1952 Formula One season

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1952 Formula One season
Drivers' Champion: Alberto Ascari
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The 1952 Formula One season was the sixth season of FIA Formula One motor racing. In comparison to previous seasons, the 1952 season consisted of a relatively small number of Formula One races, following the decision to run all the Grand Prix events counting towards the World Championship of Drivers to Formula Two regulations rather than Formula One. The Indianapolis 500, which also counted towards the World Championship, was still run to AAA regulations as in previous seasons.

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The 3rd FIA World Championship of Drivers, which began on 18 May and ended on 7 September after eight races, was won by Alberto Ascari, driving for Scuderia Ferrari.

In addition to the Formula One races and the World Championship Formula Two races, numerous other Formula Two races, which did not count towards the Championship, were held during the year.

World Championship season summary

Alfa Romeo, unable to fund a new car, withdrew from racing, while BRM had been preparing two V16-powered cars for the season but withdrew them before an April race at Valentino Park, Turin, whilst attempting to enlist Juan Manuel Fangio as teammate to Stirling Moss, leaving Ferrari as the only serious Formula One contender. This led World Championship organizers to run their races for Formula Two, [1] utilising 2-litre naturally aspirated engines, which meant larger fields and a greater variety of cars, even if the victories all went to Ferrari. Ascari won the six Grands Prix he entered, missing the Swiss race because he was at Indianapolis qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 – the first European to do so in the World Championship era. Maserati and Gordini offered little challenge, but Mike Hawthorn's drives in his Cooper would earn him a works Ferrari drive in 1953. Reigning champion Fangio, badly injured in an early season crash at Monza, took no part in the championship, but was to go on to drive for BRM.

Race 1: Switzerland

For the second successive season, the opening round of the Championship was the Swiss Grand Prix, held at the Bremgarten Circuit in Bern. Ferrari's lead driver Alberto Ascari was absent due to his participation in the Indianapolis 500 so it was left to his teammates Nino Farina and Piero Taruffi to secure the first two places on the grid. Farina led from the start until he retired with Magneto failure, leaving Taruffi to win his only championship Grand Prix and also to take the extra point for fastest lap. Farina took over the car of his other teammate, Andre Simon, and was battling debutant Jean Behra for second place before both hit mechanical trouble, Farina again unable to continue. It was therefore privateer Rudi Fischer who completed a Ferrari 1-2, with Jean Behra in third for Gordini. Ken Wharton finished fourth driving a Frazer-Nash, the manufacturer's only ever points finish.

Race 2: Indianapolis 500

As usual, the Indianapolis 500 had little bearing on the result of the Championship, although regular Ferrari driver Albero Ascari did compete, retiring after 40 laps. The race was dominated by Bill Vukovich, who led 150 laps before retiring. It was left to Troy Ruttman to win the race from Jim Rathmann and Sam Hanks.

Race 3: Belgium

Ascari returned to Ferrari for Round 3 of the Championship at Spa-Francorchamps, with Maserati still absent as they developed their A6GCM. The Ferrari cars dominated the whole weekend, with Ascari taking pole, the race win and fastest lap while leading every lap bar one. He was followed home by teammate Nino Farina and Robert Manzon finished in third for Gordini. Jean Behra again impressed as he led the opening lap before falling behind the Ferrari juggernaut and eventually retiring after a incident with the third Ferrari of Piero Taruffi.

Race 4: France

Scuderia Ferrari dominated once again at Rouen, taking all three podium places. Ascari led all the way from pole position to assume the Championship lead and achieve his fourth career victory, drawing him level to his teammate Nino Farina who finished second. Piero Taruffi finished third after falling behind the Gordinis of Robert Manzon and Jean Behra at the start. It was Manzon who was the highest Non-Ferrari finisher ahead of his teammate Maurice Trintignant who was driving an older model.

Race 5: Britain

Although Ascari again dominated, it wasn't plain sailing for his teammates as Ferrari eventually dominated as they had done throughout the year. It was the Italian's third consecutive victory that further strengthened his eventually successful championship challenge as his main competitor, Nino Farina failed to score despite taking pole position. The third Ferrari of Piero Taruffi dropped down to ninth at the start but eventually recovered to take second place while a pitstop for new spark plugs meant Farina finished in sixth position. It was a triumphant day for British cars and drivers, with Mike Hawthorn taking his first podium driving a Cooper-Bristol, while British cars and drivers occupied the other points paying positions.

