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Calendar & Results

Drivers' World Championship Standings

 DriverMCO500NLDFRAGBRGERPRTITAUSA  Pts.
1 Brabham, J. 9 - 6480043 31 (34)
2 Brooks, T. 6 - 0809004 27
3 Moss, S. 0 - 116.50980 25.5
4 Hill, P. 3 - 06 - 4070 20
5 Trintignant, M. 4 - 0023307 19
6 McLaren, B. 2 - - 24.50008 16.5
7 Gurney, D. - - - 0 - 643 - 13
8 Bonnier, J. 0 - 800200 - 10
9 Gregory, M. 0 - 40006 - - 10
10 Ward, R. - 8 - - - - - - 0 8
11 Rathmann, J. - 6 - - - - - - - 6
12 Thomson, J. - 5 - - - - - - - 5
13 Schell, H. 0 - 0030200 5
14 Ireland, I. - - 30 - 0002 5
15 Gendebien, O. - - - 3 - - - 0 - 3
16 Bettenhausen, T. - 3 - - - - - - - 3
17 Allison, C. 0 - 0 - - 0 - 20 2
18 Goldsmith, P. - 2 - - - - - - - 2
19 Behra, J. 0 - 20 - - - - - 2
  Weyant, C. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Shelby, C. - - 0 - 0 - 00 - 0
Stacey, A. - - - - 0 - - - 0 0
Sutton, L. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Taylor, H. - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Taylor, M. - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Turner, J. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Veith, B. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
von Trips, W. 0 - - - - - - - 0 0
Johnson, E. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Keller, A. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Larson, J. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Magill, M. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Grim, B. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
McWithey, J. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Russo, P. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Sachs, E. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Said, B. - - - - - - - - 0 0
Salvadori, R. 0 - 000 - 000 0
Scarlatti, G. - - - 0 - - - 0 - 0
Naylor, B. - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Piper, D. - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Rathmann, D. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Branson, D. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Bristow, C. - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Halford, B. 0 - - - - - - - - 0
Hartley, G. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Herman, A. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Herrmann, H. - - - - 00 - - - 0
Hill, G. 0 - 000000 - 0
Amick, R. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Arnold, C. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Ashdown, P. - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Blanchard, H. - - - - - - - - 0 0
Boyd, J. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Bryan, J. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Bueb, I. - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Burgess, I. - - - 000 - 0 - 0
Cabianca, G. - - - - - - - 0 - 0
Carter, D. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Cheesbourg, B. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Christie, B. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Constantine, G. - - - - - - - - 0 0
Crawford, R. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Davis, C. - - - 0 - - - 0 - 0
Daywalt, J. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
de Araújo Cabral, M. - - - - - - 0 - - 0
de Beaufort, C. - - 00 - - - - - 0
de Tomaso, A. - - - - - - - - 0 0
d'Orey, F. - - - 00 - - - 0 0
Fairman, J. - - - - 0 - - 0 - 0
Flaherty, P. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Flockhart, R. 0 - - 00 - 00 - 0
Foyt, A. - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Freeland, D. - 0 - - - - - - - 0

Constructors' World Championship Standings

  Const.-Eng. MCO500NLDFRAGBRGERPRTITAUSA  Pts.
1 Cooper - Climax 8 - 6483888 40 (53)
2 Ferrari - Ferrari 6 - 28 - 8464 32 (38)
3 BRM - BRM 0 - 806220 - 18
4 Lotus - Climax 0 - 3000002 5
5 Cooper - Maserati 0 - - - 00000 0
6 Aston Martin - Aston Martin - - 0 - 0 - 00 - 0
7 Porsche - Porsche 0 - 0 - - 0 - - 0 0
8 Maserati - Maserati 00 - 000000 0
9 Cooper - Borgward - - - - 0 - - - - 0
  Connaught - Alta - - - - 0 - - - 0 0
Cooper - Alta 0 - - - - - - - - 0
Fry - Climax - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Vanwall - Vanwall - - - - 0 - - - - 0
JBW - Maserati - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Kurtis Kraft - Maserati - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Tec Mec - Maserati - - - - - - - - 0 0
Kurtis Kraft - Novi - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Christensen - Offenhauser - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Cornis - Offenhauser - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Dunn - Offenhauser - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Elder - Offenhauser - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Epperly - Offenhauser - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Kurtis Kraft - Offenhauser - 0 - - - - - - 0 0
Kuzma - Offenhauser - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Lesovsky - Offenhauser - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Moore - Offenhauser - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Phillips - Offenhauser - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Sutton - Offenhauser - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Watson - Offenhauser - 0 - - - - - - - 0
Cooper - OSCA - - - - - - - - 0 0

Points System

Total Races Races Counted Towards WC Points AllocationNotes
9 5 Top 5 (8,6,4,3,2). Fastest Lap (1)Only the highest-scoring driver for each constructor at each race were counted towards the Constructors' Championship. Best 5 scores were counted towards Drivers' and Constructors' Championship. The point for fastest lap was only awarded to drivers, not constructors. Indianapolis points were excluded from the Constructors' Championship.