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The 1960 French Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Reims-Gueux on 3 July 1960. It was race 6 of 10 in the 1960 World Championship of Drivers and race 5 of 9 in the 1960 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers.

1960 French Grand Prix
Reims-Gueux
Reims-Gueux
Race details
Date 3 July 1960
Official name XLVI Grand Prix de l'ACF[1]
Location Reims-Gueux, Reims, France
Course Temporary road course
Course length 8.348 km (5.187 mi)
Distance 50 laps, 417.383 km (259.350 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver Cooper-Climax
Time 2:16.8
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax
Time 2:17.5
Podium
First Cooper-Climax
Second Cooper-Climax
Third Cooper-Climax

The 50-lap race was won from pole position by Australian driver Jack Brabham, driving a works Cooper-Climax. Belgian driver Olivier Gendebien finished second in a Cooper-Climax entered by the British Racing Partnership, while New Zealander Bruce McLaren was third in the other works Cooper-Climax.

ClassificationEdit

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 16   Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 50 1:57:24.9 1 8
2 44   Olivier Gendebien Cooper-Climax 50 + 48.3 9 6
3 18   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 50 + 51.9 7 4
4 46   Henry Taylor Cooper-Climax 49 + 1 Lap 12 3
5 24   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 49 + 1 Lap 10 2
6 22   Ron Flockhart Lotus-Climax 49 + 1 Lap 14 1
7 20   Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 43 + 7 Laps 4  
8 48   Bruce Halford Cooper-Climax 40 Engine 16  
9 40   Masten Gregory Cooper-Maserati 37 + 13 Laps 17  
10 42   Ian Burgess Cooper-Maserati 36 + 14 Laps 22  
11 4   Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari 30 Transmission 5  
12 2   Phil Hill Ferrari 29 Transmission 2  
Ret 8   Jo Bonnier BRM 22 Engine 8  
Ret 36   Lucien Bianchi Cooper-Climax 18 Transmission 15  
Ret 10   Dan Gurney BRM 17 Engine 6  
Ret 30   Gino Munaron Cooper-Castellotti 16 Transmission 19  
Ret 6   Willy Mairesse Ferrari 14 Transmission 11  
Ret 14   Tony Brooks Vanwall 7 Vibration 13  
Ret 12   Graham Hill BRM 0 Accident 3  
Ret 38   Maurice Trintignant Cooper-Maserati 0 Accident 18  
DNS 28   Richie Ginther Scarab Engine 20  
DNS 34   David Piper Lotus-Climax Engine 21  
DNS 26   Chuck Daigh Scarab Engine 23  
Source:[2]

Championship standings after the raceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Motor Racing Programme Covers: 1960". The Programme Covers Project. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  2. ^ "1960 French Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 22 December 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "France 1960 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 15 March 2019.


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