1957 Australian Grand Prix

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Australia  1957 Australian Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 8 in 1957 Australian Drivers' Championship
Date 4 March 1957
Location Caversham, Western Australia
Course Temporary airfield circuit
3.621 km (2.25 mi)
Distance 70 laps, 253.47 km (157.5 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Australia Stan Jones Maserati
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Lex Davison Ferrari
Time 1'34.8
Podium
First Australia Lex Davison
Australia Bill Patterson
Ferrari
Second Australia Stan Jones Maserati
Third Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax

The 1957 Australian Grand Prix was a Formula Libre motor race held at Caversham Circuit, Western Australia on 4 March 1957. The race had 24 starters.

It was the twenty second Australian Grand Prix. Lex Davison won his second AGP a victory he shared after using Bill Patterson as a relief driver. The extreme heat of the Western Australian summer saw several teams utilise two drivers over the 245 kilometre race distance.

The race was also the first ever round of an Australian Drivers' Championship, which was held for the first time in 1957.

Classification[edit]

Results as follows.[1][2]

Pos No. Driver Car Laps Time Points
1 2 Australia Lex Davison
Australia Bill Patterson
Ferrari 625 F1 / Ferrari 3.0L 70 1h 56m 24.7s 6 [3]
2 [3]
2 1 Australia Stan Jones Maserati 250F / Maserati 3.0L 70 1h 57m 7.6s 5
3 3 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper T41 / Climax FWB 1.5L 69 3
4 9 Australia Len Lukey Cooper T23 / Bristol 2.0L 67 2
5 6 Australia Alec Mildren Cooper T20 / Bristol 2.0L 66 1
6 14 Australia Syd Taylor TS Special / GMC
7 11 Australia Derek Jolly Decca Special Mk.2 / Climax FWA 1.1L 60
8 19 Australia Merv Dudley BRM Morgan / Standard 2.1L
9 28 Australia Barry Ranford Morgan 4-4 / Morgan 1.2L
10 23 Australia Neil Aldous Austin-Healey 100/4 / Austin-Healey 2.7L
Ret 10 Australia Ron Phillips Austin-Healey 100S / Austin-Healey 2.7L
Ret 8 Australia Tom Hawkes
Australia Ern Seeliger
Cooper T23 / Holden 2.3L 26
Ret 12 Australia Syd Anderson Alta GP-2 / Alta S/C 1.5L
Ret 16 Australia Mick Geneve Ballot Special / Ford 4.1L
Ret 21 Australia Aubury Badger BM Special / Holden
Ret 24 Australia Eric Kinnear Austin-Healey 100/4 / Austin-Healey 2.7L
Ret 22 Australia David Van Dal
Australia John Cummins
Bugatti Type 57 / Bugatti 3.3L
Ret 5 Australia Jack Myers Cooper T20 / Holden 2.4L
Ret 17 Australia John Walker MG TC Special / MG 1.4L
Ret 29 Australia George Wakelin WS Mercury Special / Mercury 4.1L
Ret 15 Australia Syd Negus Plymouth Special / Plymouth 3.8L
Ret 20 Australia Peter Bond Bondley Special / Standard 2.1L
Ret 7 Australia Tom Sulman Aston Martin DB3S / Aston Martin 2.9L
Ret 18 Australia Aub Melrose Austin-Healey 100/4 / Austin-Healey 2.7L
Ret 25 Australia Fred Coxon Amilcar Special / Holden
DNS 4 Australia Bill Patterson Cooper T39 / Climax FP 1.5L
DNS 26 Australia Vin Smith Sevin / Peugeot 1.3L
DNS 27 Australia Tony Carboni Double V8 / 2xFord 8.2L

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard, Graham (1986). "1957". In Howard, Graham. The Official 50-race history of the Australian Grand Prix. Gordon, NSW: R & T Publishing. pp. 228–235. ISBN 0-9588464-0-5. 
  2. ^ "The CAMS Gold Star". Archived from the original on 15 June 2009. Retrieved 13 June 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Graham Howard, Lex Davison - Larger Than Life, 2004, page 121
Preceded by
1956 Australian Grand Prix
Australian Grand Prix
1957
Succeeded by
1958 Australian Grand Prix