1953 Season

standings

Drivers' Championship

Pos   Driver Car (Team) Tyres Points GP ST PP FL 1 2 3 4 5 BS/BF
1 Alberto Ascari Ferrari 500 (Ferrari) P 34.5 (46.5) 8 8 6 4 5 1 1/1
2 Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati A6GCM (Maserati) P 28 (29.5) 8 8 2 2 1 3 1 1/1
3 Nino Farina Ferrari 500 (Ferrari) P 26 (32) 8 8 1 3 1 1 3/1
4 Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 500 (Ferrari) P 19 (27) 8 8 1 2 3 1 3/1
5 Luigi Villoresi Ferrari 500 (Ferrari) P 17 8 8 1 2 1 3/2
6 José Froilán González Maserati A6GCM (Maserati) P 13.5 (14.5) 6 5 2 3 1 2/3
7 Bill Vukovich* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500A (Fuel Injection/Howard Keck) F 9 1 1 1 1 1 1/1
8 Toulo de Graffenried Maserati A6GCM (Baron de Graffenried) P 7 7 7 1 2 7/5
9 Felice Bonetto Maserati A6GCM (Maserati) P 6.5 7 7 1 2 2/3
10 Art Cross* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 4000 (Springfield Welding/Paoli) F 6 1 1 1 12/2
11 Onofre Marimón Maserati A6GCM (Maserati) P 4 6 6 1 4/3
11 Maurice Trintignant Gordini Type 16 (Gordini) E 4 8 8 2 4/5
13 Sam Hanks* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 4000 (Bardahl/Ed Walsh) F 2 1 1 1 9/3
13 Duane Carter* Lesovsky Offenhauser (Miracle Power/Belanger)
Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 4000 (Bardahl/Ed Walsh)
F
F
2 1
1
1
1





1


27/24
dns/3
13 Óscar Gálvez Maserati A6GCM (Maserati) P 2 1 1 1 9/5
13 Jack McGrath* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 4000 (Hinkle) F 2 1 1 1 3/5
13 Hermann Lang Maserati A6GCM (Maserati) P 2 1 1 1 11/5
18 Fred Agabashian* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500B (Grancor-Elgin Piston Pin) F 1.5 1 1 1 2/4
18 Paul Russo* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 3000; 500B (Federal Engineering;
Grancor-Elgin Piston Pin)
F
F
1.5 1 1 1 17/4
Stirling Moss Connaught Lea-Francis A Type (Connaught)
Cooper Alta Special (Cooper)
D
D
0 1
3
1
3







9/9
10/6
Jean Behra Gordini Type 16 (Gordini) E 0 6 6 9/6
Jimmy Daywalt* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 3000 (Sumar/Chapman Root) F 0 1 1 21/6
Roberto Mieres Gordini Type 16 (Gordini) E 0 3 3 16/6
Harry Schell Gordini Type 16 (Gordini) E 0 7 7 9/7
Louis Rosier Ferrari 500 (Ecurie Rosier) D 0 7 7 8/7
Ken Wharton Cooper Bristol T23 (Ken Wharton; Cooper) D 0 5 5 9/7
Prince Bira Connaught Lea-Francis A Type (Connaught)
Maserati A6GCM (Scuderia Milano)
D
P
0 3
1
3
1







11/7
23/11
Jim Rathmann* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500B (Travelon Trailer/Ernest Ruiz;
Ray Crawford)
F 0 1 1 25/7
Eddie Johnson* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500B (Travelon Trailer/Ernest Ruiz) F 0 1 1 dns/7
Jacques Swaters Ferrari 500 (Ecurie Francorchamps) E 0 3 2 13/7
Sergio Mantovani Maserati A6GCM (Maserati) P 0 1 1 12/7
Luigi Musso Maserati A6GCM (Maserati) P 0 1 1 dns/7
Peter Collins HWM Alta 53 (HWM) D 0 4 4 16/8
John Barber Cooper Bristol T23 (Cooper) D 0 1 1 16/8
Ernie McCoy* Stevens Offenhauser (Chapman) F 0 1 1 20/8
Max de Terra Ferrari 166C (Ecurie Espadon) P 0 1 1 19/8
Umberto Maglioli Ferrari 553 Squalo (Ferrari) P 0 1 1 11/8
Alan Brown Cooper Bristol T20; T23 (Cooper; RJ Chase;
Equipe Anglaise)
D 0 4 4 12/9
Chuck Stevenson* Kuzma Offenhauser (J.C. Agajanian)
Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 4000 (John Zink)
F
F
0 1
1
1
1







