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1955 Belgian Grand Prix

The 1955 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Spa-Francorchamps on June 5, 1955. It was race 4 of 7 in the 1955 World Championship of Drivers. The 36-lap race was won by Mercedes driver Juan Manuel Fangio after he started from second position. His teammate Stirling Moss finished second and Ferrari driver Nino Farina came in third.

1955 Belgian Grand Prix
Spa-Francorchamps layout
Spa-Francorchamps layout
Race details
Date June 5, 1955
Official name XVII GROTE PRIJS VAN BELGIE
Location Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 14.120 km (8.774 mi)
Distance 36 laps, 508.320 km (315.855 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lancia
Time 4:18.1
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes
Time 4:20.6
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Mercedes
Third Ferrari

Race reportEdit

This was the easiest of wins for Mercedes. With the absence of Lancia, there was very little competition. Fangio disappeared into the distance with Moss tracking him round. Private entrant Eugenio Castellotti retired after 16 laps, Jean Behra crashed and Hawthorn's Vanwall had an oil leak. The domination of the silver cars was such that they came in over 2 minutes ahead of Farina in third place after he had lost a great deal of time attempting unsuccessfully to pass Castellotti.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 10   Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 36 2:39:29.0 2 91
2 14   Stirling Moss Mercedes 36 +8.1 3 6
3 2   Nino Farina Ferrari 36 +1:40.5 4 4
4 6   Paul Frère Ferrari 36 +3:25.5 8 3
5 24   Roberto Mieres
  Jean Behra
Maserati 35 +1 Lap 13 1
1
6 4   Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 35 +1 Lap 10
7 22   Luigi Musso Maserati 34 +2 Laps 7
8 26   Cesare Perdisa Maserati 33 +3 Laps 11
9 28   Louis Rosier Maserati 33 +3 Laps 12
Ret 12   Karl Kling Mercedes 21 Oil Leak 6
Ret 30   Eugenio Castellotti Lancia 16 Gearbox 1
Ret 40   Mike Hawthorn Vanwall 8 Gearbox 9
Ret 20   Jean Behra Maserati 3 Spun Off 5
DNS 38   Johnny Claes Maserati Engine
DNS 48   Piero Taruffi Ferrari
DNS 4   Harry Schell Ferrari
Source:[1]
Notes
  • ^1 – Includes 1 point for fastest lap

NotesEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
  1 1   Juan Manuel Fangio 19
  1 2   Maurice Trintignant 11 ​13
  1 3   Nino Farina 10 ​13
  1 4   Bob Sweikert 8
  11 5   Stirling Moss 7
Source: [2]
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1955 Belgian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Belgium 1955 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 12 March 2019.

External linksEdit


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