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1954 FIA Formula 1 Season
Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
Champion Constructor: None
Putative Constructor: Scuderia Ferrari (IT,0,7)
Champion Driver: Juan Manuel Fangio (AR,2,2)
Putative Driver: Juan Manuel Fangio (AR)
Putative Constructor Entry Specification: Model 625, 2.49-liter, four-cylinder inline, light alloy engine, SOHC, three carburetors, four-speed, tubular space frame, wishbone front/independent suspension, 255 horsepower (Aurelio Lampredi).

A new engine formula (2.5-liter non-supercharged, 750 cc supercharged) and a fledgling world order reintroduces the Germans and the new Mercedes Silver Arrows to Grand Prix racing for the first time since the global war. Scuderia Ferrari with its 625 entry captures its fourth consecutive putative constructors' title. The United States, United Kingdom, and France each end their respective occupations of West Germany in October. Departures: Onofre Marimón, 30, b. Zárate, Argentina 1923, d. at practice, GP Germany, Mayen, July. Racing Evolution: Standardized racing helmet (Bell).

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.

Scuderia Ferrari95     Fangio84
Daimler Mercedes77     Gonzalez34
Maserati50     Hawthorn31
Keck Kraft Offenhauser12     Trintignant20
Ec. Rosier Ferrari8     Kling13
Dean Kuzma Offenhauser8     Vukovich12

Noteworthy 1954 Races

1954 XLI Grand Prix de l'ACF Gueux, France1954 1954 XLI Grand Prix de l'ACF At Reims for the French Grand Prix (506.5 kilometers) in July, a German Daimler Benz Mercedes W196 under Juan Manuel Fangio (AR) takes the flag in 2:42:47.9 (average 116.00 mph), under a second (.10) of ahead of a companion Mercedes driven by Karl Kling in finish formation. Fangio, recently drafted by the Mercedes werks, and teammate Kling dice for the race lead for the distance until the team issues hold orders to ensure its maiden Formula 1 victory. Daimler Mercedes triumphs on the Grand Prix circuit for the first time since the 1939 racing season. Photo Credit: Daimler AG.