1959 Le Mans 24 Hrs



20-21 June 1959 - Le Mans (F): Round 4, World Sports Car Championship
24 Hour duration on a 8.384 mile/13.492 km circuit - 301 laps - 2523.486 miles/4061.150 kms
Weather: rain


Pos Car # Drivers Car Entrant Laps DNF Reason Group Group Pos Notes
1 5 Roy Salvadori/Carroll Shelby/Stirling Moss^/Jack Brabham*/Henry Taylor* Aston Martin DBR1 [2] David Brown 323   Sports 3000 1  
2 6 Maurice Trintignant/Paul Frere/Henry Taylor^/Carroll Shelby^ Aston Martin DBR1 [4] David Brown 322   Sports 3000 2  
3 11 Jean Blaton/Leon Dernier/Jacques Swaters*/George Arents* Ferrari 250 GT LWB [1321] Jacques Swaters 297   Grand Touring 3000 1 #9 in test
4 18 Andre Pilette/George Arents/Skip Hudson* Ferrari 250 GT Interim [1461] Luigi Chinetti Sr 296   Grand Touring 3000 2  
5 16 Bob Grossman/Fernand Tavano Ferrari 250 GT California [1451] Luigi Chinetti Sr 294   Grand Touring 3000 3  
6 20 Lino Fayen/Gino Munaron/Renny Ottolina* Ferrari 250 GT Interim [1377] Lino Fayen 293   Grand Touring 3000 4  
7 29 Ted Whiteaway/John Turner/Robert Staples^ AC Bristol Ace [BE 214] Ken Rudd 273   Grand Touring 2000 1  
8 41 Peter Lumsden/Peter Riley/William Frost*/John Lawry* Lotus Elite [1016] William S.Frost 270   Grand Touring 1500 1  
NRF 14 Olivier Gendebien/Phil Hill/Cliff Allison^/Hermano de Silva Ramos^ Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 59 [0766] Ferrari 263 overheating Sports 3000   #10 in test
9 46 Louis Cornet/Rene Cotton/Jacques Grelley^ DB Panhard HBR4 Deutsch et Bonnet 258   Grand Touring 750 1  
10 42 Jim Clark/John Whitmore Lotus Elite [1038] Border Reivers 257   Grand Touring 1500 2  
11 45 Paul Armagnac/Bernard Consten/Gerard Laureau^/Pierre Chancel^ DB Panhard HBR4 [988] Deutsch et Bonnet 247   Grand Touring 750 2  
NRF 25 Peter Jopp/Richard Stoop/Ninian Sanderson^ Triumph TR3 [X 628] Standard-Triumph 245 overheating Grand Touring 2000    
NRF 37 Ed Hugus/Ernie Erickson Porsche 718 RSK [024] Ed Hugus 240 engine Sports 1500    
12 44 Sture Nottorp/Gunnar Bengston Saab 93 Sture Nottorp 232   Grand Touring 750 3  
NRF 35 Jean Kerguen/Robert Locaze/Jean Dewez* Porsche 550 RS [0142] Jean Kerguen 229 clutch Sports 1500    
NC 55 Roger Delageneste/Paul Guiraud/Georges Guyot^ Stanguellini 750 Sport Stanguellini 220   Sports 750    
DNF 36 Carel Godin de Beaufort/Christian Bino Heins Porsche 718 RSK [027] Carel Godin de Beaufort 186 engine Sports 1500    
DNF 33 Ted Lund/Colin Escott MG A [YD3/627/5] Ted Lund 185 gearbox Grand Touring 2000    
DNF 31 Jo Bonnier/Wolfgang von Tripps Porsche 718 RSK [008] Porsche 182 clutch Sports 2000    
DNF 49 Roger Masson/Jean Vinatier DB Panhard HBR5 Roger Masson 179 clutch Sports 1100    
DNF 48 Rene Bartholoni/Francois Jaeger/Jacques Grelley^/Gerard Laffargue^/Jacques Faucher^ DB Panhard HBR5 Deutsch et Bonnet 169 clutch Grand Touring 750   #63 in test
DNF 34 Edgar Barth/Wolfgang Seidel/Huscke von Hanstein*/Paul-Ernst Straehle*/Eberhard Mahle* Porsche 718 RSK [006] Porsche 168 gearbox Sports 1500    
DNF 53 Alan Stacey/Keith Greene/Innes Ireland* Lotus-Climax 17 [663] Lotus 156 engine Sports 750    
DNF 8 Ron Flockhart/John Lawrence/Masten Gregory* Tojeiro-Jaguar Ecosse 137 fire Sports 3000    
DNF 12 Jean Behra/Dan Gurney/Cliff Allison* Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 59 [0774] Ferrari 129 gearbox Sports 3000    
DNF 1 Ivor Bueb/Bruce Halford/Mike McDonell^ Lister-Jaguar LM [BHL 2.59] Brian Lister 121 engine Sports 3000    
DNF 30 Graham Hill/Derek Jolly Lotus-Climax 15 [626] Lotus 119 engine Sports 3000    
DNF 27 Ninian Sanderson/Claude Dubois/Peter Jopp^/Richard Stoop^/John Lockett^ Triumph TR3 [X 627] Standard-Triumph 114 overheating Grand Touring 2000   #26 in test
