1955 Argentine Grand Prix

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Argentina  1955 Argentine Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 7 in the 1955 Formula One season
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Date 16 January 1955
Official name III Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina
Location Autódromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Course Permanent racing facility
3.912 km (2.431 mi)
Distance 96 laps, 375.552 km (233.376 mi)
Weather Very hot and dry
Pole position
Driver Argentina José Froilán González Ferrari
Time 1:43.1
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes
Time 1:48.3 on lap 45[1]
Podium
First Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes
Second Argentina José Froilán González
Italy Nino Farina
France Maurice Trintignant
Ferrari
Third Italy Nino Farina
France Maurice Trintignant
Italy Umberto Maglioli
Ferrari

The 1955 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Buenos Aires on January 16, 1955. It was the first round of the 1955 World Drivers' Championship.

The race was won from third on the grid by Juan Manuel Fangio for Mercedes. Ferrari drivers Nino Farina and Maurice Trintignant finished both second and third in two three-way shared drives with José Froilán González and Umberto Maglioli respectively.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 96 3:00:38.6 3 9
2 12 Argentina José Froilán González
Italy Nino Farina
France Maurice Trintignant
Ferrari 96 +1:29.6 1 2
2
2
3 10 Italy Nino Farina
France Maurice Trintignant
Italy Umberto Maglioli
Ferrari 94 +2 Laps 5 1 13
1 13
1 13
4 8 Germany Hans Herrmann
Germany Karl Kling
United Kingdom Stirling Moss
Mercedes 94 +2 Laps 10 1
1
1
5 18 Argentina Roberto Mieres Maserati 91 +5 Laps 16 2
6 28 United States Harry Schell
France Jean Behra
Maserati 88 +8 Laps 7
7 22 Italy Luigi Musso
Italy Sergio Mantovani
United States Harry Schell
Maserati 83 +13 Laps 18
Ret 20 Italy Sergio Mantovani
France Jean Behra
Italy Luigi Musso
Maserati 54 Engine 19
Ret 26 Argentina Clemar Bucci
United States Harry Schell
Argentina Carlos Menditeguy
Maserati 54 Fuel Pressure 20
Ret 42 Argentina Jesús Iglesias Gordini 38 Transmission 17
Ret 14 France Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 36 Engine 14
Ret 36 Italy Eugenio Castellotti
Italy Luigi Villoresi
Lancia 35 Accident 12
Ret 6 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes 29 Fuel System 8
Ret 30 Uruguay Alberto Uria Maserati 22 Out of Fuel 21
Ret 32 Italy Alberto Ascari Lancia 21 Accident 2
Ret 38 France Élie Bayol Gordini 7 Transmission 15
Ret 16 France Jean Behra Maserati 2 Accident 4
Ret 4 Germany Karl Kling Mercedes 2 Accident 6
Ret 34 Italy Luigi Villoresi Lancia 2 Fuel Leak 11
Ret 40 Argentina Pablo Birger Gordini 1 Accident 9
Ret 24 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Maserati 1 Accident 13

Notes[edit]

Drivers' Championship standings after the race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 9
2= France Maurice Trintignant 3 13
2= Italy Nino Farina 3 13
4 Argentina José Froilán González 2
5 Argentina Roberto Mieres 2
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included. Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Argentina 1955 – Best laps". STATS F1. Retrieved 1 July 2014. 


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