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1953 Formula One season

1953 FIA Formula One
World Championship season
Drivers' Champion: Alberto Ascari
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The 1953 Formula One season consisted of a number of non-championship motor races for Formula One cars. As in 1952, the FIA chose to limit all Grand Prix races counting towards the World Championship of Drivers to cars complying with Formula Two regulations rather than with Formula One.

The 4th FIA World Championship of Drivers,[1] which commenced on 18 January and ended on 13 September after nine races,[2] was won by Alberto Ascari,[1] driving for a Scuderia Ferrari.[3]

In addition to the non-championship Formula One races and the World Championship Formula Two races, numerous other non-championship Formula Two races were also held during the year.

World Championship season summary

Ferrari drivers again dominated the championship, taking seven of the eight grands prix, although Juan Manuel Fangio's challenge in his more fragile Maserati took him to second place in the championship and a win at Monza. Ascari extended his unbeaten run to nine consecutive World Championship grand prix wins before his team-mate Mike Hawthorn broke the sequence in becoming the first ever British winner in the French Grand Prix at Reims after a thrilling battle with Fangio.

In 1953, all races counting towards the World Championship of Drivers were run under Formula 2 regulations, excepting the Indianapolis 500. The 1953 championship was the first truly global World Championship of Drivers, with a championship event being stage outside of Europe or the United States for the first time. That race, the 1953 Argentine Grand Prix, was marred by an accident involving the Ferrari of Giuseppe Farina, which crashed into an unprotected crowd, killing nine spectators.

World Championship season review

File:Ferrari 500.jpeg
Ferrari won seven of the nine championship races with its Tipo 500 model

The 1953 World Championship of Drivers was contested over a nine race series.

Rnd Race Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Constructor Tyre Report
1 23x15px Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires 18 January 23x15px Alberto Ascari 23x15px Alberto Ascari 23x15px Alberto Ascari 23x15px Ferrari P Report
2 23x15px Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 30 May 23x15px Bill Vukovich 23x15px Bill Vukovich 23x15px Bill Vukovich 23x15px Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser F Report
3 23x15px Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort 7 June 23x15px Alberto Ascari 23x15px Luigi Villoresi 23x15px Alberto Ascari 23x15px Ferrari P Report
4 23x15px Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps 21 June 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio 23x15px José Froilán González 23x15px Alberto Ascari 23x15px Ferrari P Report
5 23x15px French Grand Prix Reims 5 July 23x15px Alberto Ascari 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio 23x15px Mike Hawthorn 23x15px Ferrari P Report
6 23x15px British Grand Prix Silverstone 18 July 23x15px Alberto Ascari 23x15px Alberto Ascari
23x15px José Froilán González
23x15px Alberto Ascari 23x15px Ferrari P Report
7 23x15px German Grand Prix Nürburgring 2 August 23x15px Alberto Ascari 23x15px Alberto Ascari 23x15px Giuseppe Farina 23x15px Ferrari P Report
8 23x16px Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten 23 August 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio 23x15px Alberto Ascari 23x15px Alberto Ascari 23x15px Ferrari P Report
9 23x15px Italian Grand Prix Monza 13 September 23x15px Alberto Ascari 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio 23x15px Maserati P Report

The Spanish Grand Prix, scheduled to be staged on 26 October, was cancelled.[2]

Teams and drivers

File:Alberto Ascari.jpg
Italian Alberto Ascari won the 1953 World Championship of Drivers, his second championship victory and the most recent by an Italian driver