16/9
dns/23
Gene Hartley* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 4000 (Federal Engineering)
Kuzma Offenhauser (J.C. Agajanian)
F
F
0 1
1
1
1







13/28
dns/9
Tony Bettenhausen* Kuzma Offenhauser (J.C. Agajanian) F 0 1 1 6/9
Fred Wacker Gordini Type 16 (Gordini) E 0 3 1 15/9
Peter Whitehead Cooper Alta T24 (Atlantic Stable) D 0 1 1 14/9
Hans Herrmann Veritas Meteor (Hans Herrmann) D 0 1 1 14/9
Albert Scherrer HWM Alta 53 (HWM) D 0 1 1 18/9
Louis Chiron OSCA 20 (Louis Chiron) P 0 4 2 25/10
Jimmy Davies* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500B (Pat Clancy) F 0 1 1 32/10
Paul Frère HWM Alta 53 (HWM) D 0 2 2 11/10
Duke Nalon* Kurtis Kraft Novi (Novi Governor/Jean Marcenac) F 0 1 1 26/11
André Pilette Connaught Lea-Francis A Type (Ecurie Belge) E 0 1 1 18/11
Bob Gerard Cooper Bristol T23 (Bob Gerard) D 0 2 2 12/11
Rodney Nuckey Cooper Bristol T23 (Rodney Nuckey) D 0 1 1 20/11
Bob Scott* Bromme Offenhauser (Belond Equa-Flow/Bromme)
Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 2000 (McNamara)
F
F
0 1
1
1
1







11/31
dns/12
Carl Scarborough* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 2000 (McNamara) F 0 1 1 19/12
Johnny Claes Connaught Lea-Francis A Type (Ecurie Belge)
Maserati A6GCM (Maserati)
E
P
0 4
1
4
1







17/12
10/ret
Theo Helfrich Veritas RS (Theo Helfrich) D 0 1 1 28/12
Manny Ayulo* Kuzma Offenhauser (Peter Schmidt) F 0 1 1 4/13
Kenneth McAlpine Connaught Lea-Francis A Type (Connaught) D 0 4 4 13/13
Yves Giraud-Cabantous HWM Alta 53 (HWM) D 0 2 2 18/14
Jimmy Bryan* Schroeder Offenhauser (Blakely Oil/John McDaniel) F 0 1 1 31/14
Rudi Krause Greifzu BMW Special (Dora Greifzu) D 0 1 1 26/14
Hans Stuck AFM Bristol 50 (Hans Stuck) D 0 2 2 23/14
Bill Holland* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500B (Ray Crawford) F 0 1 1 28/15
Ernst Klodwig Heck BMW Eigenbau (Ernst Klodwig) D 0 1 1 32/15
Andy Linden* Stevens Offenhauser (Cop-Sil-Loy/Rotary Engineering)
Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 4000 (M.A. Walker Electric;
John Zink)
F
F
0 1
1
1
1







5/33
dns/16
Rodger Ward* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser (M.A. Walker Electric) F 0 1 1 10/16
Duke Dinsmore* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser (M.A. Walker Electric) F 0 1 1 dns/16
Wolfgang Seidel Veritas RS (Wolfgang Seidel) D 0 1 1 29/16
Walt Faulkner* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500A (Automobile Shippers/Casaroll) F 0 1 1 14/17
Johnny Mantz* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500A (Automobile Shippers/Casaroll) F 0 1 1 dns/17
Marshall Teague* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 4000 (Pure Oil/Hart Fullerton) F 0 1 1 22/18
Spider Webb* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 3000 (Lubri-Loy/3-L Racing Team) F 0 1 1 18/19
Johnny Thomson* Del Roy Offenhauser (Dr. R.N. Sabourin)
Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 3000 (Lubri-Loy/3-L Racing Team)
F 0 1
1
1
1







33/32
dns/19
Jackie Holmes* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 3000 (Lubri-Loy/3-L Racing Team) F 0 1 1 dns/19
Bob Sweikert* Kuzma Offenhauser (Dean Van Lines) F 0 1 1 29/20
Mike Nazaruk* Turner Offenhauser (Kalamazoo/Lee Elkins) F 0 1 1 23/21
Pat Flaherty* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 3000 (Peter Schmidt) F 0 1 1 24/22
Jerry Hoyt* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 4000 (John Zink) F 0 1 1 7/23
Johnnie Parsons* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500B (Belond Equa-Flow) F 0 1 1 8/26
Don Freeland* Watson Offenhauser (Bob Estes) F 0 1 1 15/27
Cal Niday* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser (Miracle Power/Belanger) F 0 1 1 30/30
Jack Fairman HWM Alta 53 (HWM)
Connaught Lea-Francis A Type (Connaught)
D
D
0 1
1
1
1







