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The 1955 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Aintree on 16 July 1955. It was race 6 of 7 in the 1955 World Championship of Drivers. British driver Stirling Moss led a Mercedes 1–2–3–4 domination of the race, to win his first Formula One race narrowly ahead of his illustrious Argentine teammate Juan Manuel Fangio.

1955 British Grand Prix
Circuit Aintree.svg
Race details
Date 16 July 1955
Official name VIII RAC British Grand Prix
Location Aintree Circuit, Liverpool, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.828 km (3.000 mi)
Distance 90 laps, 434.52 km (270.00 mi)
Weather Hot, dry.
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 2:00.4
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes
Time 2:00.4
Podium
First
  • United Kingdom Stirling Moss
Mercedes
Second Mercedes
Third Mercedes

Subsequent to the race, the German, Swiss and Spanish Grands Prix were cancelled, in the wake of the Le Mans disaster. With only one Championship round therefore remaining (the Italian Grand Prix some 2 months later), Fangio's points advantage over Moss was sufficient to secure his third World Drivers' Championship.

Contents

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12   Stirling Moss Mercedes 90 3:07:21.2 1 91
2 10   Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 90 +0.2 2 6
3 14   Karl Kling Mercedes 90 +1:11.8[1] 4 4
4 50   Piero Taruffi Mercedes 89 +1 Lap 5 3
5 4   Luigi Musso Maserati 89 +1 Lap 9 2
6 16   Mike Hawthorn
  Eugenio Castellotti
Ferrari 87 +3 Laps 12
7 26   Mike Sparken Gordini 81 +9 Laps 23
8 46   Lance Macklin Maserati 79 +11 Laps 16
9 28   Ken Wharton
  Harry Schell
Vanwall 72 +18 Laps 15
Ret 18   Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 59 Overheating 13
Ret 6   Roberto Mieres Maserati 47 Engine 6
Ret 40   Jack Brabham Cooper-Bristol 30 Engine 25
Ret 32   Kenneth McAlpine Connaught-Alta 30 Oil Pressure 17
Ret 42   Peter Collins Maserati 28 Clutch 24
Ret 24   Hermano da Silva Ramos Gordini 26 Oil Pressure 18
Ret 44   Roy Salvadori Maserati 23 Gearbox 20
Ret 48   Horace Gould Maserati 22 Brakes 22
Ret 30   Harry Schell Vanwall 20 Throttle 7
Ret 36   Tony Rolt
  Peter Walker
Connaught-Alta 19 Transmission 14
Ret 38   Leslie Marr Connaught-Alta 18 Brakes 19
Ret 20   Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 16 Transmission 10
Ret 8   André Simon Maserati 9 Gearbox 8
Ret 2   Jean Behra Maserati 9 Oil Leak 3
Ret 22   Robert Manzon Gordini 4 Transmission 11
DNS 34   Jack Fairman Connaught-Alta Engine 21
Source:[2]
Notes
  • ^1 – Includes 1 point for fastest lap

NotesEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
  1   Juan Manuel Fangio 33
  2   Stirling Moss 22
  3   Maurice Trintignant 11 ​13
  4   Nino Farina 10 ​13
  5   Bob Sweikert 8
Source: [3]
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lang, Mike (1981). Grand Prix! Vol 1. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 90. ISBN 0-85429-276-4.
  2. ^ "1955 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 12 October 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Britain 1955 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.


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