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The 1954 British Grand Prix was the fifth round of the 1954 Formula One Season. It was held at Silverstone and was the fifth running of the British Grand Prix as part of the Formula One World Championship, the eighth British Grand Prix in all.

The race was won by José Froilán González who took the lead on the first lap from polesitter, Juan Manuel Fangio and led every lap from that point. González was followed home by Mike Hawthorn, over a minute behind and the only other driver on the lead lap. Onofre Marimón completed the top three, albeit a lap down. It would be the young Argentine's final race as Marimón was killed in the practice session for the following race, the German Grand Prix.

The race is perhaps most notable for being the only occasion on which the fastest lap (and the point for achieving it) was split between seven drivers, all of which matched the best time of 1 minute 50 seconds. The seven drivers shared the single point, taking 17 of a point each. This strange occurrence was the result of the officials only timing laps in whole seconds. Even the practice times to determine the starting grid were issued in whole seconds. After this race, the FIA issued minimum standards for timing and scoring for the first time.

The result left Fangio with a slightly reduced 13.5 point lead of González in the Drivers' Championship.


Background[]

Entry List[]

The full entry list of the 1954 British Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio West Germany Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W196S Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 C
2 West Germany Karl Kling West Germany Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes-Benz W196S Mercedes M196 2.5 L8 C
3 United States Harry Schell United States Privateer Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P
4 Argentina Roberto Mieres Argentina Privateer Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P
5 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D
6 Thailand Prince Bira Thailand Privateer Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P
United Kingdom Ron Flockhart
7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom A.E. Moss Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P
8 United Kingdom Ken Wharton United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P
9 Argentina José Froilán González Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 625 Ferrari 625 2.5 L4 P
10 France Maurice Trintignant Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 625 Ferrari 625 2.5 L4 P
11 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 625 Ferrari 625 2.5 L4 P
12 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Italy Scuderia Ambrosiana Ferrari 500/625 Ferrari 625 2.5 L4 A
14 France Robert Manzon France Ecurie Rosier Ferrari 625 Ferrari 625 2.5 L4 P
15 France Louis Rosier France Ecurie Rosier Ferrari 500/625 Ferrari 625 2.5 L4 D
16 Belgium Jacques Swaters Switzerland Ecurie Filipinetti Ferrari 500/625 Ferrari 625 2.5 L4 E
17 France Jean Behra France Equipe Gordini Gordini T16 Gordini 23 2.5 L6 E
18 Argentina Clemar Bucci France Equipe Gordini Gordini T16 Gordini 23 2.5 L6 E
19 Belgium André Pilette France Equipe Gordini Gordini T16 Gordini 23 2.5 L6 E
20 United Kingdom Peter Collins United Kingdom G.A. Vandervell Vanwall Special Vanwall 254 2.5 L4 P
21 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead United Kingdom Privateer Cooper T24 Alta GP 2.5 L4 D
22 United Kingdom Bill Whitehouse United Kingdom Privateer Connaught A Lea-Francis 2.0 L4 D
23 United Kingdom Leslie Marr United Kingdom Privateer Connaught A Lea-Francis 2.0 L4 D
24 United Kingdom John Riseley-Prichard United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Connaught A Lea-Francis 2.0 L4 D
25 United Kingdom Don Beauman United Kingdom Sir Jeremy Boles Connaught A Lea-Francis 2.0 L4 D
26 United Kingdom Leslie Thorne United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse Connaught A Lea-Francis 2.0 L4 D
27 United Kingdom Alan Brown United Kingdom R.J. Chase Cooper T23 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D
28 United Kingdom Horace Gould United Kingdom Gould's Garage Cooper T23 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D
29 United Kingdom Bob Gerard United Kingdom Bob Gerard Cooper T23 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D
30 United Kingdom Eric Brandon United Kingdom Ecurie Richmond Cooper T23 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D
United Kingdom Rodney Nuckey
31 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P
32 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P
33 Argentina Onofre Marimón Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P

Practice Overview[]

Qualifying[]

