Grand Prix Gold: Argentina 1953
Autosport relives the great races of the past, and while China's contribution to F1 has hardly been dull, none of its races have really fallen into folklore just yet. So we look back through the magazine's archives to the first grand prix to be staged outside Europe
Race report: The Argentine GP
1952 World Champion Ascari wins round one of the 1953 championship - Mike Hawthorn (Ferrari) fourth
By Autosport staff of the time
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