1957 Monaco Grand Prix

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Coordinates: 43°44′4.74″N 7°25′16.8″E / 43.7346500°N 7.421333°E / 43.7346500; 7.421333

Monaco  1957 Monaco Grand Prix
Race details
Race 2 of 8 in the 1957 Formula One season
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Date 19 May 1957
Official name XV Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco
Location Circuit de Monaco
Course Street Circuit
3.145 km (1.954 mi)
Distance 105 laps, 330.225 km (205.17 mi)
Pole position
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati
Time 1:42.7
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati
Time 1:45.6
Podium
First Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati
Second United Kingdom Tony Brooks Vanwall
Third United States Masten Gregory Maserati

The 1957 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 19 May 1957 at Monaco. It was the second round of the 1957 World Drivers' Championship.

Race report[edit]

Despite a hesitant start, Moss led away on the first lap from Collins, Fangio, and Hawthorn. On lap 4 coming out of the tunnel, there was mayhem. Moss went straight through the chicane, sending debris from the wrecked barrier crashing onto the circuit.[1] Collins crashed through the quayside barriers trying to avoid it.[2] Fangio and Brooks slowed to make their way through the carnage. Brooks' effort was for nought, being hit by Mike Hawthorn's Ferrari, which lost a wheel.[3] Fangio took the lead from Brooks' damaged car and held it to the checkered flag.

On lap 96, with nine laps to go,[4] von Trips lost a certain third place when his engine blew up. Brabham inherited it, but he in turn lost the place when the engine in his Cooper T43-Climax[5] cut out at Casino five laps from the end.[6] He coasted to the harbour and pushed the car home for 6th place.[citation needed]

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 32 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 105 3:10:12.8 1 9
2 20 United Kingdom Tony Brooks Vanwall 105 +25.2 secs 4 6
3 2 United States Masten Gregory Maserati 103 +2 Laps 10 4
4 10 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans Connaught-Alta 102 +3 Laps 13 3
5 30 France Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 100 +5 Laps 6 2
6 14 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 100 +5 Laps 15
Ret 24 Germany Wolfgang von Trips
United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
Ferrari 95 Engine 9
Ret 34 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti
United States Harry Schell
Maserati 64 Oil Leak 14
Ret 6 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart BRM 60 Engine 11
Ret 36 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Maserati 51 Spun Off 7
Ret 12 United Kingdom Ivor Bueb Connaught-Alta 47 Fuel Leak 16
Ret 38 United States Harry Schell Maserati 23 Suspension 8
Ret 22 United Kingdom Horace Gould Maserati 10 Accident 12
Ret 26 United Kingdom Peter Collins Ferrari 4 Accident 2
Ret 18 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Vanwall 4 Accident 3
Ret 28 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 4 Accident 5
DNQ 8 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori BRM
DNQ 40 Germany Hans Herrmann Maserati
DNQ 4 France André Simon Maserati
DNQ 42 Italy Luigi Piotti Maserati
DNQ 16 United Kingdom Les Leston Cooper-Climax

Notes[edit]

Drivers' Championship standings after the race[edit]

Pos Driver Points
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 17
Nuvola single chevron right.svg 2 France Jean Behra 6
1uparrow green.svg 14 3 United Kingdom Tony Brooks 6
1downarrow red.svg 1 4 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy 4
1uparrow green.svg 12 5 United States Masten Gregory 4
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Kettlewell, Mike. "Monaco: Road Racing on the Riviera", in Northey, Tom, editor. World of Automobiles (London: Orbis, 1974), Volume 12, p.1383.
  2. ^ Kettlewell, p.1383.
  3. ^ Kettlewell, p.1383.
  4. ^ Kettlewell, p.1383.
  5. ^ Kettlewell, p.1383.
  6. ^ Kettlewell, p.1383.
  • Kettlewell, Mike. "Monaco: Road Racing on the Riviera", in Northey, Tom, editor. World of Automobiles, Volume 12, pp. 1381–4. London: Orbis, 1974.


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