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1957 British Grand Prix

The 1957 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 20 July 1957 at the Aintree Circuit, near Liverpool. It was the tenth British Grand Prix and it was race 5 of 8 in the 1957 World Championship of Drivers. The race was won by Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks, who shared driving duties in a Vanwall. It was the third and final time that a Grand Prix had been won by two drivers in a shared car. This was the first occasion that a British-built car won a World Drivers' Championship race, a feat achieved with two British drivers at their home Grand Prix.

1957 British Grand Prix
Circuit Aintree.svg
Race details
Date 20 July 1957
Official name X RAC British Grand Prix
XVII Grand Prix d'Europe
Location Aintree Circuit, Liverpool, England
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.828 km (3.000 mi)
Distance 90 laps, 434.52 km (270.00 mi)
Weather Overcast, dry.
Pole position
Driver Vanwall
Time 2:00.2
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Vanwall
Time 1:59.2
Podium
First Vanwall
Second Ferrari
Third Ferrari
The winning Vanwall, VW5, before the start of the race. It was shared by Tony Brooks and Stirling Moss, who both played a part in scoring the constructor's first Formula One win.
All but one of the Maserati 250Fs retired from the race.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 20   Tony Brooks
  Stirling Moss
Vanwall 90 3:06:37.8 3 4
51
2 14   Luigi Musso Ferrari 90 +25.6 secs 10 6
3 10   Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 90 +42.8 secs 5 4
4 16   Maurice Trintignant
  Peter Collins
Ferrari 88 +2 Laps 9 32
02
5 36   Roy Salvadori Cooper-Climax 85 +5 Laps 15 2
6 38   Bob Gerard Cooper-Bristol 82 +8 Laps 18
7 22   Stuart Lewis-Evans Vanwall 82 +8 Laps 6
8 32   Ivor Bueb Maserati 71 +19 Laps 19
Ret 34   Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 74 Clutch 13
Ret 4   Jean Behra Maserati 69 Clutch 2
Ret 12   Peter Collins Ferrari 53 Water Leak 8
Ret 18   Stirling Moss
  Tony Brooks
Vanwall 51 Engine 1
Ret 2   Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 49 Engine 4
Ret 24   Jack Fairman BRM 46 Engine 16
Ret 26   Les Leston BRM 44 Engine 12
Ret 6   Harry Schell Maserati 39 Water Pump 7
Ret 8   Carlos Menditeguy Maserati 35 Transmission 11
Ret 28   Jo Bonnier Maserati 18 Gearbox 17
DNS 30   Horace Gould Maserati Accident 14
Sources:[1][2]
Notes
  • ^1 – Includes 1 point for fastest lap
  • ^2 – Trintignant received all 3 points for fourth place as it was determined that Collins did not drive a significant number of laps

NotesEdit

Shared drivesEdit

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
  1   Juan Manuel Fangio 25
  1 2   Luigi Musso 13
  3 3   Tony Brooks 10
  2 4   Sam Hanks 8
  1 5   Jim Rathmann 7
Source: [3]
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1957 British Grand Prix". formula1.com. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Grand Prix Results: British GP, 1957". GrandPrix.com. Archived from the original on 17 October 2007. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  3. ^ "Britain 1957 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 13 March 2019.

External linksEdit

  • Jenkinson, D. 1957. The 10th British Grand Prix. Motor Sport. XXXIII/8 (August 1957), p. 420-421, 424


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