Historic

Scuderia Lancia

Italian

  • Scuderia Lancia Official Name
  • n/a Base
  • 1954 F1 Debut
  • Gianni Lancia Team Boss
  • n/a Technical Chief
  • 0 World Championships

Founded in 1952 by Gianni Lancia, son of the founding figure of the Lancia brand, Scuderia Lancia, later rebranded as Squadra Corse HF Lancia, and served as the Lancia car company’s racing division.

Notable Team Members and Drivers

Gianni Lancia: Was an Italian automobile engineer, industrialist and racing enthusiast known for running the Lancia carmaker in Turin from 1949 to 1955.

Alberto Ascari: Due to a salary dispute, Ascari left Ferrari at the end of the 1953 season to join Lancia in 1954. However, as Lancia’s car was not ready until the season’s final race, Gianni Lancia permitted Ascari to compete for Maserati and Ferrari that season. Ascari finally secured pole position at the 1954 Spanish Grand Prix in his debut race with Lancia.

Scuderia Lancia started its competitive journey in motorsports, specifically rally racing. The team made its mark in events such as the Carrera Panamericana, the Targa Florio, and the Mille Miglia.

It wasn’t until 1954 that the team entered Formula 1 for just two seasons, 1954 and 1955, although neither season yielded significant success. Notable drivers for the team included Alberto Ascari.

Beyond F1, the team experienced a resurgence in the World Endurance Championship (WEC), securing three world titles from 1979 to 1981 and in rally racing, where it clinched eleven constructors’ titles and four drivers’ titles from 1974 to 1992.

Lancia officially withdrew from all motorsport activities at the end of 1991.

Scuderia Lancia Formula One World Championship Records

First entry1954 Spanish Grand Prix
Races entered4
EnginesLancia
Constructors’
Championships
0
Drivers’
Championships
0
Race victories0
Podiums1
Points36
Pole positions2
Fastest laps1
Final entry1955 Belgian Grand Prix

Scuderia Lancia Championship Results

The World Constructor’s Championship was not awarded until 1958.

YearNameCarDriversPointsWCC
1954Scuderia LanciaLancia D50Alberto Ascari
Lugi Villoresi
1955Scuderia LanciaLancia D50Alberto Ascari
Lugi Villoresi
Louis Chiron
Eugenio Castelloti

Scuderia Lancia Drivers

Driver Nationality Current/Last Team F1 Debut Status
Italian Ferrari 1950 Monaco Grand Prix F1 Legend
Italian Ferrari 1950 British Grand Prix F1 Legend

Previous/Next Team Names

Team Nationality Debut Season Status
Ferrari Italian 1950 Current