1957 24 Hours Le Mans

 

The 1957 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 25th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 22 and 23 June 1957, on the Circuit de la Sarthe. It was also the fifth round of the F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship. Some 250,000 spectators had gathered for Europe's classic sports car race, around an 8.38-mile course. The prospect of an exciting duel between Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Porsche was enough to draw large crowds to the 24 Hours race, now back at its usual date and reintegrated into the World Championship.

Never before had a single nation swept the board so completely as Britain did in 1957. The great success of the Jaguars in taking the first four and sixth places became all the more significant when it is considered that all of the cars were privately entered (albeit with some factory support), and matched against the works entries of some of the greatest sport car manufacturers.

After the major changes in the previous year, the ACO relented on its engine-size limitation – prototypes were again an open limit. They did, however, address body-shape requirements: the token second seat. Cars now had to have at least two doors and both seats had to be the same size, in a cockpit a minimum 1.2m wide. The minimum windscreen height was reduced from 20 to 15 cm, maximum fuel-tank size was 120 litres, and the total fuel usage restrictions were removed a year after they were imposed. One of the oldest regulations was removed – of having to carry all spares and tools on the car, allowing them to be left in the pits.

Where we have not had a model of the car as raced through the business I've added another example of the car as an illustration (where I have one)

Pos

Car

No

Team

Drivers

Chassis

Engine

Laps

1

Jaguar D Type

3

 Ecurie Ecosse

 Ron Flockhart
 Ivor Bueb

Jaguar D-Type

Jaguar 3.8L S6

327

2

Jaguar D Type (example)

15

 Ecurie Ecosse

 Ninian Sanderson
 John ‘Jock’ Lawrence

Jaguar D-Type

Jaguar 3.4L S6

319

3

Jaguar D Type

17

 Equipe Los Amigos

 Jean Lucas
 ”Mary” (Jean Brussin)

Jaguar D-Type

Jaguar 3.4L S6

317

4

Jaguar D Type

16

 Equipe Nationale Belge

 Paul Frère
 Freddy Rousselle

Jaguar D-Type

Jaguar 3.4L S6

310

5

Ferrari 315 S (example)

8

 Scuderia Ferrari

 Stuart Lewis-Evans
 Martino Severi

Ferrari 315 S

Ferrari 3.8L V12

300

6

Jaguar D Type (example)

4

 D. Hamilton
(private entrant)

 Duncan Hamilton
 Masten Gregory

Jaguar D-Type

Jaguar 3.8L S6

299

7

Ferrari 500 TRC

28

 Equipe Nationale Belge

 Lucien Bianchi
 Georges Harris

Ferrari 500 TRC

Ferrari 1985cc S4

288

8

Porsche 550 1500/RS (example)

35

 E. Hugus
(private entrant)

 Ed Hugus
 Carel Godin de Beaufort

Porsche 550A

Porsche 1498cc S4

286

9

Lotus Eleven

62
(reserve)

 Lotus Engineering

 Jay Chamberlain
 Herbert MacKay-Fraser

Lotus Eleven

Coventry Climax FWA 1098cc S4

285

10

AC Ace (example)

31

 AC Cars

 Ken Rudd
 Peter Bolton

AC Ace

Bristol 1970cc S6

281

N/C *

Porsche 550 1500/RS (example)

34

 Porsche KG

 Claude Storez
 Ed Crawford

Porsche 550A

Porsche 1498cc F4

275

11

Aston Martin DB3S (example)

21

 Aston Martin Ltd.

 Jean-Paul Colas
 Jean Kerguen

Aston Martin DB3S

Aston Martin 3.0L S6

272

12

Maserati A6GCS (example)

26

 G. Guyot
(private entrant)

 Georges Guyot
 Michel Parsy

Maserati A6GCS

Maserati 1985cc S4

260

13

Lotus Eleven (example)

42

 R. Walshaw
(private entrant)

 Bob Walshaw
 John Dalton

Lotus Eleven

Coventry Climax FWA 1098cc S4

259

14

Lotus Eleven

55

 Lotus Engineering

 Cliff Allison
 Keith Hall

Lotus Eleven

Coventry Climax FWC 745cc S4

259

15

Still Looking

40

 Cooper Cars

 Jack Brabham
 Ian Raby

Cooper T39

Coventry Climax FWA 1098cc S4

254

16

Lotus Eleven (example)

41

 A. Héchard
(private entrant)

 André Héchard
 Roger Masson

Lotus Eleven

Coventry Climax FWA 1098cc S4

253

17

DB HBR5 Antem Cabriolet (example)

49

 Automobiles
Deutsch et Bonnet

 Louis Cornet
 Henri Perrier

DB HBR-4 Spyder

Panhard 745cc F2

239

18

Still Looking

52

 Équipe Monopole Course

 Pierre Chancel
 Jean Hémard

Monopole X89 Coupé

Panhard 745cc F2

238

19

OSCA MT4

(example)

46

 Automobili O.S.C.A.

