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The Ferrari 500 is a racing car produced by Ferrari for the 1952 Formula One Season. During the first two years of it's use in F1 (it was used by other constructors until 1957), it became the most successful car in the history of Formula One, securing victories in all of the first 14 events in which it was used. The 500 was driven by Alberto Ascari to the World Drivers' Championship in 1952 and 1953, including a 9 race (7 if non-attendances are included) streak of consecutive victories.


Race VictoriesEdit

Year Event Driver Notes
1952 Swiss Grand Prix ItalyPiero Taruffi
Belgian Grand Prix ItalyAlberto Ascari
French Grand Prix ItalyAlberto Ascari
British Grand Prix ItalyAlberto Ascari
German Grand Prix ItalyAlberto Ascari
Dutch Grand Prix ItalyAlberto Ascari
Italian Grand Prix ItalyAlberto Ascari
1953 Argentine Grand Prix ItalyAlberto Ascari Ascari's record 7th consecutive win.
Dutch Grand Prix ItalyAlberto Ascari
Belgian Grand Prix ItalyAlberto Ascari Ascari's record 9th consecutive win[1]
French Grand Prix United KingdomMike Hawthorn
British Grand Prix ItalyAlberto Ascari
German Grand Prix ItalyGiuseppe Farina
Swiss Grand Prix ItalyAlberto Ascari

Complete Formula One ResultsEdit

YearTeamDriverTyre123456789
1952 Flag of Switzerland48-star U S flagFlag of BelgiumFlag of FranceFlag of the United KingdomFlag of GermanyFlag of the NetherlandsFlag of Italy
Ecurie RosierFranceLouis RosierD Ret RetRetDNA 10th
FerrariItalyGiuseppe FarinaP
F
Ret 2nd2nd6th2nd2nd4th
FranceAndre Simon 6th
ItalyPiero Taruffi1st Ret3rd2nd4th 7th
ItalyAlberto Ascari 1st1st1st1st1st1st
ItalyLuigi Villoresi 3rd3rd
Écurie EspadonSwitzerlandRudi FischerP 2nd 13th3rd Ret
SwitzerlandRudolf Schoeller Ret
Ecurie FrancorchampsBelgiumCharles de TornacoE 7th RetDNQ
BelgiumRoger Laurent 6th
United KingdomRoy SalvadoriD 8th
1953 Flag of Argentina48-star U S flagFlag of the NetherlandsFlag of BelgiumFlag of FranceFlag of the United KingdomFlag of GermanyFlag of SwitzerlandFlag of Italy
Ecurie RosierFranceLouis RosierD
E
7th8th8th10th10thRet16th
FerrariItalyGiuseppe FarinaP Ret 2ndRet5th3rd1st2nd2nd
ItalyAlberto Ascari1st 1st1st4th1st8th1stRet
ItalyLuigi Villoresi2nd Ret2nd6thRet6th3rd
United KingdomMike Hawthorn4th 4th6th1st5th3rd3rd4th
Écurie EspadonSwitzerlandPeter HirtP Ret
PrivateerBelgiumCharles de TornacoE DNS
Ecurie FrancorchampsBelgiumJacques SwatersE DNS 7thRet
1954 Flag of Argentina48-star U S flagFlag of BelgiumFlag of FranceFlag of the United KingdomFlag of GermanyFlag of SwitzerlandFlag of ItalyFlag of Spain 1945 1977
Ecurie RosierFranceLouis RosierD Ret RetRet8th
Ecurie FrancorchampsBelgiumJacques SwatersE Ret 8th Ret
Scuderia AmbrosianaUnited KingdomReg ParnellA Ret
1955 Flag of ArgentinaFlag of Monaco48-star U S flagFlag of BelgiumFlag of the NetherlandsFlag of the United KingdomFlag of Italy
Equipe Nationale BelgeBelgiumJohnny ClaesE 11th
1956 Flag of ArgentinaFlag of Monaco48-star U S flagFlag of BelgiumFlag of FranceFlag of the United KingdomFlag of GermanyFlag of Italy
PrivateerItalyGiorgio ScarlattiP DNQ
Scuderia Centro Sud Ret
1957 Flag of ArgentinaFlag of Monaco48-star U S flagFlag of FranceFlag of the United KingdomFlag of GermanyFlag of ItalyFlag of Italy
Scuderia Centro SudArgentinaAlejandro de TomasoP 9th

NotesEdit

Succession
FerrariLogo Ferrari cars
Predecessor
Ferrari 125
Ferrari 275
Ferrari 500 Successor
Ferrari 553
Ferrari 625
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  1. This was Ascari's 9th consecutive win in terms of consecutive starts. This streak was, however, punctuated by the 1953 Indianapolis 500 in which Ascari did not compete.

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