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The 1959 Monaco Grand Prix was the opening round of the 1959 season, held on May 10. The race was won by Jack Brabham in a factory Cooper-Climax, after the privateer Cooper of polesitter Stirling Moss suffered a broken transmission on lap 81. Tony Brooks finished second in a Ferrari, ahead of Maurice Trintignant in another Cooper.

Background[]


Entry List[]

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

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 West Germany Wolfgang Seidel West Germany Scuderia Colonia Porsche RSK Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4 D
4 France José Behra West Germany Dr Ing F. Porsche KG Behra-Porsche RSK Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4 D
Italy Maria Teresa de Filippis
6 West Germany Wolfgang von Trips West Germany Dr Ing F. Porsche KG Porsche 718 Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4 D
8 Brazil Fritz d'Orey Argentina Ecurie Argentina Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D
10 Belgium Lucien Bianchi Belgium Equipe Nationale Belge Cooper T51 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D
12 Belgium Alain de Changy Belgium Equipe Nationale Belge Cooper T51 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D
14 France Jean Lucienbonnet France Privateer Cooper T45 Climax FPF 1.5 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 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D
24 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D
26 United States Masten Gregory United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D
28 United Kingdom Brian Whitehouse United Kingdom B.C. Ecclestone Cooper T43 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D
30 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Cooper T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D
32 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Cooper T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D
34 United Kingdom Ivor Bueb United Kingdom British Racing Partnership Cooper T51 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D
36 United Kingdom Paul Emery United Kingdom Emeryson Cars Cooper T51 Alta GP 2.5 L4 D
38 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom High Efficiency Motors Cooper T51 Maserati 250S 2.5 L4 D
40 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 16 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D
42 United States Pete Lovely United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 16 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D
44 United Kingdom Bruce Halford United Kingdom John Fisher Lotus 16 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D
46 France Jean Behra Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D246 Ferrari 155 2.4 V6 D
48 United States Phil Hill Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D246 Ferrari 155 2.4 V6 D
50 United Kingdom Tony Brooks Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D246 Ferrari 155 2.4 V6 D
52 United Kingdom Cliff Allison Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D156 Ferrari D156 1.5 V6 D
54 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Italy Scuderia Ugolini Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D
56 Monaco André Testut Monaco Monte Carlo Auto Sport Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D
58 Australia Ken Kavanagh Australia Privateer Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D

Practice Overview[]

Qualifying[]

Report[]

Qualifying Results[]

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap Ave. Speed
1 30 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:39.6 113.675 km/h
2 46 France Jean Behra Italy Ferrari 1:40.0 +0.4s 113.220 km/h
3 24 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:40.1 +0.5s 113.107 km/h
4 50 United Kingdom Tony Brooks Italy Ferrari 1:41.0 +1.4s 112.099 km/h
5 48 United States Phil Hill Italy Ferrari 1:41.3 +1.7s 111.767 km/h
6 32 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:41.7 +2.1s 111.327 km/h
7 18 Sweden Jo Bonnier United Kingdom BRM 1:42.3 +2.7s 110.674 km/h
8 38 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati 1:42.4 +2.8s 110.566 km/h
9 16 United States Harry Schell United Kingdom BRM 1:43.0 +3.4s 109.922 km/h
10 20 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart United Kingdom BRM 1:43.1 +3.5s 109.816 km/h
11 26 United States Masten Gregory United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:43.2 +3.6s 109.709 km/h
12 6 West Germany Wolfgang von Trips West Germany Porsche 1:43.8 +4.2s 109.075 km/h
13 22 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:43.9 +4.3s 108.970 km/h
14 40 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 1:43.9 +4.3s 108.970 km/h
15 52 United Kingdom Cliff Allison Italy Ferrari 1:44.4 +4.8s 108.448 km/h
16 44 United Kingdom Bruce Halford United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 1:44.8 +5.2s 108.034 km/h
DNQ 34 United Kingdom Ivor Bueb United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1:44.9 +5.3s 107.931 km/h
DNQ 54 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Italy Maserati 1:45.0 +5.4s 107.829 km/h
DNQ 10 Belgium Lucien Bianchi Belgium Cooper-Climax 1:45.4 +5.8s 107.419 km/h
DNQ 12 Belgium Alain de Changy Belgium Cooper-Climax 1:45.4 +5.8s 107.419 km/h
DNQ 4 Italy Maria Teresa de Filippis West Germany Behra-Porsche-Porsche 1:47.8 +8.2s 105.028 km/h
DNQ 42 United States Pete Lovely United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 1:47.9 +8.3s 104.930 km/h
DNQ 14 France Jean Lucienbonnet France Cooper-Climax 1:50.9 +11.3s 102.092 km/h
DNQ 56 Monaco André Testut Monaco Maserati 1:59.1 +19.5s 95.063 km/h
WD 2 West Germany Wolfgang Seidel West Germany Porsche No car
WD 4 France José Behra West Germany Behra-Porsche-Porsche Test driver
WD 8 Brazil Fritz d'Orey Argentina Maserati No car
WD 28 United Kingdom Brian Whitehouse United Kingdom Cooper-Climax Did not arrive
WD 36 United Kingdom Paul Emery United Kingdom Cooper-Alta No car
WD 58 Australia Ken Kavanagh Australia Maserati No car
  • Bold indicates a driver's best/qualifying time.

