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1953 Pau Grand Prix

The 1953 Pau Grand Prix was a Formula Two motor race held on 6 April 1953 at the Pau circuit, in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The Grand Prix was won by Alberto Ascari for the second year running, driving the Ferrari 500. Mike Hawthorn finished second and Harry Schell third.

1953 Pau Grand Prix
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Race details
Date 6 April 1953
Official name XIV Pau Grand Prix
Location Pau, France
Course Temporary Street Circuit
Course length 2.760 km (1.720 mi)
Distance 106 laps, 300.410 km (186.666 mi)
Pole position
Driver Scuderia Ferrari
Time 1:39.2
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Alberto Ascari Scuderia Ferrari
Time 1:38.9
Podium
First Scuderia Ferrari
Second Scuderia Ferrari
Third Equipe Gordini

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RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Vehicle Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 6   Alberto Ascari Ferrari 500 106 1
2 10   Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 500 105 + 1 lap 3
3 22   Harry Schell Gordini T16 102 + 4 laps 11
4 28   Élie Bayol O.S.C.A. 20 102 + 4 laps 7
5 12   Louis Rosier Ferrari 500 101 + 5 laps 10
6 26   Louis Chiron O.S.C.A. 20 99 + 7 laps 6
7 32   Nello Pagani Maserati A6GCM 98 + 8 laps 13
8 14   Roger Laurent Ferrari 500 96 + 10 laps 12
9 30   Eugène Martin Veritas Jicey 2 81 + 15 laps 14
Ret 20   Maurice Trintignant Gordini T16 75 Retired 5
Ret 16   Johnny Claes Connaught A-Lea Francis 65 Spun-off 8
Ret 24   Andre Simon Gordini T16 44 Driver illness 9
Ret 8   Giuseppe Farina Ferrari 500 33 Accident 2
Ret 18   Jean Behra Gordini T16 6 Accident 4
DNA 2   Lance Macklin HWM 53 Did Not Attend
DNA 4   Yves Giraud-Cabantous HWM 53 Did Not Attend
Fastest Lap: Alberto Ascari (Scuderia Ferrari) – 1:38.9
Sources: [1]


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