1955 Formula One season

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

Season review[change | edit source]

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

1955 Drivers Championship final standings[change | edit source]

Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
MON
Monaco
500
United States
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
ITA
Italy
Pts.
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1* Ret* 1* 1 2 1 40 (41)
2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 4† / Ret 9 2 2 1* Ret* 23
3 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Ret† 2 Ret 5 6† / Ret 3 12
4 France Maurice Trintignant 2† / 3† / Ret 1 6 Ret Ret 8 11.33
5 Italy Nino Farina 2† / 3† 4 3 DNS 10.33
6 Italy Piero Taruffi 8† 4 2 9
7 United States Bob Sweikert 1 8
8 Argentina Roberto Mieres 5 Ret 5† 4* Ret 7 7
9 France Jean Behra 6† / Ret† / Ret 3† / Ret† 5† / Ret 6 Ret 4 6
10 Italy Luigi Musso 7† / Ret† Ret 7 3 5 Ret 6
11 Germany Karl Kling 4† / Ret Ret Ret 3 Ret 5
12 United States Jimmy Davies 3 4
13 United States Tony Bettenhausen 2† 3
14 United States Paul Russo 2† 3
15 Belgium Paul Frère 8† 4 3
16 United States Johnny Thomson 4 3
17 Argentina José Froilán González 2† 2
18 Italy Cesare Perdisa 3† / Ret† 8 2
19 Italy Luigi Villoresi Ret† / Ret 5 DNS 2
20 Argentina Carlos Menditéguy Ret† / Ret 5 2
21 Italy Umberto Maglioli 3† 6 1.33
22 Germany Hans Herrmann 4† 1
23 United States Walt Faulkner 5† 1
24 United States Bill Homeier 5† 1
25 United States Bill Vukovich Ret* 1
26 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ret Ret 7 6† 10 0
27 United States Harry Schell 6† / 7† / Ret† Ret 9† / Ret Ret 0
28 Monaco Louis Chiron 6 0
29 United States Andy Linden 6 0
30 France Jacques Pollet 7 10 Ret 0
31 United States Al Herman 7 0
32 France Mike Sparken 7 0
33 Italy Sergio Mantovani 7† / Ret† 0
34 Brazil Hernando da Silva Ramos 8 Ret Ret 0
35 United Kingdom Lance Macklin DNQ 8 0
36 United States Pat O'Connor 8 0
37 France Louis Rosier Ret 9 9 0
38 United Kingdom Ken Wharton 9† Ret 0
39 United States Jimmy Daywalt 9 0
40 United States John Fitch 9 0
41 United States Pat Flaherty 10 0
42 United States Duane Carter 11 0
43 Belgium Johnny Claes 11 0
44 United States Chuck Weyant 12 0
45 United States Eddie Johnson 13 0
46 United States Jim Rathmann 14 0
France Robert Manzon Ret Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Horace Gould Ret Ret Ret 0
Italy Alberto Ascari Ret Ret 0
France Elie Bayol Ret Ret 0
France Andre Simon Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Peter Collins Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Peter Walker Ret Ret† 0
Argentina Jesus Iglesias Ret 0
Argentina Pablo Birger Ret 0
Uruguay Alberto Uria Ret 0
United States Don Freeland Ret 0
United States Cal Niday Ret 0
United States Art Cross Ret 0
United States Shorty Templeman Ret 0
United States Sam Hanks Ret 0
United States Keith Andrews Ret 0
United States Johnnie Parsons Ret 0
United States Eddie Russo Ret 0
United States Ray Crawford Ret 0
United States Jimmy Bryan Ret 0
United States Jack McGrath Ret 0
United States Al Keller Ret 0
United States Johnny Boyd Ret 0
United States Ed Elisian Ret 0
United States Rodger Ward Ret 0
United States Jerry Hoyt Ret 0
United States Jimmy Reece Ret 0
United States Fred Agabashian Ret 0
United Kingdom Kenneth McAlpine Ret 0
Australia Jack Brabham Ret 0
United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Ret 0
United Kingdom Leslie Marr Ret 0
France Jean Lucas Ret 0
Argentina Clemar Bucci Ret† 0
United Kingdom Tony Rolt Ret† 0
United Kingdom Ted Whiteaway DNQ 0
Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
MON
Monaco
500
United States
BEL
Belgium
NED
Netherlands
GBR
United Kingdom
ITA
Italy
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 results[change | edit source]

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

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