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The 1958 Formula One season was the 10th season of the FIA Formula One motor racing. It commenced in Monaco on May 10, and concluded on December 12 in United States, after 9 races.

The Drivers' Title went to the Australian Jack Brabham, his first Formula One title, and the Constructors' Title went to Cooper.


Teams and driversEdit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1959 FIA World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
Italy Maria Teresa de Filippis Behra-Porsche-Porsche RSK Porsche 547/6 1.5 F4 D Italy Maria Teresa de Filippis 1
West Germany Dr Ing F. Porsche KG Porsche 718 RSK
718/2
Porsche 547/6 1.5 F4 D West Germany Wolfgang von Trips 1, 6
Belgium Equipe Nationale Belge Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D Belgium Lucien Bianchi 1
Belgium Alain de Changy 1
France Jean Lucienbonnet Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D France Jean Lucienbonnet 1
United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 BRM P25 2.5 L4 D United States Harry Schell 1, 3–8
Sweden Jo Bonnier 1, 3–8
United Kingdom Ron Flockhart 1, 4–5, 7–8
United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D New Zealand Bruce McLaren 1, 4–9
Australia Jack Brabham 1, 3–9
United States Masten Gregory 1, 3–7
Italy Giorgio Scarlatti 8
United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Stirling Moss 1, 3, 6–9
France Maurice Trintignant 1, 3–9
United Kingdom British Racing Partnership Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D United Kingdom Ivor Bueb 1
BRM P25 BRM P25 2.5 L4 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 4–5
West Germany Hans Herrmann 6
Cooper-Borgward T51 Borgward 1500 RS 1.5 L4 United Kingdom Ivor Bueb 5
United Kingdom Chris Bristow 5
United Kingdom High Efficiency Motors Cooper-Maserati T45 Maserati 250S 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Roy Salvadori 1, 4, 9
United Kingdom Jack Fairman 8
Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 United Kingdom Jack Fairman 5
United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 16 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Graham Hill 1, 3–8
United States Pete Lovely 1
United Kingdom Innes Ireland 3–4, 6–9
United Kingdom Alan Stacey 5, 9
United Kingdom John Fisher Lotus-Climax 16 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D United Kingdom Bruce Halford 1
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 246
156
Ferrari 155 2.4 V6
Ferrari D156 1.5 V6
D France Jean Behra 1, 3–4
United States Phil Hill 1, 3–4, 6–9
United Kingdom Tony Brooks 1, 3–4, 6–9
United Kingdom Cliff Allison 1, 3, 6, 8–9
Belgium Olivier Gendebien 4, 8
United States Dan Gurney 4, 6–8
West Germany Wolfgang von Trips 9
Italy Scuderia Ugolini Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D Italy Giorgio Scarlatti 1, 4
Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort 4
Monaco Monte Carlo Auto Sport Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D Monaco André Testut 1
United Kingdom David Brown Corporation Aston Martin DBR4 Aston Martin RB6 2.5 L6 A United Kingdom Roy Salvadori 3, 5, 7–8
United States Carroll Shelby 3, 5, 7–8
Netherlands Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 718 RSK Porsche 547/6 1.5 F4 D Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort 3
Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati T51 Maserati 250S 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Ian Burgess 4–6, 8
United Kingdom Colin Davis 4, 8
West Germany Hans Herrmann 5
Portugal Mario Araujo de Cabral 7
Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 Uruguay Asdrúbal Fontes Bayardo 4
Brazil Fritz d'Orey 4–5
United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 59 Vanwall 254 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Tony Brooks 5
United Kingdom J.B. Naylor JBW-Maserati 59 Maserati 250S 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Brian Naylor 5
United Kingdom Ace Garage – Rotherham Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D United Kingdom Trevor Taylor 5
United Kingdom Alan Brown Equipe Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D United Kingdom Mike Taylor 5
United Kingdom Peter Ashdown 5
United Kingdom Gilby Engineering Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D United Kingdom Keith Greene 5
United Kingdom United Racing Stable Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D United Kingdom Bill Moss 5
United Kingdom R.H.H. Parnell Cooper-Climax T51
T45
Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D United Kingdom Henry Taylor 5
United Kingdom Tim Parnell 5
United Kingdom David Fry Fry-Climax F2 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D United Kingdom Mike Parkes 5
United Kingdom Dennis Taylor Lotus-Climax 12 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D United Kingdom Dennis Taylor 5
United Kingdom Dorchester Service Station Lotus-Climax 16 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D United Kingdom David Piper 5
France Jean Behra Behra-Porsche-Porsche RSK Porsche 547/6 1.5 F4 D France Jean Behra 6
Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D Italy Giulio Cabianca 8
United States Leader Cards Inc. Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser Midget Offenhauser 1.7 L4 F United States Rodger Ward 9
Italy OSCA Automobili Cooper-OSCA T43 OSCA 2.0 L4 D Argentina Alejandro de Tomaso 9
United States Camoradi USA Tec-Mec-Maserati F415 Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D Brazil Fritz d'Orey 9
United Kingdom Taylor-Crawley Racing Team Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United States George Constantine 9
United States Blanchard Automobile Co. Porsche 718 RSK Porsche 547/6 1.5 F4  ? United States Harry Blanchard 9
United Kingdom Connaught Cars-Paul Emery Connaught-Alta C Alta GP 2.5 L4 D United States Bob Said 9
France Ecurie Bleue Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United States Harry Schell 9
United States Phil Cade Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D United States Phil Cade 9

