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1959 Season
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1959 Silver City Trophy
1959 Italian GP

1959 United States GP

1960 South African GP
1960 Argentine GP
1960 United States GP
 II  United States Grand Prix

Event Overview • Entry List
Qualifying Qualification
Race Starting GridClassificationFastest LapsLaps Led

Details
DateSaturday 12 December 1959
Start time14:00
Event United States GP
Circuit Sebring
Event FormatRace of 42 laps
ChampionshipWorld Championship
Race number#9 of 9 in 1959
#84 (of all time)
Circuit
Laps42
Circuit Perimeter8369 m
Race Distance8369 × 42 = 351.498 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries19
Qualifiers19
Finishers7
Debutants
Bob Said (Driver),
George Constantine (Driver),
Harry Blanchard (Driver),
Phil Cade (Driver),
Tec-Mec (Car Manufacturer),
Connaught C (Car Model),
Kurtis Kraft Midget (Car Model),
Tec-Mec F415 (Car Model),
   Blanchard Automobile Co (Entrant),
Camoradi USA (Entrant),
Connaught Cars-Paul Emery (Entrant),
Phil Cade (Entrant),
Taylor-Crawley Racing Team (Entrant),
United States GP (Event),
Sebring (Circuit)
Milestones Maurice Trintignant – 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
 Bruce McLaren – 1st Win (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most 6th Place Finishes Ferrari (23),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores in a Season Cooper (19)
Records Extended 1. Most Drivers' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (165),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores Ferrari (32),
3. Most Retirements Maserati (205),
4. Most Podium Finishes Ferrari (117),
5. Most 3rd Place Finishes Ferrari (35),
6. Most Race Entries Maserati (400),
7. Most Race Entries Maurice Trintignant (59),
8. Most 4th Place Qualifications Ferrari (28),
9. Most 6th Place Qualifications Ferrari (30),
10. Most 18th Place Qualifications Maserati (17)

World Championship standings
1  Jack Brabham 31 
2  Tony Brooks 27 up
3  Stirling Moss 25.5 up
4  Phil Hill 20 
5  Maurice Trintignant 19 up
6  Bruce McLaren 16.5 up
7  Dan Gurney 13 up
8  Jo Bonnier 10 up
9  Masten Gregory 10 up
10  Rodger Ward 8 
11  Jim Rathmann 6 
12  Johnny Thomson 5 
13  Harry Schell 5 
  Innes Ireland 5 up
15  Olivier Gendebien 3 up
  Tony Bettenhausen 3 up
17  Cliff Allison 2 
  Paul Goldsmith 2 
  Jean Behra 2 
1  Cooper / Climax 40 
2  Ferrari / Ferrari 32 
3  BRM / BRM 18 
4  Lotus / Climax 5 

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 9Car 7Car 6
EntrantCooper Car CoR.R.C. Walker Racing TeamR.R.C. Walker Racing Team
Driver Bruce McLaren Stirling Moss Maurice Trintignant
Car Cooper T51 Cooper T51 Cooper T51
EngineClimax 2.5 L4Climax 2.5 L4Climax 2.5 L4
Time2:12'35.73'00.03'05.0
Speed159.055 km/h167.380 km/h162.856 km/h