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The 1955 Monaco Grand Prix, known officially as the XIIIe Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco, was held on May 22. A race of attrition resulted in defeat for the heavily favored Mercedes team, and a win for French driver Maurice Trintignant in a Ferrari, ahead of Eugenio Castellotti in a Lancia and Jean Behra in a Maserati.

BackgroundEdit


Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entreat Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio West Germany Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes W196 Mercedes M196 L8 2.5 C
4 France André Simon West Germany Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes W196 Mercedes M196 L8 2.5 C
4 West Germany Hans Herrmann West Germany Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes W196 Mercedes M196 L8 2.5 C
6 United Kingdom Stirling Moss West Germany Daimler-Benz AG Mercedes W196 Mercedes M196 L8 2.5 C
8 France Robert Manzon France Equipe Gordini Gordini T16 Gordini 23 L6 2.5 E
10 France Jacques Pollet France Equipe Gordini Gordini T16 Gordini 23 L6 2.5 E
12 France Élie Bayol France Equipe Gordini Gordini T16 Gordini 23 L6 2.5 E
14 France Louis Rosier France Ecurie Rosier Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
18 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 55 Vanwall 254 L4 2.5 P
20 United Kingdom Ken Wharton United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 55 Vanwall 254 L4 2.5 P
22 United Kingdom Lance Macklin United Kingdom Stirling Moss Ltd Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
24 United Kingdom Ted Whiteaway United Kingdom Privateer HWM 53 Alta GP L4 2.5 D
26 Italy Alberto Ascari Italy Scuderia Lancia Lancia D50 Lancia DS50 V8 2.5 P
28 Italy Luigi Villoresi Italy Scuderia Lancia Lancia D50 Lancia DS50 V8 2.5 P
30 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Italy Scuderia Lancia Lancia D50 Lancia DS50 V8 2.5 P
32 Monaco Louis Chiron Italy Scuderia Lancia Lancia D50 Lancia DS50 V8 2.5 P
34 France Jean Behra Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
36 Argentina Roberto Mieres Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
38 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
40 Italy Cesare Perdisa Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
42 Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 625 Ferrari 555 L4 2.5 E
44 France Maurice Trintignant Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 625 Ferrari 555 L4 2.5 E
46 United States Harry Schell Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 555 Ferrari 555 L4 2.5 E
48 Italy Piero Taruffi Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 555 Ferrari 555 L4 2.5 E
48 Belgium Paul Frère Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 555 Ferrari 555 L4 2.5 E

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 1:41.1
2 26 Italy Alberto Ascari Lancia 1:41.1
3 6 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes 1:41.2 +0.1
4 30 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Lancia 1:42.0 +0.9
5 34 France Jean Behra Maserati 1:42.5 +1.4
6 36 Argentina Roberto Mieres Maserati 1:43.7 +2.6
7 28 Italy Luigi Villoresi Lancia 1:43.7 +2.6
8 38 Italy Luigi Musso Maserati 1:44.3 +3.2
9 44 France Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 1:44.4 +3.3
10 4 France André Simon Mercedes 1:45.4 +4.3
11 40 Italy Cesare Perdisa Maserati 1:45.6 +4.5
12 18 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Vanwall 1:45.6 +4.5
13 8 France Robert Manzon Gordini 1:46.0 +4.9
14 42 Italy Giuseppe Farina Ferrari 1:46.1 +5.0
15 48 Italy Piero Taruffi Ferrari 1:46.4 +5.3
16 12 France Élie Bayol Gordini 1:46.7 +5.6
17 14 France Louis Rosier Maserati 1:46.8 +5.7
18 46 United States Harry Schell Ferrari 1:46.9 +5.8
19 32 Monaco Louis Chiron Lancia 1:47.3 +6.2
20 10 France Jacques Pollet Gordini 1:49.4 +8.3
DNQ 22 United Kingdom Lance Macklin Maserati 1:49.4 +8.3
DNQ 24 United Kingdom Ted Whiteaway HWM-Alta 1:57.2 +16.1
DNQ 4 West Germany Hans Herrmann Mercedes Accident
WD 20 United Kingdom Ken Wharton Vanwall Injury
WD 48 Belgium Paul Frère Ferrari Appeared in race

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
______________ 2 Juan Manuel Fangio
3 Alberto Ascari
Stirling Moss
______________
______________ 4
5 Eugenio Castellotti
Jean Behra
______________
______________ 6
______________ 7 Roberto Mieres
8 Luigi Villoresi
Luigi Musso
______________
______________ 9
10 Maurice Trintignant
André Simon
______________
______________ 11
______________ 12 Cesare Perdisa
13 Mike Hawthorn
Robert Manzon
______________
______________ 14
15 Giuseppe Farina
Piero Taruffi
______________
______________ 16
______________ 17 Élie Bayol
18 Louis Rosier
Harry Schell
______________
______________ 19
20 Louis Chiron
Jacques Pollet




RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

The full results for the 1955 Monaco Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 44 France Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 100 2:58:09.7 9 8
2 30 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Lancia 100 +20.2 4 6
3 34 France Jean Behra
Italy Cesare Perdisa
Maserati 99 +1 lap 5 2
2
4 42 Italy Giuseppe Farina Ferrari 99 +1 lap 14 3
5 28 Italy Luigi Villoresi Lancia 99 +1 lap 7 2
6 32 Monaco Louis Chiron Lancia 95 +5 laps 19
7 10 France Jacques Pollet Gordini 91 +9 laps 20
8 48 Italy Piero Taruffi
Belgium Paul Frère
Ferrari 86 +14 laps 15
9 6 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes 81 +19 laps 3
Ret 40 Italy Cesare Perdisa
France Jean Behra
Maserati 81 Accident 11
Ret 26 Italy Alberto Ascari Lancia 80 Water crash 2
Ret 46 United States Harry Schell Ferrari 68 Engine 18
Ret 36 Argentina Roberto Mieres Maserati 64 Rear axle 6
Ret 12 France Élie Bayol Gordini 63 Rear axle 16
Ret 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 49 Transmission 1 1
Ret 8 France Robert Manzon Gordini 38 Gearbox 13
Ret 4 France André Simon Mercedes 24 Valve 10
Ret 18 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Vanwall 22 Throttle 12
Ret 14 France Louis Rosier Maserati 8 Tank 17
Ret 38 Italy Luigi Musso Maserati 4 Transmission 8
DNQ 22 United Kingdom Lance Macklin Maserati
DNQ 24 United Kingdom Ted Whiteaway HWM-Alta
DNQ 4 West Germany Hans Herrmann Mercedes
WD 20 United Kingdom Ken Wharton Vanwall

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

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