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1958 Belgian Grand Prix

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1958 Belgian Grand Prix
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Race details
Date 15 June 1958
Official name XIX GROTE PRIJS VAN BELGIE
Location Spa-Francorchamps, Francorchamps, Belgium
Course Grand Prix Circuit
Course length 14.12 km (8.774 mi)
Distance 24 laps, 338.880 km (210.576 mi)
Weather Hot, dry
Pole position
Driver Ferrari
Time 3:57.1
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari
Time 3:58.3
Podium
First Vanwall
Second Ferrari
Third Vanwall

The 1958 Belgian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on 15 June 1958 at Spa-Francorchamps. It was race 5 of 11 in the 1958 World Championship of Drivers and race 4 of 10 in the 1958 International Cup for Formula One Manufacturers. The race was the 19th Belgian Grand Prix and it was held over 24 laps of the 14 kilometre circuit for a race distance of 339 kilometres.

The Belgian Grand Prix returned to the calendar after being off the calendar the year previous, and the 8.7 mile Spa circuit had been slightly modified. The pits had been rebuilt, the pit straight had been widened and straightened and the entire track had been resurfaced. The race distance had been shortened from 36 to 24 laps.

The race was won by British driver Tony Brooks in a Vanwall. It was Brooks first solo Grand Prix victory after his car won the 1957 British Grand Prix in a shared drive with Stirling Moss. Brooks finished 20 seconds ahead of fellow Briton Mike Hawthorn driving a Ferrari 246 F1. Brooks' Vanwall team mate Stuart Lewis-Evans finished third in a career-best finish, the first of just two podium finishes to his short Grand Prix career. The race also marked the first World Championship race start (and finish) by a woman, Maria Teresa de Filippis driving her privately entered Maserati 250F. She finished tenth, two laps behind Brooks' Vanwall.

On the last lap, Tony Brooks came out of La Source to end the race, and his gearbox seized as he crossed the line. When Mike Hawthorn was coming out of the same corner to end his race in second, his engine failed as he was coming to the finish line. Stuart Lewis-Evans's suspension collapsed on the way into La Source, and he crawled to the line in third.

Lap leaders: Tony Brooks 21 laps (1, 3, 6–24); Peter Collins 3 laps (2, 4–5).

Classification

Qualifying

Pos No Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 16 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 3:57.1
2 18 Italy Luigi Musso Ferrari 3:57.5 +0.4
3 2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Vanwall 3:57.6 +0.5
4 14 United Kingdom Peter Collins Ferrari 3:57.7 +0.6
5 4 United Kingdom Tony Brooks Vanwall 3:59.1 +2.0
6 20 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Ferrari 3:59.3 +2.2
7 10 United States Harry Schell BRM 4:04.5 +7.4
8 22 Australia Jack Brabham CooperClimax 4:05.1 +8.0
9 30 United States Masten Gregory Maserati 4:05.4 +8.3
10 8 France Jean Behra BRM 4:06.2 +9.1
11 6 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans Vanwall 4:07.2 +10.1
12 40 United Kingdom Cliff Allison LotusClimax 4:07.7 +10.6
13 24 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori CooperClimax 4:15.6 +18.5
14 36 Sweden Jo Bonnier Maserati 4:15.7 +18.6
15 42 United Kingdom Graham Hill LotusClimax 4:17.9 +20.8
16 28 France Maurice Trintignant Maserati 4:21.7 +24.6
17 32 West Germany Wolfgang Seidel Maserati 4:21.9 +24.8
18 38 Spain Paco Godia Maserati 4:25.4 +28.3
19 26 Italy Maria Teresa de Filippis Maserati 4:31.0 +33.9
20 34 Australia Ken Kavanagh Maserati 4:45.3 +48.2
Source:[1]

Race

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 4 United Kingdom Tony Brooks Vanwall 24 1:37:06.3 5 8
2 16 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Ferrari 24 +20.7 secs 1 71
3 6 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans Vanwall 24 +3:00.9 11 4
4 40 United Kingdom Cliff Allison Lotus-Climax 24 +4:15.5[2] 12 3
5 10 United States Harry Schell BRM 23 +1 Lap 7 2
6 20 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Ferrari 23 +1 Lap 6
7 28 France Maurice Trintignant Maserati 23 +1 Lap 16
8 24 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Cooper-Climax 23 +1 Lap 13
9 36 Sweden Jo Bonnier Maserati 22 +2 Laps 14
10 26 Italy Maria Teresa de Filippis Maserati 22 +2 Laps 19
Ret 38 Spain Paco Godia Maserati 22 Engine 18
Ret 22 Australia Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 16 Overheating 8
Ret 42 United Kingdom Graham Hill Lotus-Climax 12 Engine 15
Ret 18 Italy Luigi Musso Ferrari 5 Accident 2
Ret 14 United Kingdom Peter Collins Ferrari 5 Overheating 4
Ret 8 France Jean Behra BRM 5 Oil Pressure 10
Ret 32 Germany Wolfgang Seidel Maserati 4 Halfshaft 17
Ret 2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss Vanwall 0 Engine 3
Ret 30 United States Masten Gregory Maserati 0 Engine 9
DNS 34 Australia Ken Kavanagh Maserati Engine
Source:[3]
Notes
  • ^1 – Includes 1 point for fastest lap

Championship standings after the race

  • Notes: Only the top five positions are included for both sets of standings.

References

  1. ^ "1958 Belgian Grand Prix – Qualifying". Motorsport Stats. 9 October 2019.
  2. ^ Lang, Mike (1981). Grand Prix! Vol 1. Haynes Publishing Group. p. 131. ISBN 0-85429-276-4.
  3. ^ "1958 Belgian Grand Prix". formula1.com. Archived from the original on 18 August 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2015.
  4. ^ a b "Belgium 1958 - Championship • STATS F1". www.statsf1.com. Retrieved 12 March 2019.


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