1952 Formula One season

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The 1952 Formula One season was the third of the championship. The champion was Alberto Ascari in a close battle.

World Championship season review[change | change source]

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Tyres Report
1 Switzerland Swiss Grand Prix May 18 Bremgarten Italy Piero Taruffi Italy Ferrari P Report
2 United States Indianapolis 500 May 30 Indianapolis United States Troy Ruttman United States Kuzma-Offenhauser F Report
3 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix June 22 Spa-Francorchamps Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari P Report
4 France French Grand Prix July 6 Rouen-Les-Essarts Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari P Report
5 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 19 Silverstone Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari P Report
6 West Germany German Grand Prix August 3 Nürburgring Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari E Report
7 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix August 17 Zandvoort Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari P Report
8 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 7 Monza Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari P Report

1952 Drivers Championship final standings[change | change source]

Pos. Driver SUI
Switzerland
500
United States
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
Pts.
1 Italy Alberto Ascari Ret 1* 1* 1* 1* 1* 1** 36 (53.5)
2 Italy Nino Farina Ret / Ret† 2 2 6 2 2 4 24 (27)
3 Italy Piero Taruffi 1* Ret 3 2 4 7 22
4 Switzerland Rudi Fischer 2 11† 13 3 Ret 10
5 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 4 Ret 3 4 Ret 10
6 France Robert Manzon Ret 3 4 Ret Ret 5 14 9
7 United States Troy Ruttman 1 8
8 Italy Luigi Villoresi 3 3 8
9 Argentina José Froilán González 2** 6.5
10 United States Jim Rathmann 2 6
11 France Jean Behra 3 Ret 7 5 Ret Ret 6
12 United States Sam Hanks 3 4
13 United Kingdom Ken Wharton 4 Ret Ret 9 3
14 United Kingdom Dennis Poore 4 12 3
15 United States Duane Carter 4 3
16 United Kingdom Alan Brown 5 6 22 15 2
17 France Maurice Trintignant 5 Ret Ret 6 Ret 2
18 Belgium Paul Frère 5 Ret Ret 2
19 Italy Felice Bonetto Ret 5 2
20 United States Art Cross 5 2
21 United Kingdom Eric Thompson 5 2
22 United States Bill Vukovich 17* 1
23 Belgium Roger Laurent 12 6 0
24 Switzerland Toulo de Graffenried 6 Ret† 19 DNQ 0
25 United Kingdom Peter Collins Ret Ret 6 Ret DNQ 0
26 France Andre Simon Ret† 6 0
27 United States Jimmy Bryan 6 0
28 Switzerland Peter Hirt 7 11† 0
29 Belgium Charles de Tornaco 7 Ret DNQ 0
30 United Kingdom Duncan Hamilton Ret 7 0
31 United States Jimmy Reece 7 0
32 United Kingdom Reg Parnell 7 0
33 West Germany Fritz Riess 7 0
34 United Kingdom Lance Macklin WD 11 9 15 8 DNQ 0
35 United Kingdom Eric Brandon 8 9 20 13 0
36 Brazil Chico Landi 9† 8 0
37 Belgium Johnny Claes 8 Ret 14 10 DNQ 0
38 West Germany Toni Ulmen Ret 8 0
39 United States George Connor 8 0
40 France Philippe Etancelin 8 0
41 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori 8 0
42 United Kingdom Ken Downing 9 Ret 0
43 United States Cliff Griffith 9 0
44 West Germany Helmut Niedermayr 9 0
45 Netherlands Jan Flinterman 9† 0
46 Thailand Prince Bira Ret 10 Ret 11 0
47 France Louis Rosier Ret Ret Ret 10 0
48 United Kingdom Peter Whitehead Ret 10 DNQ 0
49 United States Johnnie Parsons 10 0
50 France Yves Giraud Cabantous 10 0
51 Uruguay Eitel Cantoni Ret Ret 11 0
52 United States Jack McGrath 11 0
53 West Germany Hans Klenk 11 0
54 United States Jim Rigsby 12 0
55 Italy Franco Comotti 12 0
56 United Kingdom Graham Whitehead 12 0
57 West Germany Ernst Klodwig 12 0
58 United States Joe James 13 0
59 United States Bill Schindler 14 0
60 United States Robert O'Brien 14 0
61 Australia Tony Gaze 15 Ret Ret DNQ 0
62 United States George Fonder 15 0
63 United Kingdom Kenneth McAlpine 16 Ret 0
64 United States Eddie Johnson 16 0
65 United States Harry Schell Ret Ret† 17 0
66 Brazil Gino Bianco 18 Ret Ret Ret 0
67 United States Chuck Stevenson 18 0
68 United States Henry Banks 19 0
69 United States Manny Ayulo 20 0
70 United States Johnny McDowell 21 0
71 United Kingdom Tony Crook 21 0
United Kingdom Stirling Moss WD Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
Italy Piero Carini Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Bill Aston DNS Ret DNQ 0
West Germany Hans Stuck Ret DNQ 0
United Kingdom George Abecassis Ret 0
Switzerland Max de Terra Ret 0
United States Spider Webb Ret 0
United States Rodger Ward Ret 0
United States Tony Bettenhausen Ret 0
United States Duke Nalon Ret 0
United States Fred Agabashian Ret 0
United States Bob Sweikert Ret 0
United States Gene Hartley Ret 0
United States Bob Scott Ret 0
United States Chet Miller Ret 0
United States Bobby Ball Ret 0
United States Andy Linden Ret 0
United Kingdom Robin Montgomerie-Charrington Ret 0
United Kingdom David Murray Ret 0
West Germany Willi Heeks Ret 0
West Germany Adolf Brudes Ret 0
France Marcel Balsa Ret 0
West Germany Bernd Nacke Ret 0
West Germany Rudolf Krause Ret 0
Switzerland Rudolf Schoeller Ret 0
West Germany Paul Pietsch Ret 0
West Germany Theo Helfrich Ret 0
West Germany Josef Peters Ret 0
Netherlands Dries van der Lof Ret 0
Italy Franco Rol Ret 0
France Elie Bayol Ret 0
Argentina Alberto Crespo DNQ 0
Italy Piero Dusio DNQ 0
Pos. Driver SUI
Switzerland
500
United States
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
NED
Netherlands
ITA
Italy
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
  • * Fastest lap (1 point awarded)
  • ** Multiple drivers set equal fastest lap times, thus sharing the 1 point.
  • † Position shared between more drivers of the same car
  • Only the best 4 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

