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1959 French GP
1958 British GP

1959 British GP

 XII  RAC British Grand Prix
1959 German GP
1960 British GP

Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led

Details
DateSaturday 18 July 1959
Start time12:00
EventBritish GP
CircuitAintree
Race5 of 9
Championship race80
Circuit
Laps75
Circuit Perimeter4828 m
Race Distance4828 × 75 = 362.100 km
Grid Format3-2-3-2
Pole PositionLeft
First CornerRight
Track DirectionClockwise
Weather
WeatherSunny, Mild, Dry
Participants
Entries30
Qualifiers24
Finishers13
Debutants
Bill Moss (Driver),
Chris Bristow (Driver),
David Piper (Driver),
Dennis Taylor (Driver),
Henry Taylor (Driver),
Keith Greene (Driver),
Mike Parkes (Driver),
Mike Taylor (Driver),
Peter Ashdown (Driver),
Tim Parnell (Driver),
Trevor Taylor (Driver),
Fry (Car Manufacturer),
   JBW (Car Manufacturer),
Borgward (Engine Manufacturer),
Fry F2 (Car Model),
JBW Type 1 (Car Model),
Vanwall 59 (Car Model),
Ace Garage - Rotherham (Entrant),
Alan Brown Equipe (Entrant),
David Fry (Entrant),
Dennis Taylor (Entrant),
Dorchester Service Station (Entrant),
R H H Parnell (Entrant),
United Racing Stable (Entrant)
MilestonesCar 12 - 75th Race Entry (Car Number)
BRM - 50th Race Entry (Car Manufacturer)
BRM - 50th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Bruce McLaren - 1st Fastest Lap (Driver)
Climax - 100th Race Entry (Engine Manufacturer)
Cooper Car Co - 1st Pole Position (Entrant)
Jack Brabham - 1st Pole Position (Driver)
Owen Racing Organisation - 50th Race Entry (Entrant)
Team Lotus - 25th Race Entry (Entrant)
Records Broken 1. Most 6th Fastest Laps in a Season - Harry Schell (2),
2. Most 9th Fastest Laps in a Season - Roy Salvadori (2),
3. Most 6th Fastest Laps - Harry Schell (2),
4. Most 9th Fastest Laps - Roy Salvadori (2),
5. Most 5th Place Finishes - Maurice Trintignant (7)

Championships
1 Jack Brabham 27 
same
2 Tony Brooks 14 
same
3 Phil Hill 9 
same
4 Stirling Moss 8.5 
up
5 Bruce McLaren 8.5 
up
6 Jo Bonnier 8 
down
 Rodger Ward 8 
down
8 Jim Rathmann 6 
down
9 Maurice Trintignant 6 
same
10 Johnny Thomson 5 
down
11 Masten Gregory 4 
down
12 Olivier Gendebien 3 
down
 Innes Ireland 3 
down
 Tony Bettenhausen 3 
down
 Harry Schell 3 
up
16 Jean Behra 2 
down
 Paul Goldsmith 2 
down
1 Cooper / Climax 26 
same
2 Ferrari / Ferrari 16 
same
3 BRM / BRM 14 
same
4 Lotus / Climax 3 
same

Results
 WinnerPole PositionFastest Lap
Car NumberCar 12Car 12Car 16
EntrantCooper Car CoCooper Car CoCooper Car Co
DriverJack BrabhamJack BrabhamStirling Moss
CarCooper T51Cooper T51Cooper T51
EngineClimax 2.5 L4Climax 2.5 L4Climax 2.5 L4
Time2:30'11.61'58.01'57.0
Speed144.654 km/h147.295 km/h148.554 km/h


Overview - Entry List - Qualification - Starting Grid - Classification - Fastest Laps - Laps Led