Race 6: Germany

The belated arrival of the Maserati factory team failed to stop the dominance of Ferrari, with Alberto Ascari clinching his first World Title and eclipsing the injured Juan Manuel Fangio's win record. It was his fourth consecutive victory of the season, again leading every race lap from pole position. He did briefly lose the race lead to Farina after pitting for oil, but this is not reflected in the lap charts as he caught and passed his teammate before they crossed the line at the end of the lap. Farina finished second and privateer Ferrari driver Rudi Fischer finished third ahead of the works car of Taruffi to ensure a Ferrari 1-2-3-4. Jean Behra scored the final points for Gordini just ahead of another Ferrari car, this time driven by Roger Laurent.

Race 7: Netherlands

Race 8: Italy

World Championship season review

The 1952 World Championship of Drivers was contested over an eight race series.

RndRaceCircuitDatePole positionFastest lapWinning driverConstructorTyreReport
1 Flag of Switzerland.svg Swiss Grand Prix Bremgarten 18 May Flag of Italy.svg Giuseppe Farina Flag of Italy.svg Piero Taruffi Flag of Italy.svg Piero Taruffi Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari P Report
2 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 30 May Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Fred Agabashian Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Bill Vukovich Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Troy Ruttman Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Kuzma-Offenhauser F Report
3 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps 22 June Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari P Report
4 Flag of France.svg French Grand Prix Rouen-Les-Essarts 6 July Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari P Report
5 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg British Grand Prix Silverstone 19 July Flag of Italy.svg Giuseppe Farina Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari P Report
6 Flag of Germany.svg German Grand Prix Nürburgring 3 August Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari P Report
7 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort 17 August Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari P Report
8 Flag of Italy.svg Italian Grand Prix Monza 7 September Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari
Flag of Argentina.svg José Froilán González
Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari P Report

All 1952 World Championship Grand Prix events were restricted to Formula Two cars and the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, which also counted towards the 1952 AAA Championship, was contested by AAA National Championship cars. The Spanish Grand Prix was scheduled to be held on 26 October at the Pedralbes Circuit in Barcelona, but was cancelled. [2]

Teams and drivers

Italian Alberto Ascari won the 1952 World Championship of Drivers Alberto Ascari.jpg
Italian Alberto Ascari won the 1952 World Championship of Drivers

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1952 FIA World Championship of Drivers. The list does not include those that contested only the Indianapolis 500 event.

EntrantConstructorChassisEngineTyreDriverRounds
Flag of Germany.svg AFM AFM-Küchen AFM Küchen 2.0 V8 E Flag of Germany.svg Hans Stuck 1
Flag of Germany.svg Toni Ulmen Veritas Meteor Veritas 2.0 L6 D Flag of Germany.svg Toni Ulmen 1, 6
Flag of France.svg Equipe Gordini Gordini 16
16S
15
Gordini 20 2.0 L6
Gordini 1500 1.5 L4
E Flag of France.svg Jean Behra 1, 3–4, 6–8
Flag of France.svg Robert Manzon 1, 3–8
Flag of Thailand.svg Birabongse Bhanudej 1, 3–5
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Johnny Claes 3
Flag of France.svg Maurice Trintignant 4–8
Flag of France.svg Ecurie Rosier Ferrari 500
166/F2
Ferrari 500 2.0 L4
Ferrari 166 2.0 V12
D
P
Flag of France.svg Louis Rosier 1, 3–4, 8
Flag of France.svg Maurice Trintignant 1
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg HW Motors HWM-Alta 52
51/52
Alta F2 2.0 L4 D Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George Abecassis 1
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Peter Collins 1, 3–6, 8
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lance Macklin 1, 3–5, 7–8
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Stirling Moss 1
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Paul Frère 3, 6
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Roger Laurent 3
Flag of France.svg Yves Giraud-Cabantous 4
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Duncan Hamilton 5, 7
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Johnny Claes 6
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dries van der Lof 7
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Scuderia Franera Frazer-Nash-Bristol FN48 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ken Wharton 1, 3, 7–8
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ecurie Richmond Cooper-Bristol T20 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eric Brandon 1, 3, 5, 8
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alan Brown 1, 3, 5, 8
Flag of Italy.svg Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 500
375S*
Ferrari 500 2.0 L4
Ferrari 375 4.5 V12*
P