Grid[]

Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
______________ 2 Stirling Moss
3 Jean Behra
Jack Brabham
______________
______________ 4
5 Tony Brooks
Phil Hill
______________
______________ 6
______________ 7 Maurice Trintignant
8 Jo Bonnier
Roy Salvadori
______________
______________ 9
10 Harry Schell
Ron Flockhart
______________
______________ 11
______________ 12 Masten Gregory
13 Wolfgang von Trips
Bruce McLaren
______________
______________ 14
15 Graham Hill
Cliff Allison
______________
______________ 16
______________ 17 Bruce Halford
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Race[]

Report[]

Results[]

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

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 24 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 100 2:55:51.3 3 9
2 50 United Kingdom Tony Brooks Ferrari 100 +20.4s 4 6
3 32 France Maurice Trintignant Cooper-Climax 98 +2 laps 6 4
4 48 United States Phil Hill Ferrari 97 +3 laps 5 3
5 22 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 96 +4 laps 13 2
6* 38 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Cooper-Maserati 83 Transmission 8
Ret 30 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax 81 Transmission 1
Ret 20 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart BRM 64 Brakes 10
Ret 16 United States Harry Schell BRM 48 Tank 9
Ret 18 Sweden Jo Bonnier BRM 44 Accident 7
Ret 46 France Jean Behra Ferrari 24 Engine 2
Ret 40 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Climax 21 Fire 14
Ret 26 United States Masten Gregory Cooper-Climax 6 Gearbox 11
Ret 44 United Kingdom Bruce Halford Lotus-Climax 1 Collision 16
Ret 52 United Kingdom Cliff Allison Ferrari 1 Collision 15
Ret 6 West Germany Wolfgang von Trips Porsche 1 Collision 12
DNQ 34 United Kingdom Ivor Bueb Cooper-Climax
DNQ 54 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati
DNQ 10 Belgium Lucien Bianchi Cooper-Climax
DNQ 12 Belgium Alain de Changy Cooper-Climax
DNQ 4 Italy Maria Teresa de Filippis Behra-Porsche-Porsche
DNQ 42 United States Pete Lovely Lotus-Climax
DNQ 14 France Jean Lucienbonnet Cooper-Climax
DNQ 56 Monaco André Testut Maserati
  • *Salvadori was classified as despite retiring when he completed 90% of the race.

Milestones[]

Standings[]

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 Australia Jack Brabham 9
2 United Kingdom Tony Brooks 6
3 France Maurice Trintignant 4
4 United States Phil Hill 3
5 New Zealand Bruce McLaren 2
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 8
2 Italy Ferrari 6

References[]

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V T E 1959 Formula One Season
Constructors Aston Martin • Behra-Porsche • BRM • Cooper • Connaught • Ferrari • Fry • 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
Cars Aston Martin DBR4 • Behra-Porsche RSK • BRM P25 • Connaught C • Cooper T43 • Cooper T45 • Cooper T51 • Ferrari D156 • Ferrari D246 • Fry F2 • JBW 59 • Kurtis Kraft Midget • Lotus 12 • Lotus 16 • Maserati 250F • Porsche RSK • Porsche 718 • Tec-Mec F415 • Vanwall VW 59
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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