Ferrari 553

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Ferrari 553
CategoryFormula One
Technical specifications[1]
ChassisSingle-seater, tubular frame
Axle trackFront: 1,278 mm (50.3 in)
Rear: 1,250 mm (49 in)
Wheelbase2,160 mm (85 in)
EngineFerrari 1,984 cc (121.1 cu in) (1953)
2.5-litre (1954) L4 naturally aspirated, front engine, longitudinally mounted
TransmissionFerrari 4-speed manual
Weight590 kg (1,300 lb)
Competition history
Notable entrantsScuderia Ferrari
Notable driversItaly Giuseppe Farina
United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
Argentina Jose Froilan Gonzalez
Debut1953 Italian Grand Prix
Constructors' Championships0
Drivers' Championships0
n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to
Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only.

The Ferrari 553 was a racing car produced by Ferrari which raced in 1953 (when the World Championship was run to F2 regulations) as a Formula Two car and in 1954 as a Formula One car. The 1953 553 F2 car was raced in the 1953 World Drivers' Championship by Umberto Maglioli and Piero Carini. It was first raced at Monza in the 1953 Italian Grand Prix on September 13, 1953. In 1954 the Ferrari 553 F1 car replaced it when the World Championship returned to F1 specifications.

The car competed in six World Championship Grands Prix over the two seasons, making ten individual entries. Its only points finishing position was a win for Mike Hawthorn at the 1954 Spanish Grand Prix.

Formula One World Championship results[edit]


Year Entrant Engine Tyres Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1953 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 553 2.0 L4 P ARG 500 NED BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA
Umberto Maglioli 8
Piero Carini Ret
1954 Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 554 2.5 L4 P ARG 500 BEL FRA GBR GER SUI ITA ESP
Giuseppe Farina Ret WD
José Froilán González Ret Ret Ret
Mike Hawthorn Ret 1
Umberto Maglioli 7
Robert Manzon DNS
Maurice Trintignant Ret


  1. ^ a b "Ferrari 553". Stats F1. Retrieved 16 April 2016.
  2. ^ Small, Steve (1994). The Guinness Complete Grand Prix Who's Who. Guinness. pp. 94, 136, 161, 179, 239 and 244. ISBN 0851127029.

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