Qualifying Results[]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio West Germany Mercedes-Benz 1:45.0 161.520 km/h
2 9 Argentina José Froilán González Italy Ferrari 1:46.0 +1.0s 159.996 km/h
3 11 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Italy Ferrari 1:46.5 +1.5s 159.245 km/h
4 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Maserati 1:47.0 +2.0s 158.501 km/h
5 17 France Jean Behra France Gordini 1:48.0 +3.0s 157.033 km/h
6 2 West Germany Karl Kling West Germany Mercedes-Benz 1:48.1 +3.1s 156.888 km/h
7 5 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Maserati 1:48.4 +3.4s 156.454 km/h
8 10 France Maurice Trintignant Italy Ferrari 1:48.6 +3.6s 156.166 km/h
9 8 United Kingdom Ken Wharton United Kingdom Maserati 1:49.5 +4.5s 154.882 km/h
10 6 Thailand Prince Bira Thailand Maserati 1:49.6 +4.6s 154.741 km/h
11 20 United Kingdom Peter Collins United Kingdom Vanwall 1:50.0 +5.0s 154.178 km/h
12 19 Belgium André Pilette France Gordini 1:51.0 +6.0s 152.789 km/h
13 18 Argentina Clemar Bucci France Gordini 1:52.0 +7.0s 151.425 km/h
14 12 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Italy Ferrari 1:52.1 +7.1s 151.290 km/h
15 14 France Robert Manzon France Ferrari 1:52.5 +7.5s 150.752 km/h
16 3 United States Harry Schell United States Maserati 1:53.0 +8.0s 150.085 km/h
17 25 United Kingdom Don Beauman United Kingdom Connaught-Lea-Francis 1:55.0 +10.0s 147.475 km/h
18 29 United Kingdom Bob Gerard United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol 1:55.3 +10.3s 147.091 km/h
19 22 United Kingdom Bill Whitehouse United Kingdom Connaught-Lea-Francis 1:56.0 +11.0s 146.203 km/h
20 28 United Kingdom Horace Gould United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol 1:56.7 +11.7s 145.326 km/h
21 24 United Kingdom John Riseley-Prichard United Kingdom Connaught-Lea-Francis 1:57.0 +12.0s 144.954 km/h
22 23 United Kingdom Leslie Marr United Kingdom Connaught-Lea-Francis 1:57.3 +12.3s 144.583 km/h
23 26 United Kingdom Leslie Thorne United Kingdom Connaught-Lea-Francis 1:57.8 +12.8s 143.969 km/h
24 21 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead United Kingdom Cooper-Alta 1:59.0 +14.0s 142.518 km/h
25 30 United Kingdom Eric Brandon United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol 1:59.7 +14.7s 141.684 km/h
26* 27 United Kingdom Alan Brown United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol 2:00.0 +15.0s 141.330 km/h
27 32 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Maserati 2:02.0 +17.0s 139.013 km/h
28 33 Argentina Onofre Marimón Italy Maserati 2:02.6 +17.6s 138.333 km/h
NC* 30 United Kingdom Rodney Nuckey United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol
NC 31 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Maserati
NC 15 France Louis Rosier France Ferrari
NC 4 Argentina Roberto Mieres Argentina Maserati
WD 6 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart Thailand Maserati Appeared in race
WD 16 Belgium Jacques Swaters Switzerland Ferrari Engine
  • * Brown and Nuckey could not take the start of the race.

Grid[]

Pos Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
______________ 2 Juan Manuel Fangio
______________ 3 José Froilán González
4 Mike Hawthorn
Stirling Moss
______________
______________ 5
______________ 6 Jean Behra
7 Karl Kling
Roy Salvadori
______________
______________ 8
______________ 9 Maurice Trintignant
______________ 10 Ken Wharton
11 Prince Bira
Peter Collins
______________
______________ 12
______________ 13 André Pilette
14 Clemar Bucci
Reg Parnell
______________
______________ 15
______________ 16 Robert Manzon
______________ 17 Harry Schell
18 Don Beauman
Bob Gerard
______________
______________ 19
______________ 20 Bill Whitehouse
21 Horace Gould
John Riseley-Prichard
______________
______________ 22
______________ 23 Leslie Marr
______________ 24 Leslie Thorne
25 Peter Whitehead
Eric Brandon
______________
______________ 26
______________ 27 Alan Brown
28 Luigi Villoresi
Onofre Marimón
______________
______________ 29
______________ 30 Louis Rosier
______________ 31 Alberto Ascari
32 Roberto Mières

Race[]

