United States GP 1960
NOVEMBER 20, 1960
United States GP, 1960
The final World Championship event of the year took place 10 weeks after the penultimate event and Ferrari did not bother to travel to California but Phil Hill found a ride in a fourth BRP Cooper and Wolfgang Von Trips found a ride in a Cooper-Maserati run by Scuderia Centro Sud. Ron Flockhart turned up in the third factory Cooper and Jim Hall made his F1 debut in a private Lotus 18 and Chuck Daigh reappeared in one of Lance Reventlow's Scarabs.
Brabham made the best start and led Moss for the first four laps but then he heard an explosion at back end of the car and pitted. He made two stops to try to solve the problem which was traced to overflow petrol hitting the hot exhausts of the Climax engine.
Moss moved into the lead when Brabham pitted and he stayed ahead all the way to the chequered flag. Early on he was chased by Gurney but he went out with plug problems and Bonnier followed, retiring from second with engine trouble. This left Innes Ireland to finish second for Team Lotus with the second factory Cooper of Bruce McLaren third.
Brabham finished fourth, a lap behind at the finish.
Jim Hall drove a good race to run fourth but he dropped the seventh at the end when his transmission failed and he had to push the car to the finish line.
|1||5||Stirling Moss||Lotus-Climax 18||75||2h28m52.200s||1|
|2||10||Innes Ireland||Lotus-Climax 18||75||2h29m30.200s||7|
|3||3||Bruce McLaren||Cooper-Climax T53||75||2h30m14.200s||10|
|4||2||Jack Brabham||Cooper-Climax T53||74||2|
|5||15||Jo Bonnier||BRM P48||74||4|
|6||9||Phil Hill||Cooper-Climax T51||74||13|
|7||24||Jim Hall||Lotus-Climax 18||73||12|
|8||14||Roy Salvadori||Cooper-Climax T51||73||15|
|9||26||Wolfgang von Trips||Cooper-Maserati T51||72||16|
|11||25||Peter Lovely||Cooper-Castellotti T45||69||20|
|12||7||Olivier Gendebien||Cooper-Climax T51||69||8|
|13||20||Bob Drake||Maserati 250F||68||22|
|14||8||Henry Taylor||Cooper-Climax T51||68||14|
|15||18||Maurice Trintignant||Cooper-Maserati T51||66||19|
|16||12||Jim Clark||Lotus-Climax 18||61||5|
|r||17||Graham Hill||BRM P48||34||Gearbox||11|
|r||19||Ian Burgess||Cooper-Maserati T51||29||Ignition||23|
|r||21||Brian Naylor||JBW-Maserati (59)||20||Engine||17|
|r||16||Dan Gurney||BRM P48||18||Overheating||3|
|r||4||Ron Flockhart||Cooper-Climax T51||11||Transmission||21|
|r||6||Tony Brooks||Cooper-Climax T51||6||Spin||9|
|r||11||John Surtees||Lotus-Climax 18||3||Accident||6|