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1959 24 Hours of Le Mans
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Index: Races | Winners

The 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 27th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took place on June 20 and 21 1959. It was also the fourth round of the World Sportscar Championship.

Official resultsEdit

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
1 S
3.0
5 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Brown Racing Dept. USAflagsmall Carroll Shelby
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Roy Salvadori
Aston Martin DBR1/300 Aston Martin 3.0L I6 323
2 S
3.0
6 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Brown Racing Dept. 22px-Flag of France Maurice Trintignant
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Paul Frère
Aston Martin DBR1/300 Aston Martin 3.0L I6 322
3 GT
3.0
11 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Equipe Nationale Belge 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Jean Blaton
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Leon Dernier
Ferrari 250 GT LWB Coupe Ferrari 3.0L V12 297
4 GT
3.0
18 USAflagsmall North American Racing Team (NART) 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) André Pilette
USAflagsmall George Arents
Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Ferrari 3.0L V12 296
5 GT
3.0
16 22px-Flag of France Fernand Tavano
USAflagsmall North American Racing Team (NART)
22px-Flag of France Fernand Tavano
USAflagsmall Bob Grossman
Ferrari 250 GT California Ferrari 3.0L V12 294
6 GT
3.0
20 22px-Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Lino Fayen 22px-Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Lino Fayen
22px-Flag of Italy Gino Munaron
Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Ferrari 3.0L V12 293
7 GT
2.0
29 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Rudd Racing Ltd. 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ted Whiteaway
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Turner
AC Ace Bristol 2.0L I6 273
8 GT
1.5
41 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom William S. Frost 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Lumsden
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Riley
Lotus Elite Mk14 Coventry Climax 1.2L I4 270
9 GT
750
46 22px-Flag of France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet 22px-Flag of France René Cotton
22px-Flag of France Louis Cornet
DB HBR4 Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 258
10 GT
1.5
42 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Border Reivers 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Sir John Whitmore
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Clark
Lotus Elite Mk14 Coventry Climax 1.2L I4 257
11 GT
750
45 22px-Flag of France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet 22px-Flag of France Bernard Consten
22px-Flag of France Paul Armagnac
DB HBR4 Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 247
12 GT
750
44 22px-Flag of Sweden Sture Nottorp 22px-Flag of Sweden Sture Nottorp
22px-Flag of Sweden Gunnar Bengtsson
Saab 93 Sport Saab 0.7L I3 (2-Stroke) 232

Not ClassifiedEdit

Failed to complete 70% of winner's distance (226 laps)

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
13 S
750
55 22px-Flag of Italy Automobili Stanguellini 22px-Flag of France Roger Delageneste
22px-Flag of France Paul Guiraud
Stanguellini 750 Sport BA Fiat 0.7L I4 220

