1960 Formula One season

The 1960 Formula One season was the 14th season of the FIA's Formula One motor racing. It featured the 11th FIA World Championship of Drivers,[1] the third International Cup for F1 Manufacturers[2] and numerous non-championship Formula One races. The World Championship commenced on 7 February and ended on 20 November after ten races.

Jack Brabham won his second consecutive drivers title, and Cooper secured its second consecutive manufacturers' award.

Australian Jack Brabham (pictured in 1966) won the second of his three Drivers' Championships, driving a Cooper-Climax

Season summary edit

The last year of the 2.5 litre formula produced repeat victories for Jack Brabham and Cooper and saw Lotus, Porsche, and BRM campaigning rear-engined cars. Lance Reventlow's Scarabs, like the Aston Martins, were front-engined and outclassed. Stirling Moss' Rob Walker Lotus gave Colin Chapman his first Grand Prix win at Monaco and followed it with a victory in the USA. All other Grands Prix went to Cooper, except for the Italian, which was boycotted by the British constructors since the Italians were using Monza's banked circuit.

The points-scoring system was changed, with the point for the fastest lap being dropped and a point given for sixth place. The best six scores counted towards the championship increased from five from the previous season.

It was the last World Championship to include the Indianapolis 500 and the last season, which saw a victory for a front-engined car in a World Championship race.

Three drivers died in this season of Grand Prix racing. American Harry Schell in a non-championship race at Silverstone, and Britons Chris Bristow & Alan Stacey, both killed at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. Stirling Moss was severely injured in a practice accident at this event and did not compete for most of the season.

