1957 World Sportscar Championship season

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1957 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1957 World Sportscar Championship season was the fifth season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motoring racing. It featured a seven race series for sportscars that ran from 20 January to 3 November 1957. The championship was won by Ferrari.

Schedule[edit]

Ferrari won the championship with its 290MM (pictured), 315S and 335S models
Rnd Race Circuit or Location Date
1 Argentina Buenos Aires 1000 Kilometres Circuito de la Costanera Norte 20 January
2 United States 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway 23 March
3 Italy Mille Miglia Brescia 12 May
4 West Germany 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring 26 May
5 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 22 June
23 June
6 Sweden Swedish Grand Prix (1000 km Kristianstad) Rabelöfsbanan 11 August
7 Venezuela GP Venezuela (1000 km Caracas) Caracas 3 November

Results[edit]

Races[edit]

Maserati placed second with its 450S (pictured) and 300S models
Jaguar placed third with the D-Type
Aston Martin placed fourth with the DBR1
Porsche placed fifth with its 550 RS (pictured) and 718 RSK models
O.S.C.A. placed sixth with the MT4
Rnd Circuit Winning team Results
Winning drivers
Winning car
1 Buenos Aires United States #10 Scuderia Temple Buell Results
United States Masten Gregory
Italy Eugenio Castellotti
Italy Luigi Musso
Italy Ferrari 290MM
2 Sebring Italy #19 Officine Alfieri Maserati Results
France Jean Behra
Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio
Italy Maserati 450S
3 Brescia Italy #535 Scuderia Ferrari Results
Italy Piero Taruffi
Italy Ferrari 315S
4 Nürburgring United Kingdom #14 David Brown Results
United Kingdom Tony Brooks
United Kingdom Noël Cunningham-Reid
United Kingdom Aston Martin DBR1
5 La Sarthe United Kingdom #3 Ecurie Ecosse Results
United Kingdom Ivor Bueb
United Kingdom Ron Flockhart
United Kingdom Jaguar D-Type
6 Rabelöfsbanan Italy #7 Officine Alfieri Maserati Results
France Jean Behra
United Kingdom Stirling Moss
Italy Maserati 450S
7 Caracas Italy #14 Scuderia Ferrari Results
United Kingdom Peter Collins
United States Phil Hill
Italy Ferrari 335S

Championship[edit]

Points were awarded for the first six places at each race in the order of 8-6-4-3-2-1. Manufacturers were only awarded points for their highest finishing car with no points awarded for places gained by any other cars.

Only the best four results from the seven races counted towards the championship. Discarded points earned but not counted towards the championship total are listed within brackets.

Pos. Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Total
1 Italy Ferrari 8 (3) 8 6 (2) (6) 8 30
2 Italy Maserati 6 8 3 (2) 8 (1) 25
3 United Kingdom Jaguar 3 4 8 2 17
4 United Kingdom Aston Martin 8 8
5 West Germany Porsche 2 3 2 7
6 Italy O.S.C.A. 1 1

The cars[edit]

The following models contributed to the nett championship points totals of their respective manufacturers.

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