1955 Daily Telegraph Trophy

The 2nd Daily Telegraph Trophy was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 3 September 1955 at Aintree Circuit, Merseyside. The race was run over 17 laps, and was won by British driver Roy Salvadori in a Maserati 250F. Salvadori also set fastest lap, and Stirling Moss was on pole position in a 250F but retired with engine problems. Bob Gerard was second in a Cooper T23-Bristol and Horace Gould third in another 250F.[1][2]

1955 Daily Telegraph Trophy
Non-championship race in the 1955 Formula One season
Circuit Aintree.svg
Race details
Date 3 September 1955
Official name II Daily Telegraph Trophy
Location Aintree Circuit, Merseyside
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.81 km (3.00 miles)
Distance 17 laps, 81.80 km (51.00 miles)
Pole position
Driver Maserati
Time 2:06.4
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Maserati
Time 2:05.2
First Maserati
Second Cooper-Bristol
Third Maserati

This was the first race for the BRM P25. It only managed a few laps in practice before oil leaking onto the tyres caused driver Peter Collins to spin off and damage the car.


Pos. No. Driver Entrant Car Time/Retired Grid
1 5   Roy Salvadori Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F 36:33.0, 83.72mph 2
2 10   Bob Gerard F.R. Gerard Cooper T23-Bristol +15.2s 4
3 4   Horace Gould Gould's Garage (Bristol) Maserati 250F +25.6s 3
4 17   Tony Brooks Equipe Endeavour Connaught Type A-Lea Francis +1:57.4 7
5 18   John Young J.A. Young Connaught Type A-Lea Francis +2:14.6 12
6 2   Reg Parnell Connaught Engineering Connaught Type B-Alta +1 lap 5
7 19   Bill Holt E.W. Holt Connaught Type A-Lea Francis +1 lap 10
8 11   Bruce Halford Equipe Devone Cooper T23-Bristol +1 lap 9
9 14   Alastair Birrell A.W. Birrell Cooper T20-Bristol +1 lap 14
10 12   Tom Kyffin Equipe Devone Cooper T23-Bristol 19
Ret 7   Stirling Moss Stirling Moss Ltd. Maserati 250F 13 laps, engine 1
Ret 21   Horace Richards H.A. Richards HAR-Riley 9 laps 17
Ret 6   Louis Rosier Ecurie Rosier Maserati 250F 8 laps, clutch 6
Ret 8   Paul Emery Emeryson Cars Emeryson Mk.1-Alta 7 laps, oil pressure 15
Ret 20   Dick Gibson R. Gibson Connaught Type A-Lea Francis 3 laps, oil pressure 18
Ret 1   Jack Fairman Connaught Engineering Connaught Type B-Alta 2 laps, crash 8
Ret 15   Jimmy Somervail Border Reivers Cooper T20-Bristol 0 laps, crash 13
DNS 9   Peter Collins Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 Crashed in practice 16
DNA 3   Michael Young Roebuck Engineering Connaught Type A-Alta -
DNA 16   Charles Boulton Ecurie Ane Connaught Type A-Lea Francis -


  1. ^ "1955 Aintree F1". Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 2022-05-04.
  2. ^ "1955 Non-World Championship Grands Prix". silhouet.com. Retrieved 2022-05-04.

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