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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.

Constructor Chassis Tyre Driver Rounds
Team Engine
Behra-Porsche-Porsche
Porsche
RSK
718
D Italy Maria Teresa de Filippis 1
West Germany Dr Ing F. Porsche KG Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5 West Germany Wolfgang von Trips 1, 6
Cooper-Climax T51 D Belgium Lucien Bianchi 1
Belgium Ecurie Nationale Belge Climax FPF L4 1.5 Belgium Alain de Changy 1
Cooper-Climax T45 D France Jean Lucienbonnet 1
France Privateer Climax FPF L4 1.5
BRM P25 D United States Harry Schell 1, 3–8
United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 L4 2.5 Sweden Jo Bonnier 1, 3–8
United Kingdom Ron Flockhart 1, 4–5, 7–8
Cooper-Climax T51 D New Zealand Bruce McLaren 1, 4–9
United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Climax FPF L4 2.5 Australia Jack Brabham 1, 3–9
United States Masten Gregory 1, 3–7
Italy Giorgio Scarlatti 8
Cooper-Climax T51 D United Kingdom Stirling Moss 1, 3, 6–9
United Kingdom RRC Walker Racing Team Climax FPF L4 2.5 France Maurice Trintignant 1, 3–9
BRM
Cooper-Borgward
Cooper-Climax
P25
T51
D United Kingdom Ivor Bueb 1, 5
United Kingdom British Racing Partnership Borgward 1500 RS L4 1.5
BRM P25 L4 2.5
Climax FPF L4 1.5
United Kingdom Stirling Moss 4–5
United Kingdom Chris Bristow 5
West Germany Hans Herrmann 6
Cooper-Climax
Cooper-Maserati
T45 D United Kingdom Roy Salvadori 1, 4, 9
United Kingdom High Efficiency Motors Climax FPF L4 2.5
Maserati 250S L4 2.5
United Kingdom Jack Fairman 5, 8
Lotus-Climax 16 D United Kingdom Graham Hill 1, 3–8
United Kingdom Team Lotus Climax FPF L4 2.5 United States Pete Lovely 1
United Kingdom Chris Bristow 3–4, 6–9
United Kingdom Alan Stacey 5, 9
Lotus-Climax 16 D United Kingdom Bruce Halford 1
United Kingdom John Fisher Climax FPF L4 1.5
Ferrari D246
156
D France Jean Behra 1, 3–4
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 155 V6 2.4
Ferrari D156 V6 1.5
United States Phil Hill 1, 3–4, 6–9
United Kingdom Tony Brooks 1, 3–4, 6–9
United Kingdom Cliff Allison 1, 3–4, 6, 8–9
Belgium Olivier Gendebien 4, 8
United States Dan Gurney 4, 6–8
West Germany Wolfgang von Trips 9
Maserati 250F D Italy Giorgio Scarlatti 1, 4
Italy Scuderia Ugolini Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort 4
Maserati 250F D Monaco André Testut 1
Monaco Monte Carlo Auto Sport Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5
Aston Martin DBR4 A United Kingdom Roy Salvadori 3, 5, 7–8
United Kingdom David Brown Corporation Aston Martin RB6 L6 2.5 United States Carroll Shelby 3, 5, 7–8
Porsche 718 D Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort 1
Netherlands Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5
Cooper-Maserati
Maserati
T51
250F
D United Kingdom Ian Burgess 4–6, 8
Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5
Maserati 250S L4 2.5
United Kingdom Colin Davis 4, 8
Uruguay Asdrúbal Bayardo 4
Brazil Fritz d'Orey 4–5
West Germany Hans Herrmann 5
Portugal Mário de Araújo Cabral 7
Vanwall VW 59 D United Kingdom Tony Brooks 5
United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall 254 L4 2.5
JBW-Maserati 59 D United Kingdom Brian Naylor 5
United Kingdom J.B. Naylor Maserati 250S L4 2.5
Cooper-Climax T51 D United Kingdom Trevor Taylor 5
United Kingdom Ace Garage — Rotherham Climax FPF L4 1.5
Cooper-Climax T45 D United Kingdom Mike Taylor 5
United Kingdom Alan Brown Equipe Climax FPF L4 1.5 United Kingdom Peter Ashdown 5
Cooper-Climax T45 D United Kingdom Keith Greene 5
United Kingdom Gilby Engineering Climax FPF L4 1.5
Cooper-Climax T51 D United Kingdom Bill Moss 5
United Kingdom United Racing Stable Climax FPF L4 1.5
Cooper-Climax T45
T51
D United Kingdom Henry Taylor 5
United Kingdom R.R.H. Parnell Climax FPF L4 1.5 United Kingdom Tim Parnell 5
Fry-Climax F2 D United Kingdom Mike Parkes 5
United Kingdom David Fry Climax FPF L4 1.5
Lotus-Climax 12 D United Kingdom Dennis Taylor 5
United Kingdom Privateer Climax FPF L4 1.5
Lotus-Climax 16 D United Kingdom David Piper 5
United Kingdom Dorchester Service Station Climax FPF L4 1.5
Behra-Porsche-Porsche RSK D France Jean Behra 6
France Privateer Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5
Maserati 250F D Italy Giulio Cabianca 8
Switzerland Ottorino Volonterio Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5
Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser Midget F United States Rodger Ward 9
United States Leader Cards Inc. Offenhauser L4 1.7
Cooper-OSCA T43 D Argentina Alejandro de Tomaso 9
Italy OSCA Automobili OSCA L4 2.0
Tec-Mec-Maserati F415 D Brazil Fritz d'Orey 9
United States Camoradi USA Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5
Cooper-Climax T51 D United States George Constantine 9
United Kingdom Taylor-Crawley Racing Team Climax FPF L4 2.5
Porsche RSK D United States Harry Blanchard 9
United States Blanchard Automobile Co. Porsche 547/3 F4 1.5
Connaught-Alta C D United States Bob Said 9
United Kingdom Connaught Cars Alta GP F4 2.5
Cooper-Climax T51 D United States Harry Schell 9
France Ecurie Bleue Climax FPF L4 2.5
Maserati 250F D United States Phil Cade 9
United States Privateer Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5

