1959 British Grand Prix


1959 British Grand Prix

Infobox Grand Prix race report
Type = F1
Country = United Kingdom
Grand Prix = British
Official name = XII RAC British Grand Prix
Date = July 18


Year = 1959
Race_No = 5
Season_No = 9
Location = Aintree Circuit, Liverpool, England
Course = Permanent road course
Course_mi = 3.000
Course_km = 4.828
Distance_laps = 75
Distance_mi = 225.00
Distance_km = 362.10
Weather = Dry and sunny.
Pole_Driver = flagicon|AUS Jack Brabham
Pole_Team = Cooper-Climax
Pole_Time = 1:58.0
Fast_Driver = flagicon|UK Stirling Moss
Fast_Team = BRM
Fast_Time = 1:57.0
Fast_L

First_Driver = flagicon|AUS Jack Brabham
First_Team = Cooper-Climax
Second_Driver = flagicon|UK Stirling Moss
Second_Team = BRM
Third_Driver = flagicon|NZL Bruce McLaren
Third_Team = Cooper-Climax
The 1959 British Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Aintree Circuit on 18 July 1959. It was the fifth race of the 1959 Formula One season. The race was won by Australian Jack Brabham in a works Cooper. His team mate Bruce McLaren finished in third place. Splitting the Coopers was a British Racing Partnership-entered BRM in second place, driven by Stirling Moss, the best ever result for a BRP car.

Classification

Notes

*Pole position: Jack Brabham - 1:58.0
*Fastest L
cite book |last=Lang |first=Mike |title=Grand Prix! Vol 1 |publisher=Haynes Publishing Group |date=1981 |pages=p152 |isbn=0-85429-276-4 ] - 1:57.0

References

*cite web|title=Brabham presses home his claim on the title |url=http://www.gpracing.net192.com/races/reports/80.cfm |work=Grand Prix Racing |accessdate=2007-09-07
*cite web|title=GRAND PRIX RESULTS: BRITISH GP, 1959 |url=http://www.grandprix.com/gpe/rr080.html |work=GrandPrix.com |accessdate=2007-09-07
*cite web|title=1959 British GP |url=http://www.chicanef1.com/racetit.pl?year=1959&gp=British%20GP |work=ChicaneF1.com |accessdate=2007-09-07 (Race results and statistics.)

F1 race report
Name_of_race = British Grand Prix
Year_of_race = 1959
Previous_race_in_season = 1959 French Grand Prix
Next_race_in_season = 1959 German Grand Prix
Previous_year's_race = 1958 British Grand Prix
Next_year's_race = 1960 British Grand Prix


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