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#1 Amority

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 16:29

Tell me somehting:)
On what year became the first individual F1 championship win on the Dunlop tyres?


This is Bertrand Gachot. On what year that picture made and what car is that?
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#2 WGD706

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 17:08

Tere!
Car is a Jordan-Ford in 1991, sometime prior to the Belgian GP when Gachot was jailed on an assault charge.

Dunlop first became involved in motor racing as a partner of the Vanwall team in 1958,when they won six of the nine rounds of the World Championship it contested. Moss and Brooks won three apiece and the team won the first ever-held Constructors' Championship. I believe the first win came at the Dutch GP held at Zandvoort on May 26, 1958.
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#3 oldtimer

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 19:13

Was Moss on Dunlops in the 1958 Argentinian GP?

#4 WGD706

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 19:23

Moss was driving Rob Walker's Cooper-Climax 43 and the win in Argentina in 1958 was the first for the Cooper Car Company in the World Championship and the first win for a rear-engined car since the AutoUnions of the 1930s. But from what I read, Dunlop didn't get involved with GP racing until they formed a partnership with Vanwall that same year.

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 19:42

Moss was on Continental tyres in the Walker Cooper - Argentine GP 1958. Rob ran Contis to wind-up Dunlop because they were not being terribly helpful to him. When Stirl won it was everybody's birthday...apart from Dunlop's.

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#6 oldtimer

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 20:47

And Monaco, 1958?

#7 scheivlak

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 20:51

Originally posted by oldtimer
And Monaco, 1958?


According to Forix, Maurice was on Dunlops!
On May 18, 1958....

#8 WGD706

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Posted 22 September 2002 - 21:15

I stand corrected!
A source that I read (http://www.grandprix...pe/tir-002.html) shows that Dunlop's first win was with Vanwall/Moss at the Dutch GP in '58. "The company first became involved in motor racing as a partner of the Vanwall team in 1958". I assumed Dunlop's first win came with Vanwall.
Forix shows Monaco/Trintignant/Cooper T45 winning with Dunlops.