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The XXIII (23rd) Reims Grand Prix (also known as the II Grand Prix de Reims),[1] was a non-championship Formula One motor race, held on July 14, 1957, at the Reims-Gueux circuit, near Reims in France. The race was run over 61 laps on an 8.302 km circuit of public roads and was won by Italian driver Luigi Musso in a Lancia-Ferrari D50. The race weekend suffered the deaths of Bill Whitehouse and Herbert MacKay-Fraser in separate accidents during the 1st Coupe de Vitesse Formula 2 support race.[2]

1957 Reims Grand Prix
Non-championship race in the 1957 Formula One season
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Race details
Date July 14, 1957
Official name XXIII Grand Prix de Reims
Location Reims-Gueux, Reims
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 8.302 km (5.158 mi)
Distance 61 laps, 506.422 km (314.676 mi)
Pole position
Driver Italy Maserati 250F
Time 2:23.3
Fastest lap
Driver France Jean Behra Italy Maserati 250F
Time 2:27.8
Podium
First Italy Lancia-Ferrari
Second Italy Maserati 250F
Third United Kingdom Vanwall

The Grand Prix de Reims (commonly known as the Reims Grand Prix) has its roots in the pre WW2 Grand Prix de la Marne GP racing series, also known as the Marne Grand Prix (1925-1937). The first "Grand Prix de Reims" (official name: XVI Grand Prix de Reims) was the first major Grand Prix motor race held at Reims-Gueux after WW2. Post war political and financial re-organization moved the nationally sanctioned Grand Prix de France (Grand Prix de l'ACF) to the circuit Rouen les Essarts and renamed the old Marne GP to Grand Prix de Reims, officially billed as the XVI Grand Prix de Reims (based on the GP de Marne year sequence).

ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor /Car Time/Retired Grid
1 2   Luigi Musso Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari D50 2:33:02.6 4
2 12   Jean Behra Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F 2:33:30.1 3
3 26   Stuart Lewis-Evans Vandervell Vanwall 2:34:18.6 2
4 14   Harry Schell Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F 60 Laps 10
5 24   Roy Salvadori Vandervell Vanwall 59 Laps 5
6 40   Horace Gould Gould's Garage (Bristol) (Private) Maserati 250F 58 Laps 12
7 18   Masten Gregory Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F 57 Laps 11
8 10   Juan Manuel Fangio Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F 65 Laps 1
9 22   Luigi Piotti Piotti (Private) Maserati 250F 56 Laps 14
10 20   Ivor Bueb Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F 55 Laps 18
NC 34   Bruce Halford Halford (Private) Maserati 250F 53 Laps 15
NC 38   Jack Brabham Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T43 52 Laps 19
DNF 32   Carlos Menditeguy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F 28 Laps - Gearbox 16
DNF 6   Mike Hawthorn Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari D50 26 Laps - Engine 7
DNF 8   Olivier Gendebien Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari D50 25 Laps - Engine 8
DNF 16   Francisco Godia Sales Godia (Private) Maserati 250F 15 Laps - Oil pipe 13
DNF 36   Jo Bonnier Bonnier (Private) Maserati 250F 13 Laps - Mechanical 17
DNF 4   Peter Collins Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari D50 2 Laps - Engine 6
DNS 42   Herbert MacKay-Fraser Ottorino Volonterio Maserati 250F Fatal crash (F2) 9
DNA 18   Ron Flockhart Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 Entry withdrawn -
DNA 30   Herbert MacKay-Fraser Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 Entry withdrawn -
DNA 24   Stirling Moss Vandervell Vanwall - -
DNA 26   Tony Brooks Vandervell Vanwall - -
DNA 32   Umberto Maglioli Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F - -
DNA 40   André Simon Simon Maserati 250F - -
DNA 42   Ottorino Volonterio Ottorino Volonterio Maserati 250F - -
Sources:[3][4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1957 II Grand Prix de Reims". statsf1.com. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "GP '57 - XXIII Grand Prix de Reims". second-a-lap.blogspot.com. Retrieved August 2, 2014.
  3. ^ "II Grand Prix de Reims 1957". formula2.net. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  4. ^ "1957 XXIII Grand Prix de Reims". silhouet.com. Retrieved July 25, 2014.
  5. ^ "Palmares des GP du Circuit de Reims-Gueux (French Language)". amis-du-circuit-de-gueux.fr. Retrieved July 25, 2014.

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