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1960 FIA Formula One World Championship season
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Jack Brabham 1960

Jack Brabham won his second Drivers' Championship with 43 points.

The 1960 Formula One season featured the eleventh FIA World Championship of Drivers the third International Cup for F1 Manufacturers and numerous non-championship Formula One races. The World Championship commenced on 7 February 1960 and ended on 20 November after ten races.

Season summaryEdit

1960 was the last year of the 2.5 litre formula and it produced repeat victories for Jack Brabham and Cooper, and saw Lotus, Porsche, and BRM campaigning rear-engined cars. Lance Reventlow's Scarabs, like the Aston Martins, were front-engined and outclassed. Stirling Moss' Rob Walker Lotus gave Colin Chapman his first Grand Prix win at Monaco and followed it with victory in the USA. All other Grands Prix went to Cooper, except for the Italian which was boycotted by the British constructors since the Italians were using Monza's banked circuit.

The points-scoring system was changed with the point for fastest lap being dropped and a point given for sixth place. The best six scores counted towards the championship, increased from five from the previous season.

It was the last World Drivers' Championship to include the Indianapolis 500, and the last season which saw a victory for a front-engined car in a World Drivers' Championship race.

Three drivers died in this season of Grand Prix racing. American Harry Schell in a non-championship race at Silverstone, and Britons Chris Bristow & Alan Stacey, both killed at the Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. Stirling Moss was severely injured in a practice accident at this event and did not compete for most of the season.

Teams and driversEdit

The following teams and drivers competed in the 1960 FIA World Championship.

