The 1960 French Grand Prix was the sixth race of the 1960 Formula One Season, held on July 3. The race was won by Jack Brabham in a Cooper-Climax, after a battle with Ferrari driver Phil Hill ended when Hill suffered a transmission failure. Second and third places went to Olivier Gendebien and Bruce McLaren, also in Coopers.

Background[edit | edit source]


Entry list[edit | edit source]

The full entry list for the 1960 French Grand Prix is outlined below:

No. Driver Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Model Tyre
2 United States Phil Hill Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D246 Ferrari 155 V6 2.4 D
4 West Germany Wolfgang von Trips Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D246 Ferrari 155 V6 2.4 D
6 Belgium Willy Mairesse Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari D246 Ferrari 155 V6 2.4 D
8 Sweden Jo Bonnier United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P48 BRM P25 L4 2.5 D
10 United States Dan Gurney United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P48 BRM P25 L4 2.5 D
12 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P48 BRM P25 L4 2.5 D
14 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW11 Vanwall 254 L4 2.5 D
16 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T53 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
18 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper T53 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 Ron Flockhart United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 18 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
24 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 18 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
26 United States Chuck Daigh United States Reventlow Automobiles Inc. Scarab F1 Scarab L4 2.5 D
28 United States Richie Ginther United States Reventlow Automobiles Inc. Scarab F1 Scarab L4 2.5 D
30 Italy Gino Munaron Italy Scuderia Eugenio Castellotti Cooper T51 Castellotti L4 2.5 D
34 United Kingdom David Piper United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus 16 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
36 Belgium Lucien Bianchi United Kingdom Fred Tuck Cars Cooper T51 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
38 France Maurice Trintignant Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper T51 Maserati 250S L4 2.5 D
40 United States Masten Gregory Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper T51 Maserati 250S L4 2.5 D
42 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper T51 Maserati 250S L4 2.5 D
44 Belgium Olivier Gendebien United Kingdom Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper T51 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D
46 United Kingdom Henry Taylor United Kingdom Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper T51 Climax FPF L4 2.5 D

Practice Overview[edit | edit source]

Qualifying[edit | edit source]

Qualifying Results[edit | edit source]

The full qualifying results for the 1960 French Grand Prix are outlined below:

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 16 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:16.8
2 2 United States Phil Hill Italy Ferrari 2:18.2 + 1.4
3 12 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM 2:18.4 + 1.6
4 20 United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 2:18.5 + 1.7
5 6 Belgium Willy Mairesse Italy Ferrari 2:19.3 + 2.5
6 4 Germany Wolfgang von Trips Italy Ferrari 2:19.3 + 2.5
7 10 United States Dan Gurney United Kingdom BRM 2:19.4 + 2.6
8 22 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 2:19.5 + 2.7
9 18 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:19.6 + 2.8
10 8 Sweden Jo Bonnier United Kingdom BRM 2:19.8 + 3.0
11 44 Belgium Olivier Gendebien United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:20.1 + 3.3
12 24 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 2:20.3 + 3.5
13 46 United Kingdom Henry Taylor United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:22.8 + 6.0
14 14 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom Vanwall 2:23.3 + 6.5
15 36 Belgium Lucien Bianchi United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:23.6 + 6.8
16 48 United Kingdom Bruce Halford United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:23.6 + 6.8
17 40 United States Masten Gregory United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati 2:24.3 + 7.5
18 38 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati 2:24.7 + 7.9
19 30 Italy Gino Munaron United Kingdom Cooper-Castellotti 2:31.3 + 14.5
20 28 United States Richie Ginther United States Scarab 2:31.4 + 14.6
21 34 United Kingdom David Piper United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 2:32.0 + 15.2
22 42 United Kingdom Ian Burgess United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati 2:36.7 + 19.9
23 26 United States Chuck Daigh United States Scarab 2:46.1 + 29.3

Grid[edit | edit source]

Race[edit | edit source]

Results[edit | edit source]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 16 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 50 1:57:24.9 1 8
2 44 Belgium Olivier Gendebien United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 50 + 48.3 9 6
3 18 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 50 + 51.9 7 4
4 46 United Kingdom Henry Taylor United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 49 + 1 Lap 12 3
5 24 United Kingdom Jim Clark United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 49 + 1 Lap 10 2
6 22 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 49 + 1 Lap 14 1
7 20 United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 43 + 7 Laps 4  
8 48 United Kingdom Bruce Halford United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 40 Engine 16  
9 40 United States Masten Gregory United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati 37 + 13 Laps 17  
10 42 United Kingdom Ian Burgess United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati 36 + 14 Laps 22  
11 4 Germany Wolfgang von Trips Italy Ferrari 30 Transmission 5  
12 2 United States Phil Hill Italy Ferrari 29 Transmission 2  
Ret 8 Sweden Jo Bonnier United Kingdom BRM 22 Engine 8  
Ret 36 Belgium Lucien Bianchi United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 18 Transmission 15  
Ret 10 United States Dan Gurney United Kingdom BRM 17 Engine 6  
Ret 30 Italy Gino Munaron United Kingdom Cooper-Castellotti 16 Transmission 19  
Ret 6 Belgium Willy Mairesse Italy Ferrari 14 Transmission 11  
Ret 14 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom Vanwall 7 Vibration 13  
Ret 12 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom BRM 0 Accident 3  
Ret 38 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati 0 Accident 18  
DNS 28 United States Richie Ginther United States Scarab Engine 20  
DNS 34 United Kingdom David Piper United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Engine 21  
DNS 26 United States Chuck Daigh United States Scarab Engine 23  
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Milestones[edit | edit source]

Standings after race[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

V T E France French Grand Prix
Circuits Reims (1950–1951, 1953–1954, 1956, 1958–1961, 1963, 1966)
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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V T E 1960 Formula One Season
Constructors Aston Martin • Behra-Porsche • BRM • Cooper • Ferrari • JBW • Lotus • Maserati • Scarab • Vanwall
Engines Aston Martin • BRM • Climax • Ferrari • Maserati • Porsche • Scarab • Vanwall
Drivers Allison • Barth • de Beaufort • Bianchi • Bonnier • Bonomi • Brabham • Bristow • Brooks • Burgess • Cabianca • Cabral • Chimeri • Clark • Creus • Daigh • Drake • Drogo • Estéfano • Fairman • Flockhart • Gamble • Gendebien • Ginther • González • Gould • Greene • Gregory • Gurney • Halford • Hall • Herrmann • G. Hill • P. Hill • Ireland • Larreta • Lovely • Mairesse • McLaren • Menditeguy • Moss • Munaron • Naylor • Owen • Piper • Reventlow • Salvadori • Scarlatti • Schell • Seidel • Stacey • Surtees • H. Taylor • M. Taylor • Thiele • Trintignant • von Trips • Wilson
Cars Aston Martin DBR4 • Aston Martin DBR5 • Behra-Porsche RSK • BRM P25 • BRM P48 • Cooper T43 • Cooper T45 • Cooper T51 • Cooper T53 • Ferrari D246 • Ferrari D246P • JBW 59 • Lotus 16 • Lotus 18 • Maserati 250F • Porsche 718 • Scarab F1 • Vanwall VW 11
Tyres Dunlop
Races Argentina • Monaco • Indianapolis • Netherlands • Belgium • France • Britain • Portugal • Italy • United States
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See also 1959 Formula One Season • 1961 Formula One Season • Category
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