1959 Formula One season

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The 1959 Formula One season was the 9th of the championship. The champion was Jack Brabham in a close battle.

Season review[change | edit source]

Rnd Race Date Location Winning driver Constructor Report
1 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix May 10 Monaco Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax Report
2 United States Indianapolis 500 May 30 Indianapolis United States Rodger Ward United States Watson-Offenhauser Report
3 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix May 31 Zandvoort Sweden Joakim Bonnier United Kingdom BRM Report
4 France French Grand Prix July 5 Reims United Kingdom Tony Brooks Italy Ferrari Report
5 United Kingdom British Grand Prix July 18 Aintree Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax Report
6 Germany German Grand Prix August 2 AVUS United Kingdom Tony Brooks Italy Ferrari Report
7 Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix August 23 Monsanto Park United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Cooper-Climax Report
8 Italy Italian Grand Prix September 13 Monza United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Cooper-Climax Report
9 United States United States Grand Prix December 12 Sebring New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper-Climax Report


1959 Drivers Championship final standings[change | edit source]

Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
500
United States
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
Pts.[1]
1 Australia Jack Brabham 1* 2 3 1 Ret Ret 3 4 31 (34)
2 United Kingdom Tony Brooks 2 Ret 1 Ret 1* 9 Ret 3 27
3 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Ret Ret* DSQ* 2* Ret 1* 1 Ret 25.5
4 United States Phil Hill 4 6 2 3 Ret 2* Ret 20
5 France Maurice Trintignant 3 8 11 5 4 4 9 2* 19
6 New Zealand Bruce McLaren 5 5 3 Ret Ret Ret 1 16.5
7 United States Dan Gurney Ret 2 3 4 13
8 Sweden Joakim Bonnier Ret 1 Ret Ret 5 Ret 8 10
9 United States Masten Gregory Ret 3 Ret 7 Ret 2 10
10 United States Rodger Ward 1 Ret 8
11 United States Jim Rathmann 2 6
12 United States Johnny Thomson 3* 5
13 United States Harry Schell Ret Ret 7 4 7 5 7 Ret 5
14 United Kingdom Innes Ireland 4 Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 5
15 Belgium Olivier Gendebien 4 6 3
16 United States Tony Bettenhausen 4 3
17 United Kingdom Cliff Allison Ret 9 Ret 5 Ret 2
18 France Jean Behra Ret 5 Ret 2
19 United States Paul Goldsmith 5 2
20 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori 6 Ret Ret 6 6 Ret Ret 0
21 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart Ret 6 Ret 7 13 0
22 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Ret Ret 6 14 0
23 Germany Wolfgang von Trips Ret 6 0
24 United States Johnny Boyd 6 0
25 United Kingdom Graham Hill Ret 7 Ret 9 Ret Ret Ret 0
26 United States Duane Carter 7 0
27 United States Harry Blanchard 7 0
28 United States Carroll Shelby Ret Ret 8 10 0
29 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti DNQ 8 12 0
30 United Kingdom Alan Stacey 8 Ret 0
31 United States Eddie Johnson 8 0
32 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort 10 9 0
33 United States Paul Russo 9 0
34 Brazil Fritz d'Orey 10 Ret Ret 0
35 United States A. J. Foyt 10 0
36 United Kingdom Chris Bristow 10 0
37 Portugal Mario de Araujo Cabral 10 0
38 United Kingdom Colin Davis Ret 11 0
39 United States Gene Hartley 11 0
40 United Kingdom Henry Taylor 11 0
41 United States Bob Veith 12 0
42 United Kingdom Peter Ashdown 12 0
43 United States Al Herman 13 0
44 United Kingdom Ivor Bueb DNQ 13 0
45 United States Jimmy Daywalt 14 0
46 United States Chuck Arnold 15 0
47 Italy Giulio Cabianca 15 0
48 United States Jim McWithey 16 0
Germany Hans Herrmann Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Jack Fairman Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Bruce Halford Ret 0
United States Eddie Sachs Ret 0
United States Al Keller Ret 0
United States Dick Rathmann Ret 0
United States Bill Cheesbourg Ret 0
United States Don Freeland Ret 0
United States Ray Crawford Ret 0
United States Don Branson Ret 0
United States Bob Christie Ret 0
United States Bobby Grim Ret 0
United States Jack Turner Ret 0
United States Jud Larson Ret 0
United States Jimmy Bryan Ret 0
United States Red Amick Ret 0
United States Len Sutton Ret 0
United States Pat Flaherty Ret 0
United States Mike Magill Ret 0
United States Chuck Weyant Ret 0
United Kingdom Brian Naylor Ret 0
United Kingdom David Piper Ret 0
United Kingdom Mike Taylor Ret 0
Argentina Alessandro de Tomaso Ret 0
United States George Constantine Ret 0
United States Bob Said Ret 0
Belgium Alain de Changy DNQ 0
Belgium Lucien Bianchi DNQ 0
Italy Maria Teresa de Filippis DNQ 0
United States Pete Lovely DNQ 0
France Jean Lucienbonnet DNQ 0
Monaco Andre Testut DNQ 0
United Kingdom Bill Moss DNQ 0
United Kingdom Keith Greene DNQ 0
United Kingdom Mike Parkes DNQ 0
United Kingdom Trevor Taylor DNQ 0
United Kingdom Dennis Taylor DNQ 0
United Kingdom Tim Parnell DNQ 0
Uruguay Azdrubal Fontes DNS 0
United States Phil Cade DNS 0
Pos. Driver MON
Monaco
500
United States
NED
Netherlands
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
GER
Germany
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(starting in 2003)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)

References[change | edit source]

  1. Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.