The 1955 Season

Mercedes-Benz W196 R with streamlined bodywork
© Daimler AG

  • Entered as: Daimler Benz AG
  • Chassis: Mercedes-Benz W196
  • Engine: Mercedes M196 2.5 L8
  • Tyres: Continental AG
  • Team Principal: Alfred Neubauer
  • Drivers: Juan Manuel Fangio, Karl Kling, Hans Herrmann, Stirling Moss, André Simon, Piero Taruffi
  • Starts: 6
  • Wins: 5
  • Podiums: 10
  • Pole Positions: 4
  • Fastest Laps: 5
  • 1-2 Finishes: 4

1955 World Drivers’ Championship Standings

PosDriverNationalityTeamPTS
1Juan Manuel Fangio ARGMercedes-Benz40
2Stirling Moss GBRMercedes-Benz23
3Eugenio Castellotti ITAFerrari12
4Maurice Trintignant FRAFerrari11.3
5Nino Farina ITAFerrari10.3
6Piero Taruffi ITAMercedes-Benz9
7Bob Sweikert USAKurtis Kraft Offenhauser8
8Roberto Mieres ARGMaserati7
9Luigi Musso ITAMaserati6
9Jean Behra FRAMaserati6
11Karl Kling GERMercedes-Benz5
12Jimmy Davies USAKurtis Kraft Offenhauser4
13Paul Russo USAKurtis Kraft Offenhauser3
13Tony Bettenhausen USAKurtis Kraft Offenhauser3
13Johnny Thomson USAKuzma Offenhauser3
13Paul Frere BELFerrari3
17Jose Froilan Gonzalez ARGFerrari2
17Cesare Perdisa ITAMaserati2
17Luigi Villoresi ITALancia2
17Carlos Menditeguy ARGMaserati2
21Umberto Maglioli ITAFerrari1.3
22Hans Herrmann GERMercedes-Benz1
22Walt Faulkner USAKurtis Kraft Offenhauser1
22Bill Homeier USAKurtis Kraft Offenhauser1
22Bill Vukovich USAKurtis Kraft Offenhauser1

The Constructors’ Championship was not awarded until 1958.

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