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1959 ACF GP
1958 British GP

1959 British GP

1959 German GP
1960 British GP
 XII  RAC British Grand Prix


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSaturday 18 July 1959
Start time12:00
EventBritish GP
CircuitAintree
Event FormatRace of 75 laps
Race8 of 14
Championship race80
Circuit
Laps75
Circuit Perimeter4828 m
Race Distance4828 × 75 = 362.100 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries30
Qualifiers24
Finishers13
Championship Debutants
Bill Moss (Driver),
Chris Bristow (Driver),
David Piper (Driver),
Dennis Taylor (Driver),
Henry Taylor (Driver),
Keith Greene (Driver),
Mike Parkes (Driver),
Mike Taylor (Driver),
Peter Ashdown (Driver),
Tim Parnell (Driver),
Trevor Taylor (Driver),
Fry (Car Manufacturer),
   JBW (Car Manufacturer),
Borgward (Engine Manufacturer),
Fry F2 (Car Model),
JBW Type 1 (Car Model),
Vanwall 59 (Car Model),
Ace Garage - Rotherham (Entrant),
Alan Brown Equipe (Entrant),
David Fry (Entrant),
Dennis Taylor (Entrant),
Dorchester Service Station (Entrant),
R.H.H. Parnell (Entrant),
United Racing Stable (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 12 - 75th Race Entry (Car Number)
BRM - 50th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
BRM - 50th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Bruce McLaren - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Climax - 100th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Cooper Car Co - 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
Jack Brabham - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
Owen Racing Organisation - 50th Race Entry (Entrant)
Team Lotus - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most 5th Place Finishes Maurice Trintignant (7),
2. Most 13th Place FinishesCooper (5),
3. Most Consecutive 11th Place FinishesCooper (2)
Records Extended 1. Most RetirementsMaserati (204),
2. Most Race EntriesMaserati (398),
3. Most Race Entries Maurice Trintignant (55),
4. Most 20th Place QualificationsMaserati (17)

Championships
1  Jack Brabham 27 
2  Tony Brooks 14 
3  Phil Hill 9 
4  Stirling Moss 8.5 
up
5  Bruce McLaren 8.5 
up
6  Rodger Ward 8 
down
  Jo Bonnier 8 
down
8  Jim Rathmann 6 
down
9  Maurice Trintignant 6 
down
10  Johnny Thomson 5 
down
11  Masten Gregory 4 
down
12  Tony Bettenhausen 3 
down
  Harry Schell 3 
up
  Innes Ireland 3 
down
  Olivier Gendebien 3 
down
16  Jean Behra 2 
down
  Paul Goldsmith 2 
down
1 Cooper / Climax 26 
2 Ferrari / Ferrari 16 
3 BRM / BRM 14 
4 Lotus / Climax 3 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 12Car 12Car 16
EntrantCooper Car CoCooper Car CoCooper Car Co
Driver Jack Brabham Jack Brabham Stirling Moss
CarCooper T51Cooper T51Cooper T51
EngineClimax 2.5 L4Climax 2.5 L4Climax 2.5 L4
Time2:30'11.61'58.01'57.0
Speed144.654 km/h147.295 km/h148.554 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led