60 YEARS OF AUTOSPORT

1958
AUTOSPORT, 31 October 1958 1958 Formula 1 world champion Mike Hawthorn
  • Mike Hawthorn becomes the first British world champion
    Mike Hawthorn becomes the first British world champion
  • Peter Collins is killed during the German Grand Prix
    Peter Collins is killed during the German Grand Prix
  • Jack Sears wins the inaugural British Saloon Car Championship (now BTCC)
    Jack Sears wins the inaugural British Saloon Car Championship (now BTCC)
  • Jimmy Bryan (pictured here in the Race of Two Worlds) wins the Indy 500
    Jimmy Bryan (pictured here in the Race of Two Worlds) wins the Indy 500

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Moss scores the first grand prix victory for a mid-engined car in the Argentinian GP in a Cooper T43 • Vanwall's six GP wins give it the inaugural F1 Constructors' title • Peter Collins (German GP), Luigi Musso (French GP) and Stewart Lewis-Evans (Moroccan GP) all lose their lives during the F1 season • Jack Sears wins the inaugural British Saloon Car Championship (now BTCC) after defeating Tommy Sopwith in a shout-out at Brands Hatch • Jim Rathmann takes the second and final Race of Two Worlds events at Monza • Future F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone attempts to qualify for the Monaco Grand Prix • Jimmy Bryan wins Indy 500

1Mike Hawthorn becomes the first British world champion 2Peter Collins is killed during the German Grand Prix 3Jack Sears wins the inaugural British Saloon Car Championship (now BTCC) 4Jimmy Bryan (pictured here in the Race of Two Worlds) wins the Indy 500

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