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1958 Formula One season

1958 FIA Formula One
World Championship season
Drivers' Champion: Mike Hawthorn
International Cup Champion: Vanwall
Previous: 1957 Next: 1959

The 1958 Formula One season was the ninth season of FIA Formula One motor racing. It featured the 1958 World Championship of Drivers [1] which commenced on 19 January 1958, and ended on 19 October after eleven races. This was the first Formula One season in which a Manufacturers title was awarded, the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers [2] being contested concurrently with the World Championship of Drivers. Englishman Mike Hawthorn won the Drivers' title after a close battle with compatriot Stirling Moss and Vanwall won the Manufacturers award from Ferrari.

The season was one of the most important and tragic seasons in Formula One's history. Four drivers died in four different races during this season. Italian Luigi Musso in his works Ferrari during the French Grand Prix at Reims; Musso's teammate, Englishman Peter Collins during the German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, Englishman Stuart Lewis-Evans in his Vanwall at the Moroccan Grand Prix in Casablanca, and in a non-Formula One regulated race, American Pat O'Connor at the Indianapolis 500. Hawthorn was killed in a road accident months after he won his only championship.

Season summary

Although the engine formula remained the same, maximum race lengths were reduced to 300 kilometres or two hours (whichever came first), and the use of commercial petrol became compulsory, in place of specialized alcohol-based racing fuels.[3] The International Cup for F1 Manufacturers was awarded for the first time, but Ferrari's Mike Hawthorn won the driver's championship from Stirling Moss, despite the latter having won four of the ten grand prix to Hawthorn's one.

Rear-engined Cooper-Climaxes, entered by the private owner Rob Walker, won two early-season races, through Moss and Maurice Trintignant.

Following the Portuguese Grand Prix, Hawthorn faced a penalty but Moss sportingly spoke up for him, and the points that Hawthorn was able to keep, subsequently enabled him to edge ahead of Moss for the title.[4]

Moss' teammate at Vanwall, Tony Brooks also won three races, his success in the Italian race, overtaking Hawthorn after Moss had retired, ensured the title went to the final round in Morocco. Moss needed to win, with a fastest lap and Hawthorn third or lower to win the title. With Moss leading, Brooks and team-mate Stuart Lewis-Evans attempted to hold Hawthorn in third, however both their engines failed – Lewis-Evans' tragically resulting in severe burns from which he did not recover. Hawthorn finished second to win his first title by a single point. Vanwall won the inaugural Constructors' competition.

Hawthorn retired after winning the Championship, but died in a road accident in early 1959. His death compounded a tragic season for Formula One, with four drivers killed during the year. Luigi Musso died in the French Grand Prix, Peter Collins a month later in the German Grand Prix – just two weeks after winning his home race, Lewis-Evans died in hospital following his fire in Morocco and Pat O'Connor died at the Indianapolis 500 (which, at the time, was a round of the World Championship).

Maria Teresa de Filippis became the first woman to drive in a world championship event. Reigning five-time Champion Juan Manuel Fangio, the dominant driver of the 1950s and one of the greatest of all time, competed in only two races as a privateer, retiring after the French Grand Prix.

Season review

Rnd Race Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Constructor Tyre Report
1 23x15px Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires 19 January 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio 23x15px Stirling Moss 23x15px Cooper-Climax C Report
2 23x15px Monaco Grand Prix Monaco 18 May 23x15px Tony Brooks 23x15px Mike Hawthorn 23x15px Maurice Trintignant 23x15px Cooper-Climax D Report
3 23x15px Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort 26 May 23x15px Stuart Lewis-Evans 23x15px Stirling Moss 23x15px Stirling Moss 23x15px Vanwall D Report
4 23x15px Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 30 May 23x15px Dick Rathmann 23x15px Tony Bettenhausen 23x15px Jimmy Bryan 23x15px Epperly-Offenhauser F Report
5 23x15px Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps 15 June 23x15px Mike Hawthorn 23x15px Mike Hawthorn 23x15px Tony Brooks 23x15px Vanwall D Report
6 23x15px French Grand Prix Reims 6 July 23x15px Mike Hawthorn 23x15px Mike Hawthorn 23x15px Mike Hawthorn 23x15px Ferrari E Report
7 23x15px British Grand Prix Silverstone 19 July 23x15px Stirling Moss 23x15px Mike Hawthorn 23x15px Peter Collins 23x15px Ferrari E Report
8 23x15px German Grand Prix Nürburgring 3 August 23x15px Mike Hawthorn 23x15px Stirling Moss 23x15px Tony Brooks 23x15px Vanwall D Report
9 23x15px Portuguese Grand Prix Boavista 24 August 23x15px Stirling Moss 23x15px Mike Hawthorn 23x15px Stirling Moss 23x15px Vanwall D Report
10 23x15px Italian Grand Prix Monza 7 September 23x15px Stirling Moss 23x15px Phil Hill 23x15px Tony Brooks 23x15px Vanwall D Report
11 23x15px Moroccan Grand Prix Ain-Diab 19 October 23x15px Mike Hawthorn 23x15px Stirling Moss 23x15px Stirling Moss 23x15px Vanwall D Report

Note: The Indianapolis 500, being run to rules other than Formula One, did not count towards the International Cup for F1 Manufacturers

Teams and drivers

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1958 FIA World Championship.

