1955 British Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 6 of 7 in the 1955 Formula One season
Circuit Aintree.svg
Date 16 July 1955
Official name VIII RAC British Grand Prix
Location Aintree Circuit, Liverpool, England
Course Permanent racing facility
4.828 km (3.000 mi)
Distance 90 laps, 434.52 km (270.00 mi)
Weather Hot, dry.
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes
Time 2:00.4
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes
Time 2:00.4
Podium
First United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes
Second Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes
Third Germany Karl Kling Mercedes

The 1955 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Aintree on 16 July 1955. It was the sixth round of the 1955 World Drivers' Championship. British driver Stirling Moss led a Mercedes 1-2-3-4 domination of the race, to win his first Formula One race narrowly ahead of his illustrious Argentine teammate Juan Manuel Fangio.

Subsequent to the race, the German, Swiss and Spanish Grands Prix were cancelled, in the wake of the Le Mans disaster. With only one Championship round therefore remaining (the Italian Grand Prix some 2 months later), Fangio's points advantage over Moss was sufficient to secure his third World Drivers' Championship.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes 90 3:07:21.2 1 9
2 10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 90 +0.2 2 6
3 14 Germany Karl Kling Mercedes 90 +1:11.8[1] 4 4
4 50 Italy Piero Taruffi Mercedes 89 +1 Lap 5 3
5 4 Italy Luigi Musso Maserati 89 +1 Lap 9 2
6 16 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
Italy Eugenio Castellotti
Ferrari 87 +3 Laps 12
7 26 France Mike Sparken Gordini 81 +9 Laps 23
8 46 United Kingdom Lance Macklin Maserati 79 +11 Laps 16
9 28 United Kingdom Ken Wharton
United States Harry Schell
Vanwall 72 +18 Laps 15
Ret 18 France Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 59 Overheating 13
Ret 6 Argentina Roberto Mieres Maserati 47 Engine 6
Ret 40 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Bristol 30 Engine 25
Ret 32 United Kingdom Kenneth McAlpine Connaught-Alta 30 Oil Pressure 17
Ret 42 United Kingdom Peter Collins Maserati 28 Clutch 24
Ret 24 Brazil Hermano da Silva Ramos Gordini 26 Oil Pressure 18
Ret 44 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Maserati 23 Gearbox 20
Ret 48 United Kingdom Horace Gould Maserati 22 Brakes 22
Ret 30 United States Harry Schell Vanwall 20 Throttle 7
Ret 36 United Kingdom Tony Rolt
United Kingdom Peter Walker
Connaught-Alta 19 Transmission 14
Ret 38 United Kingdom Leslie Marr Connaught-Alta 18 Brakes 19
Ret 20 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 16 Transmission 10
Ret 8 France André Simon Maserati 9 Gearbox 8
Ret 2 France Jean Behra Maserati 9 Oil Leak 3
Ret 22 France Robert Manzon Gordini 4 Transmission 11
DNS 34 United Kingdom Jack Fairman Connaught-Alta Engine 21

Notes[edit]

Drivers' Championship standings after the race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 33
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 22
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 3 France Maurice Trintignant 11 13
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 4 Italy Nino Farina 10 13
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 5 United States Bob Sweikert 8
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lang, Mike (1981). Grand Prix! Vol 1. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 90. ISBN 0-85429-276-4. 


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