24 Hours of Le Mans: 1950

 

The 1950 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 18th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 24 and 25 June 1950. It was won by the French father-and-son pairing of Louis and Jean-Louis Rosier driving a privately entered Talbot-Lago.

The revival of motor-racing post-war was now in full swing – the FIA had published its new rules for single-seater racing and inaugurated the new Formula 1 World Championship. Its Appendix C addressed two-seater sports car racing, giving some definition for racing prototypes. The same categories (based on engine capacity) were kept, although the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO) added an extra class at the top end – for over 5.0L up to 8.0L.

After last year’s issues with the hybrid ‘ternary’ fuel, the ACO now supplied 80-octane gasoline as standard, thereby removing the need. The track was widened except for the run from Mulsanne to Indianapolis, and the re-surfacing completed, thus promising to give faster times and be a quicker race. Finally, the iconic Dunlop bridge was rebuilt – a footbridge over the circuit just after the first corner

Where we have not had a model of the car as raced through the business I've added another example of the car as an illustration (where I have one)

 

 

Pos

Car

No

Team

Drivers

Chassis

Engine

Laps

1

1950 Talbot Lago T26 GS

5

 Louis Rosier
(private entrant)

 Louis Rosier
 Jean-Louis Rosier

Talbot-Lago T26 GS Biplace

Talbot-Lago 4.5L S6

256

2

Still Looking

7

 Pierre Meyrat
(private entrant)

 Pierre Meyrat
 Guy Mairesse

Talbot-Lago T26
Monoplace Decalee

Talbot-Lago 4.5L S6

255

3

Allard J2

4

 S.H. Allard

 Sydney Allard
 Tom Cole Jr.

Allard J2

Cadillac 5.4L V8

251

4

Nash Healey E

14

 Healey Motors Ltd.

 Tony Rolt
 Duncan Hamilton

Nash-Healey E

Nash 3.8L S6

250

5

Aston Martin DB2

19

 Aston Martin Ltd.

 George Abecassis
 Lance Macklin

Aston Martin DB2

Aston Martin 2.6L S6

249

6

Aston Martin DB2

21

 Aston Martin Ltd.

 Reg Parnell
 Charles Brackenbury

Aston Martin DB2

Aston Martin 2.6L S6

244

7

Still Looking

18

 Henri Louveau
(private entrant)

 Henri Louveau
 Jean Estager

Delage D6-3L

Delage 3.0L S6

241

8

Bentley Corniche TT Coupe

11

 E.R. Hall
(private entrant)

 Eddie Hall
 Tom Clarke

Bentley Corniche TT Coupé

Bentley 4.3L S6

236

9

Farazer Nash Mille Miglia

30

 H.J. Aldington
(private entrant)

 Richard "Dickie" Stoop
 T.A.S.O. "Donald" Mathieson

Frazer Nash Mille Miglia

Bristol 2.0L S6

235

10

Cadillac Coupe de Ville

3

 Briggs Cunningham
(private entrant)

 Miles Collier
 Sam Collier

Cadillac Coupe de Ville

Cadillac 5.4L V8

233

11

Still Looking

2

 Briggs Cunningham
(private entrant)

 Briggs Cunningham
 Phil Walters

Cadillac Spider

Cadillac 5.4L V8

232

12

Jaguar XK120 Roadster

15

 P.T.C. Clark
(private entrant)

 Peter Clark
 Nick Haines

Jaguar XK120S

Jaguar 3.4L S6

230

13

1950 Talbot Lago T26 GS (example)

6

 André Chambas
(private entrant)

 André Chambas
 André Morel

Talbot-Lago Gran Sport Coupe

Talbot-Lago 4.5L S6

228

14

Bentley Embiricos (example)

12

 H.S.F. Hay
(private entrant)

 Jack 'Zoltan' Hay
 Hugh Hunter

Bentley 4¼ Paulin

Bentley 4.3L S6

225

15

Jaguar XK120 Roadster

16

 P.C.D. Walker
(private entrant)

 Peter Whitehead
 John Marshall

Jaguar XK120S

Jaguar 3.4L S6

225

16

Still Looking

36

 Jowett Cars Ltd.

