When was the Formula One formed? The F1 automobile racing has been existing since the 1920s and 1930s in the name of European Grand Prix championships. In 1946, an official sanctioning body of the F1 was formed, named as the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile’s (FIA).
The FIA framed standard rules for the sport that is still being followed by the drivers who participate in the World Championship. With the inception of FIA, the technical protocols were regulated and the Motorcycle World Championships was introduced in 1949. The first ever official World Championship for Drivers began in 1950.
Who won the First F1 season?
The Formula One season inaugurated in 1950 and the first ever Formula One World Championship race was held at Silverstone in England. Initially, the speed of an F1 car was the only deciding factor of an F1 race winner. The cars were designed to reach high staggering speed with front engines and drum brakes.
The first F1 season featured 7 races and the racer to win the first F1 season was the Alfa Corse driver Giuseppe Farina. The first ever F1 Driver’s Championship was won by Farina and it was his only F1 title. There were no medical back-up or any form of a safety net during those days and Farina was able to win 3 races and gathered 30 points.
Who won the First F1 race?
The very first race of the first official F1 season was the British Grand Prix which was held at Silverstone. A total of 23 racers took part in the British GP and the driver to win the first race was Giuseppe Farina, who also won the last race of the season – Italian Grand Prix. In addition to these 2 wins, Farina also won the Swiss Grand Prix.
Farina was able to take a lead right from the beginning of the British GP and held on to the spot until the end of the race. Fagioli and Fangio closely followed him but due to some mechanical issue Fangio retired and Fagioli finished second. Since 1950, 32 racers have won the F1 Driver’s Championship and Lewis Hamilton is the current F1 Champion.
Take a look at the video clips of 1950 F1 season’s races.
Formula One 1950 Race Winners
The Alfa Corse team presented 4 drivers for the 1950 F1 season. 2 of the 4 drivers dominated the season with 3 wins each. The only non-Alfa racer to win a race at the 1950 F1 season was the Kurtis-Kraft’s Johnnie Parsons who won the Indianapolis 500 race. Check out the complete season’s results below.
|1||13/05/1950||British Grand Prix||70||Silverstone||Giuseppe Farina||Alfa Corse|
|2||21/05/1950||Monaco Grand Prix||100||Monte Carlo||Juan Manuel Fangio||Alfa Corse|
|3||30/05/1950||Indianapolis 500||138||Indianapolis||Johnnie Parsons||Kurtis-Kraft|
|4||04/06/1950||Swiss Grand Prix||42||Bremgarten||Giuseppe Farina||Alfa Corse|
|5||18/06/1950||Belgian Grand Prix||35||Spa-Francorchamps||Juan Manuel Fangio||Alfa Corse|
|6||02/07/1950||French Grand Prix||64||Reims||Juan Manuel Fangio||Alfa Corse|
|7||03/09/1950||Italian Grand Prix||80||Monza||Giuseppe Farina||Alfa Corse|
1950 F1 World Championship Standings
The 1950 F1 season kicked off with the British GP and came to an end with the Italian GP and the driver who scored maximum points and won the season was the Italian racing driver Farina. Find the complete standings of the drivers in the table shared below.
|Giuseppe Farina||Alfa Corse||1st||30|
|Luigi Fagioli||Alfa Corse||3rd||24(28)|
|Juan Manuel Fangio||Alfa Corse||3rd||27|
|Louis Rosier||Charles Pozzi|
|Alberto Ascari||Scuderia Ferrari||5th||11|
|Bill Holland||Lou Moore||7th||6|
|B Bira||Enrico Plate||8th||5|
|Mauri Rose||Howard Keck||9th||4|
|Reg Parnell||Alfa Corse|
|Louis Chiron||Officine Alfieri Maserati||9th||4|
|Peter Whitehead||Peter Whitehead||9th||4|
|Cecil Green||MA Walker||13th||3|
|Raymond Sommer||Raymond Sommer|
|Yves Giraud-Cabantous||Automobiles Talbot-Darracq||13th||3|
|Dorino Serafini||Scuderia Ferrari||13th||3|
|Robert Manzon||Equipe Gordini||13th||3|
|Philippe Etancelin||Philippe Etancelin|
|Felice Bonetto||Scuderia Milano||19th||2|
|Joie Chitwood||Ervin Wolfe||20th||1|
|Tony Bettenhausen||Ervin Wolfe|
|Eugene Chaboud||Ecurie Lutetia|