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|1955 Monaco Grand Prix|
|Date||May 22, 1955|
|Official name||XIII Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco|
|Location||Circuit de Monaco|
|Course length||3.145 km (1.955 mi)|
|Distance||100 laps, 314.5 km (195.5 mi)|
|Driver||Juan Manuel Fangio||Mercedes|
The 1955 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monaco on May 22, 1955. It was race 2 of 7 in the 1955 World Championship of Drivers and was given an honorary name, Grand Prix d'Europe. The 100-lap race was won by Ferrari driver Maurice Trintignant after he started from ninth position. Eugenio Castellotti finished second for the Lancia team and Maserati drivers Jean Behra and Cesare Perdisa came in third.
Stirling Moss had been signed by Mercedes for the new season and Maserati had replaced him with Jean Behra. The Silver Arrows of Fangio and Moss dominated, running 1-2 until half distance, trailed by Ascari and Castellotti. At the halfway mark, Fangio retired with transmission trouble, giving the lead to Moss. Almost a lap ahead, a seemingly sure win for Moss was ended on Lap 80 when his Benz's engine blew. The new leader Ascari got it all wrong at the chicane coming out of the tunnel, his Lancia crashing through the barriers into the harbour so that he had to swim to safety. Maurice Trintignant, in a Ferrari 625 thought to be uncompetitive, inherited the lead and scored his first Formula One victory.
This race marked the Grand Prix debut for Cesare Perdisa. It was the only Grand Prix appearance for Ted Whiteaway. This was the last Grand Prix appearance for Alberto Ascari; he was killed four days later testing a Ferrari sports car at Monza.
It was the first win for Maurice Trintignant and Englebert tyres. It was also the first podium and points for Eugenio Castellotti and Cesare Perdisa, and the first win for a French driver.
|2||30||Eugenio Castellotti||Lancia||100||+20.2 secs||4||6|
|3||34|| Jean Behra
|4||42||Nino Farina||Ferrari||99||+1 lap||14||3|
|5||28||Luigi Villoresi||Lancia||99||+1 lap||7||2|
|6||32||Louis Chiron||Lancia||95||+5 Laps||19|
|7||10||Jacques Pollet||Gordini||91||+9 laps||20|
|8||48|| Piero Taruffi
|9||6||Stirling Moss||Mercedes||81||+19 laps||3|
|Ret||40|| Cesare Perdisa
|Ret||2||Juan Manuel Fangio||Mercedes||49||Transmission||1||11|
|Ret||14||Louis Rosier||Maserati||8||Fuel leak||17|
|DNQ||4||Hans Herrmann||Mercedes||Driver injured|
|1||1||Maurice Trintignant||11 1⁄3|
|1||2||Juan Manuel Fangio||10|
|1||3||Nino Farina||6 1⁄3|
|1||5||José Froilán González||2|
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