F

Flag of Italy.svg Giuseppe Farina 1, 3–8
Flag of Italy.svg Piero Taruffi 1, 3–6, 8
Flag of France.svg Andre Simon 1, 8
Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari 2–8
Flag of Italy.svg Luigi Villoresi 7–8
Flag of Switzerland.svg Enrico Platé Maserati-Platé 4CLT/48 Platé 2.0 L4 P Flag of Switzerland.svg Toulo de Graffenried 1, 4–5, 8
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Harry Schell 1, 4–5
Flag of Argentina.svg Alberto Crespo 8
Flag of Switzerland.svg Ecurie Espadon Ferrari 500
212
Ferrari 500 2.0 L4
Ferrari 166 2.0 V12
P Flag of Switzerland.svg Rudi Fischer 1, 4–6, 8
Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Hirt 1, 4–5
Flag of Switzerland.svg Rudolf Schoeller 6
Flag of Germany.svg Hans Stuck 8
Flag of Switzerland.svg Alfred Dattner Simca-Gordini 11 Gordini 1500 1.5 L4 E Flag of Switzerland.svg Max de Terra 1
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Leslie D. Hawthorn Cooper-Bristol T20 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Hawthorn 3, 5, 7–8
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg English Racing Automobiles Ltd ERA-Bristol G Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Stirling Moss 3, 5, 7
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Ecurie Francorchamps Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 2.0 L4 E Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Charles de Tornaco 3, 7–8
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Roger Laurent 6
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Arthur Legat Veritas Meteor Veritas 2.0 L6 E Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Arthur Legat 3
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Robin Montgomerie-Charrington Aston-Butterworth NB42 Butterworth 2.0 F4 D Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Robin Montgomerie-Charrington 3
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tony Gaze HWM-Alta 52 Alta F2 2.0 L4 D Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tony Gaze 3, 5–6, 8
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Robert O' Brien Simca-Gordini 15 Gordini 1500 1.5 L4 E Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Robert O' Brien 3
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Peter Whitehead Alta
Ferrari
F2
125/F2
Alta F2 2.0 L4
Ferrari 166 2.0 V12
D Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Peter Whitehead 4–5, 8
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Graham Whitehead 5
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Escuderia Bandeirantes Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P Flag of France.svg Philippe Étancelin 4
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Gino Bianco 5–8
Flag of Uruguay.svg Eitel Cantoni 5–6, 8
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Chico Landi 7–8
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan Flinterman 7
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Ecurie Belge Simca-Gordini 15 Gordini 1500 1.5 L4 E Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Johnny Claes 4–5
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Paul Frère 7
Flag of Italy.svg Scuderia Marzotto Ferrari 166/F2 Ferrari 166 2.0 V12 P Flag of Italy.svg Franco Comotti 4
Flag of Italy.svg Piero Carini 4, 6
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Archie Bryde
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg AHM Bryde
