1959 24 Hours of Le Mans

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1959 24 Hours of Le Mans
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The 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 27th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on 20 and 21 June 1959. It was also the fourth round of the 1959 World Sports Car Championship.

Official results[edit]

Le Mans in 1959
Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
1 S
3.0
5 United Kingdom David Brown Racing Dept. United States Carroll Shelby
United Kingdom Roy Salvadori
Aston Martin DBR1/300 Aston Martin 3.0L I6 323
2 S
3.0
6 United Kingdom David Brown Racing Dept. France Maurice Trintignant
Belgium Paul Frère
Aston Martin DBR1/300 Aston Martin 3.0L I6 322
3 GT
3.0
11 Belgium Equipe Nationale Belge Belgium Jean Blaton
Belgium Leon Dernier
Ferrari 250 GT LWB Coupe Ferrari 3.0L V12 297
4 GT
3.0
18 United States North American Racing Team (NART) Belgium André Pilette
United States George Arents
Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Ferrari 3.0L V12 296
5 GT
3.0
16 France Fernand Tavano
United States North American Racing Team (NART)
France Fernand Tavano
United States Bob Grossman
Ferrari 250 GT California Ferrari 3.0L V12 294
6 GT
3.0
20 Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Lino Fayen Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Lino Fayen
Italy Gino Munaron
Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Ferrari 3.0L V12 293
7 GT
2.0
29 United Kingdom Rudd Racing Ltd. United Kingdom Ted Whiteaway
United Kingdom John Turner
AC Ace Bristol 2.0L I6 273
8 GT
1.5
41 United Kingdom William S. Frost United Kingdom Peter Lumsden
United Kingdom Peter Riley
Lotus Elite Mk14 Coventry Climax 1.2L I4 270
9 GT
750
46 France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet France René Cotton
France Louis Cornet
DB HBR4 Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 258
10 GT
1.5
42 United Kingdom Border Reivers United Kingdom Sir John Whitmore
United Kingdom Jim Clark
Lotus Elite Mk14 Coventry Climax 1.2L I4 257
11 GT
750
45 France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet France Bernard Consten
France Paul Armagnac
DB HBR4 Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 247
12 GT
750
44 Sweden Sture Nottorp Sweden Sture Nottorp
Sweden Gunnar Bengtsson
Saab 93 Sport Saab 0.7L I3 (2-Stroke) 232

Not Classified[edit]

Failed to complete 70% of winner's distance (226 laps)

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
13 S
750
55 Italy Automobili Stanguellini France Roger Delageneste
France Paul Guiraud
Stanguellini 750 Sport BA Stanguellini 0.7L I4 220

