- Dutch Grand Prix 1958
Moss wins as British manufacturers dominateMartin Williamson May 26, 1958
Vanwall was slowly getting used to the new fuel regulations and that helped Stirling Moss win the Dutch Grand Prix, his second victory of the season - the first in Argentina had been in a Cooper-Climax. It was also the third consecutive grand prix won by a British manufacturer.
It was a good weekend for Vanwall as rising star Stuart Lewis-Evans - team boss Tony Vandervell's favourite driver - stormed to his first pole but in the race itself once more he and team-mate Tony Brooks were forced to retire.
Moss, the team's third driver, had no such mechanical gremlins and eased victory over the BRMs of Jean Behra and Harry Schell and the Cooper of Roy Salvadori as the British constructors filled the first four places. With Cliff Allison's Lotus in sixth, only the Ferrari of another British driver, Mike Hawthorn, prevented a total shut-out.
Not only had Vanwall won but the British Racing Motors project funded by British industry, including in its early days Vandervell, was finally coming good after almost a decade of endeavour.
Martin Williamson is managing editor of digital media ESPN EMEA