1957 Caen Grand Prix

The 1957 Caen Grand Prix was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 28 July 1957 at the Circuit de la Prairie, Caen. The race was run over 86 laps of the circuit, and was won by a lap by French driver Jean Behra in a BRM P25, the first Grand Prix win for the P25. Behra also set pole and fastest lap.

1957 Caen Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1957 Formula One season
Race details
Date 28 July 1957
Official name V Grand Prix de Caen
Location La Prairie, Caen, France
Course Temporary street circuit
Course length 3.52 km (2.19 mi)
Distance 86 laps, 302.72 km (188.08 mi)
Pole position
Driver BRM
Time 1:21.1
Fastest lap
Driver France Jean Behra BRM
Time 1:20.7
Podium
First BRM
Second Cooper-Climax
Third Maserati

ClassificationEdit

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 2   Jean Behra Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 2:01:55, 149.39 km/h 1
2 10   Roy Salvadori Cooper Car Company Cooper T43-Climax 85 laps 3
3 18   Bruce Halford Bruce Halford Maserati 250F 85 laps 4
4 20   Jo Bonnier Jo Bonnier Maserati 250F 81 laps 6
5 14   Horace Gould Horace Gould Maserati 250F 80 laps 7
6 22   Luigi Piotti Luigi Piotti Maserati 250F 78 laps 9
7 16   Jean Lucas Equipe Alan Brown Cooper T43-Climax 72 laps 10
Ret 2   Harry Schell1 Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 58 laps - engine 5
Ret 8   Tony Brooks R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Cooper T43-Climax 29 laps - clutch 2
Ret 28   Marc Rozier Marc Rozier Ferrari 500 13 laps - mechanical 11
Ret 12   Jack Brabham Cooper Car Company Cooper T43-Climax 2 laps - magneto 8

1 Schell raced the spare BRM after his Maserati 250F broke a piston during practice.

ReferencesEdit

  • "1957 Caen Grand Prix Results". Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
  • "1957 Non-World Championship Grands Prix". silhouet.com. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
  • "V Grand Prix de Caen 1957". the-fastlane.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-12-17.


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