Second edition of the Bordeaux Grand Prix : Alberto Ascari's triumph on a Ferrari F500. You can spot behind him Juan Manuel Fangio driving a Gordini. In 1952 and 1953, the Grand Prix championship was declassefied in "Formula 2" because there was a lack of 2,5 L engines necessary for the Formula 1 class. In those times, the monumental horses statues of the "colonne des Girondins" were missing. At that time they remained in Germany as spoil of war. They returned to their original place in 1982.