Non-Championship race results[change | change source]

Formula One/Two Grand Prix races, which did not count towards the World Championship, also held in 1952.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
Brazil XI Grande Prêmio Cidade do Rio de Janeiro Gávea January 20 Argentina José Froilán González Italy Ferrari Report
Italy II Gran Premio di Siracusa Syracuse March 16 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari Report
Italy VI Gran Premio del Valentino Valentino Park April 6 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Ferrari Report
United Kingdom IV Richmond Trophy Goodwood April 14 Argentina José Froilán González Italy Ferrari Report
United Kingdom IV Lavant Cup Goodwood April 14 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol Report
France XIII Grand Prix de Pau Pau April 14 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari Report
United Kingdom I Ibsley Grand Prix Ringwood April 19 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol Report
France X Grand Prix de Marseille Marseille April 27 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari Report
United Kingdom IV BRDC International Trophy Silverstone May 10 United Kingdom Lance Macklin United Kingdom HWM-Alta Report
Finland XIV Eläintarhanajot Eläintarha May 11 Belgium Roger Laurent France Talbot-Lago Report
Italy V Gran Premio di Napoli Posillipo May 11 Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Ferrari Report
Germany XVI Internationales ADAC Eifelrennen Nürburgring May 25 Switzerland Rudi Fischer Italy Ferrari Report
France VI Grand Prix de Paris Montlhéry May 25 Italy Piero Taruffi Italy Ferrari Report
France XIV Grand Prix de l'Albigeois Albi June 1 France Louis Rosier Italy Ferrari Report
Belgium XXII Grand Prix des Frontières Chimay June 1 Belgium Paul Frère United Kingdom HWM-Alta Report
United Kingdom VI Ulster Trophy Dundrod June 7 Italy Piero Taruffi Italy Ferrari Report
Italy V Gran Premio dell'Autodromo di Monza Monza June 8 Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Ferrari Report
France IV Circuit du Lac Aix-les-Bains June 8 France Jean Behra France Gordini Report
United Kingdom I West Essex CC Race Boreham June 21 United Kingdom Reg Parnell United Kingdom Cooper-Bristol Report
France XX Grand Prix de la Marne Reims June 29 France Jean Behra France Gordini Report
France II Grand Prix de Sables d'Olonne Sables July 13 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Ferrari Report
France I Grand Prix de Caen Caen July 27 France Maurice Trintignant France Gordini Report
United Kingdom II Daily Mail Trophy Boreham August 2 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Ferrari Report
France XVI Grand Prix de Comminges Comminges August 10 France André Simon Italy Ferrari Report
United Kingdom I National Trophy Turnberry August 23 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn United Kingdom Connaught Report
France XI Grand Prix de la Baule La Baule August 24 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Ferrari Report
Italy III Gran Premio di Modena Modena September 14 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Ferrari Report
France IV Circuit de Cadours Cadours September 14 France Louis Rosier Italy Ferrari Report
United Kingdom V Madgwick Cup Goodwood September 27 United Kingdom Ken Downing United Kingdom Connaught Report
Germany VIII Internationales Avusrennen AVUS September 28 Switzerland Rudi Fischer Italy Ferrari Report
United Kingdom Joe Fry Memorial Trophy Castle Combe October 4 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Italy Ferrari Report
United Kingdom I Newcastle Journal Trophy Charterhall October 11 United Kingdom Dennis Poore United Kingdom Connaught Report
Brazil XII Grande Prémio da Cidade de Rio de Janeiro Gávea December 14 Brazil Henrique Casini Italy Ferrari Report