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1957 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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The 1957 Formula One season included the 8th FIA Formula One World Championship season, which commenced on January 13, 1957, and ended on September 8 after eight races. Juan Manuel Fangio won his fourth consecutive title, his fifth in total, in his final Championship - a remarkable feat that would not be matched for nearly 50 years.

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Season summary

Fangio chose to switch teams again, joining Maserati before the start of the season. The decision to switch proved to be a masterstroke, with Ferrari's line-up of Peter Collins, Eugenio Castellotti and the returning Mike Hawthorn failing to win a race. Castellotti and Alfonso de Portago were killed in action, making this a truly disastrous year for Ferrari.

The man Fangio replaced at Maserati, Stirling Moss, moved to Vanwall, a team beginning to fulfill their promise. Between them Fangio and Moss won every Grand Prix of the season, Fangio taking four victories to Moss' three. Fangio's drive at the Nürburgring, where he overtook Collins and Hawthorn on the penultimate lap after a pit stop had put him nearly a minute behind, was a classic.

At the end of the year it was announced Fangio would not return for another season. Maserati also pulled out, citing financial reasons. This was also the final year in which points were awarded for shared drives.

Season review

Round Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix January 13 Oscar Gálvez Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati Report
2 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix May 19 Monaco Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati Report
3 United States Indianapolis 500 May 30 Indianapolis Sam Hanks Epperly-Offenhauser Report
4 France French Grand Prix July 7 Rouen-Les-Essarts Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati Report
5 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 20 Aintree Stirling Moss Vanwall Report
6 Germany German Grand Prix August 4 Nürburgring Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati Report
7 Italy Pescara Grand Prix August 18 Pescara Stirling Moss Vanwall Report
8 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 8 Monza Stirling Moss Vanwall Report

1957 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
MON
Monaco
500
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
PSC
Abruzzo
ITA
Italy
Pts.
1 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 1 1* 1 Ret 1* 2 2 40 (46)
2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 8* Ret 1*† / Ret† 5 1* 1 25
3 Italy Luigi Musso Ret 2* 2 4 Ret 8 16
4 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ret Ret† / Ret 4 3 2 6 13
5 United Kingdom Tony Brooks 2 1† / Ret† 9 Ret 7* 11
6 United States Masten Gregory 3 8 4 4 10
7 United States Harry Schell 4 Ret† / Ret 5 Ret 7 3 5† / Ret 10
8 United States Sam Hanks 1 8
9 United Kingdom Peter Collins 6† / Ret Ret 3 Ret / 4†‡ 3 12 8
10 United States Jim Rathmann 2* 7
11 France Jean Behra 2 6 Ret 6 Ret 14 6
12 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans 4 Ret 7 Ret 5 13 5
13 France Maurice Trintignant 5 Ret 4† 5
14 Germany Wolfgang von Trips 6† Ret† 3 4
15 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy 3 Ret Ret Ret 4
16 United States Jimmy Bryan 3 4
17 United States Paul Russo 4 3
18 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori DNQ Ret 5 Ret 2
19 United States Andy Linden 5 2
20 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Ret† 10 6 5† 1
21 Spain Alfonso de Portago 5† 1
22 Argentina José Froilán González 5† 1
23 Australia Jack Brabham 6 7† / Ret Ret 7 0
24 United States Johnny Boyd 6 0
25 United Kingdom Bob Gerard 6 0
26 Italy Cesare Perdisa 6† 0
27 Sweden Joakim Bonnier 7 Ret Ret 17 0
28 United States Marshall Teague 7 0
29 United Kingdom Mike MacDowel 7† 0
30 United Kingdom Ivor Bueb Ret 8 0
31 United States Pat O'Connor 8 0
32 Spain Paco Godia Ret Ret 9 0
33 Argentina Alessandro de Tomaso 9 0
34 United States Bob Veith 9 0
35 Italy Luigi Piotti 10 DNQ Ret 18 0
36 United Kingdom Horace Gould Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret 10 0
37 United States Gene Hartley 10 0
38 United Kingdom Bruce Halford 11 Ret 15 0
39 United States Jack Turner 11 0
40 Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio 11† 0
41 France André Simon DNQ 11† 0
42 United States Johnny Thomson 12 0
43 United States Bob Christie 13 0
44 United States Chuck Weyant 14 0
45 United States Tony Bettenhausen 15 0
46 United States Johnnie Parsons 16 0
47 United States Don Freeland 17 0
United Kingdom Ron Flockhart Ret Ret 0
Germany Hans Herrmann DNQ Ret 0
United States Les Leston DNQ Ret 0
Italy Eugenio Castellotti Ret 0
United States Jimmy Reece Ret 0
United States Don Edmunds Ret 0
United States Johnnie Tolan Ret 0
United States Al Herman Ret 0
United States Fred Agabashian Ret 0
United States Eddie Sachs Ret 0
United States Mike Magill Ret 0
United States Eddie Johnson Ret 0
United States Bill Cheesbourg Ret 0
United States Al Keller Ret 0
United States Jimmy Daywalt Ret 0
United States Ed Elisian Ret 0
United States Rodger Ward Ret 0
United States Troy Ruttman Ret 0
United States Eddie Russo Ret 0
United States Elmer George Ret 0
United States Herbert MacKay-Fraser Ret 0
United Kingdom Jack Fairman Ret 0
Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
MON
Monaco
500
United States
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
West Germany
PSC
Abruzzo
ITA
Italy
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
  • * Fastest lap (1 point awarded)
  • † Position shared between more drivers of the same car
  • ‡ Too few laps driven to receive points
  • Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

