1957 Argentine Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 1 of 8 in the 1957 Formula One season
Autódromo Oscar y Juan Gálvez Circuito N° 2 (Histórico).svg
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)
Pole position
Driver Maserati
Time 1:42.6
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati
Time 1:44.7
First Maserati
Second Maserati
Third Maserati

The 1957 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 13 January 1957 at the Buenos Aires circuit. It was the first round of the 1957 World Drivers' Championship.

Race report[edit]

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.

Since the British teams were not present, Stirling Moss — who had signed for Vanwall — was part of the Maserati line-up with Jean Behra as third driver.

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.


Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 100 3:00:55.9 2 8
2 6 France Jean Behra Maserati 100 +18.3 secs 3 6
3 8 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Maserati 99 +1 Lap 8 4
4 22 United States Harry Schell Maserati 98 +2 Laps 9 3
5 20 Spain Alfonso de Portago
Argentina José Froilán González
Ferrari 98 +2 Laps 10 1
6 18 Italy Cesare Perdisa
United Kingdom Peter Collins
Germany Wolfgang von Trips
Ferrari 98 +2 Laps 11
7 24 Sweden Jo Bonnier Maserati 95 +5 Laps 13
8 4 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati 93 +7 Laps 1 1
9 26 Argentina Alessandro de Tomaso Ferrari 91 +9 Laps 12
10 28 Italy Luigi Piotti Maserati 90 +10 Laps 14
Ret 14 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 75 Wheel 4
Ret 16 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 35 Clutch 7
Ret 12 Italy Luigi Musso Ferrari 31 Clutch 6
Ret 10 United Kingdom Peter Collins Ferrari 26 Clutch 5


Championship standings after the race[edit]

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 8
2 France Jean Behra 6
3 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy 4
4 United States Harry Schell 3
5= Spain Alfonso de Portago 1
5= Argentina José Froilán González 1
5= United Kingdom Stirling Moss 1
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

Images from the race[edit]


  1. ^ "1957 Argentine Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 25 April 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2015. 

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