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1953 German Grand Prix

The 1953 German Grand Prix was a Formula Two race held on 2 August 1953 at the Nürburgring Nordschleife. It was race 7 of 9 in the 1953 World Championship of Drivers, which was run to Formula Two rules in 1952 and 1953, rather than the Formula One regulations normally used.

1953 German Grand Prix
Nürburgring layout
Nürburgring layout
Race details
Date 2 August 1953
Official name XVI Großer Preis von Deutschland
Location Nürburgring, Nürburg, West Germany
Course Permanent road course
Course length 22.810 km (14.173 mi)
Distance 18 laps, 410.580 km (255.123 mi)
Weather Sunny, mild, dry
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 9:59.8
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Alberto Ascari Ferrari
Time 9:56.0 on lap 12
Podium
First Ferrari
Second Maserati
Third Ferrari

This race was won by Nino Farina in a Ferrari, just over 1 minute ahead of Juan Manuel Fangio. This was Farina's last victory in Formula One.

During his tour of Europe that saw Japan's 19-year old Crown Prince Akihito visit the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, he also attended the German Grand Prix.[1]

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 1   Alberto Ascari Ferrari 9:59.8
2 5   Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 10:03.7 + 3.9
3 2   Nino Farina Ferrari 10:04.1 + 4.3
4 3   Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 10:12.6 + 12.8
5 10   Maurice Trintignant Gordini 10:21.7 + 21.9
6 4   Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 10:22.8 + 23.0
7 7   Felice Bonetto Maserati 10:40.8 + 41.0
8 8   Onofre Marimón Maserati 10:41.0 + 41.2
9 9   Jean Behra Gordini 10:45.5 + 45.7
10 11   Harry Schell Gordini 10:46.2 + 46.4
11 17   Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 10:46.6 + 46.8
12 19   Stirling Moss Cooper-Alta 10:48.3 + 48.5
13 15   Roy Salvadori Connaught-Lea-Francis 10:57.5 + 57.7
14 31   Hans Herrmann Veritas 10:59.8 + 1:00.0
15 14   Prince Bira Connaught-Lea-Francis 11:02.1 + 1:02.3
16 16   Kenneth McAlpine Connaught-Lea-Francis 11:07.3 + 1:07.5
17 38   Alan Brown Cooper-Bristol 11:08.7 + 1:08.9
18 23   Willi Heeks Veritas 11:18.0 + 1:18.2
19 18   Jacques Swaters Ferrari 11:18.9 + 1:19.1
20 40   Rodney Nuckey Cooper-Bristol 11:22.1 + 1:22.3
21 28   Theo Fitzau AFM-BMW 11:23.4 + 1:23.6
22 20   Louis Rosier Ferrari 11:27.4 + 1:27.6
23 21   Hans Stuck AFM-Bristol 11:37.2 + 1:37.4
24 35   Edgar Barth EMW 11:40.8 + 1:41.0
25 12   Johnny Claes Connaught-Lea-Francis 11:45.5 + 1:45.7
26 36   Rudolf Krause Greifzu-BMW 11:49.5 + 1:49.7
27 34   Kurt Adolff Ferrari 11:53.1 + 1:53.3
28 24   Theo Helfrich Veritas 11:56.3 + 1:56.5
29 22   Wolfgang Seidel Veritas 11:59.3 + 1:59.5
30 41   Günther Bechem AFM-BMW 12:13.3 + 2:13.5
31 30   Ernst Loof Veritas 12:16.8 + 2:17.0
32 37   Ernst Klodwig Heck-BMW 12:24.6 + 2:24.8
33 32   Erwin Bauer Veritas No time
34 26   Oswald Karch Veritas No time
35 39   Helm Glöckler Cooper-Bristol No time
Source:[2]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Nino Farina Ferrari 18 3:02:25.0 3 8
