XXIII Grand Prix d'Endurance les 24 Heures du Mans 1955
Circuit Permanenthe de la Sarthe, Le Mans, France

 

Date: June 11-12, warm, rain on sunday Track Length (m): 13 492
Attendance: 250 000 Pole Position: ---
Entries:   Fastest Lap: Mike Hawthorn, Jaguar, 4:06.6 = 196.963 km/h on lap 28
Practiced:   Distance (km): 4135.380
Starters: 60 (58) Average Speed (km/h): 172.308
Classified: 21    

 

Pos Clas-
sific.
# Team / Entrant
Car - Engine
Driver, Nationality Engine
Vol
(cc)
Engine
Type
Group Laps
Km
Hour
Reason Out / Notes
1 1 6 Jaguar Cars Ltd, GB
Jaguar D-type
Mike Hawthorn, GB
Ivor Bueb, GB
DNS Jimmy Stewart, GB
DNS Norman Dewis, GB
DNS Robert E. Berry
DNS Tony Rolt, GB
3442 6 S 5.0 307
4135,380
 
2 2 23 Aston Martin Ltd, GB
Aston Martin DB3 S
Peter Collins, GB
Paul Frére, B
2922 6 S 3.0 302
4073,020
 
3 3 10 Ecurie Francorchamps, B
Jaguar D-type
Johnny Claes, B
Jacques Swaters, B
DNS Roger Larurent, B
DNS Olivier Gendebien, B
DNS André Pilette, B
3442 6 S 5.0 296
3986,930
 
4 4 37 (Dr Ing hcF) Porsche KG, D
Porsche 550/4 RS 1500 Spyder
Helmut Polensky, D
Richard von Frankenberg, D
DNS Josef Jeser, D
1498 F4 S 1.5 284
3829,730
 
5 5 66 Equipe Nationale Belge / Gustave Olivier, B/F
Porsche 550/4 RS 1500 Spyder
Wolfgang Seidel, D
Olivier Gendebien, B
DNS André Milhoux, B
DNS Pierre Stasse, B
DNS Johnny Claes, B
1498 F4 S 1.5 276
3715,550
 
6 6 62 (Dr Ing hcF) Porsche KG, D
Porsche 550/4 RS 1500 Spyder
Helm Glöckler, D
Jaroslav Juhan, GUAT
1498 F4 S 1.5 273
3679,670
 
7 7 34 Bristol Aeroplane Co, GB
Bristol 450C (Open)
Peter S. Wilson, GB
Jim Mayers, GB
DNS Mike Keen, GB
DNS Tommy Line, GB
DNS David Blakely, GB
1979 6 S 2.0 271
3654,310
 
8 8 33 Bristol Aeroplane Co, GB
Bristol 450C (Open)
Mike Keen, GB
Tommy Line, GB
DNS Jimmy Mayers, GB
DNS Peter S. Wilson, GB
DNS David Blakely, GB
1979 6 S 2.0 270
3641,380
 
9 9 32 Bristol Aeroplane Co, GB
Bristol 450C (Open)
Tommy Wisdom, GB
Jack Fairman, GB
DNS Tommy Line, GB
1979 6 S 2.0 268
3614,400
 
10 10 35 Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd, GB
Frazer-Nash Sebring
Marcel Becquart, F
Richard 'Dickie' Stoop, GB
1971 6 S 2.0 260
3506,160
 
11 11 40 Edgar Fronteras
Osca MT-4 1500
Guilio Cabianca, I
Roberto Scorbati, I
DNS Carlos Braniff
DNS Javier Velasquez
DNS Edgar Fronteras
1491 4 S 1.5 256
3449,080
 
12 12 41 MG Cars Ltd, GB
MG EX 182
Ken Miles, GB/USA
Johnny Lockett, GB
1489 4 S 1.5 249
3353,910
 
13 13 49 (Dr Ing hcF) Porsche KG, D
Porsche 550/4 Spyder
Auguste Veuillet, F
Zora Arcus-Duntov, USA
1097 4 S 1.1 245
3303,570
 
14 14 28 Standard Triumph Ltd, GB
Triumph TR2
Robert 'Bob' Dickson, GB
Ninian Sanderson, GB
DNS Ken Richardson, GB
DNS Bert Hadley, GB
1991 4 S 2.0 242
3263,310
 
