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The 1960 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Buenos Aires on 7 February 1960. It was race 1 of 10 in the 1960 World Championship of Drivers and race 1 of 9 in the 1960 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. This was the last Argentine Grand Prix until 1972, and the last to be held on the No. 4 configuration of the circuit.

1960 Argentine Grand Prix
Autódromo Oscar y Juan Gálvez Circuito N° 2 (Histórico).svg
Race details
Date 7 February 1960
Location Autodromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 3.912 km (2.431 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 312.960 km (194.464 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Cooper-Climax
Time 1:36.9
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax
Time 1:38.9 on lap 37
Podium
First Cooper-Climax
Second Ferrari
Third Cooper-Climax

The race was won by Bruce McLaren, his second consecutive victory, having won his first at Sebring at the end of the 1959 season. Stirling Moss suffered a suspension failure while leading, and took over Maurice Trintignant's Cooper, but was not awarded points for third place as a result of the shared drive, a rule that had been in place since 1958.

Venezuelan driver Ettore Chimeri participated in his only grand prix. He was killed two weeks later driving a Ferrari 250 TR in Havana. He was the first driver from his country in Formula One, and the last until Johnny Cecotto in 1983. It was the only grand prix appearances for Antonio Creus, Alberto Rodriguez Larreta and Roberto Bonomi. It was also the last grand prix appearances for the driver who scored Ferrari's first World Championship race victory, José Froilán González, and experienced American driver Harry Schell, who would be killed during practice for a non-championship race at Silverstone.

Three other local drivers took part in the practice sessions for the race. The Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati (№ 10) was driven in the first practice session by Pedro Llano, as well as by eventual race driver Nasif Estéfano and Rodriguez Larreta. In the second practice session, Julio Pola shared Chimeri's № 44 Maserati. Also, Oscar Cabalén shared Estéfano's car in the qualifying session as a reserve driver.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 16   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 80 2:17:49.5 13 8
2 24   Cliff Allison Ferrari 80 + 26.3 7 6
3 38   Maurice Trintignant
  Stirling Moss[1]
Cooper-Climax 80 + 36.9 8 01
4 6   Carlos Menditeguy Cooper-Maserati 80 + 53.3 12 3
5 30   Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari 79 + 1 Lap 5 2
6 20   Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 79 + 1 Lap 2 1
7 40   Jo Bonnier BRM 79 + 1 Lap 4  
8 26   Phil Hill Ferrari 77 + 3 Laps 6  
9 46   Alberto Rodriguez Larreta Lotus-Climax 77 + 3 Laps 15  
10 32   José Froilán González Ferrari 77 + 3 Laps 11  
11 4   Roberto Bonomi Cooper-Maserati 76 + 4 Laps 17  
12 2   Masten Gregory Behra-Porsche-Porsche 76 + 4 Laps 16  
13 14   Gino Munaron Maserati 72 + 8 Laps 19  
14 10   Nasif Estéfano Maserati 70 + 10 Laps 20  
Ret 34   Harry Schell Cooper-Climax 63 Fuel pump 9  
Ret 18   Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 42 Gearbox 10  
Ret 36   Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax 40 Suspension 1  
Ret 42   Graham Hill BRM 37 Overheating 3  
Ret 22   Alan Stacey Lotus-Climax 24 Physical 14  
Ret 44   Ettore Chimeri Maserati 23 Physical 21  
Ret 12   Antonio Creus Maserati 16 Physical 22  
Ret 8   Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati 11 Overheating 18  
DNS 10   Oscar Cabalén Maserati
DNS 10   Pedro Llano Maserati
DNS 44   Julio Pola Maserati
Source:[2]
Notes
  • ^1 – Trintignant and Moss received no points for the shared drive

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lang, Mike (1981). Grand Prix! Vol 1. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 163. ISBN 0-85429-276-4.
  2. ^ "1960 Argentine Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Argentina 1960 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 6 March 2019.


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