Cooper-Bristol T20 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Hawthorn 4
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Reg Parnell 5
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg W.S. Aston Aston-Butterworth NB41 Butterworth 2.0 F4 D Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bill Aston 5–6, 8
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Connaught Engineering Connaught-Lea Francis A Lea Francis 2.0 L4 D Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Kenneth McAlpine 5, 8
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ken Downing 5
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eric Thompson 5
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dennis Poore 5, 8
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Stirling Moss 8
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ecurie Ecosse Cooper-Bristol T20 Bristol BS1 2.0 L6 D Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Murray 5
Flag of Italy.svg G. Caprara Ferrari 500 Ferrari 500 2.0 L4 D Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Roy Salvadori 5
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tony Crook Frazer-Nash-BMW 421 BMW 328 2.0 L6 D Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tony Crook 5
Flag of France.svg Marcel Balsa Balsa-BMW Spécial BMW 328 2.0 L6 E Flag of France.svg Marcel Balsa 6
Flag of Germany.svg Fritz Riess Veritas RS Veritas 2.0 L6  ? Flag of Germany.svg Fritz Riess 6
Flag of Germany.svg Theo Helfrich Veritas RS Veritas 2.0 L6  ? Flag of Germany.svg Theo Helfrich 6
Flag of Germany.svg Willi Heeks AFM-BMW 8 BMW 328 2.0 L6  ? Flag of Germany.svg Willi Heeks 6
Flag of Germany.svg Helmut Niedermayr AFM-BMW 6 BMW 328 2.0 L6  ? Flag of Germany.svg Helmut Niedermayr 6
Flag of Germany.svg Adolf Brudes Veritas RS Veritas 2.0 L6  ? Flag of Germany.svg Adolf Brudes 6
Flag of Germany.svg Motor Presse Verlag Veritas Meteor Veritas 2.0 L6  ? Flag of Germany.svg Paul Pietsch 6
Flag of Germany.svg Hans Klenk Veritas Meteor Veritas 2.0 L6  ? Flag of Germany.svg Hans Klenk 6
Flag of Germany.svg Josef Peters Veritas RS Veritas 2.0 L6  ? Flag of Germany.svg Josef Peters 6
Flag of Germany.svg Bernhard Nacke Nacke-BMW Eigenbau BMW 328 2.0 L6  ? Flag of Germany.svg Günther Bechem 6
Flag of Germany.svg Ludwig Fischer AFM-BMW 8 BMW 328 2.0 L6  ? Flag of Germany.svg Ludwig Fischer 6
Flag of Germany.svg Willi Krakau AFM-BMW 6 BMW 328 2.0 L6  ? Flag of Germany.svg Willi Krakau 6
Krakau-BMW Eigenbau Flag of Germany.svg Harry Merkel 6
Flag of Germany.svg Ernst Klodwig Heck-BMW Eigenbau BMW 328 2.0 L6  ? Flag of Germany.svg Ernst Klodwig 6
Flag of Germany.svg Rudolf Krause Reif-BMW Eigenbau BMW 328 2.0 L6  ? Flag of Germany.svg Rudolf Krause 6
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ken Downing Connaught-Lea Francis A Lea Francis 2.0 L4 D Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ken Downing 7
Flag of Italy.svg Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati A6GCM Maserati A6 2.0 L6 P Flag of Italy.svg Felice Bonetto 6, 8
Flag of Italy.svg Franco Rol 8
Flag of Argentina.svg José Froilán González 8
Flag of France.svg Élie Bayol OSCA 20 OSCA 2000 2.0 L6 P Flag of France.svg Élie Bayol 8
Flag of Italy.svg Piero Dusio Cisitalia-BPM D46 BPM 2.0 L4 P Flag of Italy.svg Piero Dusio 8
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Vicomtesse de Walckiers Simca-Gordini 15 Gordini 1500 1.5 L4 E Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Johnny Claes 8

