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The 1955 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Buenos Aires on January 16, 1955. It was race 1 of 7 in the 1955 World Championship of Drivers.

1955 Argentine Grand Prix
Autódromo Oscar y Juan Gálvez Circuito N° 2 (Histórico).svg
Race details
Date 16 January 1955
Official name III 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 96 laps, 375.552 km (233.376 mi)
Weather Very hot and dry
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:43.1
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes
Time 1:48.3 on lap 45[1]
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Ferrari
Third Ferrari

The race was won from third on the grid by Juan Manuel Fangio for Mercedes. Ferrari drivers Nino Farina and Maurice Trintignant finished both second and third in two three-way shared drives with José Froilán González and Umberto Maglioli respectively. The high temperatures of the Argentinian summer proved to be very taxing for both drivers and cars. Fangio and Roberto Mieres were the only two drivers able to complete the race without handing their car to another driver.

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 12   José Froilán González Ferrari 1:43.1
2 32   Alberto Ascari Lancia 1:43.6 +0.5
3 2   Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 1:43.7 +0.6
4 16   Jean Behra Maserati 1:43.8 +0.7
5 10   Giuseppe Farina Ferrari 1:43.9 +0.8
6 4   Karl Kling Mercedes 1:44.1 +1.0
7 28   Harry Schell Maserati 1:44.3 +1.2
8 6   Stirling Moss Mercedes 1:44.6 +1.5
9 40   Pablo Birger Gordini 1:44.8 +1.7
10 8   Hans Herrmann Mercedes 1:44.9 +1.8
11 34   Luigi Villoresi Lancia 1:45.2 +2.1
12 36   Eugenio Castellotti Lancia 1:45.3 +2.2
13 24   Carlos Menditeguy Maserati 1:45.4 +2.3
14 14   Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 1:45.8 +2.7
15 38   Élie Bayol Gordini 1:46.1 +3.0
16 18   Roberto Mieres Maserati 1:46.2 +3.1
17 42   Jesús Iglesias Gordini 1:46.3 +3.2
18 22   Luigi Musso Maserati 1:46.4 +3.3
19 20   Sergio Mantovani Maserati 1:46.4 +3.3
20 26   Clemar Bucci Maserati 1:47.6 +4.5
21 30   Alberto Uria Maserati 1:52.3 +9.2
Source:[2]

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 96 3:00:38.6 3 91
2 12   José Froilán González
  Nino Farina
  Maurice Trintignant
Ferrari 96 +1:29.6 1 2
2
2
3 10   Nino Farina
  Maurice Trintignant
  Umberto Maglioli
Ferrari 94 +2 Laps 5 1 ​13
1 ​13
1 ​13
4 8   Hans Herrmann
  Karl Kling
  Stirling Moss
Mercedes 94 +2 Laps 10 1
1
1
5 18   Roberto Mieres Maserati 91 +5 Laps 16 2
6 28   Harry Schell
  Jean Behra
Maserati 88 +8 Laps 7
7 22   Luigi Musso
  Sergio Mantovani
  Harry Schell
Maserati 83 +13 Laps 18
Ret 20   Sergio Mantovani
  Jean Behra
  Luigi Musso
Maserati 54 Engine 19
Ret 26   Clemar Bucci
  Harry Schell
  Carlos Menditeguy
Maserati 54 Fuel Pressure 20
Ret 42   Jesús Iglesias Gordini 38 Transmission 17
Ret 14   Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 36 Engine 14
Ret 36   Eugenio Castellotti
  Luigi Villoresi
Lancia 35 Accident 12
Ret 6   Stirling Moss Mercedes 29 Fuel System 8
Ret 30   Alberto Uria Maserati 22 Out of Fuel 21
Ret 32   Alberto Ascari Lancia 21 Accident 2
Ret 38   Élie Bayol Gordini 7 Transmission 15
Ret 16   Jean Behra Maserati 2 Accident 4
Ret 4   Karl Kling Mercedes 2 Accident 6
Ret 34   Luigi Villoresi Lancia 2 Fuel Leak 11
Ret 40   Pablo Birger Gordini 1 Accident 9
Ret 24   Carlos Menditeguy Maserati 1 Accident 13
Source:[3]
Notes
  • ^1 – Includes 1 point for fastest lap

NotesEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1   Juan Manuel Fangio 9
2=   Maurice Trintignant 3 ​13
2=   Nino Farina 3 ​13
4   José Froilán González 2
5   Roberto Mieres 2
Source:[4]
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included. Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Argentina 1955 – Best laps". STATS F1. Retrieved 1 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Argentina 1955 - Qualifications • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 6 March 2019.
  3. ^ "1955 Argentine Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 4 November 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Argentina 1955 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 6 March 2019.


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