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1953 FIA World Championship of Drivers.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
23x15px Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio 1, 3–9
23x15px José Froilán González 1, 3–6
23x15px Felice Bonetto 1, 3, 5–9
23x15px Oscar Gálvez 1
23x15px Johnny Claes 4
23x15px Onofre Marimón 4–9
23x15px Hermann Lang 8
23x15px Sergio Mantovani 9
23x15px Luigi Musso 9
23x15px Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
553
Ferrari 500 2.0 L4
Ferrari 553 2.0 L4
P 23x15px Alberto Ascari 1, 3–9
23x15px Nino Farina 1, 3–9
23x15px Luigi Villoresi 1, 3–9
23x15px Mike Hawthorn 1, 3–9
23x15px Umberto Maglioli 9
23x15px Piero Carini 9
23x15px Cooper Car Company Cooper-Bristol
Cooper-Alta
T20
T23
T21
Bristol BS1 2.0 L6
Alta GP 2.5 L4
D 23x15px Alan Brown 1
23x15px John Barber 1
23x15px Adolfo Schwelm Cruz 1
23x15px Stirling Moss 5, 7, 9
23x15px Equipe Gordini Gordini
Simca-Gordini
Type 16
Type 15
Gordini 20 2.0 L6
Gordini 1500 1.5 L4
E 23x15px Robert Manzon 1
23x15px Harry Schell 1, 3–7, 9
23x15px Maurice Trintignant 1, 3–9
23x15px Jean Behra 1, 4–8
23x15px Carlos Menditeguy 1
23x15px Pablo Birger 1
23x15px Roberto Mieres 3, 5, 9
23x15px Fred Wacker 4
23x15px Ecurie Rosier Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 2.0 L4 D 23x15px Louis Rosier 3–7, 9
E 8
23x16px Enrico Platé Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P 23x16px Toulo de Graffenried 3
23x15px Connaught Engineering Connaught-Lea-Francis Type A Lea-Francis 2.0 L4 D 23x15px Roy Salvadori 3, 5–7, 9
23x15px Kenneth McAlpine 3, 6–7, 9
23x15px Stirling Moss 3
23x15px Prince Bira 5–7
23x15px Jack Fairman 9
23x15px Ecurie Belge Connaught-Lea-Francis Type A Lea-Francis 2.0 L4 E 23x15px Johnny Claes 3, 5, 7, 9
23x15px André Pilette 4
23x15px Ken Wharton Cooper-Bristol T23 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Ken Wharton 3, 5–6, 8–9
23x15px HW Motors HWM-Alta 53 Alta GP 2.5 L4 D 23x15px Peter Collins 3–6
23x15px Lance Macklin 3–6, 8–9
23x15px Paul Frère 4, 8
23x15px Yves Giraud-Cabantous 5, 9
23x15px Duncan Hamilton 6
23x15px Jack Fairman 6
23x16px Albert Scherrer 8
23x15px John Fitch 9
23x16px Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P 23x16px Toulo de Graffenried 4–9
23x15px Georges Berger Simca-Gordini Type 15 Gordini 1500 1.5 L4 E 23x15px Georges Berger 4
23x15px Arthur Legat Veritas Meteor Veritas 2.0 L6 E 23x15px Arthur Legat 4
23x15px Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 2.0 L4 E 23x15px Jacques Swaters 4, 7–8
23x15px Tony Gaze Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 2.0 L4 E 23x15px Charles de Tornaco 4
23x15px Louis Chiron OSCA 20 OSCA 2000 2.0 L6 P 23x15px Louis Chiron 5, 9
23x15px Élie Bayol OSCA 20 OSCA 2000 2.0 L6 P 23x15px Élie Bayol 5
