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The 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix was the final race of the 1958 Formula One season. It was the 13th Moroccan Grand Prix and the second on the Ain-Diab layout.

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.


BackgroundEdit

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, a F2 driver, 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.

Title PermutationsEdit

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Mike Hawthorn enters the race with a 8-point lead over Stirling Moss with only one race left, and is likely to secure the title.

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.

Entry ListEdit

Outlined below is the full entry list for the 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D246 Ferrari 143 2.4 V6 E
4 United States Phil Hill Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D246 Ferrari 143 2.4 V6 E
6 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D246 Ferrari 143 2.4 V6 E
8 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 5 Vanwall 254 2.5 L4 D
10 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 5 Vanwall 254 2.5 L4 D
12 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 5 Vanwall 254 2.5 L4 D
14 France Jean Behra United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 BRM P25 2.5 L4 D
16 United States Harry Schell United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 BRM P25 2.5 L4 D
18 Sweden Jo Bonnier United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 BRM P25 2.5 L4 D
20 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 BRM P25 2.5 L4 D
22 United States Masten Gregory United States Temple Buell Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D
24 West Germany Hans Herrmann Sweden Jo Bonnier Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P
26 West Germany Wolfgang Seidel Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P
28 Italy Gerino Gerini Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P
30 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T45 Climax FPF 2.2 L4 D
32 United Kingdom Jack Fairman United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T45 Climax FPF 2.2 L4 D
34 United Kingdom Cliff Allison United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 12 Climax FPF 2.0 L4 D
36 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 16 Climax FPF 2.2 L4 D
38 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Cooper T45 Climax FPF 2.2 L4 D
40 United Kingdom Paul Emery United Kingdom Emeryson Cars Emeryson 56 Alta GP 2.5 L4 D
42 France Jean-Claude Vidilles France Privateer Cooper T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D
44 United Kingdom Keith Hall United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 12 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D
46 France Jean Kerguen France Privateer Porsche RS550 Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4 D
50 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D
52 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D
54 France François Picard United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Cooper T43 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D
56 United Kingdom Tom Bridger United Kingdom British Racing Partnership Cooper T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D
58 Morocco Robert La Caze Morocco Privateer Cooper T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D
60 France André Guelfi France Privateer Cooper T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D
  • A pink background represents as drivers in Formula Two entrants.

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Outlined below are the full qualifying results for the 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 6 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Italy Ferrari 2:23.1 191.648 km/h
2 8 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Vanwall 2:23.2 +0.1s 191.514 km/h
3 12 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans United Kingdom Vanwall 2:23.7 +0.6s 190.848 km/h
4 14 France Jean Behra United Kingdom BRM 2:23.8 +0.7s 190.715 km/h
5 4 United States Phil Hill Italy Ferrari 2:24.1 +1.0s 190.318 km/h
6 2 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Italy Ferrari 2:24.3 +1.2s 190.054 km/h
7 10 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom Vanwall 2:24.4 +1.3s 189.922 km/h
8 18 Sweden Jo Bonnier United Kingdom BRM 2:24.9 +1.8s 189.267 km/h
9 38 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:26.1 +3.0s 187.713 km/h
10 16 United States Harry Schell United Kingdom BRM 2:26.5 +3.4s 187.200 km/h
11 32 United Kingdom Jack Fairman United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:27.0 +3.9s 186.563 km/h
12 36 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 2:27.1 +4.0s 186.436 km/h
13 22 United States Masten Gregory United States Maserati 2:27.6 +4.5s 185.805 km/h
14 30 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:28.6 +5.5s 184.554 km/h
15 20 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart United Kingdom BRM 2:29.8 +6.7s 183.076 km/h
16 34 United Kingdom Cliff Allison United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 2:33.7 +10.6s 178.431 km/h
17 28 Italy Gerino Gerini Italy Maserati 2:35.1 +12.0s 176.820 km/h
18 24 West Germany Hans Herrmann Sweden Maserati 2:35.1 +12.0s 176.820 km/h
19 50 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:36.6 +13.5s 175.126 km/h
20 26 West Germany Wolfgang Seidel Italy Maserati 2:38.2 +15.1s 173.355 km/h
21 52 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:39.0 +15.9s 172.483 km/h
22 56 United Kingdom Tom Bridger United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 3:01.0 +37.9s 151.518 km/h
23 58 Morocco Robert La Caze Morocco Cooper-Climax 3:03.5 +40.4s 149.454 km/h
24 54 France François Picard United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 3:06.4 +43.3s 147.129 km/h
25 60 France André Guelfi France Cooper-Climax 3:09.0 +45.9s 145.105 km/h
WD 40 United Kingdom Paul Emery United Kingdom Emeryson-Alta Withdrawn
WD 42 France Jean-Claude Vidilles France Cooper-Climax Withdrawn
WD 44 United Kingdom Keith Hall United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Withdrawn
WD 46 France Jean Kerguen France Porsche Withdrawn