 Tommy Wisdom
 Tommy Wise

Jowett Jupiter Javelin

Jowett 1486cc Flat-4

220

17

Riley RMB

22

 R. Lawrie
(private entrant)

 Rob Lawrie
 Geoffrey Beetson

Riley RMC

Riley 2.5L S4

213

18

MG TC Special Le Mans

(example)

39

 G.E. Phillips
(private entrant)

 George Phillips
 Eric Winterbottom

MG TC Special

MG 1244cc S4

208

19

Healey-Elliot (example)

23

 N.H. Mann
(private entrant)

 Nigel Mann
 Mortimer Morris-Goodall

Healey Elliott

Riley 2.4L S4

203

20

Frazer Nash (example)

31

 N.R. Culpan
(private entrant)

 Norman Culpan
 Lt. Cdr. Peter Wilson

Frazer Nash High Speed
Le Mans Replica

Bristol 2.0L S6

201

21

Still Looking

51

 Rudý Letov Letnany

 Maurice Gatsonides
 Henk Hoogeven

Aero Minor 750

Aero 744cc Flat-2
(2-Stroke)

184

22

Still Looking

52

 Établissements Monopole

 Jean de Montrémy
 Jean Hémard

Monopole X84

Panhard 611cc Flat-2

180

23

Still Looking

58

 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet

 René Bonnet
 Élie Bayol

DB Sport

Panhard 611cc Flat-2

175

24

Renault 4CV (example)

46

 J.L.V. Sandt
(private entrant)

 Jean Sandt
 Hervé Coatalen

Renault 4CV

Renault 760cc S4

171

25

Renault 4CV (example)

48

 L. Pons
(private entrant)

 Jacques Lecat
 Louis Pons

Renault 4CV

Renault 760cc S4

170

26

Still Looking

55

 A. Lachaize
(private entrant)

 Auguste Lachaize
 Albert Debille

Panhard Dyna X84 Sport

Panhard 611cc Flat-2

168

27

Renault 4CV (example)

45

 J.-E. Vernet
(private entrant)

 Just-Emile Vernet
 Roger Eckerlein

Renault 4CV

Renault 760cc S4

158

28

Still Looking

56

 R. Gaillard
(private entrant)

 Raymond Gaillard
 Pierre Chancel

Callista RAN D120

Panhard 611cc Flat-2

153

29

Still Looking

57

 L. Eggen
(private entrant)

 Louis Eggen
 "Escale"

Panhard Dyna X84

Panhard 611cc Flat-2

151

DNF

Jaguar XK120 Roadster

17

 L. Johnson
(private entrant)

 Leslie Johnson
 Bert Hadley

Jaguar XK120S

Jaguar 3.4L S6

220

DNF

Still Looking

8

 Ecurie Lutetia

 Charles Pozzi
 Pierre Flahaut

Delahaye 175S

Delahaye 4.5L S6

165

DNF

Ferrari 166 MM (example)

28

 Peter Mitchell-Thomson, Lord Selsdon
(private entrant)

 Peter Mitchell-Thomson, Lord Selsdon
 Jean Lucas

Ferrari 166 MM Berlinetta LM

Ferrari 2.0L V12

164

DNF

Still Looking

43

 Automobiles Gordini

 Georges Blondel
 Raoul Martin

Gordini T15S

Simca 1090cc S4

157

DNF

Still Looking

41

 Mmes Rouault et Gordine
(private entrant)

 Germaine Rouault
 Reginé Gordine

Gordini T11 MM

Simca 1090cc S4

143

DNF

Still Looking

49

 J. Poch
(private entrant)

 Jacques Poch
 Edmond Mouche

Aero Minor

Aero 744cc Flat-2
(2-Stroke)

139

DNF

Simca 8 Sport Cabrio (example)

40

 N.-J. Mahé
(private entrant)

 Norbert Jean Mahé
 Sacha Gordine

Simca Huit

Simca 1090cc S4

126

DNF

Ferrari 195S (example)

24

 Luigi Chinetti

 Luigi Chinetti
 Pierre-Louis Dreyfus ("Heldé")

Ferrari 195 S Barchetta

Ferrari 2.3L V12

121

DNF

Still Looking

10

 Etablissements
Delettrez

 Jean Delettrez
 Jacques Delettrez

Delettrez Diesel

Delettrez 4.4L S6
(Diesel)

120

DNF

Skoda Tudor 1101 (example)

44

 A.Z.N.P.

