Lausanne Grand Prix
Lausanne, 28 Aug 1949
|1||Giuseppe Farina||Maserati 4CLT-48  - s/c 4
#10 G Farina (see note 1)
|2||Alberto Ascari||Ferrari 125 [08C] - s/c V12
#14 Scuderia Ferrari (see note 2)
|3||Emmanuel de Graffenried||Maserati 4CLT-48  - s/c 4
#26 Enrico Plate (see note 3)
|4||Franco Cortese||(F2) 2-litre Ferrari 166C [06C] - V12
#38 Scuderia Ferrari
|5||Louis Chiron||Talbot T26C [110 007] 6†
#4 Écurie France (see note 4)
|6||Luigi Villoresi||Ferrari 125 [12C] - s/c V12
#12 Scuderia Ferrari (see note 5)
|7||Johnny Claes||Talbot T26C [110 011] 6†
#8 Écurie Belge (see note 6)
|8||Toni Branca||Maserati 4CL  - s/c 4
#30 A Branca (see note 7)
|ERA B Type [R12B] - s/c 6
#20 D A Hampshire (see note 8)
|10||Peter Whitehead||Ferrari 125 [10C] - s/c V12
#22 P N Whitehead (see note 9)
|R||"B Bira"||Maserati 4CLT-48  - s/c 4
#24 Enrico Plate (see note 10)
|R||Raymond Sommer||(F2) 2-litre Ferrari 166C - V12
#2 G Bianchetti
|R||Philippe Étancelin||Talbot T26C [110 008] 6†
#6 P Étancelin (see note 11)
|R||Frankie Séchehaye||Maserati 4CL  - s/c 4
#28 Enrico Plate
|R||David Hampshire||Maserati 4CLT-48  - s/c 4
#20 R Parnell (see note 12)
|R||Hans Stuck||(F2) 2-litre AFM [AFM-1] - BMW 328 6
#36 H Stuck
|DNQ||Max Christen||Suiza - Maserati s/c 6
#32 M Christen
|Did not qualify|
|DNQ||Ernest Ramseyer||Maserati 4CM  - s/c 4
#34 Écurie Genève
|Did not qualify|
|DNA||Raymond Sommer||Talbot T26C [110 009] 6†
#2 R Sommer (see note 13)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||Reg Parnell||Maserati 4CLT-48  - s/c 4
#16 R Parnell (see note 14)
|Did not arrive|
|Maserati 4CLT-48  - s/c 4
#18 R Parnell (see note 15)
|Did not arrive|
|DNA||David Hampshire||Maserati 4CL  - s/c 4
#20 D Murray (see note 16)
|Did not arrive|
All cars are 1.5-litre s/c F1 or 4.5-litre F1† unless noted.
|1||Giuseppe Farina||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48  - Maserati s/c 4||1'42.4|
|2||Alberto Ascari||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Ferrari 125 [08C] - Ferrari s/c V12||1'43.0|
|3||Luigi Villoresi||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Ferrari 125 [12C] - Ferrari s/c V12||1'43.2|
|4||"B Bira"||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48  - Maserati s/c 4||1'43.4|
|5||Emmanuel de Graffenried||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48  - Maserati s/c 4||1'43.4|
|6||Philippe Étancelin||(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 008] - Talbot 6||1'44.9|
|7||Peter Whitehead||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Ferrari 125 [10C] - Ferrari s/c V12||1'45.9|
|8||Raymond Sommer||(F2) 2-litre Ferrari 166C - Ferrari V12||1'48.2|
|9||Louis Chiron||(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 007] - Talbot 6||1'49.2|
|10||David Hampshire||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CLT-48  - Maserati s/c 4||1'49.9|
|11||Hans Stuck||(F2) 2-litre AFM [AFM-1] - BMW 328 6||1'50.2|
|12||Johnny Claes||(4.5 F1) 4.5-litre Talbot T26C [110 011] - Talbot 6||1'50.3|
|13||Toni Branca||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CL  - Maserati s/c 4||1'50.4|
|14||David Murray||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre ERA B Type [R12B] - ERA s/c 6||1'53.7|
|15||Franco Cortese||(F2) 2-litre Ferrari 166C [06C] - Ferrari V12||1'58.5|
|16||Frankie Séchehaye||(4.5 F1) 1.5-litre Maserati 4CL  - Maserati s/c 4||2'01.4|
Notes on the cars:
- Maserati 4CLT-48  (Giuseppe Farina): Maserati records show this car going to Nino Farina on 15 Jun 1949. Raced by Farina in 1949 and used as a spare car in 1950 Argentine Temporada series. Note that the 1602 chassis plate appears to have been used on 1609.
