Mercedes-Benz W196 at the 1954 French Grand Prix

I did a double-take when I saw how many engine failures there were. Remember, until this project, my Formula 1 experience only goes back to mid-2004. So, the concept of overcooking an engine trying desperately to chase down the leader is something that I have never come across.

1954 Indy 500

So, still irrelevant as there were no “European team” entries.  In other words, there was no cross-over between the American race world the Formula 1 championship.  But, again, I am …