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1953 Formula One season

sports season

The 1953 Formula One season was the 4th of the championship. The champion was Alberto Ascari in a close battle.

World Championship season reviewEdit

1953 Drivers Championship final standingsEdit

Pos. Driver ARG
 
500
 
NED
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
SUI
 
ITA
 
Pts.
1   Alberto Ascari 1* 1 1 4 1** 8† / Ret*† 1* Ret 34.5 (46.5)
2   Juan Manuel Fangio Ret NC Ret / Ret† 2* 2 2 4† / Ret† 1* 28 (29.5)
3   Nino Farina Ret 2 Ret 5 3 1 2 2 26 (32)
4   Mike Hawthorn 4 4 6 1 5 3 3 4 19 (27)
5   Luigi Villoresi 2 Ret* 2 6 Ret 8† / Ret† 6 3 17
6   José Froilán González 3 3† Ret* 3 4** 13.5 (14.5)
7   Bill Vukovich 1* 9
8   Toulo de Graffenried 5 4 7 Ret 5 Ret Ret 7
9   Felice Bonetto Ret 3† Ret 6 4 4† / Ret† Ret 6.5
10   Art Cross 2 6
11   Onofre Marimon 3 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4
12   Maurice Trintignant 7† 6 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 4
13   Sam Hanks 3† 2
14   Duane Carter 3† 2
15   Oscar Alfredo Galvez 5 2
16   Jack McGrath 5 2
17   Hermann Lang 5 2
18   Fred Agabashian 4† 1.5
19   Paul Russo 4† 1.5
20   Stirling Moss 9 Ret 6 13 0
21   Jean Behra 6 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 0
22   Roberto Mieres NC Ret 6 0
23   Jimmy Daywalt 6 0
24   Harry Schell 7† Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret 9 0
25   Louis Rosier 7 8 8 10 10 Ret 16 0
26   Ken Wharton Ret Ret 8 7 NC 0
27   Prince Bira Ret 7 Ret 11 0
28   Jacques Swaters 7 Ret 0
29   Jim Rathmann 7 0
30   Sergio Mantovani 7† 0
31   Luigi Musso 7† 0
32   Peter Collins 8 Ret 13 Ret 0
33   John Barber 8 0
34   Ernie McCoy 8 0
35   Max de Terra 8 0
36   Umberto Maglioli 8 0
37   Alan Brown 9 Ret Ret 12 0
38   Tony Bettenhausen 9 0
39   Fred Wacker 9 0
40   Peter Whitehead 9 0
41   Hans Herrmann 9 0
42   Albert Scherrer 9 0
43   Louis Chiron 15 10 0
44   Paul Frère 10 Ret 0
45   Jimmy Davies 10 0
46   Duke Nalon 11 0
47   Andre Pilette 11 0
48   Bob Gerard 11 0
49   Rodney Nuckey 11 0
50   Johnny Claes NC Ret† 12 Ret Ret 0
51   Carl Scarborough 12 0
52   Theo Helfrich 12 0
53   Kenneth McAlpine Ret Ret 13 NC 0
54   Manny Ayulo 13 0
55   Yves Giraud Cabantous 14 15 0
56   Hans Stuck Ret 14 0
57   Jimmy Bryan 14 0
58   Rudolf Krause 14 0
59   Bill Holland 15 0
60   Ernst Klodwig 15 0
61   Rodger Ward 16 0
62   Wolfgang Seidel 16 0
63   Walt Faulkner 17 0
  Jack Fairman Ret NC 0
  Lance Macklin Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
  Roy Salvadori Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
  Elie Bayol Ret Ret 0
  Chico Landi Ret Ret 0
  Robert Manzon Ret 0
  Carlos Menditéguy Ret 0
  Pablo Birger Ret 0
  Adolfo Schwelm Cruz Ret 0
  Marshall Teague Ret 0
  Spider Webb Ret 0
  Bob Sweikert Ret 0
  Mike Nazaruk Ret 0
  Pat Flaherty Ret 0
  Jerry Hoyt Ret 0
  Johnnie Parsons Ret 0
  Don Freeland Ret 0
  Gene Hartley Ret 0
  Chuck Stevenson Ret 0
  Cal Niday Ret 0
  Bob Scott Ret 0
  Andy Linden Ret 0
  Johnny Thomson Ret 0
  Georges Berger Ret 0
  Arthur Legat Ret 0
  Jimmy Stewart Ret 0
  Tony Rolt Ret 0
  Ian Stewart Ret 0
  Duncan Hamilton Ret 0
  Tony Crook Ret 0
  Edgar Barth Ret 0
  Oswald Karch Ret 0
  Willi Heeks Ret 0
  Theo Fitzau Ret 0
  Kurt Adolff Ret 0
  Günther Bechem Ret 0
  Ernst Loof Ret 0
  Erwin Bauer Ret 0
  Peter Hirt Ret 0
  Piero Carini Ret 0
  John Fitch Ret 0
Pos. Driver ARG
 
