1956 BRDC International Trophy

The 8th BRDC International Trophy was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 5 May 1956 at Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire. The race was run over 60 laps, and was won by a lap by British driver Stirling Moss in a Vanwall. Moss also took pole, and shared fastest lap with BRM driver Mike Hawthorn.

1956 BRDC International Trophy
Non-championship race in the 1956 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 5 May 1956
Official name VIII BRDC International Trophy
Location Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.71 km (2.93 miles)
Distance 60 laps, 282.60 km (175.59 miles)
Pole position
Driver Vanwall
Time 1:42
Fastest lap
Drivers United Kingdom Mike Hawthorn BRM
Fastest lap United Kingdom Stirling Moss Vanwall
Time 1:43
Podium
First Vanwall
Second Connaught Type B
Third Connaught Type B

ResultsEdit

Pos. No. Driver Entrant Car Time/Retired Grid
1 3   Stirling Moss Vandervell Products Vanwall 1h44m53, 161.70 km/h 1
2 5   Archie Scott-Brown Connaught Engineering Connaught Type B-Alta 59 laps 7
3 6   Desmond Titterington Connaught Engineering Connaught Type B-Alta 57 laps 8
4 25   Bob Gerard Bob Gerard Racing Cooper T23-Bristol 56 laps 6
5 11   Hermano da Silva Ramos Equipe Gordini Gordini Type 16 56 laps 12
6 12   Louis Rosier Ecurie Rosier Maserati 250F 54 laps 19
7 20   Piero Scotti Connaught Engineering Connaught Type B-Alta 53 laps 15
8 22   Dick Gibson Dick Gibson Connaught Type A-Lea Francis 48 laps 17
9 15   Roy Salvadori Gilby Engineering Maserati 250F 47 laps 6
10 23   Bill Holt Bill Holt Connaught Type A-Lea Francis 47 laps 18
DSQ 16   Jack Brabham J.A. Brabham Maserati 250F 37 laps - oil leak 14
Ret 24   John Young John Young Connaught Type A-Lea Francis 39 laps - engine 16
Ret 10   André Pilette Equipe Gordini Gordini Type 32 37 laps 13
Ret 2   Peter Collins
  Juan Manuel Fangio
Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari D50 27 laps - clutch 5
Ret 19   Mike Oliver Connaught Engineering Connaught Type B-Alta 24 laps - accident 21
Ret 1   Juan Manuel Fangio Scuderia Ferrari Lancia-Ferrari D50 20 laps - clutch 3
Ret 7   Jack Fairman Connaught Engineering Connaught Type B-Alta 19 laps - engine 9
Ret 4   Harry Schell Vandervell Products Vanwall 19 laps - fuel pipe 2
Ret 9   Mike Hawthorn Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 13 laps - magneto 4
Ret 17   Reg Parnell R.R.C. Walker Racing Team Connaught Type B-Alta 0 laps - gearbox 10
DNS 21   Bruce Halford Bruce Halford Maserati 250F 20
DNS 26   Jock Somervail Alastair Birrell Cooper T20-Bristol
DNA 3   Maurice Trintignant Vandervell Products Vanwall
DNA 14   Ken Wharton Ecurie Rosier Ferrari 500
DNA 18   Stirling Moss Stirling Moss Ltd Maserati 250F Drove car #3
DNA 19   Luigi Piotti Luigi Piotti Maserati 250F
DNA 19   John Coombs John Coombs Connaught Type A-Lea Francis
DNA 19   Alastair Birrell Alastair Birrell Cooper T20-Bristol

ReferencesEdit

  • "1956 International Trophy Results". Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 2019-12-18.
  • "1956 Non-World Championship Grands Prix". silhouet.com. Retrieved 2019-12-18.
  • "VIII B.R.D.C. Daily Express International Trophy 1956". the-fastlane.co.uk. Retrieved 2019-12-18.


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