1960 Formula One season

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1960
FIA Formula One World Championship season
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The 1960 Formula One season featured the eleventh FIA World Championship of Drivers,[1] the third International Cup for F1 Manufacturers[2] and numerous non-championship Formula One races. The World Championship commenced on 7 February 1960 and ended on 20 November after ten races.

Season summary[edit]

The last year of the 2.5 litre formula produced repeat victories for Jack Brabham and Cooper, and saw Lotus, Porsche, and BRM campaigning rear-engined cars. Lance Reventlow's Scarabs, like the Aston Martins, were front-engined and outclassed. Stirling Moss' Rob Walker Lotus gave Colin Chapman his first Grand Prix win at Monaco and followed it with victory in the USA. All other Grands Prix went to Cooper, except for the Italian which was boycotted by the British constructors since the Italians were using Monza's banked circuit.

The points-scoring system was changed with the point for fastest lap being dropped and a point given for sixth place. The best six scores counted towards the championship, increased from five from the previous season.

It was the last World Drivers' Championship to include the Indianapolis 500, and the last season which saw a victory for a front-engined car in a World Drivers' Championship race.

Three drivers died in this season of Grand Prix racing. American Harry Schell in a non-championship race at Silverstone, and Britons Chris Bristow & Alan Stacey, both killed at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. Stirling Moss was severely injured in a practice accident at this event and did not compete for most of the season.

Season review[edit]

Rnd Race Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Constructor Tyre Report
1 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires 7 February United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Stirling Moss New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper-Climax D Report
2 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Monaco 29 May United Kingdom Stirling Moss New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Lotus-Climax D Report
3 United States Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 30 May United States Eddie Sachs United States Jim Rathmann United States Jim Rathmann United States Watson-Offenhauser F Report
4 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort 6 June United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Stirling Moss Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax D Report
5 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps 19 June Australia Jack Brabham Australia Jack Brabham
United Kingdom Innes Ireland
United StatesPhil Hill
Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax D Report
6 France French Grand Prix Reims 3 July Australia Jack Brabham Australia Jack Brabham Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax D Report
7 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Silverstone 16 July Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Graham Hill Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax D Report
8 Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix Boavista 14 August United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom John Surtees Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax D Report
9 Italy Italian Grand Prix Monza 4 September United States Phil Hill United States Phil Hill United States Phil Hill Italy Ferrari D Report
10 United States United States Grand Prix Riverside 20 November United Kingdom Stirling Moss Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Lotus-Climax D Report

Teams and drivers[edit]

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1960 FIA World Championship.

