1958 Belgian Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 5 of 11 in the 1958 Formula One season
Spa 1950.jpg
Date 15 June 1958
Official name XIX GROTE PRIJS VAN BELGIE
Location Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps, Belgium
Course Grand Prix Circuit
14.12 km (8.774 mi)
Distance 24 laps, 338.880 km (210.576 mi)
Weather Hot, dry
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari
Time 3:57.1
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari
Time 3:58.3
Podium
First United Kingdom Tony Brooks Vanwall
Second United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari
Third United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans Vanwall

The 1958 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 15 June 1958 at Spa-Francorchamps. It was the 19th Belgian Grand Prix and it was held over 24 laps of the 14 kilometre circuit for a race distance of 339 kilometres.

The Belgian Grand Prix returned to the calendar after being off the calendar the year previous, and the 8.7 mile Spa circuit had been slightly modified. The pits had been rebuilt, the pit straight had been widened and straightened and the entire track had been resurfaced. The race distance had been shortened from 36 to 24 laps.

The race was won by British driver Tony Brooks in a Vanwall. It was Brooks first solo Grand Prix victory after his car won the 1957 British Grand Prix in a shared driver with Stirling Moss. Brooks finished 20 seconds ahead of fellow Briton Mike Hawthorn driving a Ferrari 246 F1. Brooks' Vanwall team mate Stuart Lewis-Evans finished third in a career-best finish, the first of just two podium finishes to his short Grand Prix career. The race also marked the first World Championship race start (and finish) by a woman, Maria Teresa de Filippis driving her privately entered Maserati 250F. She finished tenth and last, two laps behind Brooks' Vanwall.

On the last lap, Tony Brooks came out of La Source to end the race, and his gearbox seized as he crossed the line. When Mike Hawthorn was coming out of the same corner to end his race in second, his engine failed as he was coming to the finish line. Stuart Lewis-Evans's suspension collapsed on the way into La Source, and he crawled to the line in third.

Lap leaders: Tony Brooks 21 laps (1, 3, 6–24); Peter Collins 3 laps (2, 4–5).

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 United Kingdom Tony Brooks Vanwall 24 1:37:06.3 5 8
2 16 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 24 +20.7 secs 1 7
3 6 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans Vanwall 24 +3:00.9 11 4
4 40 United Kingdom Cliff Allison Lotus-Climax 24 +4:15.5[1] 12 3
5 10 United States Harry Schell BRM 23 +1 Lap 7 2
6 20 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Ferrari 23 +1 Lap 6
7 28 France Maurice Trintignant Maserati 23 +1 Lap 16
8 24 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Cooper-Climax 23 +1 Lap 13
9 36 Sweden Jo Bonnier Maserati 22 +2 Laps 14
10 26 Italy Maria Teresa de Filippis Maserati 22 +2 Laps 19
Ret 38 Spain Paco Godia Maserati 22 Engine 18
Ret 22 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 16 Overheating 8
Ret 42 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Climax 12 Engine 15
Ret 18 Italy Luigi Musso Ferrari 5 Accident 2
Ret 14 United Kingdom Peter Collins Ferrari 5 Overheating 4
Ret 8 France Jean Behra BRM 5 Oil Pressure 10
Ret 32 Germany Wolfgang Seidel Maserati 4 Halfshaft 17
Ret 2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Vanwall 0 Engine 9
Ret 30 United States Masten Gregory Maserati 0 Engine 3
DNS 34 Australia Ken Kavanagh Maserati Engine

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lang, Mike (1981). Grand Prix! Vol 1. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 131. ISBN 0-85429-276-4. 


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