1952 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1952 in motorsport including the major racing events, motorsport venues that were opened and closed during a year, championships and non-championship events that were established and disestablished in a year, and births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people.

List of years in motorsport
In sports
1949
1950
1951
1952
1953
1954
1955

Annual eventsEdit

The calendar includes only annual major non-championship events or annual events that had own significance separate from the championship. For the dates of the championship events see related season articles.

Date Event Ref
4–5 May 19th Mille Miglia [1]
30 May 36th Indianapolis 500 [2]
2 June 12h Monaco Grand Prix [3]
9–13 June 34th Isle of Man TT [4]
14–15 June 20th 24 Hours of Le Mans [5]
29 June 36th Targa Florio [6]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
20 March Geoff Brabham Australian Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1993). [7]
26 Didier Pironi French Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1978). [8]
7 April Stanley Dickens Swedish Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1989). [9]
27 Ari Vatanen Finnish Rally driver World Rally champion (1981). [10]
17 August Nelson Piquet Brazilian Racing driver Formula One World Champion (1981, 1983, 1987). [11]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
20 June Luigi Fagioli 54 Italian Racing driver 1951 French Grand Prix winner [12]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mille Miglia - 1952". grandprixhistory.org. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "1952 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  3. ^ "1952 Monaco Grand Prix". monaco-grandsprix.org. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  4. ^ "TT 1952". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1952". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  6. ^ "36^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Geoff Brabham". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  8. ^ "Didier Pironi". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Stanley Dickens". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Ari Vatanen". juwra.com. Jonkka's World Rally Archive. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Nigel Mansell — Biography". Grand Prix History. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Lugi Fagioli". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.

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