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1953 Swiss Grand Prix

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Date  23 August 1953
Course length  7.280 km (4.524 mi)
Course  Motorcycle track
1953 Swiss Grand Prix
Official name  XIII Großer Preis der Schweiz
Location  Bremgarten, Bern, Switzerland
Distance  65 laps, 473.200 km (294.033 mi)

The 1953 Swiss Grand Prix was a Formula Two race held on 23 August 1953 at Bremgarten Circuit. It was the eighth 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. With his victory at this race, Ferrari driver Alberto Ascari won his second Driver's championship in a row; as teammates Nino Farina and Mike Hawthorn, and Maserati driver Juan Manuel Fangio (who failed to score) now could not beat Ascari's total points score.

The race marked the brief return of Grand Prix-era legend Hermann Lang. He was given a chance to participate in Formula 1 racing driving for Officine Alfieri Maserati after one of their team drivers was injured. He raced in two World Drivers' Championship events overall—one in 1953 and one in 1954—and his result here, a fifth-place finish, was his best result.

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 Swiss Grand Prix Wikipedia


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