1953 German Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 7 of 9 in the 1953 World Drivers' Championship
Nürburgring layout
Nürburgring layout
Date 2 August 1953
Official name XVI Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Nürburgring, Nürburg, West Germany
Course Permanent road course
22.810 km (14.173 mi)
Distance 18 laps, 410.580 km (255.123 mi)
Weather Sunny, mild, dry
Pole position
Driver Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari
Time 9:59.8
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari
Time 9:56.0 on lap 12
Podium
First Italy Nino Farina Ferrari
Second Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati
Third United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari

The 1953 German Grand Prix was a Formula Two race held on 2 August 1953 at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. It was the seventh 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.

This race was won by Nino Farina in a Ferrari, just over 1 minute ahead of Juan Manuel Fangio. This was Farina's last victory in Formula One.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Italy Nino Farina Ferrari 18 3:02:25.0 3 8
2 5 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 18 + 1:04.0 2 6
3 3 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 18 + 1:43.6 4 4
4 7 Italy Felice Bonetto Maserati 18 + 8:48.6 7 3
5 17 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 17 + 1 Lap 11 2
6 19 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Cooper-Alta 17 + 1 Lap 12  
7 18 Belgium Jacques Swaters Ferrari 17 + 1 Lap 19  
8 1 Italy Alberto Ascari
Italy Luigi Villoresi
Ferrari 17 + 1 Lap 1  
9 31 West Germany Hans Herrmann Veritas 17 + 1 Lap 14  
10 20 France Louis Rosier Ferrari 17 + 1 Lap 22  
11 40 United Kingdom Rodney Nuckey Cooper-Bristol 16 + 2 Laps 20  
12 24 West Germany Theo Helfrich Veritas 16 + 2 Laps 28  
13 16 United Kingdom Kenneth McAlpine Connaught-Lea-Francis 16 + 2 Laps 16  
14 36 East Germany Rudolf Krause BMW 16 + 2 Laps 26  
15 37 East Germany Ernst Klodwig BMW 15 + 3 Laps 32  
16 22 West Germany Wolfgang Seidel Veritas 14 + 4 Laps 29  
Ret 4 Italy Luigi Villoresi
Italy Alberto Ascari
Ferrari 15 Engine 6  
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Ret 38 United Kingdom Alan Brown Cooper-Bristol 15 Engine 17  
Ret 8 Argentina Onofre Marimón Maserati 13 Suspension 8  
Ret 35 East Germany Edgar Barth EMW 12 Exhaust 24  
Ret 12 Belgium Johnny Claes Connaught-Lea-Francis 12 Engine 25  
Ret 26 West Germany Oswald Karch Veritas 10 Engine 34  
Ret 23 West Germany Willi Heeks Veritas 8 Transmission 18  
Ret 9 France Jean Behra Gordini 7 Gearbox 9  
Ret 11 United States Harry Schell Gordini 6 Engine 10  
Ret 14 Thailand Prince Bira Connaught-Lea-Francis 6 Suspension 15  
Ret 28 West Germany Theo Fitzau AFM-BMW 3 Engine 21  
Ret 34 West Germany Kurt Adolff Ferrari 3 Transmission 27  
Ret 41 West Germany Günther Bechem AFM-BMW 2 Engine 30  
Ret 10 France Maurice Trintignant Gordini 1 Differential 5  
Ret 15 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Connaught-Lea-Francis 1 Engine 13  
Ret 32 West Germany Erwin Bauer Veritas 1 Engine 33  
Ret 21 West Germany Hans Stuck AFM-Bristol 0 Engine 23  
Ret 30 West Germany Ernst Loof Veritas 0 Fuel Pump 31  

Notes[edit]

  • Shared Drives: (Ascari and Villoresi switched cars)
    • Car #1: Ascari (9 laps) then Villoresi (8 laps)
    • Car #4: Villoresi (10 laps) then Ascari (5 laps)
  • Farina's win means that he is the oldest driver to win a race driving by himself (aged 46).
  • This race had the highest number of cars on the grid of any World Drivers' Championship race, with 34 starters.[1]

Drivers' Championship standings after the race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 Italy Alberto Ascari 33.5 (37.5)
1uparrow green.svg 4 2 Italy Nino Farina 20
1uparrow green.svg 2 3 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 19
1downarrow red.svg 2 4 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 18 (20)
1downarrow red.svg 2 5 Argentina José Froilán González 13.5 (14.5)
  • 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. ^ "www.f1technical.net". Retrieved 2007-06-21. 


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