15 15 29 Standard Triumph Ltd, GB
Triumph TR2
Ken Richardson, GB
Bert Hadley, GB
DNS Robert 'Bob' Dickson, GB
DNS Ninian Sanderson, GB
1991 4 S 2.0 242
3263,150
 
16 16 63 Ecurie Jeudy-Bonnet, F
D.B. HBR - Panhard
Louis Cornet, F
Robert Mougin, F
745 F2 S 750 236
3177,890
 
17 17 64 MG Cars Ltd, GB
MG EX 182
Ted Lund, GB
Hans Waeffler, CH
1490 4 S 1.5 234
3156,250
 
18 18 65 Gustave Olivier, F
Porsche 550/4 Spyder
Gustave Olivier, F
Josef Jeser, D
DNS Auguste Veuillet, F
1498 F4 S 1.5 234
3155,310
 
19 19 68 Standard Triumph Ltd, GB
Triumph TR2
Leslie Brooke, GB
Mortimer Morris-Goodall, GB
DNS John H. Walton, GB
1991 4 S 2.0 214
2885,640
 
20 20 59 Ecurie Jeudy-Bonnet, F
D.B. HBR - Panhard
Georges Trouis, F
Louis Héry, F
745 F2 S 750 209
2815,140
 
21 21 47 Cooper Car Co, GB
Cooper T39 - Coventry Climax
Edgar Wadsworth, GB
John Brown, GB
DNS John Cooper, GB
DNS Ivor Bueb, GB
1097 4 S 1.1 207
2789,610
 