Teams and drivers edit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1960 FIA World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
  Camoradi International Behra-Porsche-Porsche RSK Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4 D   Masten Gregory 1
  Fred Gamble 9
  Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati T51 Maserati 250S 2.5 L4 D   Roberto Bonomi 1
  Carlos Menditeguy 1
  Masten Gregory 2, 4, 6–8
  Ian Burgess 2, 6–7, 10
  Maurice Trintignant 2, 4, 6, 10
  Mário de Araújo Cabral 8
  Alfonso Thiele 9
  Wolfgang von Trips 10
  Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D   Giorgio Scarlatti 1
  Nasif Estéfano Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D   Nasif Estéfano 1
  Antonio Creus Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D   Antonio Creus 1
  Gino Munaron Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D   Gino Munaron 1
  Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T51
Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D   Bruce McLaren 1–2, 4–8, 10
  Jack Brabham 1–2, 4–8, 10
  Chuck Daigh 7
  Ron Flockhart 10
  Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 18
Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D   Innes Ireland 1–2, 4–8, 10
  Alan Stacey 1–2, 4–5
  Alberto Rodriguez Larreta 1
  John Surtees 2, 7–8, 10
  Jim Clark 4–8, 10
  Ron Flockhart 6
  Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 246 Ferrari 155 2.4 V6 D   Cliff Allison 1–2
  Phil Hill 1–2, 4–9
  Wolfgang von Trips 1–2, 4–8
  José Froilán González 1
  Richie Ginther 4, 9
  Willy Mairesse 5–6, 9
246 P Ferrari 171 2.4 V6   Richie Ginther 2
Ferrari 1.5 V6   Wolfgang von Trips 9
  Ecurie Bleue Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 2.2 L4 D   Harry Schell 1
  R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax 18 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D   Stirling Moss 2, 4–5, 8, 10
Cooper-Climax T51 1
  Maurice Trintignant 1
  Lance Reventlow 7
  Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25
BRM P25 2.5 L4 D   Jo Bonnier 1–2, 4–8, 10
  Graham Hill 1–2, 4–8, 10
  Dan Gurney 2, 4–8, 10
  Ettore Chimeri Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D   Ettore Chimeri 1
  Fred Tuck Cars Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D   Bruce Halford 2
  Lucien Bianchi 6–7
  High Efficiency Motors
  C.T. Atkins
Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D   Roy Salvadori 2, 10
  Jack Fairman 7
  Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D   Chris Bristow 2, 4–5
  Tony Brooks 2, 4–5, 7–8, 10
  Henry Taylor 4, 6–8, 10
  Olivier Gendebien 5–8, 10
  Bruce Halford 6
  Phil Hill 10
  J.B. Naylor JBW-Maserati 59 Maserati 250S 2.5 L4 D   Brian Naylor 2, 7, 9–10
  Scuderia Eugenio Castellotti Cooper-Castellotti T51 Castellotti 2.5 L4 D   Gino Munaron 2, 6–7, 9
  Giorgio Scarlatti 2, 9
  Giulio Cabianca 9
  Reventlow Automobiles Inc. Scarab F1 Scarab 2.5 L4 D   Chuck Daigh 2, 4–6, 10
  Lance Reventlow 2, 4–5
  Richie Ginther 6
  David Brown Corporation Aston Martin DBR4
Aston Martin RB6 2.5 L6 D   Roy Salvadori 4, 7
  Maurice Trintignant 7
  Ecurie Maarsbergen Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Carel Godin de Beaufort 4
  Taylor-Crawley Racing Team Lotus-Climax 18 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D   Mike Taylor 5
  Equipe Nationale Belge Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D   Lucien Bianchi 5
  Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 11 Vanwall 254 2.5 L4 D   Tony Brooks 6
  Robert Bodle Ltd Lotus-Climax 16 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D   David Piper 6–7
  Gilby Engineering Cooper-Maserati T45 Maserati 250S 2.5 L4 D   Keith Greene 7
  Arthur Owen Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 2.2 L4 D   Arthur Owen 9
  Wolfgang Seidel Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Wolfgang Seidel 9
  Scuderia Colonia Cooper-Climax T43 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Piero Drogo 9
  H.H. Gould Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D   Horace Gould 9
  Dr Ing F. Porsche KG
  Porsche System Engineering
Porsche 718/2 Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4 D   Edgar Barth 9
  Hans Herrmann 9
  Equipe Prideaux/Dick Gibson Cooper-Climax T43 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D   Vic Wilson 9
  Joe Lubin Maserati 250F Maserati 250S 2.5 L4 D   Bob Drake 10
  Jim Hall Lotus-Climax 18 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D   Jim Hall 10
  Fred Armbruster Cooper-Ferrari T51 Ferrari 107 2.5 L4 D   Pete Lovely 10
  • Note: The above table does not include drivers who only contested the World Championship race at Indianapolis and does not include teams that only contested that race.

Calendar edit

Round Grand Prix Circuit Date
1   Argentine Grand Prix Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez, Buenos Aires 7 February
2   Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo 29 May
3   Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway 30 May[a]
4   Dutch Grand Prix Circuit Zandvoort, Zandvoort 6 June
5   Belgian Grand Prix Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot 19 June
6   French Grand Prix Reims-Gueux, Gueux 3 July
7   British Grand Prix Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone 16 July
8   Portuguese Grand Prix Circuito da Boavista, Porto 14 August
9   Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale di Monza, Monza 4 September
10   United States Grand Prix Riverside International Raceway, Moreno Valley 20 November

Calendar changes edit

The Argentine Grand Prix returned to the calendar for 1960; the 1959 race was cancelled because of heroes such as Juan Manuel Fangio and Jose Froilan Gonzalez having retired, plus there was no local interest in the race.

The Belgian Grand Prix returned to the calendar for 1960; the 1959 race was cancelled because of a dispute over start money.

The British Grand Prix was moved from Aintree to Silverstone, in keeping with the event-sharing arrangement between the two circuits.

The Portuguese Grand Prix was moved from Circuito de Monsanto to Circuito da Boavista in keeping with the event-sharing arrangement between the two circuits.

The United States Grand Prix was moved from Sebring International Raceway to Riverside International Raceway due to the promoters at Sebring barely breaking even in profits.