500
 
NED
 
BEL
 
FRA
 
GBR
 
GER
 
SUI
 
ITA
 
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
  • * Fastest lap (1 point awarded)
  • ** Multiple drivers set equal fastest lap times, thus sharing the 1 point.
  • † Position shared between more drivers of the same car
  • ‡ Several cars were shared in this race. See the race page for details.
  • Only the best 4 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

Non-Championship race resultsEdit

Formula One/Two races also held in 1953, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
  III Gran Premio di Siracusa Syracuse March 22   Toulo de Graffenried   Maserati Report
  XIV Grand Prix de Pau Pau April 6   Alberto Ascari   Ferrari Report
  V Lavant Cup Goodwood April 6   Toulo de Graffenried   Maserati Report
  II Aston Martin Owners Club F2 Race Snetterton April 18   Eric Thompson   Connaught-Lea Francis Report
  III Grand Prix de Bordeaux Bordeaux May 3   Alberto Ascari   Ferrari Report
  V BRDC International Trophy Silverstone May 9   Mike Hawthorn   Ferrari Report
  XV Eläintarhanajot Djurgards Park May 10   Rodney Nuckey   Cooper-Bristol Report
  VI Gran Premio di Napoli Posillipo May 10   Giuseppe Farina   Ferrari Report
  VII Ulster Trophy Dundrod May 16   Mike Hawthorn   Ferrari Report
  I Winfield JC Formula 2 Race Charterhall May 23   Ken Wharton   Cooper-Climax Report
  III Coronation Trophy Crystal Palace May 23   Tony Rolt   Connaught-Lea Francis Report
  XXIII Grand Prix des Frontières Chimay May 24   Maurice Trintignant   Gordini Report
  I Snetterton Coronation Trophy Snetterton May 30   Tony Rolt   Connaught-Lea Francis Report
  XVII Internationales ADAC Eifelrennen Nürburgring May 31   Toulo de Graffenried   Maserati Report
  XV Grand Prix de l'Albigeois Albi May 31   Louis Rosier   Ferrari Report
  II West Essex CC Race Snetterton June 27   Kenneth McAlpine   Connaught-Lea Francis Report
  I Midlands MECC Race Silverstone June 27   Tony Crook   Cooper-Alta Report
  III Grand Prix de Rouen-les-Essarts Rouen-les-Essarts June 28   Giuseppe Farina   Ferrari Report
  I Crystal Palace Trophy Crystal Palace July 11   Tony Rolt   Connaught-Lea Francis Report
  IX Internationales Avusrennen AVUS July 12   Jacques Swaters   Ferrari Report
  II United States Air Force Trophy Snetterton July 25   Tony Rolt   Connaught-Lea Francis Report
  V Circuit du Lac Aix-les-Bains July 26   Élie Bayol   OSCA Report
  I Bristol MC & LCC Race Thruxton August 3   Tony Rolt   Connaught-Lea Francis Report
  I Mid-Cheshire MC Race Oulton Park August 8   Tony Rolt   Connaught-Lea Francis Report
  III Grand Prix de Sables d'Olonne Les Sables-d'Olonne August 9   Louis Rosier   Ferrari Report
  II Newcastle Journal Trophy Charterhall August 15   Ken Wharton   Cooper-Bristol Report
  V Circuit de Cadours Cadours August 30   Maurice Trintignant   Gordini Report
  I RedeX Trophy Snetterton September 12   Eric Thompson   Connaught-Lea Francis Report
  I London Trophy Crystal Palace September 19   Stirling Moss   Cooper-Alta Report
  IV Gran Premio di Modena Modena September 20   Juan Manuel Fangio   Maserati Report
  VI Madgwick Cup Goodwood September 26   Roy Salvadori   Connaught-Lea Francis Report
  II Joe Fry Memorial Trophy Castle Combe October 3   Bob Gerard   Cooper-Bristol Report
  I Curtis Trophy Snetterton October 17   Bob Gerard   Cooper-Bristol Report

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Formula 1™ - The Official F1™ Website". Formula1.com. Retrieved 2010-08-13.