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Gran Premio di Bari

Bari, 9 Jul 1950

ResultsLapsTime/Speed
1 Giuseppe Farina Alfa Romeo 158 - s/c 8
#16 Alfa Romeo SpA
60 2h 34' 29.6
2 Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 158 - s/c 8
#2 Alfa Romeo SpA
60 2h 35' 16.0
3 Stirling Moss (F2) 2-litre HWM 50 ['4'] - Alta 4
#20 J Heath [HW Motors] (see note 1)
58 2h 36' 12.4
4 Pierre Bouillin ("Levegh") Talbot T26C [110 005] 6
#18 P "Levegh" (see note 2)
58 2h 36' 56.8
5 Franco Cortese (F2) 2-litre Ferrari 166C [06C] - V12
#24 F Cortese
58 2h 37' 08.0
6 Clemente Biondetti Maserati 4CLT-48 [1603] - s/c 4
#4 L de Fillppis (see note 3)
55 2h 36' 04.0
7 Dorino Serafini Ferrari 125 - s/c V12
#38 Scuderia Ferrari (see note 4)
55 2h 38' 04.0
8 Johnny Claes Talbot T26C [110 011] 6
#14 Écurie Belge (see note 5)
45
9 Paolo Bilancia Maserati 4CM - s/c 4
#46 A Bilancia
43
R Alberto Ascari (F2) 2-litre Ferrari 166 F2 [GP2-49] - V12
#30 Scuderia Ferrari
39 Shared drive - Rear axle
R Luigi Villoresi (F2) 2-litre Ferrari 166 F2 [GP2-49] - V12
#30 Scuderia Ferrari
39 Shared drive - rear axle
R "B Bira" Maserati 4CLT-48 [1607] - s/c 4
#26 Enrico Platé (see note 6)
10 Mechanical
R Georges Grignard Talbot T26C [110 006] 6
#6 G Grignard (see note 7)
Mechanical
R John Heath (F2) 2-litre HWM 50 ['1'] - Alta 4
#10 J Heath [HW Motors] (see note 8)
Shared drive - Differential
R Lance Macklin (F2) 2-litre HWM 50 ['1'] - Alta 4
#10 J Heath [HW Motors] (see note 9)
Shared drive - Differential
R Alberto Ascari (F2) 2-litre Ferrari 166 F2 [GP1-49] - V12
#12 Scuderia Ferrari
Rear Axle
R Rudi Fischer (F2) 2-litre HWM 50 ['3'] - Alta 4
#28 J Heath [HW Motors] (see note 10)
Carburettor
UNK Felice Bonetto Maserati 4CLT-48 [1611] - Speluzzi s/c 4
#22 Scuderia Milan (see note 11)
retired?
DNA Chico Landi Ferrari 125 - s/c V12
#8 C Landi
Did not arrive
DNA Louis Rosier Talbot T26C [110 001] 6
#32 Écurie Rosier (see note 12)
Did not arrive
DNA Franco Rol Maserati 4CLT-48 [1604] - s/c 4
#34 Officine Alfieri Maserati (see note 13)
Did not arrive
DNA Louis Chiron Maserati 4CLT-48 [1606] - s/c 4
#36 Officine Alfieri Maserati (see note 14)
Did not arrive
DNA Philippe Étancelin Talbot T26C [110 008] 6
#40 P Étancelin (see note 15)
Did not arrive
DNA Leslie Brooke Maserati 4CLT-48 [1595] - s/c 4
#42 H L Brooke (see note 16)
Did not arrive
DNA Piero Carini Maserati 4CLT-48 - s/c 4
#44 P Carini
Did not arrive

All cars are 1.5-litre s/c F1 or 4.5-litre F1 unless noted.

Qualifying
Qualifying information not available

Notes on the cars:

