German GP 1957

AUGUST 4, 1957

German GP, 1957

With Vanwall having proved themselves to be competitive with victory at the British GP, there was much excitement as the Grand Prix teams gathered at the Nurburgring with Lancia-Ferrari and Maserati keen to get their revenge. The field was as normal with Lancia-Ferrari fielding Mike Hawthorn, Peter Collins and Luigi Musso and Maserati running Juan-Manuel Fangio, Jean Behra and Harry Schell in their leading cars. The field was bolstered by Formula 2 machinery which included a trio of Porsches and various Cooper-Climaxes.

Pole position went to Fangio with Hawthorn, Behra and Collins completing the front row. Then came Brooks, Schell and Moss. At the start Hawthorn and Collins went into a battle for the lead with Fangio and Behra giving chase. On the third lap Fangio passed Collins and was soon able to take the lead. Collins then passed Hawthorn and chased after Fangio but the Argentine driver edging gradually away. A slow mid-race pit stop dropped Fangio behind the two Lancia-Ferraris but he chased back hard, in one of the greatest drives in F1 history, and passed both Collins and Hawthorn on the penultimate lap. Fangio thus won his fifth World title.

Juan-Manuel Fangio Maserati 250F 22 3h30m38.300s  
Mike Hawthorn Lancia Ferrari 801 22 3h30m41.900s  
Peter Collins Lancia Ferrari 801 22 3h31m13.900s  
Luigi Musso Lancia Ferrari 801 22 3h34m15.900s  
10 Stirling Moss Vanwall VW (57) 22 3h35m15.800s  
Jean Behra Maserati 250F 22 3h35m16.800s  
Harry Schell Maserati 250F 22 3h37m25.800s  
16 Masten Gregory Maserati 250F 21  10 
11 Tony Brooks Vanwall VW (57) 21  
10 Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati 250F 21  13 
11 15 Bruce Halford Maserati 250F 21  16 
12 21 Edgar Barth Porsche RS550 21 *f2 12 
13 28 Brian Naylor Cooper-Climax T43 20 *f2 17 
14 27 Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche RS550 20 *f2 20 
15 25 Tony Marsh Cooper-Climax T43 17 *f2 22 
17 Hans Herrmann Maserati 250F 14 Engine 11 
20 Umberto Maglioli Porsche RS550 13 *f2, Engine 15 
18 Francisco Godia-Sales Maserati 250F 11 Steering 21 
23 Roy Salvadori Cooper-Climax T43 11 *f2, Suspension 14 
12 Stuart Lewis-Evans Vanwall VW (57) 10 Gearbox 
24 Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax T43 *f2, Transmission 18 
26 Paul England Cooper-Climax T41 *f2, Distributor 23 
29 Dick Gibson Cooper-Climax T43 *f2, Steering 24 
19 Horace Gould Maserati 250F Transmission 19