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1947 FIA Grand Prix Season
Photo Credit:
Champion Constructor: None
Putative Constructor: Alfa Corse ALFA Romeo (IT,0,1)
Champion Driver: None
Putative Driver: Jean-Pierre Wimille (FR,0,1)
Putative Constructor Entry Specification: Model 158/47 Alfetta, 1.48-liter, eight-cylinder inline, alloy engine, DOHC, supercharged, four-speed, independent suspension, tubular chassis, Lockheed hydraulic drum brakes, 350 horsepower (Giaocchino Colombo).

The AIACR in 1947 reorganizes as the postwar Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the sanctioning body responsible for global motorsport. Racing house Alfa Corse secures its maiden Grand Prix putative constructors' title under the new FIA sanctioning regime in the 1947 racing season. A pair of pole positions at Bremgarten, Spa provide Alfa Corse driver Jean-Pierre Wimille with a narrow winning margin for the Grand Prix putative drivers' crown over Achille Varzi. American B.F. Goodrich introduces the tubeless tire in May. Alberto Ascari makes his Grand Prix racing debut during the 1947 season. Departures: Five spectators due to Giovanni Bracco shunt, GP Italy, Milan, September. New Racing Makes: Swedish Saab. British Cooper.

HeM applies the Putative Model to all racing seasons for two primary purposes: First, to effectively normalize all racing seasons for empirical comparison across the decades, and second, to step clear of series organizers which score season championships primarily out of commercial interest or to attract manufacturer participation. The Putative Model simply scores all seasons in the same fashion as a standard track and field meeting, with the only purpose of tracking what takes place at the finishing stripe If the Putative Champion differs from the nominal Series Champion, please note the (SC) notation below.

AC Alfa Romeo80     Wimille26
Ecurie FRnce Lago Talbot12     Varzi24
Plate Maserati8     Trossi22
Chaboud Lago Talbot5     Chiron12
Ecurie Rosier Lago Talbot4     Louveau10

Noteworthy 1947 Races

1947 XVII Gran Premio d'Italia Milan, Italy1947 1947 XVII Gran Premio d'Italia At Milan for the Italian Grand Prix (345 kilometers) in September, an Italian Alfa Corse ALFA Romeo 158 under Carlo Felice Trossi (IT) takes race honors in 3:02:25, under a second (.10) ahead of a companion ALFA Romeo driven by Achille Varzi. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.