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British Grand Prix 1952

The 1952 British Grand Prix was a Formula Two race held on 19 July 1952 at Silverstone Circuit. It was race 5 of 8 in the 1952 World Championship of Drivers, in which each Grand Prix was run to Formula Two rules rather than the Formula One regulations normally used.

New pit facilities had been built on the straight between Woodcote and Copse corners; the original pits were located between Abbey and Woodcote.

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1952 British Grand Prix
Silverstone Circuit in 1952–1973 configuration
Race details
Date19 July 1952
Official name5th RAC British Grand Prix
LocationSilverstone Circuit
Silverstone, England
CoursePermanent racing facility
Course length4.7105 km (2.927 mi)
Distance85 laps, 400.307 km (248.739 mi)
WeatherOvercast, dry.
Attendance100,000 (estimate)
Pole position
Driver
  • Nino Farina
Ferrari
Time1:50.0
Fastest lap
Driver Alberto AscariFerrari
Time1:52.0
Podium
First
  • Alberto Ascari
Ferrari
Second
  • Piero Taruffi
Ferrari
Third
  • Mike Hawthorn
Cooper-Bristol
Lap leaders

Entries

NoDriverEntrantConstructorChassisEngineTyre
1 Graham WhiteheadPeter WhiteheadAltaAlta F2Alta F2 2.0 L4D
2 Bill AstonW.S. AstonAston ButterworthAston NB41Aston Butterworth F4 2.0 F4D
3 Kenneth McAlpineConnaught EngineeringConnaught-Lea FrancisConnaught ALea Francis 2.0 L4D
4 Ken DowningConnaught-Lea FrancisConnaught ALea Francis 2.0 L4D
5 Eric ThompsonConnaught-Lea FrancisConnaught ALea Francis 2.0 L4D
6 Dennis PooreConnaught-Lea FrancisConnaught ALea Francis 2.0 L4D
7 David MurrayEcurie EcosseCooper-BristolCooper T20Bristol BS1 2.0 L6D
8 Reg ParnellAHM BrydeCooper-BristolCooper T20Bristol BS1 2.0 L6D
9 Mike HawthornLeslie D. HawthornCooper-BristolCooper T20Bristol BS1 2.0 L6D
10 Eric BrandonEcurie RichmondCooper-BristolCooper T20Bristol BS1 2.0 L6D
11 Alan BrownCooper-BristolCooper T20Bristol BS1 2.0 L6D
12 Stirling MossEnglish Racing Automobiles Ltd.ERA-BristolERA GBristol BS1 2.0 L6D
14 Roy SalvadoriG. CapraraFerrariFerrari 500Ferrari Type 500 2.0 L4D
15 Alberto AscariScuderia FerrariFerrariFerrari 500Ferrari Type 500 2.0 L4P
16 Nino FarinaFerrariFerrari 500Ferrari Type 500 2.0 L4P
17 Piero TaruffiFerrariFerrari 500Ferrari Type 500 2.0 L4P
18 Louis RosierEcurie RosierFerrariFerrari 500Ferrari Type 500 2.0 L4D
19 Rudi FischerEcurie EspadonFerrariFerrari 500Ferrari Type 500 2.0 L4P
20 Peter HirtFerrariFerrari 212Ferrari 166 2.0 V12P
21 Peter WhiteheadPeter WhiteheadFerrariFerrari 125Ferrari 166 2.0 V12D
22 Ken WhartonScuderia FraneraFrazer Nash-BristolFrazer Nash FN48Bristol BS1 2.0 L6D
23 Tony CrookTony CrookFrazer Nash-BMWFrazer Nash 421BMW 328 2.0 L6D
24 Robert ManzonEquipe GordiniGordiniGordini T16Gordini 20 2.0 L6E
25 Maurice TrintignantGordiniGordini T16Gordini 20 2.0 L6E
26 Prince BiraGordiniGordini T16Gordini 20 2.0 L6E
27 Johnny ClaesEcurie BelgeSimca-GordiniSimca-Gordini T15Gordini 1500 1.5 L4E
28 Tony GazeTony GazeHWM-AltaHWM 52Alta F2 2.0 L4D
29 Peter CollinsHW MotorsHWM-AltaHWM 52Alta F2 2.0 L4D
30 Duncan HamiltonHWM-AltaHWM 52Alta F2 2.0 L4D
31 Lance MacklinHWM-AltaHWM 52Alta F2 2.0 L4D
32 Toulo de GraffenriedEnrico PlatéMaserati-PlatéMaserati 4CLT-48Platé 2.0 L4P
33 Harry SchellMaserati-PlatéMaserati 4CLT-48Platé 2.0 L4P
34 Gino BiancoEscuderia BandeirantesMaseratiMaserati A6GCMMaserati A6G 2.0 L6P
35 Eitel CantoniMaseratiMaserati A6GCMMaserati A6G 2.0 L6P
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Classification

