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The 1957 Pescara Grand Prix was the seventh race of the season. So the Pescara race, also often called Coppa Acerbo, was added to the calendar for the first and only time. The race was won in dominant fashion by Stirling Moss in a Vanwall, coming in more than three minutes ahead of Juan Manuel Fangio and Harry Schell, both in Maseratis.

BackgroundEdit

The 1957 season was originally scheduled with 10 races. But the Belgian, Dutch and Spanish races were all canceled for financial reasons, so the Pescara race was upgraded to championship status. Known originally as the Coppa Acerbo, this was the 25th running of the event.


Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1957 Pescara Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entreat Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
4 France Jean Behra Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
6 United States Harry Schell Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
8 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Italy Officine Alfieri Maserati Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
10 Spain Francisco Godia-Sales Spain Francisco Godia-Sales Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
12 Italy Luigi Piotti Italy Luigi Piotti Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
14 United States Masten Gregory Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
16 Sweden Jo Bonnier Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
18 United Kingdom Horace Gould United Kingdom H.H. Gould Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
20 United Kingdom Bruce Halford United Kingdom Bruce Halford Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
22 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T43 Climax FPF L4 2.0 D
24 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T43 Climax FPF L4 2.0 D
26 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 5 Vanwall 254 L4 2.5 P
28 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 5 Vanwall 254 L4 2.5 P
30 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 5 Vanwall 254 L4 2.5 P
34 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 801 Ferrari DS50 V8 2.5 E

PracticeEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Lap Gap
1 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Maserati 9:44.6
2 26 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Vanwall 9:54.7 + 10.1
3 34 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Ferrari 10:00.0 + 15.4
4 4 France Jean Behra Italy Maserati 10:03.1 + 18.5
5 6 United States Harry Schell Italy Maserati 10:04.6 + 20.0
6 28 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom Vanwall 10:08.8 + 24.2
7 14 United States Masten Gregory Italy Maserati 10:26.1 + 42.5
8 30 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans United Kingdom Vanwall 10:29.6 + 45.0
9 16 Sweden Jo Bonnier Italy Maserati 10:36.2 + 51.6
10 8 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Italy Maserati 10:36.6 + 52.0
11 18 United Kingdom Horace Gould Italy Maserati 10:49.6 + 1:05.0
12 10 Spain Paco Godia Italy Maserati 11:09.8 + 1:25.2
13 12 Italy Luigi Piotti Italy Maserati 11:10.6 + 1:26.0
14 20 United Kingdom Bruce Halford Italy Maserati 11:16.3 + 1:31.7
15 22 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 11:24.2 + 1:39.6
16 24 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 11:35.2 + 1:50.6

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 26 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Vanwall 18 2:59:22.7 2 9
2 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Maserati 18 + 3:13.9 1 6
3 6 United States Harry Schell Italy Maserati 18 + 6:46.8 5 4
4 14 United States Masten Gregory Italy Maserati 18 + 8:16.5 7 3
5 30 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans United Kingdom Vanwall 17 + 1 lap 8 2
6 8 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Italy Maserati 17 + 1 lap 10
7 24 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 15 + 3 laps 16
Ret 34 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Ferrari 9 Oil tank 3
Ret 10 Spain Paco Godia Italy Maserati 9 Engine 12
Ret 20 United Kingdom Bruce Halford Italy Maserati 9 Transmission 14
Ret 16 Sweden Jo Bonnier Italy Maserati 7 Overheating 9
Ret 4 France Jean Behra Italy Maserati 3 Oil leak 4
Ret 22 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 3 Accident/suspension 15
Ret 28 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom Vanwall 1 Engine 6
Ret 18 United Kingdom Horace Gould Italy Maserati 0 Accident 11
Ret 12 Italy Luigi Piotti Italy Maserati 0 Engine 13
Source: [1]

MilestonesEdit

  • At 25.579 km, the Pescara circuit was the longest circuit ever used for a championship Grand Prix.
  • In conjuction with Monza, this was the first time that one country had held two championship races in one season.

Standings after the raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

V T E Abruzzo Pescara Grand Prix
Circuits Pescara Circuit (1957)
Circuit Pescara.svg
Races 1957
Non-F1 races 1950 • 1951 • 1954
V T E 1957 Formula One Season
Constructors BRM • Connaught • Cooper • Ferrari • Maserati • Vanwall
Engines Alta • Bristol • BRM • Climax • Ferrari • Maserati • Vanwall
Drivers Behra • Bonnier • Brabham • Brooks • Bueb • Castellotti • Collins • Fairman • Fangio • Flockhart • Gerard • Godia-Sales • González • Gould • Gregory • Halford • Hawthorn • Herrmann • Leston • Lewis-Evans • MacDowel • MacKay-Fraser • Menditeguy • S. Moss • Musso • Perdisa • Piotti • Portago • Salvadori • Scarlatti • Schell • Simon • Tomaso • Trintignant • von Trips • Volonterio
Cars BRM P25 • Connaught B • Cooper T41 • Cooper T43 • Cooper T44 • Ferrari 500 • Ferrari 801 • Maserati 250F • Vanwall VW5
Tyres Avon • Dunlop • Englebert • Pirelli
Races Argentina • Monaco • Indianapolis • France • Britain • Germany • Pescara • Italy
See also 1956 Formula One Season • 1958 Formula One Season • Category
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