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1959 Dutch GP
1958 ACF GP

1959 ACF GP

1959 British GP
1960 ACF GP
 XLV  Grand Prix de l'ACF
 XIX  Grand Prix d'Europe



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

Details
DateSunday 5 July 1959
Start time14:00
EventACF GP
CircuitReims
Event FormatRace of 50 laps
Race7 of 14
Championship race79
Circuit
Laps50
Circuit Perimeter8302 m
Race Distance8302 × 50 = 415.100 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionRight
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherVery hot, Dry
Participants
Entries22
Qualifiers22
Finishers11
Championship Debutants
Asdrúbal Bayardo (Driver),
Colin Davis (Driver),
   Dan Gurney (Driver),
Fritz d'Orey (Driver)
MilestonesCar 2 - 10th Fastest Lap (Car Number)
BRM - 1st Fastest Lap (Car Manufacturer)
BRM - 1st Fastest Lap (Engine Manufacturer)
British Racing Partnership - 1st Fastest Lap (Entrant)
Dunlop - 10th Win (Tyre Manufacturer)
Dunlop - 50th Race Entry (Tyre Manufacturer)
Giorgio Scarlatti - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Jack Brabham - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
Lotus - 25th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Ron Flockhart - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Scuderia Ferrari - 250th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most RetirementsJean Behra (31),
2. Highest Disqualification RatioBRM (2.13%)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (24),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (157),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (111),
4. Most Race WinsFerrari (29),
5. Most 2nd Place FinishesFerrari (50),
6. Most 4th Place FinishesFerrari (26),
7. Most 7th Place FinishesHarry Schell (6),
8. Most 8th Place FinishesMaserati (17),
9. Most 9th Place FinishesMaserati (17),
10. Most 10th Place FinishesMaserati (13),
11. Most Consecutive Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (13),
12. Most Races LedFerrari (67),
13. Most Laps LedFerrari (1823),
14. Most Race EntriesMaserati (397),
15. Most Race EntriesMaurice Trintignant (54),
16. Most PolesFerrari (30),
17. Most 3rd Place QualificationsFerrari (30),
18. Most 5th Place QualificationsFerrari (30),
19. Most 8th Place QualificationsMaurice Trintignant (9),
20. Most 18th Place QualificationsMaserati (16),
21. Most 20th Place QualificationsMaserati (16),
22. Most 21st Place QualificationsMaserati (13)

Championships
1 Jack Brabham 19 
same
2 Tony Brooks 14 
up
3 Phil Hill 9 
up
4 Jo Bonnier 8 
down
 Rodger Ward 8 
down
6 Jim Rathmann 6 
down
7 Johnny Thomson 5 
down
8 Masten Gregory 4 
down
9 Maurice Trintignant 4 
down
10 Bruce McLaren 4 
up
11 Olivier Gendebien 3 
up
 Innes Ireland 3 
down
 Tony Bettenhausen 3 
down
14 Jean Behra 2 
down
 Paul Goldsmith 2 
down
16 Stirling Moss 2 
down
1 Cooper / Climax 18 
same
2 Ferrari / Ferrari 16 
up
3 BRM / BRM 8 
down
4 Lotus / Climax 3 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 24Car 24Car 2
EntrantScuderia FerrariScuderia FerrariBritish Racing Partnership
DriverTony BrooksTony BrooksStirling Moss
CarFerrari 256Ferrari 256BRM P25
EngineFerrari 2.4 V6Ferrari 2.4 V6BRM 2.5 L4
Time2:01'26.52'19.42'22.8
Speed205.086 km/h214.399 km/h209.294 km/h


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