23x15px Bob Gerard Cooper-Bristol T23 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Bob Gerard 5–6
23x15px R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Connaught-Lea-Francis Type A Lea-Francis 2.0 L4 D 23x15px Tony Rolt 6
23x15px Ecurie Ecosse Connaught-Lea-Francis
Cooper-Bristol
Type A
T20
Lea-Francis 2.0 L4
Bristol BS1 2.0 L6
D 23x15px Ian Stewart 6
23x15px Jimmy Stewart 6
23x15px R.J. Chase Cooper-Bristol T23 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Alan Brown 6
23x15px Atlantic Stable Cooper-Alta T24 Alta GP 2.5 L4 D 23x15px Peter Whitehead 6
23x15px Tony Crook Cooper-Bristol T20 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Tony Crook 6
23x15px Hans Stuck AFM-Bristol 6 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Hans Stuck 7, 9
23x15px Wolfgang Seidel Veritas RS Veritas 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Wolfgang Seidel 7
23x15px Willi Heeks Veritas Meteor Veritas 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Willi Heeks 7
23x15px Theo Helfrich Veritas RS Veritas 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Theo Helfrich 7
23x15px Oswald Karch Veritas RS Veritas 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Oswald Karch 7
23x15px Helmut Niedermayr AFM-BMW U8 BMW 328 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Theo Fitzau 7
23x15px Ernst Loof Veritas Meteor Veritas 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Ernst Loof 7
23x15px Hans Herrmann Veritas Meteor Veritas 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Hans Herrmann 7
23x15px Erwin Bauer Veritas RS Veritas 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Erwin Bauer 7
23x16px Ecurie Espadon Ferrari 166 C
500
Ferrari 125 1.5 V12
Ferrari 500 2.0 L4
P 23x15px Kurt Adolff 7
23x16px Peter Hirt 8
23x16px Max de Terra 8
23x15px Rennkollektiv EMW EMW R2 EMW 6 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Edgar Barth 7
23x15px Dora Greifzu Reif-BMW Eigenbau BMW 328 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Rudolf Krause 7
23x15px Ernst Klodwig Heck-BMW Eigenbau BMW 328 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Ernst Klodwig 7
23x15px Equipe Anglaise Cooper-Bristol T23 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Alan Brown 7, 9
23x15px Helmut Glöckler 7
23x15px Rodney Nuckey Cooper-Bristol T23 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Rodney Nuckey 7
23x15px Günther Bechem AFM-BMW 50–5 BMW 328 2.0 L6 D 23x15px Günther Bechem 7
23x15px Escuderia Bandeirantes Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P 23x15px Chico Landi 8
23x15px OSCA Automobili OSCA 20 OSCA 2000 2.0 L6 P 23x15px Élie Bayol 9
23x15px Scuderia Milano Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P 23x15px Chico Landi 9
23x15px Prince Bira 9

