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The 1960 Argentine Grand Prix, officially known as the VII Gran Premio de la Republica Argentina, was the opening round of the 1960 Formula 1 Season along with the first race of the 1960s. It marked the return of the Grand Prix to the Formula 1 calendar after a one year hiatus, and was the last race held on the orginal layout.

The race was won by Bruce McLaren for Cooper, with Cliff Allison in second for Ferrari. Poleman Stirling Moss was third in a shared drive with Maurice Trintignant, also driving a Cooper.

BackgroundEdit

Reigning champion Jack Brabham stayed with Cooper alongside Bruce McLaren, the works team sticking with the Climax engined T51 for the season opener. There was a strong privateer Cooper contingent, with Stirling Moss and Maurice Trintignant remaining with RRC Rob Walker Racing and Harry Schell driving for Ecurie Bleue as he did in the final round the previous year. Like the works team, the customer teams all opted for the Cooper T51, with a Climax engine.

The exception to this was Scuderia Centro Sud, who powered their T51s with Maserati straight four engine. They ran with local duo Carlos Menditeguy and debutant Roberto Bonomi, the former having came close to victory at the circuit in 1956.

Scuderia Ferrari entered five front-engined D246s, for regular trio Cliff Allison, Phil Hill and Wolfgang von Trips. There was also a entry for Ferrari race winner Jose Froilan Gonzalez in his home race, and Belgian Oliver Gendebien.

One of the two brand new cars on the entry was the Lotus 18, entered by the works team for Innes Ireland. The older Lotus 16 model was entered for Ireland's teammate Alan Stacey, along with a one-off appearence for Alberto Rodriguez-Larreta at his home event. The other British team to attend was BRM, with new signing Graham Hill pairing Jo Bonnier, the latter having won the teams first victory the previous year. Both drivers drove the aging P25 as they awaited a new car.

Camoradi International entered a Porsche Behra for Masten Gregory, who had left Cooper during 1959. The second brand new car on the entry list was the Scarab F1, entered for founder Chuck Daigh, however the car was unavailable and as such he failed to compete.

The rest of the grid was filled by privately entered Maserati 250Fs. These included debutants Antonio Crues, Gino Munaron and Nasif Estefano, and an entry for the more experienced Giorgio Scarlatti. The final Maserati was for Venezuelan Ettore Chimeri, with Julio Pola entered as reserve. Other reserve drivers were Oscar Cabalen and Pedro Llano, who drove Estefano's car throughout the weekend.

Entry ListEdit

No. Driver Entreat Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 United States Masten Gregory United States Camoradi International Behra-Porsche RSK Porsche 547/6 F4 1.5 D
4 Argentina Roberto Bonomi Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper T51 Maserati 250S L4 2.5 D
6 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper T51 Maserati 250S L4 2.5 D
8 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Italy Giorgio Scarlatti (Privateer) Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
10 Argentina Oscar Cabalén Argentina Nasif Estéfano (Privateer) Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
Argentina Nasif Estéfano
Argentina Pedro Llano
12 Spain Antonio Creus Spain Antonio Creus (Privateer) Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
14 Italy Gino Munaron Italy Gino Munaron (Privateer) Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
16 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T51 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
18 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T51 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
20 United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 18 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
22 United Kingdom Alan Stacey United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 16 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
24 United Kingdom Cliff Allison 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
30 West Germany Wolfgang von Trips Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D246 Ferrari 155 V6 2.4 D
32 Argentina José Froilán González Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D246 Ferrari 155 V6 2.4 D
34 United States Harry Schell France Ecurie Bleue Cooper T51 Climax FPF L4 2.2 D
36 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Cooper T51 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
38 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Cooper T51 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
40 Sweden Jo Bonnier United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 BRM P25 L4 2.5 D
42 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 BRM P25 L4 2.5 D
44 Venezuela Ettore Chimeri Venezuela Ettore Chimeri (Privateer) Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 L6 2.5 D
Argentina Julio González-Pola
46 Argentina Alberto Rodriguez Larreta United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 16 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D

Non-ArrivalsEdit

No. Driver Entreat Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
28 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D246 Ferrari 155 V6 2.4 D
48 United States Chuck Daigh United States Reventlow Automobiles Scarab F1 Scarab Scarab L4 2.5 D

