1959 Dutch Grand Prix

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Netherlands  1959 Dutch Grand Prix
Race details
Race 3 of 9 in the 1959 Formula One season
Zandvoort original layout
Zandvoort original layout
Date 31 May 1959
Location Circuit Park Zandvoort
Zandvoort, Netherlands
Course Permanent racing facility
4.193 km (2.605 mi)
Distance 75 laps, 314.47 km (195.37 mi)
Weather Sunny
Pole position
Driver Sweden Jo Bonnier BRM
Time 1:36.0
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax
Time 1.36.7
Podium
First Sweden Jo Bonnier BRM
Second Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax
Third United States Masten Gregory Cooper-Climax

The 1959 Dutch Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Zandvoort on 31 May 1959. It was the ninth Dutch Grand Prix. The race was held over 75 laps of the four kilometre circuit for a race distance of 314 kilometres.

The race was won by Swedish driver Joakim Bonnier driving a BRM P25. It would be the only World Championship victory of Bonnier's fifteen-year Grand Prix career. It was also the first win for the Owen Racing Organisation, the race team of the constructor BRM, after almost a decade of effort. Bonnier won by fifteen seconds over Australian driver Jack Brabham driving a Cooper T51, to become the first Swedish driver to win a Formula One Grand Prix. Brabham's American team mate Masten Gregory was the only other driver to finish on the lead lap in his Cooper T51 in third position.

Brabham's second position expanded his championship points lead with Bonnier now second along with the Indy 500 winner Rodger Ward.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7 Sweden Jo Bonnier BRM 75 2:05:26.8 1 8
2 8 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 75 + 14.2 2 6
3 9 United States Masten Gregory Cooper-Climax 75 + 1:23.0 7 4
4 12 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 74 + 1 Lap 9 3
5 1 France Jean Behra Ferrari 74 + 1 Lap 4 2
6 3 United States Phil Hill Ferrari 73 + 2 Laps 12  
7 14 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Climax 73 + 2 Laps 5  
8 10 France Maurice Trintignant Cooper-Climax 73 + 2 Laps 11  
9 16 United Kingdom Cliff Allison Ferrari 71 + 4 Laps 15  
10 15 Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 68 + 7 Laps 14  
Ret 11 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax 62 Gearbox 3 1
Ret 6 United States Harry Schell BRM 46 Gearbox 6  
Ret 2 United Kingdom Tony Brooks Ferrari 42 Oil Leak 8  
Ret 5 United States Carroll Shelby Aston Martin 25 Engine 10  
Ret 4 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Aston Martin 3 Engine 13  

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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


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