 1100 Spyder Porsche 1.1L Flat-4 216
15 S
2.0
62 United Kingdom Edgar B. Wadsworth United Kingdom Edgar Wadsworth
United Kingdom John Brown
Triumph TR2 Triumph 2.0L I4 214
16 S
750
56 France Ecurie Jeudy-Bonnet France Marc Gignoux
France Louis Cornet
DB HBR Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 213

Not Classified[edit]

Failed to cover 70% of winner's distance (211 laps)

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
17 S
750
59 France Automobiles Panhard et Levassor France René Cotton
France André Beaulieux
Panhard X88 Panhard 0.6L Flat-2 195
18 S
750
54 France P. Garzynski France René Breuil
France Jean Py
BG Le Mans Renault 0.7L I4 194

Disqualified[edit]

  • #11 was disqualified for failing to complete their final lap of the race in under 30 minutes.
  • #43 was disqualified for receiving outside assistance while still on the course.
Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
19 S
5.0
11 France Georges Grignard France Jean Blanc
France Serge Nersessian
Talbot T26 Gran Sport Talbot 4.6L I6 206
20 S
1.5
43 Italy Automobili O.S.C.A. United Kingdom Lance Macklin
France Pierre Leygonie
United States James Simpson
O.S.C.A. MT-4 1500 O.S.C.A. 1.5L I4 247

