1959 BRDC International Trophy

The 11th BRDC International Trophy was a motor race, run to Formula One rules, held on 2 May 1959 at the Silverstone Circuit, England. The race was run over 50 laps of the Grand Prix circuit, and was won by Australian driver Jack Brabham in a Cooper T51.

1959 BRDC International Trophy
Non-championship race in the 1959 Formula One season
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Race details
Date 2 May 1959
Official name XI BRDC International Trophy
Location Silverstone Circuit, Northamptonshire
Course Permanent racing facility
Course length 4.714 km (2.93 miles)
Distance 50 laps, 235.7 km (146.5 miles)
Pole position
Driver BRM
Time 1:39.2
Fastest lap
Driver United Kingdom Roy Salvadori Aston Martin
Time 1:40.0
Podium
First Cooper-Climax
Second Aston Martin
Third BRM

The race marked the debut of Aston Martin's entry into Formula One motor racing. Both cars performed well, placing third and sixth in practice, and Roy Salvadori achieved fastest lap on his way to second place. However, their performance flattered to deceive, and they were never as competitive again.

The field also included several Formula Two cars, highest finisher being Jim Russell in a Cooper T45.

ResultsEdit

Note: a blue background indicates a car running under Formula 2 regulations.

Pos No. Driver Entrant Constructor Time/Retired Grid
1 3   Jack Brabham Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T51 1h25m28.6, 165.34 km/h 4
2 1   Roy Salvadori David Brown Corporation Aston Martin DBR4/250 1h25m46.2 (+15.6s) 3
3 6   Ron Flockhart Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 1h25m53.2 (+24.6s) 5
4 9   Phil Hill Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Dino 246/59 49 laps 10
5 5   Jack Fairman High Efficiency Motors Cooper-Climax T45 49 laps 8
6 2   Carroll Shelby David Brown Corporation Aston Martin DBR4/250 48 laps - lubrication 6
7 21   Jim Russell Jim Russell Cooper-Climax T45 48 laps 12
8 26   Ivor Bueb British Racing Partnership Cooper-Borgward T51 48 laps 17
9 4   Ian Burgess High Efficiency Motors Cooper-Climax T43 48 laps 15
10 19   Tony Marsh Tony Marsh Cooper-Climax T45 48 laps 16
11 24   Innes Ireland Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 16 48 laps 14
12 23   Bill Moss United Racing Stable Cooper-Climax T51 46 laps 20
13 22   Tim Parnell Tim Parnell Cooper-Climax T45 46 laps 21
14 18   Mike Taylor Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T51 45 laps 11
NC 12   Pete Lovely Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 16 44 laps 7
Ret 10   Brian Naylor JB Naylor JBW-Maserati 41 laps - gearbox no time
Ret 14   Maria Teresa de Filippis Scuderia Ugolini Maserati 250F 40 laps - transmission 23
Ret 19   Bruce McLaren Cooper Car Company Cooper-Climax T45 39 laps - transmission 13
Ret 8   Tony Brooks Scuderia Ferrari Ferrari Dino 246 29 laps - valve 2
Ret 17   Hermano da Silva Ramos Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F 16 laps - gearbox 19
Ret 11   Graham Hill Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 16 9 laps - brake pipe 9
Ret 15   Giorgio Scarlatti Scuderia Ugolini Maserati 250F 5 laps - split tank 18
Ret 7   Stirling Moss Owen Racing Organisation BRM P25 3 laps - brakes 1
DNS 16   Hans Herrmann Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F - 22
DNA 25   Alan Stacey Team Lotus Lotus-Climax 16 car not ready -

ReferencesEdit

  • "1959 International Trophy Results". Motor Sport Magazine. Retrieved 2019-12-10.
  • "1959 Non-World Championship Grands Prix". silhouet.com. Retrieved 2019-12-10.


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