                   
22 DNF 16 Officine Alfieri Maserati, I
Maserati 300 S
Luigi Musso, I
Luigi 'Gino' Valenzano, I
DNS Jean Behra, F
DNS Cesare Perdisa, I
2991 6 S 3.0 239
20h
Transmission / Gearbox
23 DNF 22 Briggs Cunningham, USA
Cunningham C6-R - Offenhauser
Briggs Cunningham, USA
Sherwood Johnston, USA
DNS Phil Walters, USA
DNS John Fitch, USA
DNS William 'Bill' Spear, GB
2946 4 S 3.0 196
19h
Piston
24 DNF 7 Jaguar Cars Ltd, GB
Jaguar D-type
Tony Rolt, GB
Duncan Hamilton, GB
DNS Norman Dewis, GB
DNS Robert E. Berry,
DNS Jimmy Stewart, GB
3442 6 S 5.0 186
16h
Fuel leak ?
Gearbox
25 DNF 52 Société Monopole, F
Monopole X88 (X86 ?) - Panhard
Jean Hémard, F
Pierre Flahault, F
DNS Jean de Montremy, F
DNS Jean Herman, F
DNS Eugene Dussous, F
747 F2 S 750 145
23h
Accident
26 DNF 30 Automobiles Gordini, F
Gordini T15 S (T20 ?)
Jacques Pollet, F
Hermano 'Nano' Da Silva Ramos, F/BR
DNS Roger Loyer, F
DNS Roland Bourel, F
1987 8 S 2.0 145
14h
Holed radiator
27 DNF 60 Automobili Stanguellini, I
Stanguellini 750 Bialbero
René Philippe Faure, F
Pierre Duval, F
DNS Georges Guyot, F
740 4 S 750 136
17h
Ignition
28 DNF 19 Daimler Benz AG, D
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR
Juan Manuel Fangio, RA
Stirling Moss, GB
DNS Rudolf Uhlenhaut, D
2975 8 S 3.0 134
10h
Withdrawn
29 DNF 21 Daimler Benz AG, D
Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR
Karl Kling, D
André Simon, F
DNS Rudolf Uhlenhaut, D
DNS Hans Herrmann, D
DNS "Pierre Levegh", F
DNS John Fitch, USA
2975 8 S 3.0 130
10h
Withdrawn
30 DNF 51 Automobiles Panhard et Levassor, F
Panhard VM5
René Cotton, F
André Beaulieux, F
850 F2 S 1.1 108
13h
Gearbox
31 DNF 5 Scuderia Ferrari, I
Ferrari 121 LM (446S Spyder) (118LM Scaglietti ?)
Maurice Trintignant, F
Harry Schell, F/USA
4412 6 S 5.0 107
10h
Overheating ?
Clutch
32 DNF 8 Jaguar Cars Ltd, GB
Jaguar D-type
Don Beauman, GB
Norman Dewis, GB
DNS Robert E. Berry
DNS Desmond Titterington, GB
3442 6 S 5.0 106
11h
Accident, sandtrapped
33 DNF 24 Aston Martin Ltd, GB
Aston Martin DB3 S
Roy Salvadori, GB
Peter Walker, GB
DNS Reg Parnell, GB
2922 6 S 3.0 105
10h
Engine
34 DNF 12 "Heldé", F
Ferrari 750 Monza
"Heldé" (Pierre Louis-Dreyfus), F
Jean Lucas, F
3000 4 S 3.0 104
10h
Ignition
35 DNF 58 Ecurie Jeudy-Bonnet, F
D.B. HBR - Panhard
Paul Armagnac, F
Gérard Laureau, F
DNS Claude Storez, F
DNS Marc Gignoux, F
745 F2 S 750 101
22h
Wheel bearings
36 DQ/
DNF
48 Lotus Engineering, GB
Lotus Mk 9 - Coventry Climax
Colin Chapman, GB
Ron Flockhart, GB
DNS Peter Jopp, GB
DNS Gordon Wilkins, GB
1097 4 S 1.1 99
12h
Disqualifed:
reversed
37 DNF 50 Automobiles Panhard et Levassor, F
Panhard VM5
Pierre Chancel, F
Robert Chancel, F
850 F2 S 1.1 94
11h
Out of fuel / fuel system
38 DNF 31 Officine Alfieri Maserati, I
Maserati 200 S (A6GCS ?)
Carlo Tomasi, I
Francesco Giardini, F
DNS Gino Valenzano, I
DNS Jean Thepenier, F
1986 4 S 2.0 96
9h
Ignition
39 DNF 1 Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd, GB
Lagonda DP166
Reg Parnell, GB
Dennis Poore, GB
4487 V12 S 5.0 93
8h
Out of fuel
40 DNF 25 Aston Martin Ltd, GB
(Maurice Gatsonides, NL ?)
Aston Martin DB3 S
Tony Brooks, GB
John Riseley-Pritchard, GB
DNS Maurice Gatsonides, NL
DNS Marcel Becquart, F
DNS Jean van Pelt,
2922 6 S 3.0 83
9h
Battery
41 DNF 27 Jean-Paul Colas, F
Salmson 2300S Spyder
Jean-Paul Colas, F
"Franc" (Jacques Dewez), F
DNS Herve Coatalen, F
2328 4 S 3.0 82
9h
Oil leak
42 DNF 3 Scuderia Ferrari, I
Ferrari 121 LM (118 LM Scaglietti ?)
Umberto Maglioli, I
Phil Hill, USA
DNS Guiseppe Farina, I
4412 6 S 5.0 76
7h
Clutch ?
Cooling system
43 DNF 38 Walter Ringgenberg, CH
Porsche 550/4 Spyder
Walter Ringgenberg, CH
Hans-Jörg Gilomen, CH
DNS Hans Stanek,
DNS William Honegger,
1489 F4 S 1.5 65
8h
Engine
44 DNF 43 Connaught Engineering, GB
Connaught AL/SR - Lea Francis
Kenneth McAlpine, GB
Eric Thompson, GB
DNS Don Beauman, GB
1484 4?
6?
S 1.5 60
9h
Engine
45 DNF 69 Alexandre Constantin, F
Constantin C Barquette - Peugeot 203
Jacques Savoye, F
Jacques Poch, F
1978 4 S 2.0 51
52
9h
Transmission / Gearbox
46 DNF 4 Scuderia Ferrari, I
Ferrari 121 LM (446S Spyder)
Eugenio Castellotti, I
Count Paolo Marzotto, I
DNS Piero Taruffi, I
DNS Luigi Villoresi, I
DNS Alberto Ascari, I
4412 6 S 5.0 52
5h
Engine
47 DNF 46 Kieft Cars Ltd, GB
Kieft - Coventry Climax
Alan Rippon, GB
Bill Merrick, GB
DNS Georges Trouis, F
1097 4 S 1.1 47
6h
Oil leak
48 DNF 9 Briggs S. Cunningham, USA
Jaguar D-type
William 'Bill' Spear, USA
Phil Walters, USA
DNS Sherwood Johnston, USA
DNS Briggs Cunningham, USA
DNS John Fitch, USA
3442 6 S 5.0 43
7h
Valve ?
Ignition
49 DNF 57 Ecurie Jeudy-Bonnet, F
D.B. HBR - Panhard
René Bonnet, F
Claude Storez, F
DNS Elie Bayol, F
745 F2 S 750 44
9h
Ignition
50 DNF 11 Cooper Car Co, GB
Cooper T38 - Jaguar
Peter Whitehead, GB
Graham Whitehead, GB
DNS Peter Walker, GB
DNS Ivor Bueb, GB
DNS Tony Gaze, AUS
3442 6 S 5.0 38
4h
Oil pressure
51 DNF 20 Daimler Benz AG, D
Mercedes Benz 300 SLR
"Pierre Levegh" (Pierre Bouillin), F*
John Fitch, USA (DND)
2975 8 S 3.0 34
3 h
*Fatal accident
52 DNF 36 Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd, GB
Frazer-Nash Sebring
Cecil Vard, IRL
Dick Odlum, GB (DND)
1971 6 S 2.0 33
6h
Engine
53 DNF 53 Société Monopole, F
Monopole Sport X88 (X86 ?) - Panhard
Francis Navarro, F
Jean de Montrémy, F (DND)
DNS Eugene Dussous, F
747 F2 S 750 30
6h
Oil leak
54 DNF 26 Lance Macklin, GB
Austin Healey 100S
Lance Macklin, GB
Les Leston, GB (DND)
2662 4 S 3.0 28
6h
Accident damage
55 DNF 42 MG Cars Ltd, GB
MG EX 182
Dick Jacobs, GB
Joe Flynn, IRL (DND)
1490 4 S 1.5 27
6h
Accident
56 DNF 56 Automobiles VP, F
V.P. 166R - Renault
Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
Yves Lesur, F (DND)
DNS Just-Emile Vernet, F
DNS de Croiselle, F
747 4 S 750 26
8h
Engine
57 DNF 15 Officine Alfieri Maserati, I
Maserati 300 S
Roberto Miéres, RA
Cesare Perdisa, I (DND)
DNS Jean Behra, F
2991 6 S 3.0 24
6h
Transmission / Gearbox
58 DNF 14 Mike Sparken, F
Ferrari 750 Monza
"Mike Sparken" (Michel Pobejersky), F
Masten Gregory, USA (DND)
DNS Francois Picard, F
3000 4 S 3.0 23
3h
Engine
59 DNF 61 Nardi Automobili, I
Nardi 750 LM - Crosley
Nardi Bisilero - Giannini ?
Dr Mario Damonte, I
Roger Crovetto, F (DND)
DNS Gino Munaron, I
DNS Paul Graynet,
735 4 S 750 5
3h
Accident
60 DNF 39 Kieft Cars Ltd, GB
Kieft - Coventry Climax
Kieft - Turner ?
Berwyn Baxter, GB
John Deeley, GB (DND)
1493 4 S 1.5 4
2h
Engine / Overheating
                   