Entrant Constructor Chassis Engine Tyre Driver Rounds
United States Camoradi International Behra-Porsche-Porsche RSK Porsche 547/6 1.5 F4 D United States Masten Gregory 1
United States Fred Gamble 9
Italy Scuderia Centro Sud Cooper-Maserati T51 Maserati 250S 2.5 L4 D Argentina Roberto Bonomi 1
Argentina Carlos Menditeguy 1
United States Masten Gregory 2, 4, 6–8
United Kingdom Ian Burgess 2, 6–7, 10
France Maurice Trintignant 2, 4, 6, 10
Portugal Mário de Araújo Cabral 8
United States Alfonso Thiele 9
Germany Wolfgang von Trips 10
Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D Italy Giorgio Scarlatti 1
Argentina Nasif Estéfano Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D Argentina Nasif Estéfano 1
Spain Antonio Creus Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D Spain Antonio Creus 1
Italy Gino Munaron Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D Italy Gino Munaron 1
United Kingdom Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T51
T53
Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D New Zealand Bruce McLaren 1–2, 4–8, 10
Australia Jack Brabham 1–2, 4–8, 10
United States Chuck Daigh 7
United States Lance Reventlow 7
United Kingdom Ron Flockhart 10
United Kingdom Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 18
16
Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Innes Ireland 1–2, 4–8, 10
United Kingdom Alan Stacey 1–2, 4–5
Argentina Alberto Rodriguez Larreta 1
United Kingdom John Surtees 2, 7–8, 10
United Kingdom Jim Clark 4–8, 10
United Kingdom Ron Flockhart 6
Italy Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari 246 Ferrari 155 2.4 V6 D United Kingdom Cliff Allison 1–2
United States Phil Hill 1–2, 4–9
Germany Wolfgang von Trips 1–2, 4–9
Argentina José Froilán González 1
United States Richie Ginther 2, 4, 9
Belgium Willy Mairesse 5–6, 9
France Ecurie Bleue Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 2.2 L4 D United States Harry Schell 1
United Kingdom R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Lotus-Climax 18 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Stirling Moss 2, 4–5, 8, 10
Cooper-Climax T51 1
France Maurice Trintignant 1
United Kingdom Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25
P48
BRM P25 2.5 L4 D Sweden Jo Bonnier 1–2, 4–8, 10
United Kingdom Graham Hill 1–2, 4–8, 10
United States Dan Gurney 2, 4–8, 10
Venezuela Ettore Chimeri Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D Venezuela Ettore Chimeri 1
United Kingdom Fred Tuck Cars Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Bruce Halford 2
Belgium Lucien Bianchi 6–7
United Kingdom High Efficiency Motors
United Kingdom C.T. Atkins
Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Roy Salvadori 2, 10
United Kingdom Jack Fairman 7
United Kingdom Yeoman Credit Racing Team Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Chris Bristow 2, 4–5
United Kingdom Tony Brooks 2, 4–5, 7–8, 10
United Kingdom Henry Taylor 4, 6–8, 10
Belgium Olivier Gendebien 5–8, 10
United Kingdom Bruce Halford 6
United States Phil Hill 10
United Kingdom J.B. Naylor JBW-Maserati 59 Maserati 250S 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Brian Naylor 2, 7, 9–10
Italy Scuderia Eugenio Castellotti Cooper-Castellotti T51 Castellotti 2.5 L4 D Italy Gino Munaron 2, 6–7, 9
Italy Giorgio Scarlatti 2, 9
Italy Giulio Cabianca 9
United States Reventlow Automobiles Inc. Scarab F1 Scarab 2.5 L4 D United States Chuck Daigh 2, 4–6, 10
United States Lance Reventlow 2, 4–5
United States Richie Ginther 6
United Kingdom David Brown Corporation Aston Martin DBR4
DBR5
Aston Martin RB6 2.5 L6 D United Kingdom Roy Salvadori 4, 7
France Maurice Trintignant 7
Netherlands Ecurie Maarsbergen Cooper-Climax T51 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort 4
United Kingdom Taylor-Crawley Racing Team Lotus-Climax 18 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Mike Taylor 5
Belgium Equipe Nationale Belge Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D Belgium Lucien Bianchi 5
United Kingdom Vandervell Products Vanwall VW 11 Vanwall 254 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Tony Brooks 6
United Kingdom Robert Bodle Ltd Lotus-Climax 16 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom David Piper 6–7
United Kingdom Gilby Engineering Cooper-Climax T45 Maserati 250S 2.5 L4 D United Kingdom Keith Greene 7
United Kingdom Arthur Owen Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 2.2 L4 D United Kingdom Arthur Owen 9
Germany Wolfgang Seidel Cooper-Climax T45 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D Germany Wolfgang Seidel 9
Germany Scuderia Colonia Cooper-Climax T43 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D Italy Piero Drogo 9
United Kingdom H.H. Gould Maserati 250F Maserati 250F1 2.5 L6 D United Kingdom Horace Gould 9
Germany Dr Ing F. Porsche KG
Germany Porsche System Engineering
Porsche 718/2 Porsche 547/3 1.5 F4 D Germany Edgar Barth 9
Germany Hans Herrmann 9
United Kingdom Equipe Prideaux/Dick Gibson Cooper-Climax T43 Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D United Kingdom Vic Wilson 9
United States Joe Lubin Maserati 250F Maserati 250S 2.5 L4 D United States Bob Drake 10
United States Jim Hall Lotus-Climax 18 Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D United States Jim Hall 10
United States Fred Armbruster Cooper-Climax T45 Ferrari 107 2.5 L4 D United States Pete Lovely 10

Season reviewEdit

The new decade began with Cooper cars now at the top of the heap. Their mid-engines were the work of English engineers John Cooper and Colin Chapman, who together would revolutionize the design of racing cars. The back-to-back Championship wins of Cooper and Jack Brabham in 1959 and 1960 heralded British domination of Formula One for the next ten years. During 1960 Climax-engined cars won every race bar one and Ferrari certianly
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McLaren celebrates his win at the Argentine GP

saw the writing on the wall. Their dogged peristence with front engined cars was about to come to an end.

At the opening race in Argentina, Brabham failed to impress, with transmission troubles foring an early retirement. His young team-mate, Bruce McLaren, was more fortunate; both of the early leaders, Moss and Bonnier, ran into mechanical trouble, giving McLaren the chance to edge to the front. He won the race, his second consecutive win, beating Cliff Allison in the Ferrari into second. Moss, in Trintignants's Cooper, finished third.

