1957 Formula One season
FIA Formula One World Championship season
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The 1957 Formula One season was the eighth season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1957 World Championship of Drivers which commenced on January 13, 1957 and ended on September 8 after eight races. Juan Manuel Fangio won his fourth consecutive title, his fifth in total, in his final Championship – a remarkable feat that would not be matched for nearly 50 years. The season also included numerous non-championship races for Formula One cars.
Season summary 
Fangio chose to switch teams again, joining Maserati before the start of the season. The decision to switch proved to be a masterstroke, with Ferrari's line-up of Peter Collins, Eugenio Castellotti and the returning Mike Hawthorn failing to win a race. Castellotti and Alfonso de Portago were killed during the season (neither in Formula One crashes), making this a truly disastrous year for Ferrari.
The man Fangio replaced at Maserati, Stirling Moss, moved to Vanwall, a team beginning to fulfill their promise. Between them Fangio and Moss won every Grand Prix of the season, Fangio taking four victories to Moss' three. Fangio's drive at the Nürburgring, where he overtook Collins and Hawthorn on the penultimate lap after a pit stop had put him nearly a minute behind, was a classic.
At the end of the year it was announced Fangio would not return for another season. Maserati also pulled out, citing financial reasons. This was also the final year in which points were awarded for shared drives.
Season review 
The 1957 World Championship of Drivers comprised the following eight races.
|Rnd||Race||Circuit||Date||Pole position||Fastest lap||Winning driver||Constructor||Report|
|1||Argentine Grand Prix||Buenos Aires||January 13||Stirling Moss||Stirling Moss||Juan Manuel Fangio||Maserati||Report|
|2||Monaco Grand Prix||Monaco||May 19||Juan Manuel Fangio||Juan Manuel Fangio||Juan Manuel Fangio||Maserati||Report|
|3||Indianapolis 500||Indianapolis||May 30||Pat O'Connor||Jim Rathmann||Sam Hanks||Epperly-Offenhauser||Report|
|4||French Grand Prix||Rouen-Les-Essarts||July 7||Juan Manuel Fangio||Luigi Musso||Juan Manuel Fangio||Maserati||Report|
|5||British Grand Prix||Aintree||July 20||Stirling Moss||Stirling Moss|| Tony Brooks
|6||German Grand Prix||Nürburgring||August 4||Juan Manuel Fangio||Juan Manuel Fangio||Juan Manuel Fangio||Maserati||Report|
|7||Pescara Grand Prix||Pescara||August 18||Juan Manuel Fangio||Stirling Moss||Stirling Moss||Vanwall||Report|
|8||Italian Grand Prix||Monza||September 8||Stuart Lewis-Evans||Tony Brooks||Stirling Moss||Vanwall||Report|
All Grand Prix events were open to Formula One cars but the Indianapolis 500 was restricted to USAC National Championship cars.
Teams and drivers 
- Pink background denotes F2 entrants to the German Grand Prix
1957 World Championship of Drivers – final standings 
Championship points were awarded on an 8-6-4-3-2 basis for the first five placings in each race. An additional point was awarded for the fastest race lap.
- Italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded – point shared equally between drivers sharing fastest lap)
- Bold indicates pole position
- † Position shared between more drivers of the same car
- ‡ Too few laps driven to receive points
- Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
Non-Championship race results 
The following Formula One races, also held in 1957, did not count towards the World Championship of Drivers.
|Race Name||Circuit||Date||Winning driver||Constructor||Report|
|XI Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires||Buenos Aires||January 27||Juan Manuel Fangio||Maserati||Report|
|VII Gran Premio di Siracusa||Syracuse||April 7||Peter Collins||Lancia-Ferrari||Report|
|XVII Pau Grand Prix||Pau||April 22||Jean Behra||Maserati||Report|
|V Glover Trophy||Goodwood||April 22||Stuart Lewis-Evans||Connaught-Alta||Report|
|X Gran Premio di Napoli||Posillipo||April 28||Peter Collins||Lancia-Ferrari||Report|
|XXIII Grand Prix de Reims||Reims-Gueux||July 14||Luigi Musso||Lancia-Ferrari||Report|
|V Grand Prix de Caen||Caen||July 28||Jean Behra||BRM||Report|
|IX BRDC International Trophy||Silverstone||September 14||Jean Behra||BRM||Report|
|V Gran Premio di Modena||Modena||September 22||Jean Behra||Maserati||Report|
|VI Grand Prix de Maroc||Ain-Diab||October 27||Jean Behra||Maserati||Report|
Notes and references 
- 1974 FIA Yearbook, Grey section, pages 118–119