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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.


BackgroundEdit


Entry listEdit

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 OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

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

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

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  
Source: [1]

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

ReferencesEdit

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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European Championship Races 1931193219381939
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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 246 • Ferrari 246P • JBW 59 • Lotus 16 • Lotus 18 • Maserati 250F • Porsche 718/2 • Scarab F1 • Vanwall VW11
Tyres Dunlop
Races Argentina • Monaco • Indianapolis • Netherlands • Belgium • France • Britain • Portugal • Italy • United States
Non-Championship Races Glover • International Trophy • Silver City • Lombank • Gold Cup
See also 1959 Formula One Season • 1961 Formula One Season • Category
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