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1952 Australian Grand Prix

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Date  14 April 1952
Course length  6.12 km (3.84 mi)
Course  Temporary road circuit
Weather  Sunny
1952 Australian Grand Prix
Location  Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, New South Wales
Distance  38 laps, 234.8 km (145.92 mi)

The 1952 Australian Grand Prix was a Formula Libre motor race held at the Mount Panorama Circuit near Bathurst, in New South Wales, Australia on 14 April 1952. The race had 43 starters and was held over 38 laps of the six kilometre circuit, a total distance of 235 kilometres. A crowd of 15,000 watched the race, which was organised by the Australian Sporting Car Club.


The race, which is recognised by the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport as the seventeenth Australian Grand Prix, was won by Doug Whiteford driving a Talbot-Lago T26C Formula One car. It was Whiteford’s second Australian Grand Prix victory.


Results as follows.


The race incorporated a concurrent handicap award which was won by Harry Monday (Mercury Special), 12 seconds ahead of Doug Whiteford. Minor placings were taken by Bill Murray, Clive Adams and David McKay.

This was to be the last Australian Grand Prix to include a handicap section.


1952 Australian Grand Prix Wikipedia

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