At Monaco, Moss drove in the new rear-engined Lotus 18, the brainchild of Colin Chapman. Despite wet conditions, Moss and the car performed brilliantly and won the race ahead of McLaren. Despite sustaining a puncture at Zandvoort, Moss delivered another excellent performance, pushing the car from twelfth place to fourth at the finish. Brabham, who had led all the way, took the win, the first of five in a row.

Although Brabham was to collect the winner's points for a further four races, Moss's fortune was quite the opposite. At Spa, during preparation for the main event, a wheel came off his lotus and in the ensuing crash he broke both of his legs, although he returned just weeks later to race at Oporto. It was the first of a number of terrible accidents. During the race itself, Briton Alan Stacey was hit by a bird, while fellow countryman Chris Bristow shot off the road in his Cooper-Climax. Both men were killed. The race was won by Brabham, with McLaren second. In fifth place was Jim Clark, collecting his first Championship points. He had already debuted at Zandvoort, rcaing against Graham Hill, who had made his own debut at Monaco two years previously.

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Brabham on the way to victory at the British GP

Brabham's fourth victory was at Silverstone; however, it was Hill who took most of the plaudits. Despite stalling his BRM on the line, Hill tooks the lead, only to spin off with just seven laps to go. Brabham profited and gratefully accepted maximum points, while John Surtees, who was also in his bedut year, took secind place. Surtees had already been dominating the motorcycling Grand Prix circuit, and he made the transition froom two wheels to four with Champman's Team Lotus. Silverstone was Surtees' best finish of the year, with him coming in at second on only his second race. With a pole position in Portugal, he gave an immense performance, building up a 10-second lead over Brabham, before being forced out of the race with a split radiator. Yet again, Brabham profited from the misfortune of another and his second world title was assured.

The Italian Grand Prix was marred by controversy; the British teams boycotted the event, protesting over the inclusion of the dangerous banked sections of the circuit. Ferrari was left to mop up the spolis on home territory with a win for Phill Hill. It had, however, been a dismal year for the Scuderia, who didn't enter the final round at the US circuit, Riverside. That victory went to Moss, back on form, but too late to be able to take the title.

Teams OverviewEdit

CooperEdit

Main Article: Cooper Car Company/1960 Season

Copper was completely dominant during the season, winning six out of nine races with the T53 driven by Jack Brabham and Bruce McLaren. It was a relatively simple car, but it had low lines, a new multi-tubular space frame, and coil spring and wishbone independent suspension - gone at last, at Brabham's insistence, was the transverse-leaf arrangement. Brabham picked up five straight wins claimign his second crown with team-mate McLaren finishing runner-up. Cooper also retained the Constructors' Cup.

Team LotusEdit

For 1960 Colin Champman introduced the rear-engined Lotus 18 which achieved two victories at the hands of Stirling Moss for the Rob Walker privateer team. Team Lotus itself fielded a number of drivers during the season, Innes Ireland earning them 18 points and fourth in the Drivers' Championship. It was, however, a young scot named Jim Clark who had a grater impact with eigth points in six outings.

Scuderia FerrariEdit

1960 proved a dull year for Ferrari and their drivers Phil Hill and Wolfgang von Trips. Still using 246 front engined cars, they were no where near as competative as the others around them. American Hill picked up a single win at Italy for the Scuderia, with the British teams not present.

Results and standingsEdit

Grands PrixEdit

Rnd Race Circuit Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Constructor Tyre Report
1 Argentina Argentine Grand Prix Buenos Aires 7 February United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Stirling Moss New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper-Climax D Report
2 Monaco Monaco Grand Prix Monaco 29 May United Kingdom Stirling Moss New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Lotus-Climax D Report
3 United States Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 30 May United States Eddie Sachs United States Jim Rathmann United States Jim Rathmann United States Watson-Offenhauser F Report
4 Netherlands Dutch Grand Prix Zandvoort 6 June United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Stirling Moss Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax D Report
5 Belgium Belgian Grand Prix Spa-Francorchamps 19 June Australia Jack Brabham Australia Jack Brabham
United Kingdom Innes Ireland
United StatesPhil Hill
Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax D Report
6 France French Grand Prix Reims 3 July Australia Jack Brabham Australia Jack Brabham Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax D Report
7 United Kingdom British Grand Prix Silverstone 16 July Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Graham Hill Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax D Report
8 Portugal Portuguese Grand Prix Boavista 14 August United Kingdom John Surtees United Kingdom John Surtees Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax D Report
9 Italy Italian Grand Prix Monza 4 September United States Phil Hill United States Phil Hill United States Phil Hill Italy Ferrari D Report
10 United States United States Grand Prix Riverside 20 November United Kingdom Stirling Moss Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Lotus-Climax D Report

Non-championship Grands Prix Edit

Other Formula One races also held in 1960, which did not count towards the World Championship.

