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world Championship 1954

Juan Manuel Fangio had won the first World Championship in 1951 with Alfa Romeo 159, when in 1954, at 42 years old, he signed a contract to race with Mercedes-Benz.

1954
Formula 1
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world Championship 1954

1954 Championship

  • 1Juan Manuel Fangio42
  • 2 Jose Froilan Gonzalez 25.1
  • 3 Mike Hawthorn 24.6
  • 4 Maurice Trintignant 17
  • 5 Karl Kling 12
  • 6 Bill Vukovich 8
  • 7 Hans Herrmann 8
  • 8 Nino Farina 6
  • 9 Jimmy Bryan 6
  • 10 Luigi Musso 6
  • 11 Roberto Mieres 6
  • 12 Jack McGrath 5
  • 13 Stirling Moss 4.1
  • 14 Onofre Marimon 4.1
  • 15 Robert Manzon 4
  • 16 Sergio Mantovani 4
  • 17 Prince Bira 3
  • 18 Elie Bayol 2
  • 19 Mike Nazaruk 2
  • 20 Andre Pilette 2
  • 21 Luigi VilloresiI 2
  • 22 Umberto Maglioli 2
  • 23Troy Ruttman 1.5
  • 24 Duane Carter 1.5
  • 25 Alberto Ascari 1.1
  • 26 Jean Behra 0.1

1954 Races

  • 1

    Argentina

    17 Jan 1954
    Juan Manuel Fangio
    Maserati
    87 Laps
    3:00:55.800

  • 2

    Indianapolis 500 VIDEO

    31 May 1954
    Bill Vukovich
    Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser
    200 Laps
    3:49:17.270

  • 3

    Belgium

    20 Jun 1954
    Juan Manuel Fangio
    Maserati
    36 Laps
    2:44:42.400

  • 4

    France VIDEO

    04 Jul 1954
    Juan Manuel Fangio
    Mercedes-Benz
    61 Laps
    2:42:47.900

  • 5

    Great Britain VIDEO

    17 Jul 1954
    José Froilán González
    Ferrari
    90 Laps
    2:56:14.000

  • 6

    Germany VIDEO

    01 Aug 1954
    Juan Manuel Fangio
    Mercedes-Benz
    27 Laps
    3:45:45.800

  • 7

    Switzerland VIDEO

    22 Aug 1954
    Juan Manuel Fangio
    Mercedes-Benz
    66 Laps
    3:00:34.500

  • 8

    Italy VIDEO

    05 Sep 1954
    Juan Manuel Fangio
    Mercedes-Benz
    80 Laps
    2:47:47.900

  • 9

    Spain VIDEO

    24 Oct 1954
    Mike Hawthorn
    Ferrari
    80 Laps
    3:13:52.100

Two races with 250F maserati, two wins

When the F1 season starts, the Mercedes-Benz W196 is not yet finished and Fangio is authorized to race the Maserati 250F in the first two races of the year. With her, on January 17, she wins the Argentine Republic Grand Prix at the Autodromo de Buenos Aires and on June 20, the Belgian Grand Prix at the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, adding the first points for the 1954 World Championship.

Six races with Mercedes Benz W196, four wins

Resource in the middle of the year the Mercedes Benz team is formed with Juan Manuel Fangio, Karl Kling, Hans Herrmann and Hermann Lang, under the orders of Sports Director Alfred Neubauer, presenting for the first time and winning on July 4 the French Grand Prix, run in the Circuit de Reims, then triumph on August 1, at the European Grand Prix at the Nürburgring Circuit - Germany; On August 22 at the circuit of Bern, the Grand Prix of Switzerland and September 5, in Monza, for the dispute of the Italian Grand Prix.

World Champion

Juan Manuel Fangio achieved his second World Champion Title in 1954, after participating in 8 F1 points races obtaining these results: 3rd. In classification and 1st. in career in Argentina; 1st In classification and 1st. in the race in Belgium with a lap record; 1st In classification and 1st. in a race in France; 1st In classification and 4th. in the race in England with a lap record; 1st In classification and 1st. in career in Germany; 2 do In classification and 1st. Race in Switzerland with a lap record, 1st. In classification and 1st. in the race in Italy and 2nd. In classification and 3rd. in Spain. Of the 8 races, he won 6, three of them with the fastest lap. He earned 57 points out of the 72 in play and adventures to his version by 30 points. This season is unforgettable for the motorsports of Argentina, since Fangio and Froilán González, were captains of the Mercedes and Ferrari teams, respectively. There is also, for example, the early death of Onofre Marimón, a point of becoming the driver no. 1 in the Maserati team.

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