1955 Formula One season

sports season

The 1955 Formula One season was the 6th of the championship. The champion was Juan Manuel Fangio in a close battle.

Season reviewEdit

Round Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1   Argentine Grand Prix January 16 Oscar Gálvez   Juan Manuel Fangio   Mercedes Report
2   Monaco Grand Prix May 22 Monaco   Maurice Trintignant   Ferrari Report
3   Indianapolis 500 May 30 Indianapolis   Bob Sweikert   Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser Report
4   Belgian Grand Prix June 5 Spa-Francorchamps   Juan Manuel Fangio   Mercedes Report
5   Dutch Grand Prix June 19 Zandvoort   Juan Manuel Fangio   Mercedes Report
6   British Grand Prix July 16 Aintree   Stirling Moss   Mercedes Report
7   Italian Grand Prix September 11 Monza   Juan Manuel Fangio   Mercedes Report

1955 Drivers Championship final standingsEdit

Pos. Driver ARG
 
MON
 
500
 
BEL
 
NED
 
GBR
 
ITA
 
Pts.
1   Juan Manuel Fangio 1* Ret* 1* 1 2 1 40 (41)
2   Stirling Moss 4† / Ret 9 2 2 1* Ret* 23
3   Eugenio Castellotti Ret† 2 Ret 5 6† / Ret 3 12
4   Maurice Trintignant 2† / 3† / Ret 1 6 Ret Ret 8 11.33
5   Nino Farina 2† / 3† 4 3 DNS 10.33
6   Piero Taruffi 8† 4 2 9
7   Bob Sweikert 1 8
8   Roberto Mieres 5 Ret 5† 4* Ret 7 7
9   Jean Behra 6† / Ret† / Ret 3† / Ret† 5† / Ret 6 Ret 4 6
10   Luigi Musso 7† / Ret† Ret 7 3 5 Ret 6
11   Karl Kling 4† / Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 5
12   Jimmy Davies 3 4
13   Tony Bettenhausen 2† 3
14   Paul Russo 2† 3
15   Paul Frère 8† 4 3
16   Johnny Thomson 4 3
17   José Froilán González 2† 2
18   Cesare Perdisa 3† / Ret† 8 2
19   Luigi Villoresi Ret† / Ret 5 DNS 2
20   Carlos Menditéguy Ret† / Ret 5 2
21   Umberto Maglioli 3† 6 1.33
22   Hans Herrmann 4† 1
23   Walt Faulkner 5† 1
24   Bill Homeier 5† 1
25   Bill Vukovich Ret* 1
26   Mike Hawthorn Ret Ret 7 6† 10 0
27   Harry Schell 6† / 7† / Ret† Ret 9† / Ret Ret 0
28   Louis Chiron 6 0
29   Andy Linden 6 0
30   Jacques Pollet 7 10 Ret 0
31   Al Herman 7 0
32   Mike Sparken 7 0
33   Sergio Mantovani 7† / Ret† 0
34   Hernando da Silva Ramos 8 Ret Ret 0
35   Lance Macklin DNQ 8 0
36   Pat O'Connor 8 0
37   Louis Rosier Ret 9 9 0
38   Ken Wharton 9† Ret 0
39   Jimmy Daywalt 9 0
40   John Fitch 9 0
41   Pat Flaherty 10 0
42   Duane Carter 11 0
43   Johnny Claes 11 0
44   Chuck Weyant 12 0
45   Eddie Johnson 13 0
46   Jim Rathmann 14 0
  Robert Manzon Ret Ret Ret 0
  Horace Gould Ret Ret Ret 0
  Alberto Ascari Ret Ret 0
  Elie Bayol Ret Ret 0
  Andre Simon Ret Ret 0
  Peter Collins Ret Ret 0
  Peter Walker Ret Ret† 0
  Jesus Iglesias Ret 0
  Pablo Birger Ret 0
  Alberto Uria Ret 0
  Don Freeland Ret 0
  Cal Niday Ret 0
  Art Cross Ret 0
  Shorty Templeman Ret 0
  Sam Hanks Ret 0
  Keith Andrews Ret 0
  Johnnie Parsons Ret 0
  Eddie Russo Ret 0
  Ray Crawford Ret 0
  Jimmy Bryan Ret 0
  Jack McGrath Ret 0
  Al Keller Ret 0
  Johnny Boyd Ret 0
  Ed Elisian Ret 0
  Rodger Ward Ret 0
  Jerry Hoyt Ret 0
  Jimmy Reece Ret 0
  Fred Agabashian Ret 0
  Kenneth McAlpine Ret 0
  Jack Brabham Ret 0
  Roy Salvadori Ret 0
  Leslie Marr Ret 0
  Jean Lucas Ret 0
  Clemar Bucci Ret† 0
  Tony Rolt Ret† 0
  Ted Whiteaway DNQ 0
Pos. Driver ARG
 
MON
 
500
 
BEL
 
NED
 
GBR
 
ITA
 
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
  • * Fastest lap (1 point awarded)
  • † Position shared between more drivers of the same car
  • Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

Non-Championship race resultsEdit

Other Formula One races also held in 1955, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
  VII Gran Premio del Valentino Valentino Park March 27   Alberto Ascari   Lancia Report
  XVI Grand Prix de Pau Pau April 11   Jean Behra   Maserati Report
  III Glover Trophy Goodwood April 11   Roy Salvadori   Maserati Report
  IV Grand Prix de Bordeaux Bordeaux April 25   Jean Behra   Maserati Report
  VII BRDC International Trophy Silverstone May 7   Peter Collins   Maserati Report
  VIII Gran Premio di Napoli Posillipo May 8   Alberto Ascari   Lancia Report
  XVII Grand Prix d'Albi Albi May 29   André Simon   Maserati Report
  III Curtis Trophy Snetteron May 29   Roy Salvadori   Maserati Report
  III Cornwall M.R.C. Formula 1 Race Davidstow May 30   Leslie Marr   Connaught-Alta Report
  III London Trophy Crystal Palace July 30   Mike Hawthorn   Maserati Report
  III Daily Record Trophy Charterhall August 6   Bob Gerard   Maserati Report
  III RedeX Trophy Snetterton August 13   Harry Schell   Vanwall Report
  II Daily Telegraph Trophy Aintree September 3   Roy Salvadori   Maserati Report
  II International Gold Cup Oulton Park September 24   Stirling Moss   Maserati Report
  I Avon Trophy Castle Combe October 1   Harry Schell   Vanwall Report
  V Gran Premio di Siracusa Syracuse October 23   Tony Brooks   Connaught-Alta Report