Statistics as of September 11, 1955

A pre-race portrait of Juan Manuel Fangio
  • Juan Manuel Fangio
  • Nationality Argentina
  • Age 44 years 79 days
  • Team Mercedes
  • 1955 championship position 1
  • Career 1955
    Races 35 6
    Wins (Best) 17 4
    Poles (Best) 18 3
Stirling Moss at the 1961 British Grand Prix
  • Stirling Moss
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 25 years 359 days
  • Team Mercedes
  • 1955 championship position 2
  • Career 1955
    Races 22 6
    Wins (Best) 1 1
    Poles (Best) 1 1
  • Eugenio Castellotti
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 24 years 336 days
  • Team Ferrari/Lancia
  • 1955 championship position 3
  • Career 1955
    Races 6 6
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 1 1
Maurice Trintignant, Formula One World Championship, Monaco, 1963
  • Maurice Trintignant
  • Nationality France
  • Age 37 years 316 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1955 championship position 4
  • Career 1955
    Races 34 6
    Wins (Best) 1 1
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (8)
Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio and Nino Farina after the British Grand Prix,
  • Nino Farina
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 48 years 316 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1955 championship position 5
  • Career 1955
    Races 34 4
    Wins (Best) 5 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 5 0 (4)
Piero Taruffi in conversation on the starting grid
  • Piero Taruffi
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 48 years 334 days
  • Team Ferrari/Mercedes
  • 1955 championship position 6
  • Career 1955
    Races 17 4
    Wins (Best) 1 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (5)
  • Bob Sweikert
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 29 years 114 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position 7
  • Career 1955
    Races 4 1
    Wins (Best) 1 1
    Poles (Best) 0 (9) 0 (14)
  • Roberto Mieres
  • Nationality Argentina
  • Age 30 years 282 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1955 championship position 8
  • Career 1955
    Races 17 6
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (6) 0 (6)
A delighted Jean Behra after winning the non-Championship BARC 200 race
  • Jean Behra
  • Nationality France
  • Age 34 years 207 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1955 championship position 9
  • Career 1955
    Races 26 6
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
  • Luigi Musso
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 31 years 45 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1955 championship position 10
  • Career 1955
    Races 10 6
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
Juan Manuel Fangio talking to Mercedes team member Karl Kling
  • Karl Kling
  • Nationality Germany
  • Age 44 years 360 days
  • Team Mercedes
  • 1955 championship position 11
  • Career 1955
    Races 11 5
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (3)
  • Jimmy Davies
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 26 years 24 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position 12
  • Career 1955
    Races 5 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 0 (10) 0 (10)
  • Tony Bettenhausen
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 38 years 364 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position 13
  • Career 1955
    Races 6 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
  • Paul Russo
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 41 years 154 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position 14
  • Career 1955
    Races 4 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 0 (17) 0 (0)
  • Paul Frère
  • Nationality Belgium
  • Age 38 years 224 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1955 championship position 15
  • Career 1955
    Races 10 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (6) 0 (8)
  • Johnny Thomson
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 33 years 155 days
  • Team Kuzma
  • 1955 championship position 16
  • Career 1955
    Races 3 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (33)
Jose Froilan Gonzalez getting out of his BRM when the gearbox failed in a non-championship race
  • José Froilán González
  • Nationality Argentina
  • Age 32 years 341 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1955 championship position 17
  • Career 1955
    Races 23 1
    Wins (Best) 2 0 (2)
    Poles (Best) 3 1
  • Cesare Perdisa
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 22 years 325 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1955 championship position 18
  • Career 1955
    Races 2 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 0 (11) 0 (11)
  • Carlos Menditeguy
  • Nationality Argentina
  • Age 40 years 32 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1955 championship position 19
  • Career 1955
    Races 4 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (5) 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 0 (10) 0 (13)
Luigi Villoresi
  • Gigi Villoresi
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 46 years 118 days
  • Team Ferrari/Lancia
  • 1955 championship position 20
  • Career 1955
    Races 28 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (7)
  • Umberto Maglioli
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 27 years 98 days
  • Team Ferrari
  • 1955 championship position 21
  • Career 1955
    Races 6 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (3)
    Poles (Best) 0 (11) 0 (12)
  • Hans Herrmann
  • Nationality Germany
  • Age 27 years 200 days
  • Team Mercedes
  • 1955 championship position 22
  • Career 1955
    Races 7 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (4)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (10)
  • Walt Faulkner
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 35 years 207 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position 23
  • Career 1955
    Races 5 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (5) 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 1 0 (7)
  • Bill Homeier
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 37 years 11 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position 24
  • Career 1955
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (5) 0 (5)
    Poles (Best) 0 (18) 0 (0)
Bill Vukovich at the 1955 Indianapolis 500
  • Bill Vukovich
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 36 years 272 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position 25