Australian Jack Brabham (pictured in 1966) won his 2nd of 3 driver's championships, driving for Cooper
Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
United States Camoradi International Behra-Porsche-Porsche RSK Porsche 547/6 1.5 F4 D United States Masten Gregory 1
United States Fred Gamble 9
Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati T51 Maserati 250S 2.5 L4 D Argentina Roberto Bonomi 1
Argentina Carlos Menditeguy 1
United States Masten Gregory 2, 4, 6–8
United Kingdom Ian Burgess 2, 6–7, 10
France Maurice Trintignant 2, 4, 6, 10
Portugal Mário de Araújo Cabral 8
United States Alfonso Thiele 9
West Germany Wolfgang von Trips 10
Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D Italy Giorgio Scarlatti 1
Argentina Nasif Estéfano Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D Argentina Nasif Estéfano 1
Spain Antonio Creus Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D Spain Antonio Creus 1
Italy Gino Munaron Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D Italy Gino Munaron 1
United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T51
T53
Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D New Zealand Bruce McLaren 1–2, 4–8, 10
Australia Jack Brabham 1–2, 4–8, 10
United States Chuck Daigh 7
United States Lance Reventlow 7
United Kingdom Ron Flockhart 10
United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 18
16
Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Innes Ireland 1–2, 4–8, 10
United Kingdom Alan Stacey 1–2, 4–5
Argentina Alberto Rodriguez Larreta 1
United Kingdom John Surtees 2, 7–8, 10
United Kingdom Jim Clark 4–8, 10
United Kingdom Ron Flockhart 6
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 246 Ferrari 155 2.4 V6 D United Kingdom Cliff Allison 1–2
United States Phil Hill 1–2, 4–9
West Germany Wolfgang von Trips 1–2, 4–9
Argentina José Froilán González 1
United States Richie Ginther 2, 4, 9
Belgium Willy Mairesse 5–6, 9
France Ecurie Bleue Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 2.2 L4 D United States Harry Schell 1
United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax 18 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Stirling Moss 2, 4–5, 8, 10
Cooper-Climax T51 1
France Maurice Trintignant 1
United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25
P48
BRM P25 2.5 L4 D Sweden Jo Bonnier 1–2, 4–8, 10
United Kingdom Graham Hill 1–2, 4–8, 10
United States Dan Gurney 2, 4–8, 10
Venezuela Ettore Chimeri Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D Venezuela Ettore Chimeri 1
United Kingdom Fred Tuck Cars Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Bruce Halford 2
Belgium Lucien Bianchi 6–7
United Kingdom High Efficiency Motors
United Kingdom C.T. Atkins
Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Roy Salvadori 2, 10
United Kingdom Jack Fairman 7
United Kingdom Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Chris Bristow 2, 4–5
United Kingdom Tony Brooks 2, 4–5, 7–8, 10
United Kingdom Henry Taylor 4, 6–8, 10
Belgium Olivier Gendebien 5–8, 10
United Kingdom Bruce Halford 6
United States Phil Hill 10
United Kingdom J.B. Naylor JBW-Maserati 59 Maserati 250S 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Brian Naylor 2, 7, 9–10
Italy Scuderia Eugenio Castellotti Cooper-Castellotti T51 Castellotti 2.5 L4 D Italy Gino Munaron 2, 6–7, 9
Italy Giorgio Scarlatti 2, 9
Italy Giulio Cabianca 9
United States Reventlow Automobiles Inc. Scarab F1 Scarab 2.5 L4 D United States Chuck Daigh 2, 4–6, 10
United States Lance Reventlow 2, 4–5
United States Richie Ginther 6
United Kingdom David Brown Corporation Aston Martin DBR4
DBR5
Aston Martin RB6 2.5 L6 D United Kingdom Roy Salvadori 4, 7
France Maurice Trintignant 7
Netherlands Ecurie Maarsbergen Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort 4
United Kingdom Taylor-Crawley Racing Team Lotus-Climax 18 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Mike Taylor 5
Belgium Equipe Nationale Belge Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D Belgium Lucien Bianchi 5
United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 11 Vanwall 254 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Tony Brooks 6
United Kingdom Robert Bodle Ltd Lotus-Climax 16 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom David Piper 6–7
United Kingdom Gilby Engineering Cooper-Climax T45 Maserati 250S 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Keith Greene 7
United Kingdom Arthur Owen Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 2.2 L4 D United Kingdom Arthur Owen 9
West Germany Wolfgang Seidel Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D West Germany Wolfgang Seidel 9
West Germany Scuderia Colonia Cooper-Climax T43 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D Italy Piero Drogo 9
United Kingdom H.H. Gould Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D United Kingdom Horace Gould 9
West Germany Dr Ing F. Porsche KG
West Germany Porsche System Engineering
Porsche 718/2 Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4 D West Germany Edgar Barth 9
West Germany Hans Herrmann 9
United Kingdom Equipe Prideaux/Dick Gibson Cooper-Climax T43 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D United Kingdom Vic Wilson 9
United States Joe Lubin Maserati 250F Maserati 250S 2.5 L4 D United States Bob Drake 10
United States Jim Hall Lotus-Climax 18 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United States Jim Hall 10
United States Fred Armbruster Cooper-Climax T45 Ferrari 107 2.5 L4 D United States Pete Lovely 10

1960 Drivers' Championship final standings[edit]

Points were awarded on an 8–6–4–3–2–1 basis at each round, with only the best six round results retained.

Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
MON
Monaco
500
United States
NED
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
Pts.[3]
1 Australia Jack Brabham Ret DSQ 1 1 1 1 1 4 43
2 New Zealand Bruce McLaren 1 2 Ret 2 3 (4) 2 3 34 (37)
3 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 3† / Ret 1 4 DNS DSQ 1 19
4 United Kingdom Innes Ireland 6 9 2 Ret 7 3 6 2 18
5 United States Phil Hill 8 3 Ret 4 12 7 Ret 1 6 16
6 Belgium Olivier Gendebien 3 2 9 7 12 10
7 West Germany Wolfgang von Trips 5 8 5 Ret 11 6 4 5 9 10
8 United States Jim Rathmann 1 8
9 United States Richie Ginther 6 6 Ret 2 8
10 United Kingdom Jim Clark Ret 5 5 16 3 16 8
11 United Kingdom Tony Brooks 4 Ret Ret Ret 5 5 Ret 7
12 United Kingdom John Surtees Ret 2 Ret Ret 6
13 United Kingdom Cliff Allison 2 DNQ 6
14 United States Rodger Ward 2 6
15 United Kingdom Graham Hill Ret 7 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 4
16 Belgium Willy Mairesse Ret Ret 3 4
17 United States Paul Goldsmith 3 4
18 Sweden Joakim Bonnier 7 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 4
19 United Kingdom Henry Taylor 7 4 8 14 3
20 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy 4 3
21 United States Don Branson 4 3
22 Italy Giulio Cabianca 4 3
23 United States Johnny Thomson 5 2
24 Belgium Lucien Bianchi 6 Ret Ret 1
25 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart 6 Ret 1
26 United States Eddie Johnson 6 1
27 West Germany Hans Herrmann 6 1
France Maurice Trintignant 3† Ret Ret Ret 11 15 0
United States Lloyd Ruby 7 0
West Germany Edgar Barth 7 0
United States Jim Hall 7 0
United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Ret DNS Ret 8 0
United Kingdom Bruce Halford DNQ 8 0
United States Bob Veith 8 0
Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort 8 0
Italy Piero Drogo 8 0
United States Masten Gregory 12 DNQ DNS 9 14 Ret 0
Argentina Alberto Rodriguez Larreta 9 0
United States Bud Tingelstad 9 0
West Germany Wolfgang Seidel 9 0
United States Dan Gurney NC Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 0
United States Chuck Daigh DNQ DNS Ret Ret Ret 10 0
United Kingdom Ian Burgess DNQ 10 Ret Ret 0
Argentina José Froilán González 10 0
United States Bob Christie 10 0
United States Fred Gamble 10 0
Argentina Roberto Bonomi 11 0
United States Red Amick 11 0
United States Pete Lovely 11 0
United Kingdom David Piper Ret 12 0
United States Duane Carter 12 0
Italy Gino Munaron 13 Ret 15 Ret 0
United Kingdom Brian Naylor DNQ 13 Ret Ret 0
United States Bill Homeier 13 0
Argentina Nasif Estéfano 14 0
United States Gene Hartley 14 0
United States Chuck Stevenson 15 0
United States Bobby Grim 16 0
United Kingdom Alan Stacey Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Chris Bristow Ret Ret Ret 0
Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Ret DNQ Ret 0
United States Lance Reventlow DNQ DNS Ret DNS 0
United States Harry Schell Ret 0
Venezuela Ettore Chimeri Ret 0
Spain Antonio Creus Ret 0
United States Shorty Templeman Ret 0
United States Jim Hurtubise Ret 0
United States Jimmy Bryan Ret 0
United States Troy Ruttman Ret 0
United States Eddie Sachs Ret 0
United States Don Freeland Ret 0
United States Tony Bettenhausen Ret 0
United States Wayne Weiler Ret 0
United States A. J. Foyt Ret 0
United States Eddie Russo Ret 0
United States Johnny Boyd Ret 0
United States Gene Force Ret 0
United States Jim McWithey Ret 0
United States Len Sutton Ret 0
United States Al Herman Ret 0
United States Dempsey Wilson Ret 0
United States Dick Rathmann Ret 0
United Kingdom Jack Fairman Ret 0
United Kingdom Keith Greene Ret 0
Portugal Mario de Araujo Cabral Ret 0
United States Alfonso Thiele Ret 0
United Kingdom Vic Wilson Ret 0
United Kingdom Arthur Owen Ret 0
United Kingdom Mike Taylor DNS 0
United Kingdom Horace Gould DNS 0
Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
MON
Monaco
500
United States
NED
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
  • † Position shared between more drivers of the same car – no points awarded
  • Italics indicate fastest lap
  • Bold indicates pole position

1960 Constructors' Championship final standings[edit]

Points were awarded on an 8–6–4–3–2–1 basis at each round (excluding the Indianapolis 500), with only the best six results from the nine races retained. Only the best placed car from each manufacturer at each round was eligible to score points.

Pos. Manufacturer ARG
Argentina
MON
Monaco
NED
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
Pts.[3]
1 United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1 (2) 1 1 1 1 1 8 (3) 48 (58)
2 United Kingdom Lotus-Climax (6) 1 2 5 (5) 2 3 1 34 (37)
3 Italy Ferrari 2 3 5 4 11 (6) 4 1 26 (27)
4 United Kingdom BRM 7 5 3 Ret Ret 10 Ret 5 8
5 United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati 4 Ret Ret 9 14 Ret Ret 9 3
6 United Kingdom Cooper-Castellotti DNQ Ret 15 4 11 3
7 West Germany Porsche 6 1
France Behra-Porsche-Porsche 12 10 0
United States Scarab WD DNQ DNS Ret DNS 10 0
United Kingdom Aston Martin DNS 11 0
Italy Maserati 13 DNS 13 0
United Kingdom JBW-Maserati DNQ 13 Ret 0
United Kingdom Vanwall Ret 0
Pos. Manufacturer ARG
Argentina
MON
Monaco
NED
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
Pts.
  • Bold results counted to championship totals.

Non-Championship race results[edit]

Other Formula One races also held in 1960, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
United Kingdom VIII Glover Trophy Goodwood 18 April United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
United Kingdom XII BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 14 May United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
United Kingdom V Silver City Trophy Brands Hatch 1 August Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax Report
United Kingdom I Lombank Trophy Snetterton 17 September United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
United Kingdom VII International Gold Cup Oulton Park 24 September United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ FIA Yearbook, 1974 page 119
  2. ^ FIA Yearbook, 1974 page 121
  3. ^ a b Only the best 6 results counted towards the Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.

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