Open main menu

The 1953 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula Two race held on 13 September 1953 at Monza. It was the ninth and final race 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. This made it the last World Championship race to run under the Formula Two regulations. The 80-lap race was won by Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio after he started from second position. Nino Farina finished second for the Ferrari team and his teammate Luigi Villoresi came in third.

1953 Italian Grand Prix
Race 9 of 9 in the 1953 Formula One season
Autodromo Nazionale Monza layout
Autodromo Nazionale Monza layout
Race details
Date 13 September 1953
Official name XXIV Gran Premio d'Italia
Location Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
Course Permanent road course
Course length 6.300 km (3.915 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 504.000 km (313.171 mi)
Weather Sunny, mild, dry
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 2:02:7
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati
Time 2:04.5 on lap 39
Podium
First
  • Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Maserati
Second Ferrari
Third Ferrari

Contents

Race reportEdit

The initial part of the race was a four-way battle between Alberto Ascari, Giuseppe Farina, Juan Manuel Fangio and Onofre Marimón. With five drivers running together on the last lap, the race saw a spectacular finish with Ascari and Farina ahead of Fangio approaching the last corner. Ascari made a mistake and spun. To avoid him, Farina pulled to the grass but recovered later. Fangio pounced on this window of opportunity and took a famous win.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 4   Alberto Ascari Ferrari 2:02.7
2 50   Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 2:03.2 + 0.5
3 6   Nino Farina Ferrari 2:03.9 + 1.2
4 54   Onofre Marimón Maserati 2:04.1 + 1.4
5 2   Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 2:04.6 + 1.9
6 8   Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 2:04.9 + 2.2
7 52   Felice Bonetto Maserati 2:05.1 + 2.4
8 36   Maurice Trintignant Gordini 2:05.7 + 3.0
9 58   Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 2:05.9 + 3.2
10 28   Stirling Moss Cooper-Alta 2:06.6 + 3.9
11 10   Umberto Maglioli Ferrari 2:06.9 + 4.2
12 56   Sergio Mantovani Maserati 2:07.5 + 4.8
13 34   Élie Bayol OSCA 2:07.8 + 5.1
14 22   Roy Salvadori Connaught-Lea-Francis 2:08.0 + 5.3
15 38   Harry Schell Gordini 2:08.5 + 5.8
16 40   Roberto Mieres Gordini 2:08.8 + 6.1
17 64   Louis Rosier Ferrari 2:08.9 + 6.2
18 24   Kenneth McAlpine Connaught-Lea-Francis 2:09.0 + 6.3
19 30   Ken Wharton Cooper-Bristol 2:09.3 + 6.6
20 12   Piero Carini Ferrari 2:09.5 + 6.8
21 42   Chico Landi Maserati 2:09.7 + 7.0
22 20   Jack Fairman Connaught-Lea-Francis 2:09.9 + 7.2
23 44   Prince Bira Maserati 2:10.1 + 7.4
24 46   Alan Brown Cooper-Bristol 2:10.5 + 7.8
25 32   Louis Chiron OSCA 2:10.8 + 8.1
26 18   John Fitch HWM-Alta 2:11.0 + 8.3
27 14   Lance Macklin HWM-Alta 2:11.5 + 8.8
28 16   Yves Giraud Cabantous HWM-Alta 2:11.9 + 9.2
29 48   Hans Stuck AFM-Bristol 2:13.0 + 10.3
30 26   Johnny Claes Connaught-Lea-Francis 2:14.6 + 11.9
Source:[1]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 50   Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 80 2:49:45.9 2 91
2 6   Nino Farina Ferrari 80[2] + 1.4[2] 3 6
3 2   Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 79 + 1 Lap 5 4
4 8   Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 79 + 1 Lap 6 3
5 36   Maurice Trintignant Gordini 79 + 1 Lap 8 2
6 40   Roberto Mieres Gordini 77 + 3 Laps 16  
7 56   Sergio Mantovani
  Luigi Musso
Maserati 76 + 4 Laps 12  
8 10   Umberto Maglioli Ferrari 75 + 5 Laps 11  
9 38   Harry Schell Gordini 75 + 5 Laps 15  
10 32   Louis Chiron OSCA 72 + 8 Laps 25  
11 44   Prince Bira Maserati 72 + 8 Laps 23  
12 46   Alan Brown Cooper-Bristol 70 + 10 Laps 24  
13 28   Stirling Moss Cooper-Alta 70 + 10 Laps 10  
14 48   Hans Stuck AFM-Bristol 67 + 13 Laps 29  
15 16   Yves Giraud Cabantous HWM-Alta 67 + 13 Laps 28  
16 64   Louis Rosier Ferrari 65 + 15 Laps 17  
Ret 4   Alberto Ascari Ferrari 79 Accident 1  
Ret 52   Felice Bonetto Maserati 77 Out of fuel 7  
Ret 54   Onofre Marimón Maserati 75 Accident 4  
Ret 58   Toulo de Graffenried Maserati 70 Engine 9  
NC 20   Jack Fairman Connaught-Lea-Francis 61 Not Classified 22  
NC 30   Ken Wharton Cooper-Bristol 57 Not Classified 19  
NC 24   Kenneth McAlpine Connaught-Lea-Francis 56 Not Classified 18  
Ret 12   Piero Carini Ferrari 40 Engine 20  
Ret 22   Roy Salvadori Connaught-Lea-Francis 33 Throttle 14  
Ret 42   Chico Landi Maserati 18 Engine 21  
Ret 34   Élie Bayol OSCA 17 Engine 13  
Ret 18   John Fitch HWM-Alta 14 Engine 26  
Ret 26   Johnny Claes Connaught-Lea-Francis 7 Fuel System 30  
Ret 14   Lance Macklin HWM-Alta 6 Engine 27  
Source:[3]
Notes
  • ^1 – Includes 1 point for fastest lap

NotesEdit

  • Shared Drive – Car #56: Mantovani (38 laps) then Musso (38 laps)
  • Alberto Ascari wins World Championship for the second, and final, time.
  • First F1 Grand Prix drive for Umberto Maglioli
  • Last F1 Grand Prix drive for Yves Giraud-Cabantous and Hans Stuck

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
  1   Alberto Ascari 34.5 (46.5)
  1 2   Juan Manuel Fangio 28 (29.5)
  1 3   Nino Farina 26 (32)
  4   Mike Hawthorn 19 (27)
  1 5   Luigi Villoresi 17
Source: [4]
  • 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. ^ "Italy 1953 - Qualifications". statsf1.com. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
  2. ^ a b Lang, Mike (1981). Grand Prix! Vol 1. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 65. ISBN 0-85429-276-4.
  3. ^ "1953 Italian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 4 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Italy 1953 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 5 March 2019.


Previous race:
1953 Swiss Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1953 season
Next race:
1954 Argentine Grand Prix
Previous race:
1952 Italian Grand Prix
Italian Grand Prix Next race:
1954 Italian Grand Prix