2 5   Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 18 + 1:04.0 2 6
3 3   Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 18 + 1:43.6 4 4
4 7   Felice Bonetto Maserati 18 + 8:48.6 7 3
5 17   Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 17 + 1 Lap 11 2
6 19   Stirling Moss Cooper-Alta 17 + 1 Lap 12  
7 18   Jacques Swaters Ferrari 17 + 1 Lap 19  
8 1   Alberto Ascari
  Luigi Villoresi
Ferrari 17 + 1 Lap 1  
9 31   Hans Herrmann Veritas 17 + 1 Lap 14  
10 20   Louis Rosier Ferrari 17 + 1 Lap 22  
11 40   Rodney Nuckey Cooper-Bristol 16 + 2 Laps 20  
12 24   Theo Helfrich Veritas 16 + 2 Laps 28  
13 16   Kenneth McAlpine Connaught-Lea-Francis 16 + 2 Laps 16  
14 36   Rudolf Krause Greifzu-BMW 16 + 2 Laps 26  
15 37   Ernst Klodwig Heck-BMW 15 + 3 Laps 32  
16 22   Wolfgang Seidel Veritas 14 + 4 Laps 29  
Ret 4   Luigi Villoresi
  Alberto Ascari
Ferrari 15 Engine 6  
11
Ret 38   Alan Brown Cooper-Bristol 15 Engine 17  
Ret 8   Onofre Marimón Maserati 13 Suspension 8  
Ret 35   Edgar Barth EMW 12 Exhaust 24  
Ret 12   Johnny Claes Connaught-Lea-Francis 12 Engine 25  
Ret 26   Oswald Karch Veritas 10 Engine 34  
Ret 23   Willi Heeks Veritas 8 Transmission 18  
Ret 9   Jean Behra Gordini 7 Gearbox 9  
Ret 11   Harry Schell Gordini 6 Engine 10  
Ret 14   Prince Bira Connaught-Lea-Francis 6 Suspension 15  
Ret 28   Theo Fitzau AFM-BMW 3 Engine 21  
Ret 34   Kurt Adolff Ferrari 3 Transmission 27  
Ret 41   Günther Bechem AFM-BMW 2 Engine 30  
Ret 10   Maurice Trintignant Gordini 1 Differential 5  
Ret 15   Roy Salvadori Connaught-Lea-Francis 1 Engine 13  
Ret 32   Erwin Bauer Veritas 1 Engine 33  
Ret 21   Hans Stuck AFM-Bristol 0 Engine 23  
Ret 30   Ernst Loof Veritas 0 Fuel Pump 31  
DNS 39   Helm Glöckler Cooper-Bristol 0 Engine  
Source:[3]
Notes
  • ^1 – 1 point for fastest lap

NotesEdit

  • Shared Drives: (Ascari and Villoresi switched cars)
    • Car #1: Ascari (9 laps) then Villoresi (8 laps)
    • Car #4: Villoresi (10 laps) then Ascari (5 laps)
  • Farina's win means that he is the oldest driver to win a race driving by himself (aged 46).
  • This race had the highest number of cars on the grid of any World Drivers' Championship race, with 34 starters.[4]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
  1   Alberto Ascari 33.5 (37.5)
  4 2   Nino Farina 20
  2 3   Juan Manuel Fangio 19
  2 4   Mike Hawthorn 18 (20)
  2 5   José Froilán González 13.5 (14.5)
Source: [5]
  • 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. ^ Födisch, Jörg Thomas; Völker, Bernhard; Behrndt, Michael (2008). Der große Preis von Deutschland. Alle Rennen seit 1926. Königswinter: HEEL Verlag. p. 69. ISBN 9783868520439.
  2. ^ "Germany 1953 - Qualifications". statsf1.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  3. ^ "1953 German Grand Prix". formula1.com. Retrieved 15 February 2018.
  4. ^ "All time Formula One records". f1technical.net. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  5. ^ "Germany 1953 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 5 March 2019.


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