Formula 1 1953 French Grand Prix

data

1953-07-05
5
Reims-Gueux
Mike Hawthorn
Alberto Ascari

The 1953 French Grand Prix was won by Mike Hawthorn of Ferrari.
Despite being on pole position in France, Alberto Ascari could not convert this into a win.

The race in France was round 5 of 9 of the 1953 season.

 

results

# driver constructor laps time points
1 60 2:44:18.6 8
2 60 +1.0 7
3 60 +1.4 4
4 60 +4.6 3
5 60 +1:07.6 2
6 60 +1:15.9 0
7 58 +2 Laps 0
8 56 +4 Laps 0
9 55 +5 Laps 0
10 55 +5 Laps 0
11 55 +5 Laps 0
12 53 +7 Laps 0
13 52 +8 Laps 0
14 50 +10 Laps 0
15 43 +17 Laps 0
42 Engine 0
38 Clutch 0
29 Differential 0
18 Engine 0
17 Wheel bearing 0
14 Transmission 0
9 Clutch 0
4 Engine 0
4 Axle 0
2 Ignition 0

grid

# driver constructor time
1 Alberto Ascari Ferrari
2 Felice Bonetto Maserati
3 Luigi Villoresi Ferrari
4 Juan Fangio Maserati
5 José Froilán González Maserati
6 Nino Farina Ferrari
7 Mike Hawthorn Ferrari
8 Onofre Marimón Maserati
9 Toulo de Graffenried Maserati
10 Louis Rosier Ferrari
11 Prince Bira Connaught
12 Bob Gerard Cooper
13 Stirling Moss Cooper
14 Ken Wharton Cooper
15 Élie Bayol OSCA
16 Lance Macklin HWM
17 Peter Collins HWM
18 Yves Cabantous HWM
19 Roy Salvadori Connaught
20 Harry Schell Gordini
21 Johnny Claes Connaught
22 Jean Behra Gordini
23 Maurice Trintignant Gordini
24 Roberto Mieres Gordini
25 Louis Chiron OSCA

1953 French Grand Prix

The 1953 French Grand Prix was a Formula Two race held on 5 July 1953 at Reims. It was race 5 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.

Not only had the Reims circuit's layout changed, the name was different – both in regard to the same thing. The new, faster and slightly longer circuit bypassed the town of Gueux and as a result, the circuit was now called "Reims".

It is popularly known as 'the race of the century' because of the sixty lap battle between Briton Mike Hawthorn and Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio. Hawthorn won the duel after they reportedly swapped the lead at virtually every corner on the Reims circuit. In addition, after 500 km of racing, the four lead cars were less than 5 seconds apart.


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