1950 BRDC International Trophy

The 2nd BRDC International Trophy meeting – formally the International Daily Express Trophy – was held on 26 August 1950 at the Silverstone Circuit, England. The race was run to Formula One regulations, and was held over two heats of 15 laps each, followed by a final race of 35 laps. Italian driver Nino Farina emerged the winner, in an Alfa Romeo 158, repeating his victory from the 1950 British Grand Prix, held at the same circuit in May. He beat his Argentine team-mate Juan Manuel Fangio, and British driver Peter Whitehead in a Ferrari. Other notable entrants were the two BRM V16 cars entered for Raymond Sommer, Peter Walker, Raymond Mays and Reg Parnell. However, their legendary lack of reliability resulted in neither car completing a lap in anger.

1950 BRDC International Trophy
Non-championship race in the 1950 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 26 August 1950
Official name International Daily Express Trophy
Location Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.649 km (2.888 mi)
Distance 35 laps, 162.716 km (101.106,8 mi)
Pole position
Driver Alfa Romeo
Fastest lap
Drivers Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo
Fastest lap Italy Nino Farina Alfa Romeo
Time 1:52.0
Podium
First Alfa Romeo
Second Alfa Romeo
Third Ferrari

ResultsEdit

Final – 35 LapsEdit

Pos Driver Chassis Engine Laps Time/Ret.
1   Nino Farina Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo 35 1:07:17.0
2   Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 158 Alfa Romeo 35 + 10.4s
3   Peter Whitehead Ferrari 125 Ferrari 35 + 1:04.4
4   Cuth Harrison ERA B ERA 35 + 1:05.0
5   Brian Shawe-Taylor ERA B ERA 34 + 1 lap
6   Stirling Moss HWM Alta 34 + 1 lap
7   Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 34 + 1 lap
8   Louis Chiron Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati 33 + 2 laps
9   Bob Gerard ERA B ERA 32 accident
10   David Hampshire Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati 32 + 3 laps
11   Pierre Levegh Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 32 + 3 laps
12   Philip Fotheringham-Parker Maserati 6CM Maserati 32 + 3 laps
13   Geoff Richardson RRA RRA 31 + 4 laps
NC   Gordon Watson Alta F2 Alta 30 + 5 laps
Ret   Fergus Anderson HWM HWM 28 Gearbox
Ret   Colin Murray Maserati 6CL Maserati 13 ?
Ret   Reg Parnell Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati 9 Engine
Ret   David Murray Maserati 4CLT-48 Maserati 2 Oil pipe
Ret   Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago T26C Talbot 2 Rear axle

Heats – 15 LapsEdit

(Note: Drivers indicated in bold qualified for the final)

Heat 1
Pos Driver Constructor Laps Time/Ret.
1   Nino Farina Alfa Romeo 15 28:53
2   Reg Parnell Maserati 15 + 29s
3   Peter Whitehead Ferrari 15 + 31s
4   Cuth Harrison ERA 15 + 33s
5   Philippe Étancelin Talbot-Lago 15 + 56s
6   Pierre Levegh Talbot-Lago 14 + 1 lap
7   Fergus Anderson HWM 14 + 1 lap
8   Philip Fotheringham-Parker Maserati 14 + 1 lap
9   Colin Murray Maserati 13 + 2 laps
NC   Geoff Richardson RRA 12 + 3 laps
Ret   Tony Rolt Delage 15S8 ? Gearbox
Ret   Archie Butterworth AJB-Steyr 1 Crankshaft
Heat 2
Pos Driver Constructor Laps Time/Ret.
1   Juan Manuel Fangio Alfa Romeo 15 33:53
2   Brian Shawe-Taylor ERA 15 + 32s
3   Bob Gerard ERA 15 + 1:27
4   David Hampshire Maserati 14 + 1 lap
5   David Murray Maserati 14 + 1 lap
6   Gordon Watson Alta 14 + 1 lap
7   Louis Chiron Maserati 14 + 1 lap
8   Yves Giraud-Cabantous Talbot-Lago 14 + 1 lap
9   Stirling Moss HWM 14 + 1 lap
Ret   Joe Kelly Alta GP ? DNF
Ret   Alberto Ascari Ferrari 125 7 Spin
Ret   Leslie Brooke Maserati 4CLT-48 6 Accident
Ret   Michael Chorlton Bugatti T51A 4 Valve
Ret   Johnny Claes Talbot-Lago T26C 1 Spin
Ret   Raymond Sommer BRM P15 1 Transmission

ReferencesEdit

  • "II BRDC International Trophy". GEL Motorsport Archive. Retrieved 2007-06-22.


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