31/1/1960

Buenos Aires 1000 Kilometers won by Phil Hill and Cliff Allison in Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa

Buenos Aires, Argentina. Phil Hill and Cliff Allison teamed in a 250 Testa Rossa to lead Ferrari to another 1-2 victory in the 'Buenos Aires 1000 Kilometers' World Sports Car Championship race. Richie Ginther and Wolfgang von Trips placed second in another Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa. Dan Gurney and Masten Gregory led the first 32 laps and turned the fastest race lap driving a 2.8 liter 'Birdcage' Maserati Tipo 61 entered by "Lucky" Casner. Though no match for the Ferraris, the Porsche RSK entries performed well with Jo Bonnier and Graham Hill finishing third. For the third time, the race was marred by a fatal accident, this time when the Porsche RSK of American driver Harry Blanchard rolled and caught fire.

Jim Thurman

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