Open main menu

Coordinates: 43°44′4.74″N 7°25′16.8″E / 43.7346500°N 7.421333°E / 43.7346500; 7.421333

The 1959 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Circuit de Monaco on 10 May 1959. It was race 1 of 9 in the 1959 World Championship of Drivers and race 1 of 8 in the 1959 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. It was also the 17th Monaco Grand Prix. The race was held over 100 laps of the three kilometre circuit for a race distance of 315 kilometres.

1959 Monaco Grand Prix
Circuit de Monaco 1950.png
Race details
Date 10 May 1959
Official name XVII Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco
Location Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Course Street Circuit
Course length 3.145 km (1.954 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 314.500 km (195.400 mi)
Weather Hot, clear
Pole position
Driver Cooper-Climax
Time 1:39.6
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax
Time 1:40.4
Podium
First Cooper-Climax
Second Ferrari
Third Cooper-Climax

The race was won by Australian racer Jack Brabham driving a Cooper T51 for the factory Cooper Car Company team. It was the first win for Brabham, a future three-time world champion. It was the first World Championship Grand Prix victory by an Australian driver. It was also the first win for the factory Cooper team. Coopers had won races previously in the hands of Rob Walker Racing Team. Brabham finished 20 seconds ahead of British driver Tony Brooks driving a Ferrari 246. A lap down in third was the Cooper T51 of French driver and 1958 Monaco Grand Prix winner Maurice Trintignant of the Rob Walker Racing Team.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 24   Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 100 2:55:51.3 3 91
2 50   Tony Brooks Ferrari 100 + 20.4 4 6
3 32   Maurice Trintignant Cooper-Climax 98 + 2 Laps 6 4
4 48   Phil Hill Ferrari 97 + 3 Laps 5 3
5 22   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 96 + 4 Laps 13 2
6 38   Roy Salvadori Cooper-Maserati 83 + 17 Laps 8  
Ret 30   Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax 81 Transmission 1  
Ret 20   Ron Flockhart BRM 64 Spun off 10  
Ret 16   Harry Schell BRM 48 Accident 9  
Ret 18   Jo Bonnier BRM 44 Brakes 7  
Ret 46   Jean Behra Ferrari 24 Engine 2  
Ret 40   Graham Hill Lotus-Climax 21 Fire 14  
Ret 26   Masten Gregory Cooper-Climax 6 Gearbox 11  
Ret 6   Wolfgang von Trips Porsche 1 Collision 12  
Ret 52   Cliff Allison Ferrari 1 Collision 15  
Ret 44   Bruce Halford Lotus-Climax 1 Collision 16  
DNQ 34   Ivor Bueb Cooper-Climax    
DNQ 54   Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati    
DNQ 12   Alain de Changy Cooper-Climax    
DNQ 10   Lucien Bianchi Cooper-Climax    
DNQ 4   Maria Teresa de Filippis Porsche    
DNQ 42   Pete Lovely Lotus-Climax    
DNQ 14   Jean Lucienbonnet Cooper-Climax    
DNQ 56   André Testut Maserati        
Source:[1]
Notes
  • ^1 – Includes 1 point for fastest lap

Championship standings after the raceEdit

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1959 Monaco Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 18 February 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Monaco 1959 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 19 March 2019.


Previous race:
1958 Moroccan Grand Prix
FIA Formula One World Championship
1959 season
Next race:
1959 Indianapolis 500
Previous race:
1958 Monaco Grand Prix
Monaco Grand Prix Next race:
1960 Monaco Grand Prix