1960 British Grand Prix

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Race details
Race 7 of 10 in the 1960 Formula One season
Silverstone 1952.jpg
Date 16 July 1960
Official name XIII RAC British Grand Prix
Location Silverstone Circuit, Northants., England
Course Permanent road course
4.711 km (2.927 mi)
Distance 77 laps, 362.75 km (225.40 mi)
Weather Dry, overcast.
Pole position
Driver Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax
Time 1:34.6
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM
Time 1:34.4 on lap 56
Podium
First Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax
Second United Kingdom John Surtees Lotus-Climax
Third United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax

The 1960 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire, England, on 16 July 1960. The race was the seventh round of the 1960 Formula One season, the final Formula One season run to the 2.5 litre maximum engine displacement rules which had been in place since 1954. The race was won by reigning World Champion Jack Brabham and Innes Ireland finished in third place. Between the two, multiple motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion John Surtees (in only his second ever Formula One Grand Prix) took second place.

Classification[edit]

Pos No Nat Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 77 2:04:24.3 1 8
2 9 United Kingdom John Surtees Lotus-Climax 77 + 49.6 11 6
3 7 United Kingdom Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 77 + 1:29.6 5 4
4 2 New Zealand Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 76 + 1 Lap 3 3
5 12 United Kingdom Tony Brooks Cooper-Climax 76 + 1 Lap 9 2
6 11 Germany Wolfgang von Trips Ferrari 75 + 2 Laps 7 1
7 10 United States Phil Hill Ferrari 75 + 2 Laps 10  
8 15 United Kingdom Henry Taylor Cooper-Climax 74 + 3 Laps 16  
9 14 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Cooper-Climax 74 + 3 Laps 12  
10 5 United States Dan Gurney BRM 74 + 3 Laps 6  
11 19 France Maurice Trintignant Aston Martin 72 + 5 Laps 21  
12 26 United Kingdom David Piper Lotus-Climax 72 + 5 Laps 24  
13 25 United Kingdom Brian Naylor JBW-Maserati 72 + 5 Laps 18  
14 16 United States Masten Gregory Cooper-Maserati 71 + 6 laps 14  
15 21 Italy Gino Munaron Cooper-Castellotti 70 + 7 Laps 25  
16 8 United Kingdom Jim Clark Lotus-Climax 70 + 7 Laps 8  
Ret 4 United Kingdom Graham Hill BRM 71 Brakes 2  
Ret 24 Belgium Lucien Bianchi Cooper-Climax 62 Electrical 17  
Ret 6 Sweden Jo Bonnier BRM 59 Suspension 4  
Ret 3 United States Chuck Daigh Cooper-Climax 58 Overheating 19  
Ret 17 United Kingdom Ian Burgess Cooper-Maserati 58 Engine 20  
Ret 18 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Aston Martin 46 Steering 13  
Ret 23 United Kingdom Jack Fairman Cooper-Climax 46 Fuel Pump 15  
Ret 22 United Kingdom Keith Greene Cooper-Maserati 12 Overheating 22  
PO* 3 United States Lance Reventlow Cooper-Climax Withdrawn

* Lance Reventlow and Chuck Daigh were entered with the same vehicle following extensive damage to their Scarab cars at the preceding French Grand Prix. Daigh proved the faster during practice and so Reventlow was withdrawn.

Notes[edit]

  • Pole position: Jack Brabham - 1:34.6
  • Fastest Lap: Graham Hill - 1:34.4
  • Cooper-Climax became the first team to win the Constructors' Championship with 3 races left
  • First podium finish for John Surtees

Championship standings after the race[edit]

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

References[edit]


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