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The 1952 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula Two race held on 17 August 1952 at the Circuit Zandvoort. It was race 7 of 8 in the 1952 World Championship of Drivers, in which each Grand Prix was run to Formula Two rules rather than the Formula One regulations normally used. The 90-lap race was won by Ferrari driver Alberto Ascari after he started from pole position. His teammates Giuseppe Farina and Luigi Villoresi finished in second and third places.

1952 Dutch Grand Prix
Circuit Park Zandvoort-1948.svg
Race details
Date 17 August 1952 (1952-08-17)
Official name III Grote Prijs van Nederland
Location Circuit Zandvoort
Zandvoort, Netherlands
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.193 km (2.605 mi)
Distance 90 laps, 377.370 km (234.487 mi)
Weather Rainy
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:46.5
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari
Time 1:49.8 on lap 89
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Ferrari
Third Ferrari

Race reportEdit

Luigi Villoresi, absent from the World Championship since the final round of the 1951 season, returned to the Ferrari lineup for the Dutch Grand Prix, replacing Piero Taruffi, alongside regulars Nino Farina and Alberto Ascari, the latter of which had clinched the Drivers' Championship title two weeks previously. Charles de Tornaco also drove a Ferrari at Zandvoort, on behalf of the Ecurie Francorchamps team. Gordini entered the same three drivers from the previous event, the French trio of Behra, Manzon and Trintignant, while Belgian driver Paul Frère drove an Ecurie Belge-entered Simca-Gordini. The HWM team partnered Britons Lance Macklin and Duncan Hamilton with the local driver Dries van der Lof. The only other Dutch driver on the grid was Jan Flinterman, who took part in a Maserati for Escuderia Bandeirantes alongside Chico Landi and Gino Bianco. The works Maserati team were once again absent from the grid, following an unsuccessful appearance in Germany. The field was completed by the Connaught of Ken Downing, Mike Hawthorn's Cooper-Bristol, Ken Wharton's Frazer-Nash and Stirling Moss in an ERA.

The Ferraris once again dominated qualifying, with Ascari taking his fourth pole position of the season, ahead of Farina in second. Mike Hawthorn shone in practice, gaining a front-row start for his little Cooper-Bristol, relegating Villoresi's Ferrari to the second row of the grid. Trintignant's Gordini completed row two, while his teammates Behra and Manzon were joined on the third row by Wharton in the sole Frazer-Nash.

Hawthorn fought valiantly with the Ferraris for five laps before they resumed their usual formation. Ascari led Farina and Villoresi home in another Ferrari procession, with Hawthorn gaining fourth place, two laps behind the Ferrari trio. This was Ascari's fifth consecutive victory (along with a fifth consecutive fastest lap), and his seventh victory in total, breaking Fangio's record for the most World Championship race wins. The Gordinis of Manzon and Trintignant finished a further lap behind Hawthorn, taking fifth and sixth place, respectively. Stirling Moss got up as high as seventh in the ERA before having to retire.[1]

Farina's podium finish took him to second place in the Drivers' Championship standings, overtaking the absentee Taruffi. Swiss driver Rudi Fischer, also not present at the Dutch Grand Prix, remained in fourth, while Mike Hawthorn's result took him to fifth in the standings, level on points with Fischer.

EntriesEdit

No Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre
2   Alberto Ascari Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari Type 500 2.0 L4 P
4   Nino Farina Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari Type 500 2.0 L4 P
6   Luigi Villoresi Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari Type 500 2.0 L4 P
8   Jean Behra Equipe Gordini Gordini Gordini T16 Gordini 20 2.0 L6 E
10   Robert Manzon Gordini Gordini T16 Gordini 20 2.0 L6 E
12   Maurice Trintignant Gordini Gordini T16 Gordini 20 2.0 L6 E
14   Paul Frère1 Ecurie Belge Simca-Gordini Simca-Gordini T15 Gordini 1500 1.5 L4 E
16   Chico Landi2 Escuderia Bandeirantes Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 P
18   Gino Bianco3 Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 P
20   Jan Flinterman Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6G 2.0 L6 P
22   Ken Downing Ken Downing Connaught-Lea Francis Connaught A Lea Francis 2.0 L4 D
24   Charles de Tornaco4 Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari Ferrari 500 Ferrari Type 500 2.0 L4 E
26   Lance Macklin HW Motors HWM-Alta HWM 52 Alta F2 2.0 L4 D
28   Duncan Hamilton HWM-Alta HWM 52 Alta F2 2.0 L4 D
30   Dries van der Lof HWM-Alta HWM 52 Alta F2 2.0 L4 D
32   Mike Hawthorn Leslie D. Hawthorn Cooper-Bristol Cooper T20 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D
34   Ken Wharton Scuderia Franera Frazer Nash-Bristol Frazer Nash 421 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D
36   Stirling Moss English Racing Automobiles Ltd. ERA ERA G ERA 1.5 L6 D
Sources: [2][3]
^1 — Paul Frère qualified and raced in the #14 Simca-Gordini. Johnny Claes, who was also entered in the same car, did not participate in the Grand Prix after being fired.[4]
^2 — Chico Landi qualified and drove 43 laps of the race in the #16 Maserati. Jan Flinterman, whose own vehicle had already retired, took over the car for a further 40 laps of the race.[5]
^3 — Gino Bianco qualified and raced in the #14 Simca-Gordini. Eitel Cantoni, who was also entered in the same car, did not participate in the Grand Prix after being fired.[4]
^4 — Charles de Tornaco qualified and raced in the #24 Ferrari. Louis Rosier had initially entered the Grand Prix in a separate car bearing the same number, but later cancelled his entry.[4]

