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The 1955 British Grand Prix was the sixth race of the 1955 Formula One Season. It was held at Aintree Circuit on July 16, 1955, and the penultimate round of the year, following the Le Mans disaster which cancelled the French, German, Swiss and Spanish Grands Prix.

This Grand Prix saw history being made, as Stirling Moss became the first Briton to win a British Grand Prix, winning in a Mercedes 1-2-3. In fact, the team was so dominant during the weekend that the top four in the race were Mercedes drivers, the highest of the non-Mercedes cars being the Maserati of Luigi Musso.

The podium was completed by Argentine Juan Manuel Fangio and German Karl Kling. It was also the debut for Australian driver, and future world champion, Jack Brabham.

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes 90 3:07:21.2 1 9
2 10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 90 +0.2 2 6
3 14 Germany Karl Kling Mercedes 90 +1:11.8[1] 4 4
4 50 Italy Piero Taruffi Mercedes 89 +1 Lap 5 3
5 4 Italy Luigi Musso Maserati 89 +1 Lap 9 2
6 16 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn
Italy Eugenio Castellotti
Ferrari 87 +3 Laps 12
7 26 France Mike Sparken Gordini 81 +9 Laps 23
8 46 United Kingdom Lance Macklin Maserati 79 +11 Laps 16
9 28 United Kingdom Ken Wharton
United States Harry Schell
Vanwall 72 +18 Laps 15
Ret 18 France Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 59 Overheating 13
Ret 6 Argentina Roberto Mieres Maserati 47 Engine 6
Ret 40 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Bristol 30 Engine 25
Ret 32 United Kingdom Kenneth McAlpine Connaught-Alta 30 Oil Pressure 17
Ret 42 United Kingdom Peter Collins Maserati 28 Clutch 24
Ret 24 Brazil Hermano da Silva Ramos Gordini 26 Oil Pressure 18
Ret 44 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Maserati 23 Gearbox 20
Ret 48 United Kingdom Horace Gould Maserati 22 Brakes 22
Ret 30 United States Harry Schell Vanwall 20 Throttle 7
Ret 36 United Kingdom Tony Rolt
United Kingdom Peter Walker
Connaught-Alta 19 Transmission 14
Ret 38 United Kingdom Leslie Marr Connaught-Alta 18 Brakes 19
Ret 20 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Ferrari 16 Transmission 10
Ret 8 France André Simon Maserati 9 Gearbox 8
Ret 2 France Jean Behra Maserati 9 Oil Leak 3
Ret 22 France Robert Manzon Gordini 4 Transmission 11
DNS 34 United Kingdom Jack Fairman Connaught-Alta Engine 21


TriviaEdit

  • First win for Stirling Moss.
  • Moss' pole and fastest lap times are the same (2:00.4), a rare occurrence in Formula One.
  • First races for Jack Brabham and Mike Sparken. The latter's only appearance.

NotesEdit

  1. Lang, Mike (1981). Grand Prix! Vol 1. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 90. ISBN 0-85429-276-4.
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