Did Not Finish[edit]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
21 S
1.5
42 Italy Automobili O.S.C.A. France Jacques Péron
Italy Francesco Giardini
O.S.C.A. MT-4 1500 O.S.C.A. 1.5L I4 243
22 S
5.0
8 United Kingdom David Brown United Kingdom Reg Parnell
United Kingdom Roy Salvadori
Aston Martin DB3S SC Aston Martin 2.9L Supercharged I6 222
23 S
1.1
63 France Lucien Farnaud France Lucien Farnaud
Italy Adolfo Macchieraldo
O.S.C.A. MT-4 1100 O.S.C.A. 1.1L I4 199
24 S
750
49 France Automobiles VP France Yves Giraud-Cabantous
France Just-Emile Verney
VP 166R Renault 0.7L I4 190
25 S
5.0
5 Italy Scuderia Ferrari France Robert Manzon
France Louis Rosier
Ferrari 375 Plus Ferrari 5.0L V12 177
26 S
750
58 France Automobiles Panhard et Levassor France Pierre Chancel
France Robert Chancel
Monopole X88 Panhard 0.6L Flat-2 157
27 S
1.5
41 West Germany Porsche KG West Germany Hans Herrmann
West Germany Helmut Polensky
Porsche 550/4 RS 1500 Spyder Porsche 1.5L Flat-4 148
28 S
3.0
20 United Kingdom David Brown Thailand Prince Birabongse Bhanubandh
United Kingdom Peter Collins
Aston Martin DB3S Coupe Aston Martin 2.9L I6 138
29 S
5.0
15 United Kingdom Jaguar Cars Ltd. United Kingdom Peter Whitehead
United Kingdom Ken Wharton
Jaguar D-Type Jaguar 3.4L I6 131
30 S
3.0
27 France Jean-Paul Colas France Jean-Paul Colas
Brazil Hermano da Silva Ramos
Aston Martin DB2/4 Vignale Aston Martin 2.9L I6 121
31 S
5.0
6 United States Briggs Cunningham United States Phil Walters
United States John Fitch
Ferrari 375MM Ferrari 4.5L V12 120
32 S
2.0
28 Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Spain Alfonso de Portago
Italy Carlo Tomasi
Maserati A6GCS Maserati 2.0L I6 116
33 S
2.0
38 United Kingdom Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd.
Sweden Sture Nottorp
Sweden Sture Nottorp
Sweden Ivar Andersson
Frazer Nash Le Mans Bristol 2.0L I6 109
34 S
750
52 France Ecurie Jeudy-Bonnet France Marc Azéma
France Alphonse de Burnay
DB HBR Renault 0.7L I4 102
35 S
2.0
44 France Alexandre Constantin France Edmond Mouche
France Alexandre Constantin
Constantin Barquette Peugeot 1.3L Supercharged I4 95
36 S
5.0
12 United Kingdom Jaguar Cars Ltd. United Kingdom Stirling Moss
United Kingdom Peter Walker
Jaguar D-Type Jaguar 3.4L I6 92
37 S
5.0
3 Italy Scuderia Ferrari Italy Umberto Maglioli
Italy Paolo Marzotto
Ferrari 375 Plus Ferrari 5.0L V12 88
38 S
1.1
46 United Kingdom Kieft Cars Ltd. United Kingdom Alan Rippon
United Kingdom William Black
Kieft Coventry Climax 1.1L I4 86
39 S
1.1
65 France Equipe Gordini Belgium André Pilette
Belgium Gilberte Thirion
Gordini T17S Gordini 1.1L I4 76
40 S
3.0
19 France Equipe Gordini France Jean Behra
France André Simon
Gordini T24S Gordini 3.0L I8 76
41 S
3.0
22 United Kingdom David Brown United States Carroll Shelby
Belgium Paul Frére
Aston Martin DB3S Aston Martin 2.9L I6 74
42 S
750
50 France Guy Michel et André Guillard France Guy Michel
France André Guillard
Renault 4CV Renault 0.7L I4 73
43 S
3.0
21 United Kingdom David Brown United Kingdom Ian Stewart
United Kingdom Graham Whitehead
Aston Martin DB3S Coupe Aston Martin 2.9L I6 64
44 S
5.0
9 France Ecurie Rossier France Jean-Louis Rosier
France Pierre Meyrat
Talbot-Lago T26 Gran Sport Talbot-Lago 4.5L I6 62
45 S
2.0
31 France Equipe Gordini France Charles de Clareur
France André Moynet
Gordini T15 Gordini 2.0L I6 54
46 S
2.0
37 United Kingdom Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd. United Kingdom Rodney F. Peacock
United Kingdom Gerry A. Ruddock
Frazer Nash Le Mans Bristol 2.0L I6 49
47 S
5.0
10 France Pierre Levegh France Pierre Levegh
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Lino Fayen
Talbot-Lago T26 Gran Sport Talbot-Lago 4.4L I6 33
48 S
1.1
48 United Kingdom Kieft Cars Ltd. France Georges Trouis
United Kingdom Alfred P. Hitchings
Kieft Sport MG 1.1L I4 26
49 S
5.0
7 United Kingdom David Brown United Kingdom Eric Thompson
United Kingdom Dennis Poore
Lagonda DP115 Lagonda 4.5L V12 25
50 S
750
66 France Jacques Faucher France Jacques Faucher
France Jean Hébert
Renault 4CV Renault 0.7L I4 20
51 S
750
51 France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet France Pierre-Louis Dreyfus
Belgium Leon Dernier
France Jean Lucas
DB HBR Renault 0.7L I4 8
52 S
750
53 Italy Nardi et Co. France Alexandre Gacon
Italy Dr. Mario Damonte
Nardi 750LM Crosley 0.7L I4 7
53 S
5.0
18 United States Luigi Chinetti Dominican Republic Porfirio Rubirosa
Italy Innocente Baggio
Ferrari 375MM Berlinetta Ferrari 4.5L V12 5
54 S
750
60 France Automobiles Panhard et Levassor France Lucien Pailler
France Jacques Dewez
Panhard X88 Panhard 0.6L Flat-2 5
55 S
1.5
40 West Germany Porsche KG West Germany Richard von Frankenberg
West Germany Helm Glöckler
Porsche 550/4 RS 1500 Spyder Porsche 1.5L Flat-4 4
56 S
750
64 France Ecurie Jeudy-Bonnet France Claude Storez
France Jean-Claude Vidilles
France Jean Lucas
DB HBR Renault 0.7L I4 4
57 S
750
61 France Automobiles Panhard et Levassor France Eugéne Dussous
France Jacques Savoye
Panhard X84 Panhard 0.6L Flat-2 0

Statistics[edit]

  • Fastest Lap – #3 and #4 Scuderia Ferrari (tie) – 4:16.8
  • Distance – 4061.15 km
  • Average Speed – 169.215 km/h

Trophy Winners[edit]

  • 20th Biennial Cup – #57 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet
  • Index of Performance – #57 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet