1959 Season

standings

Drivers' Championship

Pos   Driver Car (Team) Tyres Points GP ST PP FL 1 2 3 4 5 BS/BF
1 Jack Brabham Cooper Climax T51 (Cooper) D 31 (34) 8 8 1 1 2 1 2 1 1/1
2 Tony Brooks Ferrari 256 (Ferrari)
Vanwall VW 59 (Vandervell)
D
D
27 7
1
7
1
2
1
2
1
1


1/1
17/ret
3 Stirling Moss Cooper Climax T51 (RRC Walker)
Porsche 718 RSK (Ecurie Maarsbergen)
BRM P25 (BRP)
D
D
D
25.5 6
1
2
6

2
4

2

2
2



1






1/1
dns
4/2
4 Phil Hill Ferrari 256 (Ferrari) D 20 7 7 1 2 1 1 3/2
5 Maurice Trintignant Cooper Climax T51 (RRC Walker) D 19 8 8 1 1 1 2 1 4/2
6 Bruce McLaren Cooper Climax T51 (Cooper) D 16.5 7 7 1 1 1 2 8/1
7 Dan Gurney Ferrari 256 (Ferrari) D 13 4 4 1 1 1 3/2
8 Jo Bonnier BRM P25; P48 (BRM) D 10 7 7 1 1 1 1/1
8 Masten Gregory Cooper Climax T51 (Cooper) D 10 6 6 1 1 3/2
10 Rodger Ward Watson Offenhauser (Leader Card 500 Roadster)
Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser Midget (Leader Cards Inc)
F
?
8 1
1
1
1


1




6/1
19/ret
11 Jim Rathmann* Watson Offenhauser (Simoniz/Lindsey Hopkins) F 6 1 1 1 3/2
12 Johnny Thomson* Lesovsky Offenhauser (Racing Associates) F 5 1 1 1 1 1 1/3
12 Harry Schell BRM P25 (BRM)
Cooper Climax T51 (Ecurie Bleue)
D
D
5 7
1
7
1





1
1
3/4
3/ret
12 Innes Ireland Lotus Climax 16 (Lotus) D 5 6 6 1 1 9/4
15 Olivier Gendebien Ferrari 256 (Ferrari) D 3 2 2 1 6/4
15 Tony Bettenhausen* Epperly Offenhauser (Hoover Motor Express/Wills) F 3 1 1 1 15/4
17 Cliff Allison Ferrari Dino 156; 256 (Ferrari) D 2 5 5 1 7/5
17 Paul Goldsmith* Epperly Offenhauser (Norman Demler) F 2 1 1 1 16/5
17 Jean Behra Ferrari 256 (Ferrari)
Behra-Porsche (Jean Behra)
D
D
2 3
1
3






1
2/5
dns
Roy Salvadori Cooper Maserati T45 (High Efficiency Motors)
Aston Martin DBR4/250 (David Brown)
D
A
0 3
4
3
4







8/6
2/6
Ron Flockhart BRM P25 (BRM) D 0 5 5 10/6
Ian Burgess Cooper Maserati T51 (Scuderia Centro Sud) D 0 4 4 13/6
Johnny Boyd* Epperly Offenhauser (Bowes Seal Fast/Bignotti) F 0 1 1 11/6
Wolfgang von Trips Porsche 718; 718/2 (Porsche)
Ferrari 256 (Ferrari)
D
D
0 2
1
1
1







12/ret
6/6
Graham Hill Lotus Climax 16 (Lotus) D 0 7 7 5/7
Duane Carter* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser (Smokey Yunick) F 0 1 1 12/7
Harry Blanchard Porsche 718 RSK (Blanchard Automobile) ? 0 1 1 16/7
Carroll Shelby Aston Martin DBR4/250 (David Brown) A 0 4 4 6/8
Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati 250F (Scuderia Ugolini)
Cooper Climax T51 (Cooper)
D
D
0 2
1
1
1