- Ferrari 125 [08C] (Alberto Ascari): This 125 was built for the 1949 season and first appeared as a F2. It was rebodied for 1950 and is therefore hard to identify but may be car raced by Dorino Serafini in 1950. It may then be the car that appeared in Argentina early 1952, possibly renumbered 0108.
- Maserati 4CLT-48  (Emmanuel de Graffenried): To Enrico Platé for 1949 (dated 7 Mar 1949 in Maserati records) and driven by Emmanuel de Graffenried. Continued as de Graffenried's well-used car through 1950 and 1951. Probably one of two cars extensively rebuilt as Plate-Maseratis for 1952. Probably raced by Ottorino Volonterio in F2 in 1953. Sold with the sister car (probably 1598) by de Graffenried to 20th Century Fox for film work then sold again via Tom Carstens (Tacoma, WA). Subsequent history unknown.
- Talbot T26C [110 007] (Louis Chiron): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 007' was Paul Vallee's Ecurie France car driven by Chiron 1948-49 and Apezteguia in 1950. To Tom Hawkes in Australia in 1951. From him it passed to Doug Whiteford, Rex Taylor and then a string of Australian, UK (including a loan period in the Donington Collection), Swiss, US and French owners to Bernie Ecclestone's collection in 1997. Retained 2002.
- Ferrari 125 [12C] (Luigi Villoresi): One of two works 125s built for the start of 1949, 12C was also used as a F2 car early in the season. It may be the car used by Sommer in 1950 but as it had been rebodied, it is not possibly to identify. It may be the car renumbered #0104 and sold to Peter Staechelin for 1951.
- Talbot T26C [110 011] (Johnny Claes): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 011' was Johnny Claes car in 1948-50 and then sold to Duncan Hamilton (and Fotheringham-Parker) and raced 1951-53. Stored in France until 1955 when Hamilton sold it to Allan Freeman in New Zealand who raced it through to 1961. It was bought by Joe Hepworth in 1963 and returned to England; then via other UK and French owners until sold to Bernie Ecclestone 1996. Retained 2002.
- Maserati 4CL  (Toni Branca): Delivered 31 July 1946 to Guido Barbieri from Reggio Emilia, and raced in the 1946 Turin and Milan GPs. It is possible that the chassis was then used by Barbieri in his 1.5 litre Maserati 6C Sports Special, which first appeared in October 1946. The car reappeared in normal 4CL form in 1949 in the hands of Swiss Anton Branca, who raced it throughout 1949 and 1950. The car then passed through a variety of Swiss owners’ hands, at one stage fitted with a Ford V8 engine, before being campaigned in historic racing by Dan Margulies for more than 20 years, and being owned most recently by Klaus Edel and then Oliver Maierhofer. The car was for sale in early 2007.
- ERA B Type [R12B] (David Murray, Roy Parnell): Built by White Mouse Stable in 1939 on a new factory B-Type chassis and using the mechanical parts from R12C. Raced by Bira 1946-47 as 'Hanuman II' then to David Hampshire and David Murray for 1949 and 1950. Through a chain of mainly Scottish owners and then to Sam Tingle in Rhodesia in 1957. Then via Allan Gillespie back to Britain for Bill Morris in 1962. Campaigned by Morris up to 1998 then to David Wenman in 1999. Retained 2007.