  1. HWM 50 ['4'] (Stirling Moss): The number '4' is used here purely for convenience, denoting that it was the fourth car to appear; the actually chassis number is unclear. Its 1950 career can be tracked by photographs as it has distinctive bonnet louvres. First seen at Mons on 14 May, it was Stirling Moss's regular works F2 until crashed at the Naples GP in July. Rebuilt over the winter as a sports car before being sold to Count Jacques de Wurstemberger who raced as "Hervé". It was then sold to 20th Century Fox for their film The Racers, then went to Tom Carstens in 1956 and was fitted with a Chevrolet V8 to become the 'Stovebolt Special'. Eight owners later, it was bought by Simon Taylor who still owned it, as the Stovebolt, in 2005. Doug Nye gives this as chassis number 49-001 in Powered By Jaguar but the F1 Register record it as chassis FB102.
  2. Talbot T26C [110 005] (Pierre Bouillin ("Levegh")): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 005' was raced by 'Levegh' from 1948 to 1951 and by Grignard once in 1951. Retained by the works until it was sold to Otto Zipper in the US in 1957. Then to the Briggs Cunningham museum via two other US owners to Tony Wang 1988.
  3. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1603] (Clemente Biondetti): According to Maserati records, this car went to Luigi de Filippis 8 Sep 1949 and was then driven by Clemente Biondetti 1949 Italian GP and in 1950 races by both de Filippis and Biondetti. Subsequent history unknown.
  4. Ferrari 125 (Dorino Serafini): In 1950, the works continued to use their old 1948/49 cars but the ones that appeared had new noses, removing the distinctive features that allow them to be tracked through 1949. Dorino Serafini appeared at San Remo and at Bari in such a car during 1950. This is most likely to be 08C or 12C but a definitive identification has not yet been possible.
  5. 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.
  6. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1607] ("B Bira"): To Enrico Platé for 1949 (dated 14 Nov 1949 in Maserati records) and raced by Bira up to Geneva 1950. Car fitted with a 4450cc OSCA V12 engine for Bira for the 1951 season. The OSCA was taken to Australia in 1955 by Bira as a spare car to his 250F and sold there to Alf Harvey who raced it from 1955 to 1959. The car then went to the UK for historic racing and was bought by Tom Wheatcroft in 1971. Subsequently in the Donington Museum.
  7. Talbot T26C [110 006] (Georges Grignard): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 006' was raced by Georges Grignard in 1948, by Giraud-Cabantous in 1949, Pozzi and Levegh in 1950 and by Jean Blanc in one 1951 hillclimb. Then to Ecurie Belgique in 1951 and retained to 1952. Reappeared in US ownership in 1964 and then via two further US owners to Dean Butler in 1998. Retained 2003. This car was on display at the 2006 Brussels Retro Festival honouring Ecurie Francorchamps.
  8. HWM 50 ['1'] (John Heath): The number '1' is used here purely for convenience; the actually chassis number of this car is unknown. Distinctive features of this car's windscreen and tail allow it to be tracked through 1950 be photographs. This was the prototype of the 1950 works F2 cars and after use by the works team in 1950 was sold to Oscar Moore for 1951, registered XMC 34 and converted in 1952 to fit a 3.4-litre Jaguar XK engine. It went to Gerry Scali in 1955 then to Terry Grainger who retained it until 2005. Doug Nye does not quote a chassis number for this car in Powered By Jaguar but the F1 Register record it as chassis FB104.
  9. HWM 50 ['1'] (Lance Macklin): The number '1' is used here purely for convenience; the actually chassis number of this car is unknown. Distinctive features of this car's windscreen and tail allow it to be tracked through 1950 be photographs. This was the prototype of the 1950 works F2 cars and after use by the works team in 1950 was sold to Oscar Moore for 1951, registered XMC 34 and converted in 1952 to fit a 3.4-litre Jaguar XK engine. It went to Gerry Scali in 1955 then to Terry Grainger who retained it until 2005. Doug Nye does not quote a chassis number for this car in Powered By Jaguar but the F1 Register record it as chassis FB104.
  10. HWM 50 ['3'] (Rudi Fischer): The number '3' is used here to identify the third car to appear; the actually chassis number is unclear. Its 1950 career can be tracked by photographs as it has distinctive bonnet louvres. First seen at Roubaix on 7 May where it was raced by Abecassis, and then used as a works team car. Sold to Tom Meyer for 1951 and subsequently became a HWM-Jaguar sports car, registered as MXK 727. Eventually restored to F2 specification by Rod Leach. It is given as chassis FB101 in Doug Nye's Powered By Jaguar.
  11. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1611] (Felice Bonetto): Listed in Maserati records as going to Officine A. Maserati 7 Mar 1950 and then Scuderia Milan. Used by Milan for second Milan (Speluzzi)-engined 4CLT and raced in 1950 (for Bonetto at Monza and Godia at Barcelona) and 1951 (Marimon at Reims and Landi at Albi). Subsequent history unknown but one of the Milan-Maseratis is owned by Doreen Fielding in Scotland.
  12. Talbot T26C [110 001] (Louis Rosier): Talbot-Lago T26C chassis '110 001' was raced by Louis Rosier from 1948 to 1950 and then under the Ecurie Rosier banner by Pozzi in 1950; by Henri Louveau and Louis Chiron in 1951; and by Giraud-Cabantous, Chaboud and Mairesse in 1952. It was acquired by the Musée Henri Malatre at Rochetaillé, France, in 1956 and was still on display in 1990.
  13. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1604] (Franco Rol): Maserati records state that this car went to Franco Rol 8 Sep 1949. Raced by Rol through 1950 until Rol's crash at Pedralbes 29 Oct 1950. Then raced by Adolfo Macchieraldo 1952-54. To USA, where Marguerite Morgan entered 1957 Indianapolis 500 but driver Danny Kladis failed to qualify. Reappeared in the US in 1965 then via a chain of US, UK, Australian, South African and German owners up to 2002. Owned by Wolf-Dieter Baumann from 2002. Raced by Thomas Steinke 2007 Goodwood Revival but possibly still owned by Baumann.
  14. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1606] (Louis Chiron): Shown in Maserati records as going to Louis Chiron in Monte Carlo 21 Sep 1949. Raced by Chiron through 1950 then to Toni Branca for 1951 and then de Walckiers (who entered Steve Watson and Pilette) for 1952. Reappeared Italy 1960s then via chain of Italian, Belgian, Swiss, German and French owners to 1998. Owned by Bernie Ecclestone from 1998.
  15. 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.
  16. Maserati 4CLT-48 [1595] (Leslie Brooke): Maserati records show this car going to Leslie Brooke 29 Aug 1948. Raced by Brooke through 1948, 1949 and 1950 and by Claes, still under Brooke's ownership, at Goodwood Sept 1951. Then George Weaver in the US in 1952. In the 1980s the car passed from Virginia Weaver via UK and German owners to 1998. Owned by Wolfgang Wegner-Bscher (Germany) from 1998.

Sources

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.

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