The German Grand Prix was supposed to be held on the AVUS circuit in Berlin but was run as a Formula Two race instead at the Nürburgring on the Südschleife layout due to safety concerns at AVUS following the 1959 German Grand Prix.[3][4][5]

The Moroccan Grand Prix was originally scheduled for 1 October but it was cancelled because of monetary reasons.[6]

Season review edit

Race 1: Argentina edit

The teams came down to Argentina from Europe in February to start the 1960 season, having competed at the last round of the 1959 championship in Sebring, Florida, in the United States only two months previously. Stirling Moss was on pole position in Buenos Aires in his Rob Walker Cooper-Climax with Team Lotus driver Innes Ireland alongside, although he had been 1.6 seconds slower in qualifying. Completing the four-person front row were the BRMs of Hill and Jo Bonnier. The Lotus team had come out with an all-new mid-engined car, the 18, and were expected to be competitive.

At the start, Ireland made a fantastic start and had a good lead at the end of the first lap over Bonnier, Graham Hill, and Phil Hill (no relation to Graham), who had started from the second row in his Ferrari Dino 246. Moss made a poor start and was eighth at the end of the first lap. On the second lap, Ireland spun, and as he was doing this, Moss was driving a blinding lap, passing the Cooper of Carlos Menditeguy, Froilan Gonzalez's Ferrari, Jack Brabham's Cooper, Phil Hill's Ferrari, and Ireland's Lotus to run third behind Graham Hill and Bonnier. Moss passed Hill on lap ten and took the lead from Bonnier five laps later. The recovering Ireland also made dramatic progress, passing Brabham and Graham Hill to run third on lap 18. Bonnier attacked Moss for the lead and retook it on lap 21, but 15 laps later, Stirling was back ahead. On lap 42. he went out with a broken suspension. Bonnier was left nearly a lap ahead of everyone. Ireland was promoted to second, but both Graham Hill and Brabham retired, so Bruce McLaren was third. With 12 laps to go, Bonnier suffered engine trouble, and Ireland went into the lead only to have his gear-linkage jam, so he too slipped back, leaving McLaren to win. Cliff Allison was second for Ferrari, while Moss took over Maurice Trintignant's car to take third.

Race 2: Monaco edit

There had been a non-championship round at the Goodwood circuit near the southern English coast, the Glover Trophy, won by Innes Ireland in a Lotus. During this time, most drivers were competing in sportscar races, such as the 12 Hours of Sebring in March; and the Targa Florio and the Nurburgring 1000km in May.

Moss took pole by a second with Jack Brabham's Cooper and Chris Bristow's BRP Cooper alongside, while Jo Bonnier shared the second row with Tony Brooks's BRP Cooper. Bonnier took the lead at the start, with Brabham second and Moss third ahead of Brooks and Bristow in the BRP Coopers. Moss took Brabham on lap 5 and then shadowed Bonnier until lap 17, when he took the lead. Further back Bristow went out with gearbox trouble. Brabham passed Bonnier on lap 20, but the Swede fought back and, on lap 27, retook the position. The pattern of the race was turned upside-down when rain came. Brabham passed Bonnier and Moss to take the lead while Brooks spun back down the order, leaving McLaren in fourth place, battling with Phil Hill. After six laps in the lead, Brabham spun into the wall at Sainte Dévote, and Moss was back in the lead but had to pit to replace a plug-lead, so Bonnier was back ahead until Moss caught him. Bonnier went out with a broken suspension soon after, and G Hill crashed. This meant that McLaren finished second, with Phil Hill third and Brooks the only other survivor. Moss went on to win his 2nd Monaco Grand Prix from McLaren and Phil Hill.

Race 3: Indianapolis 500 edit

The Indy 500, on the World Championship calendar for the final time in 1960, was the only race not run to FIA regulations. Jim Rathmann won this race, which took place on a holiday-day Monday, in an Offenhauser-powered Watson chassis after a thrilling battle for the lead with Rodger Ward.