Race Name Circuit Date Winning driver Constructor Report
United Kingdom VIII Glover Trophy Goodwood 18 April United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
United Kingdom XII BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 14 May United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
United Kingdom V Silver City Trophy Brands Hatch 1 August Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax Report
United Kingdom I Lombank Trophy Snetterton 17 September United Kingdom Innes Ireland United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report
United Kingdom VII International Gold Cup Oulton Park 24 September United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Lotus-Climax Report

1960 Drivers' Championship final standings Edit

Points were awarded on an 8–6–4–3–2–1 basis at each round, with only the best six round results retained.

Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
MON
Monaco
500
United States
NED
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
Pts.
1 Australia Jack Brabham Ret DSQ 1 1 1 1 1 4 43
2 New Zealand Bruce McLaren 1 2 Ret 2 3 (4) 2 3 34 (37)
3 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 3† / Ret 1 4 DNS DSQ 1 19
4 United Kingdom Innes Ireland 6 9 2 Ret 7 3 6 2 18
5 United States Phil Hill 8 3 Ret 4 12 7 Ret 1 6 16
6 Belgium Olivier Gendebien 3 2 9 7 12 10
7 Germany Wolfgang von Trips 5 8 5 Ret 11 6 4 5 9 10
8 United States Jim Rathmann 1 8
9 United States Richie Ginther 6 6 Ret 2 8
10 United Kingdom Jim Clark Ret 5 5 16 3 16 8
11 United Kingdom Tony Brooks 4 Ret Ret Ret 5 5 Ret 7
12 United Kingdom John Surtees Ret 2 Ret Ret 6
13 United Kingdom Cliff Allison 2 DNQ 6
14 United States Rodger Ward 2 6
15 United Kingdom Graham Hill Ret 7 3 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 4
16 Belgium Willy Mairesse Ret Ret 3 4
17 United States Paul Goldsmith 3 4
18 Sweden Joakim Bonnier 7 5 Ret Ret Ret Ret Ret 5 4
19 United Kingdom Henry Taylor 7 4 8 14 3
20 Argentina Carlos Menditeguy 4 3
21 United States Don Branson 4 3
22 Italy Giulio Cabianca 4 3
23 United States Johnny Thomson 5 2
24 Belgium Lucien Bianchi 6 Ret Ret 1
25 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart 6 Ret 1
26 United States Eddie Johnson 6 1
27 Germany Hans Herrmann 6 1
France Maurice Trintignant 3† Ret Ret Ret 11 15 0
United States Lloyd Ruby 7 0
Germany Edgar Barth 7 0
United States Jim Hall 7 0
United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Ret DNS Ret 8 0
United Kingdom Bruce Halford DNQ 8 0
United States Bob Veith 8 0
Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort 8 0
Italy Piero Drogo 8 0
United States Masten Gregory 12 DNQ DNS 9 14 Ret 0
Argentina Alberto Rodriguez Larreta 9 0
United States Bud Tingelstad 9 0
Germany Wolfgang Seidel 9 0
United States Dan Gurney NC Ret Ret Ret 10 Ret 0
United States Chuck Daigh DNQ DNS Ret Ret Ret 10 0
United Kingdom Ian Burgess DNQ 10 Ret Ret 0
Argentina José Froilán González 10 0
United States Bob Christie 10 0
United States Fred Gamble 10 0
Argentina Roberto Bonomi 11 0
United States Red Amick 11 0
United States Pete Lovely 11 0
United Kingdom David Piper Ret 12 0
United States Duane Carter 12 0
Italy Gino Munaron 13 Ret 15 Ret 0
United Kingdom Brian Naylor DNQ 13 Ret Ret 0
United States Bill Homeier 13 0
Argentina Nasif Estéfano 14 0
United States Gene Hartley 14 0
United States Chuck Stevenson 15 0
United States Bobby Grim 16 0
United Kingdom Alan Stacey Ret Ret Ret Ret 0
United Kingdom Chris Bristow Ret Ret Ret 0
Italy Giorgio Scarlatti Ret DNQ Ret 0
United States Lance Reventlow DNQ DNS Ret DNS 0
United States Harry Schell Ret 0
Venezuela Ettore Chimeri Ret 0
Spain Antonio Creus Ret 0
United States Shorty Templeman Ret 0
United States Jim Hurtubise Ret 0
United States Jimmy Bryan Ret 0
United States Troy Ruttman Ret 0
United States Eddie Sachs Ret 0
United States Don Freeland Ret 0
United States Tony Bettenhausen Ret 0
United States Wayne Weiler Ret 0
United States A. J. Foyt Ret 0
United States Eddie Russo Ret 0
United States Johnny Boyd Ret 0
United States Gene Force Ret 0
United States Jim McWithey Ret 0
United States Len Sutton Ret 0
United States Al Herman Ret 0
United States Dempsey Wilson Ret 0
United States Dick Rathmann Ret 0
United Kingdom Jack Fairman Ret 0
United Kingdom Keith Greene Ret 0
Portugal Mario de Araujo Cabral Ret 0
United States Alfonso Thiele Ret 0
United Kingdom Vic Wilson Ret 0
United Kingdom Arthur Owen Ret 0
United Kingdom Mike Taylor DNS 0
United Kingdom Horace Gould DNS 0
Pos. Driver ARG
Argentina
MON
Monaco
500
United States
NED
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
Pts.
Key
Colour Result
Gold Winner
Silver 2nd place
Bronze 3rd place
Green Points finish
Blue Non-points finish
Non-classified finish (NC)
Purple Did not finish (Ret)
Red Did not qualify (DNQ)
Did not pre-qualify (DNPQ)
Black Disqualified (DSQ)
White Did not start (DNS)
Race cancelled (C)
Light blue Practiced only (PO)
Friday test driver (TD)
(from 2003 onwards)
Blank Did not practice (DNP)
Excluded (EX)
Did not arrive (DNA)
Withdrew entry before the event (WD)
  • † Position shared between more drivers of the same car – no points awarded
  • Italics indicate fastest lap
  • Bold indicates pole position

