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The 1958 Moroccan Grand Prix was the final race of the 1958 Formula One season. It was the 13th Moroccan Grand Prix and the second on the Ain-Diab layout.

Mike Hawthorn took home his fourth pole position, while Stirling Moss won his fourth race of the year, but it wouldn't be enough as Hawthorn would finish in second to take home his first and only championship.

The race though would be marked in tragedy when Stuart Lewis-Evans' engine seized and flew him off the track at high speed, with the car bursting into flames. He was airlifted back to the UK, but would die from his burns six days later.


BackgroundEdit

Heading into the final round of the championship, Mike Hawthorn held a eight point lead heading into the final race at Morocco which was a non-championship race in the previous season. Robert La Caze became the first person from Africa to compete in a Formula One race. In the constructors championship, Vanwall held a six point lead from Ferrari. But despite the margin, the dropped score rule meant that Vanwall would win the first constructors championship.

Title PermutationsEdit

Drivers' ChampionshipEdit

Mike Hawthorn enters the race with a 8-point lead over Stirling Moss with only one race left, and is likely to secure the title.

The possible permutations are:

  • For Hawthorn to win the Championship:
    • Second place or better.
  • For Moss to win the Championship:
    • Moss needs to win and get fastest lap and hope that Hawthorn finishes 3rd or lower.

Practice OverviewEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying ResultsEdit

Pos No. Driver Constructor Time Gap
1 6 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Italy Ferrari 2:23.1
2 8 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Vanwall 2:23.2 +0.1
3 12 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans United Kingdom Vanwall 2:23.7 +0.6
4 14 France Jean Behra United Kingdom BRM 2:23.8 +0.7
5 4 United States Phil Hill Italy Ferrari 2:24.1 +1.0
6 2 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Italy Ferrari 2:24.3 +1.2
7 10 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom Vanwall 2:24.4 +1.3
8 18 Sweden Jo Bonnier United Kingdom BRM 2:24.9 +1.8
9 36 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:26.0 +2.9
10 16 United States Harry Schell United Kingdom BRM 2:26.4 +3.3
11 30 United Kingdom Jack Fairman United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:27.0 +3.9
12 32 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:27.1 +4.0
13 22 United States Masten Gregory Italy Maserati 2:27.6 +4.5
14 28 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:28.6 +5.5
15 20 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart United Kingdom BRM 2:29.8 +6.7
16 34 United Kingdom Cliff Allison United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 2:33.7 +10.6
17 26 Italy Gerino Gerini Italy Maserati 2:35.1 +12.0
18 38 Germany Hans Herrmann Italy Maserati 2:35.1 +12.0
19 50 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:36.6 +13.5
20 24 Germany Wolfgang Seidel Italy Maserati 2:38.2 +15.1
21 52 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:41.2 +18.1
22 56 United Kingdom Tom Bridger United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:42.5 +19.4
23 58 Morocco Robert La Caze United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:43.1 +20.0
24 54 France François Picard United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:46.6 +23.5
25 48 France André Guelfi United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 2:47.0 +23.9

GridEdit

RaceEdit

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Constructor Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 8 United Kingdom Stirling Moss United Kingdom Vanwall 53 2:09:15.1 2 9
2 6 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn Italy Ferrari 53 +1:24.7 1 6
3 4 United States Phil Hill Italy Ferrari 53 +1:25.5 5 4
4 18 Sweden Jo Bonnier United Kingdom BRM 53 +1:46.7 8 3
5 16 United States Harry Schell United Kingdom BRM 53 +2:33.7 10 2
6 22 United States Masten Gregory Italy Maserati 52 +1 lap 13
7 28 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 51 +2 laps 14
8 30 United Kingdom Jack Fairman United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 50 +3 laps 11
9 38 Germany Hans Herrmann Italy Maserati 50 +3 laps 18
10 34 United Kingdom Cliff Allison United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 49 +4 laps 16
11 50 Australia Jack Brabham United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 49 +4 laps 19
12 26 Italy Gerino Gerini Italy Maserati 48 +5 laps 17
13 52 New Zealand Bruce McLaren United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 48 +5 laps 21
14 58 Morocco Robert La Caze United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 48 +5 laps 23
15 48 France André Guelfi United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 48 +5 laps 25
16 32 United Kingdom Graham Hill United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 45 +7 laps 12
Ret 12 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans United Kingdom Vanwall 41 Fatal accident 3
Ret 54 France François Picard United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 31 Accident 24
Ret 56 United Kingdom Tom Bridger United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 30 Accident 22
Ret 10 United Kingdom Tony Brooks United Kingdom Vanwall 29 Engine 7
Ret 2 Belgium Olivier Gendebien Italy Ferrari 29 Accident 6
Ret 14 France Jean Behra United Kingdom BRM 26 Engine 4
Ret 24 Germany Wolfgang Seidel Italy Maserati 15 Accident 20
Ret 20 United Kingdom Ron Flockhart United Kingdom BRM 15 Camshaft 15
Ret 36 France Maurice Trintignant United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 9 Engine 9

MilestonesEdit

Standings after raceEdit

Drivers' World Championship
Pos. Driver Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn 42 (49)
2 United Kingdom Stirling Moss 41
3 United Kingdom Tony Brooks 24
4 United Kingdom Roy Salvadori 15
5 United Kingdom Peter Collins 14
6 United States Harry Schell 12 ▲2
7 France Maurice Trintignant 12 ▼1
8 Italy Luigi Musso 12 ▼1
9 United Kingdom Stuart Lewis-Evans 11
10 United States Phil Hill 9 ▲5
11 France Jean Behra 9 ▼1
12 Germany Wolfgang von Trips 9 ▼1
13 United States Jimmy Bryan 8 ▼1
14 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio 7 ▼1
15 United States George Amick 6 ▼1
16 United States Johnny Boyd 4
17 United States Tony Bettenhausen 4
18 Australia Jack Brabham 3
19 United Kingdom Cliff Allison 3
20 Sweden Joakim Bonnier 3 ▲5
21 United States Jim Rathmann 2 ▼1
22 New Zealand Bruce McLaren 2 ▼1
Constructors' World Championship
Pos. Team Pts +/-
1 United Kingdom Vanwall 48 (57)
2 Italy Ferrari 40 (57)
3 United Kingdom Cooper-Climax 31
4 United Kingdom BRM 18
5 Italy Maserati 6
6 United Kingdom Lotus-Climax 3
7 Germany Porsche 0
United Kingdom Connaught-Alta 0
Italy OSCA 0

NotesEdit

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