1957 Moroccan Grand Prix

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Race details
Non-Championship race in the 1957 Formula One season
Ain-Diab.svg
Date 27 October 1957
Official name VI Grand Prix de Maroc
Location Ain-Diab Circuit, Casablanca
Course Public roads with permanent infrastructure
Course length 7.651 km (4.754 mi)
Distance 55 laps, 420.79 km (261.47 mi)
Pole position
Driver Vanwall
Time 2:23.3
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati
Time 2:25.6
Podium
First Maserati
Second Vanwall
Third BRM

The 1957 Moroccan Grand Prix (officially named the VI Grand Prix de Maroc) was a non-championship Formula One motor race race held in 1957, with no points going towards the World Championship. It was held over 55 laps of the 7.651 km Ain-Diab Circuit on 27 October 1957.

This race was won by French driver Jean Behra in a Maserati 250F winning by 30.1 seconds, from British driver Stuart Lewis-Evans in a Vanwall VW5 in second place, and another French driver Maurice Trintignant finishing third in a BRM P25.

The race coincided with an outbreak of Asian flu amongst the Grand Prix community which explains the absence of Stirling Moss and the lacklustre performance of Fangio.

Classification[edit]

Grid[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time
1 22 United Kingdom Tony Brooks Vanwall 2:23.3
2 8 France Jean Behra Maserati 2:23.5
3 24 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans Vanwall 2:26.2
4 2 United Kingdom Peter Collins Ferrari 2:27.2
5 6 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 2:27.3
6 4 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 2:29.0
7 10 United States Harry Schell Maserati 2:29.1
8 26 France Maurice Trintignant BRM 2:29.1
9 18 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper 2:29.4
10 28 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart BRM 2:30.1
11 14 Spain Chico Godia Maserati 2:32.0
12 16 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Cooper 2:32.8
13 12 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati 2:36.1
14 30 France Jean Lucas Maserati 2:38.1

Race[edit]

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Ret. Grid
1 8 France Jean Behra Maserati 55 2:18:23.0 2
2 24 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans Vanwall 55 2:18:53.1 3
3 26 France Maurice Trintignant BRM 55 2:19:49.4 8
4 6 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 55 2:20:23.8 5
5 10 United States Harry Schell Maserati 54 +1 lap 7
6 14 Spain Chico Godia Maserati 54 +1 lap 11
7 12 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati 52 +3 laps 13
DNF 30 France Jean Lucas Maserati 50 accident 14
DNF 28 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart BRM 25 throttle 10
DNF 2 United Kingdom Peter Collins Ferrari 16 accident 4
DNF 16 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Cooper 14 axle 12
DNF 22 United Kingdom Tony Brooks Vanwall 12 electrics 1
DNF 4 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 8 illness 6
DSQ 18 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper 8 oil 9
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