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- City: Brussels
- Country: Belgium
- Listed: January 11, 2019 11:31 am
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1958 was a watershed year for Formula One. Maybe the introduction of the Cooper T45 Mark III was the reason…
Against a field of Ferraris and Maseratis, Stirling Moss won the Argentine Grand Prix driving a mid-engined 2.0 litre Climax Cooper T45 entered by Privateer Rob Walker. This was the first victory for a car with the engine mounted behind the driver in Formula One. It was also the first World Championship GP win for a private entrant. The next Grand Prix in Monaco was also won by the same Cooper T45 car, this time driven by Maurice Trintignant and facing more substantial opposition. Powered by undersized engines, the Coopers remained outsiders in 1958 but as soon as the new 2.5-litre Coventry-Climax engine was available, the little British cars went on to dominate Formula One. The 1959 season was effectively the start of the mid-engined revolution, and this season saw fierce competition between the works Cooper of Australian Jack Brabham and Moss in the Walker team’s Cooper.
This Cooper T45 from 1958 has been completely restored some years ago and is ready to race with the FIA HTP eligible. She run essentially to the HGPCA series and is eligible for the Monaco Grand Prix Historic.