 Václav Bobek
 Jaroslav Netušil

Škoda 1101 Spyder

Škoda 1089cc S4

120

DNF

Still Looking

54

 G. Lapchin
(private entrant)

 Guy Lapchin
 Charles Plantivaux

Panhard Dyna X84 Sport

Panhard 611cc Flat-2

115

DNF

Still Looking

33

 Automobiles Gordini

 Juan Manuel Fangio
 José Froilán González

Gordini T15S Coupé

Simca 1491cc
supercharged S4

95

DNF

Renault 4CV (example)

47

 Ets. Savin & Leroy
(private entrant)

 Fernand Leroy
 Marcel Joseph

Renault 4CV

Renault 760cc S4

92

DNF

Still Looking

53

 J. Savoye
(private entrant)

 Jacques Savoye
 Eugène Dussous

Monopole X84

Panhard 611cc Flat-2

89

DNF

Still Looking

50

 Sté. Pierre Ferry
(private entrant)

 Pierre Ferry
 André-Georges Claude

Ferry Sport

Renault 747cc S4

86

DNF

Ferrari 195S

25

 Luigi Chinetti

 Raymond Sommer
 Dorino Serafini

Ferrari 195 S Berlinetta

Ferrari 2.3L V12

82

DNF

Still Looking

42

 Automobiles Gordini

 José Scaron
 Robert Pascal

Gordini T15S

Simca 1090cc S4

77

DNF

Still Looking

37

 J. Brault
(private entrant)

 Jean Brault
 Louis Paimpol

Fiat 1500 Spéciale

Fiat 1.5L S4

75

DNF

Still Looking

35

 Automobiles Gordini

 Roger Loyer
 Jean Behra

Gordini T15S

Simca 1491cc S4

50

DNF

Still Looking

64

 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet

 René Simone
 Michel Arnaud

DB 5

Citroën 1.9L S4

44

DNF

Ferrari 166 MM (example)

26

 P.Rubirosa
(private entrant)

 Porfirio Rubirosa
 Pierre Leygonie

Ferrari 166 MM

Ferrari 2.0L V12

44

DNF

Still Looking

1

 Manufactures
d'Armes de Paris

 Pierre Veyron
 Fernand Lacour

M.A.P. Diesel

M.A.P. 5.0L supercharged
Flat-4 (Diesel)

39

DNF

Still Looking

32

 Automobiles Gordini

 Maurice Trintignant
 Robert Manzon

Gordini T15S Coupé

Simca 1491cc
supercharged S4

34

DNF

Renault 4CV (example)

63

 M. Gendron
(private entrant)

 Marcel Gendron
 Jean Vinatier

Renault 4CV

Renault 760cc S4

32

DNF

Ferrari 166 MM (example)

27

 Mme Y. Simon
(private entrant)

 Yvonne Simon
 Michel Kasse

Ferrari 166 MM Coupé

Ferrari 2.0L V12

25

DNF

Still Looking

60

 Ecurie Verte

 Emmanuel Baboin
 Pierre Gay

Simca Six Spéciale

Simca 580cc S4

20

DNF

Still Looking

34

 Automobiles Gordini

 André Simon
 Aldo Gordini

Gordini T15S

Simca 1491cc S4

14

DNF

Simca 8 Sport Cabrio (example)

66

 A. Guillard
(private entrant)

 André Guillard
 Roger Carron

Simca Huit Spéciale

Simca 1087cc S4

13

DNF

Aston Martin DB2 (example)

20

 Aston Martin Ltd.

 Eric Thompson
 John Gordon

Aston Martin DB2

Aston Martin 2.6L S6

8

DNF

Still Looking

59

 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet

 Georges Guyot
 Pierre Chaussat

DB Sport

Panhard 611cc Flat-2

6

DNF

Still Looking

9

 Ecurie Lutetia

 Gaston Serraud
 André de Guelfi

Delahaye 175S

Delahaye 4.5L S6

0

 


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