DNF 19 Edwin D.Martin/William Kimberly Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa [0730] Edwin D.Martin 108 gearbox Sports 3000    
DNF 38 Jean-Claude Vidilles/Jean-Francois Malle Lotus-Elite [1007] Gerard Crombac 105 overheating Grand Touring 1500    
DNF 52 Jean Laroche/Andre Testut OSCA S750 [761] OSCA 88 gearbox Sports 750   #50 in test
DNF 24 Jim Russell/Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax T49 Monaco John Cooper 79 accident Sports 2000    
DNF 32 Hans Herrmann/Umberto Maglioli/Edgar Barth* Porsche 718 RSK [007] Porsche 78 ignition Sports 2000    
DNF 4 Stirling Moss/Jack Fairman/Maurice Trintignant* Aston Martin DBR1 [3] David Brown 70 engine Sports 3000    
DNF 3 Innes Ireland/Masten Gregory/John Lawrence* Jaguar D-Type [XKD 603] Ecosse 70 engine Sports 3000    
DNF 23 Giorgio Scarlatti/Giulio Cabianca/Hermano da Silva Ramos^ Ferrari Dino 196S [0740] Ferrari 63 out of fuel Sports 2000   #11 in test
DNF 50 Colin Davis/Alejsandro de Tomaso DB Panhard HBR5 Alejandro de Tomaso 63 gearbox Grand Touring 750    
DNF 62 Philippe Faure/Georges Guyot/Rene Revillon^ Stanguellini Efac SP5601 Stanguellini France 58 accident Sports 750    
DNF 59 Gerard Laffargue/Jacques Faucher DB Panhard HBR4 Jacques Faucher 53 engine Grand Touring 1100    
DNF 7 Graham Whitehead/Brian Naylor Aston Martin DBR1 [5] Graham Whitehead 52 accident Sports 3000    
DNF 2 Walt Hansgen/Peter Blond/Mike McDonell^/Ed W.Crawford* Lister-Jaguar LM [BHL 3.59] Brian Lister 52 engine Sports 3000    
DNF 10 Lucien Bianchi/Alain de Changy/Andre Milhoux* Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa [0736] Jacques Swaters 47 out of fuel Sports 3000    
DNF 15 Hermano da Silva Ramos/Cliff Allison/Dan Gurney^ Ferrari 250 Testa Rissa 59 [0770] Ferrari 41 gearbox Sports 3000    
DNF 56 Rene Revillon/Joseph Dieu/Georges Guyot^/Philippe Faure^/Rene Michy^ Stanguellini 750 Sport Stanguellini 37 out of fuel Sports 750    
DNF 26 Peter Bolton/Mike Rothschild/Ninian Sanderson^/John Lockett^/Peter Jopp^/Richard Stoop^ Triumph TR3 [X 629] Standard-Triumph 35 water leak Grand Touring 2000   #25 in test
DNF 43 Sydney H.Hurrell/Roy North Saab 93 Sydney H.Hurrell 35   Grand Touring 750    
DNF 51 Pedro Rodriguez/Ricardo Rodriguez/Alejandro de Tomaso*/Colin Davis* OSCA S750 TN [766] OSCA 32 cooling system Sports 750    
DNF 60 William Wilks/John Dashwood Frazer Nash Le Mans John Dashwood 30 accident Grand Touring 2000    
DNF 54 Mike Taylor/Jonathan Sieff Lotus-Climax 17 [659] Lotus 23 ignition Sports 750    
DNF 17 Rod Carveth/Gilbert Geitner Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa [0666] Luigi Chinetti, Sr 21 gearbox Sports 3000    
DNF 21 Hubert Patthey/Renaud Calderari^ Aston Martin DBR4GT [DP 199/1] Hubert Patthey 21 engine Grand Touring 3000   #19 in test
DNF 47 Gerard Laureau/Pierre Chancel^/Roger Masson^ DB Panhard HBR5 Deutsch et Bonnet 9 engine Grand Touring 750   #52 in test
DNS 58 Douglas Graham/Mike McKee Lotus-Elite [1037] Richard Stoop     Grand Touring 1500    
DNA 28 Armand Blaton/Andre Pilette AC-Bristol Ace Jacques Swaters/AC     Grand Touring 2000    
DNA   Jose Rosinski/Claude Bobrowski Alfa Romeo Giulietta SV Conrero Virgilio Conrero     Grand Touring 1300    
DNA   Alejandro de Tomaso/Isabel Haskell OSCA S750 Alejandro de Tomaso     Sports 750    
DNA   Jim Russell/George Wisdom/Ian Burgess Cooper-Climax T49 Monaco John Cooper     Sports 1100    
DNA   Jose Behra Porsche 718 RSK Jose Behra     Sports 1500    
DNA   Alfonso Papani/Mario Poltronieri Fiat-Abarth 750 Alfonso Papani     Sports 750    
