1959 Le Mans 24 Hours

Race Winner
Country
France
Circuit
Round
4
Laps
323
Pole
Fastest Lap
Behra, 4m 00.9s
1959 Season
Past Results

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

Roy Salvadori

5

David Brown Racing

Aston Martin DBR1/300 (Avon)

24h

8

 

Carroll Shelby

       

8

2

Maurice Trintignant

6

David Brown Racing

Aston Martin DBR1/300 (Avon)

322 laps

6

 

Paul Frere

       

6

3

Beurlys

11

Ecurie Nationale Belge

Ferrari 250GT (Dunlop)

297 laps

4

 

Elde

       

4

4

George Arents

18

North American Racing Team

Ferrari 250GT (Dunlop)

296 laps

3

 

Andre Pilette

       

3

5

Fernand Tavano

16

Fernand Tavano

Ferrari 250GT California (Engelbert)

294 laps

2

 

Bob Grossman

       

2

6

Lino Fayen

20

Lino Fayen

Ferrari 250GT (Engelbert)

293 laps

1

 

Gino Munaron

       

1

7

Jack Turner

29

Rudd Racing

AC Ace-Bristol (Michelin)

273 laps

0

 

Ted Whiteaway

       

0

8

Peter Riley

41

WS Frost

Lotus Elite (Dunlop)

270 laps

0

 

Peter Lumsden

       

0

9

Rene Cotton

46

Automobiles DB

DB HBR5-Panhard (Michelin)

258 laps

0

 

Louis Cornet

       

0

10

Jim Clark

42

Border Reivers

Lotus Elite (Dunlop)

257 laps

0

 

John Whitmore

       

0

11

Paul Armagnac

45

Automobiles DB

DB HBR5-Panhard (Michelin)

247 laps

0

 

Bernard Consten

       

0

12

Gunnar Bengtsson

44

S Nottorp

Saab 93B Sport GT750 (Pirelli)

232 laps

0

 

Sture Nottorp

       

0

13

Paul Guiraud

55

Automobili Stanguellini

Stanguellini 750 Sport-Fiat (Dunlop)

220 laps

0

 

Roger Delageneste

       

0

DNS

Douglas Graham

58

JR Stoop

Lotus Elite

0

 

Mike McKee

       

0

R

Carel Godin de Beaufort

36

Ecurie Maarsbergen

Porsche 718 RSK

186 laps Engine

0

 

Christian Bino Heins

       

0

R

Wolfgang von Trips

31

Porsche

Porsche 718 RSK (Continental)

182 laps Clutch

0

R

Umberto Maglioli

32

Porsche

Porsche 718 RSK (Continental)

78 laps Ignition

0

R

Edgar Barth

34

Porsche

Porsche 718 RSK (Continental)

168 laps Gearbox

0

R

Hans Herrmann

32

Porsche

Porsche 718 RSK (Continental)

78 laps Ignition

0

R

Jo Bonnier

31

Porsche

Porsche 718 RSK (Continental)

182 laps Clutch

0

R

Wolfgang Seidel

34

Porsche

Porsche 718 RSK (Continental)

168 laps Gearbox

0

R

Jacques Faucher

59

Jacques Faucher

DB HBR5-Panhard (Michelin)

53 laps Engine

0

 

Gerard Laffargue

       

0

R

Stirling Moss

4

David Brown Racing

Aston Martin DBR1/300 (Avon)

70 laps Engine

0

R

Jean-Francois Malle

38

Equipe Los Amigos

Lotus Elite (Dunlop)

105 laps Overheating

0

 

Jean-Claude Vidilles

       

0

R

Jack Fairman

4

David Brown Racing

Aston Martin DBR1/300 (Avon)

70 laps Engine

0

R

Giulio Cabianca

23

Scuderia Castellotti

Ferrari 196S (Dunlop)

63 laps Out of fuel

0

 

Giorgio Scarlatti

       

0

R

Jonathan Sieff

54

Team Lotus Engineering

Lotus 17-Climax (Dunlop)

23 laps Ignition

0

 

Mike Taylor

       

0

R

Derek Jolly

30

Team Lotus Engineering

Lotus 15-Climax (Dunlop)

119 laps Engine

0

R

Alan Stacey

53

Team Lotus Engineering

Lotus 17-Climax (Dunlop)

156 laps Engine

0

R

Graham Hill

30

Team Lotus Engineering

Lotus 15-Climax (Dunlop)

119 laps Engine

0

R

Keith Greene

53

Team Lotus Engineering

Lotus 17-Climax (Dunlop)

156 laps Engine

0

R

Jean Kerguen

35

J Kerguen

Porsche 550RS (Dunlop)

229 laps Clutch

0

 

Robert la Caze

       

0

R

Ron Flockhart

8

Ecurie Ecosse

Tojeiro-Jaguar (Dunlop)

137 laps Overheating

0

R

Masten Gregory

3

Ecurie Ecosse

Jaguar D-type (Dunlop)

70 laps Engine

0

R

John Lawrence

8

Ecurie Ecosse

Tojeiro-Jaguar (Dunlop)

137 laps Overheating

0

R

Innes Ireland

3

Ecurie Ecosse

Jaguar D-type (Dunlop)

70 laps Engine

0

R

Roger Masson

49

R Masson

DB HBR5-Panhard (Michelin)

179 laps Clutch

0

 

Jean Vinatier

       

0

R

Pierre Chancel

47

Automobiles DB

DB HBR5-Panhard (Michelin)

