1957 Argentine Grand Prix
|1957 Argentine Grand Prix|
|Date||13 January 1957|
|Official name||V Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina|
|Location||Autódromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires|
|Course||Permanent racing facility|
|Course length||3.912 km (2.431 mi)|
|Distance||100 laps, 391.2 km (243.1 mi)|
Juan Manuel Fangio had left Ferrari for Maserati to attempt to win a fifth world championship with the help of their much modified 250Fs. Even without him, Ferrari had one of the strongest driver lineups in history, with Mike Hawthorn moving from BRM to join Peter Collins, Luigi Musso and Eugenio Castellotti.
Fangio and Behra raced away into the distance as the rest of the field floundered. Moss's throttle linkage broke on the startline and he lost 10 laps having it fixed. The Ferraris were all suffering terribly with clutch problems, as both Collins and Musso burnt theirs out, whilst Hawthorn's was slipping badly.
Both Collins and Wolfgang von Trips took over Cesare Perdisa's Ferrari in an attempt to stop the Maseratis, but were powerless to stop them taking the first four places. Moss rejoined and set fastest lap on his way to 8th place.
|1||2||Juan Manuel Fangio||Maserati||100||3:00:55.9||2||8|
|2||6||Jean Behra||Maserati||100||+18.3 secs||3||6|
|3||8||Carlos Menditeguy||Maserati||99||+1 Lap||8||4|
|4||22||Harry Schell||Maserati||98||+2 Laps||9||3|
|5||20|| Alfonso de Portago
José Froilán González
|6||18|| Cesare Perdisa
Wolfgang von Trips
|7||24||Jo Bonnier||Maserati||95||+5 Laps||13|
|8||4||Stirling Moss||Maserati||93||+7 Laps||1||11|
|9||26||Alessandro de Tomaso||Ferrari||91||+9 Laps||12|
|10||28||Luigi Piotti||Maserati||90||+10 Laps||14|
- ^1 – 1 point for fastest lap
- Shared Drives:
- Grand Prix debut for: Alessandro de Tomaso.
- Last Grand Prix appearance for: Eugenio Castellotti (who was killed 2 months later whilst testing a Ferrari at Modena), Cesare Perdisa, and Alfonso de Portago (who was killed nearly 4 months later whilst competing in the Mille Miglia).
- Career Firsts: Carlos Menditeguy (podium).
Championship standings after the race
- Drivers' Championship standings
|1||Juan Manuel Fangio||8|
|5=||Alfonso de Portago||1|
|5=||José Froilán González||1|
- Note: Only the top five positions are included.
Images from the race
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1958 Argentine Grand Prix