- Ferrari 125 [10C] (Peter Whitehead): Peter Whitehead bought 10C new for 1949 and used it through 1949 and 1950 before buying a newer ex-works 125. This car was raced by Dobson in 1951 and later sold to David Murray. Whitehead later bought a 1949/50 LWB Tipo 125 renumbered 0114; it is this latter car that spent many years in the Donington Collection.
- Maserati 4CLT-48  ("B Bira"): Maserati records show this car going to 'B. Bira' 23 Sep 1948. Bira raced 1948 British GP, 1949 Argentine Temporada and 1949 European season. Retained 1950 being used as Platé team car from Pescara. Raced by Harry Schell for Enrico Platé in 1951 then becoming one of two cars extensively rebuilt as Platé-Maseratis for 1952. Probably raced by Giovanni de Riu in F2 in 1953. Then sold via de Graffenried to 20th Century Fox for film work and then acquired by Tom Carstens (Tacoma, WA). Subsequent history unknown.
- Talbot T26C [110 008] (Philippe Étancelin): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 008' was Philippe Etancelin's car in 1948 and then passed to Jean Achard November 1950. Achard moved to Brazil, taking the car, and sold it there to Pinheiro Pires who raced it in Brazil from 1951 to 1954. Remains to UK via Colin Crabbe in the 1980s and then via other UK owners to Tony Bianchi c1999. Has been raced in historics up to 2005.
- Maserati 4CLT-48  (David Hampshire): Shown in Maserati records as Alberto Ascari's early 1948 car. To Reg Parnell 1949 for Fred Ashmore then raced in 1950 by David Hampshire and others as part of Scuderia Ambrosiana. Then David Murray's car for 1951. Crashed in practice at the Nürburgring for the 1951 German GP and not seen again.
- Talbot T26C [110 009] (Raymond Sommer): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 009' was Raymond Sommer's 1949 car and then passed to Yves Giraud-Cabantous for 1950. Driven by Giraud-Cabantous and Pierre Meyrat 1951 and next seen with Louis Girardot 1953-56 and then possibly via Serge Pozzoli to Fritz Schlumpf 1957. In Musée de l'Automobile in Mulhouse 2001, possibly numbered 110002.
- Maserati 4CLT-48  (Reg Parnell): Maserati records list this as Reg Parnell's car dated 14 Sep 1948. Raced by Parnell from 1949 to 1951, under the Scuderia Ambrosiana banner in 1950 and 1951, also by Hampshire in 1951. Sold or leased to Bobby Baird mid-1951 and then sometime after 1952 sold to Count Johnny Lurani. Lurani sold it in 1955 to Pat Hoare in New Zealand where it raced until the mid-1960s and then spent many years in the Queenstown Motor Museum. It was sold in 1982 and returned to Europe in 1989. Sold at auction a number of times in the late 1980s and 1990s. Owned by Max Lustenberger (Switzerland) from 1999. Retained 2004.
- Maserati 4CLT-48  (David Murray, Fred Ashmore, Roy Parnell): Shown in Maserati records as Alberto Ascari's early 1948 car. To Reg Parnell 1949 for Fred Ashmore then raced in 1950 by David Hampshire and others as part of Scuderia Ambrosiana. Then David Murray's car for 1951. Crashed in practice at the Nürburgring for the 1951 German GP and not seen again.
- Maserati 4CL  (David Hampshire): Delivered on 29 May 1939 to Johnny Wakefield who campaigned it successfully up to the outbreak of war. After Wakefield's death in 1942, purchased by Reg Parnell. Raced by extensively Parnell between 1946 and 1948, after which it was raced by David Murray in 1948/49. Fitted by Parnell with twin-stage supercharged engine, then Ambrosiana team spare during 1950 before passing via John Green to Bobby Baird in 1951. To George Weaver in USA, then via British, Swiss and German owners to Georg Kaufmann (Switzerland). Retained 2005
The identification of individual cars in these results is based on the material presented elsewhere in this site and may in some cases contradict the organisers' original results.
3-litre Formula 1 Non-championship events 1966-1983
These results were initially compiled by Allen Brown, but these were in the very basic form required to track individual car histories. Since then further details, such as laps completed, qualifying times and so on, have been added from Rob Ryder's extensive database.
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