Italian GP 1959

Italian GP, 1959

The Ferrari versus Cooper-Climax battle continued at Monza with Ferrari entering five cars as the team helped Tony Brooks in his battle with Jack Brabham and Stirling Moss to win the World Championship. Brooks was joined by Phil Hill, Dan Gurney, Cliff Allison and Olivier Gendebien. Cooper ran Brabham, Bruce McLaren and Giorgio Scarlatti in the works cars while Rob Walker ran Moss and Maurice Trintignant as usual. BRM ran the usual three drivers: Harry Schell, Ron Flockhart and Jo Bonnier.

Moss set the fastest time in practice with Brooks and Brabham alongside him, while the second row was an all-Ferrari affair with Gurney slightly faster than Phil Hill. At the start Brooks went out straight away with an engine failure which left Moss ahead of Hill, Brabham, Gurney and Schell. Hill took the lead and further back Gurney overtook Brabham and after that the order remained fairly stable at the front although both Moss and Gurney each led briefly. Hill and the other Ferraris were called in for tires at half-distance, expecting that Moss and Brabham would follow but they did not. Moss was able to win by a large margin while Hill finished second with Brabham third.

14 Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax T51 72 2h04m05.400s  
32 Phil Hill Ferrari D246 72 2h04m52.100s  
12 Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax T51 72 2h05m17.900s  
36 Dan Gurney Ferrari D246 72 2h05m25.000s  
34 Cliff Allison Ferrari D246 71  
38 Olivier Gendebien Ferrari D246 70  
Harry Schell BRM P25 70  
Jo Bonnier BRM P25 70  11 
16 Maurice Trintignant Cooper-Climax T51 70  13 
10 26 Carroll Shelby Aston Martin DBR4 70  19 
11 40 Colin Davis Cooper-Maserati T51 68  18 
12 10 Giorgio Scarlatti Cooper-Climax T51 68  12 
13 Ron Flockhart BRM P25 67  15 
14 42 Ian Burgess Cooper-Maserati T51 67  16 
15 28 Giulio Cabianca Maserati 250F 64  21 
24 Roy Salvadori Aston Martin DBR4 44 Engine 17 
Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax T51 22 Engine 
22 Jack Fairman Cooper-Maserati T45 18 Engine 20 
20 Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 16 14 Brakes 14 
18 Graham Hill Lotus-Climax 16 Engine 10 
30 Tony Brooks Ferrari D246 Engine