THE MONACO GRAND PRIX LIBRARY BY ROY HULSBERGEN

Anchoring in the Med

16th GrandPrix - 1958

10th May  - 100 laps of 3.145km - 314.5 km

Practice: Event of the year; Fangio has signed no contract and after winning 5 times the World Championship, he retires at age 47 from F1 racing. The chicane has been modified again for safety reasons. Vanwall and BRM are getting stronger. The Walker Coopers are doing fine and the first Lotus, driven by an ex-mechanic, Graham Hill, appears in the Monaco curves.
Tony Brooks in the Vanwall takes the pole position with 1’39”8. 16 cars on the starting grid of which 3 mid-engine Cooper Climax 2 litres.
Maria Teresa De Filippis, a female driver from Napoli in a Maserati, did not qualify. Mike Hawthorne became World Champion with one point more than Stirling Moss. Vanwall entered three cars and lost three.

video: Pathé news - voice: Richard Barnes

Starting Grid

16 Brabham 1’41”

6 Behra 1’40.8”

30 Brooks 1’39.8”

Cooper T45

BRM P25

Vanwall VW10 V5

     

 

20 Trintignant 1’41.1”

18 Salvadori 1’41”

 

Cooper T45

Cooper T45

     

28 Moss 1’42.3”

32 Lewis Evans 1’41.8”

38 Hawthorn 1’41.5”

Vanwall VW7 V2

Vanwall VW5

Ferrari D246

     

 

34 Musso 1’42.6”

36 Collins 1’41.5”

 

Ferrari D246

Ferrari D246

     

24 Allison 1’44.6

40 von Trips 1’44.3”

8 Schell 1’43.8”

Lotus 12

Ferrari D246

BRM P25

 

26 Hill 1’45”

46 Scarlatti 1’44.7”

 

Lotus 12

Maserati 250F

     

 

58 Bonnier 1’45”

 

 

Maserati 250F

 


Race Result

1 Maurice Trintignant (F)

Cooper Climax T45 

2h52’27.9”  109.413km/h

2 Musso (I)

Ferrari D246

+ 20.3”

3 Collins (GB)

Ferrari D246

+ 38.8”

4 Brabham (AUS)

Cooper CLimax T45

+ 3 laps

5 Schell (USA)

BRM P25

+ 9 laps

6 Allison (GB)

Lotus Climax

+ 13 laps

Fastest lap:  Mike Hawthorn, Ferrari D246, 1’40.6”, 112.547km/h record

Retired:

Lewis Evans

lap 12

steering

Brooks

lap 23

ignition

Scarlatti

lap 29

engine

Behra

lap 30

brakes

Moss

lap 38

engine

Hawthorn

lap 48

fuel pump

Salvadori

lap 50

engine

Hill

lap 70

drive shaft

Bonnier

lap 73

accident

von Trips

lap 92

engine

World Driver Championship

1958 GP Season

date

winner

Champion

Buenos Aires

01-19

Stirling Moss

 

Monaco

05-18

Maurice Trintignant

 

Zandvoort

05-26

Stirling Moss

 

Indianapolis

05-30

Jimmy Bryan

 

Spa Francorchamps

06-15

Tony Brooks

 

Reims

07-06

Mike Hawthorn

 

Silverstone

07-19

Peter Collins

 

Nürburgring

08-03

Tony Brooks

 

Porto

08-24

Stirling Moss

 

Monza

09-07

Tony Brooks

Mike Hawthorn

Ain Diab

10-19

Stirling Moss

 

World Constructor Championship

1958

RA

MC

NL

IN

BE

FR

GB

DE

PT

IT

MA

total

Ferrari

10

11

2

 

7

15

15

3

9

11

10

93

VanWall

 

 

9

 

12

6

3

9

12

8

9

68

A.Owen

 

2

10

 

2

 

2

 

3

 

5

24

Walker

8

8

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

20

Cooper

 

3

3

 

 

 

4

6

 

2

 

18

GeorgeSalih

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

NormanDemler

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

RobertBowesII

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

ScudSudAmericana

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

CarsInc

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Lotus

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Juan.M.Fangio

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

3

L.Hopkins

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

KKavanagh

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

TempleBuell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

JoBonnier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

book experience

Race
Many British spectators had come to see the start led by Behra in a BRM P25 followed by Moss and Brooks. Trintignant in sixth position moves to 5th, while Brabham loses a stabilizer. Brooks falls back with misfiring spark plugs and Trintignant in second position followed by the Ferrari of Musso, Collins, von Trips, the Lotus of Hill, the Maserati of Bonnier and the Cooper of Brabham.

Behra attacking the chicane with 150 km/h discovers that his brakes are fading and hits the straw bales with the tail end of the car, he seeks the pits and stays put with brake trouble. Hawthorn, who was in first place get overtaken by Moss.

In lap 38 Moss, having given a terrible beating to his Vanwall, burns the valves and Hawthorn takes over with Trintignant in second place. Then Hawthorn in lap 48 blows the fuel pump, has to abandon and Trintignant in the tiny Cooper takes the checkered flag for the second time in Monaco.

Rob Walker head of the Cooper stable is a happy man. Mike Hawthorn recorded the fastest lap with 1’40”6 at 112,547 km/h. Only 6 cars finished the race. This was the first win for a British car, which they continued to do so for the next 16 years!

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