Top 10 Formula 1 Season Openers

2. Monaco 1959 – The Cooper rear-engine revolution and Brabham’s first win

During the 1950s, front-engined grand prix cars had been universal, but for the 1959 season opener in Monte Carlo, the British Cooper cars were radically different. They had their engines at the back, and the new layout proved its worth as Australian Jack Brabham won his first race on his way to three World Championships. It was also the first win for Cooper, who went on to win the 1959 manufacturers’ title.

Source – British Pathe

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