Race 4: Netherlands edit

Although there were disputes over prize money and several teams withdrew after qualifying, there was still a decent field for the race with Stirling Moss on pole position in his Walker Lotus-Climax. Jack Brabham was alongside in his Cooper-Climax, and Innes Ireland was on the outside of the front row in his factory Lotus 18. The BRMs of Jo Bonnier and Graham Hill shared the second row. Brabham made the best start and led Moss and Ireland with Team Lotus's Alan Stacey up from the third row on the grid and Phil Hill sixth in his Ferrari from the fourth row. Stacey passed Ireland on the second lap, but Innes soon took back the place while Bruce McLaren moved ahead of Phil Hill in his Cooper. He would retire early with a driveshaft problem. Dan Gurney moved into fifth in his BRM, but he crashed at the hairpin after a brake failure. A spectator in a prohibited area was killed. Jim Clark had made rapid progress in the early laps and took Gurney's fifth place behind his Lotus teammates Ireland and Stacey. On lap 17, Brabham's car threw up part of a curb, which hit Moss's car and caused a puncture and damage to the wheel hub. Moss had to pit for repairs. He drove a storming comeback. Up front, the order remained static until Graham Hill passed Clark, who retired soon afterwards with gearbox failure. Stacey would disappear with a similar problem, leaving Hill to finish third, just ahead of the charging Moss. The Ferraris of Phil Hill and Ritchie Ginther were fifth and sixth but were a lap behind the leaders.

Race 5: Belgium edit

The Belgian Grand Prix of 1960 was one of the most disastrous races in Formula 1 history, with the weekend claiming two drivers and two others suffering serious injuries in practice. This race, which took place at the second-fastest and perhaps the most dangerous circuit of the year, the Spa-Francorchamps circuit in the southern part of Belgium, saw two significant accidents on Friday, with Moss suffering an axle failure at the super-fast Burnenville corner and being thrown from the car in the ensuing crash. He broke both his legs. Formula 1 debutante Mike Taylor suffered a steering failure in his Lotus at the Holowell corner and crashed into trees beside the track suffering multiple injuries, which ended his career. Jack Brabham took pole position for Cooper, two and a half seconds faster than the older BRP-run Cooper of Tony Brooks, with Phil Hill's Ferrari sharing the front row. Behind them were the BRP Cooper of local hero Olivier Gendebien and Graham Hill's BRM. On race day, Brabham took the lead at the start, and he would lead from start to finish. Gendebien made an excellent start to be second but then faded, while Team Lotus's Innes Ireland moved up into second place, although he would disappear soon afterwards with clutch trouble. On lap 20, British BRP Cooper driver Chris Bristow, fighting for sixth with the Ferrari of Willy Mairesse, lost control at Malmedy and crashed. He was thrown from the car, landed in some barbed-wire fencing, and was decapitated. Within five laps, Briton Alan Stacey of Team Lotus was also dead, having been hit in the face by a bird near the Masta kink. He crashed, his car was launched off an embankment, landed in a field some 25 feet lower than the track, and burst into flames, with Stacey still in the car, where he burned to death. Brabham won the race while Bruce McLaren in the second works Cooper emerged to finish second, giving the company a 1–2 finish with Graham Hill third, but celebrations were muted. It would remain the blackest weekend in World Championship history until the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix.

