1960 Argentine Grand Prix

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Argentina  1960 Argentine Grand Prix
Race details
Race 1 of 10 in the 1960 Formula One season
Autódromo Oscar y Juan Gálvez Circuito N° 2 (Histórico).svg
Date 7 February 1960
Location Autodromo Municipal Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires
Course Permanent racing facility
3.912 km (2.431 mi)
Distance 80 laps, 312.960 km (194.464 mi)
Weather Dry
Pole position
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax
Time 1:36.9
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax
Time 1:38.9 on lap 37
Podium
First New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax
Second United Kingdom Cliff Allison Ferrari
Third France Maurice Trintignant
United Kingdom Stirling Moss
Cooper-Climax

The 1960 Argentine Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Buenos Aires on 7 February 1960. This was the last Argentine Grand Prix until 1972, and the last to be held on the No. 4 configuration of the circuit.

The race was won by Bruce McLaren, his second consecutive victory, having won his first at Sebring at the end of the 1959 season. Stirling Moss suffered a suspension failure while leading, and took over Maurice Trintignant's Cooper, but was not scored points for third place as a result of the shared drive, a rule that had been in place since 1958.

Venezuelan driver Ettore Chimeri participated in his only grand prix. He was killed two weeks later driving a Ferrari 250TR in Havana. He would be the first driver from his country in Formula One, and the last until Johnny Cecotto in 1983. It was the only grand prix appearances for Antonio Creus, Alberto Rodriguez Larreta and Roberto Bonomi. It was also the last grand prix appearances for the driver who scored Ferrari's first World Championship race victory, José Froilán González, and experienced American driver Harry Schell, who would be killed during practice for a non-championship race at Silverstone.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Nat Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 16 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 80 2:17:49.5 13 8
2 24 United Kingdom Cliff Allison Ferrari 80 + 26.3 7 6
3 38 France
United Kingdom
Maurice Trintignant
Stirling Moss[1]
Cooper-Climax 80 + 36.9 8
4 6 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy Cooper-Maserati 80 + 53.3 12 3
5 30 Germany Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari 79 + 1 Lap 5 2
6 20 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 79 + 1 Lap 2 1
7 40 Sweden Jo Bonnier BRM 79 + 1 Lap 4  
8 26 United States Phil Hill Ferrari 77 + 3 Laps 6  
9 46 Argentina Alberto Rodriguez Larreta Lotus-Climax 77 + 3 Laps 15  
10 32 Argentina José Froilán González Ferrari 77 + 3 Laps 11  
11 4 Argentina Roberto Bonomi Cooper-Maserati 76 + 4 Laps 17  
12 2 United States Masten Gregory Behra-Porsche-Porsche 76 + 4 Laps 16  
13 14 Italy Gino Munaron Maserati 72 + 8 Laps 19  
14 10 Argentina Nasif Estéfano Maserati 70 + 10 Laps 20  
Ret 34 United States Harry Schell Cooper-Climax 63 Fuel pump 9  
Ret 18 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 42 Gearbox 10  
Ret 36 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax 40 Suspension 1  
Ret 42 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 37 Overheating 3  
Ret 22 United Kingdom Alan Stacey Lotus-Climax 24 Physical 14  
Ret 44 Venezuela Ettore Chimeri Maserati 23 Physical 21  
Ret 12 Spain Antonio Creus Maserati 16 Physical 22  
Ret 8 Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati 11 Overheating 18  

* Trintignant and Moss received no points for the shared drive

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. 163. ISBN 0-85429-276-4. 


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