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The 1955 Belgian Grand Prix was the fourth race of the season, held on June 5 at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. The race was a solid victory for Mercedes, with Juan Manuel Fangio leading teammate Stirling Moss by eight seconds at the flag. Third place went to Giuseppe Farina in a Ferrari, who was more than a minute and a half further back.

BackgroundEdit


Entry listEdit

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

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 555 Ferrari 555 L4 2.5 E
4 France Maurice Trintignant Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 555 Ferrari 555 L4 2.5 E
6 Belgium Paul Frere Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 555 Ferrari 555 L4 2.5 E
10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio West Germany Daimler Benz AG Mercedes W196 Mercedes M196 L8 2.5 C
12 West Germany Karl Kling West Germany Daimler Benz AG Mercedes W196 Mercedes M196 L8 2.5 C
14 United Kingdom Stirling Moss West Germany Daimler Benz AG Mercedes W196 Mercedes M196 L8 2.5 C
20 France Jean Behra Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
22 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
24 Argentina Roberto Mieres Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
26 Italy Cesare Perdisa Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
28 France Louis Rosier Italy Ecurie Rosier Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
30 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Italy Scuderia Lancia Lancia D50 Lancia DS50 V8 2.5 P
38 Belgium Johnny Claes Belgium Ecurie Nationale Belge Ferrari 625 Ferrari 625 L4 2.5 E
40 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW55 Vanwall 254 L4 2.5 P
48 France Piero Taruffi Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 555 Ferrari 555 L4 2.5 E

Practice OverviewEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 30 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Italy Lancia 4:18.1
2 10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Germany Mercedes 4:18.6 + 0.5
3 14 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Germany Mercedes 4:19.2 + 1.1
4 2 Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Ferrari 4:20.9 + 2.8
5 20 France Jean Behra Italy Maserati 4:23.6 + 5.5
6 12 Germany Karl Kling Germany Mercedes 4:24.0 + 5.9
7 22 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Maserati 4:26.4 + 8.3
8 6 Belgium Paul Frère Italy Ferrari 4:29.7 + 11.6
9 4 United States Harry Schell Italy Ferrari 4:31.0 + 12.9
10 40 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn United Kingdom Vanwall 4:33.0 + 14.9
11 4 France Maurice Trintignant Italy Ferrari 4:35.2 + 17.1
12 26 Italy Cesare Perdisa Italy Maserati 4:50.9 + 32.8
13 28 France Louis Rosier Italy Maserati 4:55.4 + 37.3
14 24 Argentina Roberto Mieres Italy Maserati 5:09.0 + 50.9
15 38 Belgium Johnny Claes Italy Maserati No time
16 48 Italy Piero Taruffi Italy Ferrari No time

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver
______________
1 ______________
Eugenio Castellotti 2 ______________
Juan Manuel Fangio 3
Stirling Moss
______________
4 ______________
Giuseppe Farina 5
Jean Behra
______________
6 ______________
Karl Kling 7 ______________
Luigi Musso 8
Paul Frère
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9 ______________
Mike Hawthorn 10
Maurice Trintignant
______________
11 ______________
Cesare Perdisa 12 ______________
Louis Rosier 13
Roberto Mieres
______________
14 ______________
15
______________
16 ______________
17 ______________
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RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 10 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Germany Mercedes 36 2:39:29.0 2 9
2 14 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Germany Mercedes 36 + 8.1 3 6
3 2 Italy Giuseppe Farina Italy Ferrari 36 + 1:40.5 4 4
4 6 Belgium Paul Frère Italy Ferrari 36 + 3:25.5 8 3
5 24 Argentina Roberto Mieres
France Jean Behra
Italy Maserati 35 + 1 Lap 13 1
1
6 4 France Maurice Trintignant Italy Ferrari 35 + 1 Lap 10
7 22 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Maserati 34 + 2 Laps 7
8 26 Italy Cesare Perdisa Italy Maserati 33 + 3 Laps 11
9 28 France Louis Rosier Italy Maserati 33 + 3 Laps 12
Ret 12 Germany Karl Kling Germany Mercedes 21 Oil Leak 6
Ret 30 Italy Eugenio Castellotti Italy Lancia 16 Gearbox 1
Ret 40 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn United Kingdom Vanwall 8 Gearbox 9
Ret 20 France Jean Behra Italy Maserati 3 Spun Off 5
DNS 38 Belgium Johnny Claes Italy Maserati Engine
DNS 48 Italy Piero Taruffi Italy Ferrari
DNS 4 United States Harry Schell Italy Ferrari
Source: [1]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

ReferencesEdit


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Circuits Spa-Francorchamps (1950 - 1970, 1983, 1985 - Present), Nivelles (1972, 1974), Zolder (1973, 1975 - 1982, 1984)
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