Two races to go and all was to play for. Mike Hawthorn in his Ferrari had a five point lead over Moss in his Vanwall for the Drivers’ Championship. However, just like 1957, the front row of the grid on 7 September 1958 saw all three Vanwalls lined up, with a solitary Ferrari (Hawthorn) to keep them company. Poised behind in the second row lay the other three Ferrari.
Green vs Red; Britain vs ItalyMonza was to prove to be one of Tony Brooks’ great drives. Hawthorn had taken the lead mid race but the steady power of Brooks’ very quick Vanwall meant that in Lap 60, Brooks passed Hawthorn right in front of the grandstands.Brooks secured a great Vanwall victory at the home of the Italians. For the second year running.The stage was set for an epic final duel in Casablanca.🇮🇹 ITALIAN GRAND PRIX September 7 1958 Monza, Italy 252 miles, 70 Laps (3.6 mile circuit)WINNING DRIVER: 🏁🇬🇧 Tony Brooks, Vanwall, VW5 2h 3m 47.8sec, 121.67 mph2ND PLACE: 🔥 Mike Hawthorn, Ferrari 2h 4m 12.0sec3RD PLACE: 🔥 Phil Hill, Ferrari 2h 4m 16.1secFASTEST LAP: 🔥 Phil Hill, Ferrari Lap 26, 1m 42.9sec, 125.01 mphQUALIFYING TIMES: 🔥 Pole Position: Stirling Moss, Vanwall, 1m 40.5sec 🔥 2nd on the grid: Tony Brooks, Vanwall, 1m 41.4sec 🔥 3rd on the grid: Mike Hawthorn, Ferrari, 1m 41.8sec