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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


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

Details
DateSaturday 12 December 1959
Start time14:00
EventUnited States GP
CircuitSebring
Event FormatRace of 42 laps
Race14 of 14
Championship race84
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
Championship 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),
Sebring (8368.6 m) (Circuit Layout)
MilestonesCar 1 - 25th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 10 - 75th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 16 - 75th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 5 - 25th Race Entry (Car Number)
Car 6 - 75th Race Entry (Car Number)
Bruce McLaren - 1st Win (Driver)
Jack Brabham - 25th Race Entry (Driver)
Maurice Trintignant - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Porsche - 10th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
Rodger Ward - 10th Race Entry (Driver)
Records Broken 1. Most 6th Place FinishesFerrari (23),
2. Most Constructors' Championship Points Scores in a SeasonCooper (19)
Records Extended 1. Most Constructors' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (32),
2. Most RetirementsMaserati (205),
3. Most Drivers' Championship Points ScoresFerrari (165),
4. Most Podium FinishesFerrari (117),
5. Most 3rd Place FinishesFerrari (35),
6. Most Race EntriesMaserati (400),
7. Most Race EntriesMaurice Trintignant (59),
8. Most 4th Place QualificationsFerrari (28),
9. Most 6th Place QualificationsFerrari (30),
10. Most 18th Place QualificationsMaserati (17)

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

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 9Car 7Car 6
EntrantCooper Car CoR.R.C. Walker Racing TeamR.R.C. Walker Racing Team
DriverBruce McLarenStirling MossMaurice Trintignant
CarCooper T51Cooper T51Cooper 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


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