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1955 Dutch GP
1954 British GP

1955 British GP

1955 London Trophy
1955 Italian GP
1956 British GP
 VIII  RAC British Grand Prix


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSaturday 16 July 1955
Start time14:00
EventBritish GP
CircuitAintree
Event FormatRace of 90 laps
Race16 of 24
Championship race47
Circuit
Laps90
Circuit Perimeter4828 m
Race Distance4828 × 90 = 434.520 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherHot, Dry
Participants
Entries25
Qualifiers25
Finishers9
Championship Debutants
Jack Brabham (Driver),
Mike Sparken (Driver),
   Connaught B (Car Model),
Cooper T40 (Car Model)
MilestonesEnglebert - 20th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Luigi Musso - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Stirling Moss - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
Stirling Moss - 1st Win (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most 6th Place FinishesFerrari (13)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsMaserati (119),
2. Most Podium FinishesJuan Manuel Fangio (23),
3. Most RetirementsMaurice Trintignant (19),
4. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresJuan Manuel Fangio (28),
5. Most 5th Place FinishesMaserati (14),
6. Most Races LedJuan Manuel Fangio (27),
7. Most Race EntriesMaserati (212),
8. Most 8th Place QualificationsMaserati (12),
9. Most 9th Place QualificationsMaserati (11),
10. Most 16th Place QualificationsMaserati (14),
11. Most 20th Place QualificationsMaserati (7)

Championships
1 Juan Manuel Fangio 33 
same
2 Stirling Moss 22 
same
3 Maurice Trintignant 11.3 
same
4 Nino Farina 10.3 
same
5 Bob Sweikert 8 
same
6 Eugenio Castellotti 8 
same
7 Roberto Mières 7 
same
8 Luigi Musso 6 
same
9 Karl Kling 5 
up
10 Jimmy Davies 4 
down
11 Paul Frère 3 
down
 Piero Taruffi 3 
up
 Johnny Thomson 3 
down
 Tony Bettenhausen 3 
down
 Paul Russo 3 
down
16 Jean Behra 3 
down
17 Cesare Perdisa 2 
down
 José Froilan González 2 
down
 Luigi Villoresi 2 
down
20 Umberto Maglioli 1.3 
down
21 Hans Herrmann 1 
down
 Bill Homeier 1 
down
 Bill Vukovich 1 
down
 Walt Faulkner 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 12Car 12Car 12
EntrantDaimler Benz AGDaimler Benz AGDaimler Benz AG
DriverStirling MossStirling MossStirling Moss
CarMercedes W196Mercedes W196Mercedes W196
EngineMercedes 2.5 L8Mercedes 2.5 L8Mercedes 2.5 L8
Time3:07'21.22'00.42'00.4
Speed139.155 km/h144.359 km/h144.359 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led