1960 Constructors' Championship final standingsEdit

Points were awarded on an 8–6–4–3–2–1 basis at each round (excluding the Indianapolis 500), with only the best six results from the nine races retained. Only the best placed car from each manufacturer at each round was eligible to score points.

Pos. Manufacturer ARG
Argentina
MON
Monaco
NED
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
Pts.
1 United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 1 (2) 1 1 1 1 1 8 (3) 48 (58)
2 United Kingdom Lotus-Climax (6) 1 2 5 (5) 2 3 1 34 (37)
3 Italy Ferrari 2 3 5 4 11 (6) 4 1 26 (27)
4 United Kingdom BRM 7 5 3 Ret Ret 10 Ret 5 8
5 United Kingdom Cooper-Maserati 4 Ret Ret 9 14 Ret Ret 9 3
6 United Kingdom Cooper-Castellotti DNQ Ret 15 4 11 3
7 Germany Porsche 6 1
France Behra-Porsche-Porsche 12 10 0
United States Scarab WD DNQ DNS Ret DNS 10 0
United Kingdom Aston Martin DNS 11 0
Italy Maserati 13 DNS 13 0
United Kingdom JBW-Maserati DNQ 13 Ret 0
United Kingdom Vanwall Ret 0
Pos. Manufacturer ARG
Argentina
MON
Monaco
NED
Netherlands
BEL
Belgium
FRA
France
GBR
United Kingdom
POR
Portugal
ITA
Italy
USA
United States
Pts.
  • Bold results counted to championship totals.

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1960_Formula_One_season
  2. http://www.statsf1.com/en/1960.aspx

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