Race 6: France edit

Three weeks after the disastrous Belgian Grand Prix, the World Championship contenders gathered at the super-fast straights of Reims. Stirling Moss was out of action. Tony Brooks had switched from the BRP Cooper team to try the new Vanwall VW11, while Team Lotus had hired Ron Flockhart to replace Alan Stacey. BRP had two new drivers in, Henry Taylor and Bruce Halford. In practice, both Scarabs blew their engines, so neither Lance Reventlow nor Chuck Daigh was able to race. Jack Brabham was on pole position by 1.4 seconds, with Phil Hill's Ferrari and Graham Hill's BRM sharing the front row. Behind them were Innes Ireland's factory Lotus 18 and the Ferrari of Willy Mairesse. At the start, Graham Hill was caught unprepared, and as he tried to get the BRM off the line, he was hit from behind by the Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper of Maurice Trintignant. There was also a collision between Brooks and Lucien Bianchi's outdated Cooper. The battle for the lead involved Brabham and Phil Hill, and the pair switched places lap after lap until Hill began to fade with transmission trouble. A similar problem took out third-placed Ferrari driver Wolfgang Von Trips, so Brabham was left out in front alone. Mairesse retired with a similar problem, and Ireland had to stop with a broken front suspension. Also retiring were the two surviving BRMS of Dan Gurney and Jo Bonnier disappeared with engine trouble. This left Gendebien in the BRP Cooper to take second, with Bruce McLaren third in the second factory Cooper and Taylor finishing fourth in his BRP Cooper; the company could boast a 1–2–3–4 finish. The Lotuses of Jim Clark and Flockhart finished fifth and sixth.

Race 7: Britain edit

Although there was only a fortnight between the French and British GPs, several changes occurred when the F1 circus arrived at Silverstone. The Vanwall VW11 did not re-appear: Tony Brooks went back to his BRP Cooper, and with both Scarabs having blown up at Reims, they were not present, although Chuck Daigh and Lance Reventlow shared a third factory Cooper, Daigh being faster and thus getting to race. Aston Martin showed up with DBR5s for Roy Salvadori and Maurice Trintignant. At the same time, motorcycle ace John Surtees re-appeared in a works Lotus, and there was the usual crop of British privateers, including Keith Greene in the Gilby Engineering Cooper-Maserati and Brian Naylor in his JBW-Maserati. Qualifying resulted in pole position for Jack Brabham, a second faster than Graham Hill's BRM, with Bruce McLaren's Cooper and Jo Bonnier's BRM making it a balanced front row. The start saw three cars stall: Graham Hill (his second race running) and the two BRP Coopers of Brooks and Henry Taylor. McLaren was second on the first lap but soon dropped behind Bonnier and the factory Lotus of Innes Ireland. Ireland then passed Bonnier to take second place. Graham Hill drove a storming race from the back of the field and worked his way back, passing Ireland for second after 37 laps and setting off after Brabham. To the crowd's delight, he caught him and, on lap 55, took the lead. Further back, Surtees displaced Ireland in third place. Hill had been suffering brake problems for some time, and on lap 72, he spun at Copse Corner and was out. Brabham took the lead and, five laps later, took the chequered flag with Surtees and Ireland second and third for Team Lotus.

Race 8: Portugal edit

With the German Grand Prix being cancelled after safety concerns and complaints about the general quality of the AVUS track in Berlin, there was a month between the British and Portuguese GPs. At the challenging and dangerous Boavista street circuit in Porto, Stirling Moss made his F1 comeback after being out of action since the disastrous Belgian GP in June. The only other change of note was that local hero Mario Cabral was found a drive in the second Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati. In practice, Henry Taylor crashed his BRP Cooper heavily and injured his arm, while Jim Clark smashed up his Lotus in a rare crash. Despite the accident, pole position went to Team Lotus driver John Surtees, who edged out Dan Gurney's BRM by a few hundredths of a second. Jack Brabham was third quickest in his normally-dominant works Cooper. Moss put his Walker Lotus on the second row alongside Graham Hill's BRM. Brabham took the lead at the start, but Gurney quickly found a way ahead, and then Brabham went wide at one corner and dropped to sixth place. Moss emerged second, with Surtees and Phil Hill in his Ferrari fighting with him. After ten laps, Gurney dropped back with an oil leak, so Surtees took the lead with Moss in pursuit but had to stop because of spark plug problems and dropped to the back of the field. He was later disqualified for driving against the direction of the race while trying to get going after a spin. Brabham had a lively fight with Phil Hill until the American crashed, and this became the lead on lap 36 when Surtees went off because oil had leaked onto his pedals. Bruce McLaren came through to finish second to give Cooper another 1–2 result, with Clark finishing third in his cobbled-together Lotus. Brabham's victory meant he clinched the World Championship with two races remaining. But this was to be the last Portuguese Grand Prix for 24 years – the race would not return until 1984.

