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1953 Dutch GP
1952 Belgian GP

1953 Belgian GP

1953 West Essex CC
1953 ACF GP
1954 Belgian GP
 XV  Grand Prix de Belgique


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

Details
DateSunday 21 June 1953
Start time14:00
EventBelgian GP
CircuitSpa-Francorchamps
Event FormatRace of 36 laps
Race22 of 50
Championship race27
Circuit
Laps36
Circuit Perimeter14120 m
Race Distance14120 × 36 = 508.320 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherHot, Dry
Participants
Entries22
Qualifiers22
Finishers11
Championship Debutants
Georges Berger (Driver),
Emmanuel de Graffenried (Entrant),
   Georges Berger (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 12 - 25th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 2 - 25th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 26 - 20th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 4 - 25th Race Entry (Car Number)
Johnny Claes - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Maserati - 1st Pole Position (Car Manufacturer)
Maserati - 1st Pole Position (Engine Manufacturer)
Nino Farina - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Officine Alfieri Maserati - 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
Officine Alfieri Maserati - 20th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresAlberto Ascari (17),
2. Highest Race Win RatioAlberto Ascari (52.38%)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsMaserati (51),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (53),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (40),
4. Most Podium FinishesAlberto Ascari (15),
5. Most Race WinsFerrari (13),
6. Most Race WinsAlberto Ascari (11),
7. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (18),
8. Most 6th Place FinishesFerrari (7),
9. Highest 10th Place Finish RatioHWM (9.09%),
10. Most Races LedAlberto Ascari (15),
11. Most Laps LedFerrari (784),
12. Most Laps LedAlberto Ascari (660),
13. Most Race EntriesFerrari (111),
14. Most Race EntriesNino Farina (23),
15. Most 4th Place QualificationsFerrari (11),
16. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (9),
17. Most 5th Place QualificationsLuigi Villoresi (5)

Championships
1 Alberto Ascari 25 
same
2 Luigi Villoresi 13 
up
3 Bill Vukovich 9 
down
4 José Froilan González 7 
up
5 Nino Farina 6 
down
 Art Cross 6 
down
7 Mike Hawthorn 6 
same
8 Emmanuel de Graffenried 5 
same
9 Onofre Marimón 4 
up
10 Jack McGrath 2 
down
 Duane Carter 2 
down
 Sam Hanks 2 
down
 Maurice Trintignant 2 
up
 Felice Bonetto 2 
down
 Oscar Gálvez 2 
down
16 Paul Russo 1.5 
down
 Fred Agabashian 1.5 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 10Car 4Car 2
EntrantScuderia FerrariOfficine Alfieri MaseratiOfficine Alfieri Maserati
DriverAlberto AscariJuan Manuel FangioJosé Froilan González
CarFerrari 500Maserati A6GCM-53Maserati A6GCM-53
EngineFerrari 2.0 L4Maserati 2.0 L6Maserati 2.0 L6
Time2:48'30.34'30.04'34.0
Speed180.999 km/h188.267 km/h185.518 km/h


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