  • Career 1955
    Races 5 1
    Wins (Best) 2 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 1 0 (5)
Harry Schell at Silverstone in 1953
  • Harry Schell
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 34 years 74 days
  • Team Ferrari/Maserati/Vanwall
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 25 5
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (7)
Mike Hawthorn
  • Mike Hawthorn
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 26 years 154 days
  • Team Ferrari/Vanwall
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 26 5
    Wins (Best) 2 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (5)
Louis Chiron in 1949
  • Louis Chiron
  • Nationality Monaco
  • Age 56 years 39 days
  • Team Lancia
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 17 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (8) 0 (19)
  • Andy Linden
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 33 years 159 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 5 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (6)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (8)
  • Jacques Pollet
  • Nationality France
  • Age 33 years 71 days
  • Team Gordini
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 5 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (12) 0 (12)
  • Al Herman
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 28 years 180 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (16) 0 (16)
  • Sergio Mantovani
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 26 years 112 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 8 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (5) 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (9) 0 (19)
  • Mike Sparken
  • Nationality France
  • Age 25 years 87 days
  • Team Gordini
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (7)
    Poles (Best) 0 (23) 0 (23)
Lance Macklin
  • Lance Macklin
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 36 years 9 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 15 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (8) 0 (8)
    Poles (Best) 0 (9) 0 (16)
  • Pat O'Connor
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 26 years 337 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (8) 0 (8)
    Poles (Best) 0 (12) 0 (19)
  • Nano da Silva Ramos
  • Nationality Brazil
  • Age 29 years 278 days
  • Team Gordini
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 3 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (8) 0 (8)
    Poles (Best) 0 (14) 0 (14)
  • Louis Rosier
  • Nationality France
  • Age 49 years 310 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 33 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (9)
    Poles (Best) 0 (6) 0 (12)
  • Jimmy Daywalt
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 31 years 14 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 3 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (9)
    Poles (Best) 0 (2) 0 (17)
  • John Fitch
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 38 years 38 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (9) 0 (9)
    Poles (Best) 0 (20) 0 (20)
Ken Wharton is helped after his crash at the 1955 British Grand Prix
  • Ken Wharton
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 39 years 174 days
  • Team Vanwall
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 16 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (9)
    Poles (Best) 0 (7) 0 (15)
Pat Flaherty waves from the winner's circle at Indianapolis with his wife
  • Pat Flaherty
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 29 years 248 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 4 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (10) 0 (10)
    Poles (Best) 0 (11) 0 (12)
  • Duane Carter
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 42 years 129 days
  • Team Kuzma
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 6 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (11)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (18)
  • Johnny Claes
  • Nationality Belgium
  • Age 39 years 31 days
  • Team Ferrari/Maserati
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 25 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (11)
    Poles (Best) 0 (10) 0 (16)
  • Chuck Weyant
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 32 years 161 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (12) 0 (12)
    Poles (Best) 0 (25) 0 (25)
  • Eddie Johnson
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 36 years 213 days
  • Team Trevis
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 4 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (13)
    Poles (Best) 0 (24) 0 (32)
Jim Rathmann
  • Jim Rathmann
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 27 years 57 days
  • Team Epperly
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 5 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (14)
    Poles (Best) 0 (10) 0 (20)
  • Fred Agabashian
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 42 years 21 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 6 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (4) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 1 0 (4)
  • Keith Andrews
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 35 years 88 days
  • Team Schroeder
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (28) 0 (28)
Alberto Ascari, Juan Manuel Fangio and Nino Farina after the British Grand Prix,
  • Alberto Ascari
  • Nationality Italy
  • Age 37 years 60 days
  • Team Lancia
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 32 2
    Wins (Best) 13 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 14 0 (2)
  • Elie Bayol
  • Nationality France
  • Age 41 years 195 days
  • Team Gordini
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 7 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (5) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (10) 0 (15)
  • Pablo Birger
  • Nationality Argentina
  • Age 31 years 247 days
  • Team Gordini
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (9) 0 (9)
  • Johnny Boyd
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 29 years 23 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (26) 0 (26)
Jack Brabham at Brands Hatch
  • Jack Brabham
  • Nationality Australia
  • Age 29 years 162 days
  • Team Cooper
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (25) 0 (25)
  • Jimmy Bryan
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 29 years 226 days
  • Team Kuzma