Non-Championship race results

Other Formula One races also held in 1957, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
Argentina XI Gran Premio Ciudad de Buenos Aires Buenos Aires January 27 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Maserati Report
Italy VII Gran Premio di Siracusa Syracuse April 7 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Lancia-Ferrari Report
France XVII Grand Prix de Pau Pau April 22 France Jean Behra Italy Maserati Report
United Kingdom V Glover Trophy Goodwood April 22 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans United Kingdom Connaught-Alta Report
Italy X Gran Premio di Napoli Posillipo April 28 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Lancia-Ferrari Report
France XXIII Grand Prix de Reims Reims-Gueux July 14 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Lancia-Ferrari Report
France V Grand Prix de Caen Caen July 28 France Jean Behra United Kingdom BRM Report
United Kingdom IX BRDC International Trophy Silverstone September 14 France Jean Behra United Kingdom BRM Report
Italy V Gran Premio di Modena Modena September 22 France Jean Behra Italy Maserati Report
Morocco VI Grand Prix de Maroc Ain-Diab October 27 France Jean Behra Italy Maserati Report

Notes

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Simple English

The 1957 Formula One season was the 8th of the championship. The champion was Juan Manuel Fangio in a close battle.

Season review

Round Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 Argentine Grand Prix January 13 Oscar Gálvez Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati Report
2 Monaco Grand Prix May 19 Monaco Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati Report
3 Indianapolis 500 May 30 Indianapolis Sam Hanks Epperly-Offenhauser Report
4 French Grand Prix July 7 Rouen-Les-Essarts Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati Report
5 British Grand Prix July 20 Aintree Stirling Moss Vanwall Report
6 German Grand Prix August 4 Nürburgring Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati Report
7 Pescara Grand Prix August 18 Pescara Stirling Moss Vanwall Report
8 Italian Grand Prix September 8 Monza Stirling Moss Vanwall Report

1957 Drivers Championship final standings

Pos. Driver ARG
MON
500
FRA
GBR
GER
PSC
ITA
Pts.
1 Juan Manuel Fangio 1 1* 1 Ret 1* 2 2 40 (46)
2 Stirling Moss 8* Ret 1*† / Ret† 5 1* 1 25
3 Luigi Musso Ret 2* 2 4 Ret 8 16
4 Mike Hawthorn Ret Ret† / Ret 4 3 2 6 13
5 Tony Brooks 2 1† / Ret† 9 Ret 7* 11
6 Masten Gregory 3 8 4 4 10
7 Harry Schell 4 Ret† / Ret 5 Ret 7 3 5† / Ret 10
8 Sam Hanks 1 8
9 Peter Collins 6† / Ret Ret 3 Ret / 4†‡ 3 12 8
10 Jim Rathmann 2* 7
11 Jean Behra 2 6 Ret 6 Ret 14 6
12 Stuart Lewis-Evans 4 Ret 7 Ret 5 13 5
13 Maurice Trintignant 5 Ret 4† 5
14 Wolfgang von Trips 6† Ret† 3 4
15 Carlos Menditéguy 3 Ret Ret Ret 4
16 Jimmy Bryan 3 4
17 Paul Russo 4 3
18 Roy Salvadori DNQ Ret 5 Ret 2
19 Andy Linden 5 2
20 Giorgio Scarlatti Ret† 10 6 5† 1
21 Alfonso de Portago 5† 1
22 José Froilán González 5† 1
23 Jack Brabham 6 7† / Ret Ret 7 0
24 Johnny Boyd 6 0
25 Bob Gerard 6 0
26 Cesare Perdisa 6† 0
27 Joakim Bonnier 7 Ret Ret 17 0
28 Marshall Teague 7 0
29 Mike MacDowel 7† 0
30 Ivor Bueb Ret 8 0
31 Pat O'Connor 8 0
32 Paco Godia Ret Ret 9 0
33 Alessandro de Tomaso 9 0
34 Bob Veith 9 0
35 Luigi Piotti 10 DNQ Ret 18 0
36 Horace Gould Ret Ret DNS Ret Ret 10 0
37 Gene Hartley 10 0
38 Bruce Halford 11 Ret 15 0
39 Jack Turner 11 0
40 Ottorino Volonterio 11† 0
41 Andre Simon DNQ 11† 0
42 Johnny Thomson 12 0
43 Bob Christie 13 0
44 Chuck Weyant 14 0
45 Tony Bettenhausen 15 0
46 Johnnie Parsons 16 0
47 Don Freeland 17 0
Ron Flockhart Ret Ret 0
Hans Herrmann DNQ Ret 0
Les Leston DNQ Ret 0
Eugenio Castellotti Ret 0
Jimmy Reece Ret 0
Don Edmunds Ret 0
Johnnie Tolan Ret 0
Al Herman Ret 0
Fred Agabashian Ret 0
Eddie Sachs Ret 0
Mike Magill Ret 0
Eddie Johnson Ret 0
Bill Cheesbourg Ret 0
Al Keller Ret 0
Jimmy Daywalt Ret 0
Ed Elisian Ret 0
Rodger Ward Ret 0
Troy Ruttman Ret 0
Eddie Russo Ret 0
Elmer George Ret 0
Herbert MacKay-Fraser Ret 0
Jack Fairman Ret 0
Pos. Driver ARG
MON
500
FRA
GBR
GER
PSC
ITA
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)


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