CalendarEdit

World Championship ScheduleEdit

The full world championship schedule for 1959 is outlined below:

Round Grand Prix Date
1 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix 10 May
CircuitdeMonaco1950
Official Title XVIIe Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco
Circuit Circuit de Monaco
Location Monaco Monte Carlo, Monaco
Lap distance 3.145 km (1.955 mi)
Race distance 314.5 km (195.463 mi)
Date 10 May Laps 100
2 United States Indianapolis 500 30 May
IMS oval
Official Title 43rd International 500-Mile Sweepstakes
Circuit Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Location United States Speedway, Indiana, USA
Lap distance 4.023 km (2.5 mi)
Race distance 804.6 km (500.062 mi)
Date 30 May Laps 200
3 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix 31 May
Circuit Park Zandvoort-1948
Official Title VII Grote Prijs van Nederland
Circuit Circuit Park Zandvoort
Location Netherlands Zandvoort, Netherlands
Lap distance 4.252 km (2.643 mi)
Race distance 318.9 km (198.198 mi)
Date 31 May Laps 75
4 France French Grand Prix 5 July
Circuit-Reims-1954
Official Title XLVe Grand Prix de l'ACF
Circuit Reims-Gueux
Location France Gueux, Marne, France
Lap distance 8.302 km (5.16 mi)
Race distance 415.1 km (257.986 mi)
Date 5 July Laps 50
5 United Kingdom British Grand Prix 18 July
Circuit Aintree
Official Title 12th RAC British Grand Prix
Circuit Aintree Circuit
Location United Kingdom Gueux, Marne, France
Lap distance 4.828 km (3.001 mi)
Race distance 362.1 km (225.047 mi)
Date 18 July Laps 75
6 West Germany German Grand Prix 2 August
Circuit AVUS
Official Title XXI Großer Preis von Deutschland
Circuit AVUS
Location West Germany Berlin, Germany
Lap distance 8.300 km (5.158 mi)
Race distance 498 km (309.509 mi)
Date 2 August Laps 30×2
7 Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix 23 August
Circuit Monsanto
Official Title VIII Grande Prémio de Portugal
Circuit Circuito de Monsanto
Location Portugal Lisbon, Portugal
Lap distance 5.440 km (3.381 mi)
Race distance 337.28 km (209.621 mi)
Date 23 August Laps 62
8 Italy Italian Grand Prix 13 September
Monza 1957
Official Title 30° Gran Premio d'Italia
Circuit Autodromo Nazionale Monza
Location Italy Monza, Italy
Lap distance 5.750 km (3.574 mi)
Race distance 414 km (257.303 mi)
Date 13 September Laps 72
9 United States United States Grand Prix 12 December
Sebring 1959
Official Title 2nd Grand Prix of the United States
Circuit Sebring Raceway
Location United States Highlands County, Sebring, Florida
Lap distance 8.356 km (5.193 mi)
Race distance 350.952 km (218.118 mi)
Date 12 December Laps 42

Non-Championship ScheduleEdit

Date Event Circuit Report
March 30 United Kingdom VII Glover Trophy Goodwood Report
April 18 United Kingdom XIV BARC Aintree 200 Aintree Report
May 2 United Kingdom XI BRDC International Trophy Silverstone Report
September 26 United Kingdom VI International Gold Cup Oulton Park Report
October 10 United Kingdom IV Silver City Trophy Snetterton Report

See AlsoEdit


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