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1952 Belgian Grand Prix

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Location Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps, Belgium
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The 1952 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula Two race held on 22 June 1952 at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. It was the third round of the 1952 World Drivers' Championship, which was run to Formula Two rules in 1952 and 1953, rather than the Formula One regulations normally used.

Report

Maserati's new A6GCM was still not ready, and, to compound this, their lead driver Juan Manuel Fangio had suffered back injuries at the non-championship Monza Grand Prix. This meant that Ferrari were once again favoured for success in the race, with their driver lineup consisting of Alberto Ascari (in place of André Simon), Nino Farina and Piero Taruffi. There were also two privateer Ferrari entries: local driver Charles de Tornaco of Ecurie Francorchamps, and Louis Rosier. The Gordini team expanded their lineup to include Belgian driver Johnny Claes, alongside Behra, Manzon and Bira. American Robert O'Brien also drove a Simca-Gordini for this race. HWM also recruited a pair of Belgian drivers — Paul Frère and Roger Laurent — who raced alongside regular drivers Peter Collins and Lance Macklin. Stirling Moss switched from HWM to ERA for this race. A handful of other privateer entrants also took part, including future World Champion Mike Hawthorn, who made his debut in a Cooper-Bristol.

Ascari headed an all-Ferrari front row, with teammates Farina and Taruffi in second and third, respectively. The Gordinis of Manzon and Behra made up row two, while the third row consisted of Hawthorn, Ken Wharton (in a Frazer-Nash), and Frère, who was the highest qualifier of the five Belgian drivers on the grid.

Taruffi started badly in the rain, dropping to ninth by the end of the first lap, while Behra overhauled the two leading Ferraris to take the lead of the race. Moss also started well, before his car broke down half way through the first lap. Behra's lead was short-lived, as both Ascari and Farina overtook him on the second lap, subsequently holding first and second for the remainder of the race. Behra dropped to fourth when the recovering Taruffi passed him on lap 13. On the following lap Taruffi spun at Malmédy and Behra hit him, causing both to retire. Manzon overtook Hawthorn to assume what was now third place. Despite suffering from fuel leakage problems, Hawthorn was able to maintain fourth place until the end of the race. His fellow debutant Paul Frère also finished in the points, in fifth.[1]

Ascari's win (with fastest lap), and Taruffi's retirement, meant that the two now shared the lead of the Championship, on nine points each. Indianapolis 500 winner Troy Ruttman was in third, while Farina's second place finish raised him to fourth in the standings, three points adrift of the joint Championship leaders.

Entries

No Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre
2 23x15px Nino Farina Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari Type 500 2.0 L4 P
4 23x15px Alberto Ascari Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari Type 500 2.0 L4 P
6 23x15px Piero Taruffi Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari Type 500 2.0 L4 P
8 23x15px Mike Hawthorn Leslie D. Hawthorn Cooper-Bristol Cooper T20 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D
10 23x15px Alan Brown Ecurie Richmond Cooper-Bristol Cooper T20 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D
12 23x15px Eric Brandon Cooper-Bristol Cooper T20 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D
14 23x15px Robert Manzon Equipe Gordini Gordini Gordini T16 Gordini 20 2.0 L6 E
16 23x15px Jean Behra Gordini Gordini T16 Gordini 20 2.0 L6 E
18 23x15px Johnny Claes Gordini Gordini T16 Gordini 20 2.0 L6 E
20 23x15px Prince Bira Simca-Gordini Simca-Gordini T15 Gordini 1500 1.5 L4 E
22 23x15px Louis Rosier Ecurie Rosier Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari Type 500 2.0 L4 D
24 23x15px Lance Macklin HW Motors HWM-Alta HWM 52 Alta F2 2.0 L4 D
26 23x15px Peter Collins HWM-Alta HWM 52 Alta F2 2.0 L4 D
28 23x15px Paul Frère HWM-Alta HWM 52 Alta F2 2.0 L4 D
30 23x15px Roger Laurent HWM-Alta HWM 52 Alta F2 2.0 L4 D
32 23x15px Stirling Moss English Racing Automobiles Ltd. ERA-Bristol ERA G Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D
34 23x15px Charles de Tornaco Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari Type 500 2.0 L4 E
36 23x15px Ken Wharton Scuderia Franera Frazer Nash-Bristol Frazer Nash FN48 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D
38 23x15px Arthur Legat Arthur Legat Veritas Veritas Meteor Veritas 2.0 L6 E
40 23x15px Robin Montgomerie-Charrington Robin Montgomerie-Charrington Aston-Butterworth Aston NB41 Butterworth F4 2.0 L6 D
42 23x15px Tony Gaze Tony Gaze HWM-Alta HWM 51 Alta F2 2.0 L4 D
44 23x15px Robert O'Brien Robert O'Brien Simca-Gordini Simca-Gordini T15 Gordini 1500 1.5 L4 E
Sources: [2][3]

