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The 1949 Italian Grand Prix was a Grand Epreuve, held on September 11. The race was won by polesitter Alberto Ascari in a Ferrari, who finished a lap ahead of second place Philippe Étancelin in a Talbot-Lago-Talbot and three laps ahead of Prince Bira's Maserati in third.


BackgroundEdit

Entry List Edit

No Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine
2 Argentina Benedicto Campos Squadra Argentina Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
4 Italy Giuseppe Farina Scuderia Milano Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
6 Thailand B. Bira Enrico Platé Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
8 Italy Alberto Ascari Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s
10 France Louis Rosier Privateer Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
14 Italy Nello Pagani Privateer Talbot-Lago 700 Talbot L8s
16 Italy Felice Bonetto Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s
20 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Privateer Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
22 France Guy Mairesse SFACS Ecurie France Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
24 United Kingdom David Murray Privateer Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
26 Italy Clemente Biondetti Privateer Maserati 4CLT Maserati L4s
28 France Eugène Chaboud Privateer Delahaye 135 Delahaye L6
30 France Henri Louveau Privateer Maserati 4CL Maserati L4s
32 Italy Franco Rol Privateer Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
34 Italy Luigi Villoresi Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s
36 United Kingdom Leslie Brooke Private Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
40 France Raymond Sommer Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s
42 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Scuderia Enrico Platé Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
44 United Kingdom Cuth Harrison Privateer ERA B ERA L6s
50 Belgium Johnny Claes Ecurie Belge Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
52 Italy Piero Taruffi Scuderia Milano Maserati 4CLT/48 Maserati L4s
54 France Philippe Étancelin Privateer Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
56 France Pierre Levegh Privateer Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot L6
 ? United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Private Ferrari 125 Ferrari V12s

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 8 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari 2:05.0
2 34 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Ferrari 2:05.4 + 0.4
3 4 Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Maserati 2:07.8 + 2.8
4 40 France Raymond Sommer Italy Ferrari 2:09.8 + 4.8
5 2 Argentina Benedicto Campos Italy Maserati 2:11.8 + 6.8
6 42 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Italy Maserati 2:12.6 + 7.6
7 6 Thailand B. Bira Italy Maserati 2:13.0 + 8.0
8 54 France Philippe Étancelin France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:13.8 + 8.8
9 26 Italy Clemente Biondetti Italy Maserati 2:14.0 + 9.0
10 10 France Louis Rosier France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:15.0 + 10.0
11 32 Italy Franco Rol Italy Maserati 2:16.4 + 11.4
12 16 Italy Felice Bonetto Italy Ferrari 2:16.6 + 11.6
13 20 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Italy Maserati 2:16.8 + 11.8
14 56 France Pierre Levegh France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:17.4 + 12.4
15 44 United Kingdom Cuth Harrison United Kingdom ERA 2:17.4 + 12.4
16 50 Belgium Johnny Claes France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:19.2 + 14.2
17 24 United Kingdom David Murray Italy Maserati 2:21.4 + 16.4
18  ? United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Italy Ferrari 2:22.8 + 17.8
19 22 France Guy Mairesse France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:22.8 + 17.8
20 28 France Eugène Chaboud France Delahaye 2:23.4 + 18.4
21 30 France Henri Louveau Italy Maserati 2:31.0 + 26.0
22 14 Italy Nello Pagani France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:33.8 + 28.8
23 36 United Kingdom Leslie Brooke Italy Maserati 2:37.8 + 32.8
24 52 Italy Piero Taruffi Italy Maserati No time

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
______________ 2 Alberto Ascari
______________ 3 Luigi Villoresi
4 Giuseppe Farina
Raymond Sommer
______________
______________ 5
______________ 6 Benedicto Campos
7 Emmanuel de Graffenried
B. Bira
______________
______________ 8
______________ 9 Philippe Étancelin
______________ 10 Clemente Biondetti
11 Louis Rosier
Franco Rol
______________
______________ 12
______________ 13 Felice Bonetto
14 Reg Parnell
Pierre Levegh
______________
______________ 15
______________ 16 Cuth Harrison
______________ 17 Johnny Claes
18 David Murray
Peter Whitehead
______________
______________ 19
______________ 20 Guy Mairesse
21 Eugène Chaboud
Henri Louveau
______________
______________ 22
______________ 23 Nello Pagani
______________ 24 Leslie Brooke
25 Piero Taruffi

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 8 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari 80 2:58:53.6 1
2 54 France Philippe Étancelin France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 79 + 1 Lap 8
3 6 Thailand B. Bira Italy Maserati 77 + 3 Laps 7
4 42 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Italy Maserati 76 + 4 Laps 6
5 40 France Raymond Sommer Italy Ferrari 75 + 5 Laps 4
6 44 United Kingdom Cuth Harrison United Kingdom ERA 75 + 5 Laps 15
7 52 Italy Piero Taruffi Italy Maserati 64 + 16 Laps 24
8 50 Belgium Johnny Claes France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 62 + 18 Laps 16
9 30 France Henri Louveau Italy Maserati 59 + 21 Laps 21
Ret 2 Argentina Benedicto Campos Italy Maserati 55 Connecting rod 5
Ret 28 France Eugène Chaboud France Delahaye 50 Overheating 20
Ret 10 France Louis Rosier France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 49 Engine 10
Ret 24 United Kingdom David Murray Italy Maserati 46 Accident 17
Ret 56 France Pierre Levegh France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 33 Rear axle 14
Ret 32 Italy Franco Rol Italy Maserati 30 Engine 11
Ret 22 France Guy Mairesse France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 28 Accident 19
Ret 34 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Ferrari 26 Gearbox 2
Ret 4 Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Maserati 16 Engine 3
Ret 36 United Kingdom Leslie Brooke Italy Maserati 16 Fuel pump 23
Ret 16 Italy Felice Bonetto Italy Ferrari 14 Head gasket 12
Ret  ? United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Italy Ferrari 9 Engine 18
Ret 20 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Italy Maserati 3 Connecting rod 13
Ret 26 Italy Clemente Biondetti Italy Maserati 2 Withdrew 9
Ret 14 Italy Nello Pagani France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 1 Engine 22

MilestonesEdit

Notes Edit

V T E 1949 Formula One season
Teams Alfa Romeo • Alta • Delahaye • ERA • Ferrari • Maserati • Talbot-Lago •
Engines Alfa Romeo • Alta • Delahaye • ERA • Ferrari • Maserati • Talbot •
Drivers Abecassis • Ascari • Biondetti • Bonetto • B. Bira • Chaboud • Chiron • Claes • Étancelin • Fagioli • Fangio • Farina • Gerard • Giraud-Cabantous • De Graffenried • Levegh • Mairesse • Murray • Pagani • Parnell • Rosier • Sommer • Taruffi • Villoresi • Whitehead •
Grandes Épreuves Britain • Belgium • Switzerland • France • Italy
Other races San Remo • Pau • Richmond Trophy • Paris • Jersey Road Race • Albi • Netherlands • BRDC International Trophy • Goodwood Trophy •
See also 1948 Formula One season • 1950 Formula One season • Category
V T E Italy Italian Grand Prix
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