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1954 I Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race

The 1st Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race was the first Cornwall MRC motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 7 June 1954 at the Davidstow Circuit, Cornwall. The race was run over 20 laps of the little circuit, and was won by British driver John Riseley-Prichard in a Connaught Type A.

1954 (I) Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race
Non-championship race in the 1954 Formula One season
Race details
Date 7 June 1954
Official name I Cornwall MRC Formula 1 Race
Location Davidstow Circuit, Davidstow, Cornwall
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 2.973 km (1.8475 mi)
Distance 20 laps, 59.46 km (36.95 mi)
Weather Wet
Pole position
Driver Connaught-Lea Francis
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom John Riseley-Prichard Connaught-Lea Francis
Time 1:27.7
First Connaught-Lea Francis
Second Cooper-Bristol
Third HWM-Alta

This was the first of three Formula One races held in Cornwall during 1954 and 1955, and was the first Formula One event to include a Kieft on the grid, driven by Horace Gould.[1]

Gould later caused the entire meeting to be ended prematurely when he crashed his car transporter (a converted double-decker bus) into a footbridge, bringing it down on to the track.[1]


Pos Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1   John Riseley-Prichard J. Riseley-Prichard Connaught-Lea Francis 29:54.9 1
2   Jack Walton J.H. Walton Cooper-Bristol 4
3   Anthony Brooke A. Brooke HWM-Alta 7
4   Tom Kyffin Equipe Devone Cooper-Bristol 6
Ret   Charles Boulton C.D. Boulton Connaught-Lea Francis 5
Ret   Horace Gould H.H. Gould Kieft-Bristol Engine 3
Ret   Leslie Marr L. Marr Connaught-Lea Francis Accident 2
DNA   R. E. Dixon J.H. Walton Frazer Nash-BMW
DNA   Dick Gibson R. Gibson Cooper-Bristol
DNA   David Watts Equipe Devone Cooper-Bristol


  1. ^ a b "Davidstow", Peter Tutthill, 1996.
  • Race results at [1]

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