1955 New Zealand Grand Prix

The 1955 New Zealand Grand Prix was a motor race held at the Ardmore Circuit on 8 January 1955.

1955 New Zealand Grand Prix
Race details
Date 8 January 1955
Location Ardmore Circuit, Auckland, New Zealand
Course Temporary racing facility
Course length 3.2 km (2.0 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 300 km (186 mi)
Weather Sunny
Podium
First Maserati 250F
Second Ferrari 500/625
Third Ferrari 500/625

ClassificationEdit

Pos No. Driver Car Laps Time
1   Prince Bira Maserati 250F / Maserati 2497cc 6cyl 100 2hr 40min 12sec
2   Peter Whitehead Ferrari 500/625 / Ferrari 2968cc 4cyl 100 + 33.0 s
3 4   Tony Gaze Ferrari 500/625 / Ferrari 2968cc 4cyl 100 + 1.26.0 s
4   Jack Brabham Cooper T23 / Bristol 1971cc 6cyl 98 + 2 Laps
5 3   Reg Hunt Maserati A6GCM / Maserati 2497cc 6cyl 97 + 3 Laps
6   Syd Jensen Cooper Mk. VII / Norton 498cc 1cyl 91 + 9 Laps
7 12   Fred Zambucka Maserati 8CM / Maserati 2992cc 8cyl s/c 89 + 11 Laps
8   George Palmer Jackson-Mercury / Mercury 4118cc V8 88 + 12 Laps
9   Ross Jensen Triumph TR2 / Triumph 1991cc 4cyl 86 + 14 Laps
10   Dick Cobden Ferrari 125 / Ferrari 1995cc V12 s/c 86 + 14 Laps
11   Arnold Stafford Cooper Mk. VII / Norton 498cc 1cyl 85 + 15 Laps
12   Phil Neill Austin-Healey 100 / Austin 2660cc 4cyl 83 + 17 Laps
13   Peter McInally Austin-Healey 100 / Austin 2660cc 4cyl 80 + 20 Laps
14   Des McDonagh Thomas-Mercury / Mercury 4100cc V8 75 + 25 Laps
15   John Horton HWM F1 / Alta 1960cc 4cyl s/c 55 + 45 Laps
Ret   Ron Frost Cooper Mk. VIII / Norton 498cc 1cyl 89 Gearbox
Ret   Lex Davison HWM F2 / Jaguar 3442cc 6cyl 88 Transmission
Ret   Ron Roycroft Alfa Romeo Tipo B / Alfa Romeo 2905cc 8cyl s/c 58 Valve
Ret   Jon McMillan Alfa Romeo Tipo B / Alfa Romeo 2905cc 8cyl s/c 33 Retired
Ret   Bill Lee Cooper Mk. VI / Norton 498cc 1cyl 30 Retired
Ret   Les McLaren Austin-Healey 100 / Austin 2660cc 4cyl 30 Retired
Ret   Bill Culver DeSoto Special / DeSoto 3368cc 6cyl 19 Engine
Ret 26   Reg McCutcheon Normac Special / Chevrolet 3870cc 6cyl 17 Frost Plug
Ret   Stan Coffey Cooper T20 / Bristol 1971cc 6cyl 16 Oil Pressure
Ret   Gordon Brown GBS / Ford 1172cc 4cyl 9 Engine
DNS   George Smith GCS / Chrysler 5600cc V8 Did Not Start
DNS   Wally Bern Triumph TR2 / Triumph 1991cc 4cyl Did Not Start
DNS   Tony Shelly Morgan +4 / Standard 2088cc 4cyl Did Not Start
DNS   Johnny Mansel Mansel Special / Mercury 3950cc V8 Did Not Start
Source: [1]

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Second New Zealand International Grand Prix 1955". sergent.com.au. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
Sporting positions
Preceded by
1954 New Zealand Grand Prix
New Zealand Grand Prix
1955
Succeeded by
1956 New Zealand Grand Prix