1960 Italian Grand Prix
|Race 9 of 10 in the 1960 Formula One season|
Autodromo Nazionale Monza layout
|Date||4 September 1960|
|Official name||XXXI Gran Premio d'Italia|
|Location||Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza, Italy|
|Course||Permanent road course|
|Course length||10.000 km (6.214 mi)|
|Distance||50 laps, 500.023 km (310.700 mi)|
The 1960 season had been a frustrating one for Ferrari's Formula 1 program as they campaigned their obsolete Dino 246, a front engined car as the rear engined design established supremacy. The championship had already been decided for Jack Brabham and Ferrari had gone without a victory. Seeing an opportunity, the Italian organizers decided to maximize Ferrari's one advantage —straightline speed— by using the combined Monza road and banked oval circuit, making the fast Monza even faster.
Citing the fragility of their cars and the dangers of the banking, the major British factory teams of the day—Lotus, B.R.M., and Cooper, all boycotted the event, leading to a cobbled together field of private entrants and Formula 2 cars.
The race was a processional affair, with Ginther leading at the start and eventually being overtaken by Hill. The pair with teammate Willy Mairesse raced on to a rare 1–2–3 team result for Scuderia Ferrari. The boycott also allowed Scuderia Castellotti to score its only world championship points with Giulio Cabianca finishing fourth in his Cooper T51, two laps behind Hill and ahead of Scuderia Ferrari's fourth entry, Wolfgang von Trips.
It was the first victory by an American driver in a Grand Prix since Jimmy Murphy in 1921, and the first by an American in the modern era, post codification of the Formula One championship in 1950. It would also be the last Formula One victory by a front-engined car.
|2||18||Richie Ginther||Ferrari||50||+ 2:27.6||2||6|
|3||16||Willy Mairesse||Ferrari||49||+ 1 Lap||3||4|
|4||2||Giulio Cabianca||Cooper-Castellotti||48||+ 2 Laps||4||3|
|5||22||Wolfgang von Trips||Ferrari||48||+ 2 Laps||6||2|
|6||26||Hans Herrmann||Porsche||47||+ 3 Laps||10||1|
|7||24||Edgar Barth||Porsche||47||+ 3 Laps||12|
|8||12||Piero Drogo||Cooper-Climax||45||+ 5 Laps||15|
|9||10||Wolfgang Seidel||Cooper-Climax||44||+ 6 Laps||13|
|10||28||Fred Gamble||Behra-Porsche-Porsche||41||+ 9 laps||14|
|DNS||14||Horace Gould||Maserati||Fuel system|
Championship standings after the race
- Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings. Only the best 6 results counted towards each Championship. Numbers without parentheses are Championship points; numbers in parentheses are total points scored.
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