1955 Argentine Grand Prix
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1955 Argentine Grand Prix

1955 Argentine Grand Prix
Autódromo Oscar y Juan Gálvez Circuito N° 2 (Histórico).svg
Race details
Date 16 January 1955
Official name III Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina
Location Autódromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.912 km (2.431 mi)
Distance 96 laps, 375.552 km (233.376 mi)
Weather Very hot and dry
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 1:43.1
Fastest lap
Driver Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes
Time 1:48.3 on lap 45[1]
Podium
First Mercedes
Second Ferrari
Third Ferrari
Lap leaders

The 1955 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Buenos Aires on 16 January 1955. It was race 1 of 7 in the 1955 World Championship of Drivers.

The race was won from third on the grid by Juan Manuel Fangio for Mercedes. Ferrari drivers Nino Farina and Maurice Trintignant finished both second and third in two three-way shared drives with José Froilán González and Umberto Maglioli respectively. The high temperatures of the Argentinian summer proved to be very taxing for both drivers and cars. Fangio and Roberto Mieres were the only two drivers able to complete the race without handing their car to another driver.

The extreme heat led to a scoring nightmare of 16 driver substitutions. Only Juan Manuel Fangio and Roberto Mieres finished the race without a relief driver. Fangio suffered severe burns to his leg which, for the entire duration of the race, was rubbing against the chassis frame which was being heated by the exhaust. It took him 3 months to recover; his next race in Monaco was not until late May. It left a permanent scar on his leg later in life.

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 12 Argentina José Froilán González Ferrari 1:43.1
2 32 Italy Alberto Ascari Lancia 1:43.6 +0.5
3 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 1:43.7 +0.6
4 16 France Jean Behra Maserati 1:43.8 +0.7
5 10 Italy Giuseppe Farina Ferrari 1:43.9 +0.8
6 4 Germany Karl Kling Mercedes 1:44.1 +1.0
7 28 United States Harry Schell Maserati 1:44.3 +1.2
8 6 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes 1:44.6 +1.5
9 40 Argentina Pablo Birger Gordini 1:44.8 +1.7
10 8 Germany Hans Herrmann Mercedes 1:44.9 +1.8
11 34 Italy Luigi Villoresi Lancia 1:45.2 +2.1
12 36 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Lancia 1:45.3 +2.2
13 24 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Maserati 1:45.4 +2.3
14 14 France Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 1:45.8 +2.7
15 38 France Élie Bayol Gordini 1:46.1 +3.0
16 18 Argentina Roberto Mieres Maserati 1:46.2 +3.1
17 42 Argentina Jesús Iglesias Gordini 1:46.3 +3.2
18 22 Italy Luigi Musso Maserati 1:46.4 +3.3
19 20 Italy Sergio Mantovani Maserati 1:46.4 +3.3
20 26 Argentina Clemar Bucci Maserati 1:47.6 +4.5
21 30 Uruguay Alberto Uria Maserati 1:52.3 +9.2
Source:[2]

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Mercedes 96 3:00:38.6 3 91
2 12 Argentina José Froilán González
Italy Nino Farina
France Maurice Trintignant
Ferrari 96 +1:29.6 1 2
2
2
3 10 Italy Nino Farina
France Maurice Trintignant
Italy Umberto Maglioli
Ferrari 94 +2 Laps 5 1 13
1 13
1 13
4 8 Germany Hans Herrmann
Germany Karl Kling
United Kingdom Stirling Moss
Mercedes 94 +2 Laps 10 1
1
1
5 18 Argentina Roberto Mieres Maserati 91 +5 Laps 16 2
6 28 United States Harry Schell
France Jean Behra
Maserati 88 +8 Laps 7
7 22 Italy Luigi Musso
Italy Sergio Mantovani
United States Harry Schell
Maserati 83 +13 Laps 18
Ret 20 Italy Sergio Mantovani
France Jean Behra
Italy Luigi Musso
Maserati 54 Engine 19
Ret 26 Argentina Clemar Bucci
United States Harry Schell
Argentina Carlos Menditeguy
Maserati 54 Fuel Pressure 20
Ret 42 Argentina Jesús Iglesias Gordini 38 Transmission 17
Ret 14 France Maurice Trintignant Ferrari 36 Engine 14
Ret 36 Italy Eugenio Castellotti
Italy Luigi Villoresi
Lancia 35 Accident 12
Ret 6 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Mercedes 29 Fuel System 8
Ret 30 Uruguay Alberto Uria Maserati 22 Out of Fuel 21
Ret 32 Italy Alberto Ascari Lancia 21 Accident 2
Ret 38 France Élie Bayol Gordini 7 Transmission 15
Ret 16 France Jean Behra Maserati 2 Accident 4
Ret 4 Germany Karl Kling Mercedes 2 Accident 6
Ret 34 Italy Luigi Villoresi Lancia 2 Fuel Leak 11
Ret 40 Argentina Pablo Birger Gordini 1 Accident 9
Ret 24 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Maserati 1 Accident 13
Source:[3]
Notes
  • ^1 - Includes 1 point for fastest lap

Shared drives

Championship standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 9
2= France Maurice Trintignant 3 13
2= Italy Nino Farina 3 13
4 Argentina José Froilán González 2
5 Argentina Roberto Mieres 2
Source:[4]
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included. Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship.

References

  1. ^ "Argentina 1955 - Best laps". STATS F1. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Argentina 1955 - Qualifications o STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "1955 Argentine Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 23 February 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Argentina 1955 - Championship o STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 2019.



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