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1953 Halle-Saale Road Race
1953 Belgian GP
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1953 ACF GP

1953 Crystal Palace Trophy
1953 British GP
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 XL  Grand Prix de l'ACF


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSunday 5 July 1953
Start time14:00
EventACF GP
CircuitReims
Event FormatRace of 60 laps
Race27 of 50
Championship race28
Circuit
Laps60
Circuit Perimeter8347 m
Race Distance8347 × 60 = 500.820 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherHot, Dry
Participants
Entries25
Qualifiers25
Finishers15
Championship Debutants
Cooper T24 (Car Model),
Louis Chiron (Entrant),
   Reims (8347 m) (Circuit Layout)
MilestonesCar 10 - 20th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 24 - 20th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 32 - 20th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 8 - 25th Race Entry (Car Number)
Alberto Ascari - 10th Pole Position (Driver)
Ecurie Rosier - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Juan Manuel Fangio - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Maserati - 75th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Mike Hawthorn - 1st Win (Driver)
Officine Alfieri Maserati - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Pirelli - 25th Fastest Lap (Tyre Manufacturer)
Prince Bira - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most RetirementsMaurice Trintignant (10),
2. Most Consecutive 8th Place FinishesLouis Rosier (2),
3. Most 3rd Place Finishes in a SeasonMaserati (5),
4. Most 8th Place Finishes in a SeasonLouis Rosier (2),
5. Most 15th Fastest LapsLouis Rosier (2),
6. Most 22nd Fastest LapsConnaught (1),
7. Most 22nd Fastest LapsJohnny Claes (1),
8. Most 24th Fastest LapsHWM (1),
9. Most 24th Fastest LapsPeter Collins (1),
10. Most 22nd Fastest Laps in a SeasonConnaught (1),
11. Most 22nd Fastest Laps in a SeasonJohnny Claes (1),
12. Most 24th Fastest Laps in a SeasonHWM (1),
13. Most 24th Fastest Laps in a SeasonPeter Collins (1),
14. Most PolesAlberto Ascari (10),
15. Most 7th Place QualificationsFerrari (6),
16. Most 8th Place QualificationsMaserati (6)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsMaserati (52),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (56),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (41),
4. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresAlberto Ascari (18),
5. Most Race WinsFerrari (14),
6. Most 4th Place FinishesFerrari (10),
7. Most 6th Place FinishesFerrari (8),
8. Most 9th Place FinishesMaserati (5),
9. Most Fastest LapsJuan Manuel Fangio (9),
10. Most Laps LedFerrari (798),
11. Most Race EntriesFerrari (116),
12. Most Race EntriesNino Farina (24),
13. Most PolesFerrari (13),
14. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (12),
15. Most 6th Place QualificationsFerrari (11),
16. Most 21st Place QualificationsJohnny Claes (3)

Championships
1 Alberto Ascari 28 
same
2 Mike Hawthorn 14 
up
3 Luigi Villoresi 13 
down
4 José Froilan González 11 
same
5 Bill Vukovich 9 
down
6 Nino Farina 8 
down
7 Juan Manuel Fangio 7 
up
8 Art Cross 6 
down
9 Emmanuel de Graffenried 5 
down
10 Onofre Marimón 4 
down
11 Jack McGrath 2 
down
 Duane Carter 2 
down
 Sam Hanks 2 
down
 Maurice Trintignant 2 
down
 Felice Bonetto 2 
down
 Oscar Gálvez 2 
down
17 Paul Russo 1.5 
down
 Fred Agabashian 1.5 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 16Car 10Car 18
EntrantScuderia FerrariScuderia FerrariOfficine Alfieri Maserati
DriverMike HawthornAlberto AscariJuan Manuel Fangio
CarFerrari 500Ferrari 500Maserati A6GCM-53
EngineFerrari 2.0 L4Ferrari 2.0 L4Maserati 2.0 L6
Time2:44'18.62'41.22'41.0
Speed182.881 km/h186.409 km/h186.641 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led