1953 World Championship of Drivers - final standings

Pos. Driver ARG
23x15px
500
23x15px
NED
23x15px
BEL
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
GBR
23x15px
GER
23x15px
SUI
23x16px
ITA
23x15px
Pts.
1 23x15px Alberto Ascari 1 1 (1) (4) 1 8† / (Ret)† 1 Ret 34.5 (46.5)
2 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio Ret Ret Ret / Ret† 2 2 2 (4)† / Ret† 1 28 (29.5)
3 23x15px Nino Farina Ret 2 Ret (5) (3) 1 2 2 26 (32)
4 23x15px Mike Hawthorn 4 (4) 6 1 (5) 3 3 (4) 19 (27)
5 23x15px Luigi Villoresi 2 Ret 2 6 Ret 8† / Ret† 6 3 17
6 23x15px José Froilán González 3 3† (Ret) 3 4 13.5 (14.5)
7 23x15px Bill Vukovich 1 9
8 23x16px Toulo de Graffenried 5 4 7 Ret 5 Ret Ret 7
9 23x15px Felice Bonetto Ret 3† Ret 6 4 4† / Ret† Ret 6.5
10 23x15px Art Cross 2 6
11 23x15px Onofre Marimón 3 9 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4
12 23x15px Maurice Trintignant 7† 6 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 4
13 23x15px Sam Hanks 3† 2
14 23x15px Duane Carter 3† 2
15 23x15px Óscar Alfredo Gálvez 5 2
16 23x15px Jack McGrath 5 2
17 23x15px Hermann Lang 5 2
18 23x15px Fred Agabashian 4† 1.5
19 23x15px Paul Russo 4† 1.5
23x15px Stirling Moss 9 Ret 6 13 0
23x15px Jean Behra 6 Ret 10 Ret Ret Ret 0
23x15px Roberto Mieres NC Ret 6 0
23x15px Jimmy Daywalt 6 0
23x15px Harry Schell 7† Ret 7 Ret Ret Ret 9 0
23x15px Louis Rosier 7 8 8 10 10 Ret 16 0
23x15px Ken Wharton Ret Ret 8 7 NC 0
23x15px Prince Bira Ret 7 Ret 11 0
23x15px Jacques Swaters 7 Ret 0
23x15px Jim Rathmann 7 0
23x15px Sergio Mantovani 7† 0
23x15px Luigi Musso 7† 0
23x15px Peter Collins 8 Ret 13 Ret 0
23x15px John Barber 8 0
23x15px Ernie McCoy 8 0
23x16px Max de Terra 8 0
23x15px Umberto Maglioli 8 0
23x15px Alan Brown 9 Ret Ret 12 0
23x15px Tony Bettenhausen 9 0
23x15px Fred Wacker 9 0
23x15px Peter Whitehead 9 0
23x15px Hans Herrmann 9 0
23x16px Albert Scherrer 9 0
23x15px Louis Chiron 15 10 0
23x15px Paul Frère 10 Ret 0
23x15px Jimmy Davies 10 0
23x15px Duke Nalon 11 0
23x15px André Pilette 11 0
23x15px Bob Gerard 11 Ret 0
23x15px Rodney Nuckey 11 0
23x15px Johnny Claes NC Ret† 12 Ret Ret 0
23x15px Carl Scarborough 12 0
23x15px Theo Helfrich 12 0
23x15px Kenneth McAlpine Ret Ret 13 NC 0
23x15px Manny Ayulo 13 0
23x15px Yves Giraud Cabantous 14 15 0
23x15px Hans Stuck Ret 14 0
23x15px Jimmy Bryan 14 0
23x15px Rudolf Krause 14 0
23x15px Bill Holland 15 0
23x15px Ernst Klodwig 15 0
23x15px Rodger Ward 16 0
23x15px Wolfgang Seidel 16 0
23x15px Walt Faulkner 17 0
23x15px Jack Fairman Ret NC 0
23x15px Lance Macklin Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
23x15px Roy Salvadori Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
23x15px Élie Bayol Ret Ret 0
23x15px Chico Landi Ret Ret 0
23x15px Robert Manzon Ret 0
23x15px Carlos Menditeguy Ret 0
23x15px Pablo Birger Ret 0
23x15px Adolfo Schwelm Cruz Ret 0
23x15px Marshall Teague Ret 0
23x15px Spider Webb Ret 0
23x15px Bob Sweikert Ret 0
23x15px Mike Nazaruk Ret 0
23x15px Pat Flaherty Ret 0
23x15px Jerry Hoyt Ret 0
23x15px Johnnie Parsons Ret 0
23x15px Don Freeland Ret 0
23x15px Gene Hartley Ret 0
23x15px Chuck Stevenson Ret 0
23x15px Cal Niday Ret 0
23x15px Bob Scott Ret 0
23x15px Andy Linden Ret 0
23x15px Johnny Thomson Ret 0
23x15px Georges Berger Ret 0
23x15px Arthur Legat Ret 0
23x15px Jimmy Stewart Ret 0
23x15px Tony Rolt Ret 0
23x15px Ian Stewart Ret 0
23x15px Duncan Hamilton Ret 0
23x15px Tony Crook Ret 0
23x15px Edgar Barth Ret 0
23x15px Oswald Karch Ret 0
23x15px Willi Heeks Ret 0
23x15px Theo Fitzau Ret 0
23x15px Kurt Adolff Ret 0
23x15px Günther Bechem Ret 0
23x15px Ernst Loof Ret 0
23x15px Erwin Bauer Ret 0
23x16px Peter Hirt Ret 0
23x15px Piero Carini Ret 0
23x15px John Fitch Ret 0
Pos. Driver ARG
23x15px
500
23x15px
NED
23x15px
BEL
23x15px
FRA
23x15px
GBR
23x15px
GER
23x15px
SUI
23x16px
ITA
23x15px
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)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
  • Championship points were awarded to first five finishers in each race on an 8, 6, 4, 3, 2 basis. Points for shared drives were divided equally between the drivers, regardless of the number of laps driven by each.
  • 1 point was also awarded for the fastest lap in each race. The point was shared equally between drivers sharing the fastest lap.
  • Only the best four results from the nine races counted towards a driver’s total points in the world championship.
  • Numbers without parentheses are retained championship points and numbers within parentheses are total points scored.
  • * Italics indicate fastest lap
  • Bold indicates pole position
  • † Position shared between more drivers of the same car
  • ‡ Several cars were shared in this race. See the race page for details.

