Bruce McLaren drives a Cooper-Climax to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires.
Bruce McLaren drove a Cooper-Climax to victory in the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires. McLaren won from way back in the 13th spot on the grid, Cliff Allison finished 2nd in a Ferrari, 26 seconds back. Moss retired his own car from the lead on lap 42 with broken suspension. Later in the race he took over Trintignant's car and moved up through the field to finish third, ahead of Menditeguy, von Trips and Ireland. The race's moral victor was Jo Bonnier (BRM Type 25), who, after the retirement of Moss, established a lead of over a lap on the rest of the field, but suffered engine problems with twelve laps to go and eventually struggled home 7th.