1952 Swiss Grand Prix

Grand Prix de Suisse

Sunday, May 18, 1952
Round:
1
Weather:
Warm and dry
Laps:
62
Fastest Lap:
Taruffi, 2m49.1
Country:
Switzerland
Circuit:
1952 season:
Report

The Swiss GP meeting on May 17th and 18th was held under ideal weather conditions but was marred by two fatal accidents during the motor-cycle races which preceded the Formula II Grand Prix. DE Bennett, a new rider in the Norton "works" team and Ercole Frigerio, the Italian sidecar champion, crashed in the closing stages of their races and were killed instantly. In the International sports-car race, Carraciola crashed his Mercedes and suffered a broken leg, and in the GP Rosier (Ferrari) and Abecassis (HWM) crashed but were unhurt.

Read more...