Red foursome

29. Dec 2019 
by Pierre Van Vliet

In the 50’s, it was not unusual to find a 4-3-4 starting grid with no less than four cars on the first row, like on this superb photo of Ascari and Hawthorn in their Ferrari, between the Maserati of Gonzalez and Fangio at the 1953 RAC British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

On the fast British track, victory went to Alberto Ascari at an average speed of nearly 150 km/h. The reigning World Champion, with 9 consecutive race wins (a record that still stands to this day), finished the race ahead of Fangio and another Ferrari 500, the one driven by veteran Nino Farina.

Source: Chop Artista

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