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1953 Dresden Road Race
1953 British GP
1952 German GP

1953 German GP

1953 Bristol MC & LCC
1953 Swiss GP
1954 German GP
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Event Overview • Entry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 2 August 1953
Start time14:00
Event German GP
Circuit Nürburgring
Event FormatRace of 18 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#7 of 9 in 1953
#30 (of all time)
ChampionshipWest German Championship
Race number#3 of 4 in 1953
#7 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps18
Circuit Perimeter22810 m
Race Distance22810 × 18 = 410.580 km
Grid Format4-3-4-3
Pole PositionRight
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries36
Qualifiers36
Finishers16
World Championship
Debutants
Ernst Loof (Driver),
Erwin Bauer (Driver),
Helmut Glöckler (Driver),
Theo Fitzau (Driver),
AFM 50 (M7) (Car Model),
AFM 50 (Sport M2) (Car Model),
EMW R1/53 (Car Model),
Ferrari 166C (Car Model),
Dora Greifzu (Entrant),
Equipe Anglaise (Entrant),
   Ernst Loof (Entrant),
Erwin Bauer (Entrant),
Hans Herrmann (Entrant),
Hans Stuck (Entrant),
Karl-Günther Bechem (Entrant),
Oswald Karch (Entrant),
Rennkollektiv EMW (Entrant),
Rodney Nuckey (Entrant),
Wolfgang Seidel (Entrant)
West German Championship
Debutants
Ernst Loof (Driver),
Erwin Bauer (Driver),
Helmut Glöckler (Driver),
Theo Fitzau (Driver),
AFM 50 (M7) (Car Model),
AFM 50 (Sport M2) (Car Model),
EMW R1/53 (Car Model),
Ferrari 166C (Car Model),
Dora Greifzu (Entrant),
Equipe Anglaise (Entrant),
   Ernst Loof (Entrant),
Erwin Bauer (Entrant),
Hans Herrmann (Entrant),
Hans Stuck (Entrant),
Karl-Günther Bechem (Entrant),
Oswald Karch (Entrant),
Rennkollektiv EMW (Entrant),
Rodney Nuckey (Entrant),
Wolfgang Seidel (Entrant)
World Championship
Milestones
Car 1 – 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
Gordini – 50th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
 Luigi Villoresi – 1st Pole Position (Driver)
 Maserati – 100th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
West German Championship
Milestones
Car 1 – 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
Car 2 – 1st Win (Car Number)
Car 4 – 1st Fastest Lap (Car Number)
 Veritas – 50th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
 Luigi Villoresi – 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
 Luigi Villoresi – 1st Pole Position (Driver)
 Nino Farina – 1st Win (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most 5th Place Finishes Maserati (6),
2. Most Consecutive 10th Place Finishes Louis Rosier (2),
3. Highest 14th Place Finish Ratio Reif (100.00%),
4. Most 10th Place Finishes in a Season Louis Rosier (2),
5. Most Perfect Weekends Ferrari (11),
6. Most 3rd Place Qualifications Nino Farina (5),
7. Most 12th Place Qualifications Cooper (5),
8. Most 15th Place Qualifications Prince Bira (3),
9. Most 6th Place Qualifications in a Season Ferrari (5)
Records Extended 1. Most Retirements Maserati (55),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (62),
3. Most Podium Finishes Ferrari (45),
4. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Alberto Ascari (20),
5. Most Retirements Maurice Trintignant (12),
6. Most Race Wins Ferrari (16),
7. Most 3rd Place Finishes Ferrari (11),
8. Most 10th Place Finishes Louis Rosier (4),
9. Most Races Led Alberto Ascari (17),
10. Most Laps Led Ferrari (906),
11. Most Laps Led Alberto Ascari (754),
12. Most Race Entries Ferrari (128),
13. Most Race Entries Nino Farina (26),
14. Most Poles Ferrari (15),
15. Most Poles Alberto Ascari (12),
16. Most 3rd Place Qualifications Ferrari (14),
17. Most 4th Place Qualifications Ferrari (12),
18. Most 6th Place Qualifications Ferrari (13),
19. Most 8th Place Qualifications Maserati (7),
20. Most 19th Place Qualifications Ferrari (6)

World Championship standings
1  Alberto Ascari 33.5 
2  Nino Farina 20 up
3  Juan Manuel Fangio 19 up
4  Mike Hawthorn 18 up
5  José Froilan González 13.5 up
6  Luigi Villoresi 13 up
7  Bill Vukovich 9 
8  Emmanuel de Graffenried 7 up
9  Art Cross 6 up
10  Felice Bonetto 5 up
11  Onofre Marimón 4 up
12  Duane Carter 2 up
  Sam Hanks 2 up
14  Oscar Gálvez 2 
  Jack McGrath 2 
  Maurice Trintignant 2 
17  Fred Agabashian 1.5 
  Paul Russo 1.5 
1  Ferrari / Ferrari 32 
2  Maserati / Maserati 22 
3  Gordini / Gordini 2 

West German Championship standings
1  Theo Helfrich 12 
2  Hans Herrmann 9 up
3  Kurt Adolff 6 up
  Hans Klenk 6 up
5  Wolfgang Seidel 6 up
6  Hans Blees 2 
  Ernst Lautenschlager 2 
8  Adolff Lang 1 
1  Ferrari / Ferrari 14 
2  Maserati / Maserati 10 
3  HWM / Alta 4 
  Veritas / Veritas 4 
5  EMW / EMW 1 
  Cooper / Bristol 1 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 2Car 1Car 4
EntrantScuderia FerrariScuderia FerrariScuderia Ferrari
Driver Nino Farina Alberto Ascari Alberto Ascari
Car Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500
EngineFerrari 2.0 L4Ferrari 2.0 L4Ferrari 2.0 L4
Time3:02'25.09'59.89'56.0
Speed135.047 km/h136.906 km/h137.779 km/h