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The 1949 Swiss Grand Prix was a Grande Épreuve, held on July 3. The race was won by Alberto Ascari in a Ferrari, after polesitter and early leader Giuseppe Farina's Maserati retired. Ascari's teammate, Luigi Villoresi, finished second ahead of Raymond Sommer in a Talbot-Lago-Talbot.


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Entry List Edit

Qualifying Edit

Qualifying Results Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 20 Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Maserati 2:50.4
2 22 Thailand B. Bira Italy Maserati 2:53.2 + 2.8
3 30 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari 2:54.7 + 4.3
4 18 France Raymond Sommer France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:55.7 + 5.3
5 46 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Italy Maserati 2:57.5 + 7.1
6 8 France Philippe Étancelin France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:59.6 + 9.2
7 16 France Louis Rosier France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2:59.6 + 9.2
8 28 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Italy Maserati 3:00.2 + 9.8
9 34 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Ferrari 3:00.8 + 10.4
10 38 Switzerland Toni Branca Italy Maserati 3:06.9 + 16.5
11 12 France Georges Grignard France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 3:08.0 + 17.6
12 36 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Italy Ferrari 3:10.1 + 19.7
13 2 Belgium Johnny Claes France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 3:11.0 + 20.6
14 50 United Kingdom Fred Ashmore Italy Maserati 3:11.0 + 20.6
15 14 France Pierre Levegh France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 3:12.7 + 22.3
16 44 Switzerland Rudi Fischer France Simca-Gordini 3:16.6 + 26.2
17 48 United States Harry Schell France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 3:30.6 + 40.2
18 24 Switzerland Frank Séchehaye Italy Maserati 3:32.3 + 41.9
19 26 Italy Clemente Biondetti France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 3:41.4 + 51.0
20 42 Switzerland Alfred Dattner France Simca-Gordini 3:52.8 + 1:02.4


Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
______________ 2 Giuseppe Farina
3 B. Bira
Alberto Ascari
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______________ 4
5 Raymond Sommer
Emmanuel de Graffenried
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______________ 6
______________ 7 Philippe Étancelin
8 Louis Rosier
Reg Parnell
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______________ 9
10 Luigi Villoresi
Toni Branca
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______________ 11
______________ 12 Georges Grignard
13 Peter Whitehead
Johnny Claes
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______________ 14
15 Fred Ashmore
Pierre Levegh
______________
______________ 16
______________ 17 Rudi Fischer
18 Harry Schell
Frank Séchehaye
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______________ 19
20 Clemente Biondetti
Alfred Dattner




Race Edit

Results Edit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 30 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari 40 1:59:24.6 3
2 34 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Ferrari 40 + 56.6 9
3 18 France Raymond Sommer France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 40 + 1:06.7 4
4 8 France Philippe Étancelin France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 40 + 1:43.3 6
5 22 Thailand B. Bira Italy Maserati 40 + 2:06.7 2
6 16 France Louis Rosier France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 40 + 2:28.3 7
7 46 Switzerland Emmanuel de Graffenried Italy Maserati 39 + 1 Lap 6
8 28 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Italy Maserati 39 + 1 Lap 8
9 36 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Italy Ferrari 39 + 1 Lap 12
10 14 France Pierre Levegh France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 38 + 2 Laps 15
11 50 United Kingdom Fred Ashmore Italy Maserati 38 + 2 Laps 14
12 12 France Georges Grignard France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 38 + 2 Laps 11
13 2 Belgium Johnny Claes France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 38 + 2 Laps 13
14 38 Switzerland Toni Branca Italy Maserati 37 + 3 Laps 10
15 44 Switzerland Rudi Fischer France Simca-Gordini 36 + 4 Laps 16
16 48 United States Harry Schell France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 34 + 6 Laps 17
17 42 Switzerland Alfred Dattner France Simca-Gordini 31 + 9 Laps 20
Ret 20 Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Maserati 13 Oil pressure 1
Ret 24 Switzerland Frank Séchehaye Italy Maserati 10 Gearbox 18
Ret 26 Italy Clemente Biondetti France Talbot-Lago-Talbot 2 Brakes 19

Milestones Edit

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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 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix
Circuits Bremgarten (1934 - 1939, 1947 - 1954), Dijon-Prenois (1975, 1982)
Races 1950 • 1951 • 1952 • 1953 • 1954 • 1955 • 1982
Pre-war championship Races 1935 • 1936 • 1937 • 1938 • 1939
Non-Championship Races 1934 • 1947 • 1948 • 1949 • 1975
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