1960 Italian Grand Prix


1960 Italian Grand Prix

Results from the 1960 Formula One Italian Grand Prix held at Monza on September 4, 1960.

Race Summary

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. 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.

Classification

Notes

*Pole position: Phil Hill - 2:41.4
*Fastest L

F1 race report
Name_of_race = Italian Grand Prix
Year_of_race = 1960
Previous_race_in_season = 1960 Portuguese Grand Prix
Next_race_in_season = 1960 United States Grand Prix
Previous_year's_race = 1959 Italian Grand Prix
Next_year's_race = 1961 Italian Grand Prix


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