The 1st RedeX Trophy was a Formula Two motor race held on 12 September 1953 at Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk. The race was run over 10 laps, and was won by British driver Eric Thompson in a Connaught Type A-Lea Francis, setting fastest lap in the process. Peter Whitehead in a Cooper T24-Alta was second and Les Leston in a Cooper T18-JAP was third.[1][2]

1953 RedeX Trophy
Race details
Date 12 September 1953
Official name I RedeX Trophy
Location Snetterton Circuit, Norfolk
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.362 km (2.710 mi)
Distance 10 laps, 43.616 km (27.102 mi)
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Eric Thompson Connaught-Lea Francis
Time 1:52.6
First Connaught-Lea Francis
Second Cooper-Alta
Third Cooper-JAP


Pos. No. Driver Entrant Car Time/Ret.
1 1   Eric Thompson R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Connaught Type A-Lea Francis 19:00.0; 137.22kph
2 34   Peter Whitehead Atlantic Stable Cooper T24-Alta +3.8s
3 10   Les Leston Les Leston Cooper T18-JAP +4.2s
4 96   Cliff Davis Cliff Davis Tojeiro-Frazer Nash 10 laps
Ret 100   Tony Crook A. Crook Cooper T20-Bristol
Ret 86   Hon. Edward Greenall Hon. Edward Greenall Cooper T18-JAP
Ret 4   Guy Jason-Henry Ecurie Brittanique Connaught Type A-Lea Francis
Ret 9   Keith Hall Border Reivers Cooper T20-Bristol
DNS 14   Brian Naylor Brian Naylor Alta-Bristol Accident in practice
DNA 6   Jimmy Somervail Border Reivers Cooper T20-Bristol
DNA 7   Jock McBain Border Reivers Cooper T20-Bristol
DNA 8   Paul Emery Emeryson Cars Emeryson-Aston Martin
DNA 78   Ben Wyatt Ben Wyatt Frazer Nash FN48
DNA 93   Bernie Ecclestone Bernie Ecclestone Cooper T20-Bristol
DNA 103   D. Brown D. Brown Frazer Nash Le Mans Replica


  1. ^ "1953 Non-World Championship Grands Prix". Retrieved 2022-07-31.
  2. ^ "I RedeX Trophy 1953". Retrieved 2022-07-31.

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