1955 Pau Grand Prix

The 1955 Pau Grand Prix was a non-championship Formula One motor race held on 11 April 1955 at the Pau circuit, in Pau, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France. The Grand Prix was won by Jean Behra, driving the Maserati 250F. Eugenio Castellotti finished second and Roberto Mieres third.

1955 Pau Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1955 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 11 April 1955
Official name XVI Pau Grand Prix
Location Pau, France
Course Temporary Street Circuit
Course length 2.760 km (1.720 mi)
Distance 110 laps, 303.840 km (188.540 mi)
Pole position
Driver Lancia D50
Time 1:34.5
Fastest lap
Driver Italy Alberto Ascari Lancia D50
Time 1:35.3
Podium
First Maserati 250F
Second Lancia D50
Third Maserati 250F

1955 proved to be a crucial year for the Pau Grand Prix. Mario Alborghetti was killed in an accident on lap 19 of the Grand Prix. With the 1955 Le Mans disaster, worldwide ramifications led to the 1956 event not being run.

ClassificationEdit

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Vehicle Laps Time/Retired Grid
1 14   Jean Behra Maserati 250F 110 3hrs 02min 09.6sec 2
2 10   Eugenio Castellotti Lancia D50 110 + 1:01.0 s 5
3 16   Roberto Mieres Maserati 250F 110 + 1:31.5 s 3
4 8   Luigi Villoresi Lancia D50 109 + 1 lap 4
5 6   Alberto Ascari Lancia D50 109 + 1 lap 1
6 22   André Simon Maserati 250F 105 + 5 laps 11
7 12   Louis Rosier Maserati 250F 104 + 6 laps 10
8 30   Alfonso de Portago Ferrari 625 103 + 7 laps 9
9 20   Jean Lucas Ferrari 500 97 + 13 laps 12
10 26   Paul Armagnac DB Monomill 92 + 18 laps 14
Ret 32   Jacques Pollet Gordini T16 80 Rear axle 13
Ret 24   Claude Storez DB Monomill 64 Mechanical 16
Ret 2   Robert Manzon Gordini T16 48 Brakes 7
Ret 4   Élie Bayol Gordini T16 35 Engine 8
Ret 18   Luigi Musso Maserati 250F 32 Valve 6
Ret 28   Mario Alborghetti Maserati 4CLT/48 19 Fatal accident 15
Fastest Lap: Alberto Ascari (Lancia D50) – 1:35.3
Sources: [1]

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