1959 Formula 1 World Championship

The 1959 Formula 1 World Championship was the tenth F1 season. It consisted of 9 Grand Prix rounds, held across 8 different countries. Jack Brabham won the Drivers’ Championship and Cooper won the Constructors’ Championship.

1959 Races
RoundGrand PrixCircuitDateWinnerTeamLapsRace Time
1MonacoCircuit de Monaco10 May 1959Jack BrabhamCooper Climax1002:55:51.300
2Indianapolis 500Indianapolis Motor Speedway30 May 1959Rodger WardWatson Offenhauser2003:40:49.200
3NetherlandsCircuit Park Zandvoort31 May 1959Jo BonnierBRM752:05:26.800
4FranceCircuit de Reims-Gueux5 July 1959Tony BrooksFerrari502:01:26.500
5Great BritainAintree Racecourse18 July 1959Jack BrabhamCooper Climax752:30:11.600
6GermanyAutomobil-Verkehrs und Übungs-Straße2 August 1959Tony BrooksFerrari602:09:31.600
7PortugalMonsanto Park23 August 1959Stirling MossCooper Climax622:11:55.410
8ItalyAutodromo Nazionale Monza13 September 1959Stirling MossCooper Climax722:04:05.400
9United StatesSebring Raceway12 December 1959Bruce McLarenCooper Climax422:12:35.700
1959 Driver Standings
Pos.DriverDriver NationalityTeamPoints
1Jack BrabhamAustraliaCooper Climax31
2Tony BrooksGreat BritainFerrari27
3Stirling MossGreat BritainCooper Climax25.5
4Phil HillUnited StatesFerrari20
5Maurice TrintignantFranceCooper Climax19
6Bruce McLarenNew ZealandCooper Climax16.5
7Dan GurneyUnited StatesFerrari13
8Jo BonnierSwedenBRM10
8Masten GregoryUnited StatesCooper Climax10
10Rodger WardUnited StatesKurtis Kraft Offenhauser 8
11Jim RathmannUnited StatesWatson Offenhauser6
12Johnny ThomsonUnited StatesLesovsky Offenhauser5
12Innes IrelandGreat BritainLotus Climax5
12Harry SchellUnited StatesCooper Climax5
15Tony BettenhausenUnited StatesEpperly Offenhauser3
15Olivier GendebienBelgiumFerrari3
17Paul GoldsmithUnited StatesEpperly Offenhauser2
17Jean BehraFranceFerrari2
17Cliff AllisonGreat BritainFerrari2
1959 Constructor Standings
Pos.TeamPoints
1Cooper Climax40
2Ferrari32
3BRM18
4Lotus Climax5
1959 Fastest Laps
RoundGrand PrixDriverTeamTime
1MonacoJack BrabhamCooper Climax1:40.400
2Indianapolis 500Johnny ThomsonLesovsky Offenhauser1:01.890
3NetherlandsStirling MossCooper Climax1:36.700
4FranceStirling MossBRM2:22.800
5Great BritainStirling MossBRM1:57.000
6GermanyTony BrooksFerrari2:04.500
7PortugalStirling MossCooper Climax2:05.070
8ItalyPhil HillFerrari1:40.400
9United StatesMaurice TrintignantCooper Climax3:05.000