1959 Monaco Grand Prix

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Template:Coord Template:Infobox Grand Prix race report The 1959 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at the Circuit de Monaco on 10 May 1959. It was the opening round of the 1959 Formula One season. It was the 17th Monaco Grand Prix. The race was held over 100 laps of the three kilometre circuit for a race distance of 315 kilometres.

The race was won by Australian racer Jack Brabham driving a Cooper T51 for the factory Cooper Car Company team. It was the first win for Brabham, a future three-time world champion. It was the first World Championship Grand Prix victory by an Australian driver. It was also the first win for the factory Cooper team. Coopers had won races previously in the hands of Rob Walker Racing Team. Brabham finished 20 seconds ahead of British driver Tony Brooks driving a Ferrari 246. A lap down in third was the Cooper T51 of French driver and 1958 Monaco Grand Prix winner Maurice Trintignant of the Rob Walker Racing Team.

Classification

Pos No Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 24 Template:Flagicon Jack Brabham Cooper-Climax 100 2:55:51.3 3 9
2 50 Template:Flagicon Tony Brooks Ferrari 100 + 20.4 4 6
3 32 Template:Flagicon Maurice Trintignant Cooper-Climax 98 + 2 Laps 6 4
4 48 Template:Flagicon Phil Hill Ferrari 97 + 3 Laps 5 3
5 22 Template:Flagicon Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax 96 + 4 Laps 13 2
6 38 Template:Flagicon Roy Salvadori Cooper-Maserati 83 + 17 Laps 8  
Ret 30 Template:Flagicon Stirling Moss Cooper-Climax 81 Transmission 1  
Ret 20 Template:Flagicon Ron Flockhart BRM 64 Spun off 10  
Ret 16 Template:Flagicon Harry Schell BRM 48 Accident 9  
Ret 18 Template:Flagicon Jo Bonnier BRM 44 Brakes 7  
Ret 46 Template:Flagicon Jean Behra Ferrari 24 Engine 2  
Ret 40 Template:Flagicon Graham Hill Lotus-Climax 21 Fire 14  
Ret 26 Template:Flagicon Masten Gregory Cooper-Climax 6 Gearbox 11  
Ret 6 Template:Flagicon Wolfgang von Trips Porsche 1 Collision 12  
Ret 52 Template:Flagicon Cliff Allison Ferrari 1 Collision 15  
Ret 44 Template:Flagicon Bruce Halford Lotus-Climax 1 Collision 16  
DNQ 34 Template:Flagicon Ivor Bueb Cooper-Climax    
DNQ 54 Template:Flagicon Giorgio Scarlatti Maserati    
DNQ 12 Template:Flagicon Alain de Changy Cooper-Climax    
DNQ 10 Template:Flagicon Lucien Bianchi Cooper-Climax    
DNQ 4 Template:Flagicon Maria Teresa de Filippis Porsche    
DNQ 42 Template:Flagicon Pete Lovely Lotus-Climax    
DNQ 14 Template:Flagicon Jean Lucienbonnet Cooper-Climax    
DNQ 56 Template:Flagicon André Testut Maserati        

Championship standings after the race

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Drivers' Championship standings
Pos Driver Points
1 Template:Flagicon Jack Brabham 9
2 Template:Flagicon Tony Brooks 6
3 Template:Flagicon Maurice Trintignant 4
4 Template:Flagicon Phil Hill 3
5 Template:Flagicon Bruce McLaren 2

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Constructors' Championship standings
Pos Constructor Points
1 Template:Flagicon Cooper-Climax 8
2 Template:Flagicon Ferrari 6

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

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