 Jean Laroche
 Rémy Radix

O.S.C.A. 750 S

OSCA 749cc S4

234

20

Stanguellini 1100 Sports (example)

58
(reserve)

 Automobili Stanguellini

 Fernand Sigrand
 Michel Nicol

Stanguellini S750 Sport

Stanguellini 741cc S4

214

DNF

Frazer Nash Sebring

24

 Automobiles Frazer Nash Ltd.

 Richard ‘Dickie’ Stoop
 Peter Jopp

Frazer Nash Sebring

Bristol 1971cc S6

240

DNF

Ferrari 500 TRC

27

 F. Tavano
(private entrant)

 Fernand Tavano
 Jacques Péron

Ferrari 500 TRC

Ferrari 1985cc S4

235

DNF

Still Looking

53

 Équipe Monopole Course

 Robert Chancel
 Pierre Flahault

Monopole X88 Coupé

Panhard 745cc F2

230

DNF

Ferrari 290 MM (example)

10

 G. Arents
(private entrant)

 George Arents
 Jan de Vroom

Ferrari 290 MM

Ferrari 3.5L V12

183

DNF

Still Looking

45

 W. Seidel
(private entrant)

 Wolfgang Seidel
 Heinz Meier

DKW Monza Coupé

DKW 994cc S3
(2-Stroke)

151

DNF

Aston Martin DBR1/300 (example)

20

 Aston Martin Ltd.

 Tony Brooks
 Noël Cunningham-Reid

Aston Martin DBR1/300

Aston Martin 2.9L S6

140

DNF

Still Looking

25

 L. Coulibeuf
(private entrant)

 Léon Coulibeuf
 José Behra

Maserati 200S

Maserati 1998cc S4

136

DNF

Stanguellini 1100 Sports (example)

56

 Automobili Stanguellini

 René-Philippe Faure
 Gilbert Foury

Stanguellini S750 Bialbero

Stanguellini 741cc S4

131

DNF

Ferrari 500 TRC

29

 Equipe Los Amigos

 François Picard
 Richie Ginther

Ferrari 500 TRC

Ferrari 1985cc S4

129

DNF

Porsche 718 RS60

(example)

32

 Porsche KG

 Umberto Maglioli
 Edgar Barth

Porsche 718 RSK

Porsche 1498cc F4

129

DNF

Still Looking

54

 Équipe Monopole Course

 René Cotton
 Jacques Blanchet

Monopole X88 Spyder

Panhard 745cc F2

127

DNF

DB HBR5 Antem Cabriolet (example)

50

 Automobiles
Deutsch et Bonnet

 Jean-Claude Vidilles
 Jo Schlesser

DB HBR-4 Spyder

Panhard 747cc F2

126

DNF

DB HBR5 Antem Cabriolet (example)

51

 Automobiles
Deutsch et Bonnet

 Paul Armagnac
 Gérard Laureau

DB HBR-4 Spyder

Panhard 747cc F2

120

DNF

Aston Martin DBR1/300 (example)

19

 Aston Martin Ltd.

 Roy Salvadori
 Les Leston

Aston Martin DR1/300

Aston Martin 2.9L S6

112

DNF

Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa (example)

9

 Scuderia Ferrari

 Olivier Gendebien
 Maurice Trintignant

Ferrari 250 TR

Ferrari 3.1L V12

109

DNF

Porsche 550 1500/RS (example)

33

 Porsche KG

 Hans Herrmann
 Richard von Frankenberg

Porsche 500A

Porsche 1498cc F4

87

DNF

Aston Martin DBR2 (example)

5

 Aston Martin Ltd.