Qualifying

PosNoDriverConstructorTimeGap
116 Nino FarinaFerrari1:50
215 Alberto AscariFerrari1:50+ 0
317 Piero TaruffiFerrari1:53+ 3
424 Robert ManzonGordini1:55+ 5
54 Ken DowningConnaught-Lea Francis1:56+ 6
68 Reg ParnellCooper-Bristol1:56+ 6
79 Mike HawthornCooper-Bristol1:56+ 6
86 Dennis PooreConnaught-Lea Francis1:56+ 6
95 Eric ThompsonConnaught-Lea Francis1:57+ 7
1026 Prince BiraGordini1:57+ 7
1130 Duncan HamiltonHWM-Alta1:57+ 7
121 Graham WhiteheadAlta1:58+ 8
1311 Alan BrownCooper-Bristol1:58+ 8
1429 Peter CollinsHWM-Alta1:58+ 8
1519 Rudi FischerFerrari1:58+ 8
1612 Stirling MossERA-Bristol1:59+ 9
173 Kenneth McAlpineConnaught-Lea Francis2:00+ 10
1810 Eric BrandonCooper-Bristol2:00+ 10
1914 Roy SalvadoriFerrari2:00+ 10
2021 Peter WhiteheadFerrari2:00+ 10
2125 Maurice TrintignantGordini2:00+ 10
227 David MurrayCooper-Bristol2:02+ 12
2327 Johnny ClaesSimca-Gordini-Gordini2:02+ 12
2420 Peter HirtFerrari2:03+ 13
2523 Tony CrookFrazer Nash-BMW2:03+ 13
2628 Tony GazeHWM-Alta2:05+ 15
2735 Eitel CantoniMaserati2:06+ 16
2834 Gino BiancoMaserati2:07+ 17
2931 Lance MacklinHWM-Alta2:08+ 18
302 Bill AstonAston Butterworth3:28+ 1:38
3132 Toulo de GraffenriedMaserati-PlatéNo time
3233 Harry SchellMaserati-PlatéNo time

Race

PosNoDriverConstructorLapsTime/RetiredGridPoints
115 Alberto AscariFerrari852:46:1129
217 Piero TaruffiFerrari84+1 lap36
39 Mike HawthornCooper-Bristol83+2 laps74
46 Dennis PooreConnaught-Lea Francis83+2 laps83
55 Eric ThompsonConnaught-Lea Francis82+3 laps92
616 Nino FarinaFerrari82+3 laps1
78 Reg ParnellCooper-Bristol82+3 laps6
814 Roy SalvadoriFerrari82+3 laps19
94 Ken DowningConnaught-Lea Francis82+3 laps5
1021 Peter WhiteheadFerrari81+4 laps20
1126 Prince BiraGordini81+4 laps10
121 Graham WhiteheadAlta80+5 laps12
1319 Rudi FischerFerrari80+5 laps15
1427 Johnny ClaesSimca-Gordini-Gordini79+6 laps23
1531 Lance MacklinHWM-Alta79+6 laps29
163 Kenneth McAlpineConnaught-Lea Francis79+6 laps17
1733 Harry SchellMaserati-Platé78+7 laps32
1834 Gino BiancoMaserati77+8 laps28
1932 Toulo de GraffenriedMaserati-Platé76+9 laps31
2010 Eric BrandonCooper-Bristol76+9 laps18
2123 Tony CrookFrazer Nash-BMW75+10 laps25
2211 Alan BrownCooper-Bristol69+16 laps13
Ret29 Peter CollinsHWM-Alta73Ignition14
Ret30 Duncan HamiltonHWM-Alta44Engine11
Ret12 Stirling MossERA-Bristol36Engine16
Ret25 Maurice TrintignantGordini21Gearbox21
Ret28 Tony GazeHWM-Alta19Engine26
Ret7 David MurrayCooper-Bristol14Engine22
Ret24 Robert ManzonGordini9Clutch4
Ret20 Peter HirtFerrari3Brakes24
Ret35 Eitel CantoniMaserati0Brakes27
DNS2 Bill AstonAston Butterworth0Non Starter
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Championship standings after the race

PosDriverPoints
1 Alberto Ascari27
2 Piero Taruffi19
3 Nino Farina12
4 Troy Ruttman8
5 Robert Manzon7
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References

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1952 French Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1952 season
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1952 German Grand Prix
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