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1955 Indianapolis 500
1954 Belgian GP

1955 Belgian GP

1955 Dutch GP
1956 Belgian GP
 XVII  Grand Prix de Belgique

Event Overview • Entry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSunday 5 June 1955
Start time14:00
Event Belgian GP
Circuit Spa-Francorchamps
Event FormatRace of 36 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#4 of 7 in 1955
#45 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps36
Circuit Perimeter14120 m
Race Distance14120 × 36 = 508.320 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherMild, Dry
Participants
Entries15
Qualifiers15
Finishers9
DebutantsEsso (Lubricant Manufacturer)
MilestonesCar 30 – 1st Pole Position (Car Number)
Esso – 1st Fastest Lap (Lubricant Manufacturer)
Esso – 1st Win (Lubricant Manufacturer)
 Eugenio Castellotti – 1st Pole Position (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most Race Entries Maserati (198),
2. Most Race Entries Louis Rosier,  Nino Farina (33),
3. Most 7th Place Qualifications Maserati (10)
Records Extended 1. Most Podium Finishes Ferrari (72),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (98),
3. Most Retirements Maserati (111),
4. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Juan Manuel Fangio,  Nino Farina (26),
5. Most Podium Finishes Juan Manuel Fangio (21),
6. Most Race Wins Juan Manuel Fangio (15),
7. Most 3rd Place Finishes Ferrari (22),
8. Most 4th Place Finishes Ferrari (16),
9. Most 5th Place Finishes Maserati (13),
10. Most 7th Place Finishes Maserati (13),
11. Most 9th Place Finishes Maserati (8),
12. Most Fastest Laps Juan Manuel Fangio (16),
13. Most Races Led Juan Manuel Fangio (25),
14. Most 4th Place Qualifications Ferrari (16),
15. Most 11th Place Qualifications Maserati (11),
16. Most 12th Place Qualifications Maserati (10),
17. Most 13th Place Qualifications Maserati (10),
18. Most 16th Place Qualifications Maserati (13)

World Championship standings
1  Juan Manuel Fangio 19 up
2  Maurice Trintignant 10 up
3  Nino Farina 9 up
4  Bob Sweikert 8 up
5  Stirling Moss 7 up
6  Eugenio Castellotti 6 up
7  Jimmy Davies 4 up
8  Tony Bettenhausen 3 up
  Paul Russo 3 up
10  Jean Behra 3 up
11  Johnny Thomson 3 up
  Paul Frère 3 
13  Roberto Mières 3 
14  José Froilan González 2 up
15  Cesare Perdisa 2 up
16  Luigi Villoresi 2 up
17  Umberto Maglioli 1.3 up
18  Hans Herrmann 1 up
  Karl Kling 1 up
20  Walt Faulkner 1 up
  Bill Homeier 1 up
22  Bill Vukovich 1 up
1  Ferrari / Ferrari 18 
2  Mercedes / Mercedes 16 
3  Maserati / Maserati 8 up
4  Lancia / Lancia 6 up

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 10Car 30Car 10
EntrantDaimler Benz AGScuderia LanciaDaimler Benz AG
Driver Juan Manuel Fangio Eugenio Castellotti Juan Manuel Fangio
Car Mercedes W196 Lancia D50 Mercedes W196
EngineMercedes 2.5 L8Lancia 2.5 V8Mercedes 2.5 L8
Time2:39'29.04'18.14'20.6
Speed191.238 km/h196.947 km/h195.058 km/h