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1959 Australian Grand Prix

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Date  2 March 1959
Course length  7.0 km (4.4 mi)
Course  Temporary road circuit
Weather  Sunny
1959 Australian Grand Prix
Location  Longford Circuit, Longford, Tasmania
Distance  25 laps, 175 km (110 mi)

The 1959 Australian Grand Prix was a Formula Libre motor race held at the Longford Circuit in Tasmania, Australia on 2 March 1959.

The race, which had 13 starters, was the twenty fourth Australian Grand Prix and the third race of the 1959 Australian Drivers' Championship. Stan Jones won his only AGP, breaking through after years of trying with the Maybach series of specials to win in his Maserati 250F, in what would be the last Australian Grand Prix victory for a front-engined car.

The grid for the Grand Prix was determined by race times set in two qualifying races on the Saturday prior to the main race. The first heat was won by Doug Whiteford from Arnold Glass and Bill Patterson. The second heat was won by Jones in a race time almost 20 seconds shorter than Whiteford's, giving him the pole position, from Len Lukey and Alec Mildren.


Results as follows.


1959 Australian Grand Prix Wikipedia

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