61 DNS 2 Ecurie Rosier, F
(Automobiles Talbot Lago ?)
Talbot Lago Sport
Louis Rosier, F
Georges Grignard, F
DNS Jean Blanc, F
  6 S 5.0    
62 DNS 17 Automobiles Gordini, F
Gordini T24S
Elie Bayol, F
Robert Manzon, F
DNS André Guelfi, F
DNS Roland Bourel, F
3000 8 S 3.0   Accident in practice
63 DNS 54 Moretti Automobili, I
Moretti 750 Grand Sport (750S ?)
DNS Antonio 'Toni' Branca, CH
Lino Fayen, YV/F
Herman Rogenry,
750 4 S 750   Too late for starting grid.
64 DNS 55 Moretti Automobili, I
Moretti 750 Grand Sport
Giorgio Ubezzi, I
Mesnest Bellanger
DNS Herman Rogenry
750 4 S 750   D:o
65 DNS 45 D. Arnott, GB
Arnott Sports - Coventry Climax
Jim Russell, GB
Peter Taylor, GB
DNS Dennis Taylor, GB
DNS Ivor Bueb, GB
DNS George S. Thornton, GB
DNS Victor Ridge, GB
DNS Daphne M. Arnott, GB
DNS Les Leston, GB
1100 4 S 1.1   Accident in practice
66 DNS 70 Pierre Ferry, F
Ferry F750 - Renault
Jacques Blanche, F
Louis Pons, F
DNS Jesu Fritsch
DNS Jean Redelé, F
750 4 S 750   Reserve entry
67 DNS 72 Automobiles V.P., F
VP 155 R - Renault
Jean-Marie Dumazer, F
André Héchard, F
Jerome Pourond, F
750 4 S 750   Reserve entry
68 DNS 73 Ecurie Rosier, F
Renault 4CV 1063
Jean-Louis Rosier, F
Jean Estager, F
Louis Rosier, F
750 4 S 750   Reserve entry
                   