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 4 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (11)
  • Clemar Bucci
  • Nationality Argentina
  • Age 35 years 7 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 5 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (10) 0 (20)
  • Peter Collins
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 23 years 309 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 15 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (6) 0 (11)
  • Ray Crawford
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 39 years 320 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (23) 0 (23)
  • Art Cross
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 37 years 230 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 4 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (2) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (12) 0 (24)
  • Ed Elisian
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 28 years 276 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (18) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (29) 0 (29)
  • Jack Fairman
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 42 years 180 days
  • Team Connaught
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 3 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (21) 0 (21)
  • Don Freeland
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 30 years 170 days
  • Team Phillips
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 3 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (6) 0 (21)
  • Horace Gould
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 33 years 356 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 4 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (15) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (15) 0 (15)
Sam Hanks (rear) and the builders of the Belond Exhaust Special pose for the cameras
  • Sam Hanks
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 41 years 60 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 6 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (5) 0 (6)
  • Jerry Hoyt
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 26 years 225 days
  • Team Stevens
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 4 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (8) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 1 1
  • Jesús Iglesias
  • Nationality Argentina
  • Age 33 years 201 days
  • Team Gordini
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (17) 0 (17)
  • Al Keller
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 35 years 153 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (22) 0 (22)
  • Jean Lucas
  • Nationality France
  • Age 38 years 139 days
  • Team Gordini
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (22) 0 (22)
  • Ken McAlpine
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 34 years 355 days
  • Team Connaught
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 7 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (13) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (13) 0 (17)
  • Jack McGrath
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 35 years 338 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 6 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 1 0 (3)
  • Robert Manzon
  • Nationality France
  • Age 38 years 152 days
  • Team Gordini
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 24 3
    Wins (Best) 0 (3) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (3) 0 (11)
  • Leslie Marr
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 33 years 28 days
  • Team Connaught
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 2 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (13) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (19) 0 (19)
  • Cal Niday
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 39 years 135 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 3 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (10) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (9) 0 (9)
  • Johnnie Parsons
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 37 years 69 days
  • Team Kurtis Kraft
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 6 1
    Wins (Best) 1 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (5) 0 (27)
  • Jimmy Reece
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 25 years 298 days
  • Team Pankratz
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 3 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (7) 0 (15)
Tony Rolt (L) and Duncan Hamilton at Silverstone
  • Tony Rolt
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 36 years 330 days
  • Team Connaught
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 3 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (10) 0 (14)
  • Eddie Russo
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 29 years 296 days
  • Team Pawl
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (13) 0 (13)
  • Roy Salvadori
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 33 years 122 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 9 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (8) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (7) 0 (20)
  • André Simon
  • Nationality France
  • Age 35 years 249 days
  • Team Maserati/Mercedes
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 8 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (6) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (4) 0 (8)
  • Shorty Templeman
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 36 years 30 days
  • Team Trevis
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (31) 0 (31)
  • Alberto Uria
  • Nationality Uruguay
  • Age 31 years 62 days
  • Team Maserati
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (21) 0 (21)
  • Peter Walker
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 42 years 339 days
  • Team Connaught/Maserati
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 4 2
    Wins (Best) 0 (7) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (10) 0 (10)
  • Rodger Ward
  • Nationality United States
  • Age 34 years 244 days
  • Team Kuzma
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 5 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (16) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (10) 0 (30)
  • Ted Whiteaway
  • Nationality Great Britain
  • Age 26 years 314 days
  • Team HWM
  • 1955 championship position -
  • Career 1955
    Races 1 1
    Wins (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)
    Poles (Best) 0 (0) 0 (0)