1957 in motorsport

The following is an overview of the events of 1957 in motorsport including the major racing events, motorsport venues that were opened and closed during a year, championships and non-championship events that were established and disestablished in a year, and births and deaths of racing drivers and other motorsport people.

Years in motorsport

1957 in sports

Annual eventsEdit

The calendar includes only annual major non-championship events or annual events that had own significance separate from the championship. For the dates of the championship events see related season articles.

Date Event Ref
12–13 May 24th Mille Miglia [1]
19 May 14th Monaco Grand Prix [2]
30 May 41st Indianapolis 500 [3]
3–7 June 39th Isle of Man TT [4]
22–23 June 25th 24 Hours of Le Mans [5]
17 November 4th Macau Grand Prix [6]
24 November 41st Targa Florio [7]

BirthsEdit

Date Month Name Nationality Occupation Note Ref
21 February Raymond Roche French Motorcycle racer Superbike World champion (1990). [8]
26 May Roberto Ravaglia Italian Racing driver World Touring Car champion (1987). [9]
11 October Franco Cunico Italian Rally driver 1993 Rallye Sanremo winner. [10]

DeathsEdit

Date Month Name Age Nationality Occupation Note Ref
20 January Dudley Benjafield 69 British Racing driver 24 Hours of Le Mans winner (1927). Founder of the British Racing Drivers' Club. [11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mille Miglia - 1957". grandprixhistory.org. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  2. ^ "1957 Grand Prix of Monaco". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  3. ^ "1957 Indianapolis 500". racing-reference.info. Racing Reference. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  4. ^ "TT 1957". iomtt.com. Isle of Man TT. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Le Mans Register - 1957". formula2.net. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  6. ^ "1957 Macau Grand Prix". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 22 April 2017.
  7. ^ "41^ TARGA FLORIO". targaflorio.info. Retrieved 16 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Raymond Roche". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  9. ^ "Roberto Ravaglia". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Franco Cunico". ewrc-results.com. ewrc-results.com. Retrieved 27 April 2018.
  11. ^ "JD Benjafield". motorsportmagazine.com. Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 16 April 2018.

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