69 DNA 2 Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd, GB
Lagonda DP166
-
-
4487 V12 S 5.0    
70 DNA 18 Automobiles Gordini, F
Gordini T32 S
Jacques Pollet, F
'Nano' da Silva Ramos, BR/F
DNS Charles de Clareur, F
3000 8 S 3.0    
71 DNA 44 Officine Alfieri Maserati, I
Maserati 150 S
-
-
1484 4 S 1.5    
72 DNA 71 Officine Alfieri Maserati
Maserati 150 S
-
-
1484 4 S 1.5    
73 DNA 47 Jacques Peron, F
Osca MT-4
Jacques Peron, F
-
  4 S 1.1    
74 DNA 67 Henri Peignaux, F
Jaguar D-type
Henri Peignaux, F
"Mary" (Jean-Marie Brussin) F
3442 6 S 5.0    
75 DNA 68 Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
Ferrari 750 Monza
Yves Giraud-Cabantous, F
-
3000 4 S 3.0    
76 DNA   Osca Automobili, I
Osca MT-4
-
-
1100 4 S 1.1   Entry not accepted
77 DNA   Osca Automobili, I
Osca MT-4
-
-
1100 4 S 1.1   Entry not accepted
78 DNA   Osca Automobili, I
Osca MT-4
-
-
1100 4 S 1.1   Entry not accepted
79 DNA   Moretti Automobili, I
Moretti 750 S
-
-
750 4 S 750   Entry not accepted
80 DNA   Nardi Automobili, I
Nardi 750 LM - Crosley
-
-
750 4 S 750   Entry not accepted
81 DNA   Automobiles Panhard et Levassor, F
Panhard X88
-
-
750 F2 S 750   Entry not accepted
82 DNA   Automobiles Panhard et Levassor, F
Panhard X88
-
-
750 F2 S 750   Entry not accepted
83 DNA   Lotus Engineering, GB
Lotus Mk 9 - Coventry Climax
-
-
1100 4 S 1.1   Entry not accepted
84 DNA   Charles de Clareur, F
Gordini T 20 S
-
-
1987 8     Entry not accepted
85 DNA   (Dr Ing hcF) Porsche KG, D
Porsche 550 Spyder
-
-
1498 F4 S 1.5   Entry not accepted

 

Class Winners:

Index of Performance Rickard von Frankenberg / Helmut Polensky Porsche 550
21st Biennial cup Rickard von Frankenberg / Helmut Polensky Porsche 550
3001 - 5000cc Mike Hawthorn / Ivor Bueb Jaguar D-type
2001 - 3000cc Peter Collins / Paul Frére Aston Martin DB3S
1501 - 2000cc Peter Wilson / Jim Mayers Bristol 450 C
1101 - 1500cc Richard von Frankenberg / Helmut Polensky Porsche 550
751 - 1100cc Zora Arcus-Duntov / Auguste Veuillet Porsche 356
501 - 750cc Louis Cornet / Robert Mougin D.B. Panhard

 

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