* Car entered only in the Indianapolis 500 race

1952 Drivers' Championship – final standings

Alberto Ascari won the championship driving a Ferrari 500 Ferrari500F2.jpg
Alberto Ascari won the championship driving a Ferrari 500

Points were awarded to top five finishers in each race on an 8–6–4–3–2 basis. One point was awarded for fastest lap. Points for shared drives were divided equally between the drivers, regardless of who had driven more laps. Only the best four of eight scores counted towards the World Championship.

Pos.Driver SUI
Flag of Switzerland.svg
500
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg
BEL
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
FRA
Flag of France.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ITA
Flag of Italy.svg
Pts.
1 Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Ret1111(1)(1)36 (53.5)
2 Flag of Italy.svg Giuseppe Farina Ret22622(4)24 (27)
3 Flag of Italy.svg Piero Taruffi 1Ret324722
4 Flag of Switzerland.svg Rudi Fischer 211†133Ret10
= Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Hawthorn 4Ret34NC10
6 [3] Flag of France.svg Robert Manzon Ret34RetRet5149
7 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Troy Ruttman 18
= Flag of Italy.svg Luigi Villoresi 338
9 Flag of Argentina.svg José Froilán González 26.5
10 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jim Rathmann 26
= Flag of France.svg Jean Behra 3Ret75RetRet6
12 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Sam Hanks 34
13 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ken Wharton 4RetRet93
= Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dennis Poore 4123
= Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Duane Carter 43
16 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alan Brown 5622152
= Flag of France.svg Maurice Trintignant DNS5RetRet6Ret2
= Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Paul Frère 5RetRet2
= Flag of Italy.svg Felice Bonetto DSQ52
= Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Art Cross 52
= Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eric Thompson 52
22 Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Bill Vukovich 171
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Roger Laurent 1260
Flag of Switzerland.svg Toulo de Graffenried 6Ret†19DNQ0
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Peter Collins RetRet6RetDNSDNQ0
Flag of France.svg André Simon Ret†60
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jimmy Bryan 60
Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Hirt 711†Ret0
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Charles de Tornaco 7RetDNQ0
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Duncan Hamilton Ret70
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jimmy Reece 70
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Reg Parnell 70
Flag of Germany.svg Fritz Riess 70
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lance Macklin Ret119158DNQ0
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Eric Brandon 8920130
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Chico Landi 9†80
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Johnny Claes 8Ret1410DNQ0
Flag of Germany.svg Toni Ulmen Ret80
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg George Connor 80
Flag of France.svg Philippe Étancelin 80
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Roy Salvadori 80
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ken Downing 9Ret0
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Cliff Griffith 90
Flag of Germany.svg Helmut Niedermayr 90
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jan Flinterman 9†0
Flag of Thailand.svg Birabongse Bhanudej Ret10Ret110
Flag of France.svg Louis Rosier RetRetRet100
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Peter Whitehead Ret10DNQ0
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Johnnie Parsons 100
Flag of France.svg Yves Giraud-Cabantous 100
Flag of Uruguay.svg Eitel Cantoni RetRet110
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jack McGrath 110
Flag of Germany.svg Hans Klenk 110
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Jim Rigsby 120
Flag of Italy.svg Franco Comotti 120
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Graham Whitehead 120
Flag of Germany.svg Ernst Klodwig 120
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Joe James 130
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Bill Schindler 140
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Robert O'Brien 140
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Tony Gaze 15RetRetDNQ0
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg George Fonder 150
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Kenneth McAlpine 16Ret0
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Eddie Johnson 160
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Harry Schell RetRet†170
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg Gino Bianco 18RetRetRet0
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Chuck Stevenson 180
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Henry Banks 190
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Manny Ayulo 200
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Johnny McDowell 210
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tony Crook 210
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dries van der Lof NC0
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Stirling Moss RetRetRetRetRet0
Flag of Italy.svg Piero Carini RetRet0
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bill Aston DNSRetDNQ0
Flag of Germany.svg Hans Stuck RetDNQ0
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg George Abecassis Ret0
Flag of Switzerland.svg Max de Terra Ret0
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Spider Webb Ret0
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Rodger Ward Ret0
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Tony Bettenhausen Ret0
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Duke Nalon Ret0
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Fred Agabashian Ret0
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Bob Sweikert Ret0
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Gene Hartley Ret0
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Bob Scott Ret0
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Chet Miller Ret0
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Bobby Ball Ret0
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg Andy Linden Ret0
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Robin Montgomerie-Charrington Ret0
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg David Murray Ret0
Flag of Germany.svg Willi Heeks Ret0
Flag of Germany.svg Adolf Brudes Ret0
Flag of France.svg Marcel Balsa Ret0
Flag of Germany.svg Günther Bechem Ret0
Flag of Germany.svg Rudolf Krause Ret0
Flag of Switzerland.svg Rudolf Schoeller Ret0
Flag of Germany.svg Paul Pietsch Ret0
Flag of Germany.svg Theo Helfrich Ret0
Flag of Germany.svg Josef Peters Ret0
Flag of Italy.svg Franco Rol Ret0
Flag of France.svg Élie Bayol Ret0
Flag of Germany.svg Willi Krakau DNS0
Flag of Germany.svg Ludwig Fischer DNS0
Flag of Germany.svg Harry Merkel DNS0
Flag of Argentina.svg Alberto Crespo DNQ0
Flag of Italy.svg Piero Dusio DNQ0
Pos.Driver SUI
Flag of Switzerland.svg
500
Flag of the United States (1912-1959).svg
BEL
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg
FRA
Flag of France.svg
GBR
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
GER
Flag of Germany.svg
NED
Flag of the Netherlands.svg
ITA
Flag of Italy.svg
Pts.
Key
ColourResult
GoldWinner
Silver2nd place
Bronze3rd place
GreenOther points position
BlueOther classified position
Not classified, finished (NC)
PurpleNot classified, retired (Ret)
RedDid not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
BlackDisqualified (DSQ)
WhiteDid not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
BlankDid not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)
Did not enter (cell empty)
Text formattingMeaning
Bold Pole position
Italics Fastest lap

Non-championship races

Other Formula One/Formula Two races, which did not count towards the World Championship of Drivers, were also held in 1952.

