1955 Dutch Grand Prix

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Netherlands  1955 Dutch Grand Prix
Race details
Race 5 of 7 in the 1955 Formula One season
Zandvoort original layout
Zandvoort original layout
Date 19 June 1955
Location Circuit Park Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands
Course Permanent racing facility
4.193 km (2.605 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 419.3 km (260.5 mi)
Weather Drizzly
Pole position
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes
Time 1:40.0
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Roberto Mieres Maserati
Time 1:48.3
Podium
First Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes
Second United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes
Third Italy Luigi Musso Maserati

The 1955 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Zandvoort on June 19, 1955. It was the fifth round of the 1955 World Drivers' Championship.

Race report[edit]

Despite a track made slippery by continuous drizzle, the record crowd were treated to some outstanding driving as the masters slid their machines through the sand-dunes. Fangio and Moss again took up the lead with Musso's Maserati in pursuit. Kling and Behra were chasing furiously until the German spun into the sand and retired. Mieres then took up the challenge, passing Behra and closing the gap.

However, Musso was too far ahead and was even catching the Mercedes pair who were having to go at full pelt to keep ahead. It was only when he spun off and dropped back that they could relax slightly.

It was another impressive 1-2 for them, despite Moss sustaining a smoking engine late on in the race. Musso had given them a hard challenge and Fangio was the first to congratulate him on his podium finish.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 100 2:54:23.8 1 8
2 10 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes 100 +0.3 2 6
3 18 Italy Luigi Musso Maserati 100 +57.1 4 4
4 16 Argentina Roberto Mieres Maserati 99 +1 Lap 7 4
5 6 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 97 +3 Laps 9 2
6 14 France Jean Behra Maserati 97 +3 Laps 6
7 2 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 95 +5 Laps 5
8 22 Brazil Hermano da Silva Ramos Gordini 92 +8 Laps 14
9 28 France Louis Rosier Maserati 92 +8 Laps 13
10 24 France Jacques Pollet Gordini 90 +10 Laps 12
11 30 Belgium Johnny Claes Ferrari 88 +12 Laps 16
Ret 4 France Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 65 Gearbox 8
Ret 20 France Robert Manzon Gordini 44 Transmission 11
Ret 32 United Kingdom Horace Gould Maserati 23 Spun Off 15
Ret 12 Germany Karl Kling Mercedes 21 Spun Off 3
Ret 26 United Kingdom Peter Walker Maserati 2 Wheel Bearing 10

Notes[edit]

Drivers' Championship standings after the race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
1rightarrow blue.svg 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 27
1uparrow green.svg 3 2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 13
1downarrow red.svg 1 3 France Maurice Trintignant 11 13
1downarrow red.svg 1 4 Italy Nino Farina 10 13
1downarrow red.svg 1 5 United States Bob Sweikert 8
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.


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1955 British Grand Prix
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