Race 9: Italy edit

With the World Championship settled in favour of Jack Brabham and the Italian authorities deciding that the Italian Grand Prix would be held on the combined road and oval course at the Monza Autodrome near Milan (making it the fastest circuit of the year), all the big British teams boycotted the event, citing the fragility, extreme roughness and poor construction of the concrete banking and the field consisted of the works Ferraris, the Coopers of Scuderia Eugenio Castellotti and Scuderia Centro Sud and a few privateers. To increase the size of the field, Formula 2 cars were allowed, with Porsche turning up with a pair of 718s for Hans Herrmann and Edgar Barth.

The powerful Ferraris dominated, with Phil Hill sharing the front row with fellow American Ritchie Ginther and Willy Mairesse with a couple of Coopers on the second row. In the race, Ginther and Hill led while Mairesse was slowed by team orders to help tow a fourth Ferrari – an F2 car driven by Wolfgang Von Trips – away from the two Porsches. This allowed Giulio Cabianca to run third in his Castellotti Cooper. Mairesse eventually returned to third place while Hill passed early leader Ginther to win the race. Ferrari finished 1–2–3, but it was an irrelevant result given the competition.

Race 10: USA edit

The final World Championship event of the year took place in the United States 10 weeks after the penultimate event. Ferrari did not travel to the Riverside circuit just east of Los Angeles, California, but Phil Hill found a ride in a fourth BRP Cooper at his home circuit, and Wolfgang Von Trips found a ride in a Cooper-Maserati run by Scuderia Centro Sud. In the sunny and pleasant southern California weather, Ron Flockhart turned up in the third factory Cooper and Jim Hall made his F1 debut in a private Lotus 18 and Chuck Daigh re-appeared in one of Lance Reventlow's Scarabs. Moss, by then recovered from his early season injuries, took pole by 0.6 seconds from World Champion Jack Brabham and Dan Gurney in his BRM. Jo Bonnier's BRM shared the second row with Jim Clark's Lotus. Brabham made the best start and led Moss for the first four laps, but then he heard an explosion at the car's back end and pitted. He made two stops to try to solve the problem, which was traced to overflow petrol hitting the hot exhausts of the Climax engine. Moss moved into the lead when Brabham pitted, and he stayed ahead all the way to the chequered flag. Early on, he was chased by Gurney, but he went out with plug problems, and Bonnier followed, retiring from second with engine trouble. This left Innes Ireland to finish second for Team Lotus, with the second factory Cooper of Bruce McLaren third. Brabham finished fourth, a lap behind at the finish. Jim Hall drove an excellent race to run fourth, but he dropped to seventh at the end when his transmission failed, and he had to push the car to the finish line. This was the only Grand Prix ever held at the Riverside circuit; 12 Hours of Sebring promoter Alec Ulmann had again broken even on this event, just as he had at the previous year's American Grand Prix at Sebring. The US Grand Prix was moved to the Watkins Glen circuit in upstate New York on the other side of the country.

Results and standings edit

Grands Prix edit

Round Grand Prix Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor Tyre Report
1   Argentine Grand Prix   Stirling Moss   Stirling Moss   Bruce McLaren   Cooper-Climax D Report
2   Monaco Grand Prix   Stirling Moss   Bruce McLaren   Stirling Moss   Lotus-Climax D Report
3   Indianapolis 500   Eddie Sachs   Jim Rathmann   Jim Rathmann   Watson-Offenhauser F Report
4   Dutch Grand Prix   Stirling Moss   Stirling Moss   Jack Brabham   Cooper-Climax D Report
5   Belgian Grand Prix   Jack Brabham   Jack Brabham
  Innes Ireland
  Phil Hill
  Jack Brabham   Cooper-Climax D Report
6   French Grand Prix   Jack Brabham   Jack Brabham   Jack Brabham   Cooper-Climax D Report
7   British Grand Prix   Jack Brabham   Graham Hill   Jack Brabham   Cooper-Climax D Report
8   Portuguese Grand Prix   John Surtees   John Surtees   Jack Brabham   Cooper-Climax D Report
9   Italian Grand Prix   Phil Hill   Phil Hill   Phil Hill   Ferrari D Report
10   United States Grand Prix   Stirling Moss   Jack Brabham   Stirling Moss   Lotus-Climax D Report

