1957 Pescara Grand Prix
The 1957 Pescara Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race, held on 18 August 1957, at the Pescara Circuit near Pescara in Italy. The race was the seventh, and penultimate round of the 1957 World Drivers' Championship. The race, which was the only Formula One World Championship race at the track, is best remembered for being held at the longest ever circuit to stage a Formula One World Championship Grand Prix. The track is 25 km/16 miles long and is now part of the SR16bis on the coast of Pescara. It was also the first of the two consecutive Italian races, and after the subsequent race at Monza was complete, it became the first time that two Formula One races had been held in the same country in the same year.
The temporary public road circuit used for this race was located near the picturesque town of Pescara. It was extremely dangerous; so much so that Enzo Ferrari, a man not known for compassion for his drivers, did not send his team to the race out of fear for his drivers' safety. The main straight at Pescara ran along a 500 foot high cliff. The total lack of safety on the circuit meant that if a driver were to go off the course there, they would most likely drive off the cliff into the Adriatic Sea.
The race drew a crowd in excess of 200,000 spectators.
|1||26||23x15px Stirling Moss||Vanwall||18||2:59:22.7||2||9|
|2||2||23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio||Maserati||18||+3:13.9||1||6|
|3||6||23x15px Harry Schell||Maserati||18||+6:46.8||5||4|
|4||14||23x15px Masten Gregory||Maserati||18||+8:16.5||7||3|
|5||30||23x15px Stuart Lewis-Evans||Vanwall||17||+1 lap||8||2|
|6||8||23x15px Giorgio Scarlatti||Maserati||17||+1 lap||10|
|7||24||23x15px Jack Brabham||Cooper-Climax||15||+3 laps||16|
|Ret||34||23x15px Luigi Musso||Ferrari||9||Oil leak||3|
|Ret||10||23x15px Paco Godia||Maserati||9||Engine||12|
|Ret||20||23x15px Bruce Halford||Maserati||9||Transmission||14|
|Ret||16||23x15px Jo Bonnier||Maserati||7||Overheating||9|
|Ret||4||23x15px Jean Behra||Maserati||3||Oil leak||4|
|Ret||22||23x15px Roy Salvadori||Cooper-Climax||3||Accident||15|
|Ret||28||23x15px Tony Brooks||Vanwall||1||Engine||6|
|Ret||18||23x15px Horace Gould||Maserati||0||Accident||11|
|Ret||12||23x15px Luigi Piotti||Maserati||0||Engine||13|
- This was a race where some drivers qualified 20 seconds ahead of others. The biggest difference was pole sitter Juan Manuel Fangio's time of 9:44.6 compared to Jack Brabham's time of 11:35.2, almost 2 minutes off Fangio's time. This was because many of the drivers on the grid had never driven at Pescara before.
Drivers' Championship standings after the race
|10px||1||23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio||40|
|10px 4||2||23x15px Stirling Moss||17|
|10px 1||3||23x15px Luigi Musso||16|
|10px 1||4||23x15px Mike Hawthorn||13|
|10px 1||5||23x15px Tony Brooks||10|
- Note: only the top five positions are included.
- "Six of the Best...F1 circuits". Patronise F1. 16 August 2009. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
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