Argentine GP 1960
FEBRUARY 7, 1960
Argentine GP, 1960
With the rear-engined British cars having been so competitive in 1959, Ferrari began working on a similar idea but began the 1960 season with the old Ferrari Dino 246s. Colin Chapman of Lotus also followed the trend.
Stirling Moss was on pole position in Buenos Aires in his Rob Walker Cooper-Climax with Team Lotus driver Innes Ireland alongside, although he had been 1.6secs slower in qualifying. Completing the four-man front row were the BRMs of Hill and Jo Bonnier.
At the start Ireland made a fantastic start and had a good lead at the end of the first lap over Bonnier, Graham Hill and Phil Hill, who had started from the second row in his Ferrari Dino 246. Moss made a poor start and was eighth at the end of the first lap. On the second lap Ireland spun. As he was doing this Moss was driving a blinding lap, passing the Cooper of Carlos Menditeguy, Froilan Gonzalez's Ferrari, Jack Brabham's Cooper, Hill's Ferrari and Ireland's Lotus to run third behind G Hill and Bonnier. Moss passed Hill on lap 10 and took the lead from Bonnier five laps later. The recovering Ireland also made dramatic progress, passing Brabham and G Hill to run third on lap 18.
Bonnier attacked Moss for the lead and retook it on lap 21 but 15 laps later Stirling was back ahead. On lap 42 he went out with a broken suspension. Bonnier was left nearly a lap ahead of everyone. Ireland was promoted to second but both G Hill and Brabham retired and so Bruce McLaren was third.
With 12 laps to go Bonnier suffered engine trouble and Ireland went into the lead only to have his gear-linkage jam and so he too slipped back leaving McLaren to win. Cliff Allison was second for Ferrari while Moss took over Maurice's Trintigant's car to take third.
|1||16||Bruce McLaren||Cooper-Climax T51||80||2h17m49.500s||13|
|2||24||Cliff Allison||Ferrari D246||80||2h18m15.800s||7|
|3=||38||Maurice Trintignant||Cooper-Climax T51||8|
|3=||38||Stirling Moss||Cooper-Climax T51||80||2h18m26.400s|
|4||6||Carlos Menditeguy||Cooper-Maserati T51||80||2h18m42.800s||12|
|5||30||Wolfgang von Trips||Ferrari D246||79||5|
|6||20||Innes Ireland||Lotus-Climax 18||79||2|
|7||40||Jo Bonnier||BRM P25||79||4|
|8||26||Phil Hill||Ferrari D246||77||6|
|9||46||Rodriguez Larreta||Lotus-Climax 16||77||15|
|10||32||Froilan Gonzalez||Ferrari D246||77||11|
|11||4||Roberto Bonomi||Cooper-Maserati T51||76||17|
|12||2||Masten Gregory||Behra Porsche-Porsche||76||16|
|13||14||Gino Munaron||Maserati 250F||72||19|
|14||10||Nasif Estefano||Maserati 250F||70||20|
|r||34||Harry Schell||Cooper-Climax T51||63||Fuel Pump||9|
|r||18||Jack Brabham||Cooper-Climax T51||42||Gearbox||10|
|r||36||Stirling Moss||Cooper-Climax T51||40||Suspension||1|
|r||42||Graham Hill||BRM P25||37||Overheating||3|
|r||22||Alan Stacey||Lotus-Climax 16||24||Driver Exhausted||14|
|r||44||Ettore Chimeri||Maserati 250F||23||Driver Exhausted||21|
|r||12||Antonio Creus||Maserati 250F||16||Driver Exhausted||22|
|r||8||Giorgio Scarlatti||Maserati 250F||10||Overheating||18|