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The 1957 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 13 January 1957 at the Buenos Aires circuit. It was race 1 of 8 in the 1957 World Championship of Drivers.

1957 Argentine Grand Prix
Autódromo Oscar y Juan Gálvez Circuito N° 2 (Histórico).svg
Race details
Date 13 January 1957
Official name V Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina
Location Autódromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.912 km (2.431 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 391.2 km (243.1 mi)
Pole position
Driver Maserati
Time 1:42.6
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Maserati
Time 1:44.7
Podium
First Maserati
Second Maserati
Third Maserati

Contents

Race reportEdit

Juan Manuel Fangio had left Ferrari for Maserati to attempt to win a fifth world championship with the help of their much modified 250Fs. Even without him, Ferrari had one of the strongest driver lineups in history, with Mike Hawthorn moving from BRM to join Peter Collins, Luigi Musso and Eugenio Castellotti.

Since the British teams were not present, Stirling Moss — who had signed for Vanwall — was part of the Maserati line-up with Jean Behra as third driver.

Fangio and Behra raced away into the distance as the rest of the field floundered. Moss's throttle linkage broke on the startline and he lost 10 laps having it fixed. The Ferraris were all suffering terribly with clutch problems, as both Collins and Musso burnt theirs out, whilst Hawthorn's was slipping badly.

Both Collins and Wolfgang von Trips took over Cesare Perdisa's Ferrari in an attempt to stop the Maseratis, but were powerless to stop them taking the first four places. Moss rejoined and set fastest lap on his way to 8th place.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2   Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 100 3:00:55.9 2 8
2 6   Jean Behra Maserati 100 +18.3 secs 3 6
3 8   Carlos Menditeguy Maserati 99 +1 Lap 8 4
4 22   Harry Schell Maserati 98 +2 Laps 9 3
5 20   Alfonso de Portago
  José Froilán González
Ferrari 98 +2 Laps 10 1
1
6 18   Cesare Perdisa
  Peter Collins
  Wolfgang von Trips
Ferrari 98 +2 Laps 11
7 24   Jo Bonnier Maserati 95 +5 Laps 13
8 4   Stirling Moss Maserati 93 +7 Laps 1 11
9 26   Alessandro de Tomaso Ferrari 91 +9 Laps 12
10 28   Luigi Piotti Maserati 90 +10 Laps 14
Ret 14   Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 75 Wheel 4
Ret 16   Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 35 Clutch 7
Ret 12   Luigi Musso Ferrari 31 Clutch 6
Ret 10   Peter Collins Ferrari 26 Clutch 5
Source:[1]
Notes
  • ^1 – 1 point for fastest lap

NotesEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1   Juan Manuel Fangio 8
2   Jean Behra 6
3   Carlos Menditeguy 4
4   Harry Schell 3
5=   Alfonso de Portago 1
5=   José Froilán González 1
5=   Stirling Moss 1
Source: [2]
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

Images from the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1957 Argentine Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 25 April 2014. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Argentina 1957 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 6 March 2019.


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