Did Not FinishEdit

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Engine Laps
14 GT
750
48 22px-Flag of France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet 22px-Flag of France René Bartholoni
22px-Flag of France Francois Jaeger
DB HBR5 Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 169
15 GT
2.0
27 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Standard Triumph 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ninian Sanderson
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Claude Dubois
Triumph TR3S Triumph 2.0L I4 114
16 S
1.1
48 22px-Flag of France Roger Masson 22px-Flag of France Roger Masson
22px-Flag of France Jean Vinatier
DB HBR5 Panhard 0.9L Flat-2 179
17 GT
2.0
33 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom F.W.R. Lund 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ted Lund
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Colin Escott
MG MGA Twin Cam MG 1.6L I4 185
18 S
3.0
14 22px-Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari USAflagsmall Phil Hill
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Olivier Gendebien
Ferrari 250 TR59 Ferrari 3.0L V12 263
19 S
1.5
35 22px-Flag of France Jean Kerguen 22px-Flag of France Jean Kerguen
22px-Flag of Morocco.svg Robert La Caze
Porsche 550 RS Porsche 1.5L Flat-4 229
20 S
1.5
37 USAflagsmall Ed Hugus USAflagsmall Ed Hugus
USAflagsmall Ray Erickson
Porsche 718 RSK Porsche 1.5L Flat-4 240
21 S
1.5
36 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Baron Carel Godin de Beaufort 22px-Flag of the Netherlands Carel Godin de Beaufort
25px-Brazilflag Christian Heins
Porsche 718 RSK Porsche 1.5L Flat-4 186
22 S
750
53 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Team Lotus Engineering 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Alan Stacey
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Keith Greene
Lotus 17 Coventry Climax 0.7L I4 156
23 S
1.5
34 Flag of Germany Porsche KG Flag of Germany Edgar Barth
Flag of Germany Wolfgang Seidel
Porsche 718 RSK Porsche 1.5L Flat-4 168
24 S
2.0
31 Flag of Germany Porsche KG 22px-Flag of Sweden Jo Bonnier
Flag of Germany Wolfgang von Trips
Porsche 718 RSK Porsche 1.6L Flat-4 182
25 S
3.0
8 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ron Flockhart
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Lawrence
Tojeiro Jaguar 3.0L I6 137
26 GT
1.5
38 22px-Flag of France Equipe Los Amigos 22px-Flag of France Jean-Claude Vidilles
22px-Flag of France Jean-François Malle
Lotus Elite Mk14 Coventry Climax 1.2L I4 105
27 S
2.0
25 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Standard Triumph 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Jopp
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Richard Stoop
Triumph TR3S Triumph 2.0L I4 245
28 S
3.0
12 22px-Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari USAflagsmall Dan Gurney
22px-Flag of France Jean Behra
Ferrari 250 TR59 Ferrari 3.0L V12 129
29 S
3.0
30 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Team Lotus Engineering 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Graham Hill
25px-AustraliaFLAG Derek Jolly
Lotus 15 Coventry Climax 2.0L I4 119
30 S
750
52 22px-Flag of Italy O.S.C.A. Automobili 22px-Flag of France Jean Laroche
25px-Monacoflag André Testut
O.S.C.A. 750 Sport O.S.C.A. 0.7L I4 88
31 GT
750
50 25px-ARGENntina Alejandro de Tomaso 25px-ARGENntina Alejandro de Tomaso
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Colin Davis
DB HBR5 Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 63
32 S
3.0
1 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brian Lister 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ivor Bueb
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Bruce Halford
Lister LM Jaguar 3.0L I6 121
33 S
3.0
19 USAflagsmall Edwin D. Martin USAflagsmall Edwin D. Martin
USAflagsmall William Kimberley
Ferrari 250 TR58 Ferrari 3.0L V12 108
34 S
3.0
3 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Ecurie Ecosse 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Innes Ireland
USAflagsmall Masten Gregory
Jaguar D-Type Modified Jaguar 3.0L I6 70
35 S
2.0
24 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Cooper Car Company 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jim Russell
25px-Newzealandflag Bruce McLaren
Cooper T49 Monaco Mk1 Coventry Climax 2.0L I4 79
36 S
2.0
32 Flag of Germany Porsche KG Flag of Germany Hans Herrmann
22px-Flag of Italy Umberto Maglioli
Porsche 718 RSK Porsche 1.6L Flat-4 78
37 S
2.0
23 22px-Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari 22px-Flag of Italy Giulio Cabianca
22px-Flag of Italy Giorgio Scarlatti
Ferrari Dino 196S Ferrari 1.9L V6 63
38 GT
1.1
59 22px-Flag of France Jacques Faucher 22px-Flag of France Jacques Faucher
22px-Flag of France Gérard Leffargue
DB HBR4 Panhard 0.9L Flat-2 53
39 S
750
56 22px-Flag of Italy Automobili Stanguellini 22px-Flag of France René Louis Revillon
22px-Flag of France Joseph Dieu
Stanguellini 750 Sport Bialbero Fiat 0.7L I4 37
40 S
3.0
4 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom David Brown Racing Dept. 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Stirling Moss
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Jack Fairman
Aston Martin DBR1/300 Aston Martin 3.0L I6 70
41 GT
750
43 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom S.A. Hurrell / R.M. North 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Sydney H. Hurrell
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Roy North
Saab 93 Sport Saab 0.7L I3 (2-Stroke) 35
42 S
750
54 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Team Lotus Engineering 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Michael Taylor
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Johnathon Sieff
Lotus 17 Coventry Climax 0.7L I4 23
43 S
750
51 22px-Flag of Italy O.S.C.A. Automobili 25px-Mexicoflag Pedro Rodriguez
25px-Mexicoflag Ricardo Rodríguez
O.S.C.A. Sport 750TN O.S.C.A. 0.7L I4 32
44 S
3.0
2 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brian Lister USAflagsmall Walt Hansgen
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Blond
Lister LM Jaguar 3.0L I6 52
45 S
3.0
7 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom A.G. Whitehead 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Graham Whitehead
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Brian Naylor
Aston Martin DBR1/300 Aston Martin 3.0L I6 52
46 S
3.0
10 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Equipe Nationale Belga 22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Lucien Bianchi
22px-Flag of Belgium (civil) Alain de Changy
Ferrari 250 TR58 Ferrari 3.0L V12 47
47 GT
2.0
60 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Dashwood 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom John Dashwood
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom William Wilks
Frazer-Nash Le Mans Bristol 2.0L I6 30
48 S
750
62 22px-Flag of France Société E.F.A.C. 22px-Flag of France René Philippe Faure
22px-Flag of France Georges Guyot
Stanguellini Efac SP Fiat 0.7L I4 58
49 S
3.0
15 22px-Flag of Italy Scuderia Ferrari 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Cliff Allison
25px-Brazilflag Hernando da Silva Ramos
Ferrari 250 TR59 Ferrari 3.0L V12 41
50 GT
2.0
26 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Standard Triumph 22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Peter Bolton
22px-Flag of the United Kingdom Michael Rotschild
Triumph TR3S Triumph 2.0L I4 35
51 S
3.0
17 USAflagsmall North American Racing Team (NART) USAflagsmall Gilbert Geitner
USAflagsmall Rod Carveth
Ferrari 250 TR58 Ferrari 3.0L V12 21
52 GT
3.0
21 20px-Flag of Switzerland Écurie Trois Chevrons 20px-Flag of Switzerland Hubert Patthey
20px-Flag of Switzerland Renaud Calderari
Aston Martin DB4 GT Aston Martin 3.0L I6 21
53 GT
750
47 22px-Flag of France Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet 22px-Flag of France Pierre Chancel
22px-Flag of France Gérard Laureau
DB HBR4 Panhard 0.7L Flat-2 9

StatisticsEdit

  • Fastest Lap - #12 Scuderia Ferrari - 4:00.9
  • Distance - 4347.9 km
  • Average Speed - 181.163 km/h

Trophy WinnersEdit

  • 25th Biennial Cup - #46 Automobiles Deutsch et Bonnet
  • Index of Performance - #46 Autombiles Deutsch et Bonnet
  • Index of Thermal Efficiency - #45 Autombiles Deutsch et Bonnet
24 Hours of Le Mans seasons

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