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  • United States Grand Prix 1959
  • Brabham pushes his way to the title
  • December 12, 1959: Jack Brabham won his first world title in a dramatic finale, pushing his Cooper the final few hundred yards of the race after it had run out of fuel

  • Italian Grand Prix 1959
  • Moss and Cooper outfox Ferrari
  • September 13, 1959: Stirling Moss in a Cooper won the Italian Grand Prix, his second successive win, to make the drivers' championship a three-horse race going into the final round

  • Portuguese Grand Prix 1959
  • 'Superior' Moss dominates in the heat
  • August 23, 1959: Stirling Moss confirmed that when not suffering from mechanical problems he was still the man to beat with a comprehensive win at the Portuguese Grand Prix

  • German Grand Prix 1959
  • Brooks and Ferrari shine amid the tedium
  • August 2, 1959: Tony Brooks won the German Grand Prix, a rather bizarre affair which was split into two 30-lap heats run on the same afternoon at the unfamiliar surroundings at Avus

  • British Grand Prix 1959
  • Brabham and Cooper take the plaudits
  • July 18, 1959: Jack Brabham moved clear in the drivers' championship with victory at the British Grand Prix, his second of the season

  • Dutch Grand Prix 1959
  • First success for Bonnier and BRM
  • May 31, 1959: Swede Jo Bonnier became the third different driver to win in as many races when he drove his BRM to victory at the Dutch Grand Prix - it was his and also the British manufacturer's first grand prix success

  • Indianapolis 500 1959
  • More deaths at Indianapolis
  • May 30, 1959: Rodger Ward won the Indianapolis 500 - it was the start of a six year run in which he won again in 1962 and never finished outside the top four - but two more driver deaths marred the event

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