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BackgroundEdit

Entry ListEdit

The full entry list for the 1959 French Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom British Racing Partnership BRM P25 BRM P25 L4 2.5 D
4 Sweden Jo Bonnier United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 BRM P25 L4 2.5 D
6 United States Harry Schell United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 BRM P25 L4 2.5 D
8 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T51 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
10 United States Masten Gregory United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T51 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
12 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T51 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
14 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Cooper T51 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
16 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom High Efficiency Motors Cooper T45 Maserati 250S L4 2.5 D
18 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper T51 Maserati 250S L4 2.5 D
20 United Kingdom Colin Davis Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper T51 Maserati 250S L4 2.5 D
22 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D246 Ferrari 155 V6 2.4 D
24 United Kingdom Tony Brooks Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D246 Ferrari 155 V6 2.4 D
26 United States Phil Hill Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D246 Ferrari 155 V6 2.4 D
28 United States Dan Gurney Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D246 Ferrari 155 V6 2.4 D
30 France Jean Behra Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D246 Ferrari 155 V6 2.4 D
32 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 16 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
34 United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 16 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
36 Uruguay Asdrúbal Bayardo Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
38 Brazil Fritz d'Orey Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
40 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Italy Scuderia Ugolini Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
42 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Italy Scuderia Ugolini Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
44 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 BRM P25 L4 2.5 D

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

The full qualifying results for the 1959 French Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 24 United Kingdom Tony Brooks Ferrari 2:19.4
2 8 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 2:19.7 +0.3s
3 26 United States Phil Hill Ferrari 2:19.8 +0.4s
4 2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss BRM 2:19.9 +0.5s
5 30 France Jean Behra Ferrari 2:20.2 +0.8s
6 4 Sweden Jo Bonnier BRM 2:20.6 +1.2s
7 10 United States Masten Gregory Cooper-Climax 2:20.8 +1.4s
8 14 France Maurice Trintignant Cooper-Climax 2:21.3 +1.9s
9 6 United States Harry Schell BRM 2:21.5 +2.1s
10 12 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 2:21.5 +2.1s
11 22 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Ferrari 2:21.5 +2.1s
12 28 United States Dan Gurney Ferrari 2:21.9 +2.5s
13 44 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart BRM 2:23.4 +4.0s
14 32 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Climax 2:23.7 +4.3s
15 34 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 2:24.2 +4.8s
16 16 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Cooper-Maserati 2:26.4 +7.0s
17 20 United Kingdom Colin Davis Cooper-Maserati 2:32.3 +12.9s
18 38 Brazil Fritz d'Orey Maserati 2:34.0 +14.6s
19 18 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Cooper-Maserati 2:35.2 +15.8s
20 42 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Maserati 2:35.4 +16.0s
21 40 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati 2:35.6 +16.2s
DNQ 36 Uruguay Asdrúbal Bayardo Maserati Too slow

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
______________ 2 Tony Brooks
3 Jack Brabham
Phil Hill
______________
______________ 4
5 Stirling Moss
Jean Behra
______________
______________ 6
______________ 7 Jo Bonnier
8 Masten Gregory
Maurice Trintignant
______________
______________ 9
10 Harry Schell
Bruce McLaren
______________
______________ 11
______________ 12 Olivier Gendebien
13 Dan Gurney
Ron Flockhart
______________
______________ 14
15 Graham Hill
Innes Ireland
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______________ 16
______________ 17 Roy Salvadori
18 Colin Davis
Fritz d'Orey
______________
______________ 19
20 Ian Burgess
Carel Godin de Beaufort
______________
______________ 21
______________ 22 Giorgio Scarlatti
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ResultsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Standings after the raceEdit

V T E 1959 Formula One Season
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
V T E France French Grand Prix
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Rouen-Les-Essarts (1952, 1957, 1962, 1964, 1968)
Charade Circuit (1965, 1969–1970, 1972)
Bugatti Circuit (1967)
Circuit Paul Ricard (1971, 1973, 1975–1976, 1978, 1980, 1982–1983, 1985–1990, 2018-present)
Dijon-Prenois (1974, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1984)
Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours (1991–2008)
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