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1953 Australian Grand Prix

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Date  21 November 1953
Weather  Sunny
Course length  5.03 km (3.125 mi)
1953 Australian Grand Prix
Location  Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Course  Temporary street circuit
Distance  64 laps, 321.92 km (250 mi)

The 1953 Australian Grand Prix was a Formula Libre motor race held at Albert Park Street Circuit, Victoria on 21 November 1953. The race, which had 40 starters, was held over 64 laps of the five kilometre circuit for a total of 322 kilometres.

It was the eighteenth Australian Grand Prix. While much of the Grand Prix's history to this point had taken place on public road or street circuits, this was the first time it had been held on a circuit in a major population centre. The circuit was laid out on public roads surrounding the Albert Park Lake in inner Melbourne.

The race was won by Doug Whiteford, his third and final Australian Grand Prix victory, equalling the feat achieved by Bill Thompson in the 1930s. It was also the largest margin of victory in the race's history, Whiteford winning by five laps for a margin of 25 kilometres.


Results as follows.


1953 Australian Grand Prix Wikipedia

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