File:Mike Hawthorn.jpg
Mike Hawthorn won the Formula One Championship for Drivers, driving a Ferrari
Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
23x15px Scuderia Sud Americana Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio 1
23x15px Carlos Menditeguy 1
23x15px Ken Kavanagh Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P 23x15px Jean Behra 1
23x15px Luigi Taramazzo 2
23x15px Ken Kavanagh 2, 5
23x15px Jo Bonnier Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P 23x15px Harry Schell 1
23x15px Jo Bonnier 2–3, 5, 7, 9
23x15px Phil Hill 6
23x15px Giulio Cabianca 10
23x15px Hans Herrmann 10–11
23x15px Francesco Godia Sales Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P 23x15px Paco Godia 1–2, 5–6
23x15px H.H. Gould Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D 23x15px Horace Gould 1–3
23x15px Masten Gregory 3
23x15px R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Cooper-Climax T43
T45
Climax FPF 2.0 L4 C
D
23x15px Stirling Moss 1
23x15px Maurice Trintignant 2–3, 7–11
23x15px Ron Flockhart 2
T43 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D 23x15px François Picard 11
23x15px Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 246 Ferrari 143 2.4 V6 E 23x15px Luigi Musso 1–3, 5–6
23x15px Peter Collins 1–3, 5–8
23x15px Mike Hawthorn 1–3, 5–11
23x15px Wolfgang von Trips 2, 6–10
23x15px Olivier Gendebien 5, 10–11
23x15px Phil Hill 10–11
156 Ferrari D156 1.5 V6 E 23x15px Phil Hill 8
23x15px Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 BRM P25 2.5 L4 D 23x15px Jean Behra 2–3, 5–11
23x15px Harry Schell 2–3, 5–11
23x15px Maurice Trintignant 6
23x15px Jo Bonnier 10–11
23x15px Ron Flockhart 11
23x15px Bernie C. Ecclestone Connaught-Alta B Alta GP 2.5 L4 A 23x15px Bernie Ecclestone 2
23x15px Bruce Kessler 2
23x15px Paul Emery 2
23x15px Jack Fairman 7
23x15px Ivor Bueb 7
23x15px Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T45
T44
Climax FPF 2.0 L4 D 23x15px Jack Brabham 2–3, 5–7, 9–10
23x15px Roy Salvadori 2–3, 5–11
23x15px Ian Burgess 7
23x15px Jack Fairman 11
T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Bruce McLaren 8, 11
23x15px Jack Brabham 8, 11
23x15px Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 12
16
Climax FPF 2.0 L4
Climax FPF 2.2 L4
D 23x15px Cliff Allison 2–3, 5–8, 10–11
23x15px Graham Hill 2–3, 5–7, 9–11
23x15px Alan Stacey 7
16 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Graham Hill 8
23x15px Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 5 Vanwall 254 2.5 L4 D 23x15px Stirling Moss 2–3, 5–11
23x15px Tony Brooks 2–3, 5–11
23x15px Stuart Lewis-Evans 2–3, 5–7, 9–11
23x15px Maria Teresa de Filippis Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P 23x15px Maria Teresa de Filippis 2, 5, 10
23x15px Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P 23x15px Giorgio Scarlatti 2–3
23x15px Jo Bonnier 6
23x15px Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P 23x15px Gerino Gerini 2, 6–7, 10–11
23x15px Maurice Trintignant 5
23x15px Masten Gregory 5
23x15px Wolfgang Seidel 5, 11
23x15px Carroll Shelby 6–7, 10
23x15px Troy Ruttman 6, 8
23x15px Jo Bonnier 8
23x15px Hans Herrmann 8
23x15px Cliff Allison 9
23x15px Maria Teresa de Filippis 9
Cooper-Climax T43 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Wolfgang Seidel 8
23x15px OSCA Automobili OSCA F2 OSCA 372 1.5 L4 P 23x15px Giulio Cabianca 2
23x15px Luigi Piotti 2
23x15px André Testut Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P 23x15px André Testut 2
23x15px Louis Chiron 2
23x15px Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche RSK Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4 D 23x15px Carel Godin de Beaufort 3
RS550 Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4 D 23x15px Carel Godin de Beaufort 8
23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio 6
23x15px Dick Gibson Cooper-Climax T43 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Dick Gibson 8
23x15px Dr Ing F. Porsche KG Porsche RSK Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4  ? 23x15px Edgar Barth 8
23x15px High Efficiency Motors Cooper-Climax T43 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Ian Burgess 8
23x15px Ecurie Eperon d'Or Cooper-Climax T43 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Christian Goethals 8
23x15px Ecurie Demi Litre Lotus-Climax 12 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Ivor Bueb 8
23x15px J.B. Naylor Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Brian Naylor 8
23x15px Tony Marsh Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Tony Marsh 8
23x15px Temple Buell Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 P 23x15px Carroll Shelby 9–10
23x15px Masten Gregory 10–11
23x15px André Guelfi Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D 23x15px André Guelfi 11
23x15px British Racing Partnership Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Tom Bridger 11
23x15px Robert La Caze Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D 23x15px Robert La Caze 11
  • Pink background denotes F2 entrants to the German and Moroccan Grands Prix