 Peter Whitehead
 Graham Whitehead

Aston Martin DBR2

Aston Martin 3.7L S6

81

DNF

Ferrari 290 MM

11

 Equipe Nationale Belge

 Jacques Swaters
 Alain de Changy

Ferrari 290 MM

Ferrari 3.5L V12

73

DNF

Maserati 300S

(example)

12

 Officine Alfieri Maserati

 Giorgio Scarlatti
 Joakim ‘Jo’ Bonnier

Maserati 300S

Maserati 3.0L S6

73

DSQ

Porsche 550 1500/RS (example)

60
(reserve)

 Equipe Nationale Belge

 Claude Dubois
 George Hacquin

Porsche 550A

Porsche 1498cc F4

70

DNF

DB HBR5 Antem Cabriolet (example)

57
(reserve)

 B. Deviterne
(private entrant)

 Bernard Deviterne
 Marcel Laillier

DB HBR-5 Coupé

Panhard 747cc F2

68

DNF

Stanguellini 1100 Sports (example)

44

 Automobili Stanguellini

 Francesco Siracusa
 Roberto Lippi

Stanguellini S1100 Prototipo

Stanguellini 1089cc S4

67

DNF

Ferrari 335S (example)

7

 Scuderia Ferrari

 Mike Hawthorn
 Luigi Musso

Ferrari 335 S

Ferrari 4.0L V12

56

DNF

Still Looking

39

 Arnott Cars

 Jim Russell
 Dennis Taylor

Arnott Sports

Climax FWA 1098cc S4

46

DNF

Still Looking

18

 Automobiles Gordini

 Jean Guichet
 André Guelfi

Gordini T24S

Gordini 3.0L S8

38

DNF

Maserati 450s Coupe

1

 Officine Alfieri Maserati

 Stirling Moss
 Harry Schell

Maserati 450S Zagato Coupé

Maserati 4.5L V8

32

DNF

Maserati 450S

2

 Officine Alfieri Maserati

 Jean Behra
 André Simon

Maserati 450S Spyder

Maserati 4.5L V8

28

DNF

Porsche 356A

36

 M. Slotine
(private entrant)

 Maurice Slotine
 Roland Bourel

Porsche 356A

Porsche 1498cc F4

26

DNF

Ferrari 500 TRC (example)

61
(reserve)

 G. Köchert
(private entrant)

 Gotfrid Köchert
 Erwin Bauer

Ferrari 500 TRC

Ferrari 1985cc S4

18

DNF

Still Looking

47

 Automobiles V.P.

 Bernard Consten
 Jean-Marie Dumazer

V.P. 166R Dynamique

Renault 747cc S4

15

DNF

Still Looking

30

 Automobiles Gordini

 Clarence de Rinen
 Robert La Caze

Gordini T15S

Gordini 1988cc S6

3

DNF

Ferrari 335S (example)

6

 Scuderia Ferrari

 Peter Collins
 Phil Hill

Ferrari 335 S

Ferrari 4.0L V12

2

DNF

Talbot Lago 2500 (example)

23

 Ecurie Dubonnet

 Franco Bordoni
 Bruce Halford

Talbot-Lago Sport 2500

Maserati 2.5L S6

0

DNS

Ferrari 315 S (example)

8

 Scuderia Ferrari

 Stuart Lewis-Evans
 Martino Severi

Ferrari 315 S

Ferrari 3.8L V12

0

DNS

Talbot Lago 2500 (example)

22

 Ecurie Dubonnet

 Jean Blanc
 Georges Burggraff

Talbot-Lago Sport 2500

Maserati 2.5L S6

0

DNS

Lotus Eleven (example)

37

 Lotus Engineering

 Jay Chamberlain
 Herbert MacKay-Fraser
 Colin Chapman

Lotus Eleven

Coventry Climax FPF
1475cc S4

0

DNA

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider

(example)

38

 A. Pagani
(private entrant)

 Alfranco Pagani
 Mario Poltronieri

Alfa Romeo Giulietta Sebring

Alfa Romeo 1290cc S4

0

DNA

OSCA MT4

(example)

43

 Automobili O.S.C.A.

 Guilio Cabianca
 Colin Davis

O.S.C.A. MT-4

OSCA 1098cc S4

0

DNA

Still Looking

48

 J. Dewez
(private entrant)

 ”Franc” (Jacques Dewez)
 Robert Schollmann

Renault 4CV Spéciale

Renault 747cc S4

0

 


24 Hours of Le Mans Home Site Home
Last Edit: 25/08/2020 Page Created 22/08/2020