Cooper T43

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A Cooper T43 in Formula Two form

The Cooper T43 was a Formula One and Formula Two racing car designed and built by Cooper Car Company for the 1957 Formula One season, first appearing at the 1957 Monaco Grand Prix in a works car for Jack Brabham. The T43 earned a significant place in motor racing history when Stirling Moss drove a Rob Walker Racing Team T43 to win the 1958 Argentine Grand Prix, the first World Drivers' Championship win for a mid-engined car. Despite this achievement, the car was superseded almost immediately by the T45, the T43's last appearance in a World Championship event was the 1960 Italian Grand Prix.

Complete Formula One World Championship results[edit]

(key) (results in bold indicate pole position, results in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Engine Tyres Drivers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Points WCC
1957 Cooper Car Company Climax FPF 2.0 L4 D
A
ARG MON 500 FRA GBR GER PES ITA n/a1 n/a1
Jack Brabham 6 7/
Ret2
7
Les Leston DNQ
Mike MacDowel 72
Roy Salvadori 5 Ret
Climax FPF 1.5 L4 Ret3
Rob Walker Racing Team Jack Brabham Ret3
Climax FPF 2.0 L4 Ret
J B Naylor Climax FPF 1.5 L4 Brian Naylor 133
Ridgeway Managements Tony Marsh 153
R Gibson Dick Gibson Ret3
1958 Rob Walker Racing Team Climax FPF 2.0 L4 C
D
ARG MON NED 500 BEL FRA GBR GER POR ITA MOR 314 3rd4
Stirling Moss 1
Ron Flockhart DNQ
Maurice Trintignant 8 8
Climax FPF 1.5 L4 François Picard 73
High Efficiency Motors Ian Burgess 73
R Gibson Dick Gibson Ret3
Ecurie Eperon d'Or Christian Goethals Ret3
Scuderia Centro Sud Wolfgang Seidel Ret3
1959 B.C. Ecclestone Climax FPF 2.5 L4 D MON 500 NED FRA GBR GER POR ITA USA 405 1st5
Brian Whitehouse DNA
OSCA Automobili OSCA Tipo 372 2.0 L4 Alejandro de Tomaso Ret 0 -
1960 Scuderia Colonia Climax FPF 1.5 L4 D ARG MON 500 NED BEL FRA GBR POR ITA USA 48 (58)6 1st6
Piero Drogo 8
Equipe Prideaux/Dick Gibson Vic Wilson Ret

^1 The World Constructors' Championship was not awarded before 1958.
^2 Shared drive.
^3 No points scored by the T43 as it was run in a Formula Two Category.
^4 Points also scored by the Cooper T44 and Cooper T45.
^5 Points also scored by the Cooper T51.
^6 Points also scored by the Cooper T51 and Cooper T53.


See also[edit]

The first true Formula One Coopers

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