DNA   Percy Crabb Cooper-Climax T49 Monaco John Cooper     Sports 1100    
DNA   Freddy Rousselle/Jacques Croisier Lister-Jaguar Jacques Swaters     Sports 3000    
DNA   Lucien Bianchi/Jacques Croisier/Paul Nokin Lister-Jaguar Jacques Swaters     Sports 3000    
DNA   Colin Chapman/Graham Hill/Pete Lovely/Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax 19 Lotus     Sports 3000    
DNA   Graham Hill/Innes Ireland/Colin Chapman/Pete Lovely Lotus Elite Lotus     Grand Touring 1300    
DNA   Maurice van den Bruwaene/Andre Beaulieux Panhard X86 Maurice van den Bruwaene     Sports 750    
DNA   Lance Reventlow Ferrari 250 GT Luigi Chinetti, Sr     Grand Touring 3000    
DNA   Leslie Johnson Jensen 541R [3013607] Leslie Johnson     Grand Touring 5000    
DNA 58   DB Panhard HBR5 Andre Hechard     Grand Touring 750    
DNA     Cooper-Climax T49 Monaco Jean Lucas     Sports 1500    
DNA     Ferrari 250 GT Fernand Tavano     Grand Touring 3000    
DNA     Stanguellini Bialbero Stanguellini     Sports 750    
DNA     Alfa Romeo Giulietta SV Conrero Virgilio Conrero     Grand-Touring 1300    
NAC   Mike Taylor/Jonathan Sieff Lister-Jaguar Mike Taylor     Sports 3000    
NAC   Andre Hechard/Michel Legourd DB Panhard HBR5 Andre Hechard     Grand Touring 750    
NAC   Christian Goethals Porsche 718 RSK Christian Goethals     Sports 1500    
NAC   Daniel Pouget/Rene Bourrely Aston Martin DBR1 Daniel Pouget     Sports 3000    
NAC   Michel Parsy/Roger Castelain/Paul Guiraud Maserati 200SI Georges Guyot     Sports 2000    
NAC   R.F.Taylor/L.A.Gamage Tojeiro-Climax Mk II Tojeiro     Sports 1100    
NAC   David L.Lewis Mirromac-Climax David L.Lewis     Sports 750    
NAC   Kenneth W.Mackenzie/Tom Barnard/John H.Gaston Austin-Healey Sprite Kenneth W.Mackenzie     Grand Touring 1100    
NAC   N.Robert Hicks/R.J.W.Utley Lotus-Climax 17 Hicks/Utley     Sports 1100    
NAC   David Piper/John Campbell-Jones/Derek Randall Lotus-Climax 17 Dorchester Service Station     Sports 1100    
NAC   Peter Blond/Peter Ashdown Tojeiro-Climax Mk III John Ogier     Sports 1500    
NAC   Maurice Charles Jaguar D-Type Maurice Charles     Sports 3000    
NAC   Michael E.S.Bond/Kenneth W.Mackenzie/John McKechnie MG A David G.Dixon     Grand Touring 2000    
NAC   Michael E.S.Bond/Richard Stoop/David G.Dixon Aston Martin DB3S David G.Dixon     Sports 3000    
NAC   Marcel Lailler/Lucien Pailler Panhard X86 Marcel Lailler     Sports 750    
NAC   Jean-Marie Dumazer VP Renault 156R Just-Emile Vernet     Sports 750    
NAC   Rene Bartholoni DB Panhard HBR5 Rene Bartholoni     Sports 1100    
NAC   Bernard Duval Lola-Climax Mk I Bernard Duval     Sports 1100    
NAC     Alfa Romeo Giulietta SV Conrero Alfa Romeo     Grand-Touring 1300    
NAC     Porsche 550 RS Maurice Slotine     Sports 1500    
NAC     Stanguellini HP13 Stanguellini     Sports 1100    
NAC     Stanguellini Efac SP5601 Stanguellini-France     Sports 750    
NAC     RB OSCA Isole Rene Breuil     Sports 1100    
Winning Time: 112.570 mph/181.163 kph
Fastest Lap: Jean Behra #12 (Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa 59), 4m00.9, 124.996 mph/201.161 kph

 
 
* Driver listed for car, but did not participate in race meeting
^ Driver practiced car, but did not race it
RES - Reserve (Practiced, on standy-by for start)
REE - Reserve Entry
DNA - Did Not Arrive
DNS - Did Not Start
DNF - Did Not Finish
DNP - Did Not Practice
NC - Not Classified
DSQ - Disqualified
NRF - Not Running At Finish
NAC - Not Accepted



Last Updated on 27/05/08
By Darren Galpin
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