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The 1957 Moroccan Grand Prix (officially named the VI Grand Prix de Maroc) was a non-championship Formula One motor race held in 1957, with no points going towards the World Championship. It was held over 55 laps of the 7.651 km Ain-Diab Circuit on 27 October 1957.

1957 Moroccan Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1957 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 27 October 1957
Official name VI Grand Prix de Maroc
Location Ain-Diab Circuit, Casablanca
Course Public roads with permanent infrastructure
Course length 7.651 km (4.754 mi)
Distance 55 laps, 420.79 km (261.47 mi)
Pole position
Driver Vanwall
Time 2:23.3
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati
Time 2:25.6
Podium
First Maserati
Second Vanwall
Third BRM

This race was won by French driver Jean Behra in a Maserati 250F winning by 30.1 seconds, from British driver Stuart Lewis-Evans in a Vanwall VW5 in second place, and another French driver Maurice Trintignant finishing third in a BRM P25.

The race coincided with an outbreak of Asian flu amongst the Grand Prix community which explains the absence of Stirling Moss and the lacklustre performance of Fangio.

ClassificationEdit

GridEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time
1 22   Tony Brooks Vanwall 2:23.3
2 8   Jean Behra Maserati 2:23.5
3 24   Stuart Lewis-Evans Vanwall 2:26.2
4 2   Peter Collins Ferrari 2:27.2
5 6   Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 2:27.3
6 4   Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 2:29.0
7 10   Harry Schell Maserati 2:29.1
8 26   Maurice Trintignant BRM 2:29.1
9 18   Jack Brabham Cooper 2:29.4
10 28   Ron Flockhart BRM 2:30.1
11 14   Chico Godia Maserati 2:32.0
12 16   Roy Salvadori Cooper 2:32.8
13 12   Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati 2:36.1
14 30   Jean Lucas Maserati 2:38.1

RaceEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Ret. Grid
1 8   Jean Behra Maserati 55 2:18:23.0 2
2 24   Stuart Lewis-Evans Vanwall 55 2:18:53.1 3
3 26   Maurice Trintignant BRM 55 2:19:49.4 8
4 6   Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 55 2:20:23.8 5
5 10   Harry Schell Maserati 54 +1 lap 7
6 14   Chico Godia Maserati 54 +1 lap 11
7 12   Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati 52 +3 laps 13
DNF 30   Jean Lucas Maserati 50 accident 14
DNF 28   Ron Flockhart BRM 25 throttle 10
DNF 2   Peter Collins Ferrari 16 accident 4
DNF 16   Roy Salvadori Cooper 14 axle 12
DNF 22   Tony Brooks Vanwall 12 electrics 1
DNF 4   Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 8 illness 6
DSQ 18   Jack Brabham Cooper 8 oil 9


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