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

Final StandingsEdit

World Championship for DriversEdit

Pos. Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points
Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy US flag 49 stars
1st Jack Brabham 1st 2nd 3rd 1st Ret Ret 3rd 4th 31 (34)
2nd Tony Brooks 2nd Ret 1st Ret 1st 9th Ret 3rd 27
3rd Stirling Moss Ret Ret DSQ 2nd Ret 1st 1st Ret 25.5
4th Phil Hill 4th 6th 2nd 3rd Ret 2nd Ret 20
5th Maurice Trintignant 3rd 8th 11th 5th 4th 4th 9th 2nd 19
6th Bruce McLaren 5th 5th 3rd Ret Ret Ret 1st 16.5
7th Dan Gurney Ret 2nd 3rd 4th 13
8th Jo Bonnier Ret 1st Ret Ret 5th Ret 8th 10
= Masten Gregory Ret 3rd Ret 7th Ret 2nd 10
10th Rodger Ward 1st Ret 8
11th Jim Rathmann 2nd 6
12th Johnny Thomson 3rd 5
= Harry Schell Ret Ret 7th 4th 7th 5th 7th Ret 5
= Innes Ireland 4th Ret Ret Ret Ret 5th 5
15th Olivier Gendebien 4th 6th 3
= Tony Bettenhausen 4th 3
17th Cliff Allison Ret 9th Ret 5th Ret 2
= Jean Behra Ret 5th Ret DNS 2
= Paul Goldsmith 5th 2
Roy Salvadori 6th Ret Ret 6th 6th Ret Ret 0
Ron Flockhart 6th Ret 7th 13th 0
Ian Burgess Ret Ret 6th 14th 0
Wolfgang von Trips Ret WD 6th 0
Johnny Boyd 6th 0
Graham Hill Ret 7th Ret 9th Ret Ret Ret 0
Duane Carter 7th 0
Harry Blanchard 7th 0
Carroll Shelby Ret Ret 8th 10th 0
Giorgio Scarlatti DNQ 8th 12th 0
Alan Stacey 8th Ret 0
Eddie Johnson 8th 0
Carel Godin de Beaufort 10th 9th 0
Paul Russo 9th 0
Fritz d'Orey 10th Ret Ret 0
A. J. Foyt 10th 0
Chris Bristow 10th 0
Mário de Araújo Cabral 10th 0
Colin Davis 11th 0
Gene Hartley 11th 0
Henry Taylor 11th 0
Bob Veith 12th 0
Peter Ashdown 12th 0
Al Herman 13th 0
Ivor Bueb DNQ 13th 0
Jimmy Daywalt 14th 0
Chuck Arnold 15th 0
Giulio Cabianca 15th 0
Jim McWithey 16th 0
Hans Herrmann Ret Ret 0
Jack Fairman Ret Ret 0
Bruce Halford Ret 0
Eddie Sachs Ret 0
Al Keller Ret 0
Dick Rathmann Ret 0
Bill Cheesbourg Ret 0
Don Freeland Ret 0
Ray Crawford Ret 0
Don Branson Ret 0
Bob Christie Ret 0
Bobby Grim Ret 0
Jack Turner Ret 0
Jud Larson Ret 0
Jimmy Bryan Ret 0
Red Amick Ret 0
Len Sutton Ret 0
Pat Flaherty Ret 0
Mike Magill Ret 0
Chuck Weyant Ret 0
Brian Naylor Ret 0
David Piper Ret 0
Mike Taylor Ret 0
Alejandro de Tomaso Ret 0
George Constantine Ret 0
Bob Said Ret 0
Alain de Changy DNQ 0
Lucien Bianchi DNQ 0
Maria Teresa de Filippis DNQ 0
Pete Lovely DNQ 0
Jean Lucienbonnet DNQ 0
André Testut DNQ 0
Asdrúbal Bayardo DNQ 0
Bill Moss DNQ 0
Keith Greene DNQ 0
Mike Parkes DNQ 0
Dennis Taylor DNQ 0
Trevor Taylor DNQ 0
Tim Parnell DNQ 0
Phil Cade DNS 0
Pos. Driver Flag of Monaco 48-star U S flag Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy US flag 49 stars Points
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

