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The 1953 Swiss Grand Prix was the eighth race of the 1953 Formula One Season, held at the Circuit Bremgarten, Berne, on August 23, 1952. Alberto Ascari led a Ferrari 1-2-3, ahead of Giuseppe Farina and Mike Hawthorn.


BackgroundEdit


Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1953 Swiss Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 Belgium Jacques Swaters Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 2.0 L4 E
4 Brazil Chico Landi Escuderia Bandeirantes Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P
6 France Jean Behra Equipe Gordini Gordini Type 16 Gordini 20 2.0 L6 E
8 France Maurice Trintignant Equipe Gordini Gordini Type 16 Gordini 20 2.0 L6 E
10 France Louis Rosier Ecurie Rosier Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 2.0 L4 E
12 Monaco Louis Chiron Louis Chiron OSCA 20 OSCA 2000 2.0 L6 P
14 Belgium Paul Frère HW Motors HWM 53 Alta Alta GP 2.5 L4 D
16 United Kingdom Lance Macklin HW Motors HWM 53 Alta Alta GP 2.5 L4 D
18 Switzerland Albert Scherrer HW Motors HWM 53 Alta Alta GP 2.5 L4 D
20 United Kingdom Ken Wharton Ken Wharton Cooper T23 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D
22 France Élie Bayol OSCA Automobili OSCA 20 OSCA 2000 2.0 L6 P
24 Italy Giuseppe Farina Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 2.0 L4 P
26 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 2.0 L4 P
28 Italy Luigi Villoresi Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 2.0 L4 P
30 Italy Felice Bonetto Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P
32 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P
34 Germany Hermann Lang Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P
36 Argentina Onofre Marimón Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P
38 Switzerland Peter Hirt Ecurie Espadon Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 2.0 L4 P
40 Switzerland Max de Terra Ecurie Espadon Ferrari 166C Ferrari 125 1.5 V12 P
42 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Emmanuel de Graffenried Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P
44 United States Fred Wacker Equipe Gordini Gordini Type 16 Gordini 20 2.0 L6 E
46 Italy Alberto Ascari Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 2.0 L4 P

Practice OverviewEdit

Qualifying Edit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 32 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 2:40.1
2 46 Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari 2:40.7 + 0.6
3 24 Italy Nino Farina Ferrari 2:42.6 + 2.5
4 8 France Maurice Trintignant Gordini 2:43.8 + 3.7
5 36 Argentina Onofre Marimón Maserati 2:44.5 + 4.4
6 28 Italy Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 2:44.6 + 4.5
7 26 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 2:48.1 + 8.0
8 42 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 2:49.9 + 9.8
9 20 United Kingdom Ken Wharton Cooper-Bristol 2:51.5 + 11.4
10 30 Italy Felice Bonetto Maserati 2:52.0 + 11.9
11 34 Germany Hermann Lang Maserati 2:54.8 + 14.7
12 6 France Jean Behra Gordini 2:55.0 + 14.9
13 2 Belgium Jacques Swaters Ferrari 2:55.1 + 15.0
14 10 France Louis Rosier Ferrari 2:55.4 + 15.3
15 16 United Kingdom Lance Macklin HWM-Alta 2:57.1 + 17.0
16 14 Belgium Paul Frère HWM-Alta 2:57.9 + 17.8
17 38 Switzerland Peter Hirt Ferrari 3:01.5 + 21.4
18 18 Switzerland Albert Scherrer HWM-Alta 3:07.4 + 27.3
19 40 Switzerland Max de Terra Ferrari 3:21.1 + 41.0
20 4 Brazil Chico Landi Maserati 3:29.1 + 49.0
DNA 12 Monaco Louis Chiron OSCA No time
DNA 22 France Élie Bayol OSCA No time
DNA 44 United States Fred Wacker Gordini No time

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
______________ 2 Juan Manuel Fangio
3 Alberto Ascari
Giuseppe Farina
______________
______________ 4
5 Maurice Trintignant
Onofre Marimón
______________
______________ 6
______________ 7 Luigi Villoresi
8 Mike Hawthorn
Toulo de Graffenried
______________
______________ 9
10 Ken Wharton
Felice Bonetto
______________
______________ 11
______________ 12 Hermann Lang
13 Jean Behra
Jacques Swaters
______________
______________ 14
15 Louis Rosier
Lance Macklin
______________
______________ 16
______________ 17 Paul Frère
18 Peter Hirt
Albert Scherrer
______________
______________ 19
20 Max de Terra
Chico Landi




RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Manufacturer Laps Time/Retired Grid Pts.
1 46 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari 65 3:01:34.40 2 9
2 24 Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Ferrari 65 +1:12.93 3 6
3 26 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Italy Ferrari 65 +1:35.96 7 4
4 32 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Italy Felice Bonetto
Italy Maserati 64 +1 Lap 1 1.5
1.5
5 34 Germany Hermann Lang Italy Maserati 62 +3 Laps 11 2
6 28 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Ferrari 62 +3 Laps 6  
7 20 United Kingdom Ken Wharton United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol 62 +3 Laps 9  
Ret 4 Brazil Chico Landi Italy Maserati 54 Gearbox 20  
8 40 Switzerland Max de Terra Italy Ferrari 51 +14 Laps 19  
Ret 42 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried Italy Maserati 49 Transmission 8  
9 18 Switzerland Albert Scherrer United Kingdom HWM-Alta 49 +16 Laps 18  
Ret 36 Argentina Onofre Marimón Italy Maserati 46 Engine 5  
Ret 8 France Maurice Trintignant France Gordini 43 Axle 4  
Ret 6 France Jean Behra France Gordini 37 Oil pressure 12  
Ret 30 Italy Felice Bonetto
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Italy Maserati 29 Engine 10  
Ret 16 United Kingdom Lance Macklin United Kingdom HWM-Alta 29 Engine 15  
Ret 38 Switzerland Peter Hirt Italy Ferrari 17 Engine 17  
Ret 14 Belgium Paul Frère United Kingdom HWM-Alta 1 Engine 16  
Ret 2 Belgium Jacques Swaters Italy Ferrari 0 Spun off 13  
Ret 10 France Louis Rosier Italy Ferrari 0 Spun off 14  

MilestonesEdit

  • Final championship victory for Alberto Ascari
  • Ascari clinched his second successive World Championship with the victory

Standings after raceEdit

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