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 2   Alberto Ascari Ferrari 1:46.5
2 4   Nino Farina Ferrari 1:48.6 + 2.1
3 32   Mike Hawthorn Cooper-Bristol 1:51.6 + 5.1
4 6   Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 1:51.8 + 5.3
5 12   Maurice Trintignant Gordini 1:53.0 + 6.5
6 8   Jean Behra Gordini 1:54.5 + 8.0
7 34   Ken Wharton Frazer-Nash-Bristol 1:54.7 + 8.2
8 10   Robert Manzon Gordini 1:54.8 + 8.3
9 26   Lance Macklin HWM-Alta 1:55.2 + 8.7
10 28   Duncan Hamilton HWM-Alta 1:55.8 + 9.3
11 14   Paul Frère Simca-Gordini-Gordini 1:58.2 + 11.7
12 18   Gino Bianco Maserati 1:58.4 + 11.9
13 22   Ken Downing Connaught-Lea-Francis 1:58.6 + 12.1
14 30   Dries van der Lof HWM-Alta 1:59.4 + 12.9
15 20   Jan Flinterman Maserati 2:01.8 + 15.3
16 16   Chico Landi Maserati 2:02.1 + 15.6
17 24   Charles de Tornaco Ferrari 2:03.7 + 17.2
18 36   Stirling Moss ERA 2:04.5 + 18.0

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Alberto Ascari Ferrari 90 2:53:28.5 1 91
2 4   Nino Farina Ferrari 90 + 40.1 2 6
3 6   Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 90 + 1:34.4 4 4
4 32   Mike Hawthorn Cooper-Bristol 88 + 2 laps 3 3
5 10   Robert Manzon Gordini 87 + 3 laps 8 2
6 12   Maurice Trintignant Gordini 87 + 3 laps 5
7 28   Duncan Hamilton HWM-Alta 85 + 5 laps 10
8 26   Lance Macklin HWM-Alta 84 + 6 laps 9
9 16   Chico Landi
  Jan Flinterman
Maserati 83 + 7 laps 16
Ret 34   Ken Wharton Frazer-Nash-Bristol 76 Wheel bearing 7
Ret 36   Stirling Moss ERA 73 Engine 18
NC 30   Dries van der Lof HWM-Alta 70 Not Classified 14
Ret 22   Ken Downing Connaught-Lea-Francis 27 Oil pressure 13
Ret 24   Charles de Tornaco Ferrari 19 Engine 17
Ret 14   Paul Frère Simca-Gordini-Gordini 15 Clutch 11
Ret 8   Jean Behra Gordini 10 Electrical 6
Ret 20   Jan Flinterman Maserati 7 Differential 15
Ret 18   Gino Bianco Maserati 4 Axle 12
Source: [6]
Notes
  • ^1 – Includes 1 point for fastest lap

NotesEdit

  • Shared Drive – Car #16: Landi (43 laps) then Flinterman (40 laps)
  • Alberto Ascari overtook Fangio's record for the most race wins, scoring his seventh at this race.

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
  1   Alberto Ascari 36 (45)
  1 2   Nino Farina 24
  1 3   Piero Taruffi 22
  4   Rudi Fischer 10
  2 5   Mike Hawthorn 10
Source: [7]
  • 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dutch GP, 1952 Race Report". Grandprix.com. Retrieved 8 February 2013.
  2. ^ "1952 Dutch Grand Prix - Race Entries". manipef1.com. Archived from the original on 9 May 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  3. ^ "1952 Dutch GP - Entry List". chicanef1.com. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  4. ^ a b c "Netherlands 1952 - Result". statsf1.com. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Dutch Grand Prix 1952 - Results". ESPN F1. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  6. ^ "1952 Dutch Grand Prix". formula1.com. Retrieved 18 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Netherlands 1952 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 1 March 2019.


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