International Cup for ManufacturersEdit

Pos. Constructor 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Points
Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy US flag 49 stars
1st Cooper-Climax 1st 2nd 3rd 1st 4th 1st 1st 1st 40 (53)
2nd Ferrari 2nd 5th 1st 1st 3rd 2nd 3rd 32 (38)
3rd BRM Ret 1st 6th 2nd 5th 5th 7th 18
4th Lotus-Climax Ret 4th Ret 8th Ret Ret Ret 5th 5
Cooper-Maserati 6th Ret Ret 6th 10th 11th Ret 0
Aston Martin Ret 6th 6th 10th 0
Porsche Ret 10th WD 7th 0
Maserati DNQ 8th Ret WD WD 15th DNS 0
Cooper-Borgward 10th 0
JBW-Maserati Ret 0
Vanwall Ret 0
Kurtis Kraft-Offenhauser Ret 0
Cooper-OSCA Ret 0
Tec-Mec-Maserati Ret 0
Connaught-Alta WD Ret 0
Behra-Porsche-Porsche DNQ DNS 0
Fry-Climax DNQ 0
Pos. Constructor Flag of Monaco Flag of the Netherlands Flag of France Flag of the United Kingdom Flag of Germany Flag of Portugal Flag of Italy US flag 49 stars Points
1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

See AlsoEdit


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Constructors Aston Martin • Behra-Porsche • BRM • Cooper • Connaught • Ferrari • JBW • Kurtis Kraft • Lotus • Maserati • Porsche • Tec-Mec • Vanwall
Engines Alta • Aston Martin • Borgward • BRM • Climax • Ferrari • Maserati • Offenhauser • OSCA • Porsche • Vanwall
Drivers Allison • Ashdown • Behra • Bianchi • Blanchard • Bonnier • Brabham • Bristow • Brooks • Bueb • Burgess • Cabianca • Cabral • Cade • de Changy • Constantine • Davis • de Filippis • Fairman • Flockhart • Fontes Bayardo • Gendebien • Godin de Beaufort • Greene • Gregory • Gurney • Halford • Herrmann • G. Hill • P. Hill • Ireland • Lovely • Lucienbonnet • McLaren • B. Moss • S. Moss • Naylor • d'Orey • Parkes • T. Parnell • Piper • Said • Salvadori • Scarlatti • Schell • Shelby • Stacey • D. Taylor • H. Taylor • M. Taylor • T. Taylor • Testut • de Tomaso • Trintignant • von Trips
Tyres Avon • Dunlop • Firestone
Races Monaco • Indianapolis • Netherlands • France • Britain • Germany • Portugal • Italy • United States
See also 1958 Formula One Season • 1960 Formula One Season • Category
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