1958 Portuguese Grand Prix

The 1958 Portuguese Grand Prix was Round 9 of the 1958 Formula 1 World Championship. The event was held at Circuito da Boavista in Portugal on Sunday, 24 August 1958. Stirling Moss started on pole position for Vanwall and was the race winner.

During an interview on Beyond The Grid – The F1® Podcast that was released on 20 May 2020, a month after his death, Sir Stirling reminisced about his extraordinarily magnanimous decision to support his title rival Mike Hawthorn when the Englishman faced exclusion from this event for rejoining the track in a dangerous manner. This astonishing act of sportsmanship almost certainly cost Sir Stirling the 1958 drivers’ title which instead went to Hawthorn by a single point but when quizzed about his choice by interviewer Mia Forbes Pirie, he expressed no regrets.

1958 Portuguese Grand Prix Race Result
Pos.No.DriverNationalityTeamTyreLapsTime/RetiredTimeGapIntervalBest LapLapPoints
12Stirling MossGreat BritainVanwallDunlop502:11:27.8002:11:27.800--8
224Mike HawthornGreat BritainFerrariEnglebert50+312.7502:16:40.550+5:12.750+5:12.7502:32.370367
36Stuart Lewis-EvansGreat BritainVanwallDunlop49+1 lap1 lap1 lap4
48Jean BehraFranceBRM49+1 lap1 lap3
522Wolfgang von TripsGermanyFerrariEnglebert49+1 lap1 lap2
610Harry SchellUnited StatesBRM49+1 lap1 lap
714Jack BrabhamAustraliaCooper Climax48+2 laps2 laps1 lap
812Maurice TrintignantFranceCooper Climax48+2 laps2 laps
916Roy SalvadoriGreat BritainCooper Climax46+4 laps4 laps2 laps
DNF28Carroll ShelbyUnited StatesMaseratiPirelli47DNF
DNF4Tony BrooksGreat BritainVanwallDunlop37DNF
DNF20Graham HillGreat BritainLotus Climax25DNF
DNF18Cliff AllisonGreat BritainMaseratiPirelli15DNF
DNF32Jo BonnierSwedenMaseratiPirelli9DNF
DNF30Maria Teresa de FilippisItalyMaseratiPirelli6DNF