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

Details
DateThursday 30 May 1957
Start time14:00
EventIndianapolis 500
CircuitIndianapolis
Event FormatRace of 200 laps
Race10 of 20
Championship race59
Circuit
Laps200
Circuit Perimeter4023 m
Race Distance4023 × 200 = 804.600 km
Grid Format3-3-3-3
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionAnti-clockwise
Weather
WeatherCloudy, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries33
Qualifiers33
Finishers17
Championship Debutants
Bill Cheesbourg (Driver),
Don Edmunds (Driver),
Eddie Sachs (Driver),
Elmer George (Driver),
Mike Magill (Driver),
Dunn (Car Manufacturer),
Dunn (Car Model),
Kurtis Kraft 500G (Car Model),
   95 (Car Number),
Fred & Richard Sommer (Entrant),
Fred Sclavi (Entrant),
George Salih (Entrant),
George Walther Jr (Entrant),
J.S. Donaldson (Entrant),
Lysle Greenman (Entrant),
Roy McKay (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 16 - 50th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 31 - 10th Race Entry (Car Number)
Chapman S Root - 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
Epperly - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Manufacturer)
Epperly - 1st Win (Car Manufacturer)
Firestone - 250th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
George Salih - 1st Win (Entrant)
Jim Rathmann - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Kuzma - 25th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Lesovsky - 10th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Offenhauser - 250th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Pat O'Connor - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
Sam Hanks - 1st Win (Driver)
Tony Bettenhausen - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most 15th Place FinishesTony Bettenhausen (2),
2. Highest Race Win RatioEpperly (33.33%),
3. Highest 2nd Place Finish RatioEpperly (33.33%),
4. Most 27th Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (5),
5. Most 31st Place QualificationsJohnnie Tolan (2)
Records Extended 1. Most 11th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (8),
2. Most 13th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (4),
3. Most 15th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (7),
4. Most 16th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (5),
5. Most 17th Place FinishesKurtis Kraft (5),
6. Most 28th Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (5),
7. Most 33rd Place QualificationsKurtis Kraft (5)

Championships
1 Juan Manuel Fangio 17 
same
2 Sam Hanks 8 
up
3 Jim Rathmann 7 
up
4 Tony Brooks 6 
down
 Jean Behra 6 
down
6 Masten Gregory 4 
down
 Carlos Menditéguy 4 
down
 Jimmy Bryan 4 
up
9 Paul Russo 3 
up
 Stuart Lewis-Evans 3 
down
 Harry Schell 3 
down
12 Maurice Trintignant 2 
down
 Andy Linden 2 
up
14 Stirling Moss 1 
down
 José Froilan González 1 
down
 Alfonso de Portago 1 
down

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 9Car 12Car 26
EntrantGeorge SalihChapman S RootLindsey Hopkins
DriverSam HanksPat O'ConnorJim Rathmann
CarEpperlyKurtis Kraft 500GEpperly
EngineOffenhauser 4.5 L4Offenhauser 4.5 L4Offenhauser 4.5 L4
Time3:41'14.254'10.091'02.75
Speed218.209 km/h231.641 km/h230.802 km/h


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