1953 British Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 6 of 9 in the 1953 World Drivers' Championship
Silverstone Circuit in 1952–1973 configuration
Silverstone Circuit in 1952–1973 configuration
Date 18 July 1953
Official name VI RAC British Grand Prix
Location Silverstone Circuit
Silverstone, England
Course Permanent racing facility
4.7105 km (2.927 mi)
Distance 90 laps, 423.949 km (263.43 mi)
Weather Overcast, showers
Pole position
Driver Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari
Time 1:48.0
Fastest lap
Drivers Italy Alberto Ascari
Argentina José Froilán González
Ferrari
Maserati
Time 1:50.0
Podium
First Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari
Second Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati
Third Italy Nino Farina Ferrari

The 1953 British Grand Prix was a Formula Two race held on 18 July 1953 at Silverstone Circuit. It was the sixth round of the 1953 World Drivers' Championship, which was run to Formula Two rules in 1952 and 1953, rather than the Formula One regulations normally used.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 5 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari 90 2:50:00 1 8.5[1]
2 23 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 90 + 1:00 4 6
3 6 Italy Nino Farina Ferrari 88 + 2 Laps 5 4
4 24 Argentina José Froilán González Maserati 88 + 2 Laps 2 3.5[1]
5 8 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 87 + 3 Laps 3 2
6 25 Italy Felice Bonetto Maserati 82 + 8 Laps 16  
7 10 Thailand Prince Bira Connaught-Lea-Francis 82 + 8 Laps 19  
8 16 United Kingdom Ken Wharton Cooper-Bristol 80 + 10 Laps 11  
9 20 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Cooper-Alta 79 + 11 Laps 14  
10 9 France Louis Rosier Ferrari 78 + 12 Laps 24  
Ret 18 United Kingdom Jimmy Stewart Cooper-Bristol 79 Spun off 15  
Ret 14 United Kingdom Tony Rolt Connaught-Lea-Francis 70 Halfshaft 10  
Ret 7 Italy Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 65 Axle 6  
Ret 26 Argentina Onofre Marimón Maserati 65 Engine 7  
Ret 19 United Kingdom Alan Brown Cooper-Bristol 56 Overheating 21  
Ret 2 United Kingdom Peter Collins HWM-Alta 56 Spun off 23  
Ret 4 United Kingdom Jack Fairman HWM-Alta 54 Clutch 27  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Connaught-Lea-Francis 50 Wheel 28  
Ret 31 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 34 Clutch 26  
Ret 1 United Kingdom Lance Macklin HWM-Alta 31 Clutch 12  
Ret 30 France Jean Behra Gordini 30 Fuel Pump 22  
Ret 15 United Kingdom Ian Stewart Connaught-Lea-Francis 24 Ignition 20  
Ret 29 France Maurice Trintignant Gordini 14 Axle 8  
Ret 3 United Kingdom Duncan Hamilton HWM-Alta 14 Clutch 17  
Ret 17 United Kingdom Bob Gerard Cooper-Bristol 8 Suspension 18  
Ret 28 United States Harry Schell Gordini 5 Electrical 9  
Ret 11 United Kingdom Kenneth McAlpine Connaught-Lea-Francis 0 Retirement 13  
Ret 22 United Kingdom Tony Crook Cooper-Bristol 0 Fuel System 25  

Drivers' Championship standings after the race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 1 Italy Alberto Ascari 33.5 (36.5)
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 2 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 16
1uparrow green.svg 1 3 Argentina José Froilán González 13.5 (14.5)
1downarrow red.svg 1 4 Italy Luigi Villoresi 13
1uparrow green.svg 2 5 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 13
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included. Only the best 4 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ascari and González set equal fastest lap times, thus sharing the 1 point.


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