|1950 FIA Formula One World Championship season|
The 1950 Formula One season was the inaugural season of the FIA Formula One World Championship. It commenced on 13 May 1950 and ended on 3 September after 7 races. The championship consisted of six Formula One races in Europe plus the Indianapolis 500, which was run to AAA regulations.
Numerous other Formula One races, which did not count towards the Championship, were also held during the year.
In the first World Championship season, 14 teams (4 works and 10 independent) participated, alongside a number of privately entered cars, in the 6 European Grands Prix. Only US teams, constructors and drivers participated in the Indianapolis 500. The chassis, engine and car numbers varied from race to race.