Mike Hawthorn (Ferrari) became the 1958 Formula One World Champion.
This season is often regarded as one of the more unjust World Championship results.
Although Stirling Moss won four races for Vanwall, he was denied the championship once again in a final-round decider in Casablanca (picture below).
Countryman Mike Hawthorn only won once but he snatched the title by a single point and immediately announced his retirement from the sport.
“The question why did you retire is a much nicer one than why don’t you retire.” Mike Hawthorn
Sadly, Hawthorn would die in a road accident outside Guildford within months of his greatest triumph.