Did Not Finish[edit]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
14 GT
750
48 France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet France René Bartholoni
France Francois Jaeger
DB HBR5 Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 169
15 GT
2.0
27 United Kingdom Standard Triumph United Kingdom Ninian Sanderson
Belgium Claude Dubois
Triumph TR3S Triumph 2.0L I4 114
16 S
1.1
48 France Roger Masson France Roger Masson
France Jean Vinatier
DB HBR5 Panhard 0.9L Flat-2 179
17 GT
2.0
33 United Kingdom F.W.R. Lund United Kingdom Ted Lund
United Kingdom Colin Escott
MG MGA Twin Cam MG 1.6L I4 185
18 S
3.0
14 Italy Scuderia Ferrari United States Phil Hill
Belgium Olivier Gendebien
Ferrari 250 TR59 Ferrari 3.0L V12 263
19 S
1.5
35 France Jean Kerguen France Jean Kerguen
Morocco Robert La Caze
Porsche 550 RS Porsche 1.5L Flat-4 229
20 S
1.5
37 United States Ed Hugus United States Ed Hugus
United States Ray Erickson
Porsche 718 RSK Porsche 1.5L Flat-4 240
21 S
1.5
36 Netherlands Baron Carel Godin de Beaufort Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort
Brazil Christian Heins
Porsche 718 RSK Porsche 1.5L Flat-4 186
22 S
750
53 United Kingdom Team Lotus Engineering United Kingdom Alan Stacey
United Kingdom Keith Greene
Lotus 17 Coventry Climax 0.7L I4 156
23 S
1.5
34 Germany Porsche KG Germany Edgar Barth
Germany Wolfgang Seidel
Porsche 718 RSK Porsche 1.5L Flat-4 168
24 S
2.0
31 Germany Porsche KG Sweden Jo Bonnier
Germany Wolfgang von Trips
Porsche 718 RSK Porsche 1.6L Flat-4 182
25 S
3.0
8 United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse United Kingdom Ron Flockhart
United Kingdom John Lawrence
Tojeiro Jaguar 3.0L I6 137
26 GT
1.5
38 France Equipe Los Amigos France Jean-Claude Vidilles
France Jean-François Malle
Lotus Elite Mk14 Coventry Climax 1.2L I4 105
27 S
2.0
25 United Kingdom Standard Triumph United Kingdom Peter Jopp
United Kingdom Richard Stoop
Triumph TR3S Triumph 2.0L I4 245
28 S
3.0
12 Italy Scuderia Ferrari United States Dan Gurney
France Jean Behra
Ferrari 250 TR59 Ferrari 3.0L V12 129
29 S
3.0
30 United Kingdom Team Lotus Engineering United Kingdom Graham Hill
Australia Derek Jolly
Lotus 15 Coventry Climax 2.0L I4 119
30 S
750
52 Italy O.S.C.A. Automobili France Jean Laroche
Monaco André Testut
O.S.C.A. 750 Sport O.S.C.A. 0.7L I4 88
31 GT
750
50 Argentina Alejandro de Tomaso Argentina Alejandro de Tomaso
United Kingdom Colin Davis
DB HBR5 Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 63
32 S
3.0
1 United Kingdom Brian Lister United Kingdom Ivor Bueb
United Kingdom Bruce Halford
Lister LM Jaguar 3.0L I6 121
33 S
3.0
19 United States Edwin D. Martin United States Edwin D. Martin
United States William Kimberley
Ferrari 250 TR58 Ferrari 3.0L V12 108
34 S
3.0
3 United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse United Kingdom Innes Ireland
United States Masten Gregory
Jaguar D-Type Modified Jaguar 3.0L I6 70
35 S
2.0
24 United Kingdom Cooper Car Company United Kingdom Jim Russell
New Zealand Bruce McLaren
Cooper T49 Monaco Mk1 Coventry Climax 2.0L I4 79
36 S
2.0
32 Germany Porsche KG Germany Hans Herrmann
Italy Umberto Maglioli
Porsche 718 RSK Porsche 1.6L Flat-4 78
37 S
2.0
23 Italy Scuderia Ferrari Italy Giulio Cabianca
Italy Giorgio Scarlatti
Ferrari Dino 196S Ferrari 1.9L V6 63
38 GT
1.1
59 France Jacques Faucher France Jacques Faucher
France Gérard Leffargue
DB HBR4 Panhard 0.9L Flat-2 53
39 S
750
56 Italy Automobili Stanguellini France René Louis Revillon
France Joseph Dieu
Stanguellini 750 Sport Bialbero Stanguellini 0.7L I4 37
40 S
3.0
4 United Kingdom David Brown Racing Dept. United Kingdom Stirling Moss
United Kingdom Jack Fairman
Aston Martin DBR1/300 Aston Martin 3.0L I6 70
41 GT
750
43 United Kingdom S.A. Hurrell / R.M. North United Kingdom Sydney H. Hurrell
United Kingdom Roy North
Saab 93 Sport Saab 0.7L I3 (2-Stroke) 35
42 S
750
54 United Kingdom Team Lotus Engineering United Kingdom Michael Taylor
United Kingdom Jonathan Sieff
Lotus 17 Coventry Climax 0.7L I4 23
43 S
750
51 Italy O.S.C.A. Automobili Mexico Pedro Rodriguez
Mexico Ricardo Rodríguez
O.S.C.A. Sport 750TN O.S.C.A. 0.7L I4 32
44 S
3.0
2 United Kingdom Brian Lister United States Walt Hansgen
United Kingdom Peter Blond
Lister LM Jaguar 3.0L I6 52
45 S
3.0
7 United Kingdom A.G. Whitehead United Kingdom Graham Whitehead
United Kingdom Brian Naylor
Aston Martin DBR1/300 Aston Martin 3.0L I6 52
46 S
3.0
10 Belgium Equipe Nationale Belga Belgium Lucien Bianchi
Belgium Alain de Changy
Ferrari 250 TR58 Ferrari 3.0L V12 47
47 GT
2.0
60 United Kingdom John Dashwood United Kingdom John Dashwood
United Kingdom William Wilks
Frazer-Nash Le Mans Bristol 2.0L I6 30
48 S
750
62 France Société E.F.A.C. France René Philippe Faure
France Georges Guyot
Stanguellini Efac SP Fiat 0.7L I4 58
49 S
3.0
15 Italy Scuderia Ferrari United Kingdom Cliff Allison
Brazil Hermano da Silva Ramos
Ferrari 250 TR59 Ferrari 3.0L V12 41
50 GT
2.0
26 United Kingdom Standard Triumph United Kingdom Peter Bolton
United Kingdom Michael Rotschild
Triumph TR3S Triumph 2.0L I4 35
51 S
3.0
17 United States North American Racing Team (NART) United States Gilbert Geitner
United States Rod Carveth
Ferrari 250 TR58 Ferrari 3.0L V12 21
52 GT
3.0
21 Switzerland Écurie Trois Chevrons Switzerland Hubert Patthey
Switzerland Renaud Calderari
Aston Martin DB4 GT Aston Martin 3.0L I6 21
53 GT
750
47 France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet France Pierre Chancel
France Gérard Laureau
DB HBR4 Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 9

Statistics[edit]

  • Fastest Lap - #12 Scuderia Ferrari - 4:00.9
  • Distance - 4347.9 km
  • Average Speed - 181.163 km/h

Trophy Winners[edit]

  • 25th Biennial Cup - #46 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet
  • Index of Performance - #46 Autombiles Deutsch et Bonnet
  • Index of Thermal Efficiency - #45 Autombiles Deutsch et Bonnet