1957

Formula One Legends: World Championship 1957

The 1957 Formula One season.

As Formula One already shown, every winter there’s a complete re-shuffle of all the previous year set up and there’s no contract set in stone.

The 8th season saw Fangio, looking for his 5th title, changing again car, moving to Maserati. Stirling Moss was replaced by the argentinian and a new team,  Vanwall welcomed the British talented driver.

The two drivers dominated the championship, missing only the US race again which went to Pat Flaherty.  Juan Manuel, with one victory more of Stirling won the championship: his fourth in a row and fifth in total and decided that for him that was enough.

Grand Prix Date Winning Driver Team Laps Time
Argentina 13/01/1957 Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 100 3:00’55.9
Monaco 19/05/1957 Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 105 3:10’12.8
Indianapolis 500 30/05/1957 Sam Hanks Epperly 200 3:41’14.25
France 07/07/1957 Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 77 3:07’46.4
Great Britain 20/07/1957 Stirling Moss Vanwall 90 3:06’37.8
Germany 04/08/1957 Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 22 3:30’38.3
Pescara 18/08/1957 Stirling Moss Vanwall 18 2:59’22.7
Italy 08/09/1957 Stirling Moss Vanwall 87 2:35’03.9

At the end of the year Fangio announced to leave F1 races and the same did Maserati, probably for financial reasons.

Final Championship Classification

Pos. Driver Pts.
1 Juan Manuel Fangio 40 (46)
2 Stirling Moss 25
3 Luigi Musso 16
4 Mike Hawthorn 13
5 Tony Brooks 11
6 Masten Gregory 10
7 Harry Schell 10
8 Sam Hanks 8
9 Peter Collins 8
10 Jim Rathmann 7

1957 was also concluding the experience of the point system with shared drivers.

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