The 1954 Season

Mercedes-Benz W196 R with exposed wheels
© Daimler AG

  • Entered as: Daimler Benz AG
  • Chassis: Mercedes-Benz W196
  • Engine: Mercedes M196 2.5 L8
  • Tyres: Continental AG
  • Team Principal: Alfred Neubauer
  • Drivers: Juan Manuel Fangio, Karl Kling, Hans Herrmann, Hermann Lang
  • Starts: 6
  • Wins: 4
  • Podiums: 7
  • Pole Positions: 4
  • Fastest Laps: 4
  • 1-2 Finishes: 1

1954 World Drivers’ Championship Standings

PosDriverNationalityTeamPTS
1Juan Manuel Fangio ARGMercedes-Benz42
2Jose Froilan Gonzalez ARGFerrari25.1
3Mike Hawthorn GBRFerrari24.6
4Maurice Trintignant FRAFerrari17
5Karl Kling GERMercedes-Benz12
6Bill Vukovich USAKurtis Kraft Offenhauser8
6Hans Herrmann GERMercedes-Benz8
8Nino Farina ITAFerrari6
8Jimmy Bryan USAKuzma Offenhauser6
8Luigi Musso ITAMaserati6
8Roberto Mieres ARGMaserati6
12Jack McGrath USAKurtis Kraft Offenhauser5
13Stirling Moss GBRMaserati4.1
13Onofre Marimon ARGMaserati4.1
15Robert Manzon FRAFerrari4
15Sergio Mantovani ITAMaserati4
17Prince Bira THAMaserati3
18Elie Bayol FRAGordini2
18Mike Nazaruk USAKurtis Kraft Offenhauser2
18Andre Pilette BELGordini2
18Luigi Villoresi ITALancia2
18Umberto Maglioli ITAFerrari2
23Troy Ruttman USAKurtis Kraft Offenhauser1.5
23Duane Carter USAKurtis Kraft Offenhauser1.5
25Alberto Ascari ITALancia1.1
26Jean Behra FRAGordini0.1

The Constructors’ Championship was not awarded until 1958.

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