Dutch GP 1955
JUNE 19, 1955
Dutch GP, 1955
The Grand Prix teams gathered in Holland just a few days after the Le Mans disaster in which around 100 people had been killed but amid the outcry - which included a total ban on motor racing in Switzerland - the Dutch organizers felt that they had to press on as planned.
Practice resulted in Juan-Manuel Fangio lining up on the front row alongside his Mercedes-Benz team mates Stirling Moss and Karl Kling. On the second row were Luigi Musso in his Maserati and Mike Hawthorn who had quit Vanwall and returned to Ferrari. Ferrari also had Eugenio Castellotti who had previously been with Lancia but he was down in ninth on the grid behind the Maseratis of Jean Behra and Roberto Mieres and Maurice Trintignant's Ferrari.
Fangio took off into the lead at the start but Musso was able to beat Moss and Kling off the line and so ran second briefly before Moss moved ahead. After that most of the interest in the race came from the midfield where Mieres battled his way past Trintignant, Hawthorn, Kling and Behra. Late in the race it began to rain and Musso spun but he was able to rejoin without losing third place.
|1||8||Juan-Manuel Fangio||Mercedes-Benz-Mercedes W196||100||2h54m23.800s||1|
|2||10||Stirling Moss||Mercedes-Benz-Mercedes W196||100||2h54m24.100s||2|
|3||18||Luigi Musso||Maserati 250F||100||2h55m20.900s||4|
|4||16||Roberto Mieres||Maserati 250F||99||7|
|5||6||Eugenio Castellotti||Ferrari 555||97||9|
|6||14||Jean Behra||Maserati 250F||97||6|
|7||2||Mike Hawthorn||Ferrari 555||97||5|
|8||22||Hernando da Silva Ramos||Gordini T16||92||14|
|9||28||Louis Rosier||Maserati 250F||92||13|
|10||24||Jacques Pollet||Gordini T16||90||12|
|11||30||Johnny Claes||Ferrari 500||88||16|
|r||4||Maurice Trintignant||Ferrari 555||65||Gearbox||8|
|r||20||Robert Manzon||Gordini T16||44||Mechanical||11|
|r||32||Horace Gould||Maserati 250F||23||Accident||15|
|r||12||Karl Kling||Mercedes-Benz-Mercedes W196||21||Spin||3|
|r||26||Peter Walker||Maserati 250F||2||Mechanical||10|