World Drivers' Championship standings edit

Points were awarded on an 8–6–4–3–2–1 basis at each round, with only the best six-round results retained.

Pos. Driver ARG
1   Jack Brabham Ret DSQ 1 1PF 1PF 1P 1 4F 43
2   Bruce McLaren 1 2F Ret 2 3 (4) 2 3 34 (37)
3   Stirling Moss 3† / NCPF 1P 4PF DNS DSQ 1P 19
4   Innes Ireland 6 9 2 RetF 7 3 6 2 18
5   Phil Hill 8 3 Ret 4F 12 7 Ret 1PF 6 16
6   Olivier Gendebien 3 2 9 7 12 10
7   Wolfgang von Trips 5 8 5 Ret 11 6 4 5 9 10
8   Jim Rathmann 1F 8
9   Richie Ginther 6 6 DNS 2 8
10   Jim Clark Ret 5 5 16 3 16 8
11   Tony Brooks 4 Ret Ret Ret 5 5 Ret 7
12   John Surtees Ret 2 RetPF Ret 6
13   Cliff Allison 2 DNQ 6
14   Rodger Ward 2 6
15   Graham Hill Ret 7 3 Ret Ret RetF Ret Ret 4
16   Willy Mairesse Ret Ret 3 4
17   Paul Goldsmith 3 4
18   Jo Bonnier 7 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 4
19   Henry Taylor 7 4 8 DNQ 14 3
20   Carlos Menditeguy 4 3
21   Don Branson 4 3
22   Giulio Cabianca 4 3
23   Johnny Thomson 5 2
24   Lucien Bianchi 6 Ret Ret 1
25   Ron Flockhart 6 Ret 1
26   Eddie Johnson 6 1
27   Hans Herrmann 6 1
  Maurice Trintignant 3† Ret Ret Ret 11 15 0
  Lloyd Ruby 7 0
  Edgar Barth 7 0
  Jim Hall 7 0
  Roy Salvadori Ret DNS Ret 8 0
  Bruce Halford DNQ 8 0
  Bob Veith 8 0
  Carel Godin de Beaufort 8 0
  Piero Drogo 8 0
  Masten Gregory 12 DNQ DNS 9 14 Ret 0
  Alberto Rodriguez Larreta 9 0
  Bud Tingelstad 9 0
  Wolfgang Seidel 9 0
  Dan Gurney NC Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 0
  Chuck Daigh DNQ DNS Ret DNS Ret 10 0
  Ian Burgess DNQ 10 Ret Ret 0
  José Froilán González 10 0
  Bob Christie 10 0
  Fred Gamble 10 0
  Roberto Bonomi 11 0
  Red Amick 11 0
  Pete Lovely 11 0
  David Piper Ret 12 0
  Duane Carter 12 0
  Gino Munaron 13 Ret 15 Ret 0
  Brian Naylor DNQ 13 Ret Ret 0
  Bill Homeier 13 0
  Bob Drake 13 0
  Nasif Estéfano 14 0
  Gene Hartley 14 0
  Chuck Stevenson 15 0
  Bobby Grim 16 0
  Alan Stacey Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
  Chris Bristow Ret Ret Ret 0
  Giorgio Scarlatti Ret DNQ Ret 0
  Lance Reventlow DNQ DNS Ret DNS 0
  Harry Schell Ret 0
  Ettore Chimeri Ret 0
  Antonio Creus Ret 0
  Shorty Templeman Ret 0
  Jim Hurtubise Ret 0
  Jimmy Bryan Ret 0
  Troy Ruttman Ret 0
  Eddie Sachs RetP 0
  Don Freeland Ret 0
  Tony Bettenhausen Ret 0
  Wayne Weiler Ret 0
  A. J. Foyt Ret 0
  Eddie Russo Ret 0
  Johnny Boyd Ret 0
  Gene Force Ret 0
  Jim McWithey Ret 0
  Len Sutton Ret 0
  Dick Rathmann Ret 0
  Al Herman Ret 0
  Dempsey Wilson Ret 0
  Jack Fairman Ret 0
  Keith Greene Ret 0
  Mario de Araujo Cabral Ret 0
  Alfonso Thiele Ret 0
  Vic Wilson Ret 0
  Arthur Owen Ret 0
  Mike Taylor DNS 0
  Horace Gould DNS 0
Pos. Driver ARG
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver Second place
Bronze Third place
Green Other points position
Blue Other classified position
Not classified, finished (NC)
Purple Not classified, retired (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrawn (WD)
Did not enter (empty cell)
Annotation Meaning
P Pole position
F Fastest lap

