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1955 Dutch Grand Prix

The 1955 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Zandvoort on June 19, 1955. It was race 5 of 7 in the 1955 World Championship of Drivers. The 100-lap race was won by Mercedes driver Juan Manuel Fangio after he started from pole position. His teammate Stirling Moss finished second and Maserati driver Luigi Musso came in third.

1955 Dutch Grand Prix
Zandvoort original layout
Zandvoort original layout
Race details
Date 19 June 1955
Location Circuit Park Zandvoort, Zandvoort, Netherlands
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.193 km (2.605 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 419.3 km (260.5 mi)
Weather Drizzly
Pole position
Driver Mercedes
Time 1:40.0
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Roberto Mieres Maserati
Time 1:40.9 on lap 3
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Mercedes
Third Maserati

Race reportEdit

Despite a track made slippery by continuous drizzle, the record crowd was treated to some outstanding driving as the masters slid their machines through the sand-dunes. Fangio and Moss again took up the lead with Musso's Maserati in pursuit. Kling and Behra were chasing furiously until the German spun into the sand and retired. Mieres then took up the challenge, passing Behra and closing the gap.

However, Musso was too far ahead and was even catching the Mercedes pair who were having to go at full pelt to keep ahead. It was only when he spun off and dropped back that they could relax slightly.

It was another impressive 1-2 for them, despite Moss sustaining a smoking engine late on in the race. Musso had given them a hard challenge and Fangio was the first to congratulate him on his podium finish.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8   Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 100 2:54:23.8 1 8
2 10   Stirling Moss Mercedes 100 +0.3 2 6
3 18   Luigi Musso Maserati 100 +57.1 4 4
4 16   Roberto Mieres Maserati 99 +1 Lap 7 41
5 6   Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 97 +3 Laps 9 2
6 14   Jean Behra Maserati 97 +3 Laps 6
7 2   Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 95 +5 Laps 5
8 22   Hermano da Silva Ramos Gordini 92 +8 Laps 14
9 28   Louis Rosier Maserati 92 +8 Laps 13
10 24   Jacques Pollet Gordini 90 +10 Laps 12
11 30   Johnny Claes Ferrari 88 +12 Laps 16
Ret 4   Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 65 Gearbox 8
Ret 20   Robert Manzon Gordini 44 Transmission 11
Ret 32   Horace Gould Maserati 23 Spun Off 15
Ret 12   Karl Kling Mercedes 21 Spun Off 3
Ret 26   Peter Walker Maserati 2 Wheel Bearing 10
Source:[1]
Notes
  • ^1 – Includes 1 point for fastest lap

NotesEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
  1   Juan Manuel Fangio 27
  3 2   Stirling Moss 13
  1 3   Maurice Trintignant 11 ​13
  1 4   Nino Farina 10 ​13
  1 5   Bob Sweikert 8
Source: [2]
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1955 Dutch Grand Prix". formula1.com. Retrieved 31 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Netherlands 1955 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 15 March 2019.


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