1953 Italian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 9 of 9 in the 1953 World Drivers' Championship
Autodromo Nazionale Monza layout
Autodromo Nazionale Monza layout
Date 13 September 1953
Official name XXIV Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
Course Permanent road course
6.300 km (3.915 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 504.000 km (313.171 mi)
Weather Sunny, mild, dry
Pole position
Driver Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari
Time 2:02:7
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati
Time 2:04.5 on lap 39
Podium
First Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati
Second Italy Nino Farina Ferrari
Third Italy Luigi Villoresi Ferrari

The 1953 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula Two race held on 13 September 1953 at Monza. It was the ninth and final 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 made it the last World Championship race to run under the Formula Two regulations.

Race Report[edit]

The initial part of the race was a four way battle between Alberto Ascari, Giuseppe Farina, Juan Manuel Fangio and Onofre Marimón. With five drivers running together on the last lap, the race saw a spectacular finish with Ascari and Farina ahead of Fangio approaching the last corner. Ascari made a mistake and spun. To avoid him, Farina pulled to the grass but recovered later. Fangio pounced on this window of opportunity and took a famous win.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 50 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 80 2:49:45.9 2 9
2 6 Italy Nino Farina Ferrari 80[1] + 1.4[1] 3 6
3 2 Italy Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 79 + 1 Lap 5 4
4 8 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 79 + 1 Lap 6 3
5 36 France Maurice Trintignant Gordini 79 + 1 Lap 8 2
6 40 Argentina Roberto Mieres Gordini 77 + 3 Laps 16  
7 56 Italy Sergio Mantovani
Italy Luigi Musso
Maserati 76 + 4 Laps 12  
8 10 Italy Umberto Maglioli Ferrari 75 + 5 Laps 11  
9 38 United States Harry Schell Gordini 75 + 5 Laps 15  
10 32 Monaco Louis Chiron Osca 72 + 8 Laps 25  
11 44 Thailand Prince Bira Maserati 72 + 8 Laps 23  
12 46 United Kingdom Alan Brown Cooper-Bristol 70 + 10 Laps 24  
13 28 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Cooper-Alta 70 + 10 Laps 10  
14 48 Germany Hans Stuck AFM-Bristol 67 + 13 Laps 29  
15 16 France Yves Giraud Cabantous HWM-Alta 67 + 13 Laps 28  
16 64 France Louis Rosier Ferrari 65 + 15 Laps 17  
Ret 4 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari 79 Accident 1  
Ret 52 Italy Felice Bonetto Maserati 77 Out of fuel 7  
Ret 54 Argentina Onofre Marimón Maserati 75 Accident 4  
Ret 58 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 70 Engine 9  
NC 20 United Kingdom Jack Fairman Connaught-Lea-Francis 61 Not Classified 22  
NC 30 United Kingdom Ken Wharton Cooper-Bristol 57 Not Classified 19  
NC 24 United Kingdom Kenneth McAlpine Connaught-Lea-Francis 56 Not Classified 18  
Ret 12 Italy Piero Carini Ferrari 40 Engine 20  
Ret 22 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Connaught-Lea-Francis 33 Throttle 14  
Ret 42 Brazil Chico Landi Maserati 18 Engine 21  
Ret 34 France Élie Bayol Osca 17 Engine 13  
Ret 18 United States John Fitch HWM-Alta 14 Engine 26  
Ret 26 Belgium Johnny Claes Connaught-Lea-Francis 7 Fuel System 30  
Ret 14 United Kingdom Lance Macklin HWM-Alta 6 Engine 27  

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Notes[edit]

  • Shared Drive – Car #56: Mantovani (38 laps) then Musso (38 laps)
  • Alberto Ascari wins World Championship for the second, and final, time.
  • First F1 Grand Prix drive for Umberto Maglioli
  • Last F1 Grand Prix drive for Yves Giraud-Cabantous and Hans Stuck

Drivers' Championship standings after the race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 1 Italy Alberto Ascari 34.5 (46.5)
1uparrow green.svg 1 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 28 (29.5)
1downarrow red.svg 1 3 Italy Nino Farina 26 (32)
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 4 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 19 (27)
1uparrow green.svg 1 5 Italy Luigi Villoresi 17
  • 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 Lang, Mike (1981). Grand Prix! Vol 1. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 65. ISBN 0-85429-276-4. 
  2. ^ "Formula 1 Official Website". Retrieved 25 August 2010. 


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