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1953 Italian Grand Prix

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Date  13 September 1953
Course length  6.300 km (3.915 mi)
Course  Permanent road course
1953 Italian Grand Prix
Official name  XXIV Gran Premio d'Italia
Location  Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy
Distance  80 laps, 504.000 km (313.171 mi)

The 1953 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula Two race held on 13 September 1953 at Monza. It was the ninth and final round of the 1953 World Drivers' Championship, which was run to Formula Two rules in 1952 and 1953, rather than the Formula One regulations normally used. This made it the last World Championship race to run under the Formula Two regulations. The 80-lap race was won by Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio after he started from second position. Nino Farina finished second for the Ferrari team and his teammate Luigi Villoresi came in third.


Race report

The initial part of the race was a four way battle between Alberto Ascari, Giuseppe Farina, Juan Manuel Fangio and Onofre Marimón. With five drivers running together on the last lap, the race saw a spectacular finish with Ascari and Farina ahead of Fangio approaching the last corner. Ascari made a mistake and spun. To avoid him, Farina pulled to the grass but recovered later. Fangio pounced on this window of opportunity and took a famous win.

Championship standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included. Only the best 4 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
  • References

    1953 Italian Grand Prix Wikipedia