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The 1955 Formula One Season
The 1955 Formula One Season

The 1955 Formula One Season

The 1955 Formula One season was the sixth season of the World Championship of Drivers. The championship was contested over seven races, and was dominated by Mercedes-Benz, who won all but one of the races. The season began on January 16, 1955, with the Argentine Grand Prix, and ended on September 11, 1955, with the Italian Grand Prix. Mercedes-Benz entered the season with a team of four drivers, which included the defending champion Juan Manuel Fangio, as well as Stirling Moss, Karl Kling, and Piero Taruffi. Mercedes-Benz was the team to beat in the 1955 season, winning the first three races of the season with Fangio at the wheel. Fangio's winning streak was broken at the Monaco Grand Prix, where he was forced to retire due to a fuel pump failure. The race was won by Maurice Trintign...