Non-Championship race results

The following Formula One/Formula Two races, which did not count towards the World Championship of Drivers, were held during 1953.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
23x15px III Gran Premio di Siracusa Syracuse 22 March 23x16px Toulo de Graffenried 23x15px Maserati Report
23x15px XIV Pau Grand Prix Pau 6 April 23x15px Alberto Ascari 23x15px Ferrari Report
23x15px V Lavant Cup Goodwood 6 April 23x16px Toulo de Graffenried 23x15px Maserati Report
23x15px II Aston Martin Owners Club F2 Race Snetterton 18 April 23x15px Eric Thompson 23x15px Connaught-Lea Francis Report
23x15px III Grand Prix de Bordeaux Bordeaux 3 May 23x15px Alberto Ascari 23x15px Ferrari Report
23x15px I Strassen-Rennen Karl-Marx-Stadt Karl-Marx-Stadt 3 May 23x15px Rudolf Krause 23x15px BMW-Reif Report
23x15px V BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 9 May 23x15px Mike Hawthorn 23x15px Ferrari Report
23x15px XV Eläintarhanajot Eläintarharata 10 May 23x15px Rodney Nuckey 23x15px Cooper-Bristol Report
23x15px VI Gran Premio di Napoli Posillipo 10 May 23x15px Giuseppe Farina 23x15px Ferrari Report
23x15px VII Ulster Trophy Dundrod 16 May 23x15px Mike Hawthorn 23x15px Ferrari Report
23x15px I Winfield JC Formula 2 Race Charterhall 23 May 23x15px Ken Wharton 23x15px Cooper-Climax Report
23x15px III Coronation Trophy Crystal Palace 23 May 23x15px Tony Rolt 23x15px Connaught-Lea Francis Report
23x15px XXIII Grand Prix des Frontières Chimay 24 May 23x15px Maurice Trintignant 23x15px Gordini Report
23x15px I Snetterton Coronation Trophy Snetterton 30 May 23x15px Tony Rolt 23x15px Connaught-Lea Francis Report
23x15px XVII Internationales ADAC Eifelrennen Nürburgring 31 May 23x16px Toulo de Graffenried 23x15px Maserati Report
23x15px XV Grand Prix de l'Albigeois Albi 31 May 23x15px Louis Rosier 23x15px Ferrari Report
23x15px I Coupe de Printemps Montlhéry 31 May 23x15px Marcel Balsa 23x15px BMW Report
23x15px I Paul Greifzu Gedachtnisrennen Dessau 7 June 23x15px Edgar Barth 23x15px EMW Report
23x15px II West Essex CC Race Snetterton 27 June 23x15px Kenneth McAlpine 23x15px Connaught-Lea Francis Report
23x15px I Midlands MECC Race Silverstone 27 June 23x15px Tony Crook 23x15px Cooper-Alta Report
23x15px III Grand Prix de Rouen-les-Essarts Rouen-les-Essarts 28 June 23x15px Giuseppe Farina 23x15px Ferrari Report
23x15px IV Strassen-rennen Halle-Saale-Schleife Halle-Saale-Schleife 5 July 23x15px Edgar Barth 23x15px EMW Report
23x15px I Crystal Palace Trophy Crystal Palace 11 July 23x15px Tony Rolt 23x15px Connaught-Lea Francis Report
23x15px IX Internationales Avusrennen AVUS 12 July 23x15px Jacques Swaters 23x15px Ferrari Report
23x15px II United States Air Force Trophy Snetterton 25 July 23x15px Tony Rolt 23x15px Connaught-Lea Francis Report
23x15px V Circuit du Lac Aix-les-Bains 26 July 23x15px Élie Bayol 23x15px OSCA Report
23x15px I Dresden Autobahnspinne Dresden-Hellerau 26 July 23x15px Edgar Barth 23x15px EMW Report
23x15px I Bristol MC & LCC Race Thruxton 3 August 23x15px Tony Rolt 23x15px Connaught-Lea Francis Report
23x15px I Mid-Cheshire MC Race Oulton Park 8 August 23x15px Tony Rolt 23x15px Connaught-Lea Francis Report
23x15px III Grand Prix de Sables d'Olonne Les Sables-d'Olonne 9 August 23x15px Louis Rosier 23x15px Ferrari Report
23x15px II Newcastle Journal Trophy Charterhall 15 August 23x15px Ken Wharton 23x15px Cooper-Bristol Report
23x15px V Circuit de Cadours Cadours 30 August 23x15px Maurice Trintignant 23x15px Gordini Report
23x15px V Sachsenringrennen Sachsenring 6 September 23x15px Edgar Barth 23x15px EMW-BMW Report
23x15px I RedeX Trophy Snetterton 12 September 23x15px Eric Thompson 23x15px Connaught-Lea Francis Report
23x15px III Skarpnäcksloppet Skarpnäck 13 September 23x15px Erik Lundgren 23x15px Ford Report
23x15px I London Trophy Crystal Palace 19 September 23x15px Stirling Moss 23x15px Cooper-Alta Report
23x15px IV Gran Premio di Modena Modena 20 September 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio 23x15px Maserati Report
23x15px VI Madgwick Cup Goodwood 26 September 23x15px Roy Salvadori 23x15px Connaught-Lea Francis Report
23x15px II Bernau Autobahnschleife Bernau 27 September 23x15px Arthur Rosenhammer 23x15px EMW Report
23x15px II Joe Fry Memorial Trophy Castle Combe 3 October 23x15px Bob Gerard 23x15px Cooper-Bristol Report
23x15px I Curtis Trophy Snetterton 17 October 23x15px Bob Gerard 23x15px Cooper-Bristol Report

References

  1. ^ a b World Championship of Drivers, 1974 FIA Yearbook, Grey section, pages 118 & 119
  2. ^ a b Mike Lang, Grand Prix! Volume 1, 1950 to 1965, pages 53 to 66
  3. ^ Steve Small, The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who, 1994, page 37