1955 Belgian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 4 of 7 in the 1955 Formula One season
Spa-Francorchamps layout
Spa-Francorchamps layout
Date June 5, 1955
Official name XVII GROTE PRIJS VAN BELGIE
Location Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Course Permanent racing facility
14.120 km (8.774 mi)
Distance 36 laps, 508.320 km (315.855 mi)
Pole position
Driver Italy Eugenio Castellotti Lancia
Time 4:18.1
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes
Time 4:20.6
Podium
First Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes
Second United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes
Third Italy Nino Farina Ferrari

The 1955 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Spa-Francorchamps on June 5, 1955. It was the fourth round of the 1955 World Drivers' Championship.

Race report[edit]

This was the easiest of wins for Mercedes. With the absence of Lancia, there was very little competition. Fangio disappeared into the distance with Moss tracking him round. Private entrant Eugenio Castellotti retired after 16 laps, Jean Behra crashed and Hawthorn's Vanwall had an oil leak The domination of the silver cars was such that they came in over 2 minutes ahead of Farina in third place after he had lost a great deal of time attempting unsuccessfully to pass Castellotti.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 36 2:39:29.0 2 9
2 14 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes 36 +8.1 3 6
3 2 Italy Nino Farina Ferrari 36 +1:40.5 4 4
4 6 Belgium Paul Frère Ferrari 36 +3:25.5 8 3
5 24 Argentina Roberto Mieres
France Jean Behra
Maserati 35 +1 Lap 13 1
1
6 4 France Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 35 +1 Lap 10
7 22 Italy Luigi Musso Maserati 34 +2 Laps 7
8 26 Italy Cesare Perdisa Maserati 33 +3 Laps 11
9 28 France Louis Rosier Maserati 33 +3 Laps 12
Ret 12 Germany Karl Kling Mercedes 21 Oil Leak 6
Ret 30 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Lancia 16 Gearbox 1
Ret 40 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Vanwall 8 Gearbox 9
Ret 20 France Jean Behra Maserati 3 Spun Off 5
DNS 38 Belgium Johnny Claes Maserati Engine
DNS 48 Italy Piero Taruffi Ferrari
DNS 4 United States Harry Schell Ferrari

Notes[edit]

Drivers' Championship standings after the race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1uparrow green.svg 1 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 19
1downarrow red.svg 1 2 France Maurice Trintignant 11 13
1uparrow green.svg 1 3 Italy Nino Farina 10 13
1downarrow red.svg 1 4 United States Bob Sweikert 8
1uparrow green.svg 11 5 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 7
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

References[edit]

  • "The Official Formula 1 website". Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  • Steve Small - The Grand Prix Who's Who, 1996
  • Sheldon and Rabagliati - A Record of Grand Prix and Voiturette Racing, Volume 6, 1954-1959, 1987

External links[edit]


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