Race nameCircuitDateFormulaWinning driverConstructorReport
Flag of Brazil (1889-1960).svg XI Grande Prêmio Cidade do Rio de Janeiro Gávea 20 January Formula Libre [4] Flag of Argentina.svg José Froilán González Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
Flag of Italy.svg II Gran Premio di Siracusa Syracuse 16 March Formula Two [5] Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
Flag of Italy.svg VI Gran Premio del Valentino Valentino Park 6 April Formula One [5] Flag of Italy.svg Luigi Villoresi Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg IV Richmond Trophy Goodwood 14 April Formula One [6] Flag of Argentina.svg José Froilán González Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg IV Lavant Cup Goodwood 14 April Formula Two [7] Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Hawthorn Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cooper-Bristol Report
Flag of France.svg XIII Pau Grand Prix Pau 14 April Formula Two [5] Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg I Ibsley Grand Prix Ringwood 19 April Formula Two [8] Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Hawthorn Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cooper-Bristol Report
Flag of France.svg X Grand Prix de Marseille Marseille 27 April Formula Two [5] Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg I Aston Martin Owners Club Grand Prix Snetterton 3 May Formula Two [9] Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dickie Stoop Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Frazer Nash-Bristol [9] Report
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg IV BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 10 May Formula Two [5] Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lance Macklin Flag of the United Kingdom.svg HWM-Alta Report
Flag of Finland.svg XIV Eläintarhanajot Eläintarharata 11 May Formula One [10] Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Roger Laurent Flag of France.svg Talbot-Lago Report
Flag of Italy.svg V Gran Premio di Napoli Posillipo 11 May Formula Two [5] Flag of Italy.svg Giuseppe Farina Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
Flag of Germany.svg XVI Internationales ADAC Eifelrennen Nürburgring 25 May Formula Two [5] Flag of Switzerland.svg Rudi Fischer Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
Flag of France.svg VI Grand Prix de Paris Montlhéry 25 May Formula Two [5] Flag of Italy.svg Piero Taruffi Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
Flag of France.svg XIV Grand Prix de l'Albigeois Albi 1 June Formula One [5] Flag of France.svg Louis Rosier Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg XXII Grand Prix des Frontières Chimay 1 June Formula Two [5] Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Paul Frère Flag of the United Kingdom.svg HWM-Alta Report
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg VI Ulster Trophy Dundrod 7 June Formula One [5] Flag of Italy.svg Piero Taruffi Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
Flag of Italy.svg V Gran Premio dell'Autodromo di Monza Monza 8 June Formula Two [5] Flag of Italy.svg Giuseppe Farina Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
Flag of France.svg IV Aix les Bains Circuit du Lac Aix-les-Bains 8 June Formula Two [5] Flag of France.svg Jean Behra Flag of France.svg Gordini Report
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg I West Essex CC Race Boreham 21 June Formula Two [11] Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Reg Parnell Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cooper-Bristol Report
Flag of France.svg XVI Grand Prix de la Marne Reims 29 June Formula Two [12] Flag of France.svg Jean Behra Flag of France.svg Gordini Report
Flag of France.svg II Grand Prix de Sables d'Olonne Sables 13 July Formula Two [5] Flag of Italy.svg Luigi Villoresi Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
Flag of France.svg I Grand Prix de Caen Caen 27 July Formula Two [13] Flag of France.svg Maurice Trintignant Flag of France.svg Gordini Report
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg II Daily Mail Trophy Boreham 2 August Formula Two [5] Flag of Italy.svg Luigi Villoresi Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
Flag of France.svg XVI Grand Prix de Comminges Comminges 10 August Formula Two [5] Flag of France.svg André Simon
Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari
Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg I National Trophy Turnberry 23 August Formula Two [14] Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Hawthorn Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Connaught Report
Flag of France.svg XI Grand Prix de la Baule La Baule 24 August Formula Two [5] Flag of Italy.svg Alberto Ascari Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
Flag of Italy.svg III Gran Premio di Modena Modena 14 September Formula Two [5] Flag of Italy.svg Luigi Villoresi Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
Flag of France.svg IV Circuit de Cadours Cadours 14 September Formula Two [5] Flag of France.svg Louis Rosier Flag of Italy.svg Ferrari Report
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