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The 1958 French Grand Prix was the 6th race of the 1958 Formula One World Championship. Held at the Circuit de Reims-Gueux in northern France, the race was won from lights to flag by Mike Hawthorn. Hawthorn also claimed the fastest lap, giving the Ferrari driver his one-and-only Grand Chelem. Second was Vanwall drive Stirling Moss with Wolfgang von Trips in third. The result tied up the top of the Drivers' Championship table with Moss and Hawthorn both on 23 points. Moss had the advantage however as he had won one more race. Ferrari extended their lead in the Manufacturers' title race to six points.

The race was marred by an accident on lap 10 which claimed the life of Ferrari driver Luigi Musso. At the hairpin (turn 5), his car left the track and rolled through a ditch, causing it to somersault. Musso was ejected from the car and suffered serious head injuries. The Italian was airlifted to hospital where he died hours later.

The French Grand Prix marked the retirement from F1 of 5-time and reigning World Champion, Juan Manuel Fangio. The Argentinian legend finished the race 4th, after Peter Collins crashed ahead of him on the final lap. The crash would not have affected Fangio, but for the fact that Mike Hawthorn had slowed to allow Fangio to unlap himself on his final outing. The one-point difference was to cost Collins fourth place in the Drivers' Championship.


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Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos Pos Pos
Driver Driver Driver
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______________ 1
______________ 2 Mike Hawthorn
3 Luigi Musso
Harry Schell
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______________ 4
5 Peter Collins
Tony Brooks
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______________ 6
______________ 7 Stirling Moss
8 Maurice Trintignant
Juan Manuel Fangio
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______________ 9
10 Jean Behra
Stuart Lewis-Evans
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______________ 11
______________ 12 Paco Godia
13 Jack Brabham
Phil Hill
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______________ 14
15 Roy Salvadori
Gerino Gerini
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______________ 16
______________ 17 Jo Bonnier
18 Carroll Shelby
Troy Ruttman
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______________ 19
20 Graham Hill
Cliff Allison
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______________ 21
______________ 22 Wolfgang von Trips
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RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

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