Aston Martin DBR1 n.5 winner 24 Hours of Le Mans 1959

ASTON MARTIN DBR1 n.5

HISTORY

The Aston Martin DBR1 n.5 is the winning car of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959. The car was designed by Ted Cutting in 1956, in the first years of the race had many difficulties in reliability, but in 1959 the British manufacturer obtained the his revenge.

Salvadori and Shelby won the 1959 Le Mans 24 Hours with the Aston Martin DBR1 n.5, for the team run by Parnell was the first and only victory at Le Mans.
On the podium came, second the Aston Martin DBR1 n.6 of Trintignant and Frere with a gap of one lap, while in third place the Ferrari 250 GT n.11 of Beurlys and Elde of the team Equipe Nationale Belge with a gap of twentysix laps. The two Aston Martin DBR1 were the only cars in the S-3000 category to finish the race, the Aston by Moss and Fairman, the Ferraris and the Jaguars had reliability problems.
At the end of the season, the British manufacturer also won the Protorepi Sport World Championship thanks to victories in the 1000 km of the Nurburgring and in Le Mans.

CHASSIS

Aston Martin DBR1
Alluminium body on multi tubular spaceframe
Length: 4026 mm
Width: 1626 mm
Height: 978 mm
Brakes: Girling discs, all round
Tyres: Avon

ENGINE

Aston Martin 2992 cc 6 cylinders in line
Power: 189 kW
Location: Front, longitudinally mounted
Drive Type: Rear wheel drive.
Transmission: David Brown CG537 five speed manual
Tank Capacity: 180 lt
Fuel Type: Petrol

RESULT

Winner 24 hours of Le Mans 1959 with drivers Carroll Shelby, Roy Salvadori
Race winner: 1000 km of Nurburgring with drivers Moss, Fairman

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