21/8
12/12
Eddie Johnson* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500G (Bryant Heating/Donaldson) F 0 1 1 8/8
Alan Stacey Lotus Climax 16 (Lotus) D 0 2 2 12/8
Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche 718 RSK (Ecurie Maarsbergen)
Maserati 250F (Scuderia Ugolini)
D
D
0 1
1
1
1







14/10
20/9
Paul Russo* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500G (Bardahl/Fred Gerhardt) F 0 1 1 27/9
Fritz d'Orey Maserati 250F (Scuderia Centro Sud)
Tec-Mec Maserati F415 (Camoradi)
D
D
0 2
1
2
1







18/10
17/ret
A. J. Foyt* Kuzma Offenhauser (Dean Van Lines) F 0 1 1 17/10
Chris Bristow Cooper Borgward T51 (BRP) D 0 1 1 16/10
Mário de Araújo Cabral Cooper Maserati T51 (Scuderia Centro Sud) D 0 1 1 14/10
Gene Hartley* Kuzma Offenhauser (Drewry's/R.T. Marley) F 0 1 1 9/11
Henry Taylor Cooper Climax T51 (R H H Parnell) D 0 1 1 21/11
Colin Davis Cooper Maserati T51 (Scuderia Centro Sud) D 0 2 2 17/11
Bob Veith* Moore Offenhauser (John Zink Heater) F 0 1 1 7/12
Peter Ashdown Cooper Climax T45 (Alan Brown) D 0 1 1 23/12
Al Herman* Dunn Offenhauser (Dunn Engineering) F 0 1 1 23/13
Ivor Bueb Cooper Climax T51 (BRP)
Cooper Borgward T51 (BRP)
D
D
0 1
1

1







dnq
18/13
Jimmy Daywalt* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser (Federal Engineering) F 0 1 1 13/14
Chuck Arnold* Curtis Offenhauser (Hall-Mar) F 0 1 1 21/15
Giulio Cabianca Maserati 250F (Ottorino Volonterio) D 0 1 1 21/15
Jim McWithey* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500C (Ray Brady) F 0 1 1 33/16
Eddie Sachs* Kuzma Offenhauser (Peter Schmidt) F 0 1 1 2/17
Al Keller* Kuzma Offenhauser (Helse/H.H. Johnson) F 0 1 1 28/18
Pat Flaherty* Watson Offenhauser (John Zink Heater) F 0 1 1 18/19
Dick Rathmann* Watson Offenhauser (McNamara/Kalamazoo Sports) F 0 1 1 4/20
Bill Cheesbourg* Kuzma Offenhauser (Greenman-Casale) F 0 1 1 30/21
Don Freeland* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500G (Jim Robbins) F 0 1 1 25/22
Ray Crawford* Elder Offenhauser (Meguiar's Mirror/Crawford) F 0 1 1 32/23
Don Branson* Phillips Offenhauser (Bob Estes) F 0 1 1 10/24
Bob Christie* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500C (Federal Engineering) F 0 1 1 24/25
Bobby Grim* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500G (Sumar/Chapman Root) F 0 1 1 5/26
Jack Turner* Christensen Offenhauser (Travelon Trailer/Ernest Ruiz) F 0 1 1 14/27
Chuck Weyant* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500G (Roy McKay) F 0 1 1 29/28
Jud Larson* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser (Bowes Seal Fast/Bignotti) F 0 1 1 19/29
Mike Magill* Sutton Offenhauser (Dayton Steel Foundry/Walther) F 0 1 1 31/30
Red Amick* Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser 500C (Wheeler-Foutch) F 0 1 1 26/31
Len Sutton* Lesovsky Offenhauser (Wolcott Memorial Racing) F 0 1 1 22/32
Jimmy Bryan* Epperly Offenhauser (Belond AP Muffler/Salih) F 0 1 1 20/33
Bruce Halford Lotus Climax 16 (John Fisher) D 0 1 1 16/ret
Brian Naylor JBW Maserati Type 1 (JB Naylor) D 0 1 1 14/ret
Jack Fairman Cooper Climax T45 (High Efficiency Motors)
Cooper Maserati T45 (High Efficiency Motors)
D
D
0 1
1
1
1







15/ret
20/ret
Hans Herrmann Cooper Maserati T51 (Scuderia Centro Sud)
BRM P25 (BRP)
D
D
0 1
1
1
1







19/ret
11/ret
David Piper Lotus Climax 16 (Dorchester Service Station) D 0 1 1 22/ret
Mike Taylor Cooper Climax T45 (Alan Brown) D 0 1 1 24/ret
Bob Said Connaught Alta C Type (Paul Emery Connaught Cars) D 0 1 1 13/ret
Alejandro de Tomaso Cooper OSCA T43 (OSCA) D 0 1 1 14/ret
George Constantine Cooper Climax T45 (Mike Taylor) D 0 1 1 15/ret
Phil Cade Maserati 250F (Phil Cade) D 0 1 18/dns
Alain de Changy Cooper Climax T51 (ENB) D 0 1 dnq
Lucien Bianchi Cooper Climax T51 (ENB) D 0 1 dnq
Maria Teresa de Filippis Behra-Porsche (Porsche) D 0 1 dnq
Pete Lovely Lotus Climax 16 (Lotus) D 0 1 dnq
Jean Lucienbonnet Cooper Climax T45 (Jean Lucienbonnet) D 0 1 dnq
André Testut Maserati 250F (Monte Carlo Auto Sport) D 0 1 dnq
Asdrúbal Fontes Bayardo Maserati 250F (Scuderia Centro Sud) D 0 1 dnq
Bill Moss Cooper Climax T51 (United Racing Stable) D 0 1 dnq
Keith Greene Cooper Climax T45 (Gilby) D 0 1 dnq
Mike Parkes Fry Climax (David Fry) D 0 1 dnq
Trevor Taylor Cooper Climax T51 (Ace Garage Rotherham) D 0 1 dnq
Dennis Taylor Lotus Climax 12 (Dennis Taylor) D 0 1 dnq
Tim Parnell Cooper Climax T45 (R H H Parnell) D 0 1 dnq

Championship points awarded to the top five finishers in each race on an 8-6-4-3-2 basis. 1 point awarded for the fastest lap of each race.
Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship.

* Drivers who participated only in Indianapolis 500.

 

Constructors' Championship

Pos   Constructor Tyres Points GP ST PP FL 1 2 3 4 5 BS/BF
1 Cooper Climax D 40 (53) 8 8 5 5 5 3 5 3 3 1/1
2 Ferrari D 32 (38) 7 7 2 2 2 4 3 3 2 1/1
3 BRM D 18 7 7 1 2 1 1 1 2 1/1
4 Lotus Climax D 5 8 8 1 1 5/4
Cooper Maserati D 0 7 7 8/6
Aston Martin A 0 4 4 2/6
Porsche D 0 4 3 12/7
Maserati D 0 5 3 18/8
Cooper Borgward D 0 1 1 16/10
JBW Maserati D 0 1 1 14/ret
Vanwall D 0 1 1 17/ret
Kurtis Kraft Offenhauser D 0 2 2 19/ret
Cooper OSCA D 0 1 1 14/ret
Tec-Mec Maserati D 0 1 1 17/ret
Connaught Alta D 0 1 1 13/ret
Behra-Porsche D 0 2 dns
Fry Climax D 0 1 dnq

Championship points awarded to the top five finishers in each race except Indianapolis 500 on an 8-6-4-3-2 basis.
Only the best 5 results counted towards the Championship.
One constructor only received points for its highest placed car in each race.

 

Legend
GP – Grand Prix; ST – starts; PP – pole positions; FL – fastest laps; 1–10 – finish places; BS – best start; BF – best finish;
nc – not classified; ret – retired; dsq – disqualified; dns – did not start; dnq – did not qualify; dnpq – did not pre-qualify; ex – excluded

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