Sunday 22nd August 1954
Juan-Manuel Fangio won the Swiss Grand Prix to become World Drivers Championship for the second time. Works Ferrari driver José Froilán González needed to win to stay in contention to beat Mercedes driver Fangio on points and after finishing 2nd to Fangio, he still had 23 1/7 points to Fangio’s 42. With the rules in place at the time, González could not overhaul Fangio’s total with 2 races left. This would be the last Formula 1 race in Switzerland. Following the 1955 Le Mans disaster the Swiss government banned all forms of motor racing. Swiss Grands Prix were subsequently held in 1975 (non-championship) and 1982 but both races took place in France.