Mike Hawthorn took home his fourth pole position, while Stirling Moss won his fourth race of the year, but it wouldn't be enough as Hawthorn would finish in second to take home his first and only championship.
The race though would be marked in tragedy when Stuart Lewis-Evans' engine seized and flew him off the track at high speed, with the car bursting into flames. He was airlifted back to the UK, but would die from his burns six days later.
Heading into the final round of the championship, Mike Hawthorn held a eight point lead heading into the final race at Morocco which was a non-championship race in the previous season. Robert La Caze became the first person from Africa to compete in a Formula One race. In the constructors championship, Vanwall held a six point lead from Ferrari. But despite the margin, the dropped score rule meant that Vanwall would win the first constructors championship.
The possible permutations are:
- For Hawthorn to win the Championship:
- Second place or better.
- For Moss to win the Championship:
- Moss needs to win and get fastest lap and hope that Hawthorn finishes 3rd or lower.
|6||22||Masten Gregory||Maserati||52||+1 lap||13|
|7||28||Roy Salvadori||Cooper-Climax||51||+2 laps||14|
|8||30||Jack Fairman||Cooper-Climax||50||+3 laps||11|
|9||38||Hans Herrmann||Maserati||50||+3 laps||18|
|10||34||Cliff Allison||Lotus-Climax||49||+4 laps||16|
|11||50||Jack Brabham||Cooper-Climax||49||+4 laps||19|
|12||26||Gerino Gerini||Maserati||48||+5 laps||17|
|13||52||Bruce McLaren||Cooper-Climax||48||+5 laps||21|
|14||58||Robert La Caze||Cooper-Climax||48||+5 laps||23|
|15||48||André Guelfi||Cooper-Climax||48||+5 laps||25|
|16||32||Graham Hill||Cooper-Climax||45||+7 laps||12|
|Ret||12||Stuart Lewis-Evans||Vanwall||41||Fatal accident||3|
- Only race for François Picard, Tom Bridger, André Guelfi and Robert La Caze.
- Last race for Gerino Gerini, Stuart Lewis-Evans and Mike Hawthorn.
- First points for Jo Bonnier.
- First Grand Prix for an African driver (Moroccan).
Standings after raceEdit
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