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1958 World Sportscar Championship

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1958 World Sportscar Championship
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The 1958 World Sportscar Championship season was the sixth season of the FIA World Sportscar Championship. It was a series for sportscars that ran in many worldwide endurance events. It ran from 26 January 1958 to 13 September 1958, and comprised six races.

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Season

After major accidents at the 1955 Les 24 Heures du Mans and 1957 Mille Miglia, the sport’s governing body, F.I.A. and its Commission Sportive Internationale (CSI) dictated several technical changes to the 1958 Sports Car rule book, under teams completing now see their cars’ engines limited to three litres.

This allowed Scuderia Ferrari to dominate the season, as Maserati withdrew from motor racing, leaving Aston Martin and Porsche as the main opposition, but as the previous seasons, the majority of the fields were made up of amateur or gentlemen drivers, often up against professional racing drivers with experience in Formula One. Sometimes, even the Drivers World Champion joined in.

Championship

Note:

  • Only the top five positions are included in this set of standings.
  • Championship points were awarded for the first six places in each race in the order of 8-6-4-3-2-1, excepting the RAC Tourist Trophy, for which points were awarded on a 4-3-2-1 for the first 4 positions.
  • Manufacturers were awarded points only for their highest finishing car with no points awarded for positions filled by additional cars.
  • Only the best 4 results out of the 6 races could be retained by each manufacturer. Points earned but not counted towards the championship totals are listed within brackets in the above table.
  • The cars

    The following models contributed to the net championship point scores of their respective manufacturers.

  • Ferrari 250 TR 58
  • Porsche 718 RSK & Porsche 550A RS
  • Aston Martin DBR1/300 & Aston Martin DB3S
  • Lotus Eleven
  • Osca S1500
  • References

    1958 World Sportscar Championship Wikipedia


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