1958 World Championship of Drivers – final standings

Points were awarded on an 8-6-4-3-2 basis to the first five finishers at each race. An additional point was awarded to the driver setting the fastest race lap. The best six results from the eleven races were retained.

Pos. Driver ARG
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MON
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NED
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500
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BEL
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FRA
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GBR
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GER
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POR
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ITA
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MOR
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Pts.[5]
1 23x15px Mike Hawthorn (3) (Ret) (5) 2 1 2 Ret 2 2 2 42 (49)
2 23x15px Stirling Moss 1 Ret 1 Ret 2 Ret Ret 1 Ret 1 41
3 23x15px Tony Brooks Ret Ret 1 Ret 7 1 Ret 1 Ret 24
4 23x15px Roy Salvadori Ret 4 8 11 3 2 9 5 7 15
5 23x15px Peter Collins Ret 3 Ret Ret 5 1 Ret 14
6 23x15px Harry Schell 6 5 2 5 Ret 5 Ret 6 Ret 5 14
7 23x15px Maurice Trintignant 1 9 7 Ret 8 3 8 Ret Ret 12
8 23x15px Luigi Musso 2 2 7 Ret Ret 12
9 23x15px Stuart Lewis-Evans Ret Ret 3 Ret 4 3 Ret Ret 11
10 23x15px Phil Hill 7 9 3 3 9
11 23x15px Jean Behra 5 Ret 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 Ret Ret 9
12 23x15px Wolfgang von Trips Ret 3 Ret 4 5 Ret 9
13 23x15px Jimmy Bryan 1 8
14 23x15px Juan Manuel Fangio 4 4 7
15 23x15px George Amick 2 6
16 23x15px Johnny Boyd 3 4
17 23x15px Tony Bettenhausen 4 4
18 23x15px Jack Brabham 4 8 Ret 6 6 Ret 7 Ret 11 3
19 23x15px Cliff Allison 6 6 4 Ret Ret 10 Ret 7 10 3
20 23x15px Joakim Bonnier Ret 10 9 8 Ret Ret Ret Ret 4 3
21 23x15px Jim Rathmann 5 2
22 23x15px Bruce McLaren 5 13 2
23x15px Masten Gregory Ret Ret 4~ 6 0
23x15px Graham Hill Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 6 16 0
23x15px Olivier Gendebien 6 Ret Ret 0
23x15px Jimmy Reece 6 0
23x15px Don Freeland 7 0
23x15px Carlos Menditeguy 7 0
23x15px Maria Teresa de Filippis DNQ 10 Ret Ret 0
23x15px Paco Godia 8 DNQ Ret Ret 0
23x15px Jack Fairman Ret 8 0
23x15px Jud Larson 8 0
23x15px Carroll Shelby Ret 9 Ret 4~ /
Ret
0
23x15px Hans Herrmann Ret Ret 9 0
23x15px Gerino Gerini DNQ 9 Ret Ret 12 0
23x15px Giulio Cabianca DNQ Ret 0
23x15px Horace Gould 9 DNQ 0
23x15px Eddie Johnson 9 0
23x15px Troy Ruttman 10 DNS 0
23x15px Bill Cheesbourg 10 0
23x15px Carel Godin de Beaufort 11 Ret 0
23x15px Al Keller 11 0
23x15px Giorgio Scarlatti Ret Ret 0
23x15px Ian Burgess Ret 7 0
23x15px Johnnie Parsons 12 0
23x15px Ivor Bueb Ret 11 0
23x15px Johnnie Tolan 13 0
23x15px Bob Christie Ret 0
23x15px Robert La Caze 14 0
23x15px Wolfgang Seidel Ret Ret Ret 0
23x15px Dempsey Wilson Ret 0
23x15px André Guelfi 15 0
23x15px Ron Flockhart DNQ Ret 0
23x15px A. J. Foyt Ret 0
23x15px Paul Russo Ret 0
23x15px Shorty Templeman Ret 0
23x15px Rodger Ward Ret 0
23x15px Billy Garrett Ret 0
23x15px Eddie Sachs Ret 0
23x15px Johnny Thomson Ret 0
23x15px Chuck Weyant Ret 0
23x15px Jack Turner Ret 0
23x15px Bob Veith Ret 0
23x15px Dick Rathmann Ret 0
23x15px Ed Elisian Ret 0
23x15px Pat O'Connor Ret 0
23x15px Paul Goldsmith Ret 0
23x15px Jerry Unser Ret 0
23x15px Len Sutton Ret 0
23x15px Art Bisch Ret 0
23x15px Alan Stacey Ret 0
23x15px Christian Goethals Ret 0
23x15px Dick Gibson Ret 0
23x15px Brian Naylor Ret 0
23x15px François Picard Ret 0
23x15px Tom Bridger Ret 0
23x15px Mike Magill DSQ 0
23x15px Ken Kavanagh DNQ DNS 0
23x15px Bruce Kessler DNQ 0
23x15px Paul Emery DNQ 0
23x15px André Testut DNQ 0
23x15px Luigi Piotti DNQ 0
23x15px Bernie Ecclestone DNQ DNQ* 0
23x15px Luigi Taramazzo DNQ 0
23x15px Louis Chiron DNQ 0
Pos. Driver ARG
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MON
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NED
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500
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BEL
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FRA
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GBR
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GER
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POR
23x15px
ITA
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MOR
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Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
  • Italics indicate fastest lap (1 point awarded – point shared equally between drivers sharing fastest lap)
  • Bold indicates pole position
  • ~ No points awarded for shared drive
  • Ecclestone (DNQ) - handed car to Fairman at British GP

