The factory Ferraris at Monza in 1958. Car #14 had disc brakes and was the first racer from Maranello to feature them after Enzo himself refused to follow the trend of other racers.
The Manufacturers' Cup section was begun officially in 1958, although it had been unofficially calculated for some years. First recipient was Vanwall in one of the rare years when the make of car used by the world champion driver didn't also win this new section. The only other occasion, in fact, was 1973 when Tyrrell driver Jackie Stewart was world champion yet Lotus took the Manufacturers' Cup thanks to the efforts of Fittipaldi and Peterson.
Mike Hawthorn became the first British World Champion in 1958 after a season-long battle with Moss. The gap at the end was a mere point. Hawthorn had only one win to his credit that year, but he had collected many points by obtaining place results, whereas Moss garnered four victories and only one place result. The final two years of the 2½
-liter formula saw Australian Jack Brabham
take the title. The Moroccan Grand Prix was run once, in 1958, while the Portuguese Grand Prix was held in 1958, 1959 and 1960.