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1959 British Grand Prix

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Location Aintree Circuit, Liverpool, England
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The 1959 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Aintree Circuit on 18 July 1959. It was the fifth round of the 1959 Formula One season. It was the 14th British Grand Prix and the third to be held at the Aintree Motor Racing Circuit, a circuit mapped out in the grounds of the Aintree Racecourse horse racing venue. The race was held over 75 laps of the four kilometre circuit for a race distance of 362 kilometres.

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The BRP BRM P25 which Stirling Moss drove to second place in the 1959 British Grand Prix, BRP's first podium finish.
The race was won by Australian Jack Brabham taking his second Grand Prix victory in a works Cooper T51. Brabham dominated the race, leading all 75 laps to win by 22 seconds over British driver Stirling Moss driving a British Racing Partnership entered BRM P25. It was the first time a BRP entry finished in the top three. Brabham's Cooper Car Company team mate, New Zealader Bruce McLaren finished in third place, just 0.2 seconds behind Moss, having lost second place late in the race. Harry Schell finished fourth for the Owen Racing Organisation BRM team a lap behind Brabham.

The British Grand Prix had the biggest entry of the season outside of the Indianapolis 500 with 30 cars competing and 24 starting the race, all despite the absence of Ferrari. Strikes in Italy trapped the team at home, leaving the British teams to fight over the race. Ferrari's new lead driver Tony Brooks was given a release and started the race in a Vanwall but was the first to retire with misfire after 13 laps having started in a lowly 17th after winning the French Grand Prix a few weeks earlier.

The win saw Brabham expand his points lead over Brooks to 13 points. Moss and McLaren moved into fourth place just half a point behind the absent Phil Hill.

On the last lap of this race, McLaren became the youngest driver to set a fastest lap in Formula One, aged 21 years and 322 days. It was another 44 years before Fernando Alonso relieved him of that achievement with fastest lap in the 2003 Canadian GP. He was a day younger aged 21 years and 321 days.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12 23x15px Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 75 2:30:11.6 1 8
2 6 23x15px Stirling Moss BRM 75 + 22.2 7 6.5
3 16 23x15px Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 75 + 22.4 8 4.5
4 8 23x15px Harry Schell BRM 74 + 1 Lap 3 3
5 18 23x15px Maurice Trintignant Cooper-Climax 74 + 1 Lap 4 2
6 2 23x15px Roy Salvadori Aston Martin 74 + 1 Lap 2  
7 14 23x15px Masten Gregory Cooper-Climax 73 + 2 Laps 5  
8 30 23x15px Alan Stacey Lotus-Climax 71 + 4 Laps 12  
9 28 23x15px Graham Hill Lotus-Climax 70 + 5 Laps 9  
10 48 23x15px Chris Bristow Cooper-Borgward 70 + 5 Laps 16  
11 58 23x15px Henry Taylor Cooper-Climax 69 + 6 Laps 21  
12 52 23x15px Peter Ashdown Cooper-Climax 69 + 6 Laps 23  
13 46 23x15px Ivor Bueb Cooper-Borgward 69 + 6 Laps 18  
Ret 4 23x15px Carroll Shelby Aston Martin 69 Ignition 6  
Ret 40 23x15px Fritz d'Orey Maserati 57 Accident 20  
Ret 42 23x15px Ron Flockhart BRM 53 Spun Off 11  
Ret 38 23x15px Jack Fairman Cooper-Climax 39 Gearbox 15  
Ret 10 23x15px Jo Bonnier BRM 37 Brakes 10  
Ret 22 23x15px Ian Burgess Cooper-Maserati 31 Transmission 13  
Ret 24 23x15px Hans Herrmann Cooper-Maserati 21 Gearbox 19  
Ret 64 23x15px David Piper Lotus-Climax 19 Overheating 22  
Ret 36 23x15px Brian Naylor JBW-Maserati 18 Transmission 14  
Ret 50 23x15px Mike Taylor Cooper-Climax 17 Transmission 24  
Ret 20 23x15px Tony Brooks Vanwall 13 Ignition 17  
DNQ 54 23x15px Keith Greene Cooper-Climax        
DNQ 56 23x15px Bill Moss Cooper-Climax        
DNQ 60 23x15px Mike Parkes Fry-Climax        
DNQ 62 23x15px Dennis Taylor Lotus-Climax        
DNQ 44 23x15px Trevor Taylor Cooper-Climax        
DNQ 66 23x15px Tim Parnell Cooper-Climax        

Championship standings after the race

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

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