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  • Italian Grand Prix 1953
  • Fangio brings down curtain on Ascari era
  • September 13, 1953: The curtain came down on the two-year dalliance with Formula Two at Monza with a symbolic passing over of the mantle from Alberto Ascari to Juan Manuel Fangio

  • Swiss Grand Prix 1953
  • Ascari disobeys team order to take final victory
  • August 23, 1953: Alberto Ascari had secured his second championship three weeks earlier at the Nurburgring, and he underlined his two-season dominance with victory in the Swiss Grand Prix

  • German Grand Prix 1953
  • Ascari's title but Farina turns back the clock
  • August 2, 1953: Alberto Ascari duly secured his second successive world championship, although he did so while out of the places for only the second time in two seasons

  • French Grand Prix 1953
  • Hawthorn wins a French epic
  • July 5, 1953: Mike Hawthorn won an epic French Grand Prix, edging out Juan Manuel Fangio on the line

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