12th pole position for Juan Manuel FANGIO
First pole position for Mercedes as constructor
First pole position for Mercedes as engine builder

Average : 200.048 km/h
Juan Manuel FANGIO
3. A.ASCARI
Maserati
2'30''500
2. K.KLING
Mercedes
2'30''400
1. J.FANGIO
Mercedes
2'29''400
5. O.MARIMON
Maserati
2'31''600
4. J.GONZALEZ
Ferrari
2'30''600
8. M.HAWTHORN
Ferrari
2'35''600
7. H.HERRMANN
Mercedes
2'35''300
6. P.BIRA
Maserati
2'35''100
10. R.SALVADORI
Maserati
2'36''300
13. L.ROSIER
Ferrari
2'42''100
12. R.MANZON
Ferrari
2'42''000
11. R.MIERES
Maserati
2'38''700
15. L.MACKLIN
HWM Alta
2'52''500
14. L.VILLORESI
Maserati
2'42''700
16. K.WHARTON
Maserati
3'09''300