1958 World Sportscar Championship season

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1958 World Sportscar Championship season
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The 1958 World Sportscar Championship season was the sixth season of FIA World Sportscar Championship motor racing.[1] It featured the 1958 World Sports Car Championship which was contested over a six race series [1] which ran from 26 January 26, 1958 to 13 September 1958.

Schedule[edit]

Ferrari won the 1958 championship with the 250 Testa Rossa
Rnd Race Circuit or Location Date
1 Argentina 1000km Buenos Aires Autódromo Oscar Alfredo Gálvez 26 January
2 United States 12 Hours of Sebring Sebring International Raceway 22 March
3 Italy Targa Florio Palermo 11 May
4 Germany 1000km Nürburgring Nürburgring 1 June
5 France 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe 21 June
22 June
6 United Kingdom RAC Tourist Trophy Goodwood Circuit 13 September

Season results[edit]

Races[edit]

Porsche placed second with the 718 RSK (pictured) and the 550 RS
Aston Martin placed third with the DBR1 (pictured) and the DB3S
Rnd Circuit Winning Team Results
Winning Drivers
1 Buenos Aires Italy #2 Scuderia Ferrari Results
United Kingdom Peter Collins
United States Phil Hill
2 Sebring Italy #14 Scuderia Ferrari Results
United Kingdom Peter Collins
United States Phil Hill
3 Palermo Italy #106 Scuderia Ferrari Results
Italy Luigi Musso
Belgium Olivier Gendebien
4 Nürburgring United Kingdom #1 David Brown, Ltd. Results
United Kingdom Stirling Moss
Australia Jack Brabham
5 La Sarthe Italy #14 Scuderia Ferrari Results
United States Phil Hill
Belgium Olivier Gendebien
6 Goodwood United Kingdom #7 David Brown, Ltd. Results
United Kingdom Stirling Moss
United Kingdom Tony Brooks

Manufacturers Championship[edit]

Championship points were awarded for the first six positions in each race in the order of 8-6-4-3-2-1, excepting the RAC Tourist Trophy, for which points were awarded on a 4-3-2-1 for the first 4 positions.[2] A manufacturer was only awarded points for its best placed car [2] and no points were awarded for places occupied by other finishers from the same manufacturer. Only the best 4 results for each manufacturer were counted towards the championship totals.[3] Discarded points are shown in the following table within brackets.

Pos Manufacturer Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Total
1 [1] Italy Ferrari [1] 8 8 8 (6) 8 32
2 [1] Germany Porsche [1] 4 4 6 (1) 4 (1) 18
3 [1] United Kingdom Aston Martin [1] 8 6 4 18
4 [1] United Kingdom Lotus [1] 3 3
5 [1] Italy O.S.C.A. [1] 2 2

The cars[edit]

The following models contributed towards the nett championship points totals of their respective manufacturers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l 1974 FIA Yearbook, Grey Section, Previous FIA Championship Winners, page 122
  2. ^ a b Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, page 260
  3. ^ Peter Higham, The Guinness Guide to International Motor Racing, 1995, page 266

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