Swiss GP 1950
JUNE 4, 1950
Swiss GP, 1950
Once again the event proved to be a battle between the Alfa Romeo factory 158s of Giuseppe Farina, Juan-Manuel Fangio and Luigi Fagioli and the Ferraris of Alberto Ascari, Gigi Villoresi, Raymond Sommer and Peter Whitehead. There were a number of uncompetitive Talbot Lagos and Maseratis as usual.
In practice Fangio and Farina were well clear of Fagioli with Villoresi and Ascari sharing the second row of the 3-2-3 grid. On the first lap Ascari managed to get among the Alfa Romeos but he quickly slipped back and it was left to the Alfas to battle it out between themselves.
Fangio led early on but then Farina got ahead. Fagioli was unable to keep up and after both Villoresi and Ascari retired it was left to Prince Bira to run fourth. He had to refuel and so Philippe Etancelin in a Talbot Lago was able to move into fourth place.
Shortly afterwards factory Talbot Lago driver Eugene Martin crashed heavily and was seriously hurt when he was thrown from the car. Etancelin later went out with gearbox trouble and so Talbot Lago factory driver Louis Rosier moved into fourth. He was promoted to third when Fangio retired on lap 33 with an electrical problem.
|1||16||Giuseppe Farina||Alfa Romeo 158||42||2h02m53.700s||2|
|2||12||Luigi Fagioli||Alfa Romeo 158||42||2h02m54.100s||3|
|3||10||Louis Rosier||Talbot Lago-Talbot T26C-DA||41||10|
|4||30||Prince Bira||Maserati 4CLT/48||40||8|
|5||34||Felice Bonetto||Maserati Milano 4CLT/50||40||12|
|6||32||Emmanuel de Graffenried||Maserati 4CLT/48||40||11|
|7||2||Nello Pagani||Maserati 4CLT/48||39||15|
|8||44||Harry Schell||Talbot Lago-Talbot T26C||39||18|
|9||26||Louis Chiron||Maserati 4CLT/48||39||16|
|10||4||Johnny Claes||Talbot Lago-Talbot T26C||39||14|
|11||40||Antonio Branca||Maserati 4CL||35||17|
|r||14||Juan-Manuel Fangio||Alfa Romeo 158||33||Electrics||1|
|r||42||Philippe Etancelin||Talbot Lago-Talbot T26C||25||Gearbox||6|
|r||20||Raymond Sommer||Ferrari 166||19||Suspension||13|
|r||8||Eugene Martin||Talbot Lago-Talbot T26C-DA||19||Accident||9|
|r||22||Luigi Villoresi||Ferrari 125||9||Transmission||4|
|r||18||Alberto Ascari||Ferrari 125||4||Mechanical||5|
|r||6||Yves Giraud-Cabantous||Talbot Lago-Talbot T26C-DA||0||Accident||7|