1955 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1955 in motorsport including the major racing events, motorsport venues that were opened and closed during a year, championships and non-championship events that were established and disestablished in a year, and births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people.

Years in motorsport

1955 in sports

Annual eventsEdit

The calendar includes only annual major non-championship events or annual events that had own significance separate from the championship. For the dates of the championship events see related season articles.

Date Event Ref
1–2 May 22nd Mille Miglia [1]
22 May 13th Monaco Grand Prix [2]
30 May 39th Indianapolis 500 [3]
4–10 June 37th Isle of Man TT [4]
11–12 June 23rd 24 Hours of Le Mans [5]
16 October 39th Targa Florio [6]
6 November 2nd Macau Grand Prix [7]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
18 January Patrick Tauziac French Rally driver 1990 Rallye Côte d'Ivoire winner. [8]
24 February Alain Prost French Racing driver Formula One World Champion (1985-1986, 1989, 1993). [9]
9 March Franco Uncini Italian Motorcycle racer 500cc Grand Prix motorcycle racing World champion (1982). [10]
10 October Mike Mangold American Air racer Red Bull Air World Race champion (2005, 2007). [11]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
26 May Alberto Ascari 36 Italian Racing driver Formula One World Champion (1952, 1953). [12]
30 May Bill Vukovich 36 American Racing driver Winner of the Indianapolis 500 (1952, 1953). Died during 1955 Indianapolis 500. [13]
11 June Pierre Levegh 49 French Racing driver Died during 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans. [14]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mille Miglia - 1955". grandprixhistory.org. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "1955 Grand Prix of Monaco". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  3. ^ "1955 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  4. ^ "TT 1955". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1955". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  6. ^ "39^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  7. ^ "1955 Macau Grand Prix". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Patrick Tauziac". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Alain Prost". en.espn.co.uk. ESPN. Retrieved 15 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Franco Uncini". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Michael Eugene Mangold (1955 - 2015)". legacy.com. 11 December 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  12. ^ "Alberto Ascari". ESPN. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  13. ^ "Bill Vukovich". ESPN. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  14. ^ "Pierre Levegh". ESPN. Retrieved 10 May 2017.

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