1958 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers – final standings

The 1958 International Cup for F1 Manufacturers was contested over the same series of races as the World Championship of Drivers, with the exception of the Indianapolis 500 which counted only towards the drivers title. Points were awarded on an 8-6-4-3-2 basis to the first five finishers at each race. However a manufacturer only received points for its highest placed car and only the best six results from the ten races were retained.

Pos. Manufacturer ARG
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MON
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NED
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BEL
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FRA
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GBR
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GER
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POR
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ITA
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MOR
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Pts.[5]
1 23x15px Vanwall Ret 1 1 (2) (4) 1 1 1 1 48 (57)
2 23x15px Ferrari 2 2 (5) 2 1 1 (4) 2 (2) (2) 40 (57)
3 23x15px Cooper-Climax 1 1 4 8 6 3 2 7 5 7 31
4 23x15px BRM 5 2 5 Ret 5 Ret 4 Ret 4 18
5 23x15px Maserati 4 Ret 10 7 4 9 Ret Ret 4† 6 6
6 23x15px Lotus-Climax 6 6 4 Ret Ret 10 Ret 6 10 3
23x15px Porsche 11 0
23x15px Connaught-Alta DNQ Ret 0
23x15px OSCA WD DNQ 0
Pos. Manufacturer ARG
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MON
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NED
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BEL
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FRA
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GBR
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GER
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POR
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ITA
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MOR
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Pts.
  • Bold results counted to championship totals.

Non-Championship race results

Other Formula One races also held in 1958, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
23x15px VI Glover Trophy Goodwood 7 April 23x15px Mike Hawthorn 23x15px Ferrari Report
23x15px VIII Gran Premio di Siracusa Syracuse 13 April 23x15px Luigi Musso 23x15px Ferrari Report
23x15px XIII BARC Aintree 200 Aintree 19 April 23x15px Stirling Moss 23x15px Cooper-Climax Report
23x15px X BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 3 May 23x15px Peter Collins 23x15px Ferrari Report
23x15px VI Grand Prix de Caen Caen 20 July 23x15px Stirling Moss 23x15px Cooper-Climax Report

References

  1. ^ FIA Yearbook, 1974, Grey section, page 118
  2. ^ FIA Yearbook, 1974, Grey section, page 120
  3. ^ "1958 F1 season review". F1 season review. Retrieved 28 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "DRIVERS: SIR STIRLING MOSS". grandprix.com. Inside F1. Retrieved 27 December 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Only the best 6 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

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