1959 Monaco Grand Prix

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Coordinates: 43°44′4.74″N 7°25′16.8″E / 43.7346500°N 7.421333°E / 43.7346500; 7.421333

Monaco  1959 Monaco Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 9 in the 1959 Formula One season
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Date 10 May 1959
Official name XVII Grand Prix Automobile de Monaco
Location Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Course Street Circuit
3.145 km (1.954 mi)
Distance 100 laps, 314.500 km (195.400 mi)
Weather Hot, clear
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax
Time 1:39.6
Fastest lap
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax
Time 1:40.4
First Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax
Second United Kingdom Tony Brooks Ferrari
Third France Maurice Trintignant Cooper-Climax

The 1959 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Circuit de Monaco on 10 May 1959. It was the opening round of the 1959 Formula One season. It was the 17th Monaco Grand Prix. The race was held over 100 laps of the three kilometre circuit for a race distance of 315 kilometres.

The race was won by Australian racer Jack Brabham driving a Cooper T51 for the factory Cooper Car Company team. It was the first win for Brabham, a future three-time world champion. It was the first World Championship Grand Prix victory by an Australian driver. It was also the first win for the factory Cooper team. Coopers had won races previously in the hands of Rob Walker Racing Team. Brabham finished 20 seconds ahead of British driver Tony Brooks driving a Ferrari 246. A lap down in third was the Cooper T51 of French driver and 1958 Monaco Grand Prix winner Maurice Trintignant of the Rob Walker Racing Team.


Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 24 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 100 2:55:51.3 3 9
2 50 United Kingdom Tony Brooks Ferrari 100 + 20.4 4 6
3 32 France Maurice Trintignant Cooper-Climax 98 + 2 Laps 6 4
4 48 United States Phil Hill Ferrari 97 + 3 Laps 5 3
5 22 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 96 + 4 Laps 13 2
6 38 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Cooper-Maserati 83 + 17 Laps 8  
Ret 30 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax 81 Transmission 1  
Ret 20 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart BRM 64 Spun off 10  
Ret 16 United States Harry Schell BRM 48 Accident 9  
Ret 18 Sweden Jo Bonnier BRM 44 Brakes 7  
Ret 46 France Jean Behra Ferrari 24 Engine 2  
Ret 40 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Climax 21 Fire 14  
Ret 26 United States Masten Gregory Cooper-Climax 6 Gearbox 11  
Ret 6 Germany Wolfgang von Trips Porsche 1 Collision 12  
Ret 52 United Kingdom Cliff Allison Ferrari 1 Collision 15  
Ret 44 United Kingdom Bruce Halford Lotus-Climax 1 Collision 16  
DNQ 34 United Kingdom Ivor Bueb Cooper-Climax    
DNQ 54 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati    
DNQ 12 Belgium Alain de Changy Cooper-Climax    
DNQ 10 Belgium Lucien Bianchi Cooper-Climax    
DNQ 4 Italy Maria Teresa de Filippis Porsche    
DNQ 42 United States Pete Lovely Lotus-Climax    
DNQ 14 France Jean Lucienbonnet Cooper-Climax    
DNQ 56 Monaco André Testut Maserati        

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

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