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[edit | edit source]

Practice Overview[edit | edit source]

Qualifying[edit | edit source]


Qualifying Results[edit | edit source]

Pos No. Driver Constructor Time/Gap Grid
1 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Germany Mercedes 1:45 1
2 9 Argentina José Froilán González Italy Ferrari +0:01 2
3 11 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Italy Ferrari +0:01 3
4 7 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Italy Maserati +0:02 4
5 17 France Jean Behra Italy Gordini +0:03 5
6 2 Germany Karl Kling Germany Mercedes +0:03 6
7 5 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Italy Maserati +0:03 7
8 10 France Maurice Trintignant Italy Ferrari +0:03 8
9 8 United Kingdom Ken Wharton Italy Maserati +0:04 9
10 6 Thailand Prince Bira Italy Maserati +0:04 10
11 20 United Kingdom Peter Collins United Kingdom Vanwall +0:05 11
12 19 Belgium André Pilette Italy Gordini +0:06 12
13 18 Argentina Clemar Bucci Italy Gordini +0:07 13
14 12 United Kingdom Reg Parnell Italy Ferrari +0:07 14
15 14 France Robert Manzon Italy Ferrari +0:07 15
16 3 United States Harry Schell Italy Maserati +0:07 16
17 25 United Kingdom Don Beauman United Kingdom Connaught-Lea-Francis +0:10 17
18 29 United Kingdom Bob Gerard United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol +0:10 18
19 22 United Kingdom Bill Whitehouse United Kingdom Connaught-Lea-Francis +0:11 19
20 28 United Kingdom Horace Gould United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol +0:11 20
21 24 United Kingdom John Riseley-Prichard United Kingdom Connaught-Lea-Francis +0:13 21
22 23 United Kingdom Leslie Marr United Kingdom Connaught-Lea-Francis +0:13 22
23 26 United Kingdom Leslie Thorne United Kingdom Connaught-Lea-Francis +0:14 23
24 21 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead United Kingdom Cooper-Alta +0:15 24
25 30 United Kingdom Eric Brandon United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol +0:20 25
26 27 United Kingdom Alan Brown United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol +0:15 26
32 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Maserati No time 27
33 Argentina Onofre Marimón Italy Maserati No time 28
15 France Louis Rosier Italy Ferrari No time 29
31 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Maserati No time 30
4 Argentina Roberto Mières Italy Maserati No time 31
DNQ 30 United Kingdom Rodney Nuckey United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol No time
DNQ 16 Belgium Jacques Swaters Italy Ferrari No time


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[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

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

Milestones[edit | edit source]

Standings after race[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  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.
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