Dutch GP 1958

MAY 26, 1958

Dutch GP, 1958

The third round of the World Championship came just a week after Monaco and so the field was not greatly changed with Vanwall running Stirling Moss, Tony Brooks and Stuart Lewis-Evans, Ferrari fielding Peter Collins, Mike hawthorn and Luigi Musso. The Cooper car company entered two cars for Jack Brabham and Roy Salvadori and Rob Walker ran a private car for Maurice Trintignant. BRM had cars for Jean Behra and Harry Schell, Lotus ran Cliff Allison and Graham Hill and the field was completed by three private Maserati 250Fs and an Ecurie Maarsbergen Porsche F2 car appeared for local hero Carel de Beaufort.

Vanwall dominated practice with Lewis-Evans on pole ahead of Moss and Brooks. Behra shared the second row with Brabham while Hawthorn was again the fastest Ferrari, sharing the third row with Schell and Trintignant.

The race was held on a holiday Monday and a large crowd turned out to watch. Moss took the lead from Lewis-Evans, a fast-starting Schell and Brooks, who had been hit from behind and would stop for repairs after a couple of laps. This meant that fourth place was taken over by Salvadori. On lap 12 Schell was able to get ahead of Lewis-Evans but by then Moss already had a big advantage. Further back Behra overtook Hawthorn and Salvadori to move into fourth place although this would become third on lap 47 when Lewis-Evans went out with an engine failure. Moss thus led home Schell and Behra with Salvadori fourth, Hawthorn fifth and Allison sixth in his Lotus.

Stirling Moss Vanwall VW (57) 75 2h04m49.200s  
15 Harry Schell BRM P25 75 2h05m37.100s  
14 Jean Behra BRM P25 75 2h06m31.500s  
Roy Salvadori Cooper-Climax T45 74  
Mike Hawthorn Ferrari D246 74  
17 Cliff Allison Lotus-Climax 12 73  11 
Luigi Musso Ferrari D246 73  12 
Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax T45 73  
Maurice Trintignant Cooper-Climax T45 72  
10 11 Jo Bonnier Maserati 250F 71  15 
11 18 Carel Godin de Beaufort Porsche RSK 69  17 
10 Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati 250F 51 Mechanical 16 
Stuart Lewis-Evans Vanwall VW (57) 45 Engine 
16 Graham Hill Lotus-Climax 12 41 Engine 13 
Peter Collins Ferrari D246 32 Spin 10 
12 Masten Gregory Maserati 250F 16 Fuel Pump 14 
Tony Brooks Vanwall VW (57) 13 Mechanical 
ns 12 Horace Gould Maserati 250F  Car Raced By M Gregory 18