27/ret
22/nc
Robert Manzon Gordini Type 16 (Gordini) E 0 1 1 8/ret
Carlos Menditeguy Gordini Type 16 (Gordini) E 0 1 1 10/ret
Pablo Birger Simca-Gordini Type 15 (Gordini) E 0 1 1 14/ret
Adolfo Schwelm Cruz Cooper Bristol T20 (Cooper) D 0 1 1 13/ret
Lance Macklin HWM Alta 53 (HWM) D 0 6 6 12/ret
Roy Salvadori Connaught Lea-Francis A Type (Connaught) D 0 5 5 11/ret
Arthur Legat Veritas Meteor (Arthur Legat) E 0 1 1 19/ret
Georges Berger Simca-Gordini Type 15 (Georges Berger) E 0 1 1 20/ret
Élie Bayol OSCA 20 (Elie Bayol) P 0 3 2 13/ret
Tony Rolt Connaught Lea-Francis A Type (RRC Walker) D 0 1 1 10/ret
Jimmy Stewart Cooper Bristol T20 (Ecurie Ecosse) D 0 1 1 15/ret
Duncan Hamilton HWM Alta 53 (HWM) D 0 1 1 17/ret
Ian Stewart Connaught Lea-Francis A Type (Ecurie Ecosse) D 0 1 1 20/ret
Tony Crook Cooper Bristol T20 (T.A.D. Crook) D 0 1 1 25/ret
Willi Heeks Veritas Meteor (Willi Heeks) D 0 1 1 18/ret
Theo Fitzau AFM BMW 50 (Helmut Niedermayr) D 0 1 1 21/ret
Edgar Barth EMW BMW R1/53 (EMW) D 0 1 1 24/ret
Kurt Adolff Ferrari 166C (Ecurie Espadon) P 0 1 1 27/ret
Günther Bechem AFM BMW 50 (Günther Bechem) D 0 1 1 30/ret
Ernst Loof Veritas Meteor (Ernst Loof) D 0 1 1 31/ret
Erwin Bauer Veritas RS (Erwin Bauer) D 0 1 1 33/ret
Oswald Karch Veritas RS (Oswald Karch) D 0 1 1 34/ret
Peter Hirt Ferrari 500 (Ecurie Espadon) P 0 1 1 17/ret
Chico Landi Maserati A6GCM (Escuderia Bandeirantes; Scuderia Milano) P 0 2 2 20/ret
Piero Carini Ferrari 553 Squalo (Ferrari) P 0 1 1 20/ret
John Fitch HWM Alta 53 (HWM) D 0 1 1 26/ret
Charles de Tornaco Ferrari 500 (Ecurie Francorchamps) E 0 1 dns
Helmut Glöckler Cooper Bristol T23 (Equipe Anglaise) D 0 1 dns

Championship points awarded to the top five finishers in each race on an 8-6-4-3-2 basis. 1 point awarded for the fastest lap of each race.
Points for shared drives are divided equally between the drivers, regardless of how many laps each driver completed during the race.
Only the best 4 results counted towards the Championship.

* Drivers who participated only in Indianapolis 500.

 

Unofficial Constructors' Rank

Pos   Constructor Tyres Points GP ST PP FL 1 2 3 4 5 BS/BF
1 Ferrari P; D; E 122.5 8 8 6 5 7 5 4 4 2 1/1
2 Maserati P 65.5 9 8 2 4 1 3 4 4 4 1/1
3 Gordini E 4 8 8 2 4/5
Cooper Alta D 0 4 4 10/6
Cooper Bristol D 0 7 7 9/7
Connaught Lea-Francis D; E 0 6 6 9/7
HWM Alta D 0 6 6 11/8
Veritas D; E 0 2 2 14/9
OSCA P 0 4 2 13/10
BMW D 0 1 1 26/14
AFM Bristol D 0 2 2 23/14
Simca-Gordini E 0 2 2 14/ret
AFM BMW D 0 1 1 21/ret
EMW BMW D 0 1 1 24/ret

 

Legend
GP – Grand Prix; ST – starts; PP – pole positions; FL – fastest laps; 1–10 – finish places; BS – best start; BF – best finish;
nc – not classified; ret – retired; dsq – disqualified; dns – did not start; dnq – did not qualify; dnpq – did not pre-qualify; ex – excluded

Seasons

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