1957 Venezuelan Grand Prix

Gran Premio de Venezuela

Sunday, November 3, 1957
Round:
7
Laps:
101
Fastest Lap:
Moss, 3m38.4
Country:
Venezuela
Circuit:
1957 season:
Report

The race at Caracas, on a very twisty circuit, was the last round in the 1957 Sports-Car Championship series, and the issue lay between Ferrari and Maserati. Whichever team won would be 1957 Champions, and in consequence Maserati had high hopes for their 4½-litre cars, especially after the win in Sweden, back in August. Moss and Brooks were in the first of these cars, and Behra and Schell in the other works car, a third one was the privately-owned 4½-litre of Temple Buell, driven by Gregory and Duncan. The race turned out to be a complete fiasco for Maserati, Moss crashing one of the big cars and after taking over the other works car breaking that one. This left the race to Ferrari and the Maranello cars had no trouble in finishing 1-2-3-4.

Results:

1st: P. Collins/P. Hill (Ferrari 4.1-litre) 6 hr. 31 min. 55.6 sec. -- 153.538 k.p.h.

2nd: L. Musso/J. M. Hawthorn (Ferrari 4.1-litre) 1 lap behind

3rd: W. von Trips/W. Seidel (Ferrari 3-litre) 2 laps behind

4th: M. Trintignant/O. Gendebien (Ferrari 3-litre) 4 laps behind

Fastest lap: S. Moss (Maserati 4.5-litre), 3 min. 38 sec.

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