  • † Position shared between more drivers of the same car – no points awarded

International Cup for F1 Manufacturers standings edit

The International Cup for F1 Manufacturers was awarded to Cooper-Climax

Points were awarded on an 8–6–4–3–2–1 basis at each round (excluding the Indianapolis 500), with only the best six results from the nine races retained. Only the best-placed car from each manufacturer at each round was eligible to score points.

Pos. Manufacturer ARG
1   Cooper-Climax 1 (2) 1 1 1 1 1 8 (3) 48 (58)
2   Lotus-Climax (6) 1 2 5 (5) 2 3 1 34 (37)
3   Ferrari 2 3 5 4 11 (6) 4 1 26 (27)
4   BRM 7 5 3 Ret Ret 10 Ret 5 8
5   Cooper-Maserati 4 Ret Ret 9 14 Ret Ret 9 3
6   Cooper-Castellotti DNQ Ret 15 4 3
7   Porsche 6 1
  Behra-Porsche-Porsche 12 10 0
  Scarab WD DNQ DNS Ret DNS 10 0
  Aston Martin DNS 11 0
  Cooper-Ferrari 11 0
  Maserati 13 DNS 13 0
  JBW-Maserati DNQ 13 Ret Ret 0
  Vanwall Ret 0
Pos. Manufacturer ARG
  • Bold results counted to championship totals.

Non-championship races edit

Other Formula One races were held in 1960, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
  VIII Glover Trophy Goodwood 18 April   Innes Ireland   Lotus-Climax Report
  XII BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 14 May   Innes Ireland   Lotus-Climax Report
  V Silver City Trophy Brands Hatch 1 August   Jack Brabham   Cooper-Climax Report
  I Lombank Trophy Snetterton 17 September   Innes Ireland   Lotus-Climax Report
  VII International Gold Cup Oulton Park 24 September   Stirling Moss   Lotus-Climax Report

Notes edit

  1. ^ The Indianapolis 500 also counted towards the 1960 USAC Championship Car season, and was run for USAC Championship cars, but did not count towards the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers.
  2. ^ a b Only the best 6 results counted towards the championship. Numbers without parentheses are championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

References edit

  1. ^ FIA Yearbook, 1974 page 119
  2. ^ FIA Yearbook, 1974 page 121
  3. ^ David Hayhoe, Formula 1: The Knowledge – 2nd Edition, 2021, page 35.
  4. ^ Posthumus, Cyril (1966). The German Grand Prix. pp. 104–107.
  5. ^ "F1 races that never were". 22 September 2018. Retrieved 22 August 2022.
  6. ^ "Grand Prix Cancelled". Autosport. Retrieved 23 January 2016.

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