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1954 Belgian Grand Prix

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Date  20 June 1954
Course length  14.120 km (8.774 mi)
1954 Belgian Grand Prix
Official name  XVI Grand Prix de Belgique
Location  Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps, Belgium
Course  Permanent racing circuit
Distance  36 laps, 508.320 km (315.855 mi)

The 1954 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Spa-Francorchamps on 20 June 1954. It was the third round of the 1954 World Drivers' Championship. The 36-lap race was won by Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio after he started from pole position. Maurice Trintignant finished second for the Ferrari team with Fangio's teammate Stirling Moss in third.


Race report

This was to be Fangio's last Championship race of the season for Maserati as the new Mercedes cars would be ready in France. There were only three makes contesting this round – Maserati, Ferrari and Gordini. Despite Farina having an arm in plaster after a crash in the Mille Miglia he managed to lead away from the start. Fangio soon overtook him, but lost the lead whilst adjusting his rain visor. A frantic duel ensued, with the Argentine coming out in the lead. Farina battled furiously, but an engine blow-up cost him a chance of a race win. Fangio cruised home an easy winner from Trintignant and Moss in his privately entered Maserati.

Championship standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included. Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship.
  • References

    1954 Belgian Grand Prix Wikipedia

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