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
______________ 2 Mike Hawthorn
3 Stirling Moss
Stuart Lewis-Evans
______________
______________ 4
5 Jean Behra
Phil Hill
______________
______________ 6
______________ 7 Olivier Gendebien
8 Tony Brooks
Jo Bonnier
______________
______________ 9
10 Maurice Trintignant
Harry Schell
______________
______________ 11
______________ 12 Jack Fairman
13 Graham Hill
Masten Gregory
______________
______________ 14
15 Roy Salvadori
Ron Flockhart
______________
______________ 16
______________ 17 Cliff Allison
18 Gerino Gerini
Hans Herrmann
______________
______________ 19
20 Jack Brabham
Wolfgang Seidel
______________
______________ 21
______________ 22 Bruce McLaren
23 Tom Bridger
Robert La Caze
______________
______________ 24
25 François Picard
André Guelfi



RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Outlined below are the full results for the 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Vanwall 53 2:09:15.0 2 9FL
2 6 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Italy Ferrari 53 +1:24.8 1 6
3 4 United States Phil Hill Italy Ferrari 53 +1:25.6 5 4
4 18 Sweden Jo Bonnier United Kingdom BRM 53 +1:46.8 8 3
5 16 United States Harry Schell United Kingdom BRM 53 +1:46.8 10 2
6 22 United States Masten Gregory United States Maserati 52 +1 Lap 13
7 30 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 51 +2 Laps 14
8 32 United Kingdom Jack Fairman United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 50 +3 Laps 11
9 24 West Germany Hans Herrmann Sweden Maserati 50 +3 Laps 18
10 34 United Kingdom Cliff Allison United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 49 +4 Laps 16
11 50 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 49 +4 Laps 19
12 28 Italy Gerino Gerini Italy Maserati 48 +5 Laps 16
13 52 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 48 +5 Laps 21
14 58 Morocco Robert La Caze Morocco Cooper-Climax 48 +5 Laps 23
15 60 France André Guelfi France Cooper-Climax 48 +5 Laps 25
16 36 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 45 +8 Laps 12
Ret 12 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans United Kingdom Vanwall 41 Fatal Accident 3
Ret 54 France François Picard United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 31 Accident 24
Ret 56 United Kingdom Tom Bridger United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 30 Accident 22
Ret 10 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom Vanwall 29 Engine 7
Ret 2 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Italy Ferrari 29 Accident 6
Ret 14 France Jean Behra United Kingdom BRM 26 Engine 4
Ret 26 West Germany Wolfgang Seidel Italy Maserati 15 Accident 20
Ret 20 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart United Kingdom BRM 15 Camshaft 15
Ret 38 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 9 Engine 9
WD 40 United Kingdom Paul Emery United Kingdom Emeryson-Alta
WD 42 France Jean-Claude Vidilles France Cooper-Climax
WD 44 United Kingdom Keith Hall United Kingdom Lotus-Climax
WD 46 France Jean Kerguen France Porsche
  • FL Indicates a driver scored one point for fastest lap.

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

World Championship for Drivers
Pos. Driver Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 42 (49)
2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 41
3 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 24
4 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori 15
5 United Kingdom Peter Collins 14
6 United States Harry Schell 12 ▲2
7 France Maurice Trintignant 12 ▼1
8 Italy Luigi Musso 12 ▼1
9 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans 11
10 United States Phil Hill 9 ▲5
11 France Jean Behra 9 ▼1
12 West Germany Wolfgang von Trips 9 ▼1
13 United States Jimmy Bryan 8 ▼1
14 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 7 ▼1
15 United States George Amick 6 ▼1
16 United States Johnny Boyd 4
17 United States Tony Bettenhausen 4
18 Australia Jack Brabham 3
19 United Kingdom Cliff Allison 3
20 Sweden Jo Bonnier 3
21 United States Jim Rathmann 2
International Cup for Manufacturers
Pos. Team Pts. +/-
1 United Kingdom Vanwall 48 (57)
2 Italy Ferrari 40 (57)
3 United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 31
4 United Kingdom BRM 18
5 Italy Maserati 6
6 United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 3

NotesEdit

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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
Drivers Allison • Barth • Behra • Bonnier • Brabham • Bridger • Brooks • Bueb • Burgess • Cabianca • Chiron • Collins • de Beaufort • de Filippis • Ecclestone • Emery • Fairman • Fangio • Flockhart • Godia-Sales • Gendebien • Gerini • Gibson • Goethals • Gould • Gregory • Guelfi • Hawthorn • Herrmann • G. Hill • P. Hill • Kavanagh • Kessler • La Caze • Lewis-Evans • Marsh • McLaren • Menditeguy • S. Moss • Musso • Naylor • Picard • Piotti • Ruttman • Salvadori • Scarlatti • Schell • Seidel • Shelby • Stacey • Taramazzo • Testut • Trintignant • von Trips
Cars BRM P25 • Connaught B • Cooper T43 • Cooper T44 • Cooper T45 • Ferrari D156 • Ferrari D246 • Lotus 12 • Lotus 16 • Maserati 250F • OSCA F2 • Porsche RS550 • Porsche RSK • Vanwall VW 5
Tyres Avon • Continental • Dunlop • Englebert • Pirelli
Races Argentina • Monaco • Netherlands • Indianapolis • Belgium • France • Britain • Germany • Portugal • Italy • Morocco
Non-Championship Races Glover Trophy • Syracuse • Aintree 200 • International Trophy • Caen
See also 1957 Formula One Season • 1959 Formula One Season • Category
V T E Morocco Moroccan Grand Prix
Circuits Ain-Diab Circuit (1957–1958)
Ain-Diab
Races 1958
Non-Championship Races 1957
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