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

ReportEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 36 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax 1:36.9
2 20 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 1:38.5 +1.6
3 42 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 1:38.9 +2.0
4 40 Sweden Jo Bonnier BRM 1:38.9 +2.0
5 30 West Germany Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari 1:39.3 +2.4
6 26 United States Phil Hill Ferrari 1:39.5 +2.6
7 24 United Kingdom Cliff Allison Ferrari 1:39.7 +2.8
8 38 France Maurice Trintignant Cooper-Climax 1:39.9 +3.0
9 34 United States Harry Schell Cooper-Climax 1:40.3 +3.4
10 18 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 1:40.6 +3.7
11 32 Argentina José Froilán González Ferrari 1:41.0 +4.1
12 6 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Cooper-Maserati 1:41.8 +4.9
13 16 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 1:41.8 +4.9
14 22 United Kingdom Alan Stacey Lotus-Climax 1:43.6 +6.7
15 46 Argentina Alberto Rodriguez Larreta Lotus-Climax 1:45.0 +8.1
16 2 United States Masten Gregory Behra-Porsche-Porsche 1:45.5 +8.6
17 4 Argentina Roberto Bonomi Cooper-Maserati 1:46.1 +9.2
18 8 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati 1:46.1 +9.2
19 14 Italy Gino Munaron Maserati 1:49.0 +12.1
20 10 Argentina Nasif Estéfano Maserati 1:50.1 +13.2
21 44 Venezuela Ettore Chimeri Maserati 1:50.5 +13.6
22 12 Spain Antonio Creus Maserati 1:52.8 +15.9
DNS 10 Argentina Oscar Cabalén Maserati Practice only
DNS 10 Argentina Pedro Llano Maserati Practice only
DNS 44 Argentina Julio González-Pola Maserati Practice only
DNA 28 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Ferrari Did not arrive
DNA 48 United States Chuck Daigh Scarab No car

GridEdit

Pos Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver Driver
______________
______________ 1
______________ 2 Stirling Moss
______________ 3 Innes Ireland
4 Graham Hill
Jo Bonnier
______________
______________ 5
______________ 6 Wolfgang von Trips
7 Phil Hill
Cliff Allison
______________
______________ 8
______________ 9 Maurice Trintignant
______________ 10 Harry Schell
11 Jack Brabham
José Froilán González
______________
______________ 12
______________ 13 Carlos Menditeguy
14 Bruce McLaren
Alan Stacey
______________
______________ 15
______________ 16 Alberto Rodriguez Larreta
______________ 17 Masten Gregory
18 Roberto Bonomi
Giorgio Scarlatti
______________
______________ 19
______________ 20 Gino Munaron
21 Nasif Estéfano
Ettore Chimeri
______________
______________ 22
______________ 23 Antonio Creus
______________ 24
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RaceEdit

ReportEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 16 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 80 2:17:49.5 13 8
2 24 United Kingdom Cliff Allison Ferrari 80 +26.3 7 6
3 38 France Maurice Trintignant Cooper-Climax 80 +36.9 8
United Kingdom Stirling Moss
4 6 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Cooper-Maserati 80 +53.3 12 3
5 30 West Germany Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari 79 +1 lap 5 2
6 20 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 79 +1 lap 2 1
7 40 Sweden Jo Bonnier BRM 79 +1 lap 4
8 26 United States Phil Hill Ferrari 77 +3 laps 6
9 46 Argentina Alberto Rodriguez Larreta Lotus-Climax 77 +3 laps 15
10 32 Argentina José Froilán González Ferrari 77 +3 laps 11
11 4 Argentina Roberto Bonomi Cooper-Maserati 76 +4 laps 17
12 2 United States Masten Gregory Behra-Porsche-Porsche 76 +4 laps 16
13 14 Italy Gino Munaron Maserati 72 +8 laps 19
14 10 Argentina Nasif Estéfano Maserati 70 +10 laps 20
Ret 34 United States Harry Schell Cooper-Climax 63 Fuel pump 9
Ret 18 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 42 Gearbox 10
Ret 36 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax 40 Suspension 1
Ret 42 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 37 Overheating 3
Ret 22 United Kingdom Alan Stacey Lotus-Climax 24 Exhausted 14
Ret 44 Venezuela Ettore Chimeri Maserati 23 Exhausted 21
Ret 12 Spain Antonio Creus Maserati 16 Exhausted 22
Ret 8 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati 10 Overheating 18
DNS 10 Argentina Oscar Cabalén Maserati
DNS 10 Argentina Pedro Llano Maserati
DNS 44 Argentina Julio González-Pola Maserati
DNA 28 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Ferrari
DNA 48 United States Chuck Daigh Scarab

MilestonesEdit

StandingsEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 New Zealand Bruce McLaren 8
2 United Kingdom Cliff Allison 6
3 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy 3
4 West Germany Wolfgang von Trips 2
5 United Kingdom Innes Ireland 1
Intercontinental Cup for Manufacturers
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 8
2 Italy Ferrari 6
3 United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati 3
4 United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 1
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