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 4 23x15px Alberto Ascari Ferrari 4:37.0
2 2 23x15px Nino Farina Ferrari 4:40.0 + 3.0
3 6 23x15px Piero Taruffi Ferrari 4:46.0 + 9.0
4 14 23x15px Robert Manzon Gordini 4:52.0 + 15.0
5 16 23x15px Jean Behra Gordini 4:56.0 + 19.0
6 8 23x15px Mike Hawthorn Cooper-Bristol 4:58.0 + 21.0
7 36 23x15px Ken Wharton Frazer Nash-Bristol 5:01.0 + 24.0
8 28 23x15px Paul Frère HWM-Alta 5:05.0 + 28.0
9 10 23x15px Alan Brown Cooper-Bristol 5:07.0 + 30.0
10 32 23x15px Stirling Moss ERA-Bristol 5:07.6 + 30.6
11 26 23x15px Peter Collins HWM-Alta 5:09.0 + 32.0
12 12 23x15px Eric Brandon Cooper-Bristol 5:11.0 + 34.0
13 34 23x15px Charles de Tornaco Ferrari 5:14.5 + 37.5
14 24 23x15px Lance Macklin HWM-Alta 5:17.1 + 40.1
15 40 23x15px Robin Montgomerie-Charrington Aston Butterworth 5:19.3 + 42.3
16 42 23x15px Tony Gaze HWM-Alta 5:22.8 + 45.8
17 22 23x15px Louis Rosier Ferrari 5:25.7 + 48.7
18 20 23x15px Prince Bira Simca-Gordini-Gordini 5:28.4 + 51.4
19 18 23x15px Johnny Claes Gordini 5:31.1 + 54.1
20 30 23x15px Roger Laurent HWM-Alta 5:37.9 + 60.9
21 38 23x15px Arthur Legat Veritas 5:45.0 + 68.0
22 44 23x15px Robert O'Brien Simca-Gordini-Gordini 5:51.0 + 74.0

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 23x15px Alberto Ascari Ferrari 36 3:03:46.3 1 9
2 2 23x15px Nino Farina Ferrari 36 +1:55.2 2 6
3 14 23x15px Robert Manzon Gordini 36 +4:28.4 4 4
4 8 23x15px Mike Hawthorn Cooper-Bristol 35 +1 lap 6 3
5 28 23x15px Paul Frère HWM-Alta 34 +2 laps 8 2
6 10 23x15px Alan Brown Cooper-Bristol 34 +2 laps 9
7 34 23x15px Charles de Tornaco Ferrari 33 +3 laps 13
8 18 23x15px Johnny Claes Gordini 33 +3 laps 19
9 12 23x15px Eric Brandon Cooper-Bristol 33 +3 laps 12
10 20 23x15px B. Bira Simca-Gordini-Gordini 32 +4 laps 18
11 24 23x15px Lance Macklin HWM-Alta 32 +4 laps 14
12 30 23x15px Roger Laurent HWM-Alta 32 +4 laps 20
13 38 23x15px Arthur Legat Veritas 31 +5 laps 21
14 44 23x15px Robert O'Brien Simca-Gordini-Gordini 30 +6 laps 22
15 42 23x15px Tony Gaze HWM-Alta 30 +6 laps 16
Ret 40 23x15px Robin Montgomerie-Charrington Aston Butterworth 17 Engine 15
Ret 6 23x15px Piero Taruffi Ferrari 13 Accident 3
Ret 16 23x15px Jean Behra Gordini 13 Accident 5
Ret 36 23x15px Ken Wharton Frazer-Nash-Bristol 10 Spun off 7
Ret 22 23x15px Louis Rosier Ferrari 6 Transmission 17
Ret 26 23x15px Peter Collins HWM-Alta 3 Halfshaft 11
Ret 32 23x15px Stirling Moss ERA-Bristol 0 Engine 10

Drivers' Championship standings after the race

Pos Driver Points
10px 1 23x15px Piero Taruffi 9
10px 41 2 23x15px Alberto Ascari 9
10px 1 3 23x15px Troy Ruttman 8
10px 26 4 23x15px Nino Farina 6
10px 2 5 23x16px Rudi Fischer 6
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included. Only the best 4 results counted towards the Championship.

References

  1. ^ "Belgian GP, 1952 Race Report". Grandprix.com. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "1952 Belgian Grand Prix - Race Entries". manipef1.com. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "1952 Belgian GP - Entry List". chicanef1.com. Retrieved 15 December 2013. 


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