1954 World Sportscar Championship season

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1954 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1954 World Sportscar Championship season was the second season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing. It featured a series of six endurance races for sportscars, contested from 24 January to 23 November 1954.

Schedule[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit Date
1 Argentina 1000km of Buenos Aires Autódromo 17 de Octubre 24 January
2 United States 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway 7 March
3 Italy Mille Miglia Brescia 2 May
4 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 12 June
13 June
5 United Kingdom RAC Tourist Trophy Dundrod 11 September
6 Mexico Carrera Panamericana Veracruz 23 November

Season results[edit]

Races[edit]

Rnd Circuit Winning Team Results
Winning Drivers
1 Buenos Aires Italy Scuderia Ferrari Results
Italy Giuseppe Farina
Italy Umberto Maglioli
2 Sebring United States Briggs Cunningham Results
United States Bill Lloyd
United Kingdom Stirling Moss
3 Brescia Italy Scuderia Lancia Results
Italy Alberto Ascari
4 La Sarthe Italy Scuderia Ferrari Results
Argentina José Froilán González
France Maurice Trintignant
5 Dundrod Italy Scuderia Ferrari Results
United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
France Maurice Trintignant
6 Veracruz West Germany Erwin Goldschmidt Results
Italy Umberto Maglioli

Note: The Tourist Trophy was awarded to the DB of Paul Armagnac and Gerard Laureau, which was the winner of the Dundrod race on handicap.[1] World Championship points were awarded on the overall race results rather than the handicap results.[1]

Manufacturers Championship[edit]

Championship points were awarded for the top 6 finishing positions in each race in the order of 8–6–4–3–2–1.[1] Only the highest placed car of each manufacturer was eligible to score points,[1] no points being awarded for positions filled by additional cars from the same manufacturer. Only the best 4 results for each manufacturer counted towards the championship results.[1] Discarded points are shown within brackets in the table below.

Pos[2] Manufacturer[2] Rd 1[2] Rd 2[2] Rd 3[2] Rd 4[2] Rd 5[2] Rd 6[2] Total[2]
1 Italy Ferrari 8 (6) 8 8 8 32
2 Italy Lancia 6 8 6 20
3 United Kingdom Jaguar 3 6 1 10
4 Italy O.S.C.A. 8 8
5 Italy Maserati 1 4 2 7
6 West Germany Porsche 1 4 5
7= United States Cunningham 4 4
7= United Kingdom Austin-Healey 4 4
7= United Kingdom Aston Martin 4 4
10 United Kingdom HWM 3 3
11= United Kingdom Kieft 1 1
11= France Gordini 1 1

The cars[edit]

The following models contributed to the nett championship pointscores of their respective manufacturers.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, pages 260–262
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i 1954 World Sportscar Championship table at www.wspr-racing.com Retrieved on 23 September 2010
  3. ^ 1954 World Sportscar Championship race results at wspr-racing.com Retrieved on 23 September 2010

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