1954 Argentine Grand Prix

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Argentina  1954 Argentine Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 9 in the 1954 Formula One season
Autódromo Oscar y Juan Gálvez Circuito N° 2 (-) (Histórico).svg
Date 17 January 1954
Official name II Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina
Location Autódromo 17 de Octubre, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Course Permanent racing facility
3.912 km (2.431 mi)
Distance 87 laps, 340.344 km (211.480 mi)
Weather Overcast, wet
Pole position
Driver Italy Nino Farina Ferrari
Time 1:44.8
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina José Froilán González Ferrari
Time 1:48.2
Podium
First Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati
Second Italy Nino Farina Ferrari
Third Argentina José Froilán González Ferrari

The 1954 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Autódromo 17 de Octubre in Buenos Aires, Argentina on 17 January 1954. It was the first round of the 1954 World Drivers' Championship.

This was Juan Manuel Fangio's first home victory, following Alberto Ascari's win in 1953. He would repeat this with three consecutive victories in the following three years.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 87 3:00:55.8 3 8
2 10 Italy Nino Farina Ferrari 87 +1:19.0 1 6
3 12 Argentina José Froilán González Ferrari 87 +2:01.0 2 5
4 26 France Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 86 +1 lap 5 3
5 20 France Élie Bayol Gordini 85 +2 laps 15 2
6 28 United States Harry Schell Maserati 84 +3 laps 11
7 8 Thailand Prince Bira Maserati 83 +4 laps 10
8 30 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 83 +4 laps 13
9 16 Italy Umberto Maglioli Ferrari 82 +5 laps 12
DSQ 18 France Jean Behra Gordini 61 Disqualified, Push Start 17
DSQ 14 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 52 Disqualified, Push Start 4
Ret 4 Argentina Onofre Marimón Maserati 48 Engine 6
Ret 32 Argentina Roberto Mieres Maserati 37 Oil Leak 8
Ret 22 France Roger Loyer Gordini 19 Oil Pressure 16
Ret 34 Argentina Jorge Daponte Maserati 19 Gearbox 18
Ret 24 France Louis Rosier Ferrari 1 Accident 14
DNS 6 Italy Luigi Musso Maserati Non Starter, Engine 7
DNS 36 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Maserati Non Starter, Engine 9

Notes[edit]

  • This race was run in a anti-clockwise direction, as opposed to clockwise the year before, and all subsequent races.
  • Ascari and Villoresi were not present due to the Lancia car not being ready.
  • Bayol scores his first career points.
  • Records tied or broken: Farina gets his 17 podium finish (this ties Ascari), and his 22 race to score points (this gives him sole possession of the record).
  • First Race: Maserati 250F.
  • Farina scored the pole position at an age of 47 years and 79 days, which still is a record today.

Drivers' Championship standings after the race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 8
2 Italy Nino Farina 6
3 Argentina José Froilán González 5
4 France Maurice Trintignant 3
5 France Élie Bayol 2
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included. Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship.


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1953 Italian Grand Prix
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1954 Indianapolis 500
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