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1959 German GP
1958 Portuguese GP

1959 Portuguese GP

1959 Italian GP
1960 Portuguese GP
 VIII  Grande Premio de Portugal


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

Details
DateSunday 23 August 1959
Start time14:00
EventPortuguese GP
CircuitMonsanto
Event FormatRace of 62 laps
Race10 of 14
Championship race82
Circuit
Laps62
Circuit Perimeter5440 m
Race Distance5440 × 62 = 337.280 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerLeft
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherHot, Dry
Participants
Entries16
Qualifiers16
Finishers10
Championship Debutants
Mário Araújo Cabral (Driver),    Monsanto (5425 m) (Circuit Layout)
MilestonesCar 2 - 75th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 9 - 20th Race Entry (Car Number)
Dunlop - 10th Fastest Lap (Tyre Manufacturer)
Jo Bonnier - 20th Race Entry (Driver)
R.R.C. Walker Racing Team - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Highest 8th Place Finish RatioAston Martin (16.67%),
2. Most 6th Place Finishes in a SeasonRoy Salvadori (3),
3. Most 8th Fastest LapsBRM (3),
4. Most 8th Fastest LapsRon Flockhart (2),
5. Most 10th Fastest LapsTony Brooks (2),
6. Most 8th Fastest Laps in a SeasonBRM (3),
7. Most 8th Fastest Laps in a SeasonRon Flockhart (2),
8. Most 10th Fastest Laps in a SeasonTony Brooks (2),
9. Most 11th Fastest Laps in a SeasonGraham Hill (2),
10. Most 2nd Place Qualifications, Finishes and Fastest LapsCooper (1),
11. Most 9th Place QualificationsHarry Schell (6)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (28),
2. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (161),
3. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (115),
4. Most 3rd Place FinishesFerrari (34),
5. Most 2nd Fastest LapsCooper (3),
6. Most 2nd Fastest Laps in a SeasonCooper (3),
7. Most Race EntriesMaurice Trintignant (57),
8. Most 6th Place QualificationsFerrari (28)

Championships
1 Jack Brabham 27 
same
2 Tony Brooks 23 
same
3 Stirling Moss 17.5 
up
4 Phil Hill 13 
down
5 Maurice Trintignant 12 
same
6 Jo Bonnier 10 
down
7 Masten Gregory 10 
up
 Dan Gurney 10 
up
9 Bruce McLaren 8.5 
down
10 Rodger Ward 8 
down
11 Jim Rathmann 6 
down
12 Johnny Thomson 5 
down
13 Harry Schell 5 
same
14 Olivier Gendebien 3 
down
 Innes Ireland 3 
down
 Tony Bettenhausen 3 
down
17 Jean Behra 2 
same
 Paul Goldsmith 2 
same
1 Cooper / Climax 34 
same
2 Ferrari / Ferrari 28 
same
3 BRM / BRM 18 
same
4 Lotus / Climax 3 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 4Car 4Car 4
EntrantR.R.C. Walker Racing TeamR.R.C. Walker Racing TeamR.R.C. Walker Racing Team
DriverStirling MossStirling MossStirling Moss
CarCooper T51Cooper T51Cooper T51
EngineClimax 2.5 L4Climax 2.5 L4Climax 2.5 L4
Time2:11'55.412'02.92'05.07
Speed153.398 km/h159.349 km/h156.584 km/h


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