9 laps Engine

0

R

Jean-Francois Jaeger

48

Automobiles DB

DB HBR5-Panhard (Michelin)

169 laps Clutch

0

R

Jean Behra

12

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari 250TR (Dunlop)

129 laps Engine

0

R

Cliff Allison

15

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari 250TR (Dunlop)

41 laps Engine

0

R

Olivier Gendebien

14

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari 250TR (Dunlop)

263 laps Overheating

0

 

Phil Hill

       

0

R

Hermano da Silva Ramos

15

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari 250TR (Dunlop)

41 laps Engine

0

R

Dan Gurney

12

Scuderia Ferrari

Ferrari 250TR (Dunlop)

129 laps Engine

0

R

Gerard Laureau

47

Automobiles DB

DB HBR5-Panhard (Michelin)

9 laps Engine

0

R

Rene Bartholoni

48

Automobiles DB

DB HBR5-Panhard (Michelin)

169 laps Clutch

0

R

Ed Martin

19

Edwin Martin

Ferrari 250TR (Engelbert)

108 laps Gearbox

0

 

Bill Kimberley

       

0

R

Peter Bolton

26

Standard Triumph

Triumph TR3S (Dunlop)

35 laps Radiator

0

R

Ninian Sanderson

27

Standard Triumph

Triumph TR3S (Dunlop)

114 laps Radiator

0

R

Dickie Stoop

25

Standard Triumph

Triumph TR3S (Dunlop)

245 laps Oil pump

0

R

Mike Rothschild

26

Standard Triumph

Triumph TR3S (Dunlop)

35 laps Radiator

0

R

Peter Jopp

25

Standard Triumph

Triumph TR3S (Dunlop)

245 laps Oil pump

0

R

Claude Dubois

27

Standard Triumph

Triumph TR3S (Dunlop)

114 laps Radiator

0

R

Joseph Dieu

56

Automobili Stanguellini

Stanguellini 750 Sport-Fiat (Dunlop)

37 laps Out of fuel

0

R

Peter Blond

2

Brian Lister Engineering

Lister Sport-Jaguar (Dunlop)

52 laps Engine

0

R

Ivor Bueb

1

Brian Lister Engineering

Lister Sport-Jaguar (Dunlop)

121 laps Engine

0

R

Walt Hansgen

2

Brian Lister Engineering

Lister Sport-Jaguar (Dunlop)

52 laps Engine

0

R

Bruce Halford

1

Brian Lister Engineering

Lister Sport-Jaguar (Dunlop)

121 laps Engine

0

R

Rene-Louis Revillon

56

Automobili Stanguellini

Stanguellini 750 Sport-Fiat (Dunlop)

37 laps Out of fuel

0

R

Renaud Calderari

21

Ecurie Trois Chevrons

Aston Martin DB4GT (Avon)

21 laps Engine

0

 

Hubert Patthey

       

0

R

John Dashwood

60

J Dashwood

Frazer-Nash LM Coupe (Dunlop)

30 laps Accident

0

 

William Wilks

       

0

R

Rod Carveth

17

North American Racing Team

Ferrari 250TR (Dunlop)

21 laps Gearbox

0

R

Colin Davis

50

Alejandro de Tomaso

DB HBR5-Panhard (Dunlop)

63 laps Gearbox

0

 

Alejandro de Tomaso

       

0

R

Gil Geitner

17

North American Racing Team

Ferrari 250TR (Dunlop)

21 laps Gearbox

0

R

Jim Russell

24

Cooper Car Co

Cooper T49 Monaco-Climax (Dunlop)

79 laps Accident

0

 

Bruce McLaren

       

0

R

Ed Hugus

37

Ed Hugus

Porsche 718 RSK (Continental)

240 laps Engine

0

 

Ray Erickson

       

0

R

Roy North

43

SA Hurrell

Saab 93B Sport GT750 (Michelin)

35 laps Engine

0

 

Sydney Hurrell

       

0

R

Georges Guyot

62

Societe EFAC

Stanguellini 750 Sport-Fiat (Dunlop)

58 laps Accident

0

 

Rene-Philippe Faure

       

0

R

Pedro Rodriguez

51

Automobili OSCA

OSCA 750S (Pirelli)

32 laps Water pump

0

R

Jean Laroche

52

Automobili OSCA

OSCA 750S (Pirelli)

88 laps Gearbox

0

R

Ricardo Rodriguez

51

Automobili OSCA

OSCA 750S (Pirelli)

32 laps Water pump

0

R

Andre Testut

52

Automobili OSCA

OSCA 750S (Pirelli)

88 laps Gearbox

0

R

Brian Naylor

7

Graham Whitehead

Aston Martin DBR1/300 (Avon)

52 laps Accident

0

 

Graham Whitehead

       

0

R

Lucien Bianchi

10

Ecurie Nationale Belge

Ferrari 250TR (Dunlop)

47 laps Engine

0

 

Alain de Changy

       

0

R

Ted Lund

33

Ted Lund

MG A TwinCam (Dunlop)

185 laps Gearbox

0

 

Colin Escott

       

0

Qualifying

Grid Driver Team Time

1

Jean Behra

Scuderia Ferrari

4m 3.3s

1

Dan Gurney

Scuderia Ferrari

4m 3.3s

Circuit - Le Mans

Country

France

Location

Le Mans, Pays de la Loire

Type

Temporary road course

Length

8.365 (Miles)

Record

Denny Hulme and Mario Andretti (both Ford GT40 Mk4), 3m23.6, 147.908 mph, Sports Cars, 1967

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