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A Cooper T43 in Formula Two form

The Cooper T43 was a Formula One and Formula Two racing car designed and built by Cooper Car Company for the 1957 Formula One season, first appearing at the 1957 Monaco Grand Prix in a works car for Jack Brabham. The T43 earned a significant place in motor racing history when Stirling Moss drove a Rob Walker Racing Team T43 to win the 1958 Argentine Grand Prix, the first World Drivers' Championship win for a mid-engined car. Despite this achievement, the car was superseded almost immediately by the T45. The T43's last appearance in a World Championship event was the 1960 Italian Grand Prix.

Complete Formula One World Championship resultsEdit

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position, results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Points WCC
1957 Cooper Car Company Climax FPF 2.0 L4 D
A
ARG MON 500 FRA GBR GER PES ITA n/a1 n/a1
Jack Brabham 6 7/
Ret2
7
Les Leston DNQ
Mike MacDowel 72
Roy Salvadori 5 Ret
Climax FPF 1.5 L4 Ret3
Rob Walker Racing Team Jack Brabham Ret3
Climax FPF 2.0 L4 Ret
J B Naylor Climax FPF 1.5 L4 Brian Naylor 133
Ridgeway Managements Tony Marsh 153
R Gibson Dick Gibson Ret3
1958 Rob Walker Racing Team Climax FPF 2.0 L4 C
D
ARG MON NED 500 BEL FRA GBR GER POR ITA MOR 314 3rd4
Stirling Moss 1
Ron Flockhart DNQ
Maurice Trintignant 8 8
Climax FPF 1.5 L4 Fran├žois Picard 73
High Efficiency Motors Ian Burgess 73
R Gibson Dick Gibson Ret3
Ecurie Eperon d'Or Christian Goethals Ret3
Scuderia Centro Sud Wolfgang Seidel Ret3
1959 B.C. Ecclestone Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D MON 500 NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA USA 405 1st5
Brian Whitehouse DNA
OSCA Automobili OSCA Tipo 372 2.0 L4 Alejandro de Tomaso Ret 0 -
1960 Scuderia Colonia Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D ARG MON 500 NED BEL FRA GBR POR ITA USA 48 (58)6 1st6
Piero Drogo 8
Equipe Prideaux/Dick Gibson Vic Wilson Ret

^1 The World Constructors' Championship was not awarded before 1958.
^2 Shared drive.
^3 No points scored by the T43 as it was run in a Formula Two Category.
^4 Points also scored by the Cooper T44 and Cooper T45.
^5 Points also scored by the Cooper T51.
^6 Points also scored by the Cooper T51 and Cooper T53.


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