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1955 Australian Grand Prix

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Date  10 October 1955
Weather  Sunny
Course length  2.09 km (1.3 mi)
1955 Australian Grand Prix

Location  Port Wakefield, South Australia
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  80 laps, 167.3 km (104 mi)

The 1955 Australian Grand Prix was a motor race held at the Port Wakefield circuit, in South Australia on 10 October 1955. The race, which had 22 starters, was held over 80 laps of the 2.09 km (1.3 mi) circuit. It was open to cars of unlimited capacity.

It was the twentieth Australian Grand Prix and the first to be held on a purpose built motor racing circuit after the previous 19 were held on closed streets or country roads, or on airfields modified for the purpose. Future World Champion Jack Brabham won his first Australian Grand Prix in a streamlined Cooper-Bristol that Brabham, having recently joined the Cooper team, had assembled himself and sent to Australia. It was the first time a rear-engined car had won the AGP, although this was seen as an upset win and a rear-engined car would not win again until 1960.


Results as follows.


1955 Australian Grand Prix Wikipedia