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The 1958 Argentine Grand Prix was the opening race of the 1958 Formula One Season, held on January 19. Held in somewhat cooler conditions than usual, the race was won by Stirling Moss in a Cooper-Climax. Moss won a tactical race, exploiting the Cooper's lighter weight to save time by forgoing a lengthy pit stop to change tires. The Ferraris of Luigi Musso and Mike Hawthorn finished second and third. The race only had 10 entrants, the smallest field in Formula One history. Nine of the ten cars finished the race.


BackgroundEdit


Entry listEdit

The full entry list for the 1958 Argentine Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Argentina Scuderia Sud Americana Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
4 France Jean Behra Australia Ken Kavanaugh Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
6 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Argentina Scuderia Sud Americana Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
8 United States Harry Schell Sweden Jo Bonnier Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
10 Spain Francisco Godia-Sales Spain Francisco Godia-Sales Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 P
12 United Kingdom Horace Gould United Kingdom H. H. Gould Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
14 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Cooper T43 Climax FPF L4 2.0 C
16 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 246 Ferrari 143 V6 2.5 E
18 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 246 Ferrari 143 V6 2.5 E
20 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 246 Ferrari 143 V6 2.5 E

Practice OverviewEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1958 Argentine Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Maserati 1:42.0
2 20 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Italy Ferrari 1:42.6 + 0.6
3 18 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Ferrari 1:42.6 + 0.6
4 4 France Jean Behra Italy Maserati 1:42.7 + 0.7
5 16 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Ferrari 1:42.9 + 0.9
6 6 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Italy Maserati 1:43.7 + 1.7
7 14 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:44.0 + 2.0
8 8 United States Harry Schell Italy Maserati 1:44.2 + 2.2
9 10 Spain Paco Godia Italy Maserati 1:49.3 + 7.3
10 12 United Kingdom Horace Gould Italy Maserati 1:51.7 + 9.7

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
______________ 2 Juan Manuel Fangio
______________ 3 Mike Hawthorn
4 Peter Collins
Jean Behra
______________
______________ 5
______________ 6 Luigi Musso
7 Carlos Menditeguy
Stirling Moss
______________
______________ 8
______________ 9 Harry Schell
______________ 10 Paco Godia
11 Horace Gould
______________
______________ 12
______________ 13
14
______________
______________ 15
______________ 16
______________ 17
18



RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 14 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 80 2:19:33.7 7 8
2 16 Italy Luigi Musso Italy Ferrari 80 + 2.7 5 6
3 20 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Italy Ferrari 80 + 12.6 2 4
4 2 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Italy Maserati 80 + 53.0 1 4*
5 4 France Jean Behra Italy Maserati 78 + 2 Laps 4 2
6 8 United States Harry Schell Italy Maserati 77 + 3 Laps 8
7 6 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Italy Maserati 76 + 4 Laps 6
8 10 Spain Paco Godia Italy Maserati 75 + 5 Laps 9
9 12 United Kingdom Horace Gould Italy Maserati 71 + 9 Laps 10
Ret 18 United Kingdom Peter Collins Italy Ferrari 0 Halfshaft 3
Source: [1]
Notes
  • * – Includes 1 point for fastest lap

MilestonesEdit

  • First victory for Cooper cars, Climax engines and for rear engined cars in general.

Standings after raceEdit

ReferencesEdit


V T E Argentina Argentine Grand Prix
Circuits Buenos Aires (1953 - 1958, 1960, 1971 - 1975, 1977 - 1981, 1995 - 1998)
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V T E 1958 Formula One Season
Constructors BRM • Connaught • Cooper • Ferrari • Lotus • Maserati • OSCA • Porsche • Vanwall
Engines Alta • BRM • Climax • Ferrari • Maserati • OSCA • Porsche • Vanwall
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Tyres Avon • Continental • Dunlop • Englebert • Pirelli
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