Results[]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 9 Argentina José Froilán González Italy Ferrari 90 2:56:14 2 8 17FL
2 11 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Italy Ferrari 90 +1:10[1] 3 6 17FL
3 33 Argentina Onofre Marimón Italy Maserati 89 +1 Lap 28 4 17FL
4 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio West Germany Mercedes-Benz 89 +1 Lap 1 3 17FL
5 10 France Maurice Trintignant Italy Ferrari 87 +3 Laps 8 2
6 4 Argentina Roberto Mieres Argentina Maserati 87 +3 Laps 31
7 2 West Germany Karl Kling West Germany Mercedes-Benz 87 +3 Laps 6
8 8 United Kingdom Ken Wharton United Kingdom Maserati 86 +4 Laps 9
9 19 Belgium André Pilette France Gordini 86 +4 Laps 12
10 29 United Kingdom Bob Gerard United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol 85 +5 Laps 18
11 25 United Kingdom Don Beauman United Kingdom Connaught-Lea-Francis 84 +6 Laps 17
12 3 United States Harry Schell United States Maserati 83 +7 Laps 16
13 23 United Kingdom Leslie Marr United Kingdom Connaught-Lea-Francis 82 +8 Laps 22
14 26 United Kingdom Leslie Thorne United Kingdom Connaught-Lea-Francis 78 +12 Laps 23
15 28 United Kingdom Horace Gould United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol 44 +46 Laps 20
Ret 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Maserati 80 Rear axle 4 17FL
Ret 22 United Kingdom Bill Whitehouse United Kingdom Connaught-Lea-Francis 63 Engine 19
Ret 17 France Jean Behra France Gordini 54 Suspension 5 17FL
Ret 5 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Maserati 53 Gearbox 7
Ret 6 Thailand Prince Bira Thailand Maserati 42 Accident 10
United Kingdom Ron Flockhart 2
Ret 32 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Maserati 30 Con rod 27
Italy Alberto Ascari 10
Ret 24 United Kingdom John Riseley-Prichard United Kingdom Connaught-Lea-Francis 40 Spin 21
Ret 12 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Italy Ferrari 25 Accident 14
Ret 31 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Maserati 21 Valve 29 17FL
Ret 18 Argentina Clemar Bucci France Gordini 18 Accident 13
Ret 20 United Kingdom Peter Collins United Kingdom Vanwall 16 Head gasket 11
Ret 14 France Robert Manzon France Ferrari 16 Cylinder block 15
Ret 21 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead United Kingdom Cooper-Alta 4 Oil pipe 24
Ret 30 United Kingdom Eric Brandon United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol 2 Engine 25
Ret 15 France Louis Rosier France Ferrari 2 Engine 30
DNS 27 United Kingdom Alan Brown United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol
DNS 30 United Kingdom Rodney Nuckey United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol
WD 16 Belgium Jacques Swaters Switzerland Ferrari
Source:[2]

Milestones[]

Standings after race[]

References[]

  1. Lang, Mike (1981). Grand Prix! Vol 1. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 75. ISBN 0-85429-276-4.
  2. "1954 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. https://web.archive.org/web/20141104142815/http://www.formula1.com/results/season/1954/709/. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
V T E United Kingdom British Grand Prix
Circuits Brooklands (1926 - 1927), Silverstone (1948 - Present), Aintree (1955 - 1962), Brands Hatch (1963 - 1986)
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Races 1950195119521953195419551956195719581959196019611962196319641965196619671968196919701971197219731974197519761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019202020212022
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V T E 1954 Formula One Season
Constructors Connaught • Cooper • Ferrari • Gordini • HWM • Klenk • Lancia • Maserati • Mercedes-Benz • Vanwall
Engines Alta • BMW • Bristol • Ferrari • Gordini • Lancia • Lea-Francis • Maserati • Mercedes • Vanwall
Drivers Ascari • Bayol • Beauman • Behra • Berger • Bertocchi • Bira • Brandon • Brown • Bucci • Collins • Daponte • Fangio • Farina • Flockhart • Frère • Gerard • Godia-Sales • J. F. González • Gould • de Graffenried • Hawthorn • Helfrich • Herrmann • Kling • Lang • Loyer • Macklin • Maglioli • Mantovani • Marr • Manzon • Marimón • Menditeguy • Mieres • S. Moss • Musso • Nuckey • Parnell • Pilette • Pollet • Riseley-Prichard • de Riu • Rosier • Salvadori • Schell • Swaters • Taruffi • Thorne • Trintignant • Villoresi • Volonterio • Wacker • Wharton • Whitehead • Whitehouse
Cars Connaught A • Cooper T23 • Cooper T24 • Ferrari 500 • Ferrari 553 • Ferrari 625 • Gordini T16 • HWM 53 • Klenk Meteor  • Lancia D50  • Maserati 250F • Maserati A6GCM • Mercedes-Benz W196 • Vanwall Special
Tyres Avon • Continental • Dunlop • Englebert • Pirelli
Races Argentina • Indianapolis • Belgium • France • Britain • Germany • Switzerland • Italy • Spain
See also 1953 Formula One Season • 1955 Formula One Season • Category
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