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1955 British Grand Prix

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Date  16 July 1955
Course length  4.828 km (3.000 mi)
1955 British Grand Prix
Official name  VIII RAC British Grand Prix
Location  Aintree Circuit, Liverpool, England
Course  Permanent racing facility
Distance  90 laps, 434.52 km (270.00 mi)

The 1955 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Aintree on 16 July 1955. It was the sixth round of the 1955 World Drivers' Championship. British driver Stirling Moss led a Mercedes 1-2-3-4 domination of the race, to win his first Formula One race narrowly ahead of his illustrious Argentine teammate Juan Manuel Fangio.

Subsequent to the race, the German, Swiss and Spanish Grands Prix were cancelled, in the wake of the Le Mans disaster. With only one Championship round therefore remaining (the Italian Grand Prix some 2 months later), Fangio's points advantage over Moss was sufficient to secure his third World Drivers' Championship.

Championship standings after the race

Drivers' Championship standings
  • Note: Only the top five positions are included.
  • References

    1955 British Grand Prix Wikipedia


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